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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/10/26(Wed)10:01 No. 3905 ID: 4c1a8e [Reply] Stickied

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For growing and shit or whatever I present to you:


Put in whatever resources that fit in here, whether it's from wikipedia, youtube, some university, or where ever. Just remember to keep it within the board's guidelines and rules.
Use it or lose it, faggots.

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Anonymous 15/07/21(Tue)20:27 No. 12250 ID: 1e9d00

American Nihilist Underground Society
"Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism"

I have found this to be a great positive influence on my life, not just philosophically/abstractly or in practical life matters, but also in the other things the site introduced me to. Got me into Nietzsche, Burroughs, and some pretty awesome metal bands I'd probably never have had heard of.

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This thread is for discussion of the validity of religion(s) and arguments for and against the existence of god/gods.

Any other new posts about this subject will be deleted, or locked and referred to this one.

New threads about religious concepts that play inside their own ruleset are allowed, and we kindly ask that you refrain from turning those well meaning threads into arguments about religion as a whole.

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Anonymous 18/04/24(Tue)18:14 No. 13506 ID: f28ee1

>not believing our thoughts form the universe
On a long enough timeline, nothing is beyond our control--unless we annihilate ourselves or allow ourselves to be annihilated.

READ THIS BEFORE POSTING YOU PILE OF FAGGOTS Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/09/09(Fri)04:51 No. 2371 ID: 175f07 [Reply] Locked Stickied

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Anonymous ## Mod ## 11/12/04(Sun)05:06 No. 4980 ID: 4c1a8e

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Darwin and his mental retardation Anonymous 18/02/22(Thu)09:43 No. 13431 ID: 44a1c4 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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>A conclusion that two (or more) genes or proteins are homologous is a conjecture, not an experimental fact. We would be able to know for a fact that genes are homologous only if we could directly explore their common ancestor and all intermediate forms. Since there is no fossil record of these extinct forms, a decision on homology between genes has to be made on the basis of the similarity between them, the only observable variable that can be expressed numerically and correlated with probability.

>Taung Child's skull not human-like

How can anyone seriously believe in "evolution" when it all is based on a incomplete fossil record, that proves nothing, and comparative genetics that's just conjectures.

Fedora tippers are grasping at straws.

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Anonymous 18/06/17(Sun)20:10 No. 13549 ID: d60c6c

Yeah, true. My bad.

Evolution, even by scientific standards, is so retarded that you've got to be a fedora to actually believe it.

Anonymous 18/06/25(Mon)10:33 No. 13560 ID: d17e03

Kind of sad how fedora tippers ignore contradictory evidence. Science, obviously, isn't valid when they say so.

Anonymous 18/07/10(Tue)15:42 No. 13563 ID: ba3d0c

>The development of the vertebrate kidney shows that different organs aren't generated from homologous embryonic tissue in several species. In fish and amphibia the kidney is derived from an embryonic organ known as the mesonephros, but in reptiles and mammals the mesonephros degenerates towards the end of embryonic life and plays no role in the formation of the adult kidney. It's formed from a discrete spherical mass of mesodermal tissue, the metanephros, which develops quite independently from the mesonephros.

Great post. I had no idea!

The cold indifference of the universe Anonymous 16/12/28(Wed)00:09 No. 12765 ID: 84060f [Reply]

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I do not necessarily have a fear of death. I actually sometimes think it would be cool to just not exist anymore and have nothing to worry about. It's still scary, but in comparison to what has begun to plague my thoughts it's nothing.

Anxiety has made me go through a lot. I used to be comfortable in my body and familiar with it. I felt happy, safe, and at home. After all the mental pain, intense stomach-crushing fear, I am left with an unsettling feeling about everything. I feel like I am a prisoner of reality. This universe summoned my consciousness here, with no choice on my part as far as I'm aware, to live this life, during which I have had to deal with these intense and horrible sensations.

The fact that there was nothing I could do about it, that there is no one to help, that the only thing I can reach out to is other monkeys in clothes who are also trapped in their own minds (though it's probably a better place in there), is incredibly isolating.

