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Is Russel Brand a Sikh? Anonymous 21/04/11(Sun)04:22 No. 14732 ID: 972a59 [Reply]

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Do you think Russel Brand is a Sikh? He says something that sounds like Waheguru. Are spiritual people in general like that, or is he trying to be specific without saying the name.

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Kory+Taylor 21/05/26(Wed)05:58 No. 14757 ID: 9f80eb

I want my degree for this.

This is a logical argument if you take all animal references away.

This is a philosophical argument if you climbed to a woman.

THis is a math problem about surrounding a oops as a triangle is enough for goop.

Anonymous 21/05/26(Wed)05:59 No. 14759 ID: 9679d6

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I'm a sikh and no he is not. You can tell it easily because it many ways he explains things he uses I you he she they etc. That's duality. If you are a good member of the panth you make points without saying those things. He knows this.

Kory+Taylo 21/05/26(Wed)06:17 No. 14766 ID: 9f80eb

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Black Blizz Post Shader Kory Taylor 21/05/26(Wed)05:51 No. 14753 ID: 9f80eb [Reply]

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Some 4 channer threw a vinagroon at me after I said I was a nigger. Germa Clythe

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Kory+Taylo 21/05/26(Wed)06:05 No. 14763 ID: 9f80eb

Is Kory the black dog. And he can still make it.

Kory+Taylo 21/05/26(Wed)06:07 No. 14764 ID: 9f80eb

We don't like feds, I have to prove my fiction. My fuckery, my grap and grade and chairl.

Kory+Taylo 21/05/26(Wed)06:08 No. 14765 ID: 9f80eb

My imaGINARY lawyer.

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Was Pliny the Elder the worlds first furry? Was Pliny the Elder the worlds first furry? 21/01/31(Sun)23:30 No. 14682 ID: 489c47 [Reply]

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Im learning about anthropology for my last semester in college and I discovered Pliny basically started the thinking of beast-folk and this lasted about 1,500 years after his death in 79 AD. Thoughts? p.s. I aint no furry.

Anonymous 21/03/26(Fri)09:59 No. 14717 ID: 7cb4c3

There are Cherubim and Biblical angels that are anthropomorphic.

Beyond that wouldn't evolution have used this at some point? I feel like it's an easy concept to come to on your own, not very original, not likely "invented" by some opium smoking cock jockey

Anonymous 21/04/02(Fri)03:41 No. 14721 ID: 77e1df

Bro, the Egyptians had anthropomorphic gods in like 3000 BC.

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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James+Franko 21/02/13(Sat)15:24 No. 14683 ID: 297aeb

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Anonymous 21/02/13(Sat)16:34 No. 14684 ID: ad658e

Yeah except humans are hard-wired for love and connection.
Just like your mom

Anonymous 21/03/26(Fri)09:57 No. 14716 ID: 7cb4c3


Relationships are great. I plan to marry a child one day

Anonymous 16/08/31(Wed)03:45 No. 12662 ID: 1cc955 [Reply]

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About free will.

Are you reading this text voluntarily? My personal guess is, that many will instinctively answer with yes. In German the adjective „voluntarily“ is translated to „freiwillig“, which means „with free will“ or more literal „free willy“.
Bad jokes aside, the definition of doing something voluntarily, is taking action according to your own free will.
Now why I am focusing on this is, because I want to explore what it actually means to do something voluntarily, along the axis of determinism and free will.

Let’s assume you answered yes to the question of reading this text voluntarily.
And let’s assume our brains do function deterministically.
That would mean, you just had an illusion about having a free will.
The illusion, that you did have a choice, not to read this text this far. Some unknown law, which we try to approximate in the natural sciences, is entirely responsible for what you just did, including the feeling of doing it voluntarily.
It also means, that if you were able to go back in time, every time you did do so, the world and the universe would develop exactly the way they have always been destined to. Including you, reading this text, over and over again. Like a clockwork turning back and forth.
Consciously experiencing a movie that doesn’t feel like a movie but real.
Being aware of this fact also means, that one of the characteristics of this deterministic system is, that it can understand itself.
Let’s have a look at it understanding itself.
If the voluntary guy exists in this deterministic system, his thoughts are part of this system and his conscious experience of having acted voluntarily describes the system in the same way, as an experience of not having done so, would.
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Anonymous 21/03/02(Tue)08:15 No. 14685 ID: 132f2f

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>free will.
>along the axis of determinism and free will.

