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Women's Studies by Beatrice Shittingridge - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:08:32 EST ID:yGcx3rkn No.205366 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is this all about? Why would anyone major in it? What sort of jobs does it get you? I attempted to major in Art/Graphic Design and only finished a 2-year AA, so I'm not one to talk about useless degrees. It strikes me as even more useless than art and more popularly disliked, but am I missing something about the pro side of the issue?

This whole division of modern universities appears to be the whipping boy for anti-SJW mouthpieces on the internet. While I am perturbed by the excess of PC culture, I do acknowledge that systemic issues in the USA present disadvantages to certain groups of people. My brother, who is somewhat liberal but notoriously close-minded when it comes to personal taste, and bad with women, got a Facebook bitchslapping by our lesbian cousin, who works as an RN, for reposting some meme that dismissed Women's Studies as "a degree in professional whining."
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Edward Wicklemed - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:14:45 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.205479 Ignore Report Quick Reply

This is supposed to be a philosophy discussion board, not an elementary school playground

P.S., my dad could beat up your dad, cocksucker
Nigel Gobblewell - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:40:49 EST ID:GyagyXCK No.205480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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my mum could beat up your dad.
Jenny Blarryfield - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:36:09 EST ID:jd2LNh4u No.205488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Feminism sucks because it's too contentious to discuss civilly. People major in women's studies so they can discuss it civilly. My mom is gangster as fuck, so fuck you nb
Graham Nickleham - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:47:12 EST ID:x1FW0Qkw No.205496 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"Not giving someone a platform" isn't censoring them in any way.
Graham Nickleham - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:53:34 EST ID:x1FW0Qkw No.205497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>keep feeling inadequate and threatened, whitey.
>Thank you for that racism/sexism, please just keep proving your group is a hate group for me.

Way to miss his point entirely. The only person he's calling insecure here is you.

Scientology and Dianetics by Recently Clear - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:50:49 EST ID:rbHojDsj No.205117 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey I was redirected here from /b/ even though I'm not sure why a thread is moved for being off topic in a board called random but alright.

Anyone else working their way up the Bridge to Total Freedom? I know Scientology gets a bad rap here but I recently went Clear and noticed a drastic improvement in my ability to communicate, my memory and overall happiness.
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Kocoayello !jxaL03vL/Q - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:05:36 EST ID:gvdNptq8 No.205289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People defend it.
Charlotte Bardson - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 02:48:37 EST ID:tkHbs9Y8 No.205291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
People will defend any belief. Is the flat earth society a legitimate religion? Do E-prime speakers constitute a legitimate religion? When teenage girls argue about the correct way to apply eyeliner, are they defending legitimate religious beliefs? I think your definition needs a bit more definition.
Kocoayello !jxaL03vL/Q - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:28:22 EST ID:gvdNptq8 No.205292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does it have an ontology or a history, a lore. Does it have spiritual practices and rituals? Icons or dieties to pray to and ask guidance from? Well, are these questions even applicable?

Look at Animism, or Panpsychism. The Earth's oldest religion. There are no real histories, lore, spiritual practices or rituals. It has an ontology,which basically sums up to a quote from Pocahontas:

"And I know every rock and tree and creature, has a life, has a spirit, has a name"

And those spirits would be the icons or dieties. Greater cosms of being make up greater beings, from atoms to chemicals to creatures to planets to galaxies and beyond, everything makes up a bit, a role, a subroutine, of the larger spirit it belongs too.

But look again, it has no real histories, lore, spiritual practices or rituals. No holy book of Animism. But it's the world's oldest religion.

That being said:
>Is the flat earth society a legitimate religion? Do E-prime speakers constitute a legitimate religion? When teenage girls argue about the correct way to apply eyeliner, are they defending legitimate religious beliefs?

All of those could become religions in their own right if enough people or even just one put enough time and effort into it. The Flat-earthers start wearing flat-earther robes and writing flat-earth psalms when they get together? Religion. Speakers of E-Prime begin charging disallowed words as sigils? Religion. A random girl in Iowa goes into her closet for application and has to do it in front of a Hey Arnold type of shrine made out of makeup tools while reciting incantations? Religion.
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Kocoayello !jxaL03vL/Q - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 01:02:19 EST ID:gvdNptq8 No.205414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Hows it any different to "if you believe in x book you shall go to x place and be saved!"?

