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  1. Erlian
    03-31-2014 01:20 PM
    Erlian
    I fully agree with you when you say that reality probably exists "somewhere", but that we cannot percieve it objectively.

    If you're not conscious, you are like plants, animals (not all) and computers/machines. I still believe that even though we are conscious of our actions, we cannot influence them inherently. The fact that we are conscious does affect our actions though. But not our will. I don't even think we can decide what we want (equal to our will).
    I think we are like machines as a materialist would say I believe. Humans are aware of themselves, but that doesn't change that ones actions are still 100% determined by things like genes, experiences and opinions (they are derived from experiences).

    Awareness I'd say is a huge advantage for the evolutionary success of a species. It allows the species to reflect on and process experiences. Primitive species learn by passing on succesful genes (plants, some animals). More mentally advanced species can learn conditionally as Pavlov described. I'm not sure what the next steps are that lead to self-awareness and what stages can be found in between. I guess awareness will lead to self-awareness eventually.
  2. BuShinJu
    03-29-2014 07:03 PM
    BuShinJu
    Hehe,
    You gotta get out there man, give it some stick!
  3. Erlian
    03-28-2014 07:27 PM
    Erlian
    I'm not very good at explaining from zero. So I like to use someone else for that. In this case Stephen Hawking. Note that Hawking refrains from taking a clear standpoint. He argues that if free will does not exist, there are many very good reasons why humanity still believes in free will. Hence the illusion.

    In effect, Hawking's arguments are counter arguments for the commonly used arguments supporting free will.

    "I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. ... One cannot base one's conduct on the idea that everything is determined, because one does not know what has been determined. Instead, one has to adopt the effective theory that one has free will and that one is responsible for one's actions. This theory is not very good at predicting human behavior, but we adopt it because there is no chance of solving the equations arising from the fundamental laws. There is also a Darwinian reason that we believe in free will: A society in which the individual feels responsible for his or her actions is more likely to work together and survive to spread its values." - Stephen Hawking
  4. Antares
    03-25-2014 02:48 AM
    Antares
    As I said in a further post in that thread, yes, reading helped, but you can't JUST be reading (as you correctly pointed out, merely reading about socializing is far from sufficient. That'd be like reading all about the theory behind driving and expecting to drive perfectly from the get-go)

    You have to be practicing too. For instance, with the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People", one of Carnegie's first tips is: Smile. So I read that section (and a bit more, I admit), then for the next couple of days I had a go at SMILING at people. So in short, if you want to attract women and find successful relationships, you have to practice at flirting with women, then get into relationships until you get the hang of how to be a good partner. Theory, then practice. Theory, then practice. If you're like most people, just practice would be enough. But evidently as INTJs we aren't like most people.
  5. Polymath20
    03-13-2014 11:57 AM
    Polymath20
    Evil does not need technology to flourish. Hindering technology only hurts the innocent.
  6. Polymath20
    03-12-2014 07:18 PM
    Polymath20
    You think genocide requires more than sticks and stones?
  7. RBM
    03-07-2014 07:02 PM
    RBM

      Originally Posted by Wiki
    Collective unconscious is a term of analytical psychology, coined by Carl Jung. It is proposed to be a part of the unconscious mind, expressed in humanity and all life forms with nervous systems, and describes how the structure of the psyche autonomously organizes experience. Jung distinguished the collective unconscious from the personal unconscious, in that the personal unconscious is a personal reservoir of experience unique to each individual, while the collective unconscious collects and organizes those personal experiences in a similar way with each member of a particular specie

    I see no mention of other realities, for a start.

    Otherwise, it would be misleading to say yes, so 'no' is the other binary choice.

    If allowed choices are other than binary, 'it depends' would be the reply. Meaning an element by element comparison would have to be made.

  8. kintsukuroi
    03-05-2014 07:14 PM
    kintsukuroi
    Two books I recommend you read. Both should be available through your library. Stumbling on Happiness, Dan Gilbert. The Happiness Myth, by Jennifer Hecht.
  9. kintsukuroi
    03-04-2014 08:44 PM
    kintsukuroi
    It's not a rigged game because it's not a game at all. The only way to answer your query is to reframe it, and reframing it makes the query irrelevant. I hope that makes sense.
  10. Sokami Mashibe
    02-22-2014 11:02 PM
    Sokami Mashibe
    Was AFK, but I saved your chat so you would not have to retype it:

     
    BlSH0P: ill copy/paste it all at once. if objects moved at infinite speed, would that mean they would be in infinitely many places at once, right?...and time is the distance between events, i.e., the distance between positions (event 1 @ point x, event 2 @ point y, time = y - x)...so infinite velocity means everything is in all places at once, so there is no distance between events...so for time to exist, finite velocity has to exist... that's how i interpreted your theory
    BlSH0P: so is that what your theory is saying?

    That is my theory. Time (and Cause and Effect) is only existent when there is a finite velocity occurring between objects. Time is only the perception we have of our immediate reality (our universe), since there is a finite velocity between objects.

  11. Sokami Mashibe
    02-22-2014 01:13 AM
    Sokami Mashibe commented on Sokami Mashibe's idea thread.
    I responded to you in my blog.
  12. Vanadium
    02-21-2014 12:23 AM
    Vanadium
    I wrote the "classic" in the sense it is the common idea of Copernicus as the accredited author of the theory and the theory became accepted because him.

    Probably this is not so clear from my post, I wanted oppose Copernicus to Galileo not to Aristarchus.
  13. enmason
    02-18-2014 07:29 PM
    enmason
    tbh I went back to your post on that one "thing" thread and realized you might be
  14. enmason
    02-18-2014 06:04 PM
    enmason
    ;P
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  16. ShadowBurn
    02-17-2014 05:16 PM
    ShadowBurn
    twas definitely a good joke. I giggled
  17. Scrotus
    02-16-2014 02:04 PM
    Scrotus
    Oh bless you! You interpreted it correctly ;___;. Ty for that external validation cause like... sometimes I'm very unsure if the words I'm typing make coherent sense/are effective, so your response is very cathartic XD.
  18. Scrotus
    02-16-2014 12:53 AM
    Scrotus
    Bahaha, ty. I'm just curious, what part/aspect of it made it awesome to you? (I still see it as me regurgitating memories, thus my curiosity)
  19. lokabrenna
    02-09-2014 08:44 AM
    lokabrenna
    Funny, I never directly made the correlation but you're right they are a lot alike.

    I never went to school for programming, my friend showed me a few basics and I sort of ran with it. I would like to do the same with law but I don't think that's a good idea in the long run.
  20. lokabrenna
    02-08-2014 09:30 PM
    lokabrenna
    thanks. I thought I would always land a career in computers/programming... my personal library has many computer/robotics books... never thought I would be studying law lol.

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