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Jesus Fucking Christ!  :eek:

Why the big circle-jerk about some idea of FP's not being SCIENCE?

This thread is called "Do you BELIEVE in a SOUL?", not "PROVE whether there's a soul with SCIENCE"

I can't even begin to cite references ITT, because it's way to long and circular and filled with BS, but it never occurred to me that the good Profit was making some scientific hypothesis with need for experimental evidence, he was just giving an idea, a perspective, and he even said it could be a lie.  IMO KAI you have been totally unfair here, no need to have a cactus up your ass just because you've got a degree in biology and he suggested something that YOU think is unfounded crap. I think FP has held his own pretty well ITT, where you have been a little bit fanatical.

Keep the psychotic science pedantry out of a thread about belief.

Oh and "just thinking about it" is pretty much how Einstein came up with relativity. Philosophy or science?

Where has your "true-in-a" sense gone?  :fnord:

bones,
 -braced for the flames (all I wanted to know was how much it weighs  :cry:)

So first off, yes, I do believe in a soul.  Now for the brain hurty part of the post.


Most religions and beliefs share that a human/talking monkey holds some sort of cosmic energy that exist through out the universe and have called it a soul.  Here is we know from various speculations out there.  Mass and Energy are one and the same only in different states.  The body requires energy to function.  When a body dies that energy is gone.  As that energy has mass, it can be concluded that when a body dies its mass decreases due to the energy becoming non-existent.  Where that energy goes? Who knows, but we know it must go somewhere as if it didn't the body would just keep moving about on its own.  Maybe that is how zombies come into existence, dead bodies that fail to discharge properly.

Or I could be lying.

FP framed his beliefs in pseudoscientific language, which makes them seem cheesy to a great many people (myself included) and easy to pick on.

The notion that a body's mass decreases is based on relatively poor scientific methodology, so there is no reason to see it as more than quack science. On top of that leap of faith, there is the rather awkward phrase "the energy becoming non-existent," followed by "Where that energy goes?" This is a contradiction, and the former statement violates untold hours of research that says quite definitively that energy does not just 'cease to exist.'

Trying to dismiss this as scientific arrogance is nothing short of insulting. Yes, scientists can be very fucking arrogant, and yes, science does overturn its own theories, but that is a pretty lame excuse for trying to pass off a theory that involves some sort of unidentified "energy" that is responsible for zombies as plausible.
So which is more arrogant: making ultimately tentative claims about the physical nature of reality based on empirical experiments and observation (often times, countless amounts of both), thus creating working theories that can be used to explain real phenomena? Or dismissing all that as "just a theory" and claiming that armchair intellectualism is equally likely to be true, because "everything is a possibility," resulting in theories that explain nothing and terminate further inquiry rather than inviting it?

This line of thinking supports the belief that all evidence for evolution was fabricated by incredibly advanced aliens that operate in a physical dimension outside our own, and therefore we cannot see any evidence for them. Keep wanking away at the little postmodernist in your head and you can reason that it's impossible to objectively prove that this is not true.
But it's a worthless hypothesis because it doesn't explain shit.

It's the exact same kind of thinking that leads to all that "quantum" bullshit out there.

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Bring and Brag / Re: Discordian Jewellery - Any Interest?
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:38:58 pm »
I'd have to see a few more prototype designs before offering to buy. Also, how much do you predict a piece of jewelry would cost?

I'm not normally into outward displays of Discordianism, but, well... I'm a sucker for rings. I haven't had nice one that fits my hand in ages.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Dear Sophisticaton
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:31:54 pm »
Well spoken.  :)

2 cent warning, but sophistication isn't necessarily doing things for sophistication's sake, it's doing thing the stuff you like to do RIGHT.

Like wearing a kilt! ;) I kid, honestly. Sophistication isn't something I worry about often. I wrote a Dear Sophistication letter five or so years ago (in AP American Studies--not really sure how that connects) that I recently rediscovered, and this was my response to the original letter. I'd post that, but.. well, you remember being an angsty 17 year old, I'm sure.