Little do people know that this is how dying actually works. Or at least should.
Walter Cubberbot - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 07:08:53 EST ID:WC+NHKeH No.205415 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What is white guilt, and why should I feel it? by Rebecca Dartworth - Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:48:06 EST ID:+NcXE+6w No.205317 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The first part of the question's just to get your opinion, but the why is a legit question.

I'm a middle-class white American, and I really don't get it. My family basically lucked out; the traditional job stretching back 3 generations is longshoring, which is hard work that pays great. It's an industry that, back in the day, was filled with nepotism; it was and still is also filled with lots of immigrants and other races. Because of this, growing up I had a very comfortable life, and I got to interact with and get to know a lot of people in other races.

So why should I feel guilt for what my race has done, in relation to supposedly every other race? Native Americans, I can understand; we did some fucked up stuff to their people. But the way I see it is that we haven't done much wrong to the other races. Mexicans had basically the same chances that Americans did, because Europeans invaded their country around the same time. It's not our fault that things haven't turned out well for them.

And the blacks? Look at Africa right now, it wouldn't be doing any better if we'd left millions of people there. Additionally, we basically "raised them up"; I'm sure any black person in America would rather be here than back there, working for shitty pay in a shitty continent, running the risk of being raped or killed at nearly any time. As much as slavery sucked for the slaves, I'm sure that if you offered them a deal where they and two or three generations after worked for their entire lives, with the caveat that the generations after would live incredibly better lives than those who didn't agree to the deal, they'd take it.
please help, I'm all stimmed and got triggered by a post about this stuff, I'm open to changing my mind but I need reasons why I should presented to me
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Phoebe Cundlegold - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 17:15:21 EST ID:zcoM4KDE No.205396 Ignore Report Quick Reply
[citation needed]

Just finished his autobio a few months ago, don't recall that hmm
Eliza Pumbletock - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 18:54:02 EST ID:kfE5Ci5u No.205397 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ANC songs detailing white genocide-

You can also use wikipedia or any web search and look up
-Church Street West, Pretoria, on the 20 May 1983
-Amanzimtoti Shopping complex KZN, 23 December 1985
-Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court, 17 March 1988
-Durban Pick ‘n Pay shopping complex, 1 September 1986
-Pretoria Sterland movie complex 16 April 1988
-Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, 20 May 1987
-Roodepoort Standard Bank 3 June, 1988
which is a tiny amount of signed off on white genocide.
but hey, atleast he's not racist
Eliza Worthingstock - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 19:38:30 EST ID:sMIiQvw+ No.205398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
LMAO nice false Xhosa translation
Sidney Bronkinstatch - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:54:45 EST ID:sMIiQvw+ No.205404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh btw nice appeal to the average individual's insecurities hope you have a nice car
Lillian Bonningforth - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 07:38:10 EST ID:WC+NHKeH No.205406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck are you talking about?

You should really go back to /tinfoil/ where you belong.