I have felt a pure, raw fear of death and eternity. I am no longer confident in reality. I am disturbed by its existence. I have no idea how I lived so long without thinking much of it.

The fact that it's probably possible that a few million years from now a group of aliens summons my consciousness again and induces torture and pain for thousands of years with no rest, and the universe just wouldn't care in its indifferent coldness, is terrifying. I'm scared of reality in that way. The fact that every horrible nightmare we can come up with could happen someday, and there is just no way to know.

This all feels very surreal. I feel uncomfortable being a brain. I can't trust my body not to get sick and give me a slow and painful or fast and even more painful death.

What is going on? Where are all the cameras?

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Anonymous 18/05/27(Sun)05:16 No. 13544 ID: 457ed7

That should be carved into stone tablets.

op just love everything, take refuge in love, love destroys fear

Anonymous 18/06/24(Sun)20:55 No. 13557 ID: 270056

haha "Man up ,Pussy"

OH NO YOU DIDN&!FZj8obGww6 18/07/08(Sun)23:58 No. 13562 ID: 828d07

>>> Existing in a state of temporarily without a G.F. Girl i love is gone. Huge family, weird world... Haven't seen the same girl since. Utter B.S. Love her, gone, oh well. Swear i saw her working at Pentonville. . After getting molester ed, World of B.S.

Survey anonymous 16/04/25(Mon)18:29 No. 12516 ID: 0016ca [Reply]

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On a scale of one to ten, how much do you believe in higher intelligence?
Higher intelligence can be God/Allah, or even aliens.

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FuckStickFunFuck 18/06/21(Thu)12:11 No. 13555 ID: 0249b6

its all within U! Just look @the pic u post. not fuckin getting it?!

Anonymous 18/06/24(Sun)21:00 No. 13558 ID: 270056

WE are GODS this Earth is OUR < Its just most are enslaved.

Anonymous 18/06/24(Sun)21:24 No. 13559 ID: a521d4

10/10, but considering how humans love to abuse their intelligence and my continual growing distrust of humans and particularly of those with great intelligence that abuse it for manipulation makes me that much more likely not to listen to a higher intelligence unless they approached me in a very specific manner that not even I know of.

The most important advice i can give DotAddicts+Anonimus 17/12/27(Wed)15:49 No. 13401 ID: aeb2d6 [Reply]

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Learned from experience.... terrible ones, people were just not meant to live together.

Never, ever ever ever, pursue a relationship. It is never worth it.

Hire a prostitute but dont pretend its more than that.

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Anonymous 18/03/18(Sun)18:59 No. 13460 ID: 104e35

Love, from what I've read, is a biological construct meant to last 2 years (although I suppose the time could be greater or less), meant to last long enough for the father to gather resources for his mate. There is, however, in my mind, a transcendental love, one like agape. Agape doesn't really depend on external constructs for its existence. It's unconditional.

Anonymous 18/04/05(Thu)01:47 No. 13485 ID: e06367

I spent years going through terrible relationship after terrible relationship.

Then I decided that I'd just do casual dating and sex when I could, but maybe would try a relationship again if I happened to date someone who ended up being really compatible.

After about a year of this, I was just bored of it, so I resigned myself to not being intimate with women. I don't know if I just sucked at relationships, or if women were just generally not worth being around.

Met a woman. We were friends for about a year. I had no intention of anything else. Then I realized I had serious feelings for her. I put it out there, and she felt the same.

We've been together for about a decade. Best years of my life, by far. Great sex, she's a great mom, strong loyalty, kind-hearted, funny, clever, attractive.

Sometimes it works out.

FuckStickFunFuck 18/06/21(Thu)11:57 No. 13553 ID: 0249b6

take it easy // LOVE NOTHING

Anonymous 18/05/19(Sat)17:45 No. 13530 ID: 1c68b3 [Reply]

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Time is a fantasy; there is no such thing.

