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by Brian
Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whats your name?
Replies: 198
Views: 23452

bbctol wrote:Ashtaroth. I have weird parents.

Actually it's Ben. But I have decided I will have 7 children, and their names will be:
Cthulhu
Ashtaroth
Leroy
Gunpowder
Haxor
Catapult
Domingez

Haha! You win, I'm pretty sure. Gunpowder, Catapult and Domingez would be hilarious.
by Brian
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Parental Fitness and Surrogacy
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Anyone who's life revolves around having an offspring makes me question their stability in the first place. It's obviously not a bad thing in general to have children, but... you should probably figure out who you are as an individual before you try to help someone else figure it out for 18 years.
by Brian
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Logic, Intuition, and Learning
Replies: 43
Views: 7370

Alisto wrote:Also, logic doesn't have to necessarily lead to the correct conclusion. The "weighs more than a duck" example is a good one.

This is what I was going to respond with.
by Brian
Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:11 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Compliment the poster below you :)
Replies: 320
Views: 42660

LE4dGOLEM wrote:Especially COPYpasta

| IS COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY AWESOME IN ALL WAYS
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fix'd

is nearly as awesome as me

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by Brian
Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Logic, Intuition, and Learning
Replies: 43
Views: 7370

Intuition results from our brain acting according to the law of cause & effect. Cause/Effect is a logical, predictable, constant force, so I'd say that intuition is logical.
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freedom of choice
Replies: 67
Views: 11389

I completely agree, but the point remains that the term "free will" is intentionally made distinct from the term "will"; it's the confusion between the two terms that I wish to straighten out. I agree wholeheartedly and would wish you luck if I thought it would help. However, in...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

But occam's razor doesn't take kindly to the Christian God, who is supposed to be actively meddling with the universe even though we never see it. I'd replace "it" with "God." Many people claim to see or experience God directly. I, as do most people, write (at least) the majorit...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

In other words, when the factors in front of you (natural laws, evolution, etcetera) are fully capable of achieving the observed result (life) on their own, an explanation which puts forward an unknown agent (god) is *inefficient*. It doesn't help you make useful decisions based on the data, it doe...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

Also, any rational viewpoint will Occam's-Razor that possibility into irrelevance. Why? Is there a good reason for discarding this possiblity? You're certainly right that it is commonly disregarded, but can't see any reason beyond that it is politically-incorrect. Also, I don't mean for this to sou...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

2. So it is the Christians' belief that God has us in some kind of "Matrix" scenario? :D Way to generalize. To quote myself: 2. because a powerful god could cause/use evolution in the process of "creation," determining whether or not we evolved is impossible, aside from divine r...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

Maybe I misunderstand you. But like probably a lot of people here, I think it's good to find out something for no other reason than that it's true. And, if you insist on practicality, modern biology (=medicine) is based on evolution. I think you may have. I was implying that: 1. how we were created...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1229652

Image
dr. robot > dr. pirate
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freedom of choice
Replies: 67
Views: 11389

yy2bggggs wrote:The "free" part of the term "free will" is supposed to imply something; that is, "free will" is not the same thing as "will".

I don't think it's possible to bring everyone onto the same page as far as connotations in this instance.
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type your name with your forehead
Replies: 234
Views: 36812

Now it's just becoming a game to see who can attempt their name with the most body parts :roll:
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

Teaching people questionably true beliefs as facts will reduce lies? Under this argument, we wouldn't be able to teach anything. However, religeous beliefs tend to be less politically-correct, stable, and studied than the typical topics covered in grade-school, so I agree that it would be a bad pla...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

I don't claim to have any sort of factual knowledge on the topic. I'm not really concerned with how we were produced. I'm far more concerned with why were produced. The reason I questioned the matter at hand, however, is because whether or not we were "created" or we evolved isn't a very i...
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What are you doing?
Replies: 167
Views: 20026

Going to bed after our weekly farm-day raid. Tempest Keep tommorow!! :shock:
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Creationism
Replies: 914
Views: 93821

This thread kind of went off-topic, but I'm not sure I fully understand what the topic is in the first place. Can the OP re-state what he/she was trying to offer up for discussion? Saying, "There is a creationism museum going up. Discuss." isn't very useful.
by Brian
Thu May 31, 2007 12:08 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Type your name with your forehead
Replies: 234
Views: 36812

Forehead: HGNTRVFDUIJDSFMNN

Nose: steve
by Brian
Wed May 30, 2007 11:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1229652

CAT-EATING BABY
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by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Hobby:
Replies: 554
Views: 106733

My Hobby: Whenever I'm about to use a common phrase in conversation, I replace it by repeating "cliche cliche cliche" and seeing if they can guess which cliche I was about to use.
by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1073717

nose
by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Compliment the poster above you :)
Replies: 908
Views: 98281

^ Knows how to spell Silver correctly.
by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 3:55 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Word Association Game 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 12812
Views: 1073717

mouth
by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1229652

I see air holes.

