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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:53:58 AM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.
I don't know that feelings are the best way to go about explaining the soul, but the problem I've always had with the *everything boils down to chemicals and impulses* is that chemicals and impulses are more an effect than an explanation.  It would simply be the physical/"measurable" component that coincides with the situation.  It almost makes it sound like chemicals and impulses are bumping around willy-nilly, randomly, arbitrarily, yet we know this is not the case.

Regarding effect vs. explanation: if chemicals were not capable of being an explanation, then consuming certain chemicals would not be able to repeatedly induce similar effects in a diverse number of people, of which these sensations can share much in common with religious experiences.

It is true that there is still much to learn about the interaction of chemical ratios and how this is interpreted by the brain, but that's not grounds for denying observable reality.

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Interzone / Re: What is wrong with deathmetal.org
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:43:55 AM »
What members' projects are worth being on the front page?

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This accusation is that we all sit around and rip on bands that are not cool enough for our standards, without giving anything back to 'the metal community' or whatever.

This assumes that bashing awful bands and praising the rare good ones does not help the community. It's the complaint of people who have no standards beyond whatever is in fashion.

These are also the "it's all subjective!!!" people.

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Interzone / Re: Meaning.
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:25:41 PM »
I'd probably burn the money.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:42:15 PM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.

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Interzone / Re: Global warming
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:07:20 AM »
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It is important to understand that "global warming" rests on the unproven assumption that there is such thing as a global climate.

I don't consider that unproven.

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The earth and life will persist regardless of the changes caused by industrial society.


This one, on the other hand...

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Interzone / Re: Global warming
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:27:00 PM »
Really?

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So you believe what you want to believe, especially if you think it is a good thing.

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Whether scientists have accurately done their research for global warming is a separate discussion. I have no idea whether the earth is warming,

In what way does this affirm a belief in global warming?

Also, "So you believe what you want to believe, especially if you think it is a good thing." has been used around here before as a legitimate defense for believing in God. How is it acceptable then, but not when I'm (accused) of doing it?
 
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You prefer to trust unknown hordes of people, via mass-media representation, over your own senses and powers of observation.

I am willing to consider scientists' observations as a supplement to my own.

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Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:12:56 PM »
I haven't heard them yet - I've only recently started to explore this genre.

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Interzone / Re: Global warming
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:06:55 PM »
When scientists the world over can report their observations to each other, aided by technological investigations of what is happening in reality, that gives a basis for a global conception of weather trajectory. It is different from a belief in "God". I have no knowledge of "God" and what "God" is up to; therefore I can't say, "God didn't make it snow today because of X"; whereas a scientific explanation can say "It did not snow today because of X leading to Y, which we can prove by showing data collected in the area over a certain # of years."

Alternatively, you can't see radiation either but you wouldn't want to stick your testicles in the microwave.

Whether scientists have accurately done their research for global warming is a separate discussion. I have no idea whether the earth is warming, but it's apparent to me that humans are in the process of inducing ecocide and any limitation on the modern technological state from the global warming hysterics crowd is probably a good thing.

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Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:52:12 PM »
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Hey, good to see another fan of these guys here. Amy's voice is kind of annoying but the music holds up with the best of crust/hardcore.

She's decent, but the female voice is inferior to the male for this type of music. The rest of the album is great except for the abortion that occurs during track 6.

Extinction is on par with Amebix. Their work afterwards seems uninspired.

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Interzone / Re: Global warming
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:40:46 PM »
How is an early ice storm incompatible with global warming?

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is Satan?
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:23:35 AM »
Broadly, it's the "will" part that makes me skeptical. You still seem to be describing an individualist system wherein Satan "manifests" according to each person's mental state. It brings down Satan as a tool to be manipulated by a practitioner, rather than as a superior being.

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is Satan?
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:41:15 AM »
Expound on how a LHP person could literally believe in Satan the way being described. I know nothing about the occult and its terminology, but in my experience people who describe themselves as LHP are religious hipsters who define their belief as a metaphor and whatever is convenient for them. RHP seems to refer to real religion, which is the position advocated in the quote.

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Interzone / Re: Big Brother vs. Terror
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:33:35 AM »
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So how much farther will this monitoring trend go?

Until the state is able to track you and your communication 24/7. Eventually the technology will be there to read your thoughts as well.

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Is it something to worry about or is it not really a big deal (unless you're a TERRORIST)?

It's up to you whether you care. What I would like to point out is that the definition of the "terrorist" is fluid and the day is fast approaching when people with views like ours will be guilty of thoughtcrime.

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Can we do something to fight against it besides throwing out our cellphones and permanently ostracizing ourselves from society?!

Individually? I would expect there to be a growing black market of jammers for this type of technology going forward.

Ostracization is probably the most certain solution.

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is Satan?
« on: December 09, 2013, 05:20:55 AM »
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I believe in a horned devil, a personified Satan. In my opinion all the other forms of Satanism are bullshit. I hate that some people think up idiotic ways of making eternal peace in the world and dare to call it Satanism, like so many do. Satanism comes from religious Christianity, and there it shall stay. I'm a religious person and I will fight those who misuse His name. People are not supposed to believe in themselves and be individualists. They are supposed to OBEY, to be the SLAVES of religion.

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 ;D I can support that. ;D

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