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Messages - Nephew Twiddleton

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Would what Shandor suggests even result in a single race? With the distance involved across the globe, along with certain areas being less accessible wouldn’t there always be certain variations?

Yep. Some people would still be lighter skinned, some people would still be darker skinned.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:00:30 pm »
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

Also, he's playing bass in a pretty great protest band.

 8)

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:38:11 am »
I've started writing again and it feels really goddam good.

And me and the wife are looking at buying a place. So... things.

What are you working on?

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:37:27 am »
I taught me first lab section yesterday

Oh right. In my absence I graduated college, got into grad school, got engaged, got laid off the week before school but that's ok because they're giving me great severance, school's paying me better and I'm too busy regardless

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:35:11 am »
Jeez Faust, he's a double amputee.  He's going to need assistance to get down off that soapbox.

Tell him to call his carer to help him down off that soapbox.

Whenever Cain gets horrible I feel as if I have been demoted from "Jesus" to "John the Baptist."

 :lulz:

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Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:31:46 am »
I figured if I end up joining a church again it would probably be UU. I might be getting married in a UU church. We booked something else but Villager is entertaining the idea

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Hi! I'm mortality, nice to meet you.
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:12:07 pm »
 :lulz:

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:37:04 pm »
I think they'd have a lot less problems if they stopped calling it a chicken.


kind of a 'ship of theseus' question here - how much DNA can you swap out and still call it a chicken?



but I guess we want gene-hacked people to still be human, so maybe it's better to think of it as a mutant-chicken than as something new

learning important lessons from prometheus here

It comes down to "what is the essential object of a chicken?"  The purpose of a chicken is to be fried and eaten.  Can this monster chicken be eaten?  If it can, then it is a chicken with dentures.  If it cannot, then it is an abomination that should be released into the MBTA station at 5 PM.

I approve of this!

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:36:16 pm »
I think they'd have a lot less problems if they stopped calling it a chicken.


kind of a 'ship of theseus' question here - how much DNA can you swap out and still call it a chicken?



but I guess we want gene-hacked people to still be human, so maybe it's better to think of it as a mutant-chicken than as something new

learning important lessons from prometheus here

If it is still interfertile with chickens and the resulting offspring are also capable of breeding with chickens, it's a chicken under Biological Species Concept.

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High Weirdness / Re: Chicken grows face of dinosaur
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:33:02 pm »
Why do they need "ethical approval" to hatch it? In general it's always more ethical to nurture an organism than to destroy it, with the only clear exceptions being pathogenic organisms, parasites, and fascists.

Yes, in general. That's the key phrase there. This doesn't fall under general, this is an unusual.

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I had a thought. From what I have read esoterics wise, people go through stages. Barbarism, culture, civilization, and I forgot the next one. I was wondering if there is anything in the mystery religious discussing why we incarnate in a given racial avatar and whether it indicates anything on which stage a person is on?

I ask because each race has it's average intelligence and wonder if any of it was related. This post is in no way meant to be racist or any crap like that. It is an honest question.

Now that I typed that, I recall each race is from somewhere else, and Earth is the dumping ground.  Any info on any of this? Thanks!

The only correlation between Race and IQ that's been determined is actually a correlation between socioeconomic status and IQ. Studies indicating a correlation between Race and IQ didn't account for differences in socioeconomic status, which have been found to be highly connected to IQ and Race, separately. IQ is determined by a vast and complex interplay between environment, genes, and several areas of psychology and neurological development.

Also, not a single person on this planet has left the Barbarism stage by any stretch of the imagination, and the meat sack we're "blessed" with is a demonstration of the fact that we're still in the stage of Barbarism. Our skin color and other racial characteristics are derived directly by genes that have been co-written by the elaborate relationship between genes, environmental factors, and randomization that we call Evolution.



Not the magickal answer you were looking for? Too bad. No refunds.

I have to respectfully disagree. I have been studying this stuff long enough and from what I gather is that everyone is at a different stage. Most still in Barbarism but there are many that are past it. Burning witches and slaughtering villages was the barbarism stage which many are past, I believe. :) To each their own. Thanks for the reply! :)

Garbage in, garbage out

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Apple Talk / Re: Sooooooo...
« on: January 28, 2018, 04:35:58 am »
Jesus had some pretty explicit anti-divorce shit I am not here for.

If memory serves (and I could well be wrong), the rationale behind the anti-divorce stuff is because of the societal realities of that time, place, and culture, where by and large men would initiate divorce and the divorced women would end up destitute and homeless. It seems fucked up from our perspective but put in context, it was more a way to prevent women from getting fucked over by dudes who wanted to trade in for something newer.

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Discordianism is the sound of 3 hands clapping

Discordianism is the Back Hand Path. Don't misunderstand this as meaning that it hits you with the back of the hand, it hits you with the hand growing out of your back

Discordianism doesn't stand compared to anything, it lies supine on a rocket powered unicycle and hopes neither for the best or the worst, but for the messiest

Discordianism is the snack that smiles back until it bites your head off

Discordianism is what happens when you look into a scrying glass, only to find out that what you see is the observer

Discordianism is the forkful of salt that quenches your thirst

Discordianism is that joyous state of being where it's too cold to go without a blanket, but the blanket makes you uncomfortably warm

Discordianism is a little tweeting bird chirping in a meadow. Discordia is a wreath of pretty flowers which smell bad

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Apple Talk / Re: Help me get banned! Win prizes!
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:50:33 am »
The forum is a mirror



but not like how the Principia is a mirror


the forum is more like one of those mirrors you put in a bird cage so the bird thinks she's socializing


except the bird is a bonobo

:spittake:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Hi! I'm mortality, nice to meet you.
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:37:02 am »
I motorized a fidget spinner, for efficiency's sake.

I should go back and work on it, so that it lasts longer than I do.  And that's all the "eternity" any of you fuckos will ever need...The knowledge that a tiny monument to stupidity will outlive you.

Just out of curiosity.. how did the thought to motorize a fidget spinner occur to you?

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