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From what I've seen, voices depend upon biographical experience. But what is biographical experience after all? Family interactions, the oh-so-broad term "experiences", and yes, of course, local culture.

So, i dont know, its nice validation that the schizophrenic experience is something more than "bad biological/physiological functioning" dictating everything, other than that i dont see the value or use of this finding.


 You might find that article interesting too
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/Suppl_4/S213.full.pdf

edit: fixed for wrong tone

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Most of my voice hearing experiences are shaped by mescaline.

Interesting read though, thanks for that.

Mescaline / LOL. You wouldn't be the first  :wink:

This is a good overview for anyone who isn't interested enough to read the whole of Luhrmann's book.

http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/Suppl_4/S213.full.pdf


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This is a bit bad if its true
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/aids-conference-says-100-researchers-may-have-been-on-board-crashed-plane
"As many as 100 of the world’s leading HIV/Aids researchers and advocates may have been on the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in Ukraine, in what has been described as a “devastating” blow to efforts to tackle the virus."

That's some serious collateral damage there.

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Well the BBC seems to kind of believe it
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/


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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: July 14, 2014, 04:30:01 pm »
Bought that too, I should have ages ago, I've no excuse.
Well my excuse for the longest time was that I couldn't find the european version and I was damned if I was going to pay more for shipping than for the book itself, no matter how good the book. And it is very good.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: July 14, 2014, 02:27:04 pm »
The contents are awesome but sadly the paper is truly awful - unless you are looking for something to wipe your arse with

I breathed on it and it puckered up









edit: Removed unhelpful edit

I had images of brown burlap, the paper is fine... its like text book paper, it's not fancy, but fancy paper is very expensive for printing.

I just don't think it will last very long. Which is kind of sad for a book. I  am kind of conflicted really because if it had been printed on paper which didn't pucker up with the humidity of a hand then it would probably have seemed to be too expensive to buy.

ALSO: I agree with your brief review 100%

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I don't buy French apples, and I try not to eat them either. Its a longstanding boycott, nearly 25 years now. I normally explain it as "They don't eat our lamb so I don't eat their apples" but is a bit more complicated than that.
The reason http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/17/world/french-protest-of-sheep-imports-turns-ugly.html

its a shame for me because French Golden Delicious was my favourite variety


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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: June 29, 2014, 05:45:06 pm »
huh?

The cheap paper or the unhelpful edit
or maybe something entirely different???

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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: June 29, 2014, 08:21:17 am »
The contents are awesome but sadly the paper is truly awful - unless you are looking for something to wipe your arse with

I breathed on it and it puckered up









edit: Removed unhelpful edit

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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: June 20, 2014, 07:00:13 pm »
Sorry I meant like kickstarter.com

Something gets loads and loads of hype, and generally proportional to that hype is how many delays, angry people, etc appear.

Lol, yeah I got what you meant I just needed somewhere to dump my World Cup miseries. :( It could be worse though, Ireland and Wales might have qualified.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: June 20, 2014, 05:06:09 pm »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
Yeah, me too.
Do you think that if we place enough pre-orders so that it was sold out before it ever arrived it might disappear in a puff of logic metaphysics?

The kickstarter effect?

Maybe more like the kickass effect, though I'm not really up for anything that involves kicking today as I've just watched the Italy match and I think I may have to go drown my sorrows; not an easy thing to do when you aren't a drinker. I know . . . I just sank the Italian football squad. Yeah, I feel better already.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Historia Discordia
« on: June 20, 2014, 12:57:20 pm »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
Yeah, me too.
Do you think that if we place enough pre-orders so that it was sold out before it ever arrived it might disappear in a puff of logic metaphysics?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: PUA reaction/info/derailment thread
« on: May 30, 2014, 08:49:21 am »
Word to the wise for anyone who has never studied "alphas" in their natural habitat, i.e. in ethology classes  :wink:

This is only from Wiki but is mercifully short and to the point http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_(ethology)

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 "Legendary author Maya Angelou dies" http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/28/us/maya-angelou-obit/

I've got nothing clever to say about this sad news but my world feels poorer for her passing.

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