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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liv Boeree on Multipolar Traps

Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 136


There's that or the radical opposite approach, via block chain, where you're logging every little noteworthy thing you do to various block chains for $$ - whether it's getting your steps in on Sweatcoin, or getting your stay-at-home-mom credit through some future MomCoin, or tracking your spiritual...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liv Boeree on Multipolar Traps

Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 136


Well.duh. But apart from basically removing abstract monetary gains from the entire system and relying on something like social recognition as reward for behaviour - which worked in small groups but there's a reason it hasn't scaled - I'm unsure what to do. There's an approach by some German or Aust...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Liv Boeree on Multipolar Traps

Posted: 17 Sep 2022, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 136


She's totally right, but I couldn't hear much of a solution apart from 'make people pay for twitter to change twitter's incentive'.

Basically what jaron lanier has been preaching for years.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Anti medical transition activist says she is autistic

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 11:02 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 815


There's been a lot of talk lately about the sort of jump to push a trans identity on gender nonconforming youth, who in previous generations would likely have either aged out of it or come out as gay, where as now many of them are steered on the path to medicalization, which is concerning. Because ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Pope says don’t use religion for political power

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 235


Christianity, as I read the Bible, was always supposed to be separate from politics IMHO. Except, you know, humans got involved. I feel like Pope Francis knows the right messages to emphasize for these times. But of you actually take the bible seriously, you'd have to give away all your wealth to t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Sexual objectification of women, & why it's oppressive

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 961


There's a lot of social pressure on women and girls (at least in the social mainstream) to put a lot of effort into their appearance, often to an unhealthy degree. Some writers say these social pressures have gotten worse in recent decades. According to one U.K.-based survey, 80% of 11- to 21-year-...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: RATM have some strange fans

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 266


cyberdad wrote:
shlaifu wrote:
I can die in peace after having seen this


Well he might be a murderous dictator but he's got taste


Yeah, but many dictators have taste - Beethoven has been severly misused by basically everyone, for example. But this is bizarre on a level that defies interpretation

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: RATM have some strange fans

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 266


I feel a deep sense of peace with the absurdity of human existence after having seen this

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Any writers experienced this?

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 10:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 228


I have only written (and made) short films, and personally adhere to a strict plot outline - but I have been listening to writers talk about their work, and British novelist Will Self's technique always seemed to make sense to me in regards to how to maintain a certain cohesiveness as a novel grows:...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What is the point of school?

Posted: 16 Sep 2022, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 163


There are lots of good arguments for why kids should go to school, but the question is whether schools actually do all or any of these things. The education system i grew up in mainly did one thing: selection for specific jobs. The final grades are only important if you aim for specific courses at u...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: No stake in the outcome

 Post subject: Re: No stake in the outcome
Posted: 11 Sep 2022, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 186


I do, too. But Carlin forgets something, or never knew, and possibly didn't ask himself: why is religion there at all? - The neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky considers it nature's anti-depressant. Carlin has had a nice career being angry, he has a nice house, wealth, probably family, I don't kno...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Obama 2024

 Post subject: Re: Obama 2024
Posted: 11 Sep 2022, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 380


It's a long running liberal fantasy, but I really, really, REALLY do NOT think she is interested. Among other things, she is well aware that she has privilege with her image right now that she would no longer have. Watching that clip, though ... Barack Obama did have charisma, didn't he? But least ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Pixel Art!

 Post subject: Re: Pixel Art!
Posted: 07 Sep 2022, 9:31 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 120


Not exactly pixel art - but what you're describing, getting lost in the details of a drawing. I do that, too

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: God is supposed to talk back after three days of isolation

Posted: 31 Aug 2022, 8:55 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,169


klanka wrote:
He spent three days without a phone and just prayer,ate and walked. Then he was having full back and forth conversations with God.
I had tried something like that myself but it just drove me insane.


It also drove the guy insane, so much so that he believed he was hearing the voice of god.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Anyone feeling loneliness?

Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 9:03 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,118


The desire for a "special someone", coming from a man, also carries with it the way men are raised to treat each other. You can have male friends, but if what you need is someone to just so much as physically touch you more than once,briefly, every five years, you're better served with a d...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Anyone feeling loneliness?

Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,118


The desire for a "special someone", coming from a man, also carries with it the way men are raised to treat each other. You can have male friends, but if what you need is someone to physically touch you more than once every five years, you're best served with a dog, or some other kind of p...
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