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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:18:23 PM »
Well, yes and no.
The smarter a person is, the more that person depends upon 'smartness' to define reality.
Mileage may vary.
Particle Physics notes, to its bewilderment, that reality changes, depending upon the one observing it.
Consider that. What does that mean???
It suggests that there is no absolute, and that everything, down to sub-atomic particles, and maybe beyond, is infinitely adaptable and variable.
This scares the crap out of some, but to me, it verifies the wonder inherent in the whole.


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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:15:14 PM »
There may, or may not be, one reality, that is reality, but if there are those that do not recognize it, as such, then for them, that reality does not exist.
Therefore, to use 'logic', based upon that reality, is an exercise doomed to fail.
Reality is only reality if it can be detected.
It may exist, regardless, but may as well not exist, if it can not be detected.
There is always a dose of truth in the vacuous proclamations of the leftist.
But since the leftist, by his nature, does not understand that truth, it may as well not exist.

We like to demand that 'reality' be recognized, as such, by all.
This is the conservative longing for order amid the chaos.
But who will define 'reality'?
It is different for everyone.





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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:52:19 AM »
There is no objective absolute.
Nothing is real until made so. It is made so by adding yourself, to it.
That is why arguments so often go nowhere: the phenomenon each party knows as reality, differs.
Logic only works where it is agreed upon.
Which is why it so often does not work.
Do you notice how few people agree, on anything?
They inhabit different realities.



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Interzone / Re: Millions of surveillance micro-drones
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:45:19 PM »
Scour the cable TV channels and you'll see how incredibly interested people are in their own extinction.
I wonder if species have a built-in lifespan, unless they prove themselves especially beneficial in some way?
Like crocodiles, sharks, mare's tail ferns...

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Interzone / Re: Welfare = safety swamp
« on: March 18, 2012, 05:26:51 PM »
What about a three-party-system, where the third party subscribes to neither one of the other two?
It deals only with, and recognizes only itself.
Quite a challenge to make that work, I imagine!

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Interzone / Re: Equality -- how can anyone believe this?
« on: March 17, 2012, 08:56:17 PM »
Logic can't be refuted -- ever. That is what makes it absolute.


Logic depends entirely upon all parties agreeing to a framework of reference.
It can not exist, at all, by itself.
This is why logic is futile against leftists, for example.
Not being able to identify what is real, and what is not, logic has absolutely no meaning.

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Interzone / Re: Truth.
« on: March 17, 2012, 08:50:47 PM »
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Ideas may be neutral. Or paradoxical. Sometimes true, sometimes not.
Yeah, though some ideas are forever and always true, no matter what.

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The one most interested in a guarantee of truthfulness, is the one least capable of providing it.
What do you mean?


I mean the one who demands it doesn't understand that it can only come through one's own efforts.
Nobody can 'give' anybody truth. The one who demands it must provide it, for himself. Or accept it, at face value.


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Interzone / Re: Equality and diversity = child abuse
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:37:01 PM »
The French have this way of saying it: Je m'amuse.
"I amuse myself."
I think that sums it up rather well.
One uses one's internet connection as one sees fit.
I use mine to amuse myself.
Interspersed with moments of revelation, which I contribute, with no specific goal in mind.

Besides, I find it a good thing that Shakespeare, for example, refrained from writing like everybody else.
That is why people remember him.

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Interzone / Re: Equality and diversity = child abuse
« on: March 17, 2012, 06:02:52 PM »
I could.
But where's the fun in that?
I wage a holy war against the overly-serious!
Everybody dies, but the goal is to die laughing.

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Interzone / Re: Truth.
« on: March 17, 2012, 12:51:21 AM »
...I just wanted to clarify this premise, I feel it's very important.


What I think is very important, is to leave ideas alone, and respond to them without interpreting them as - very often - something they are not.
People say things, write things, because that is what occurs, when it occurs. There is usually no claim to truth, implicit, in these communications. They are responses to stimuli.
Too many people see - and use the term - argument to refer to a thought, a sentence, a comment, demanding then that it be backed-up somehow.
Such people seem not to understand that not everybody argues.

The thinking-mechanism of a human may be accessed directly, via a far shorter path, than starting at the rectum, and delving laboriously upwards.
Then after interrogating the thought-mechanism, to delve laboriously downwards, to exit the rectum, once more.
And that is a somewhat visual representation of what I so often witness, on the internet.

It is up to nobody else to supply either truth, or credentials, to random readers of words.
If truth is, indeed, required, it must be sought by the one seeking it. It can not be supplied, especially to a cynic.
Or the argument will be endless, unproductive, and entirely without point.


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Interzone / Re: What I hate about metal forums
« on: March 16, 2012, 11:24:46 PM »
What I hate about metal forums is not knowing what metal is, and not being able to bear listening to it, to find out.

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Interzone / Re: Equality and diversity = child abuse
« on: March 16, 2012, 11:23:27 PM »
The irony is too ironic, perhaps for those not versed in irony.
I sometimes wonder where you got your own mega-dose from...
Ah - I know: Irony Supplements, from the local Health Food Store, where all the staff, as well as the customers, look like they are about to keel over.
If I didn't have a gluten-allergy, I wouldn't be seen dead in such places.
Although - come to think of it - I might.
Be seen.
Dead.

I'm really not sure irony is a good thing.

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Interzone / Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
« on: March 15, 2012, 10:03:20 PM »
you forgot "whats your favorite band"

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.
Bagpipes :)

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Interzone / Truth.
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:21:51 PM »
The one most interested in a guarantee of truthfulness, is the one least capable of providing it.
True? False? Does it matter?

Ideas may be neutral. Or paradoxical. Sometimes true, sometimes not.
Schrodinger's cat knows things about this. Smart cat, that.
Either, and, or...


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Interzone / Re: Open forum
« on: March 15, 2012, 07:59:21 PM »
Lagrange point :)
Few would understand that.
I owe my understanding of it to reading James Blish, as a child. 'Cities in flight', I think.
French for: The Barn.
The place where external factors influence equally, what they influence, effectively neutralizing each other.
Need a break? Go find a barn. Hang out with the cows.

I exist in a kind of Lagrange point. Left-wing, right-wing, cancel each other out.
Suits me fine.


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