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Principia Discussion / Re: Law of Fives on Binary
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:11:00 pm »
This follows the 5 cycles/seasons, as presented in the Appendices of the Illuminatus! Trilogy: Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Bureaucracy, Aftermath.
Also known as Thesis(this), Anti-Thesis(that), Synthesis(both), Parentheses(neither), Paralysis(loosening or shutting down of the old order to allow something new or in-between to emerge).

Principia Discussion / Re: Discordia/Eris's role in the French Revolution?
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:00:29 pm »
 :lulz: :fnord:

The Empress Nigel and The Good Reverend Roger have made very salient points. One should meditate on them deeply (that means breathing deeply and with regular timing once the sense of horrormirth at your own paradoxically both-insignificant-and-overwhelmingly-powerful place in the universe sets in... ... ... there we go, keep breathing... no, no that anxiety won't ever go away completely... keep breathing...).

Principia Discussion / Re: What ever happened to the counter-culture?
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:48:29 pm »
..We are reactionaries to order. Everyone can tolerate so much order in their life. Some more than others, which is why there are a select few who turn to chaos based groups.

False (and you have fallen for the Eristic Illusion). Chaos != Disorder.

Principia Discussion / Re: Discordians De Illuminati?
« on: September 20, 2015, 09:42:19 pm »
Wow, that tumblr post complete misses the point.

Bring and Brag / Re: Awesome posing accident
« on: March 15, 2015, 08:28:49 pm »
 :lulz: Love the happy accidents.

« on: February 07, 2015, 08:02:50 pm »

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Duh Rugs
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:52:21 pm »

Last year the mainstream media was quick to highlight a study from Northwestern University that implied there were structural changes in the brains of people who smoked marijuana, even occasionally. The dubious research was sponsored by groups biased against marijuana including the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

Now a new, study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has completely debunked those claims. Researchers at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville created a trial to attempt to replicate the earlier results but could not.

Participants in the new study were were both adults and adolescents. They were given brain MRIs and carefully selected as those who consume cannabis and those who do not. But this time people who use alcohol were excluded from the study.

The results were clear, "No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest," the authors stated.

A cornerstone of modern medical science is not just a single experiment but results that can be replicated again and again.

The researchers in Boulder and Louisville put the issue to bed with their conclusion; "In sum, the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender, age, and other variables, there is no association between marijuana use and standard volumetric or shape measurements of subcortical structures."

Neurobiology of Disease
Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults

The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: IS THAT CAINAD?
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:06:37 pm »


This is the second time someone has found that out of the blue.

 :lulz: :lulz:


Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 31, 2014, 10:18:20 pm »
I found it a terrible spy movie. I found it a HILARIOUS take on how far the intelligence community has infiltrated Hollywood.

I mean, "the North-Korea guy" from RAND was having 3rd party communications with DoD officials (through the producer) about "the ending", knowing the film would eventually get to NK and the politics of showing a living head of state die onscreen at the hands of American entertainers. Part of these conversations ended up forcing Rogan to bargain with reducing the imaginary CG burn marks on Un's face ("We have removed 3 of the 4 burn marks and reduced the overall flesh burning... is this acceptable?") in order to actually show him die in the way the script intended.

I found a lot of the film to be parallel jokes on exactly this kind of shit. Bu no, it did not live up to the hype generated by the surrounding spectacle.

I've been fuming to myself about this ruling for a while. Thanks for posting.
I think the outcome of this one is a further degradation in the public trust.
I've been convincing myself this wasn't done on purpose.
I know that I no longer trust Justice Roberts to act appropriately in the position he was placed in (this last one was just the final straw), which severely cripples oh, 1/3 of our government. Checks and what now?

Great post Nigel.

Normal is arbitrary by consensus and varies by location and chronological era.
Yes. But I want to find out, from people in my local area, what practices are acceptable, if only to avoid getting my ass kicked for insulting the wrong football team or whatever, or better yet, to find out how to find people I would enjoy talking to.

But the word normal does not communicate this. And when I spend a good few sentences on defining what I mean, their eyes glaze over, and then I still do not receive the information I desire.

...also, I think I have posted this thread in the wrong forum?

The word you want is "etiquette".

 :lulz: Johnny, that was amaze-balls.  :evil:

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Dumb Environmental Science Questions
« on: December 26, 2014, 08:48:59 am »

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