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by Rhett
Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Feeling oddly Nostalgic...
Replies: 5
Views: 4114

Re: Re:

Hi Rhett. Surely I can understand some of this but and material i have written on the internet can be used against me... Although I'm not familiar with your older posts, does that mean you don't support anymore what you once wrote? Or gained some new insights or changed perspective? Or do you try t...
by Rhett
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Feeling oddly Nostalgic...
Replies: 5
Views: 4114

From "Topica" Mar 15, 2005: Following is a list of Genius-L contributors who have been most significant in some way to the list over the years (offered in something very roughly like chronological order). My apologies to anyone I may have forgotten or anyone I've left out who feel they ought have b...
by Rhett
Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: No ego = bullshit
Replies: 155
Views: 8014

Re: No ego = bullshit

I see it this way. The core of the ego is the false belief in an inherently existent self, and the padding is the confusion and suffering and other associated behaviours that arise from it. Egolessness is thus the absence of these. The egoless state involves intellectual discernment about what is go...
by Rhett
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: No ego = bullshit
Replies: 155
Views: 8014

Re: No ego = bullshit

If there was such a thing as having no ego, which I think is probably impossible, then this person would have no problem with me coming over and blowing their head off with a shotgun. Ego keeps you alive. A person without ego would likely act against your attempt to blow their head off, and would d...
by Rhett
Thu May 28, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Compassion or Disdain?
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Compassion or Disdain?

Rather than think in terms of compassion or disdain, which typically invoke emotions, i think in terms of how things are, how they could best be, and how to influence them from the former to the latter.
by Rhett
Thu May 28, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Compassion or Disdain?
Replies: 21
Views: 1892

Re: Compassion or Disdain?

It's hard to think of a non-egotistical term (or one that doesn't convey an emotional state) to express the desire or will that something should cease to exist or that you want it to disappear from the face of reality. Whenever we regard something as 'not good', 'wrong', 'undesirable', a 'problem',...
by Rhett
Thu May 28, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Reproduction Culture

Rhett, In saying that you are missing that cultures are just as much programmed towards reproduction. And cultures are also programmed to thwart behaviours that threaten reproduction, such as the pursuit of wisdom. I don't like using the word culture because it is such a large scale concept that do...
by Rhett
Thu May 28, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Attribution Test
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Attribution Test

A waitress serving in a restaurant appears rude to the customers. A) The woman is actually a nice person but has recently experienced depressive events. B) The Woman is evidently self-centered without concern for others. C) Not enough information is available to ascertain the character of the woman...
by Rhett
Sat May 23, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the best defintion of evil?
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: What is the best defintion of evil?

To minus anything from life/earth is evil and the bigger the minus the greater the evil. like everything there are degrees of evil, eg;Eating meat vs Hitler! It is unfortunately the common case that the eradication of evil is seen as evil, indeed a greater evil that most other evils. People get rea...
by Rhett
Sat May 23, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Reproduction Culture

And cultures are also programmed to thwart behaviours that threaten reproduction, such as the pursuit of wisdom. Not quite. Cultures have only one side, by nature. It thrives on its own machina. The anti reproduction exists only as an unseen enemy. The end of life, support etc. Until such time as t...
by Rhett
Fri May 15, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the best defintion of evil?
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: What is the best defintion of evil?

Enlightenment is the absence of delusion. When delusion is absent, the mind can accurately assess that delusion is absent.
by Rhett
Fri May 15, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Reproduction Culture

Reprodution culture isn't the right way to put it, we are biological organisms that are programmed to replicate our genes in the same way that a plant is programmed to seed every spring. In saying that you are missing that cultures are just as much programmed towards reproduction. And cultures are ...
by Rhett
Fri May 15, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Reproduction Culture

"Reproduction culture," sums up a certain scientifically centered worldview that seeks to express animate life forms as exclusively propelled towards, well... reproduction. IMHO, this topic neatly encapsulates the fact that much of what passes for science when viewed philosophically is really more ...
by Rhett
Fri May 15, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: Reproduction Culture

