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by eyekwah
Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: the internet
Replies: 32
Views: 6253

Re: the internet

There's only one universe by definition. Parallel dimensions might be a better term for what is intended. There is no evidence for such therefore no reason to open my mind to it. Because you haven't explored the mind deep enough to experience any universe but a little of this one, "from a flea's po...
by eyekwah
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Universal language - a thought experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Universal language - a thought experiment

Do they merit mention? Thank you for bringing it to our attention. It should be used as reference to what I hope to accomplish in this thread. However if you're implying that we shouldn't attempt anything because it's been thought up before is about as logical as refusing to go to outer space becaus...
by eyekwah
Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Universal language - a thought experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Universal language - a thought experiment

It was more like a time capsule than a serious attempt at trying to communicate with alien species. It's tempting to say that if an alien species were intelligent enough to communicate, they could figure out what we mean, though I believe it's safe to assume that if human beings couldn't learn chine...
by eyekwah
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Universal language - a thought experiment
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Universal language - a thought experiment

The purpose of this thread is not to prove or disprove anything. It is a thought experiment to see if we, as a collective brain, can develop concepts or ideas superior than our own. For this reason, it's important to establish a couple rules which I kindly ask you to follow if you wish to contribute...
by eyekwah
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "I am" my reason
Replies: 126
Views: 16121

Re: "I am" my reason

Be nihilistic. All the cool kids are doing it.
by eyekwah
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: are you smart?
Replies: 131
Views: 22575

Re: are you smart?

To me, intelligence is simply inversely proportional to the realization of how little you understand of the world. In fact every time I hear someone claim to be strongly on one side of a clearly two-sided issue, I little part of me dies inside that hopes humanity can escape a nuclear apocalypse.
by eyekwah
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: realization
Replies: 49
Views: 4426

Re: realization

If each one of us tends to aggregate to the same collective idea, does that necessarily mean he's right? If I think the same as John Locke on some point, does that mean I'm lending my mind to someone who has already thought of it before me? Not necessarily. True, I could have read up on Locke and sa...
by eyekwah
Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: A UNIFYING THEORY OF THE TOTALITY AND THE ALL
Replies: 53
Views: 7041

Re: A UNIFYING THEORY OF THE TOTALITY AND THE ALL

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/images/msg_nicbird.jpg Adding a programmer's perspective here: Logic is funny like that. Once things get irrational and illogical, no further arguments work. It's like entering in wrong numbers into a calculator and expecting them to give the right answers. Surprisi...
by eyekwah
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Altruism
Replies: 42
Views: 11174

Re: Altruism

uncledote, the Amish have a hold on their society like a chieftain has a hold on his tribe, which is to say, through authority they are led. On a national scale, that doesn't work. The king had to rely on his dukes to provide him with money, and the dukes had to rely on their counts, etc. Ultimately...
by eyekwah
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: realization
Replies: 49
Views: 4426

Re: realization

Coming in a bit late.. If an issue has two sides, is everyone moronic for having chosen a side which others have chosen? Or is there precedence? Is the first to pick a side less moronic than another who ultimately chooses the same side? Would it surprise you to then know that others before you have ...
by eyekwah
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Altruism
Replies: 42
Views: 11174

Re: Altruism

The problem with altruism is that it only works if everybody is altruistic, meaning you can either hope for a utopia or you can plan for a bleak future where altruistic people are presumed weak and passive. It's the same reason why you could never hope to have a money-free society. People have to be...
by eyekwah
Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: An Argument to Legalize Murder
Replies: 68
Views: 10020

Re: An Argument to Legalize Murder

The solution presents itself. Just produce a product with the words "DO NOT USE.. WILL KILL YOU!" in bold letters and then market it across the world. Oh wait, it already exists..

Will write more later, but I agree entirely with what Ryan said. There must be a better solution to overpopulation.
by eyekwah
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: All knowledge already exists...
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: All knowledge already exists...

Not at all. In fact, I recall having the same thought about color perception and realizing almost instantly that it could never be proven or disproven. I was really reacting to what you initially said: Then I symbolically shake your hand. My apologies if I misunderstood what you meant. I agree that...
by eyekwah
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: All knowledge already exists...
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: All knowledge already exists...

