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Interzone / Re: Root for Ukraine
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:26:58 PM »
If anything, this all just underscores the ongoing struggle between East and West. The old Cold War warms up again. It seems a poor dilemma for some of us to root for either alien Eurasia or decadent liberalism, as if there isn't a viable side to pick.

What is your phobia with Russians? They're linguistically, artistically, religiously, and (mostly) racially European.

If a new Russian Empire is what smashes the EU, I welcome it with outstretched arms.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:17:21 PM »
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If you're stuck in the material, how would you know?

You either believe:

1. The "non"-material is unobservable by humans, thus you believe it on faith.

2. It is observable by humans and thus can be scientifically analyzed.

Until you provide anything to demonstrate point two, my challenge stands.

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Interzone / Re: Root for Ukraine
« on: December 22, 2013, 05:01:37 AM »
If the proles really desire the Ukraine to join the EU, they deserve all their "police brutality".

Hail Russia!

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 22, 2013, 04:57:43 AM »
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there is no evidence to date of the causal link going either direction.


If you're referring to consciousness, this is ludicrous. Go find consciousnesses which isn't derived from material and report back.

If you're referring to the cosmos, I'll say this: material can be observed and be proven to exist insofar as humans are capable of establishing such. The non-material has nothing beyond tentative mathematical hypotheses which are unsure of what they are describing - it may turn out that these processes are in fact material. If it turns out there is a non-material aspect to the universe, science shall incorporate it.

Material: provable
Non-Material: As of now, not provable.

These are not on equal footing. If you think they are, you are choosing to believe what you want to be true in face of evidence.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 21, 2013, 06:00:50 AM »
I'm sure you've long been awaiting validation from me.

In all seriousness, it would be bizarre for anyone to be part of these forums and not have gained something from DMU/Amerika.

And I've managed to derail yet another thread. Oh dear.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:15:10 AM »
You're trying to convince me not to be convinced by you.  :P

And what would you say to this: I have been convinced by things you've written previously, especially on Amerika. The distinction between reality vs. social pretense/individual ego has become an important part of my thoughts, and yours/Brett's idea of "Crowdism" is one I've adopted into my own vocabulary.

Is this a bad thing?

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 21, 2013, 02:56:11 AM »
Believing x is true simply because it cannot be shown to be false is a terrible way of thinking and nobody should do it - if they want to be intellectually serious. I assume everybody here desires to be serious. If they don't, then obviously the statement does not apply to them.

If somebody has a reason to believe that x is true due to reasons independent of inserting the belief in a space provided by a lack of knowledge, then that should be shared if the person desires to convince other people.

Asking me to discover on my own the truth of something that I don't believe in to begin with is silly.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 21, 2013, 02:33:21 AM »
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"You can't prove God doesn't exist, therefore you believe on faith he doesn't!"

- Creationist 2013

Replace "God" with "non-material" and it's the same quality argument. Until someone can provide evidence that the "non-material" exists, it shouldn't be taken seriously.

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Interzone / Re: Widening income disparity
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:58:24 PM »
"The poor" is a fiction created by Crowdists who believe having a "free" education, "free" housing, and "free" food is an innate HUMAN RIGHT.

Who provides all these "free" adventures is something they don't like to discuss.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:48:38 PM »
Recognizing that science is, at present, unable to fully explain all natural processes in the brain does absolutely nothing to lead to the notion that there is any "non-material" process which conveniently [and unexplainably] interacts with the "material".

This is the "God of the gaps" method of thought in action.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 20, 2013, 09:38:57 PM »
The most ugly philosophy is that which is secretly religious.

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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:25:56 AM »
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You really think there was nothing at all original in the metal tracks that could be pursued? There was a conscious attempt at culmination/achievement of an 'end point', despite the 'punkiness' of the individual riffs (short, repetitive) within each song.

It seemed like a result of someone who aesthetically and intellectually understands black metal, but isn't able to convey the full "spirit" of what is trying to be expressed. There wasn't anything within it to differentiate itself [when compared to the relevant black metal bands, if compared to contemporary bands it'd be far more favorable] except perhaps the solos, which did fit within the song far better than most bands do; however I'm in the camp that "acrobatic" solos have no place being anywhere near black metal.

My personal taste would be to delete the solos, get a guitar tone that doesn't sound like midi, and improve the vocals [more like Demoncy, less like Marduk]. 

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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: December 18, 2013, 01:14:37 AM »
I'd be interested in hearing the project move away from metal towards ambient. The last track is intriguing.

Thanks for listening. Do you mean 'noumenon'? Or the last proper track (which itself has more keyboards/ambiance than the other 3)?

Noumenon. The metal tracks were fine, but nothing that hasn't been done before. I found myself looking forward to the synth elements within them more than the riffs. Noumenon is interesting in that it retains metal instrumentation but the production is so distant that the structure of the song is nearly destroyed. If that was complimented with synth/noise, but extended to a more narrative form, it'd be intriguing. (I'm thinking of something like Burzum's Decrepitude tracks or Beherit's ritualistic tracks for reference)

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Interzone / Re: Nature and anti-art
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:01:34 PM »
I'm always suspicious when being told what to be grateful for - and it wasn't the colony I was ungrateful towards.

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Interzone / Re: Nature and anti-art
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:19:05 PM »
In my view, deconstruction is a value judgment on the value-less observation of destruction. I label the aluminum adventure as deconstruction because it reduced an organic construction to an ugly exhibit of human megalomania.

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