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  1. plotthickens
    08-25-2014 04:03 PM
    plotthickens
    There's a world of difference between babying and neglect. Maybe it's kind of like with kids: minimal oversight is best? With plants, letting the weakest die off makes the next generation easier to work with, or it just means... nothing to eat, sometimes.
  2. plotthickens
    08-25-2014 11:24 AM
    plotthickens
    It's fun and easy but some years you don't eat much.
  3. Cooper
    08-18-2014 10:45 PM
    Cooper
    Thanks....
  4. plotthickens
    08-18-2014 04:35 PM
    plotthickens
    Thank you. Isn't Ryan's evaluation and dissection of the current trend fascinating?
  5. plotthickens
    08-18-2014 04:33 PM
    plotthickens
    Really? Thank you!!
  6. INTJRyan
    08-12-2014 11:59 AM
    INTJRyan
    Thanks! How you holding up lady?
  7. Sarea
  8. plotthickens
    07-31-2014 12:49 PM
    plotthickens
    Thank you!
  9. INTJRyan
    06-04-2014 12:39 AM
    INTJRyan commented on Death and Plastic: the yoginimama thread
    sorry to hear this YM.
  10. plotthickens
    06-01-2014 12:13 AM
    plotthickens commented on Death and Plastic: the yoginimama thread
    Don't Forget To Be Awesome.
  11. stasis
    05-06-2014 08:08 AM
    stasis commented on Religious music: yes or no?
    Kind of?
  12. plotthickens
    04-24-2014 12:09 PM
    plotthickens
    Thank you.
  13. INTJRyan
    04-21-2014 02:27 PM
    INTJRyan
    I tend to agree with your observations. I can actually buy that consciousness interacts with physical reality, and even the idea that the universe is made up of information (this is the most compelling aspect, in my view). I can even buy that once info is in this reality (via observation), it's here for good, and the reason for that would be evolution. Let's say everything remained in its quantum state, and we could somehow observe that without it remaining in this universe. There would be desert, then ocean, then snow, then jungle, every possible combination, so life would be unable to establish itself where the conditions are so in flux. So this is the mechanism by which time appears to be an orderly series of events. So far so good, for me, since there is at least a arguable scientific basis for it.

    Then he starts to bring in subjective concepts such as reincarnation, the "Absolute Unbounded Manifold" which is just a new age-y way of describing "the big guy" creator, and I can't really buy into those aspects at all. This also largely comes from his own experiments, observations, and out of body experiences, which, to me, are notoriously unreliable. So while I am very compelled by the overall idea, the devil is in the details, so to speak. I actually hope the philosophy is developed further, and backed up by more scientific ideas.
  14. INTJRyan
    04-19-2014 11:25 AM
    INTJRyan
    Yeah agreed. I have a metric shit load of stuff to do today, but will reply more later.
  15. INTJRyan
    04-18-2014 04:53 PM
    INTJRyan commented on Death and Plastic: the yoginimama thread
    They're a bit dry, but I found them interesting. Let me know what you think if you watch em.
  16. Moxiie
    02-22-2014 02:54 PM
    Moxiie
    Thanks! It's something that is increasingly bothering me as I begin to peel back the layers of this onion. It really does infuriate me.
  17. Moxiie
    02-21-2014 09:43 PM
    Moxiie
    lol. I get soap boxy sometimes.
  18. searcher
    02-10-2014 09:34 PM
    searcher
    Covers quite comprehensively what you were speaking of in your post - the reduction of human proclivity to violence over the years.
  19. searcher
    02-09-2014 10:58 PM
    searcher commented on Death and Plastic: the yoginimama thread
    OOH! Have you read Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature"?
  20. Clueless
    02-03-2014 06:06 PM
    Clueless
    LOL, no worries. Me either. Only time will tell for certain. I stand by my assertion that insufficient time has elapsed to determine whether Buffett has inspired copy-cats who will duplicate his success. I find that portion of your analysis faulty. He can't be dismissed as lucky or a fluke on that basis yet. And really, he can never be labelled such on that basis alone. The possibility exists that he simply is smarter than the rest of us when it comes to risk evaluation and resource allocation. I don't think that is true though, and tend to agree with you in that if there is a method to his madness someone will identify and understand it, maybe several people will.

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