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Arts & Entertainment / Never heard of these games
« on: June 08, 2011, 11:50:14 AM »
My parents have a playstation 3 for their netflix/Dvd/bluray purposes. When the network came back online, Sony sent an email offering free games and stuff. Naturally, it got forwarded to me, since I am currently home for the summer and they have no interest.

I can download 2 of these for free:

- Dead Nation?
- LittleBigPlanet?
- Super Stardust? HD
- WipEout? HD Bundle

Anyone played any of these or familiar enough with them to recommend any?

...and/or the holy trinity?

It is my understanding that what people commonly perceive as moral instincts are credited to god's holy ghost component. The holy ghost within people tells them stuff like 'it is wrong to murder'. Is this accurate?

If so, why would people be born with different brain chemistry have reduced moral instincts, or for that matter how can moral subjectivity exist? If god doesn't always allow people to clearly distinguish right from wrong, how can they be blamed for infringements?

Arts & Entertainment / Bible Adventures!
« on: May 26, 2011, 10:04:45 AM »

Quick video that dabs in the psychology, priorities, moral programming, and personality types of people. I found it very informative and entertaining.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Is humanity devolving?
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:34:12 PM »
Curious to hear what people think.

Arts & Entertainment / Boss Fight Music
« on: May 15, 2011, 11:44:34 AM »
If you know any potential songs please post. I can rehash edit and skip through them as necessary, so don't let intro's or solo's that don't seem to fit change your mind.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / I'm bored. Let's talk about Jesus.
« on: May 04, 2011, 10:18:42 PM »
If Jesus was god incarnate, that means he was in human form.
If Jesus had a human body, he had DNA.
DNA can be mapped.

Either the DNA of a human, could reach the perfection of an incarnate god, or you're all full or horse manure.

Arts & Entertainment / Community
« on: April 23, 2011, 08:53:17 PM »
Why the hell did no one recommend this show to me yet? It's brilliant.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Should clones have rights?
« on: April 03, 2011, 12:04:39 PM »
If humans could be cloned, I see no reason why they shouldn't have the same rights as the person they were cloned from.

When I watched The 6th Day, it perplexed me that a clone would have no rights, so I'm wondering if I am a minority again.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Inheritance
« on: March 30, 2011, 07:08:29 AM »
Inheritance is considered a 'birthright' as much as Kingship was. It is favoring children over others, based on their only on the family in which they originate. A child can be given everything on a silver platter because of this defaulting system, where he could be starved if born to other parents.

On the other hand, if parents work hard with the sole intention of providing financial stability for their children, shouldn't they have that right?

Curious to hear thoughts after I get back from classes.

The Lounge / Happy Birthday Shatner
« on: March 22, 2011, 10:07:37 AM »
He is now 80 years old. I would have guessed 65 or something.

Arts & Entertainment / Underrated Movies
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:31:34 PM »
I've decided awful movies aren't for me.

A Beautiful Mind.  :(

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Moral Scenario
« on: March 20, 2011, 04:02:50 PM »
I found a vending machine on campus that refuses to give you anything, and won't give you your dollar back either. Persistent to get my dollar, I wedged the machine away from the wall and pulled the the power splitter out from underneath so I could turn it off and on again. The machine reset accordingly and spit my dollar out while reinitializing, but the behavior of the machine hasn't changed. I've since recognized that I can stop by there on my way to and from classes every day check it to make a few dollars a week. I pulled the extension cable out at the bottom on the side to make it obvious and easily accessible, but people are still failing to try resetting it. I believe someone else figured this out as well because I left an out of order note on the machine and it disappeared.

-I have no way of returning the money to the original owners.
-The coca-cola company didn't sell any merchandise to earn the money.

Is taking the money morally permissible?

Flat Earth General / The Supermoon
« on: March 19, 2011, 10:22:37 PM »
Doesn't look so super to me. I just came in from outside and it looked incredibly small.

Arts & Entertainment / Raiden's fatality.
« on: March 19, 2011, 03:37:05 PM »
He can play trance on the guitar...

The Lounge / Chess
« on: March 16, 2011, 06:25:38 PM »
It is possible for a knight to move onto every square on a chess board exactly once. Just thought you guys should know.


John Davis - johnericdavis
Chris Spaghetti - Chrissetti
Vongeo - Vongeo
Roundy the Truthinessist - Roundy
Beorn - Beornski
Singularity - dhise314
Verrine - Verrine
Harutsedo - Harutsedo
Mugthulhu - KingMugsy
Jack1704 - Jack1704
Berny_74 - Berny_74


First rounds:

A. John Davis         ---vs---    G. Verrine
B. Chris Spaghetti   ---vs---    D. Roundy the Truthinessist
C. Vongeo             ---vs---    E. Beorn
F. Singularity          ---vs---    H. Harutsedo

Second rounds:

AG    ---vs---    Roundy the Truthinessist
Beorn    ---vs---    Singularity

Arts & Entertainment / Interesting fictional characters
« on: February 10, 2011, 04:27:05 PM »
I'll start by listing Dorian Gray, although I'm far more interested in the concept of his character than any depiction of his personality.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / UFO's are from SATAN
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:47:00 PM »
If you ever want to feel smart:

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Attention Atheists!
« on: February 06, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »
What scientific evidence would you accept as proof of god?

