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Interzone / Re: Study: diversity makes us psychotic
« on: October 25, 2012, 05:46:37 AM »
Diversity doesn't make us psychotic; it merely raises the probability of psychosis.

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Interzone / Re: The problem is not all of us
« on: October 25, 2012, 05:45:15 AM »
I read a great line, once, in a great book: 'Squadron Airborne', by Elleston Trevor.
The line was: "He laughed like a drain."
I was never sure quite what that meant, but I feel I may be doing it, now.

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Interzone / Re: Slow collapse is fine
« on: October 23, 2012, 02:12:32 AM »
Slow collapse is as good as it's likely to get.
Painful to witness, but probably a blessing in disguise.
Young yahoos imagine a Mad Max scenario, but thank God that's not the case, or at least, not yet.
There's still time to adapt.

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Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 22, 2012, 03:31:04 PM »
And so, sadly, they all died.

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Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 21, 2012, 03:18:26 AM »
Ah. A sane man. How quaint :)
But this is the way of things, although many seem not to know it.

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Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 20, 2012, 05:48:56 PM »
I'd prefer useful, peaceful coexistence, but that almost never seems to happen.
Observe the microcosm of human interaction right here: it's almost entirely about unnecessary conflict for the sole purpose of displaying the appearance of intelligence. Those who do it, see it everywhere, whether or not it exists.
In the real desert-island, scenario, the crow would share what it knows, for no other reason than that it knows it. It wouldn't do that if it wished death for the others. Nor if what it wanted was distance. After all, it has wings.
But crows - real crows - are the most misunderstood of creatures. Closely followed by raccoons and foxes.
Yet those creatures have no use at all for humans, other than to scavenge from the mountains of useable waste that humans produce. Humans would much rather their waste remained waste, than allow other creatures to make use of it.
Scavengers! They cry. As if that were some terrible thing.
While they scavenge among the accumulated wealth of preceding generations, putting nothing back while removing all they can.
Humans will vanish, by and by, while crows, raccoons and foxes continue to do what they have always done:
Making a modest living from the bounty of nature, neither adding to it, nor harming it.
And intellect be damned.

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Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:32:25 PM »
I would jump right back in the ocean and swim to the closest (or furthest) uninhabited island.
Befriending sharks along the way, hitching a ride with a passing whale.
Life before this marooning would have taught me, better than anything could, that I have no earthly use for the presence of other humans.
I lived, actually, for years, completely alone in the northern wilderness, with almost no tools and no other means of support. Trout, squirrels, grouse, deer. I would gladly have chosen fat over sex, had any been on offer.
Good thread. Reality rules!

And by the by: No crow has any interest in being a king, or who gets to be king.
Crows share. Not like humans do. Humans share, willy-nilly, to look good while doing it.
Crows share as a sacred act of communication. It's simply what they do.
Sacred. Now there's a term lost to humans. Crows exist to remind.

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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 20, 2012, 06:43:36 AM »
Apparently being called a real troll is a compliment.
And here I was feeling insulted.
Invulnerability is my aim.
Difficult when you're as sensitive as I.
But I am getting it.
Oh yes.
I'll soon be nibbling green kryptonite on melba toast.

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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 20, 2012, 04:03:05 AM »
Humour. I like it.
Irony?

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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 20, 2012, 02:45:23 AM »
Abstraction. The technique of removing the life from life, and turning it into a hypothesis, instead.
Yes, humans specialize in this.
Crows don't.
They live.

The abstractionist regards life, world, universe, and embarks upon a quest to discover how it started.
Maybe it didn't start. Maybe it will not end, either.
Trying to discover something that may not even exist can drive men mad.
This doesn't stop them doing it, though.
Beginning/end. These are finite concepts.
Accept them, and you become what you worship: The Finite.
Accept infinity, and become what you worship: The Infinite.

Crows don't waste a single moment wondering how everything started.
They all know that it is.
They don't wonder how it will end, either.
That way, for them, it doesn't.


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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:43:41 AM »
The whiskey is getting to you.
I get told, over and over that experience counts for nothing because it is 'subjective'.
That only logical 'proof' is acceptable.
Which tells me the ones saying things like this have no experience of anything.
Life, for them, remains unlived, and unliveable, since what point would there be, since living is all about  experience?
There is no way to make any contact with such people. They have traded actual life for a theoretical life.
Communication? Can't be done.



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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 19, 2012, 09:29:05 PM »
Grammar removed so you can understand.
Tried grammar. You don't understand.
Remove grammar, all you see is no grammar.
You understand nothing.

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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 19, 2012, 07:48:41 PM »
I stroke flies. And they let me.
Wasps, too.
God. Little bits of it.
Know by knowing.
Or STFU.

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Interzone / Re: Opinions.
« on: October 19, 2012, 06:13:01 PM »
Replace fly with God.
Having no notion of It, they can go **** themselves.
I have my answer.

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Interzone / Re: The nature of ego.
« on: October 19, 2012, 05:38:13 PM »
Lack of ego look like ego to one with ego but unable to see it.
Ego reality to one who see ego as reality.
Reality reality to one who not have ego.

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