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by Nick
Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why I Am So Clever
Replies: 118
Views: 25880

Re: Why I Am So Clever

It isnt' at all! (You did see that coming no?) First of all "I am" has only subject, no object. If reflection is needed it becomes: "I am I am" which is also, remarkably, the best translation of how the old Judaic God introduced himself (the "what" being considered untranslatable by some: and isn't...
by Nick
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why I Am So Clever
Replies: 118
Views: 25880

Re: Why I Am So Clever

I think he writes somewhere in the book that A=A is nothing but the proposition I am. Stating that I am isn't any different than stating it is what it is . I am does feel more powerful though because consciousness is the one thing that appears to be the constant in all of our experiences. This prop...
by Nick
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why I Am So Clever
Replies: 118
Views: 25880

Re: Why I Am So Clever

Qualifying the knowing with the term psychological doesn't diminish that it can in fact be known. The simple act of defining something proves A=A in each and every moment. Still, as fundamental a conception as A=A is, it does not transcend consciousness; it is merely an artifact of it. I think the m...
by Nick
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why I Am So Clever
Replies: 118
Views: 25880

Enlightenment

Leyla Shen wrote:Logic relies precisely on the assumption that a thing is what it is (A=A).
Do you believe it's impossible to know that A=A, and that at best one can only assume it?
by Nick
Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Century of the Self
Replies: 322
Views: 12406

Re: The Century of the Self

Alex is too caught up in life, a life which takes place on a stage of alienation, suppression, and exploitation with a myriad of deranged and mystical characters; broken men and women destined to play out their roles, unconsciously seeking revelation. He seems to have an unusual awareness of its fun...
by Nick
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Employment is unethical
Replies: 44
Views: 4619

Re: Employment is unethical

However, we're not all Daniel Boones. These food makers don't normally make every possible food known to man because it's impractical and would yield very little food. So what do they do? They've established a new technology that has long since been forgotten and taken advantage of for so long that...
by Nick
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Life of Osho
Replies: 27
Views: 2474

Re: The Life of Osho

I think living experiences mean everything. Talk is cheap - actions speak far louder than words. And the more life experiences a person has under his belt the better value he will be to others in their own awakening and spiritual development. What if one's life experiences consist of being raped, m...
by Nick
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Class Consciousness
Replies: 60
Views: 7200

Re: Class Consciousness

Nick , Brendan has an unrivalled grasp of Marxism, in my view, as evidenced by the ease with which he accurately and succinctly expresses its fundamental principles. Not sure if I've posted anything from him or if you've otherwise come across him, but here's something essential to a complete unders...
by Nick
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Music that moves
Replies: 1082
Views: 116478

Re: Music that moves

Catchy tune. Eminem - Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna Full of lyrical gems, like this: Life is no Nintendo game But you lied again Now you get to watch her leave Out the window Guess that's why they call it window pane. hahaha Eminem fell off a long time ago. Every album after "The Eminem Show" he...
by Nick
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:35 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Trying to be comfortable with death.
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Re: Trying to be comfortable with death.

I don't experience any strong emotions when I think about dying, definitely not strong enough to call them sadness or despair. Still I wish death was preventable and I could live on indefinitely. Especially when I think about the fact that I'm going to be spending my youngest and healthiest years ju...
by Nick
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sentencing the Human Race
Replies: 108
Views: 6780

Re: Sentencing the Human Race

The human race is mostly mundane with occasional sparks of brilliance, driven but without direction, alive but not awake.
by Nick
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them

. -Nick Treklis- She wouldn't dare run. -tomas- Wanna bet? .. I'll bet you she does. The bet? You win if she doesn't run, I win if she does run. Loser doesn't post here for the duration (January 2013- January 2017). You really don't want me around eh? Kinda hurts my feelings... :( BTW - I don't thi...
by Nick
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them

She wouldn't dare run. Even she (or the people around her) realize that if she were to do that it would literally hand the presidency back to Obama on a platter. That's not to say you wont see the republicans run a candidate in 2012 who is equally bat shit crazy, but it will likely be a smooth talki...
by Nick
Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: Update on Beck, Palin, and the people who love them

Tomas wrote:That may be true Nick, but for every crazy on the right, there is a counter-balance on the left.
The political right itself is crazy. There is no equivalent anywhere else in politics.
Tomas wrote:By the way, Sarah Palin-backed tea partiers won big on election day.
Meh, not really.
by Nick
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Evil of Charm
Replies: 83
Views: 5128

Re: The Evil of Charm

No. Unlike a narcissist, I have an awareness of another persons mind, I listen carefully, I find out what it is they like, and I present my views in a way that is palatable to their tastes. This is in contrast to the narcissistic way: where you pay no regard to a persons level of maturity or intere...
by Nick
Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Evil of Charm
Replies: 83
Views: 5128

Re: The Evil of Charm

I don't see the big deal about being likable, charming or charismatic. I enjoy people who put a bit of personality into their actions, it makes life funny. Person ality is something all person s have by definition, but its the type of personality here that matters. Charming people tend to be rather...
by Nick
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.
Replies: 126
Views: 10754

Re: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.

okay, I will agree with you that adding wisdom based curriculum to public schools would probably produce a higher percentage of intellectuals, but only those ones who were borderline, as far as mental capacity is concerned. Basically, the ones that could have gone down either road, one of ignorance...
by Nick
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.
Replies: 126
Views: 10754

Re: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.

Personally I think that if the public school system made logic, philosophy, and compassion a part of the core curriculum alongside language, math, science, and social studies we would churn out a much higher number of individuals who show great interest in those things you mentioned. I doubt it, ch...
by Nick
Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Class Consciousness
Replies: 60
Views: 7200

Re: Class Consciousness

"What need is there for responsibility? I believe that the horrifying deterioration in the ethical conduct of people today stems from the mechanisation and dehumanisation of our lives. A disastrous by-product of the development of the scientific and technical mentality. We are guilty. Man grows co...
by Nick
Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.
Replies: 126
Views: 10754

Re: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.

But if you give humans the perfect environment, many show no or little interest in philosophy or anything higher, how do you explain it? I don't think any humans have been given a perfect environment if I think I know what you mean by that, so we don't really know for sure whether they would show i...
by Nick
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.
Replies: 126
Views: 10754

Re: Underrated Scientists/Philosophers.

It is also interesting that after years of study using statistics he concluded that genetics is more powerful than environment as far as the intelligence is concerned. A debate that still continues today, and one that I have always been inclined to take Galton's position as well. I'm not sure how s...
by Nick
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: US Banks -are they just money laundering for the Mafia?
Replies: 23
Views: 3724

Re: US Banks -are they just money laundering for the Mafia?

Glad to see you finally come around with alternet Tom :)
by Nick
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Good Alternet Article
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Good Alternet Article

Our Country Is Lost Believing in What It Sees on Screens, and we are going to pay a nasty price for it if we do not shake ourselves awake quickly from our electronic hallucinations and defy the elites who are ruining the country and trashing the planet.
by Nick
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12068

Re: Man and Woman's Evolution

But Nick, extinction is utterly inevitable no matter what. Sure, there are things we can do to prolong survival, but eventually there will be an end to everything. So how about we just relax and have some fun for the short time we're here? To tell you the truth, for somebody like me there's not muc...