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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2017, 07:00:35 am »
I dunno, I could totally see our military scheduling nuclear tests just to watch the things go off. I mean, footage of nuke tests? They're like if god saw a KISS concert and decided to come down and show us how its done. With real lightning.
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« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2017, 07:35:48 am »
WOO! – Chapter 2

I believe Synchronicity is real. I have experienced it on many occasions.

I am a Jungian. (I was introduced to the work of C. G. Jung by my best martial arts instructor, who also has a MS degree in Psychology.)

I believe ‘time’ is merely an effect of motion, not a cause in and of itself. (I believe most people, physicists included, overthink the subject.)   

I believe time travel is only possible in one direction, the future.

I believe there is plenty of life in the universe, but precious little sentient, tool-using life. I do not believe mankind will ever make contact with other sentient, tool-using beings, or find evidence that they exist(ed).

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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2017, 08:44:15 am »
I'm pretty sure there is a preponderance of intelligent life in the universe. Probably miles in advance of us talking apes. I also have a sneaking suspicion that our nearest neighboring civilisation is a couple of trillion galaxies away and still bound by the speed of light.
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2017, 10:51:43 am »
Ok, I'll bite:

I believe that the use of tools and technology are not outside of the evolutionary process and are part of the ecological process. That the evolutionary process is more complex then just competition of genes, and that industrialisation may have a direct purpose in the ecology of the planet.

Extrapolating from that, if there is a need for humans to have access to space, large energy utilisation and instantaneous communication world wide, over a very small space of time (industrial age until now), if there is an urgency for us having access to these, there may be a significant risk approaching us.

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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2017, 06:19:20 pm »
My Woo Part II:

- I also believe in karma, after a fashion. I think it's tied to Mythic Time somehow, which is why we can't accurately measure causal karma. If this aspect of the universe is "breathing," as I suspect, then there will be times when karma seems almost instant, and other times when the return is so distanced we may not necessarily observe it.

- I've been learning to read Tarot since January 2016, which is admittedly not very long and I still rely heavily on reference materials.

I do not use Tarot as a divination or prognostication tool and I personally believe it is irresponsible to do so. I do not believe in a fixed future; I believe the choices we make now define what we call the future. With that in mind, reading Tarot as a tool for self-reflection in the present has been incredibly fruitful and occasionally eerily on-point.

At the very least, it's a good writing prompt/practice. At best it can help provide insight or new perspectives and even sometimes peace of mind or motivation, all of which of course will affect one's approach to life and ergo one's future. That's a primary reason why it's easy to believe it's predictive in hindsight.

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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2017, 07:05:38 pm »
Religious affiliations, all of which I take with varying degrees of seriousness:
Discordianism, Cult of Gozer, The Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, First Church of Polydeism

Previous religious affiliations:
Roman Catholicism, Wicca, Irish Polytheism, and briefly, Reform Judaism

Theological positions: usually emergent pantheism, sometimes deism or bureaucratic polytheism. But usually pantheism. Also, because we have begun to utilize technology to increase our mobility and interconnectivity, God is a cyborg.

Other: humans don't have souls, but we have eternal life here on Earth, owing to the fact that time is a dimension. We only perceive ourselves as experiencing it as a one way trip. This also means that everything were going to do has already been done, so I suppose you could say I believe in a sort of fate.

I believe the one of the simplest explanations for the Fermi Paradox is the one that is secretly the most horrifying to us: we're the most advanced civilization, if not the only civilization, in this part of the galaxy, if not the whole galaxy. For some strange reason we have trouble imagining that we might be the first, even though someone has to be. I believe this is horrifying to us in the same way that the idea of there being no benevolent Creator god is horrifying.

I believe that dreams and thoughts are real in their own way, off to the side of objective reality. You experience a dream and it is real to you in that moment, much in the same way that your subjective experience of objective reality is real to you.