Free will is literally nonsense and impossible to exist.
At best "free will" is nothing more then like saying that the feeling of something being smooth is a different color. That's insane or simply a non sequitur joke.

The reason why this is is because free will is a theological word, meaning its a word to make you stop thinking that was made up by theologians like the word trinity, free will was made up to stop you from thinking how a all knowing god who created the universe and knows the future 100% is literally not sending people to hell he knows who will go to hell.

Why do I discard it like this?
Lets do some tests I take a computer/robot and program it to sort balls. It has a program that tells it to put blue balls to the left and red balls to the right.
It executes the program perfectly.

Question does it have free will?
In determinism everything is understood perfectly.
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Anonymous 21/03/07(Sun)23:08 No. 14692 ID: 4bd1b0

I stopped reading half way as an exercise in free well. I was reading somewhat automatically in the beginning.

Anonymous 21/03/26(Fri)09:56 No. 14715 ID: 7cb4c3

I masturbate every other day, I keep myself on a strict schedule so that I don't rape anyone. Remember to take a bath and wash your clothes afterwards kings

An argument for the absurdity of free will using a quantum particle Anonymous 21/03/10(Wed)21:40 No. 14700 ID: df3bdc [Reply]

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An argument for the absurdity of free will using a quantum particle:

1.If X is able to do action Y and simultaneously is able to not do action Y, X has free will.
2.X being able to do Y is equivalent to there being a probability greater than zero that X will do Y.
3.X being able to not do Y is equivalent to there being a probability lesser than one that X will do Y.
4.If there is an action Y that X has a probability to do that is not 0 (no possibility) and not 1 (only possibility) then X has free will.
5.A physical object changing its state is an action taken by the object.
6.If a physical object has a probability to enter state Y that is not 0 or 1, the physical object has free will.
7.A quantum particle can have a probability that is not 0 or 1 to enter a particular state.
8.A quantum particle can have free will.
9.A quantum particle is not alive, does not have consciousness, and does not have the capacity to think or feel.
10.Life, consciousness, and the capacity to think or feel are not necessary attributes to have free will.

Anonymous 21/03/26(Fri)09:52 No. 14713 ID: 7cb4c3

X=1, Y=1
1=1, X=Y
X-Y, (1-X)=x(Y)
x(Y) =/= X, X=1
X =/= Y

Most of this boils down to labels. Math sucks dick nigger, all niggers are gay and die

Indian Police and Judiciary Annon 21/01/29(Fri)09:25 No. 14681 ID: 6d3279 [Reply]

Indian police and judiciary is rotten to the core.


Religious significance of the plague Anonymous 20/11/04(Wed)08:23 No. 14624 ID: 7cb4c3 [Reply]

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So I found a strange bit of information combing through wikipedia that's kind of startling. During the plague there were three planets in the sky that were considered strange or new, like the ones we have now.

>The most authoritative contemporary account is found in a report from the medical faculty in Paris to Philip VI of France. It blamed the heavens, in the form of a conjunction of three planets in 1345 that caused a "great pestilence in the air" (miasma theory).[43]

If you guys look in the morning you can see the most obvious one, the morning star which is exceptionally bright. There's also the evening star that usually has another one close by it but is still the brightest at that time. There's even one in between the two that has an orange hue if I remember correctly. Of course there's also the new plague, the coronavirus.

What are the chances that the exact same thing would be happening in the sky during both plagues? The 1300's were also around when Joan of Arc appeared IIRC. It's an exceptional bit of coincidence if it's just that, I think this proves that historically God was punishing the region and is doing so again to us and the world.


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Anonymous 20/11/16(Mon)07:34 No. 14639 ID: 06b740

There is absolutely nothing "mysterious" about either the formation of plagues or the motion of planets. The latter is, in fact, almost completely mathematically determined for centuries into the future. You can literally calculate where planets are going to be in the sky, where and when solar eclipses will happen, for the next thousand years if you're curious.

But in case you're still not convinced, consider the following: constellations and planets don't appear the same in the northern and southern hemisphere. So either the connection between stars and COVID is completely fucking nonsense, or you somehow think it only affected one half of the planet.