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Anonymous 18/06/17(Sun)17:29 No. 13548 ID: c259d7

>I had to whip out my junk at the playground to demonstrate what is and isn't real
As good a reason as any.

Anonymous 18/06/18(Mon)11:23 No. 13551 ID: c1703f

Not for us though, or would you say that everything is the same since you were born? We have day and night cycles so time isnt really a social construct but the stuff we build around time, like meetings, appointments, etc are.

Anonymous 18/06/20(Wed)02:06 No. 13552 ID: 8bf6d2

Why does Einstein's theory of relativity work then?

Anonymous 16/12/24(Sat)23:39 No. 12763 ID: 0f36a6 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

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Why are atheists so obsessed with aliens and other conspiracy theories? There is literally no credible evidence for their existence. Is it because they are immature manchildren?


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Anonymous 18/05/19(Sat)19:32 No. 13532 ID: 1e4c65

In the simplest terms, atheists are spiritually dead and have nothing to believe in, no cause to which to dedicate their lives. Therefore they latch on to MUH ALIENS and other stupid shit.
Seriously, if there are aliens we can find them in due time. Time to focus on cleaning up our own race and planet before we start fucking with others.

Anonymous 18/05/24(Thu)13:11 No. 13539 ID: 1bafe4

Fedora tippers are hilarious. This kind of "science" is what you get when you have manchildren running the universities.

Anonymous 18/06/18(Mon)09:39 No. 13550 ID: b44204

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>Octopuses are aliens

Someone has gone off the deep end here.

Selfish and speciesist behavior as 'genetic reproductive strategy Anonymous 17/09/02(Sat)07:35 No. 13093 ID: d5439c [Reply]

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Here's a spicy one. It's pretty simple too. Maybe I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about. Anyway, enjoy.


If a human does something to seriously harm and deprive fellow humans, or even something to seriously harm and deprive other species (for example, making them go extinct), is this poor and unintelligent 'genetic reproductive strategy'?

For example, let's just make some random, kind of exaggerated scenarios.

In scenario 1.) Elon Musk finds a way to reproduce by budding. The police try to stop him, so he is left with their choice to either surrender, or destroy Earth and create a self-sustaining colony on Mars. So, out of supposed good 'genetic reproductive strategy,' he goes through with the latter option. Sure, he succeeded in propagating his unique DNA more than otherwise, but he also destroyed the all species on Earth, one of which was carrying 99% DNA similar to him (humanity).

Another scenario, 2.) humanity finds a cure for cancer, but it involves killing all of the other primates. Humanity goes through with the plan, and all other primates are dead. Humanity helped itself thrive and prosper more by eliminating cancer, but what about the fact that many of those primates contained 95% similar DNA to humans? Humans succeeded in propagating the DNA that is unique to humans over the other primates, but they also hurt biodiversity and made it so that there will be no remaining primates if humans go extinct.

So is speciesist and extremely selfish strategy really beneficial 'genetic reproductive strategy'? Is it not better in terms of genetic propagation to focus on maintaining the biosphere and prolonging human existence, or is that unique DNA so much more important than the DNA in common?

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Anonymous 17/09/03(Sun)06:18 No. 13104 ID: d5439c

and another poster:

You are assuming that genes make long term decisions and try to determine the outcome of their strategies.

It is really just a bunch of programmed behaviors that happen to succeed or fail based on the environment.

"Kill wolves and eat those fuckers" works until there aren't any wolves left.

Then some other strategy works better. "Cannibal everyone and eat their brains."

Until a disease kills cannibals and not non-cannibals.

On and on and on in the circle of life.

Anonymous 18/05/13(Sun)19:48 No. 13524 ID: 04954d

Nature ((programmed)) itself so that one can never have too many good things - after a while, the good things must come to an end ; either due to a lack of resources or limited quantity and or some sort of malady/sickness/termination/expiration

Anonymous 18/05/19(Sat)19:36 No. 13534 ID: 1e4c65

Not in the scenarios you propose.
But killing off a species that was harming the biosystem in some way — that I would say was good.

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