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Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-21-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 300,686
Posted By eripiomundus
Sigur Ros are amazing. Wish I had heard of them...

Sigur Ros are amazing. Wish I had heard of them long before I did.

I got stuck on this song for a couple of days after watching King Arthur. Movie was so so, but the song is pretty cool....
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-21-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,590
Posted By eripiomundus
Sounds like you've already got the skeletons -...

Sounds like you've already got the skeletons - motivations, histories - of who they are. You just need to flesh them out gradually as you go. If you want extra believability throw some quirks in...
Forum: Lyrics 02-21-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,631
Posted By eripiomundus
I've got an android mobile. Pretty extravagant...

I've got an android mobile. Pretty extravagant recording studio, I know, but hey, if you got the duckets...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-21-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,089
Posted By eripiomundus
Man I like the guitar. Like a cauldron of...

Man I like the guitar. Like a cauldron of bubbling slick viscous...umm...stuff. For some reason the instrumental/solo in the middle didn't grab me as powerfully as the initial licks, but that might...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-21-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,651
Posted By eripiomundus
Don't get me wrong. I fully agree that humanity...

Don't get me wrong. I fully agree that humanity is self organising. The fact that we are now organised attests to this. I just can't see how, with world population at over 7 billion, we could ever...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-21-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,651
Posted By eripiomundus
I've always leaned toward anarchism (without ever...

I've always leaned toward anarchism (without ever having read a single thing about it except the definition). I think it's the idealist's ideal.

Unfortunately, with the world population what it...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-21-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,651
Posted By eripiomundus
I can never recall who says these things - I...

I can never recall who says these things - I don't celebrate people but ideas - but it was an Australian politician I think:

"If you start out in politics and you aren't on the left you have no...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
I thought your question about the ice cream was a...

I thought your question about the ice cream was a joke when I first read it, which is why I never replied (sorry), but to be honest it has proven pretty difficult to address. I wrote out a reply...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
Does antimatter factor into this agreement? I...

Does antimatter factor into this agreement?
I see what you're saying, and on one level I agree with the categories, but:

Ultimately "truth" is a conscious thing. It is not synonymous with...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
Apologies for the double post. This is the...

Apologies for the double post.

This is the main point I was hoping to eventually get to: truth is not a thing, but a concept. It is a conscious affirmation of sensory data. Truth requires not...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
Technically a peristaltic contraction would occur...

Technically a peristaltic contraction would occur whilst walking (wouldn't it?), and has nothing really to do with swallowing. I don't think your logic follows that denying the actions/objects...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-20-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
I think this is begging the question: if you...

I think this is begging the question: if you assume the above four points to be true you are already assuming the position that truth exists, and you're essentially proving a given. We first have to...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-19-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
Exactly my point. But the question then becomes:...

Exactly my point. But the question then becomes: is it possible for two people to ever have exactly the same experience? I would argue "no".

If no two people can have the exact same experience...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-19-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
If you send me a video there's no way I could...

If you send me a video there's no way I could know, with utter certainty, that it was genuine. Video compositing is easier than ever these days.

You believe you scratched your balls, and for you...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-19-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
A potential fact becomes a fact only when it is...

A potential fact becomes a fact only when it is objectively verified. I didn't see you scratch. I've never seen your balls. I can't verify this as a fact, and therefore I don't know it as a truth.
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Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
I don't think it's as simple as that, so I invite...

I don't think it's as simple as that, so I invite you to name something you consider true and we'll see if we can veritably establish it as a fact.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 02-18-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By eripiomundus
Truth

After reading "The Red Pill" thread and watching a few links to the Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson podcast, I thought it might be interesting to talk about truth.

My position: there is no truth...
Forum: Members' Feedback 02-05-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,452
Posted By eripiomundus
I've seen you get accused of stirring shit, but...

I've seen you get accused of stirring shit, but honestly I don't see it. Sure you enter in with some playful banter and whatnot, but I don't see you hacking on people. It's usually just an injection...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-26-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By eripiomundus
What you've outlined is the expression of...

What you've outlined is the expression of in-group mentality: what is different, ie not in-group, is bad. In-group mentality is a necessary part of social interaction. Well, necessary in terms of the...
Forum: Free Writing 12-26-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By eripiomundus
I specifically said: "I'm not saying people back...

I specifically said: "I'm not saying people back then were stupid..." before going on to outline some of the factors that caused many people, by no fault of their own, to be fairly ignorant (please...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-26-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By eripiomundus
Ants and bees are definitely a setback to my...

Ants and bees are definitely a setback to my hypothesis that consciousness serves group dynamics, which is why in the initial post I specifically mentioned "higher order" organisms to exclude them....
Forum: Free Writing 12-25-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By eripiomundus
Given that the bible was written over the course...

Given that the bible was written over the course of some three hundred years AD, it's probable that none of the words of any of the contenders are rooted in historical fact. It's more probable that...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-25-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By eripiomundus
Consciousness and society

Won't go into too much detail here in the introductory post (I'd rather see where it goes after some responses).

I'm beginning to believe social pressures had a near-exclusive role to play in the...
Forum: Poetry 12-25-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By eripiomundus
As usual, great job Myers. Really like the...

As usual, great job Myers.

Really like the switch to muffled voicings at about 1:25 and 2:28 - how do you get that effect by the way? Never mind - probably just a filter or something.

Can't...
Forum: Poetry 12-01-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By eripiomundus
I fully expected to see the poem read: This...

I fully expected to see the poem read:

This is my love poem
there are many like it but this one is mine...
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