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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: Yesterday at 03:29:58 am »
There is only One, bathroom.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Yesterday at 12:16:57 am »
Human evolution was tampered with by a form of alien intelligence that lives in binary code.  Like an amalgam of mechanical locusts, it hibernates underground and only emerges, briefly, every 2500 years, to reproduce.  It is responsible not only for our own intelligence, but for every remarkable achievement or 'invention' of man kind.  Unfortunately, we don't know how to understand binary with the fluency nescesary to learn directly from it (this is by intentional design) so the workings of most of these inventions are lost on us, however we continue building on them.

For example, when the Mayans finally moved in to occupy the pyramids built by this code, they tried to replace the plasma arcs powering them with something they thought perhaps equally vital - human blood.  That didn't end well.  One of the biggest disappointments our fledgling intelligence bequeathed to us was realizing that our donor was entirely indifferent to the product of its gift: our own consciousness means nothing as long as we can perform one function.  That purpose of ours, the reason that we're not just like monkeys, is that when the binary code does rise to reproduce itself, we have to be there, like fluffers, turning it on and off again in case something goes wrong in the heat of its auto-orgiastic cycle.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:47:59 pm »
Babel hibernates in binary code.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:41:54 pm »
:lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:26:53 pm »
A cheating god would have been a superior god if only no one else noticed.  Oh well :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: The Case Against Reality
« on: April 27, 2016, 10:06:16 pm »
It's the other way around.  Perception is not framed by natural selection; the conceived process of natural(sexual) selection is based on the structure of perception.  Just how the theory of selection is based on reproduction, so is every perceived moment of our experience.  This is not because of some Freudian bullshit interpretation.  The reason is that in order to have an experience of anything, this now must also be taken together with that which was previously experienced:  experience requires that the past be reproduced inside the present for there to be any kind of experience at all, in the first place.  The (conceptual?) biological overlay just permits our interest in the subject to also be surprisingly fun sexy-times :lulz:

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Yea, I don't even (really) know what a libertarian is/means, but I do find myself (more than I'd wish to admit) falling for the "rugged individualist" full Marlborough flavor of self-reliance/determination.  At least it can serve as indicator for when my ego pretends to take the reigns...

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The exact spot where you end and I begin is like an optical illusion - its not actually there, but context clues make it appear to be. When somebody close to you dies, a part of you died too.

This is what the libertarian ideology misses. It presents the self as a castle surrounded by high walls - not a dynamic, sprawling city. Not a net of jewels that reflect each other.



http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/wcw-rose-obsolete.html
And yet that unity remains accommodating enough to include within itself not just futile and false distinctions, but an actual difference that concerns me.  There is not unity only in opposition to difference; there is also unity "inside" the difference.  My monkey exists as the fictitious interface of that illusory boundary, struggling perpetually for a sign of relief that instead undermines itself.

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Could it be possible for a free agent to reason that their capacity to act independently is inextricably interrelated to the free agency of others? Can my rational self-interest be extensive enough to include the effect it has on others?

Yeah, it's simple: don't conflate the self and the ego.

The true self is bigger than that little old thing.

Perhaps, I just can't see it, because my ego is so HUGE.

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Equality is only commensurate with numerical identity!

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Sometimes, being wrong's the most endearing thing about primates ;)

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I think the word people are looking for here is "compassion".


But the scope of that word is too much for some monkeys to bear.
Compassion is a word we invented to give weak monkeys false hope.

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Snot it.  She said it had nostrils, porpoises don't.

She said lotsa dumbshit things, she's from FahlReev.

Fine.  But then what about all that blood.  Only a beast sporting an olfactory bulb could explain how that makes sense. Totally an apex predator that we're dealing with here.  Lucky someone was left alive to warn us.

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Snot it.  She said it had nostrils, porpoises don't.

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We had to start a fear campaign about that body of water because in it's depths we would otherwise find the heart of that tautological machinery which binds us to this earth in service perpetual to the old ones.

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[edit; Pergamos beat me to it] Reminds me of that chap Lloyd, and his Tragedy of the Commons, where IIRC the rational self-interest of users acts independently of others, thereby depleting common resources.  This assumes, however, that rational self-interest must be at odds with ethical reasoning.

Could it be possible for a free agent to reason that their capacity to act independently is inextricably interrelated to the free agency of others? Can my rational self-interest be extensive enough to include the effect it has on others?

In the end, there is absolutely nothing rational about entirely depleting a common resource, because reason cannot defend an action that undermines the conditions required by it in the first place:
fishing all the fish != fishing.

A little neo-Kantian idealism practically never hurt no one.

(I replaced not having a filter with overfishing, I hope that still works;)

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