My apologies for taking so long to respond. modern western culture is testing the limits of it. Why that? How about eastern culture and Indian subcontinental culture. Lot of reproduction going on there. In fact, if you count industrial reproduction (manufacturing), China is now the reproductive cent...
by Rhett
Fri May 08, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Reproduction Culture
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Reproduction Culture

Has anyone heard the term 'Reproduction Culture' before? I haven't come across the term before. To me it neatly encapsulates animal and human culture, the values, the driving forces, involved in society's unfolding. Although modern western culture is testing the limits of it. The term encapsulates t...
by Rhett
Sun May 03, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Murder and Philosophy
Replies: 73
Views: 3458

Re: Murder and Philosophy

I find that the more ignorant and less conscious a person is, the less imagination and constructiveness they have. They have a greater propensity for destructive behaviours, including in this case serial killing. No person with a good mind is going to waste their life and others on killing, they won...
by Rhett
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the best defintion of evil?
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: What is the best defintion of evil?

If I were to strip away all motivation, and lie motionless on the floor until my autonomic processes finally gave out, where would I have gone wrong? Should I have fed myself, that is, do the enlightened have the goal of staying alive? Why? Any logical justification will ultimately rely on axioms. ...
by Rhett
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the best defintion of evil?
Replies: 37
Views: 2154

Re: What is the best defintion of evil?

My main point is that the scale of good vs evil is orthogonal to the scale of intelligence vs stupidity; these 2 variables are independent. You can be smart and evil, or smart and good, or dumb and evil, or dumb and good. If you conflate intelligence with goodness, and conflate stupidity with evil,...
by Rhett
Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Problem With Women Today
Replies: 873
Views: 44854

Re: The Problem With Women Today

All that you have shared is just a group of abstractions. It is some stuff you have heard, have thought about, and repeat. What is missing---vitally missing---is the first-person point-of-view . Instead of speaking reciting what you think is 'true', imagine as true, or hope to be true, it could all...
by Rhett
Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Replies: 48
Views: 5868

Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

R: For a scientist. RR: of course, who else could conduct empirical studies? a sage? no, he's too busy bathing in the infinite every day... ; ) Agreed in context, and yes the infinite is most important, but the sage does also do empirical studies, for example, of human behaviours he observes, stori...
by Rhett
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Problem With Women Today
Replies: 873
Views: 44854

Re: The Problem With Women Today

Alex, Rhett wrote: "Regarding your assertion, "there is no such thing as a 'fully conscious, undeluded mind', when you say this you in effect claim to be personally less than fully conscious and to be deluded. This has implications for you personally, for what you write, for how other's regard what ...
by Rhett
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
Replies: 48
Views: 5868

Re: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

For instance: perhaps an airhead mother will always have airhead daughters, but she can still have an intellectual son, if the father is genetically fit. I know of several examples of airhead mothers having intelligent daughters, and have read of other examples. These may not mean a lot in the over...
by Rhett
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Foiled burglar "a bastard" for reporting rape
Replies: 17
Views: 9669

Re: Foiled burglar "a bastard" for reporting rape

Perhaps I have lost touch with what society thinks. I really hope that society does not think that it is okay for a woman to rape a man, or that it is any kind of justice or making anything even. Of course Rhett's comment shows that at least some people don't understand. To me, her comments sound l...
by Rhett
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Problem With Women Today
Replies: 873
Views: 44854

Re: The Problem With Women Today

Now for a comment on the thread topic, the "problem with women", i mention: In the presence of a woman a man's mind sheds over-arching thoughts and saturates itself with the colours and textures and forms of her appearance, vicariously enjoying the mindlessness that women embody and symbolise. Men s...
by Rhett
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Problem With Women Today
Replies: 873
Views: 44854

Re: The Problem With Women Today

I merely said that "there is no such thing as a 'fully conscious, undeluded mind', and I made a number of statements about David's assumptions about himself. All of it in simple, direct prose with only a few embellishments. Just the way you guys like it, right? I mean, you're miserably tired of all...