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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: The Waiting Place
« on: February 25, 2012, 08:51:25 am »
That's very bipedal of you, Dok.
Yea right, what's up with the the brachiator?

I know this was supposed to be original content...

Think trailer-park
We know about that, and in fact:

When a thread is designated for original content, it's typically because it's a creative project thread. Not a link dump. FYI.

This is fascinating. 

Subject "LuciferX" seems to be utterly without social skills.  As if he'd been raised in the wild, by vending machines or some shit.

They say his father was a vending machine and his mother was Enki][, but in the end he was raised in the outskirts of Vegas by a motor home dealership.

That's an urban legend.  Enki only has a vagina on the outside.


Propaganda Depository / Re: Kopyleft Authors
« on: February 24, 2012, 06:15:01 pm »
What s/he say

Aneristic Illusions / Re: A modest proposal for Aneristic Illusions
« on: February 24, 2012, 05:44:30 pm »

...long-term trends and events with which we should truly be concerning ourselves.
...  What things truly matter, in a political sense?

.... conflict matters.  Not just the mostly bloodless strategic manouvering and posturing of the Great Powers, as described above, but actual wars, insurgencies, assassinations and ....
....Only through correctly discerning their actions can we come to understand their motivations, and thus their vital interests... 

...we need more political theory.  Not the dry and drab theory I was taught in classrooms necessarily, but things like Machiavelli, Assange's "State and Terrorist Conspriacies", political psychology...heuristic models which can help us to understand political activities and actions and put them in some kind of framework.

I guess my thinking is that political theory runs on ideology.  Ideology is like the operating system used to actuate and tap the "human" resource.  From a Machiavellian perspective, the Prince may be allowed to act above the principles of practical reason that apply to his subjects, however, the people want to be told a story if they are to be part of the action.  I think it is plausible for some to view people as a resource, then understanding their narrative is important.  That narrative is ideology.  Ideology is the framework that informs how the polis will operate?

I was thinking something like that, but cannot really seem to express myself clearly (maybe because I don't really know what  I'm talking about... [coffee...])

I know this was supposed to be original content...

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: [GROUP PROJECT / GASM] Refractions
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:56:20 pm »

Hi  :lulz:

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: [GROUP PROJECT / GASM] Refractions
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:34:08 pm »
This is awesome, sir.! 

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Making Occult Studies more Accessible
« on: February 20, 2012, 05:03:24 am » - Jurgen Habermas on Magic

Starts at 9.30 (it kind of makes me a little claustrophobic)

Agility as skillful means in magic to effect things before the causal mechanisms are fully understood...

Symbols and ritual as representations of this unclear knowledge...

I can't listen to this anymore...

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Making Occult Studies more Accessible
« on: February 20, 2012, 01:07:53 am »
On that note, I hope someone in the thread has already mentioned the excellent Art of Memetics (and if they haven't, well, I have now).

On a related note, someone dropped a great Italian meme at lunch today:

Facebook, pronounced in Italian (as is) turns out "fesse book" : "idiot book"  :lulz:

Related because I then regurgitated your previous post about how the joke would not work at all without phonetic language, say in Chinese ( my indulgences...)  8)

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: [GROUP PROJECT / GASM] Refractions
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:56:48 am »

Nothing is what it seems like...

Techmology and Scientism / Re: And this is why peer review is a joke.
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:19:17 pm »
Apart from what already has been said - the one benefit I can think of is that it may challenge people's though about the mechanism involved in the development of HIV so that new angles and vectors are investigated for prevention and cure.  I guess the one thing I gained was thinking about the possibility of a vaccine as a result of not exclusively linking HIV to aids, however, that's just misinformation covering misinformation...

Or, an analysis of experimental systems over here from Stanford,31712.0.html

Techmology and Scientism / Experimentation and Causal Reasoning
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:12:34 pm »

"Causal reasoning approaches try to reconstruct and sometimes justify the rules that allow scientists to infer causal relationships from data, including experimental data....

Mill's method of difference captures an important kind of reasoning that is used frequently in biological experiments. ..

Mill construed this “method” in terms of a principle of inductive inference that can be justified pragmatically. However, it is interesting to note that the principle can also be viewed as instantiating a form of deductive inference.

To this end, of course, the Method of Difference must be strengthened with additional premises. Here is one way how this can be done (adapted from Hofmann and Baumgartner 2011):

S1 and S2 are two homogeneous test situations (assumption)
Two factors A and W both occur in S1 both not in S2 (exp. result)
W is an effect in a deterministic causal structure (assumption)
In S1 there exists a cause of the occurrence of W (from 2, 3)
In S2 there exists no cause of the occurrence of W (from 2,3)
S2 contains no confounder of W (from 5)
S1 contains no confounder of W (from 1,6)
The cause of W belongs to the set {A, W} (from 4, 7)
W does not cause itself (assumption)
A is the cause or a part of the cause existing in S1


I don't know why, but I think there may be something interesting about this?  (or maybe later). Just a random thought, really, probably nothing...

Procrastinus seduces Lethargicus.  Their affair unleashes the jealous rage of Unpaqua, he curses their progeny backwards in time.  Their spawn turns out to be an incursive version of Saturn, cannibalizing his (sideways) parents Gaia and Eros.  In order to avoid Chaos, this results in the immediate unfolding and relocation of Unpaqua's contents, however...

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