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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.

Anonymous ## Mod ## 12/02/02(Thu)05:26 No. 5920 ID: 4fb7fa [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied

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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 15/08/31(Mon)08:05 No. 12273 ID: 369e77

Think of "god" as a parent.
If you live under this imaginary beings rules, you end up falling back on this parental figure when you cannot solve a problem yourself.

While "god" may have been a nice thing back before we had to diagnose what the fuck we're doing to our planet, we've kind of made it so that we have complete control over the fate of our existence, and therefore, the responsibility to take care of ourselves, instead of laying our faith in something which cannot be proven to even exist at any capacity.

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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We interrupt your scheduled bickering for this important announcement: Understanding /phi/

  • What this board is:
    • A place to discuss epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic, in a general sense, or in an applied sense (in sex, science, vidya, your mother).
    • A place where not only is being a pretentious, hubristic dickhead is allowed, but is considered the norm.
  • What this board is not:
    • It is not /b/, /x/, or /rnb/.
    • A place to spew incoherent nonsense and verbal diarrhea.
    • A place to make claims with no justifications (and "because I say so" or "because you're gay" isn't a justification).
    • A place where the global rules do not apply.
An inability to follow these conventions will result in a warning!
Repeat offenders will be banned!

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

Dear faggots,
I shouldn't have to remind you, but if someone is posting something against the rules, please report it.

If you don't know how to report a post, please see our super-sugoi FAQ section on the front page.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Anonymous 14/05/12(Mon)22:42 No. 11375 ID: cfc5b0 [Reply]

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Anything science cannot prove is full of shit.
So is philosophy, you can't get a REAL answer.
You're wasting your time, being pretentious faggots.
Anything other than the material world doesn't exist.
Please, if you can, bring a superior argument to the table and prove me otherwise.

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Anonymous 15/10/04(Sun)02:19 No. 12292 ID: db5f77

>Anything science cannot prove is full of shit.
This statement is unscientific and is therefore paradoxal.

Anonymous 15/10/05(Mon)11:43 No. 12293 ID: eb915c


OP is an atheist and atheists are rarely logical.

Anonymous 15/10/09(Fri)06:51 No. 12294 ID: 2545a8

OP got fucking rekt

Anonymous 15/07/10(Fri)09:50 No. 12233 ID: 85377d [Reply]

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>eternal recurrence
>time is a flat circle
>in your darkest hour, a demon tells you your life is to be repeated
>again and again and again
>are you happy?

>user was banned for this post

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Anonymous 15/08/14(Fri)10:52 No. 12263 ID: 18b905

I am neither happy nor unhappy. It doesn't matter. Unless I am somehow born each time with the memories from each previous life, I will always "die" at the end. From the perspective of the current me, there is no difference.

Anonymous 15/08/22(Sat)01:48 No. 12271 ID: 7d07df

I may be disappointed.

Anonymous 15/09/28(Mon)07:58 No. 12286 ID: 42bd01

+ I might change what I do.
- I wouldn't remember shit so whatever.

Anonymous 15/09/05(Sat)08:11 No. 12275 ID: 0fb81b [Reply]

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Without the devil, the angel has no motivation.
Without the angel, the devil has no motivation.
Motivation is the driving force for change and for life.
Given time, a thing will change.
There can never exist only devils.
There can never exist only angels.

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Anonymous 15/09/05(Sat)11:10 No. 12277 ID: ca3ceb

Lucifer was an angel.
What the fuck did they do until hell was created.

Tank Girl just goes around a wasteland doing whatever she wants. She does goals and shit.

And the villain being a protagonist doesn't happen unless the story is about them. You'd benefit from reading a dictionary.

Anonymous 15/09/05(Sat)18:28 No. 12278 ID: 039cf1

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with the penis, production of splooge
with out the vajayjay, there is no production of babbyz
Surviving and passing on DNA is the driving force for life
Given time, a thing will change,


Anonymous 15/10/02(Fri)10:38 No. 12289 ID: 8c8d7c

as such we are all devils?

Universally Preferable Behavior Anonymous 14/05/07(Wed)23:06 No. 11322 ID: 180d0f [Reply]

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An attempt to prove secular ethics.


"UPB in a Nutshell:

1. Reality is objective and consistent.

2. “Logic” is the set of objective and consistent rules derived from the consistency of reality.