The point is that mathematics is anything but based on number theory, if number theory is considered to be something which issued forth from the physical world. Well what I said was sort of a half-truth, since number theory came later, though without putting a name to it, that was what it was. A sy...
by eyekwah
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: All knowledge already exists...
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: All knowledge already exists...

He is stating his mind, by definition he can only state his perception of the world and by both our perceptions this remains. I'm yet to read a formal proposition by the poster, so that we can try to disect this as a community. Untill then: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWwHc-dzU4I You want a proo...
by eyekwah
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: All knowledge already exists...
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: All knowledge already exists...

Mandelbrot set doesn't exist anymore than infinity exists. It's a concept, and concepts exist at a mental level. It's true you can't possibly think to visualize properly a Mandelbrot set, but that doesn't mean you can't "get it." It's like reading "while (true) ;" in c++ and claiming you can't wrap ...
by eyekwah
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: "Why Geniuses donot exist." I can, and have created one.
Replies: 30
Views: 3372

Re: "Why Geniuses donot exist." I can, and have created one.

Genius can't be measured because intelligence can't be measured with a yardstick. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. There are plenty of concepts which cannot be adequately described fully and unambiguously, yet have names. A very intelligent gentleman once said that tasks that can be subdivided in...
by eyekwah
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: All knowledge already exists...
Replies: 45
Views: 5978

Re: All knowledge already exists...

Perception defines reality. There is no such thing as absolute truth. I'll give you an example. Around the 1400s, it was common to believe the earth was flat, because empirical evidence suggested that the ground was roughly flat in every direction without signs of curvature. When the theory was sugg...
by eyekwah
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Is time travel to the past impossible?
Replies: 116
Views: 19055

Re: Is time travel to the past impossible?

Perhaps I haven't been clear up until now. If that's the case, I apologize. I believe what lies in the realm of possibility is any subset of every possible universe which could have led to that realm of possibility. In other words, there exists a universe where Richard Simmons was elected president ...
by eyekwah
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Consensual sex:
Replies: 92
Views: 10823

Re: Consensual sex:

I think it all hinges on your definition of "rational." It's rational from an evolutionary standpoint since you're spreading your seed to future generations. It's rational from an egotistical standpoint since you gain pleasure from your actions. It's consensual because both parties will it. If by ir...
by eyekwah
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Employment is unethical
Replies: 44
Views: 4640

Re: Employment is unethical

I'm not sure what this has to do with today's society, but here in the United States only about 2.5% of workers use their labor power to harvest, slaughter, and process food. This didn't happen because of specialization, it happened because of industrialization and mechanization of the productive f...
by eyekwah
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Is time travel to the past impossible?
Replies: 116
Views: 19055

Re: Is time travel to the past impossible?

It is these very laws which we are talking about. Your example of ordering something in a restaurant leading to or not leading to a BPU is needlessly vague. Any local event centered on your (evidently all-meat) menu has associated with it, like all events, a light cone. No event inside this light c...
by eyekwah
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Is time travel to the past impossible?
Replies: 116
Views: 19055

Re: Is time travel to the past impossible?

Is that how we determine which hypothetical universes are possible and which are not? Precisely, yes. There's a line far off in the horizon which defines the difference between an improbable universe and an impossible one. The problem is, it's so far off, it all looks the same. Some would say the l...
by eyekwah
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Is time travel to the past impossible?
Replies: 116
Views: 19055

Re: Is time travel to the past impossible?

I get the picture of banana peels and nothing else, in all sorts of combinations. You say there are no trees and no monkeys. Are you saying trees and monkeys have never existed? Maybe, maybe not. It's irrelevant because I say it's impossible in either case. But you are not saying why this would be ...
by eyekwah
Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Employment is unethical
Replies: 44
Views: 4640

Re: Employment is unethical

If I may offer a sociological point of view: Why can't we break the rules of society? Why must everyone work? Why do I have to tear myself out of bed in the morning in order to do something I hate? Thanks to the laws of physics, you have your answer. Entropy is always increasing with time, and as a ...