Philosophy by Ernest Wuvingham - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:26:21 EST ID:9PdOSkmz No.205359 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you think about the philosophy as an activity of these days?
I’m going to tell you what I think and would like to know your opinion, if you agree or not, and, obviously, why.
In fact I will said what I think about philosophy in general and explain a little about my context.
I’m from a county of Latin America and I went to college to study philosophy but I didn’t finish my studies. I realize that in college, at least in this corner of the world, in social science everybody have to be part of a political party to get a job in that institution, it’s nearly impossible to get a job in college if you don’t play for one of those partys and I never wanted to join to any of them, there are pure shit that do nothing but try to sustain their power in that building.
Maybe connected with that fact about social science college is what I think that it’s happening to philosophy and maybe to other social sciences too: everybody there just sit down alone in their rooms, read some books and write some fucking paper about a possible relation between the figure of prince of Maquiavelo and the prince of Shakespeare. What kind of repercussion does it have that kind of works in the world or even the life of people?
And what I’m saying is important for what I think that philosophy is: to me philosophy is not just a bunch of guys talking about what is the Being, a philosopher, with his work should create a being that have some kind of repercussion in people lives, at least in the people that surround them.
One day I was thinking about Plato: he didn’t just sit there and talk about the being and what it is. When he was alive there were other people interested in knowledge, the truth, politics and education with their point of view, they elaborate, maybe not consciously, a being and live according to it. They were the sophist and Plato didn’t like them at all. And to fight against them, to make people live in another way , a way that maybe was not the best, but just another way, he created a space where the truth, education, politics, etc., had the being that he wanted. He, with philosophy, made people live in another way.
Why do I bring this example? Because I can contrast it with what happens in college: people in that pl…
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Hedda Surringlock - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:04:42 EST ID:vyHlVFda No.205362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
maybe you shouldve gone to art school...
Fucking Bammerson - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:19:22 EST ID:9PdOSkmz No.205363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fucking Bammerson - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:20:25 EST ID:9PdOSkmz No.205364 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pino, fron now on, we can chat trought this
Nigger Blobberfat - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 04:36:22 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205517 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What kind of repercussion does it have that kind of works in the world or even the life of people?
I concur that science and philosophy should apply to real life situations more instead of abstract subjects that bare little relevance to looming problems now and on the horizon. Perhaps act as activist-scholars per se. How can thoughts translate into actions and from within each respective field.

Cool Ted Talks, example of applying idea to situation where there is need. Albeit took good amount of resources to do, smaller experiments count too.

Privilege by Samuel Wimmerridge - Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:22:40 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.204325 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What IS privilege? I see people talk about it a lot in liberal circles, yet I always see a lack of consistency on the subject. I think this is because people are confused as to what is a privilege and what is a right.

When I want to think about how privileged I am, I think about the worst places in the world, places where rape and starvation and disease are commonplace. I consider it a privilege that I am not a mutant that survives on cow shit in India or a hard-worker in Africa that just had their village raided and their wives raped. I see clean water and public education as massive privileges, along with purchasable health-care. I take it for granted that every single little thing I have to thank my ancestors for is privilege. Yet the most commonplace argument I see surrounding privilege is, 'you're light-skinned in a world where the majority of successful nations are dominantly light-skinned, therefore you have the privilege of feeling the positive effects of racism in capitalism.'
A pretty weak argument, in my opinion.
Maybe some people just have no understanding of the world around them, whether it's immediate or far-far-away.
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George Mammleput - Mon, 14 Mar 2016 21:56:27 EST ID:kfE5Ci5u No.205321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>the difference in economics and status between blacks and whites are historically rooted in slavery

Look at Rome in 2000 BC, now look at Sub-Saharan African even today.
Tell me again that the difference is linked to 1800s slavery when there was a gap in culture, economics, and civilization 2-4 thousand years before hand.

But the new ideology is Communism, you can't say that your ancestors built this country, this country belongs to everyone. No matter how hard you work there is some invisible boogeyman holding someone back from working as hard but they should still receive the same benefits you do, even when they don't work or participate in civilization at all. Because that's the ideology's game plan, to destroy the middle class to ensure that everyone lives in the same squalid conditions even if you are a doctor and your neighbor is a McDonald's fry cook.
Why? Because then the workers will fight each other, over race, over gender, over taxation, over culture, over crime... all the while our hyper-capitalist masters watching the milling crowd laugh whole hardedly at this bastardized capitacommunist system they are creating. Capitalism for the upper class, squalid communism for everyone else.
David Feffingsire - Mon, 14 Mar 2016 23:08:04 EST ID:k5mSodoT No.205325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>you can't say that your ancestors built this country

Right - instead you say that your ancestors *and their slaves* built this country.
Shit Penkinridge - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:15:08 EST ID:WC+NHKeH No.205332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This shit really chafes my fucking nipples. If a black guy kills a member of my family, do blacks as a whole have any responsibility? Of fucking course not.

So then, why is it that all whites should pay for slavery when owning a slave made you the MINORITY. Most families never had one. Why is it a "white" thing and not an "asshole" thing? Why can't we help the poor because it's the right thing to do, not because the evil white man owes them restitution?

