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Hello, I'm Passionario.

Yesterday, as I was re-reading Prometheus Rising, I found myself wondering how Discordian thought progressed over the last couple dozen years. A quick search brought me to this site, BIP and you.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Is it possible to overcome our "animal nature"?
« Last post by Pæs on July 30, 2014, 07:14:20 am »
What is our animal nature?

I thought that part of the nature of the human animal WAS culture. Can you define 'our animal nature'?
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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« Last post by Junkenstein on July 30, 2014, 07:11:46 am »
Instead of the latest health scare being (random animal) Flu, we've just gone straight to Ebola.

I'm rather tempted to call in sick to work claiming to have it.
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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« Last post by LuciferX on July 30, 2014, 06:55:51 am »
The Strain is just so effortlessly sexy :lulz:
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Houston, Texas preferably in the North Side.

Cities outside of North Houston.
Cypress (very diverse Blue Collar),Tomball (Blue Collar), Spring (Blue Collar country/rock crowd), or The Woodlands (posh/rich suburban area). If she's serious about living in a less noisey place than you guys should check out Conroe.
 
Cities outside of West Houston.
Katy (Snowbirds live here)

These are the cities, or parts I feel you might feel at ease, and won't stick out as much, or less likely to feel jaded.

Why Houston? It's everything your GF wants, and also it's home to some of the best cancer centers in the world here downtown great for you guys with Science majors.

4th largest city demands you to drive 24/7. Our public transit is a joke.

The problem with Texas is with me. Not because it's Texas, but that Texas is far away from both Boston and Ireland. Also, I really hate heat. I don't think I could do it.
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Is it possible to overcome our "animal nature"?
« Last post by zackli on July 30, 2014, 05:19:00 am »
technically, that what culture is, us programming ourselves to behave in a way we otherwise wouldn't in the wild. though again, people don't do anything that at least some species of animals do, just on a larger and more complicated scale. the only different is the amount of foof-ah-rah (how do you spell that?)

This is where the trouble comes in, though. IS our culture overcoming our animal nature, or is it a mere delusion of overcoming our animal nature, while at the same time expressing it fully? I find it hard to believe that IF people are special and above animals in the universe, that they would still make such a big deal out of such petty differences.
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technically, that what culture is, us programming ourselves to behave in a way we otherwise wouldn't in the wild. though again, people don't do anything that at least some species of animals do, just on a larger and more complicated scale. the only different is the amount of foof-ah-rah (how do you spell that?)
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Is it possible to overcome our "animal nature"?
« Last post by zackli on July 30, 2014, 05:09:12 am »
It is often said that through empathy we can overcome our animal nature because that is basically the difference between animals and humans (the fact that some animals DO experience empathy, or otherwise that they show all of the tell-tale signs is a fairly ironic lack of empathy on the part of the individuals who do claim such things). The fact that it is impossible to tell the difference between "showing all of the tell-tale signs" and genuinely experiencing it, even in humans, is also fairly ironic and indicative of a complete lack of it. Empathy is a topic for another day, though...

The question is, what does it mean to "overcome" our animal nature? Another question, somewhat related, is how would we know if we did and how do we tell the difference between our genuinely overcoming our animal nature and "thinking" and "feeling like" we've overcome our animal nature? There would be no apparent difference between "overcoming" it and deluding ourselves into thinking we've overcome it.

Is this just another campfire the neanderthals build to gather around in order to not realize how insignificant they really are?
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Houston, Texas preferably in the North Side.

Cities outside of North Houston.
Cypress (very diverse Blue Collar),Tomball (Blue Collar), Spring (Blue Collar country/rock crowd), or The Woodlands (posh/rich suburban area). If she's serious about living in a less noisey place than you guys should check out Conroe.
 
Cities outside of West Houston.
Katy (Snowbirds live here)

These are the cities, or parts I feel you might feel at ease, and won't stick out as much, or less likely to feel jaded.

Why Houston? It's everything your GF wants, and also it's home to some of the best cancer centers in the world here downtown great for you guys with Science majors.

4th largest city demands you to drive 24/7. Our public transit is a joke.
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I really liked your story, Trix. Stoned or not stoned, it was perfect!

Thank you!

This probably isn't the place for it but I only have a minute...
My Internet is down for awhile, so I'll be scarce until I get a new router.

I'll try to check in when I can!

I think I got a linksys around, and maybe a generic Wyfi.  PM if whatever :)
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