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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 10:52:50 PM »
I appreciate that he took the time to clarify. Are you really trying to bring the hammer down on two people showing a little good will and civility? L

Not trying for anything. I do what I need to do in the interests of the forum as a whole. Which takes precedence over any individual's self interest, or babying anyone's fragile ego. I keep score of 'goodwill' as expressed here. Your own score is rather low, while Sr.Aquiles score is positively stratospheric.
As you may have noticed, Wild's score was well into the minus numbers.
So sad.

Live and learn. Or not. Only results matter.

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Interzone / Re: An unusual ride
« on: May 09, 2014, 09:59:22 PM »
A remarkable parable/metaphor. Although, being one, it will remain impenetrable to far too many.

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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 09:58:06 PM »
No worries. I'm clear now what you mean and I agree with you.

It would be useful to discard this dependence upon others making themselves clear to the reader.
It is the reader's responsibility to discover, for himself, any meaning there is.
It would also be useful to move beyond agree/disagree.
With such a convention set in stone, one is forever unable to expand or adapt.



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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 09:54:46 PM »
You are right, as usual. A sane man is a rarity, more's the pity.

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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 07:41:51 PM »
In order to even have faith, somebody, sometime, must have actually had to know what he was talking about.
The truth can be known, but historically, not by very many.
Faith comes from the experience of those few; if it didn't, then it would be no more than fantasy/superstition.

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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 07:27:08 PM »
You are right. Unrealized people do unreasonable things. Warfare is always more appealing to those, than cooperation.
I've often tried, for example, to cooperate with Christians. But they, on the whole, will have none of it.
Dogma on either side, is the undoing of what might have been.


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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:58:17 PM »
Nothing would please me more. Nobody needs you.
The site is expressly about transcendence. And you don't get it.
Transcendence from screaming infant to realized man, via the unlikely mediums of deathmetal and nihilism.
So long.

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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:48:15 PM »
Irritated again, crow? Angry? Attacked by those brutal materialist technicians?
You have no grasp of what science is. Other than your idea of what it can be at its worst.
Consider your own state, and contrast it to the careful, humble, objective state of the scientific mind.
Which do you consider generally more accurate, more truthful?


Be warned, Wild. Get back to your little spot on DM. This is not your area, and your attitude is not helpful, or permissible. You may discuss. You may not incite hostility and discord.

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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:45:38 PM »
Exactly, Scourge. Science suffers from the same thing the atheistic mind does.
A lack of reverence for Truth. It makes up its own, as it goes (un)happily down the road to ruin.
It may be time to differentiate between 'religion' and 'metaphysics'.
There are some truly insane religious types out there, just as there are scientists.
The metaphysicist, on the other hand, begins from a position of humility.
If he didn't, he would not be a metaphysicist.

Metaphysics observes and is awed-by. Religion is capable of exactly the same approach.
It is, as usual, people, and their slippery egos that muddies the waters.

If science were capable of both humility and reverence, it would be ideal.
But it is not.


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Interzone / Re: Denigrating science to inflate the religious ego
« on: May 09, 2014, 06:31:11 PM »
Raging again, Wild? Upset? Victimized by those insane religious zealots?
You have no grasp of what religion is. Other than your idea of what it can be at its worst.
Consider your own state, and contrast it with the placid, calm, sane state of the spiritual adept.
Which do you consider generally more benign, more preferable?

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Interzone / Re: Amor Fati
« on: May 09, 2014, 01:14:25 AM »
It's that simple. Why is it so invisible, to so many?

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Interzone / Re: Staying up late
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:49:01 AM »
5:48 pm. and I am half asleep, even though it won't be my bedtime for another seven or eight hours.
Once in a while, though, I get up ridiculously early, around 4:30, and catch the sunrise, or rain-rise, and get to know the birds again. Different times, different birds. A few mice on the feeders. Sometimes a squirrel or raccoon.


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Interzone / Re: Are offensive or dangerous ideas metal?
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:43:23 PM »
And who among you considers this to be a good thing?
Twenty years ago, I would have thought it was great.

Well, that's a relief :)

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Interzone / Re: Your wish is my command...
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:40:36 PM »
That is, indeed, the nature of forums. The consumers outweigh the contributors by a considerable margin.
And second to the consumers come the debaters, who like nothing more than to destroy while engaged in an obsession to win.
Which is why a decent admin is essential, while at the same time, being essentially impossible to find.


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Interzone / Re: Your wish is my command...
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:54:47 PM »
My wife used to sell beanie babies when beanie babies were the big thing.
She managed a toy shop, in London, and witnessed the utter fanaticism exhibited by collectors of such things.
Big money, avarice, back-stabbing and outright criminality, for some silly soft toys!
The actual manufacturers were the craziest megalomaniac cult personalities of all.
Not all collectors are so outrageous, of course, but it is astonishing where such pursuits can end up going.


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