It's fucking stupid. You're making it all about race and revenge when it should just be as fucking simple as helping people who need it because it's the right thing to do. This whole "privilege" thing only alienates people further by breaking everyone into arbitrary us and them categories. You're not doing anything but encouraging adversarial thinking. There shouldn't be us and them, it should just fucking be us.
Caroline Himmleway - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:28:04 EST ID:YONArVoZ No.205352 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think if someone wants to take pride in the accomplismhments of their ancestors, they'd better be prepared to confront their ancestors' failures.
Shitting Sondleworth - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:10:01 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What can be defined as a failure? Mind you, what you consider failure may very well be what they considered success 300 years ago. Like, today, most people say that slavery was a failure, when in reality slavery was everywhere and was essentially the prison system of most cultures, and you really could see prison systems as modernly-acceptable slavery. Something they may view of hard-earned progress that makes the best of a shitty situation could be something you view as unacceptable, but really you'd be the one who simply lacks understanding of their plight.

If there's one thing I will never tell people to do, it's look at history with the attitude that anything we deem unacceptable today should have been considered unacceptable hundreds or thousands of years ago, because we don't know the details of the situations so we can't judge well as to whether or not what they did was right.

No, this isn't for a class. by Bombastus !RZEwn1AX62!!xXxJO70U - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:17:16 EST ID:c2ZKsI98 No.205215 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ethics Case Study:
In the case of a major Canadian meat processing company (MapleLeaf) causing 3 deaths and 5 hospitalisations due to contaminated produce (8 hospitalizations in totalL 3 deaths resulting from them due to complications from contraindictions of other illnesses like being old, AIDS, etc where the foodbourne illnesses played a part but would not have killed if not for the other complications), what what repercussions should they face?
Would you as a sibling, child, cousin of the deceased sue the company if you were already financially well off in your current situation??

Keep in mind,
  1. Lesser safety standards caused the meat to be contaminated despite adherence to the rules and regulations. On the higher level, correct workplace safety precautions were in place and were followed but this outbreak was simply caused by a new yet low-risk strain of an existing illness that was slightly more resistant to their aseptic methods,
  2. The public is outraged and are calling for reparations as well as the current lawsuits from the families,
  3. Any financial deficits on Maple Leaf corporation would cause layoffs, terminations, and hardships in the small towns in which most Maple Leaf factories operate,
  4. Ignore insurance companies for now,
  5. They already face an onslaught of negative propaganda from this fuck-up and,
  6. It generally "wasn't their fault".

If you fine them heavily, the government and 8 families get some money at the cost of skilled labour jobs from small towns in the countryside and therefore the farms that supply the produce. That's really not the answer.
Shit Hammlestadging - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:36:53 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205279 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If i were a relative of deceased i would seek reparations for the harm caused, maybe not financial, how about criminal prosecution of the specific individual decision-makers. I'd seek change of the company's policy and practice so it didn't happen again. It would be bad if a precedent were set, encouraging other businesses to act similarly, if a company knowingly taking risks that may cause harm, (merely for greater profit!) were to still get away without recourse when harm was caused.

Take into consideration reputation for producing a dangerous product will decrease the number of customers, fine or not. That's supposing its an informed customer base or there's media that will truthfully report the incidents.

In regards to the workers and the greater community that would be negatively effected by a potential closure of the meat processing company, couldn't that be taken into consideration during the settlement. Such as money from the company supplemented by government to support everyone who lost their jobs and also to develop new industry and/or training, if there's plenty of other options in the area.
Bombastus !RZEwn1AX62!!xXxJO70U - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:11:43 EST ID:i6Id+/bH No.205298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here are the problems with the specific cases. Absolutely nothing was done wrong. Mutation based resistance to prior, adequate aseptic techniques are the bane of modern medicine. This is how SARS starts and to blame "patient 0" is ignoring the reality of the micro-world.
Noting that, you really can't "blame" individual decision-makers.
If the company's policies and practices were adequate, you would have to change the standards at the national and WHO level as (prior stated), they really did nothing wrong.

