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Re: The Guiding Principle in Geopolitics is the "Dark Forest Theory"
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2020, 12:31:55 am »
This was Andalusia boy again, and I just banned him.
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Re: The Guiding Principle in Geopolitics is the "Dark Forest Theory"
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2020, 01:45:10 am »
The argumentís premise had colonizing aliens running away from chaos in the first place.
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Re: The Guiding Principle in Geopolitics is the "Dark Forest Theory"
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2020, 02:39:24 pm »
It's fascinating that a person will make a claim in some area of knowledge, and hold that claim as true, even though they have done little to no research into other models or theories in that area of knowledge.

They will not even briefly look at Wikipedia to get a rough understanding of other models.  Like, this person could have googled "Hobbes", seen "social contract theory" and then spun a line of bullshit dismissing it in favor of Dark Forest.

I mean, they'd still be wrong, but there'd be at least an attempt at rigor.

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Re: The Guiding Principle in Geopolitics is the "Dark Forest Theory"
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2020, 07:09:25 pm »
It's fascinating that a person will make a claim in some area of knowledge, and hold that claim as true, even though they have done little to no research into other models or theories in that area of knowledge.

They will not even briefly look at Wikipedia to get a rough understanding of other models.  Like, this person could have googled "Hobbes", seen "social contract theory" and then spun a line of bullshit dismissing it in favor of Dark Forest.

I mean, they'd still be wrong, but there'd be at least an attempt at rigor.

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Re: The Guiding Principle in Geopolitics is the "Dark Forest Theory"
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2020, 12:09:59 am »
ew, dark enlightenment style bullshit. If we are going to posit hostile aliens I greatly prefer the idea that intelligence creates hostility, which was well examined by a sci fi author whose name I am blanking.  He wrote a very good book about aliens coming to attack because consciousness was a hostile meme to them, the idea of the self.  I don't agree with his hypothesis, but he at least made it interesting, unlike this guy.