3. Those theories that conform to logic are called “valid.”

4. Those theories that are confirmed by empirical testing are called “accurate.”

5. Those theories that are both valid and accurate are called “true.”
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Anonymous 15/08/10(Mon)07:35 No. 12258 ID: d52e1d

this sort of nonsense intuitionism doesn't prove anything. you cannot prove the validity of a moral theory by appealing to our 'moral intuitions'. If anything it's just another Is-Ought problem.

It's basically making the case that because people intuitively feel that it would be 'bad' to push the fat man, that it we ought not push the fat man.

Pure nonsense.

Anonymous 15/09/06(Sun)13:10 No. 12279 ID: 37576e

Just because something is logically valid doesn't make it true.

"All squares are triangles to the tenth power
All triangles to the tenth power are cats with wings.
Therefore, all squares are cats with wings."

perfectly valid but not true obviously. logic just reduces arguments to sentences comparing classes of things and applies rules to valid class relationships. there are a lot of ideas that are not valid logically but can be true, and a lot of theories that are logically sound but are false. my example illustrates that.

our perception of facts is entirely fluid. remember: we used to consider the fact that the sun orbited the earth as fact. so just because we perceive something as a fact, that doesn't make it entirely true. our reality changes as we gain knowledge. if reality was consistent, our ideas of what is real and how the world works probably wouldn't change all the fucking time

Anonymous 15/09/09(Wed)03:44 No. 12280 ID: 82667e

You can often judge a book's seriousness by its bibliography and index. There isn't even a bibliography in this book, not even as footnotes. So I already know it's very probably not serious. Moreover, when looking at the index I only see two references to Ayn Rand and Aristotle. Everything else is just big concepts he doesn't even discuss properly, such as evidence or reason. Nowadays, you can't just ignore what other philosophers wrote. There's been a huge production of refutations of many views that seemed at first obvious. Also, I did read like twenty pages, and it confirms what I feared: he just aligns a bunch of bold affirmations without any discussion, while taking great care in developing trivial consequences. I don't think this book is worth anything.

Why? Anonymous 15/09/28(Mon)07:55 No. 12285 ID: 42bd01 [Reply]

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"The conflict between men and women is brutal. 'The normal fuck,' writes Andrea Dworkin, 'by a normal man is taken to be an act of invasion and ownership undertaken in a mode of predation.' This special insight into the sexual psychology of males is matched and confirmed by the sexual experience of women:

'Women have been chattels to men as wives, as prostitutes,
as sexual and reproductive servants. Being owned and
being fucked are or have been virtually synonymous
experiences in the lives of women. He owns you; he fucks
you. The fucking conveys the quality of ownership: he
owns you inside out.'

Dworkin and her colleague, Catharine MacKinnon, then call for the censorship of pornography on postmodern grounds. Our social reality is constructed by the language we use, and pornography is a form of language, one that constructs a violent and domineering reality for women to submit to. Pornography, therefore, is not free speech but political oppression." --Explaining Postmodernism (http://www.libertarianismo.org/livros/srchpostmodernism.pdf)

Why do PoMo faggots want to rid the world of freedoms that Westerners have fought and died for? These are freedoms that MOST everyone enjoys, but instead we have pussies that value equality over freedom.

Other civilization destroying ill: http://youtu.be/cCOLcMqdpls & http://youtu.be/oyZDVA2bG0w

Anonymous 14/06/08(Sun)21:47 No. 11497 ID: 1d3945 [Reply]

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Describe me the glass of water.

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corruption teachingwrong 15/07/17(Fri)19:11 No. 12241 ID: 5d8155

not enough to survive 100 hours in custody

you'll be an old old hag.

useless insult! drink my own piss to survive corruption anyday!

Anonymous 15/07/21(Tue)12:59 No. 12249 ID: 1b02b6

Laughed probably more than I should have.

Anonymous 15/09/26(Sat)06:35 No. 12284 ID: abd5a5

it is a bunch of very, very tiny vibrating strings interacting in similar ways that fill half of the volume of another collection of very, very tiny vibrating strings that are interacting in a different way, with both collections oriented in a way that allows the first collection to fill the second collection via the force of gravity (also tiny vibrating strings) oriented in a way that follows the direction of acceleration towards the very large body of very, very tiny vibrating strings.

free app, check it out ^_^ Anonymous 15/09/13(Sun)13:25 No. 12283 ID: f5f2c9 [Reply]

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