If you were a relative of the deceased, could you, without considering emotions, sue a specific plant for 1 million dollars knowing that you may cause 5-10 layoffs in the small-town plants and potentially ruin the economies of 5-10 families?
I assume we would have to imply a lot of stuff. Such as the non-existence of government subsidies and insurance companies that both cushion the blow.

Remember that this is a /pss/ board and not economy or "full, real life" based.
TL;DR, how does the free market adapt to the "reality" of microorganism related deaths that are inevitable in mass manufacturing.
Bombastus !RZEwn1AX62!!xXxJO70U - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:12:54 EST ID:i6Id+/bH No.205299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My answer would just be for the families who died to "suck it up" and for companies to ramp up their safety procedures. But that would clearly not satisfy the public at all.
Cedric Chindlestod - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 21:13:27 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>205298 There's a correlation between overuse of antibiotics and development of antibiotic resistant bugs. The antibiotics fed to animals also increase their growth therefore weight translated into more money. Even the meat industry's argument is along financial lines, that administering low-dose antibiotics would decrease "efficiency". Its selfish of them to be so short-sighted by putting profit before the emerging danger of fewer treatment options for those who get sick from the superbugs.

I dislike the either A or B question, but within those constraints i wouldn't sue for 1 million unless i gave a worthy portion of the winnings to the laid-off. If by sueing i could spur change in industry practice then yes. If its true that high-doses of antibiotics is the primary cause of antibiotic resistance then that should be the first practice to change. Ultimately more harm will come to life in the longterm from antibiotic resistance than the fate of 5-10 families effected by layoffs.
Cedric Chindlestod - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 21:23:21 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205305 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Actually alot more people would be negatively effected if its an industry-wide change in practice, but it'd still be better for all in the longrun.

What about the hair?!? by Emelienegro !2iyFNTAIpU - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:01:30 EST ID:YjH+IPcx No.205246 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Serious question about race..
I see so many arguments proclaiming there is no such thing as race and the only difference between black and white is the amount of melanin in the skin...
So my question is if that is true, how do you explain the nappy hair? Too much melanin in the hair folicles?
Is there an answer for this in the science journals that claim there is no difference between the races besides melanin?
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Charlotte Ficklemeg - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:25:42 EST ID:OWdCEij8 No.205283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's useful for medicine and all you social construct people should be denied modern medicine for all the same reasons creationists should be.
Fucking Nodgebock - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:55:10 EST ID:vSNLuKIB No.205284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At sometime before the mass global movement of people, men used to fuck women that grew up somewhere near where they grew up. Some groups moved to different places on the planet and kept on procreating and different characteristics through genetic mutations came to emerge. Meanwhile local cultures were developed and each 'race' started evolving their own way of life. Then mass movement began and people started experimenting with bringing opposites together, creating a lot of friction.

Before we blow ourselves up we just might mix ourselves to a single race of mankind, genetically superior to any currently existing races due to large amounts of variables in genetic pairs.
Clara Sarringpitch - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:02:39 EST ID:m9W9dgRZ No.205285 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>it's useful for medicine
>all you social construct people should be denied modern medicine for all the same reasons creationists should be.
Hannah Drinderlod - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:52:49 EST ID:PJfetZFk No.205287 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Black resistances are why they were selected for America. The injuns get malaria in the fields, the white indentured servants (which isn't too dissimilar to slavery) did as well, Africans didn't but the tradeoff is a proneness to sicle cell.
Nicholas Sammlemack - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:29:10 EST ID:D8fzTfaU No.205293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>disease isn't medicine
Come back with that goalpost

Delayed sleep phase disorder and short wavelength blue light. by Whitey Clickleshit - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:18:01 EST ID:39LWPhmg No.205288 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I'm starting a sociology paper and have been scouring journals, pubpsych and google scholar for studies of short wavelength blue light and it's specific link to Facebook, chrome and Twitter which all blue as their main/default color scheme and it's effects on sleep delay.

Thus far I have a few studies showing that blue/whit light suppress melotonan production in the pineal gland but haven't found any studies linking this specifically to social media use.