Anonymous 20/11/20(Fri)05:18 No. 14642 ID: 7cb4c3

Well shit, guess I was wrong

but still go outside

Anonymous 21/01/25(Mon)12:09 No. 14680 ID: d3a904

Planets actually do appear *for the most part* the same in the northern and southern hemispheres, except for being 'upside down'- i.e., in the southern hemisphere the planets appear to the north instead of to the south, and their 'left-r ight' orientation is switched; their east-west orientation is NOT, and they are visible during the same times of day in both hemispheres.

Questions Anonymous 19/02/23(Sat)04:57 No. 13901 ID: 243bfa [Reply]

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I admit that although I have had an interest in philosophy for the past few months, I am not adequately read, even for the particular issues that have interested me, so I apologize if I have issues with clarity.

I've been taken hold by the ideas of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, but particularly Nietzsche.

I've done my best to deal with the striking personal effect that Schopenhauer's postulation that life is meaningless suffering and boredom. I find it too grim and I've found myself naturally gravitating away from it, likely for my own sanity. Instead, Nietzsche has been of more interest to me due to his life-affirming philosophy. However, as much as I'd like to agree with his idea that personal meaning can be found, it just doesn't stick.

Aren't we all just working and eating to keep ourselves alive? For what? Is there anything that can be found in the pursuit of a meaningful existence that will truly fulfill us and help us escape the void? However we decide to find that meaning, whether it be virtue, love, carnal sensations, refined aesthetic pleasure, or whatever else I can't think of, is it truly enough?

While this pertains to the previous paragraph, I wanted to better emphasize this idea: if you live aesthetically, either through art or as an artist, is there anything new? I feel like there aren't any 'boundaries' to be broken in this limited world, which leads me to another question: can an individual be TRULY unique, is there a way they can define themselves that distinguishes themselves from everyone else?

Someone please enlighten me. Open to all responses

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Anonymous 19/07/30(Tue)23:53 No. 14045 ID: 76c270

Not the same guy, but i really wanna know why is that? Seeing things as games - as obstacles to be overcomed - is the only tangible, "meaningful" thing us humans can do, is it not?

Teleology doesn't explain behavior, afteral. The only thing there is is adaptation to one's environment. "Evolution" is a misleading term.

And, as all the harmful social constructs, vague modern ideals, sedentarism and alianation teached us, the notion of surplus (be it as symbolic culture or material sum) isn't as good as mass society makes you believe.

So, by giving up on useless things like the surrogate activities and cultural delusions of civilization, what is left other than playing a game of adaptation?

Anonymous 21/01/04(Mon)00:41 No. 14676 ID: e87645

Hello good sir, starting with your first point regarding fulfillment, I'd argue that life has no defined purpose, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that life is all suffering and boredom. Life is a varying mix of emotions, suffering and boredom are apart of the human condition, but so are joy and relief. William James would likely say that you should continue doing whatever makes life living to you, but I reckon you should do enough with your life, so when you die you'll be somewhat satisfied with how you lived.

As for your question regarding uniqueness, Nietzsche wrote about a concept of eternal recurrence/eternal return. If you look into this I think you'll find an answer to your question. There is also a short story titled "Library of Babel" that deals with this uniqueness conundrum.

Anonymous 21/01/20(Wed)20:19 No. 14678 ID: 835021

What was the lesson I was SUPPOSED to learn from Library of Babel? Because all I got from it was that, given infinite combinations, the vast majority of it would be completely useless nonsense. Maybe that's supposed to be similar to human uniqueness? That yeah, everyone is unique, but most of those combinations are pointless and useless?

I accuse programmers of bourgeoisie Anonymous 19/06/17(Mon)23:46 No. 14025 ID: 15b1a5 [Reply]

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I wrote an essay https://byrd.im/on-language/

It’s in everyone’s best interest to take system design of computer networks out of greedy and possessive hands of software engineers, attempting a little revolution-like sleight of hand trick, that would allow anyone concerned with things like language, logic, and problem-solving—to easily learn about, or maybe even directly affect how things around them are run.

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TommyLee 21/01/14(Thu)19:30 No. 14677 ID: 6794c2

Actually, I don't really understand what your work is about. I was just writing an essay about web development recently and had to choose a topic. I looked at a site with free essays online https://sccis.org/ for work that students write and I wrote about web development methods. I wonder what you mean in your paper.

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