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by DHodges
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Wisdom of the law of Relative Infinity
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: The Wisdom of the law of Relative Infinity

Your language makes it difficult to discern exactly what you are saying, but you seem to be referring to "I think, therefore I am" a la Descartes. This view, while striking at first, is flawed because of all the underlying assumptions about what existence actually entails. Descartes wants the ego (c...
by DHodges
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sartre
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Sartre

Ryan Rudolph wrote:What I didn't like about Satre, and many of the other European philosophers of that time period is that their language was often times too intentionally complicated, cryptic and lacking bluntness and insight.
Ha! Try reading Derrida!
by DHodges
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sartre
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

Re: Sartre

I thought The Transcendence of the Ego: An Existentialist Theory of Consciousness was very good. I couldn't finish Nausea; it was making me sick to read it. (It was a long time ago.)
by DHodges
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Is time travel to the past impossible?
Replies: 116
Views: 18975

Re: Is time travel to the past impossible?

If causality is an ultimate law then time travel to the past would be absolutely impossible. You should understand that time is a mental construct, not something that exists in some absolute sense on its own. It is defined relationally. In my opinion, time travel to the past is not possible on the ...
by DHodges
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Trying to be comfortable with death.
Replies: 21
Views: 2052

Very comfortable in my Death-themed Snuggie

The other option is that there is some sort of metaphysical law, where conscious experience is transferred into another vehicle, perhaps in some hierarchical deeper reality that the human perceiving instrument is not aware of. There's not really any reason to think that might be so, other than you ...
by DHodges
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Sentencing the Human Race
Replies: 108
Views: 6782

Re: Sentencing the Human Race

Bob Michael wrote:Trudging towards Armageddon and perfectly on schedule.
Indeed we are.

Dust in the wind.
by DHodges
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:04 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the peace of realization
Replies: 10
Views: 1062

Re: the peace of realization

At least one definition defined it as the absence of conflict. Is this the key? Is it the fact that peace is not something, but merely the absence of other things? Yes. There will at least be that one less thing to be conflicted about, so you can give it a rest. If we don't claim that peace will re...
by DHodges
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Existence is Primary
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Existence is Primary

Well, what do you mean exactly when you say you "exist" ?
by DHodges
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: the anther
Replies: 7
Views: 872

But a flower looks like a vagina, so I don't know

Well, I had to look it up to know what he was talking about. Paco seems to be confused about / alienated from his own sexuality.

What is lower than animal nature? Plant nature.
by DHodges
Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Evil of Charm
Replies: 83
Views: 5128

Re: The Evil of Charm

So what you're saying is, if I find a woman attractive, I should walk up to her and say I want to fuck her instead of trying to court her? No, the fact is that people simply cannot be blunt about their intentions in realistic social interactions because that is counterproductive. And while it may b...
by DHodges
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12069

Religion

I think you can understand the importance of religion in human history without getting bogged down in the details of some particular one. Having religious beliefs does seem to be a part of human nature. But the existence of so many competing religions with different beliefs demonstrates that the par...
by DHodges
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12069

Re: Man and Woman's Evolution

cousinbasil wrote:Maybe I am being too serious. I am asking why they picked 3 and not 2 or 4. Better yet, why did they not leave it at 1, since it is an offshoot of a monotheistic tradition?
Why do think this is important?
by DHodges
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12069

Re: Man and Woman's Evolution

See, this is where I often lose patience because I can't even tell if you are serious or not. Assuming you are, this doesn't have anything to do with the number three. If you take something like perception, you can name any number of conditions that are necessary for it to occur. To take the example...
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: system of ethics based on realization of ultimate reality
Replies: 78
Views: 5938

Re: system of ethics based on realization of ultimate realit

otiosedodge, let me recommend a book for you: Against Ethics

In short, ethical systems are for stupid people who can't figure out what is good or bad without someone handing them a rulebook. True ethical behavior must come from within, it can not come from blindly following a set of rules.
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12069

What does "is" mean?

What does exist in an ultimate sense, for example? When you get down to it, nothing. "Existing in an ultimate sense" is not actually coherent, if you look closely enough at any phenomenon. "Existence" is conventional existence, nothing else. Is that a perception? Some people would say that perceivi...
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Consciousness, memory and perception:
Replies: 126
Views: 7437

Re: Consciousness, memory and perception:

Again with the rocks.
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is the meaning of life?
Replies: 100
Views: 5841

I wanna rock!

Jesus Christ, a rock is not alive, what the fuck.


How can you not know that?
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Man and Woman's Evolution
Replies: 234
Views: 12069

Perception : no more real than anything else

cousinbasil wrote: As perceptions are the only reality we have, illusions or not, they exist.
Perceptions exist in a conventional sense, but not in any ultimate sense.

Similarly for the perceiver, the act of perceiving and the object of perception (which all arise together).
by DHodges
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Whatever happened to all the old members?
Replies: 9
Views: 1204

Re: Whatever happened to all the old members?

I've gone away for years at a time, and come back. Am I back, or just dropping by for a quick visit? I don't know. What we discuss here is by nature a solo adventure. Sometimes it is a very meandering path. Some few may "get it" and "graduate." There is no longer a need to discuss anything. Others p...
by DHodges
Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Why so genius?
Replies: 15
Views: 3363

Re: Why so genius?

We hate most in others what we hate most about ourselves.

Anyway, there is an ignore function, and it helps quite a bit to make the forum readable.
by DHodges
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Hey.
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: Hey.

Ah yes.

"I'm not really an asshole, I'm just joking around."


edit: t-shirt
by DHodges
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Hey.
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Hey Yourself

IJesusChrist wrote:Yeah! I'm better then everyone here most of the time anyways!!
Jesus Christ!
by DHodges
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Abolish Guns that Kill...Replace with Vitamin Guns Instead
Replies: 15
Views: 1106

Re: Abolish trying to abolish things that can not be abolished

Mine was a tongue-in-cheek response to an old nemesis, Dave. Note his rephrased header... Abolish trying to abolish things that can not be abolished Nemesis? Really? I am honored. Anyway, guns can not be abolished. It is an impossibility. I don't think that many people really want to abolish guns, ...
by DHodges
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: What Would Your Last Words Be Upon Death?
Replies: 22
Views: 3286

Re: What Would Your Last Words Be Upon Death?

Who was that general? His last words were, "Nonsense, they can't possibly hit us from -"
by DHodges
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Jennifer Aniston cell
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Jennifer Aniston cell

In my limited understanding of the way the brain works, no overall function is dependant on a single neuron. That's like saying a particular transistor on your computer chip does a calculation.