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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 22/07/24(Sun)18:34 No. 15021 ID: 3742c4

You can find there lectures on many philosophical subjects

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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 24/05/30(Thu)19:51 No. 15433 ID: 781422


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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Atheism Spectrum Disorder Anonymous 24/04/20(Sat)17:24 No. 15387 ID: 01d296 [Reply] [Last 50 posts]

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>Religious believers intuitively conceptualize deities as intentional agents with mental states who anticipate and respond to human beliefs, desires and concerns. It follows that mentalizing deficits, associated with the autistic spectrum and also commonly found in men more than in women, may undermine this intuitive support and reduce belief in a personal God.
>...it is possible that the autism spectrum is associated with interest in math, science, and engineering (IMSE), which in turn reduces religious belief.

If autistic people lack the ability to understand other people's feelings and desires, then obviously there can be no moral imperative for them to care about anyone other than themselves. If your life is based on numerical values in a graph, calculations using formulas and looking at the world through a mechanistic lense then you become sociopathic.
I've never met an autistic person that wasn't socially awkward and giving off creepy serial killer vibes.

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Anonymous 24/06/25(Tue)11:02 No. 15487 ID: 52f22c

Autistic people are like little microcosms of useless sensory experiences and overloads.

Anonymous 24/06/25(Tue)13:55 No. 15490 ID: 3302e0

Not only are they self-absorbed but also cruel.

Anonymous 24/06/25(Tue)15:08 No. 15491 ID: a1fc11

Cruelty is natural for them.

Anonymous 22/02/20(Sun)17:56 No. 14904 ID: 805cea [Reply]

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I'm starting to think that adults are the ones with a penchant for make-believe rather than children.

Seriously. Ask the average adult about natural science and see how much they know.
Some will even deny it as "NWO bullshit."

But, they somewhat seem to know about every and any urban myth under the sun.

If kids are laughed at for believing in Santa and the tooth fairy, how are grown ass men applauded for believing that the earth is flat?

Adults seem to care more about metaphors and abstractions rather than the technical/physical world in front of them.

How many counselling books about marriage, work, and family must be written and collect dust on boomers' personal shelves?

Anonymous 22/02/20(Sun)18:50 No. 14905 ID: 273d68

are you experienced? have you ever been experienced? well I am.

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Anonymous 22/07/06(Wed)04:33 No. 14985 ID: e60093 [Reply]

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The point of life is to grow up.
So why are humans so obsessed with childhood? And while being misopediac?

Why does society go at great lengths to patronize the youth for developing any sense of individuality?

Whenever I hear an adult say "I wish I was a kid again", what I see is "I suck at adulting and I hate responsibility".

Most people are plagued by childish desires but instead of reconciliation and growing into true adulthood, they'd rather pout and moan inwardly.

It's no wonder why midlife crisis is blending into quarter-life crisis.
It's no wonder why adolescence is being lengthened.
In fact, adolescence is artificial.

I'm dramatising, but I'm not joking when I think that there's an undercurrent of fear/contempt for maturation.

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Deleuze+Student+ 22/09/15(Thu)14:31 No. 15145 ID: e0f8fb

Becouse Childism is based .
We shuld think like child
Truley only the wonderfull tougths can begin there .

Anonymous 22/09/15(Thu)16:18 No. 15146 ID: fce29e

People use children as metaphors of faux pas. Also, children aren't inherently innocent/idealistic.

They have the same drives for money,sex,politics, and toys like adults do, but it's beaten out out them.

It's a shame because I think society would benefit from worldly awareness in youth.

Anonymous 24/05/28(Tue)19:10 No. 15427 ID: dae4d5


A mind that affects matter Anonymous 22/09/17(Sat)14:23 No. 15149 ID: 02e9f5 [Reply]

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>For the experimental data, the outcome supported a pattern of results predicted by a causal psychophysical effect

>...these results were found to support von Neumann’s conclusion that the mind of the observer is an inextricable part of the measurement process.

>Baer's independent analysis confirmed that the optical apparatus used in this experiment was indeed sensitive enough to provide evidence for a psychophysical effect.

>The results appear to be consistent with a consciousness-related interpretation of the quantum measurement problem.

Apparently there is a strong aversion within the scientific community regarding how consciousness tends to go beyond regular cause and effect when you measure its influence on its surroundings. The materialistic interpretation of reality fails to explain why these unusual occurences exist and why you can never see a physical link between these events.

Are you convinced that there is only matter in this universe and nothing else?
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Anonymous 24/04/09(Tue)13:09 No. 15385 ID: 6e4299

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It also implies that there are pathways you follow your entire life.

Anonymous 24/05/09(Thu)15:38 No. 15399 ID: 01d296

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>Principles that Govern the Folding of Protein Chains
>A chain of 149 amino acid residues with two rotatable bonds per residue, each bond probably having two or three permissible or favored orientations, would be able to assume on the order of 4^149 to 9^149 different conformations in solution.
>The extreme rapidity of the refolding makes it essential that the process take place along a limited number of "pathways"

I've never understood what "random" actually means. As far as I know it's just a mathematical construct used to conceptualize a vast number of possibilities that never happen. Simply by looking at protein folding one can see that there is nothing random about it and it happens so fast that there is no room for deviations. In fact there is no trace in physics or chemistry of the control of chemical reactions by a sequence of any sort or of a code between sequences and yet it's highly controlled and rigid.
Randomness as an idea is something you can refer to when something is not happening in accordance with your expectations.

