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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:25:13 am »
I will note, though, that I regularly hack LMNO's portals, since I pass by his area of employment on the way to mine.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:22:38 am »
I'm curious, how do you guys set up for places you consider "your turf"? I have a number of mods just lying about in my inventory and i'm not sure how to distribute them effectively. Shields are a no-brainer if you want a portal to stick around for a while, as are turrets, but i get so few of those that i cant put them everywhere. Which leads me to the other mods, like link amps and multihacks, which i've yet to really get the value of

also i just had the epiphany of O RIGHT you need all 3 portal's keys in order to set up control field DURR HURR

I have no expectations of holding turf. I live in the most densely populated neighborhood in New England, I work in an area that includes top notch world class hospitals and some pretty solid universities (within, like a 5 block radius), and I go to a community college. There's quite a bit out in my girlfriend's new neighborhood, surprisingly, but it is blue as fuck and I'm only there from Friday night to Monday morning.

I worked with local Enlightened and we made my whole neighborhood green. I went to sleep and all of our work was undone.

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Transcripts have been submitted to UMass, and well before my Physics final, which is in 4h45m

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Ok, so I guess the question about whether language can develop in isolation isn't that hard to figure out.  It's looking like just about every common definition of language includes some reference to "communication", so there necessarily must be a sender and a receiver, even if that receiver is the Self (leaving notes and reminders, for example).

So yeah, as long as it's a set of symbols, or sounds, or just about anything that can be sensed (Original Story Idea: A language communicated through taste), and has a structure that can be understood by a sender and a receiver, you can absolutely develop a language in isolation.


Which means, concerning the OP, we're left, again, with Nigel's list of assumptions.  And, perhaps, the complete overuse of commas, specifically by me.

Sorry I had to take the long way to get there, Nigel.

The receiver could also be the Void that preexists the Cosmos, kinda like God figuring out how to program nothingness into somethingness, but yes, basically we're left with the list.

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And a Mind speaking by itself does not make any logical sense. Polytheism would have to result, which can be seen in the concept of Elohim, the plural form of God, in Genesis. Talking to yourself makes more sense when you're purely Mind, and able to split up without it being seen as socially transgressive. Hell, it leads to CREATING society.

The specific example given was Abrahamic.

Yes. It was an example. It seems to have been a bit of a blinding one, too.

Well, the premise also assumes that God spoke the universe into existence. I'm not exactly sure how Aten was supposed to have done it

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hymn_to_the_Aten

Apparently, he turned it off and on again.

:lol:

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And a Mind speaking by itself does not make any logical sense. Polytheism would have to result, which can be seen in the concept of Elohim, the plural form of God, in Genesis. Talking to yourself makes more sense when you're purely Mind, and able to split up without it being seen as socially transgressive. Hell, it leads to CREATING society.

The specific example given was Abrahamic.

Yes. It was an example. It seems to have been a bit of a blinding one, too.

Well, the premise also assumes that God spoke the universe into existence. I'm not exactly sure how Aten was supposed to have done it

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Is it fair to point out that the OP openly admitted they were spitballing?

Totally fair. But that's also the point in discussing it.

 :lol: Jinx

Great minds, lol

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Is it fair to point out that the OP openly admitted they were spitballing?

Totally fair. But that's also the point in discussing it.

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As far as thought preceding matter, it ignores a monotheistic model where a God may be an emergent entity.

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I'm pretty sure you guys brought the assumption of Judeochristianity with you; the argument seems to be independent of the source of claims of a monotheistic deity. Also it seems to seriously be saying "A monotheistic deity could never evolve naturally" and um.

Yeah.

Perhaps all we can say is, "that was a fairly confusing post."

I didn't find it confusing so much as written around several questionable assumptions.

1. God must necessarily mirror human evolution
2. Thought requires language
3. "God" is defined as existing prior to matter

I agree. Other animals think without what we define as language and I'm sure some extraterrestrials would also object to the notion.

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And a Mind speaking by itself does not make any logical sense. Polytheism would have to result, which can be seen in the concept of Elohim, the plural form of God, in Genesis. Talking to yourself makes more sense when you're purely Mind, and able to split up without it being seen as socially transgressive. Hell, it leads to CREATING society.

The specific example given was Abrahamic.

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That's more or less why I pointed out that monotheism=/=Judeochrislam.

The act of creation doesn't have to rely on a deity that's talking to an empty room, even if a deity is involved. The deity involved would just be alien to an Abrahamic understanding of what God is.

ETA: I should specify, "even if a singular deity is involved"

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Coyote as the cover of "Killers" just made my top 5 all-time WOMPs :lulz:

:thanks:

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Completely uncertain whether either of you guys actually read the OP. You seem to be kneejerking against your own internal dialogues more than anything else. Which I understand because that's exactly what I came into this thread to do, but then I read the OP.

No, I read it. I guess I just missed the point. I'm still not quite seeing it, at least not how it relates to the title.

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Principia Discussion / Re: What degree are you?
« on: December 14, 2014, 02:12:57 pm »
I'm perpendicular to the floor, but I don't know whether there's a slant to it. Get a level and a protractor

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