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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:57 pm

That's interesting you brought up that picture, Reason. I've been pondering why it is that often people mention how "negligible" human existence is. Usually, it comes from the mouths of leftists. This, of course, isn't really surprising considering their nihilistic will to lower humanity, to make all into a insignificant paste as it were. Why don't people ever consider existence from a  different angle? I.e., from the perspective of atoms. To atoms, we are gargantuan cosmic entities, Gods! I like to view myself according to the latter as it is more empowering. The former perspective tends to make individuals fall into a pit of nihilistic despair.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:25 pm

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That's interesting you brought up that picture, Reason. I've been pondering why it is that often people mention how "negligible" human existence is. Usually, it comes from the mouths of leftists. This, of course, isn't really surprising considering their nihilistic will to lower humanity, to make all into a insignificant paste as it were. Why don't people ever consider existence from a  different angle? I.e., from the perspective of atoms. To atoms, we are gargantuan cosmic entities, Gods! I like to view myself according to the latter as it is more empowering. The former perspective tends to make individuals fall into a pit of nihilistic despair.
Yes.  I remember hearing that, materially speaking, on the scale of the smallest to largest particles and lengths in the universe, humans are actually on the larger side.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:51 am

Crazy animation on Hiroshima drawn form first hand experience.

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The fucked up part is they only did it to frighten the Soviets.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:34 am

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Man, these people where ahead of their time, if only the weaklings would of listened! 300 years ago they would of been burned at the stake, secularism opens the door for Pagan influence, humanists are apart of the solution. Really fun interview. Also Zeena very much is easy on the eyes.
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21 October 2013
No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, study says
The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling subject for research. But a new study suggests the quest isn't nearly complete.

No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, study says
This image shows diversity in premolar and molar morphology in Neanderthals, modern
humans and potential ancestral species [Credit: Aida Gómez-Robles, PNAS]
The researchers, using quantitative methods focused on the shape of dental fossils, find that none of the usual suspects fits the expected profile of an ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans. They also present evidence that the lines that led to Neanderthals and modern humans diverged nearly 1 million years ago, much earlier than studies based on molecular evidence have suggested.

The study, which will be published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was carried out by an international team of scholars from The George Washington University, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research in Austria, Indiana University and Atapuerca Research Team in Spain.

"Our results call attention to the strong discrepancies between molecular and paleontological estimates of the divergence time between Neanderthals and modern humans," said Aida Gómez-Robles, lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral scientist at the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology of The George Washington University. "These discrepancies cannot be simply ignored, but they have to be somehow reconciled."

P. David Polly, professor in the Department of Geological Sciences in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences, is a co-author of the study. Other co-authors are Spanish researchers José María Bermúdez de Castro, Juan-Luis Arsuaga and Eudald Carbonell, co-directors of the excavations at Atapuerca sites. The study resulted from a collaboration that developed when Gómez-Robles spent a semester at IU studying with Polly while she was a graduate student at the National Research Centre for Human Evolution and at the University of Granada, both in Spain. It also makes use of statistical methods developed by IU Bloomington biologist Emilia Martins.

The article, "No known hominin species matches the expected dental morphology of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans," relies on fossils of approximately 1,200 molars and premolars from 13 species or types of hominins -- humans and human relatives and ancestors. Fossils from the well-known Atapuerca sites have a crucial role in this research, accounting for more than 15 percent of the complete studied fossil collection.

The researchers use techniques of morphometric analysis and phylogenetic statistics to reconstruct the dental morphology of the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans. They conclude with high statistical confidence that none of the hominins usually proposed as a common ancestor, such as Homo heidelbergensis, H. erectus and H. antecessor, is a satisfactory match.

"None of the species that have been previously suggested as the last common ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans has a dental morphology that is fully compatible with the expected morphology of this ancestor," Gómez-Robles said.

The study also finds that the potential human ancestors discovered in Europe are morphologically closer to Neanderthals than to modern humans. This suggests the line leading to Neanderthals arose around 1 million years ago and the divergence of humans took place much earlier than previously thought. Other studies have placed the divergence around 350,000 years ago.

The researchers argue that quantitative and statistical methods provide a better way to settle debates about human origins than the descriptive analyses that have been used in the past. "Our primary aim," they write, "is to put questions about human evolution into a testable, quantitative framework and to offer an objective means to sort out apparently unsolvable debates about hominin phylogeny." They also suggest applying their methodology to study other body parts represented in the hominin fossil record.

What comes next? Answers to the ancestry question could come from studying hominin fossils from Africa, the researchers say. But the African fossil record from the era of interest is sparse.

