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On a more positive note, it looks like both Borneo and Peru are happening.
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I want an emote for this that we don't have. The emote for "knowing you are terrible makes you potentially good on a level that those who know that they are good can never attain".
I am SO stealing that to justify the requirements of my new job description.
Might even fool Jesus.
Sadly, the argument is going in the direction of "reality is only perception" and "conciousness is not a physical aspect".
Right this minute, I'd like to feed fuckers like that into the choppy grindy burny machine.
Which is actually a thing.
You are so much more amusing than the Philosophy 101 I'm dealing with.
"Physics is the science of how matter and energy interact. That speaks very little to consciousness, and is still reductionist/rationalist/materialist, which speak even less to consciousness. The physical world (I still don't like calling it "world") may be amplitudes in configuration space as far as you and physics are concerned, but consciousness isn't. Ergo, if your reality is physical in nature, consciousness cannot be reality."
Ugh. Arguing with a Jungian on FB about Quantum Physics. Why do I do this?
Lol, this topic got me pondering homeopathy again. While this doesn't validate the "woo" culture around things like homeopathy, if you cut out the "dilute it till you can't measure the substance anymore" shtick, some applications might trigger the olfactory cells in our skin (which cause subconscious chemical-cascade changes in the body):
Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universitšt Bochum have discovered. Their data indicate that the cell proliferation increases and wound healing improves if those receptors are activated. This mechanism constitutes a possible starting point for new drugs and cosmetics. The team headed by Dr Daniela Busse and Prof Dr Dr Dr med habil Hanns Hatt from the Department for Cellphysiology published their report in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.