Anybody got any leads? From one social scientist to another, cheers yo.
David Pickleville - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 17:02:49 EST ID:YpLHpbcC No.205294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
check out "f.lux"
Phineas Ponderman - Sat, 12 Mar 2016 20:27:24 EST ID:UKBiFh+z No.205295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Much appreciated.

Bless by Doris Cittingwell - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 19:10:29 EST ID:SvONg1DG No.205086 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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"Bless" and "fortunate" are concepts that depend on there being a force that benefits us in some way. The same thing for the concept "lucky."

Is there any way that being blessed or fortunate can be used in a scientific sense without appearing absurd that an outside force (god, karma, luck) can have any influence in our lives?

Are these concepts false that only look real because we envy other people and are proud of ourselves, which leads to people thinking they or others are blessed or fortunate?
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Priscilla Pubblemin - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:05:17 EST ID:t7Yo36mc No.205098 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When I hear it I always think it comes coded with the subtext consider yourself lucky like you deserved less or we could have killed you or you got away with it.

The last one is the most appreciated in my opinion.
It always sounds like it's about understanding it could all be taken away from you at any second.
So it doesn't sound like it's saying you got the benifit it sounds like saying "you were spared."
Because the order or force that was cruel didn't hit you.
Phyllis Chossleman - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 10:38:12 EST ID:k5mSodoT No.205225 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Not really. When we say "he was lucky," that means that circumstances beyond his control lead to his success.
Graham Brangerbury - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 21:17:49 EST ID:fm1S8rNj No.205256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>that means that circumstances beyond his control lead to his success.

It's a statement that addresses the nature of those circumstances. When you say that someone has luck on their side, it's given as a reason for things going their way. In order to objectify it like that, 'luck' has to act as an impetus, otherwise it's pure nonsense. It has to have an effect on the physical realm, even if you don't completely understand it. There are lots of forces in this world that we don't completely understand. But why say anything at all, if there's no reason for it?
Priscilla Shakewill - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 03:40:50 EST ID:/3eoXSbg No.205259 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What the poster you're answering to is saying isn't that luck is a force of its own, rather it's a blanket term for all those fortunate stochastic circumstances nobody has full control over nor full comprehension of. Say a dude wins the lottery and finds a lost diamond ring on the same day, he's lucky because that event is both very fortunate and very rare.
Samuel Fishgold - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:14:00 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is no thing as good or bad luck. If one man never succeeds and another always succeeds, you'd call the second guy lucky, but what if the second guy is always unhappy while the first guy is always happy and dies happy? Then who's lucky?
It''s entirely subjective, and I guess it's the luck of the draw as to whether or not you feel your circumstance, whatever it may be, is lucky or unlucky. Like, I have a horrible disease that will deteriorate me to an extent for the rest of my life, yet I feel blessed by this disease because it's opened my eyes to so much and given me so much wisdom through pain and suffering that I can't call it unlucky to have. Truly, luck is a human invention.

Political Science by David Gollylire - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 06:10:33 EST ID:FSAozKjO No.205260 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I think this is the most appropriate place to post this, since I want to talk about political science as a discipline and not watch people fling shit at each other over their political disagreements. Has anyone majored in it/taken courses in it/studied it? What exactly is involved? What sort of temperament is necessary to excel at it and enjoy majoring in it? Politics is definitely a passion of mine and I like to think I'm somewhat intelligent and well-informed and good at learning/processing information, but I'm curious what you all have to say about it.
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Edwin Fillerpene - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:23:56 EST ID:m9W9dgRZ No.205264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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David Gollylire - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:04:24 EST ID:FSAozKjO No.205265 Ignore Report Quick Reply

more like macchiasmelly
John Nublingfore - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 09:05:37 EST ID:ojyyQ1Qc No.205266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Didn't that dude go back one everything he ever said in The Prince by the end of his life?
Samuel Fishgold - Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:11:43 EST ID:54PBc7Id No.205268 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, I love politics, and I think a poly-sci major would go well for you if you choose a university prized for poly-sci work, but mind you, a lot of poly-sci has been overrun by the liberals so be careful where you apply. But if you really wanna know a lot about politics, start reading tons of different news sources. You wanna know about international politics? Read news papers from all over the world, see what they have to say. I do it a lot and it leads me to tons of new information that is never spoken of in the USA.
Shit Hammlestadging - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 04:08:01 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What kind of jobs can you even get with a poly-sci degree? First learning a solid foundation from school might be a good idea, maybe a few community college courses will suffice. For self-learning I'm not sure where a good beginning point would be, I jumped in by buying a cheap copy of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber from some thriftstore and was completely lost. Referencing a world history book helped but the most difficulty were the terms used and their meaning. It would be cool to have a mentor or something to consult for difficult parts, i.e. a teacher, but I can't afford that shit.