"The study tells us that there are still new hominin finds waiting to be made," Polly said. "Fossil finds from about 1 million years ago in Africa deserve close scrutiny as the possible ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans."
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:44 am

The thing is that they make the assumption of a common modern human, across all the races. While that other research team concluded that different human races have different amounts of neanderthal DNA inside them, africans having zero.

If I make the assumption of a commonality of all humans and I look at the DNA or fossils for that matter then I can only look at the common markers across the board. And those modern human markers have nothing in common with neanderthals because they were excluded by the first assumption of a commonality among all modern humans.

A phenological example to illustrate it - White skin? Nope, we have black guys among humans too, so we can't use that as a common feature in our search for ancestors.

So of course they found no common ancestor because they excluded all markers on the modern human side which would have had commonalities with neanderthals. They couldn't include them because not all modern humans share them, namely the africans.
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I like what Stardusk is getting at here; never settle for mediocrity!
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Starting to learn more about ancient Roman culture. I was drawn to the gladiators for obvious reasons. I thought this was an interesting movie-documentary on them.
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The guy that makes these videos deserves more views, in my opinion, for the time and effort he puts into his videos. He has many good videos on Nietzsche, Redbeard, and others. Here is a link to his Youtube channel:

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Strength in numbers.
A scavenger.
Females on top of the social structure.
Social order is not determined by virtue but by age?
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:34 pm

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Probably the greatest moment of my life, one of the hardest encounters of all gaming history, took 200+ hours of practice for 25 people to achieve absolute synchronized perfection. At the age of 14 I was one of the best players out of a total of 11 million people. Good fucking times... The game was too good; where in it had inbound reward mechanisms of insane proportions, the amount of ecstasy involved within achieving such impossible feats is unparalleled in comparison to any drug.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:48 pm

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Nature is tamed by technology at the moment. It's the artificial laws which define the box, the hazards now.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:11 am

Excellent reviewers.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:40 am

Carmina Burana, composed by Carl Orff: Poetry written by German monks and Paters from Beuern in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th century; critical on society, (Church) government and celebrating Nature and life from season to season, reflecting it on human life.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:56 pm

"We'll discuss the marketing of corrosive counter-culture modern art and the attack on beauty. Gavan discusses the cult of personality around empty artists that have put focus on rot and death. Art is degenerating into nothing but sensationalism. The success of modern art is judged by how much attention it can get and consequently the more subversive, disgusting and pornographic it is, the more the attention it gets by the "critics" and media pundits. Shock factor is mistaken for greatness. Gavan asks what happened to art that conveys beauty, holds veneration for life and is inspirational. Kearney says that the Frankfurt School has been instrumental in turning art into crude smut and emptiness."

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:28 pm

The power of words.
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:34 pm

Key motivating factor of humanity.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:48 am

''I am the living man protected by natural law''
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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:16 am

CNN would be U.S. soft-power, information warfare, directed outward...and FOX would be the same directed inward.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:22 am

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CNN would me U.S. soft-power, information warfare, directed outward...and FOX would be the same directed inward.

Plus MSNBC, which is FOX for the Democrats. Further reinforcing the false dichotomy between 2 parties with largely identical ideologies.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:37 am

Many people still do not understand how modern warfare changed after WW2.
The U.S. received brain influx from Europe...and the information age was born...along with it this War like no Other.

Soft power warfare is a form of Cold Warfare, as they called it before.

The right/left dichotomy, in the west, has now become part of the same mechanism, both sides being played by the same interests, to maintain the illusion of free-speech and Democracy.
The left propagates an internal nihilism, a levelling down, which increases stability and cohesion, thusly increasing the SuperOrganism's - the state's - externally focused synergy.
The right is this projection of synergistic power outwards against those other SuperOrgansims (States- Memes) that contradict its dominance.

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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

There's no ideological (Mimetic) conflict between left and right in the U.S.
They are in collusion.
Just as the separation of church and state never finalized, in practice, but only in theory, in the U.S.
The same principles the church propagated, have now been secularized and are propagated under different titles...other words being used.  
Like how Communism could be repackaged in the States under the title "Venus Project".

The only difference of left/right in the U.S. is one of methodology.
The values, the standards of evaluating high/low, the principles, the ideals are the same.

Both Democrats and Republican do not question the "Democracy" of the United States, or their two-party, that is really a single party with two branches, system - they never doubt the institution of the Presidency, doubting if the person is actually in charge - they never question the "benevolence" of the States on the world scene - they never question ownership, or materialism/hedonism as the standard - they never question all-inclusive participation or the measure of quantity to determine quality.


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PostSubject: Re: Things to Watch Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Its fine for an exoteric movement, better than other options of "God" societies... but not for the immediate free-spirit, although Dharma itself has a more richer semantic complex than this guru presents.

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