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Interzone / Emotional intelligence
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:51:08 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_quotient

Does it have any merit?

Once you establish an understanding of the value of a baseline level of intelligence, is emotional stability and functionality not the next thing that comes to mind?
This would exlude high IQ yet emotionally inept as well as over-emotional types.

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Metal / Re: Youtube gems
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:22:16 AM »
Interesting permaculture documentary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXVnAMQRGbI

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Metal / Re: Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:07:26 AM »
The deceptiveness of an album like this is that it almost sounds like the same 2 or 3 songs played over and over if you're not paying close attention.


That would mean like 98% of death metal albums are deceptive.
Sure, but not to the degree of Morbid Visions (in fact I do consider metal to be deceptive in general).  After the 2nd track it sounds like one big song.  Also think about these albums:
Blessed are the Sick
Beyond Sanctorum
North From Here
I would put these in direct contrast to Morbid Vision to see what I'm talking about. 

On the other hand, something like The Karelian Isthums would be a pretty good comparison to MV/BD in this sense, but the songs still differentiate themselves more then Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation.

Yes. This approach would emphasize structural development through internal dynamics. Where does Onwards to Golgotha fit in?

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Interzone / Re: Trollcall
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:42:34 AM »

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Interzone / Re: Intelligence
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
Molestation can destroy a child when his/her family is apathetic to it, and the child realizes he is of no worth to them. This could be difficult to overcome in adulthood. A person in this position might have a high IQ, or artistic ability and still be unable to function at an average level.
I think this is bullshit, smart is smart. Childhood trauma might change a persons view of the world or even make them a little neurotic but they will still be just as smart or artistic as they would be if no trauma occured. The only thing that can truly damage a persons intelligence is brain damage, things like child abuse and poverty are just "bumps in the road" so to speak.

No rule without exceptions can apply to most things.

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Interzone / Re: Celebrate neurodiversity
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:42:17 PM »
Never mind trying to address the root of a problem. Instead re-label problem as diversity (=good). A great victory for logic.

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Metal / Re: What seperates good metal from the rest?
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:40:12 PM »
Agree. It's one reason I can never really get into punk.
But metal done right is a mixture of dissident and transcendental forces.
Exactly what the world needs :)

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Metal / Re: Pain Divine - About Enjoying Sodomy?
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
Never occurred to me. In my innocent mind I guessed it was about doing a hard day of work or something.

Glad that I hardly listen to this album anymore.

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Metal / Re: Appreciating Euronymous
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:37:33 PM »
Drama aside, I think of this sort of figure as more of a music philosopher or something. Of course it helps that he backed it up with some groundbreaking music. Also much less of a egoist than Varg.

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Interzone / Re: Intelligence
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:30:42 PM »
I always emphasise balance. Nature relies on nurture and vice versa.

Is this true?

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Interzone / Re: Colorado Batman Massacre
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
This sounds more like an argument against the possibility of altruism.

Some people think the sky is falling down. Some people don't care, while others think things have never been better. One end of the spectrum defines the other. But I often think it's possible that the world is infinitely more beautiful and horrible than most of us realize, of course we like to pick sides as we find ourself within and not outside of the stream of life.

If a person can experience happiness at the expense of another, perhaps what then matters is the health of that happiness.

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Interzone / Re: Is there a bit of this degenerate in all of us?
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:05:39 AM »
what do y'all think about this one

http://www.youtube.com/user/refbatchrefbatch/videos

diesel, how the hell do you find these fucking screwballs ??

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Interzone / Re: How do people cure their addictions?
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:00:08 AM »
Substances distort a person's value system by replacing something healthy with something poisonous.

How do people cure their addictions?

Ask them to go thirty days without the substance. This breaks the cycle and in another thirty days new neural pathways can form.

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Metal / Appreciating Euronymous
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:56:14 AM »
He was kind of like a genre-guardian. He set a very high standard and most of the other guys in that scene respected him for his ideas on how the music should be. When he died so did that expectation of high quality and intensity; thus the steady decline in the post 1993 genre of black metal.

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Interzone / Re: How do people cure their addictions?
« on: July 27, 2012, 03:43:07 AM »
Having actually worked in one of these institutions at one point, I would agree that diesel is mostly right. Rehab is a band aid solution for the low end of life, something the more insular, traditional societies rarely have a problem with.

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