I just want to see the extent of misinformation perpetuated by the media and/or public.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Internet ID
« on: January 19, 2011, 06:47:18 AM »
Instead, purportedly motivated by a desire to make our lives easier, the president wants to implement a universal internet ID that would eliminate the need for multiple usernames and passwords. [...]

However, for those who would take seriously John Adams' warning "to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty," this latest move is nothing short of a Trojan Horse attempt to sidestep privacy concerns and institute a national ID, all the while giving the government even greater access to our most personal information. [...]

However, as Curt Hopkins points out in the New York Times, "a user would have one, 'verified' ID, which would be known by the government, and a set of large corporations." [...]

Arts & Entertainment / Awful Movies
« on: January 18, 2011, 04:22:46 PM »
I'm looking for a good laugh or a migraine.
Give me some movies.

The Lounge / My Meal Plan
« on: January 12, 2011, 05:57:10 PM »
...was the minimal amount required for dorm dwellers, and had almost $830 left on it at the end of last semester.

And yes, it rolled over.
Should I buy 287 boxes of Pizza Rolls?
...or perhaps 643 Large Rice Krispies?

I've decided to stop comparison shopping for campus dining, and to eat when I'm bored.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Court Transcriptionists
« on: December 13, 2010, 05:46:32 PM »
Anyone happen to know why we still have them? Video cameras have been reliable for a while now.

Technology, Science & Alt Science / Orgins of Control Devices
« on: December 12, 2010, 11:56:49 AM »

I am amused.
More here:

The Lounge / Who's an organ donor?
« on: December 05, 2010, 11:16:49 AM »
And I will judge you.

The Lounge / My teacher
« on: December 04, 2010, 04:50:46 PM »
...asked me what "getting jiggy with it" means.
I didn't know what to say.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Moral equivalence?
« on: November 25, 2010, 10:12:00 PM »
I was making scrambled eggs, when a thought popped into my head.

If we can agree that inflicting pain on someone is immoral, and assuming we could accurately measure pain, would dispersing it amongst multiple people to dilute the pain per person be more, less, or equal on a 'morality scale'? Let's create a theoretical unit of pain P.
Does one person experiencing pain of 10 P morally equate to 10 people experiencing of pain of 1P?
...Of 1000 people experiencing .01P?

My initial inclination is to think that it would be slightly more moral, which would appear to be at odds with the basic math (assuming addition/multiplication actually does apply without alternate variables.)

Just curious what other people think.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / More on the Divine Plan
« on: November 22, 2010, 02:29:27 AM »
I've seen several advocates of the notion that atheists can chose heaven by becoming theists, which suggests the potential for atheists to think as theists. After all, someone without an education, and/or someone with faced with extreme hardships, and/or someone raised in a religious environment is much more likely to have a religious outlook on life. Theists also speak of divine intervention as an experience that strengthened or gave them faith.

This applies to those people who's life experiences are beyond that person's control, where they grew up in a world without those experiences, and who consequently become atheists.

I'd hate to think this way but...
I am not really any different than any other human. Statistics say that if I were subjected to the right conditions from birth, it is exceedingly likely I too could be a religious zealot.

My question is a simple one. If god is omniscient and omnipotent, he knows what environmental factors he could change to guide a person to theism but chooses contrary ones putting them at a religious disadvantage. For every person who would be a theist if they were exposed to the right social environment, perceived miracles, et cetera, they are given an environment contrary to those mentalities, god is in essence choosing their destination for them.

I suppose this argument lies in parallel with the flaws of predetermination and choice, as well as a derivative of the argument from evil, but I don't know that it's been explicitly mentioned.

Why must all my philosophical posts be at 5:30 am? [/rhetorical]

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Absurd Existence vs Potential Existence
« on: October 27, 2010, 12:40:28 AM »
I woke up with a few thoughts and forced myself to get up just in case I won't remember them tomorrow later today:

Anything that exists and can theoretically exist in precisely the same way in a elsewhere, can also theoretically exist in multiple instances. Let's consider a material example... The molecular configuration of a wrench may not be duplicatable for technological reasons, but the fact that atoms are already in that configuration proves that atoms can be in that configuration. Whatever appears to be unique is composed of particles that are not unique.

When asked where did god come from, theists will generally answer that he has always existed. I see two problems one of which interests me. Regardless of being outside time, his existence is either spontaneous/absurd or there is a reason/potential for his existence unknown to us. (A flawed reason I've heard might be he created himself.) I don't particularly care about the reason/potential for his existence, but if others do I will discuss it.

The implication of choosing a hidden reason means that for whatever reason god exists, that reason can be extended to multiple gods of the same nature and omnipotence. If god's existed, he would prove that gods can exist. So according to monotheistic religions who don't think god is a spontaneity, why is there only one? The mechanism/potential that supports gods existence would also potentially support the existence of an infinite number of gods. Of all possible numbers, why the convenient one?

I'm a bit proud of what I believe to be a completely original thought experiment, but I know I should wait until my both eyes are open before I deem it completely intelligible. If anyone has seen anything similar before please let me know. I'm going back to bed.

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