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by Imadrongo
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Please forgive the sages
Replies: 35
Views: 2323

Re: Please forgive the sages

Since you introduced the "men of action" you must realize the difference. Otherwise one could say that there's no difference between "men of action" and "men who feel they are all about action" or: "men of faith". And if we'd go down that route it would appear to invalidate the whole point of your ...
by Imadrongo
Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Please forgive the sages
Replies: 35
Views: 2323

Re: Please forgive the sages

Power at the core is about capacity, ability or potential for action. Only with 'action' is meant a fundamental exchange of power, or just any process . One basic reach for power would be to maintain the capacity to have ones daily bread. Drongo seems to hint at the possible disconnect between a fe...
by Imadrongo
Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Please forgive the sages
Replies: 35
Views: 2323

Re: Please forgive the sages

If you'd have studied Nietzsche properly, you'd know that within nihilism there's no truth or discovery to be found. It's not something to reach, it's happening by itself like a philosophical entropy - like a deteriorating house when there's no upkeep, rotten foundations, etc. I think this quote su...
by Imadrongo
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Please forgive the sages
Replies: 35
Views: 2323

Please forgive the sages

This whole sagedom is of course just the will to power of a type of passive "thinking" man who through it invents as good an otherworldly value schema to make himself feel powerful as does the Christian. I must admit that it's definitely closer to hitting the truth than Christianity, but, contrary t...
by Imadrongo
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Does it matter or not?
Replies: 195
Views: 9203

Re: Does it matter or not?

Laird, To "perfect" your actions requires a high level of strength and self-control. However a serial killer can maximize his kill ratio just well as Jesus can maximize his teaching. This perfection is actually irrelevant to the actions themselves, it is based on the underlying values. Nihilists lac...
by Imadrongo
Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: What is Logic?
Replies: 89
Views: 5343

Re: What is Logic?

Good! Now an entity, as apposed to a quality or relation, must be constituted in one of two ways: either it must be possessed of its own intrinsic causes, or it must be dependent upon extrinsic causes for its being; there being no intermediate alternative [law of excluded middle]. Is this correct t...
by Imadrongo
Sat Dec 01, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: More Austrailian sages
Replies: 15
Views: 1421

Re: More Austrailian sages

David Quinn wrote:He also believes that he is the only person in history to have reached perfection, so yes, there is a touch of grandiosity there as well.
Yea it sounds better if you say there are 3-5 others in the history of mankind who have reached your level of perfection as well.
by Imadrongo
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: logical proof of causality without empirical?
Replies: 39
Views: 2705

Re: logical proof of causality without empirical?

As it is all you have is that it is "uncertain" where are concepts came from It doesn't matter where they come from since it doesn't impact on our ability to reason. Reasoning is always about "things", and the things simply present themselves to us. There is no possible way for us to know for certa...
by Imadrongo
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: logical proof of causality without empirical?
Replies: 39
Views: 2705

Re: logical proof of causality without empirical?

I'm still confused about how causality is logically proven without relying on any empirical observations. Trying to prove something based on empirical observations is like building a house on sand. All empirical observations are inherently uncertain and cannot be relied upon because the senses are ...
by Imadrongo
Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Postmodernity and Buddhism
Replies: 62
Views: 4025

Re: Postmodernity and Buddhism

I guess I had a wrong idea of postmodernism if it refers to intelligent-sounding writing that means nothing. :-S
by Imadrongo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Genius Rules
Replies: 92
Views: 5872

Re: Genius Rules

4. The enlightened define their own terms as it becomes necessary to do so to logically reach the conclusions that they already know are true, since they are enlightened.
by Imadrongo
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Postmodernity and Buddhism
Replies: 62
Views: 4025

Re: Postmodernity and Buddhism

You aren't PoMo vicdan?
by Imadrongo
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Naturalistic philosophy denies life?
Replies: 480
Views: 25248

Re: Naturalistic philosophy denies life?

HOW DOES A=A SIGNIFY MEMORY???

In other words, for your purposes, how do you redefine "memory"?
by Imadrongo
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Donation button
Replies: 49
Views: 4396

Re: Donation button

maestro wrote:The page about you is more funny
http://theequineschool.org/ged/index.ph ... avid_Quinn
Haha that's good. Unfortunately nobody much would get the humor if they don't read this forum frequently.
by Imadrongo
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

An interesting comment relevant to our discussion here, written by someone competent regarding Nietzsche. From this blog I stumbled upon just now. http://jonrowe.blogspot.com/2006/07/foucault-pimple-on-nietzsches-ass.html ... Foucault is a bird of another stripe. No question he obtained inspiration...
by Imadrongo
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

"It took thousands of years to build the good, civil, Christian state -- Nietzsche himself was fighting against it, was destroying it." Well, if what you say is true, then I (and we) have many good reasons to recoil from Nietzsche's doctrines. ... And portray them as a mistaken reading, as some tes...
by Imadrongo
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

The Hitlerian example is not an example that functions, you fool, and yet you keep bringing it up. You mistake the unleashing of brutal force, that rips apart things that took a thousand years to construct, with a legitimate 'will to power', I mean one that any sane person could rationally---or eve...
by Imadrongo
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.
Replies: 245
Views: 19537

Re: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.

How is attempting to save a girl who has a demon by scratching her eyes, where you fully believe that is the way to remove demons, not rational?

What is the real distinction between rationality and irrationality?
by Imadrongo
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

So, with your freshly washed undies you proceed to the University where YOU are the slave that is being educated and YOU represent precisely the threat that Nietzsche warned of. I think this is rubbish. But exactly what threat do I represent that Nietzsche warned of? What in the fuck do you know ab...
by Imadrongo
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

Neil wrote: "At any rate, I'm confident he would have admired something in Hitler, if not his reasoning then at least his will to power." Well, there you have it. The above seems to indicate, basically, where this Nietzschean analysis leads, and that is basically to madness. Always, there on the fr...
by Imadrongo
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.
Replies: 245
Views: 19537

Re: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.

But that's the point, people don't turn to Buddhism because of any amount of suffering. At least, not that I know. Even the founder, Gautama Buddha, who sets the tone seemed rather well off in life. It's an existential drive, a craving for insight into ones own nature, a growing dissatisfaction tha...
by Imadrongo
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Is there an ideology of knowledge?
Replies: 136
Views: 7775

Re: Is there an ideology of knowledge?

Nietzsche is definitely confusing. I think he is not against Jewish people in the sense of heredity, but against that type of people, the type of people Christianity and morality spawned in. Perhaps he thought antisemitism spawned from a similar type of people, or was for the wrong reasons. He defin...
by Imadrongo
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.
Replies: 245
Views: 19537

Re: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.

You mean, would he continue to be emotional towards women even after he has abandoned the emotions? In the beginning stages, when a person first begins to seek truth, he is still very egotistical and emotional, and thus his valuing of truth will certainly be emotional. Indeed, ideally, his emotiona...
by Imadrongo
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Help Desk
Topic: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.
Replies: 245
Views: 19537

Re: Intelligence and the desire to reproduce.

I'm not really sure about emotions. Is it possible to have values without emotions?

David -- By that logic couldn't a sage who also passionately like women continue to do so through "momentum" alongside his desire for truth?
by Imadrongo
Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Naturalistic philosophy denies life?
Replies: 480
Views: 25248

Re: Naturalistic philosophy denies life?

My point is that you don't know whether the same concept of a boundary can't automatically be extended to "other worlds". It seems that you are only guessing, since you aren't providing any solid reasons so support your claim. No, I don't know. If you have some proof that our concepts extend beyond...