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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: help needed with a sci fi question

Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 162


Here is some relevant copy-pasta from about 10 years ago: 10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas Charlie Jane Anders http://io9.gizmodo.com/5950104/10-ways-to-generate-killer-science-fiction-story-ideas 10/09/12 1:15pm Science fiction is the literature of big ideas -- so coming u...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I'm jealous of my potentially autistic boyfriend's female

Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 7:10 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 157


[opinion=mine] You have three choices: 1) Make him feel miserable for having any friends (male OR female) other than you.  Accuse him of wanting to have sex with every woman you know.  Call him a liar when he denies it.  Demand his passwords and go into a rage if he deletes his browser history.  Ch...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: PPR GIFs, cartoons, jokes, funny pictures, etc.

Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 12:23 am 

Replies: 5,610
Views: 297,641


 
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Happy No-Nut November, Everyone!

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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!

 Post subject: Re: Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 12:15 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 103


No Thanksgiving here in the Philippines; but we are attending a reunion this weekend, when the main course will be Lechon (whole roast pig) -- sarap!  Kain tayo!

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 25 Nov 2022, 12:11 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


The first religion came about when the first scoundrel met the first fool. Possibly. But are you familiar with the theories that the human race is naturally superstitious in the first place? I suspect the evolution of religion wasn't entirely a matter of foul play. I suspect that foul play is an im...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Has the internet been more destructive than helpful?

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 300


Aspiegaming wrote:
They can be found on YouTube, Twitch, Discord, the Steam community, et cetera . . .
Then the solution is to avoid websites like YouTube, Twitch, Discord, the Steam community, et cetera.  At least, do not let them do your thinking for you.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


The first religion came about when the first scoundrel met the first fool. Sure, have faith in God, but do not go telling me I have to turn cartwheels while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in order to achieve salvation. And humans like that are exactly why I wish to pray to a primordial she-demon...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Appearing on a TV game show

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 155


Ah.  In that case, I would feel excited.  My favorite game show is "Jeopardy!" because the contestants win or lose on their own merit.  Shows like "Family Feud" look like fun, but the whole team could lose due to one stupid member. Or worse, if I am the only person on the team g...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


The first religion came about when the first scoundrel met the first fool.

Sure, have faith in God, but do not go telling me I have to turn cartwheels while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in order to achieve salvation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Appearing on a TV game show

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 8:20 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 155


Does your question posit a hypothetical event, or are you appearing on a TV game show?

:tired: Tired.  Not well. Cannot think clearly.  What was the question again?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 2:33 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


. . . we must be prepared to break existing dogma and explore what might be labelled new age in order to cross of every explanation from the list of possibilities. Exhausting all explanations is part of the scientific method. Sure, let's "cross off every explanation form a list of possibilitie...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 1:49 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


The thing about events like Oumuamua is that (1) nobody really knows everything that happened, because (2) there is too little corroborative evidence, so (3) a slightly different wording of what is known is pounced upon as new evidence. Oumuamua caught scientists by surprise, so the efforts to find...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 1:25 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


cyberdad wrote:
. . . Suddenly anything is possible, what was new age becomes fact overnight.
Once valid empirical evidence is produced that supports the claims.  Until then, claims are only claims, and nothing more.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 1:23 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


Religion yields confusion.  Science yields knowledge. Wait, aren't you Christian? Yes, and an elder in the church.  What of it? I deal with people who have not read their Bibles, yet who believe that it says things like, "Love the sinner, hate the sin", "The lion shall lay down with ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 24 Nov 2022, 12:28 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 2,451


I trust 'psychics' to try to get their hands on my money, whether they post fee schedules or not. Even the ones who threw cards for free at parties eventually offered more detailed readings for a price.  They would get the seekers hooked on the basics, and then start charging for the extras.  Event...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Has the internet been more destructive than helpful?

Posted: 23 Nov 2022, 11:28 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 300


The Internet is only a tool.  The people who use it can be more destructive than helpful.  Internet users have only as much influence over you as you allow them to have -- do not let them do your thinking for you. The problem is by now we know that the majority of people DO seem to let the internet...
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