I think current events are seperate from political philosophy. Definitely a good idea to have many different sources, some are Deutsche Welle, New York Times, Drudge Report (yeah yeah), Democracy Now, Al Jazeera, France 24, The Intercept, The Final Straw...

I'd also recommend checking out Academia for access to many essays on a myriad of topics.

It'd be cool to delve into a specific book, preferably a classic, and dissect it on here, line by line, with the understanding we're probably wrong, hah.

sissyphusredeemed by Rebecca Shittingfuck - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:49:46 EST ID:wWbT9jun No.205168 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Faggy Wullerbeck - Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:23:27 EST ID:wWbT9jun No.205186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Fuck Apathy
well, wow, what a strawman to start on. SR is not, as far as i know, apathetic to climate change, he is however on the question 'does God exist?'. He coined the term apatheism, mirroring 'atheism', to say it doesn't matter one way or the other. He goes on to say that whether there is a god or not matters to no one, a militant apatheist position. watch these vids for that topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khPM9D76vHA

> boring
well i'm sorry, would an action thriller be more interesting to you? I wasn't thinking that someone would get a thrill out of a video of a man talking into a webcam but i found this video interesting because SR destroys a hack like Molyneux and mainly by employing knowledge and skill of philosophy. That is what you get an education in philosophy for and what distinguishes professionals from hacks.
But maybe, TX Dog you are more likely to agree with Molyneux as you both seem to think philosophy is boring, and maybe you simply cannot appreciate education.

The fools thread got hate because it was nonsense, there was nothing of value there, even when the incomprehensible writing was deciphered, and it took up alot of space. However, if you want here is a vid by SR on the determinism and freewill, topics which the Fool was (/claimed to be) talking about, and explained much clearer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sWHd3b8Y68. There is also a longer lecture.

and no, we cant call spielberg and kanye philosophers unless the word philosopher itself is completely void and without meaning
Eugene Himmerdale - Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:08:55 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.205187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I came across this guy a few days ago myself, funnily enough when I was digging up dirt on Molyneux. He's intelligent and well-spoken. I haven't had a chance to check out the rest of his channel yet, but this thread made me take another look and I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8V8rtdXnLA

Really fascinating lecture about the pessimistic induction, and how wrong just about everything people have ever believed is, and how wrong we probably are about a lot of things.

I'm really not that interested in the whole dead horse theism debate but there's a lot of good stuff on his channel that warrants a closer look. It also seems like he doesn't take himself deathly seriously which is nice. Too bad he hasn't uploaded anything in almost a year.
Fucking Dusslewat - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:59:38 EST ID:/3eoXSbg No.205208 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I liked his series on logical positivism. He explained it way better than my old professors at the university.
Sidney Wunkinbatch - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:28:09 EST ID:m9W9dgRZ No.205250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
did you post on /pol/?? because that's where someone had posted some shit about molyneux through which I found SR.
David Gollylire - Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:14:06 EST ID:FSAozKjO No.205253 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yeah, that was me.

Lords of the internet by Doris Bardstock - Tue, 08 Mar 2016 21:45:56 EST ID:vkZECChg No.205237 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys, i was recently reading a book that talked about new sexual and romantic relationships, the novelty of them and other stuff. Not really the point
I'm looking for literature that extrapolates on the nature of friendships? what makes them, and what a friend should be?
Any texts would be good so long as its on a similar subject, thank you Internet Lords, 420chan is my Alexandria
Shit Hammlestadging - Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:03:27 EST ID:t6MSIlrw No.205278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
An early modern Japanese work Kokoro by Natsume Soseki sorta fits set during the country's transition into modernity.

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