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  1. JustMel
    Yesterday 08:12 AM
    JustMel commented on Did my private message get sent?
    You can also check the "sent" folder in your PMs to see if it is there. If it didn't go, likely it won't show it did.
  2. WoodsWoman
    08-10-2014 03:17 PM
    WoodsWoman commented on The Vent Thread
    The wee blue triangular arrow at the beginning of the thread title - click this when it shows up in your subscribed list and it will take you to the first post that you have not read yet. *smile*
  3. Zsych
    07-30-2014 01:16 PM
    Zsych
    The core here is the ability for some kind of self-replicating structure to form. Not on a cell level, but more on the RNA or amino acid level... Something that can naturally occur and start to replicate... and have enough stuff to work with that it can replicate far enough that it starts to create environmental pressures and competition of sorts that leads to refinement of the self-replicating / survival ability (also naturally killing off various other systems in the process).

    Earth has several billion years of history of life. Even in human generations that would be a huge number, but for the most part we're talking about generations of replicating cells (and whatever the predecessors to unicellular organisms, viruses etc. were)... Those things are liable to be having children in seconds... and the slight changes in those children alter the collective environment and the form of the competition that creates selection pressures for what wins in the next round.

    Ultimately... "We" could only have come to exist (across countless generations) in a universe with these laws (because we are a product of those laws ).

    In any other universe with different laws, it would again be a question of whether or not some kind of self-replicating structure can form and have the opportunity to fight - with enough resources to fight over that the game can continue long enough to evolve complex new things (that have definite advantages of some kind over other systems).

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    We see things based on where we are. If we were born cavemen, that's just what reality would be for us. Since we were born here, this is what defines normal for us and this is what we compare everything to.

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    As for the soul... That's a very different kind of conversation. Nothing much in current day science makes for meaningful discussion in that area.

    Otherwise, we may begin with questions like: Is this world real? Is it more real than a dream? If something cannot come from nothing - is it really "something" that we are experiencing? We think of something having substance as meaning that it has some definite value to it - some natural weight - but could it be that its all just fluff (most of matter being empty).

    Soul discussion, is normally related to issues like creation... I think consciousness like ours existing, at least implies that something strange is going on... Its not something you'd expect to occur as a result of anything in our regular understanding of physics.
  4. Zsych
    07-30-2014 03:53 AM
    Zsych commented on Favorite quotes
    The universe would be sterile or there would be very different forms of life. There is also the proposition that not one but many universes with different laws likely occurred - naturally, we'd come into existence in one where we could exist - and that would become the basis of our perspective.
  5. Monte314
    07-24-2014 06:24 PM
    Monte314 commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Great video... Thanks!
  6. Palladium
    07-08-2014 12:08 PM
    Palladium commented on Bachelorette's Nick
    Really good points. I agree.
  7. jonnyb
    07-02-2014 05:15 PM
    jonnyb commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Nice random thought, thanks for sharing.
  8. twin7
    07-02-2014 01:29 PM
    twin7
    I always confuse myself figuring out what I really think (hangs head, INFJ trait). I know you're thoughtful and brave. Thats enough for me!
  9. twin7
    07-02-2014 12:02 AM
    twin7 commented on What Is Megan Fox's Type?
    I like your quotes, and your threads too!
  10. Suraj
    06-28-2014 08:44 PM
    Suraj
    Yep, sums it up well.
  11. Suraj
    06-28-2014 05:04 PM
    Suraj
    Sounds like you'd definitely enjoy his book, then.
  12. Suraj
    06-28-2014 04:53 PM
    Suraj
    The only evidence we currently have (assuming you're unaware of it) is Dario Nardi's reported work in Neuroscience of Personality. While I take the study overall with a grain of salt, there's plenty of interest in there that can at least give one a start in figuring out each type's variations in engaged cognitive activity.

    As for me, I prefer discussing the functions since doing so invites people to share many personal details about their innermost thoughts and workings. What matters isn't so much that neuroscience can, will or won't validate the framework (though it certainly can), but rather, that the language it provides allows people to define their thought processes in relatively clear and revealing terms, and subsequently share what they find with others to note any interesting differences or similarities.

    In other words, you might say I value introspective reports over the purely scientific: the latter is limited as far as understanding each person on a purely individual basis goes. The former can elucidate the abstract stuff science can only get at the surface at, e.g. wants, dreams, past histories and so on, and hence allow us to connect with one another in deeper, more meaningful ways.
  13. Suraj
    06-28-2014 04:27 PM
    Suraj
    Bisclav's still figuring the system out. Right now, he's mostly deliberating between INTP and INFJ, or at least questioning the legitimacy of separating them on a strictly cognitive basis.
  14. Suraj
    06-27-2014 07:42 PM
    Suraj


    Still unsure of your latter two letters, then?
  15. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 01:37 PM
    Dancingqueen
    I haven't looked into frequency but it's enough I suppose that many have noticed it. Your choice of course.
  16. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 12:39 PM
    Dancingqueen
    There are quite a few of them, perhaps coral them into their own special area?
  17. Dancingqueen
    06-27-2014 12:26 PM
    Dancingqueen
    You are correct, there is no rule against posting long thoughts in the community threads but a blog seems like a better vehicle for them-common usage wise.
  18. Dancingqueen
    06-26-2014 07:41 PM
    Dancingqueen commented on Random Thoughts Thread
    Have you considered starting a blog for these types of comments?
  19. DragonTigerBoss
    06-25-2014 01:59 AM
    DragonTigerBoss commented on The Vent Thread
    Yep.
  20. elsdfr
    06-22-2014 01:00 PM
    elsdfr
    or, or... thanks

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