Anonymous 24/05/28(Tue)13:28 No. 15425 ID: 358684

It's funny how scientists say that protein folding is an "emergent property", which basically means you can't explain it when you look at the individual parts. They're afraid to admit they have no idea how it works or why it works the way it does.

Virtues produce freedom of mind and soul Anonymous 24/05/24(Fri)08:08 No. 15413 ID: 15a35d [Reply]

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Virtues produce freedom, sins enslave you to externals

Let's take an example for this. Let's say you are sitting on a park bench and you are solving a lengthy math problem in your head. Remember your will is only to solve that math problem going on in your head. Now let's say a car passes by and the driver gives you the middle finger. If you get angry, your mind is off that math problem and on to the man who flipped you off, your will is lost, but if you forgive that man instantaneously, your solving of the math problem remains undisturbed. An attractive women passes by, if you lust after her, again the math problem is off your mind, and that woman is now in your head, the lust consumes you and kills your will. You see a beautiful car and you desire it(materialism/greed), now instead of the math problem that car consumes your mind. Solving the lengthy math problem will take time, but if you become impatient, things like frustration will fill your mind and you will never be able to solve that problem, patience would keep you unperturbed.

Now let's come off this example. Vanity is a rather obvious one, in vanity a person thinks he/she is "better than others or the best", now those terms "better" and "best" are comparison terms, hence your whole existence is defined by those around you, so you are obviously a slave to externals. Pride isn't so obvious, let's say you are proud of your math skills while in 3rd grade, and biology is about to be introduced as a specialized subject in grade 6. Now biology might be the love of your life, but since you have already defined yourselves by math due to pride in the past, you won't be able to freely move on to biology and ditch math altogether. Pride in something now kills your options and free movement in the future. Envy is rather obvious, your being is defined by feeling bad for someone what has or has achieved, your being is a slave to something external. Addictions to anything also obviously enslave you.

Now on to love, if you give up your will out of love for others, you become freer than before. It is almost a paradox, but if one applies this they can learn this through experience. That is all I can say about love, you gotta try it.

In short, virtues are the only way to produce freedom of mind and soul, if you have any sin it means you are a slave.

Anonymous 24/05/24(Fri)08:13 No. 15414 ID: 15a35d

I'm OP, how love produces freedom can be explained through the Christian God but I don't know if that would be categorized as preaching (which might not be allowed here), so I have omitted that discussion from the original post.

Anonymous 24/05/25(Sat)01:00 No. 15417 ID: 8502c5

The biggest enslaver is idealism.

The desire to change the world fucks things up even more.

Also define "love"

Anonymous 24/05/26(Sun)07:29 No. 15420 ID: 520390

Also define "love"
For this I'll end up giving the Biblical description of love, visit the following link for it,


>The biggest enslaver is idealism.
This isn't about idealism, to be mentally free one needs to be free from or stay away from mental cages (like you'd stay away from "idealism"). The original post is an attempt to describe what cages your mind and soul, and what sets it free.

Just thought of this lol shademocker12 21/12/31(Fri)23:33 No. 14877 ID: b414be [Reply]

Yo, I'm a normal retard and I just thought of something I think is cool. I wrote it down. Here it is.

"Humans have free will, and are simultaneously determined. This determination is outside of their perception, which is why they have free will. The proof for why we are determined is in the fact that every reasonable or tangible thing requires a reason to exist. This text file would not exist if I had not typed it. Human beings themselves as well as their physical and mental states and thus decisions would not exist either without reasons.

Despite this determination, the human race in each individual experience is ignorant of it. This is why we have free will. It is not an illusion. It is real to us, and the reason for why it is real is not something we can describe. But just because we can't describe it doesn't make it not real. We know it is real on the basis that we can perceive it. It does not need to be described.

We have the choice to embody a wide selection of dualistic things. Good or evil, truth or falsehood, Half truth or half truth. Any mix of things can be embodied by a human, but all of these things are dualistic, including mixes of things like half truths.

The world is sick.

Humans can either be perfect or imperfect. More precisely, the components of a human being are fundamentally the following. Morality, Health, and Purity. People can be good or evil, unhealthy or healthy, or pure or impure. If someone is good, healthy, and pure, then they are perfect. Most children are this way. If someone is deficient in any one of these categories, they are imperfect.
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Anonymous 24/05/21(Tue)10:28 No. 15409 ID: 30d984

Free will isnt really free.
We only have control over choices.
Not over nature.

Free will as some transcdent force over nature is Protestant idealism.

Heroic Doooze Anonymous 22/03/11(Fri)19:07 No. 14912 ID: 3b8fbf [Reply]

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Anonymous 22/08/11(Thu)12:00 No. 15093 ID: e3da1b

According to McKenna hallucinogenic mushrooms come from outer space. Alien fungi, so to speak.

Anonymous 22/11/08(Tue)10:17 No. 15171 ID: 9eef2a

McKenna is a true tinfoil hat hippie.

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McKenna is the result of what happens when autism meets drug abuse.

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