Anyhow, thanks. :)

The greater part of my contributions here are those of my angsty 17 year old self. :sad:


 :wink:

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 12, 2008, 01:19:20 pm »
Even Santa Cupcake is patriotic.


and if there's hope for this thing. there's hope for us yet.

 :lulz: :mittens: :lulz:

4700

No.

That violates the First Law of Thermodynamics. The energy which "disapears" at death is lost in the form of heat, or is stored as chemical energy Until that is converted into heat by the processes of another organism or process.

Also, zombies? O.o

First, I put no faith an any scientific laws as we monkeys tend to say it HAS to be this way and can't possibly be anything else.  Our arrogance is amazing.

Gravity.

Now stop being silly.

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Jesus Fucking Christ on a trampoline... :eek:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Higher Cause meme
« on: November 11, 2008, 07:07:39 pm »
The earth is flat. I think most assumptions people have are backwards: you think you would be happier if you were doing more for the world or for others, I like to think that you would be doing more for the world and for others if you were happy. Be happy, guilt-free. Smile and the world smiles with you. (sometimes i do want to punch myself in the face)

:mittens:

The bolded part is a total meme bomb

Oh snap! How did I miss that?

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Or Kill Me / Re: Allow Me To Be Perfectly Frank...
« on: November 11, 2008, 05:52:27 pm »
I used to wonder why but I came to the conclusion that, even if a higher purpose did exist, it was, ultimately meaningless.

What does bake my noodle, however, is how.

Biology and science and shit seems to cover my immediate circumstance but the question remains - how the fuck did this all get here?

I don't beat myself up over it, tho, how seems to be a much less evocative question than why.

TITCM

4704
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: So. Anonymous.
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:34:40 pm »
Gay men are just gay because they don't have the social skills to hook up with chicks.

But surely you knew that already.  :kingmeh:

Obvious troll is obvious.

I think that's what the :kingmeh: indicates. But perhaps I'm biased because I made that smiley.

I don't know what that smile indicates. Looks like a stonefaced stare of death with a crown.

The original concept for "King of Meh" was a request to have :| and :digtbk: combined into one, though I'm not sure what the original intended usage was. I see it being used mostly to indicate either self-deprecation or to mock someone else. In other words, it indicates that someone is the king of a particular variety of lame.

Example 1: "I admit that the only 'literature' I read is pulp fantasy fiction. :kingmeh: "

Example 2:
Spag: "Guys, I know Prop 8 is generally seen as a bad thing, but maybe it's for the best that California decides for itself, y'know?"
Anti-spag: " :kingmeh: "




...





...Did I seriously just write an exposition on the meaning of a particular smiley, complete with examples?
I need to spend more time away from the internets. :kingmeh:

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Favourite/ Least favourite STAR WARS character
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:23:25 pm »
Least favorite: Teen Anakin

I'm of the opinion that child Anakin was his worst incarnation.

Yeah, I kinda hated child Anakin too.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:21:51 pm »
*dies*

4707
Bring and Brag / Re: RWHN's Pun House
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:14:33 pm »
Lawyer: "Doctor, did you say he was shot in the woods?"
Witness: "No, I said he was shot in the lumbar region."

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: So. Anonymous.
« on: November 11, 2008, 02:41:36 pm »
Gay men are just gay because they don't have the social skills to hook up with chicks.

But surely you knew that already.  :kingmeh:

Obvious troll is obvious.

I think that's what the :kingmeh: indicates. But perhaps I'm biased because I made that smiley.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Favourite/ Least favourite STAR WARS character
« on: November 11, 2008, 03:59:42 am »
Iptuous wins.


Srsly though,

Favorite: R2D2
Least favorite: Teen Anakin

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: So. Anonymous.
« on: November 10, 2008, 10:47:27 pm »
yiffy isnt actually sex, dont they just  :fap: in their costumes while humping each other?

didnt someone important once say hate the sin not the sinner?

Yeah, but do you have any idea what they did to that guy? Srsly.

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