Image
edit: fixed the picture >_>
by Brian
Tue May 29, 2007 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Picture Pwn4ge!
Replies: 8368
Views: 1229652

Image
by Brian
Mon May 28, 2007 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: On The Genetics of your Children
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Re: On The Genetics of your Children

If you had a child, would you be willing to modify/screen/select for or against features: eye colour, intelligence, memory, height, heart disease, MS, SIDS, attractiveness, cancer? I would certainly screen for harmful diseases. I personally wouldn't screen for attractiveness, etc., but I am not opp...
by Brian
Mon May 28, 2007 2:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Last Thoughts
Replies: 193
Views: 26458

"Finally. I mean, damn."
by Brian
Sat May 26, 2007 8:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I listen to music for...
Replies: 80
Views: 12298

miles01110 wrote:The best part about classical music is that each time you listen to a piece you can hear something different.

I've thought that same thing many times while listening to a Red Hot Chili Peppers song.
by Brian
Sat May 26, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I listen to music for...
Replies: 80
Views: 12298

Castaway wrote:It would be funny if someone were like "i litsen 2 music so ppl no im kewl"
Only at intersections.

I'm kidding, of course... :shock:
by Brian
Sat May 26, 2007 1:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I listen to music for...
Replies: 80
Views: 12298

I listen to music for...

I've seen other musical threads roaming around the forum, but I'm curious as to why different people listen to music. I could clutter the poll up with quite a few different options, but it all boils down to two. Personally, I'm a big fan of exceptional use of the English language. Especially when us...
by Brian
Sat May 26, 2007 1:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy kills massive hog
Replies: 52
Views: 17558

Jauss wrote:@ArchangelShrike: That's too bad. Now, that would've been some entertainment right there. Giant fucking evil zombie ghost pig taking out chodes that worry about hunting potentially dangerous animals with their big ol' guns.

I would also pay good money to see this.
by Brian
Sat May 26, 2007 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freedom of choice
Replies: 67
Views: 11389

So, until I can find any evidence that freewill is even possible, I have to accept the idea that it doesn't exist. Until then, my only choice (well, not really) is to just believe that I have choices to make and live like the problem doesn't even exist. This, as you pointed out, contradicts itself....
by Brian
Fri May 25, 2007 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Freedom of choice
Replies: 67
Views: 11389

Our choices are the result of chemical reactions in our brain.

We make "choices" but we can't choose which choice we make.
by Brian
Tue May 22, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 52836

that's what practice mode is for :wink: Even if I get the ripping solo down at the end, having to back out into career mode and then start the song over from the beginning is too long. In the half-an-hour it takes to get to the solo, my fingers tense up and I need to warm up again with some Hangar ...
by Brian
Tue May 22, 2007 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 52836

Every song? Even Jordan? Because that's nigh on impossible. I have however beaten Free Bird on expert. Just practice Solo Section I a lot until you can fake your way through it. Well, no. Every mandatory song I've beaten. Jordan is... kind of ridiculous. Free Bird I could do with a couple days of p...
by Brian
Tue May 22, 2007 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Red Pill, Blue Pill
Replies: 110
Views: 17272

TheTankengine wrote:The problem is that truth is subjective. If it weren't, would I be able to believe that it is? (Which I truly do.)

What we believe about something has no effect on the way it actually is, even truth itself.
by Brian
Mon May 21, 2007 7:04 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Where Mathematics and Grammar meet
Replies: 70
Views: 20349

Noun.

The speed of the balloon is an idea and ideas are nouns.
by Brian
Mon May 21, 2007 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Designer Babies
Replies: 95
Views: 15059

Parents who are more concerned with making sure that they have a green-eyed, brown-haired girl instead of being concerned with whether or not they have a healthy child are the types of people who honestly shouldn't have children. Ultimately, if we continute designing our children over the next few ...
by Brian
Mon May 21, 2007 5:55 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Red Pill, Blue Pill
Replies: 110
Views: 17272

This thread is kind of silly.

Truth is objective.
Beauty is subjective.

To be honest, I find truth itself to be beautiful so it's very hard for me to distinguish the two, let alone weigh them against each other. Something so irrefutable and yet unknown...

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