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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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Voltairine de Cleyre 18/07/20(Fri)14:50 No. 13568 ID: 6f6f68


A good gathering of blogs/resources on the combination of the anarchist milieu and trans/posthumanism.

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 18/12/06(Thu)07:45 No. 13791 ID: 323de9


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/

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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] [First 100 posts] [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 19/02/19(Tue)09:06 No. 13890 ID: 13ccd2

Nothing can stop untreated mental illness: Not snow, not sleet, not rain, not ice, not 404, not packet drops.

Anonymous 19/02/19(Tue)11:04 No. 13891 ID: 518c7f

>They want to have their cake and eat it too.

If something mutates and produces so many flaws in its nucleotide sequence that it can't be cured it proves the opposite of evolution. It degenerates so violently that it can't be destroyed.

Anonymous 19/02/19(Tue)16:11 No. 13893 ID: 4df1db

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>Evolution is kind of like the tooth fairy.

I snickered.

Anonymous 18/07/29(Sun)15:10 No. 13579 ID: 110691 [Reply]

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Let me ask you a question, how different do you think you are from other people?

How many people, do you see in life that makes you say, "this person is like me" ?

Don't just bring up any sort of ism, just discuss me the idea

Of you being whatever you are, and the others being them.

Let me know

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Anonymous 18/11/21(Wed)19:43 No. 13743 ID: 24af14

I’m different from other people because my genetics (my fundamental makeup) is different from theirs. I’m also different from other people because my life experiences are different from theirs.

Likewise, most of my genetics are similar to theirs, and many of my life experiences are similar to theirs. This way, myself and other people are quite similar.

Anonymous 18/11/24(Sat)00:51 No. 13747 ID: de8fc6

Well, I don't really know. All I know is that my behavior is quite different to most people around me. It's not just me either, I'm constantly told I'm weird by the majority. It's not really alienating, but I do find it harder to talk to a vast majority of people because I don't understand them. In my current school, all the people know me for being that weird motherfucker that can be funny sometimes. It all feels very strange, because I always expect to be segregated from the rest, but they just tolerate me, albeit probably at a whim.

Anonymous 19/02/19(Tue)06:57 No. 13889 ID: fd97ae

I feel the same way, and I always have. It's a sort of doublethink; I simultaneously hold the notion of being a solitudinous anomaly while knowing I am utterly unspecial, both in holding the former notion and in general.

Plato's Democracy to Tyranny Anonymous 18/04/19(Thu)19:20 No. 13503 ID: 8bdadd [Reply]

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In the United States and other western democracies (see it's in the phrase). We are currently in a degenerate cosmopolitan democracy that values wealth, possessions, and sex over virtue and intellectual pursuits. From here individuals are atomized. They begin to hate their situation and they demand the rule of a tyrant. This explains the phenomena of Trump, the support for Bernie Sanders, and even some of the youths support for Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.

As an American, I was surprised by the vociferous response of virtually any progressive millennial to brexit. I couldn't understand why they cared. Until it dawned on me, we have become so cosmopolitan that people want an all powerful supranational entity to rule over their quasi-bohemian lifestyle.

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Anonymous 18/05/19(Sat)18:25 No. 13531 ID: 1e4c65

>implying they don't follow what the media says unconditionally today

Anonymous 18/12/24(Mon)06:56 No. 13831 ID: 7270ce

The best part of a democracy is everyone gets a vote.

The worst part of a democracy is everyone gets a vote.

Anonymous 19/02/18(Mon)11:08 No. 13886 ID: 13ccd2

Technically the "middle class" is supposed to have wealth equivalent to royalty while not actually being royalty.

Atheism is evil Anonymous 19/02/18(Mon)09:42 No. 13885 ID: 1556f2 [Reply]

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>Moral relativism (good or bad cannot be defined as the atheist doesn't acknowledge any authority)
>Meaninglessness (existence is hollow and devoid of values)
>Cult of Self (the own ego is the only thing that matters)
>Scientism (an obsession with science that becomes the only prevailing truth)

If you're a fedora you're pretty much advocating for psychopathy.

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Go away mentally ill postbot, nobody likes you.

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 19/01/05(Sat)04:56 No. 13850 ID: fdab83

>scientologists are in the same category as Heaven's Gate
Only an automated postbot would think that is a new or controversial idea (scientologists count as automated postbots).

Let's distinguish some kinds of people who are said to "believe in aliens", in order of least to most crazy.

Type A:
People who believe in, or purport to be open to the possibility of, extraterrestrial life, without making assumptions about what form(s) it may be in (microbes living off radioactive decay in the crust of Mars, dyson-sphere building mega-civilizations billions of lightyears away, whatever). Some of these people are quacks, but a lot of them just do the math--Earth being the only planet in an infinitely vast universe to develop life is statistically unlikely--and are waiting until we develop the technology to observe if any of the worlds we suspect could host life actually do.

Type B:
People who explicitly believe in advanced alien lifeforms in possession of high technology who have visited the earth and may continue to do so. Most of these people are quacks--believing in alien abductions, ancient alien contact, human descent from or design by a space-faring race, psychic contact, etc.--and some of them are genuinely mentally ill. I'll eat my foot if the aliens land in Central Park though.

Type C:
People who believe in a spiritual connection to extraterrestrial entities. All of these people are quacks. All of them, but most especially those who are an extension of type B. This is worse than religion; it's pure, unadulterated nonsense. Scientologists, Raëlians, Nation of Islam, and a number of other UFO cults prey on soft-brained, desperate people whose insatiable need to find meaning in existence has left them disappointed with everything real.

Anonymous 19/01/20(Sun)10:13 No. 13866 ID: 42253a

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>Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department, co-wrote a paper (with a Harvard postdoctoral fellow, Shmuel Bialy) that examined ‘Oumuamua’s “peculiar acceleration” and suggested that the object “may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth’s vicinity by an alien civilization.”

Anonymous 19/01/29(Tue)14:09 No. 13876 ID: cf2ace

Is there a retailer that sells those thought screen helmets?

What would death "feel" like? Anonymous 19/01/21(Mon)06:59 No. 13867 ID: 94a09a [Reply]

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I found this video, loved it, and I thought to post it here. Discuss?

Death Anonymous 18/12/26(Wed)00:48 No. 13833 ID: fa01f9 [Reply]

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Why do we generally feel sorrow and sadness when someone dies?

>he/she had so much to live for
>whole life ahead of her/him
ect ect

When dead, you won't think or feel anything. You don't exist anymore.

So, in reality we're feeling bad for ourselfs, no?

Anonymous 18/12/27(Thu)14:12 No. 13834 ID: d4b8d9

Um, duh? We mourn our loss.

Sounds like you mean to ask more specifically why we feel extra bad when somone commits suicide or dies young; which is because we feel they didn't get their allotted time (or rather, share a subjectively sufficient amount of their time and ours because humans are that petty and selfish)--as if there were any such thing as time and as if anyone has any entitlement to exist.

Anonymous 19/01/01(Tue)16:45 No. 13845 ID: 822d20

Yeah, funeral rites and traditions give the people who knew the person who died a little closure and to comfort one another for our shared loss.

Ultimately when a parent grieves for a child there really is no consoling them because it's the opposite of what's supposed to happen. The young are supposed to grieve for the old, not the other way around.

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