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I might. 

I don't particularly follow the "all worldviews are equal" point of view.  Maybe in the sense that all worldviews are worldviews.  But in what terms are they equal?  Which parts align?

I can see the usefulness of possibly looking at various worldviews and trying to determine an underlying thread of commonality but equal? 

I have a hard time swallowing that one without more information.

Thanks Burns!  I agree, thats sounds pretty tough to defend and I didn't really make that point very thoroughly.  My point there is that all worldviews are arrived at in the same way.  Whether you're a stone cold rationalist or a mystic, the interaction between your mind and the world is equally predicated on your worldview.  Does that make sense?

Right, because all worldviews are merely reactions to our fears and desires and everybody creates fairylands to have solace.


Im getting a vague idea now...

But obviously i feel for it as a real story first.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:21:56 pm »

ECH is actually of the most tolerant and newcomer-friendly people, and seeing how hes reacting to you, you can see how things are gonna go for you if you dont change your attitude.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:19:23 pm »
why explain

when theres an ignore list?

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 09:44:57 pm »
I'm guessing he's trying to point out how clever a metaphor it is.  With Lizards standing in for the ruling class.

Paints Adams as a bit of a communist.

If he wasnt arrogant about it and actually explained his reasons, which i have queried for several times now.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 09:43:46 pm »

Hippopothamus riding a pogo stick with their ass batman!!! WHAT COULD EVER BE MORE POLITICAL THAN UNVEILING THE LIZARD CONSPIRACY THAT THREATENS US ALL!!!! What a fucking noob you are for not reading THE GUIDE and konwing it IS THE TRUTH THAT GODESS ERIS SENT ME TO ENLIGHTEN YOU ALL you STUPID AND IGNORANT "discordians".

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Mexico: FAIL thread
« on: January 09, 2010, 09:38:15 pm »

This happened in Juarez, Sonora.

Never, EVER, go there.

If you stay out of the terror zones, youd be fine, everyone is a "malinchista" that loves foreigners more than their co-nationals.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 09:01:04 pm »
It's not for critique man, it's not my work.

Then what is it for? To be stared at blankly without responding?

Quote from: Wikipedia
The idea of the 'subconscious' as a powerful or potent agency has allowed the term to become prominent in the New Age and self-help literatures, in which investigating or controlling its supposed knowledge or power is seen as advantageous. The 'subconscious' may also be supposed to contain (thanks to the influence of the psychoanalytic tradition) any number of primitive or otherwise disavowed instincts, urges, desires and thoughts.

Quote from: Sigmund Freud, "The Question of Lay Analysis" (Vienna 1926; English translation 1927)
If someone talks of subconsciousness, I cannot tell whether he means the term topographically -- to indicate something lying in the mind beneath consciousness -- or qualitatively -- to indicate another consciousness, a subterranean one, as it were. He is probably not clear about any of it. The only trustworthy antithesis is between conscious and unconscious.

I assume he meant unconscious?


Subconcsious seems to be an outdated term and some of my teachers frown upon it.

Im gonna look into it.

I just don't believe that I need smoke and mirrors and self-deceit to interact and/or tinker with my subconscious.[...] and frankly, if it does exist and won't talk to me until I placate it with some arcane bullshit, I don't want to be friends with it anyway.

You cannot simply write off the efficacy of "magic" by calling it "smoke and mirrors and self-deceit."  Self deception implies that there is an objective truth to begin with.  Again assuming that the subconscious exists, it's folly to think that you can sit your sub-conscious down and talk things over with it like an adult.  

And really no assumptions need to be made: even if a Freudian subconscious doesn't actually exist as such, the question is the effectiveness of certain methods, not whether or not the methods are distasteful.  Just because these methods distort or modify the thing-in-itself does not mean the result in unreal (or at least that the unrealness is no less valid, depending on your definition of reality).

1. yes, I most certainly can. because it's NOT fucking "magic" at all. I'm not writing off the efficacy of tinkering with your own mental programming and subroutines, I'm saying that you don't need to trick yourself into being able to interface directly with your own mind. You can just decide to do it and then, y'know, DO it. Without rituals, incantations, sigils, or any of the other crutches of the weak-minded.

2. snorting crystal meth (as opposed to using your own willpower) is an effective, if distasteful, method of staying awake all night to study/work/whatever. Just because this method turns you into a raving tweak zombie does not mean the result of staying awake all night is unreal or less valid.


Aneristic Illusions / Re: Mexico: FAIL thread
« on: January 09, 2010, 08:43:43 pm »


-A dismembered body, with his face sewed into a soccer ball.


-A body appeared in the middle of the street with head and hands cut off, with a message.
-Another body was found, with cercenated head, with eyes gouged off.
-Two women dead found in an abandoned field.
-A body with legs cut off.
-A cyclist got shot and killed.
-Five motorists shot and killed.
-Three dead at a shootout in a fast food restaurant near a school.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 08:30:40 pm »

And telling us what kind of nomenclature to use when doing "clever responses", for the record, is not well taken.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Douglas Adams (hgttg excerpt) on politics
« on: January 09, 2010, 08:29:10 pm »

Was it a flame/troll? Or maybe it is real questions i have in response to what you posted?

Because if instead of questioning you about it, id just lump you with the conspiracy nuts that think the Bush family are in reality lizard shape-shifters that come from a long dynasty of said creatures, with origins in medieval royalty.

Hell, if you want to rewrite "children of the matrix" or build your post-count, its ok by me.

But now i ask you, what kind of responses did you want to it? (style critique, OH WOW THAT IS AWESOME, opinions?) and also what kind of responses were you expecting?

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