I fight off self destructive impulses by "choosing to remain in the primary timeline." This, despite me believing in what is in essence determinism. If alternate universes exist and bud off of each other through decision, there's a whole lot of dead Twids and horrified onlookers.

I believe that to a degree every position is a belief. Since believe means merely to accept as true, it's possible to believe things that are obvious. I believe that believing that one has no beliefs is in itself a belief, and the most delusional one.

I'll see if more comes to me later.
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Re: ITT: Confess your WOO!
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2017, 07:15:09 pm »
Your solution to the Fermi Paradox is quite elegant.

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« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2017, 07:41:43 pm »
Your solution to the Fermi Paradox is quite elegant.

Thank you, sir!
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« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2017, 07:52:00 pm »
I hate how people call it a paradox. There's fuck all paradoxical about it if you're prepared to entertain the notion that a half arsed calculation based on a bunch of wild assumptions might have been out by anything from 0 to a zillion
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« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2017, 08:07:44 pm »
I hate how people call it a paradox. There's fuck all paradoxical about it if you're prepared to entertain the notion that a half arsed calculation based on a bunch of wild assumptions might have been out by anything from 0 to a zillion

Yeah. It's disappointing if there are no aliens but also bit necessarily a shocker. Even if another world has microbes, there's no guarantee that multicellular life would evolve. Microbes are pretty good at dealing with far harsher conditions than we can handle.
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« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2017, 10:52:29 pm »
The universe isn't really all that old.  We could very easily be the elder species, aka someone's amazing archeological find.

We should research how to put people in stasis.  That should be a priority.

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« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2017, 11:01:39 pm »
The universe isn't really all that old.  We could very easily be the elder species, aka someone's amazing archeological find.

We should research how to put people in stasis.  That should be a priority.

Surprise, "Galactic Space Brothers".

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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2017, 11:39:36 pm »
I am an occultist. I study alchemy, chaos magic, animism, kabbalah and a whole lot of other stuff and I find much of it very believable or at least reasonable.
I am a discordian and a taoist. I like the term chaoist.
I have heard people talk about gods and spirits and talking to ideas and the collective unconscious and the anima & animus and jung's theories on that sort of thing and decided that makes sense to me.
I have had a vision while doing gnostic meditation narrated to me by a text-to-speech engine.
I believe in free will.
I've listened to Rupert Sheldrake and believe that many things that are considered "supernatural", perhaps even all of them, are real phenomena that science simply doesn't have explanations for yet. "ghosts" aren't necessarily Ghosts, they might not even all be the same thing, but many of these things happen and it's worth looking into what's going on.
I have no idea what a lot of things are. I have my theories, which I could with you about for ages, but I won't here because it would take forever.
I believe that life has no meaning whatsoever and that that is one of the best things about it.
I think the druids had something going there.
I'll add to this if I think of more later.
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« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2017, 11:46:56 pm »
I've listened to Rupert Sheldrake and believe that many things that are considered "supernatural", perhaps even all of them, are real phenomena that science simply doesn't have explanations for yet. "ghosts" aren't necessarily Ghosts, they might not even all be the same thing, but many of these things happen and it's worth looking into what's going on.

I believe that people honestly see ghosts.

But I think neurology will explain that faster than anything else.  You don't have to be crazy to have your brain play tricks on you.  Your brain is a dick, and will fuck with you for no reason.  And then laugh at you.  That piece of shit is definitely NOT on your side.
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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2017, 11:52:06 pm »
I've listened to Rupert Sheldrake and believe that many things that are considered "supernatural", perhaps even all of them, are real phenomena that science simply doesn't have explanations for yet. "ghosts" aren't necessarily Ghosts, they might not even all be the same thing, but many of these things happen and it's worth looking into what's going on.

I believe that people honestly see ghosts.

But I think neurology will explain that faster than anything else.  You don't have to be crazy to have your brain play tricks on you.  Your brain is a dick, and will fuck with you for no reason.  And then laugh at you.  That piece of shit is definitely NOT on your side.

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