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falemon last won the day on November 30 2012

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    reading/writing, programming, science, philosophy, neuro science, quantum physics, music, art, creativity, love, dance
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    a man of love, music, passion, life

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    The quantum anti-god!!

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  1. HAha this was funny: Sounds like an Ex-C in the making
  2. Apart from auditing my music software and speccing a website, I've achieved very little today :(

  3. Ha, I've learned meditation, although you could say I've always known meditation, ... will write about it later this week

    1. xliar

      xliar

      Where would be the best place to be looking?

  4. As we all know, Jesus (oft pronounced Gheezus) is actually meant to be pronounced, Yeshua. The reasons of this are a combination of transliteration, as well as changes in the English language. But there's something that everyone's missed out. If a priest pronounces it as Yeshua, then the congregation will also know that christ is called Yeshua, no matter how it is pronounced. Also the following priest would undoubtedly know this too, since he would have been schooled by someone who knows the name. So we clearly have a broken link, as somewhere along the line the 'gospel' was taught by someone who did not know this, and passed on the faulty pronunciation to his congregation, and now we all follow that. To paint a picture: "Yeshua" -> disciples -> early church -> christians -> Roman Catholicism -> Europe -> England (1600) Up until this point, we can say that there was a long line of the name being passed along, then suddenly. "Gheezus" -> congregation -> more churches -> widespread christianity So we can conclude that the christianity we have today must stem from a relatively new root which does not descend from the early church. In essence it must stem from an individual (or a group) who had never even gone to a church, instead they just picked up the book and went along and started their own church. So when did this happen? Well we know that when KVJ was written, the 'j' was still using the Germanic 'i' sound, so it wasn't then. So when did was the French 'j' introduced? Well thanks to Shakespeare, who borrowed many French words for his literature, by the time he had his way with our vocabulary we had a lot of French influence in our language. But it wasn't until (IIRC) the 1800's that the French form was officially established. Either way it's interesting to think that this religion can spring back so easily from people who did not, and still may not even believe in it. It is a great source of income and power. There are people right now who are billionaires because of this book, leading churches of devout followers. Reminds me of The Book of eli.
  5. The universe was created so that gullible people could tell other people how the universe was created, ...

    1. falemon
    2. xliar

      xliar

      started the meditation stuff yet?

    3. falemon

      falemon

      Not yet, going to a full day workshop on Tuesday

  6. I never had the full christmas experience as a child, THAT'S why I don't believe in Santa Claus :(

    1. NeverAgainV

      NeverAgainV

      my kids didn't either. we weren't allowed to celebrate it because of the religious dogma. we told them from day 1 there was no santa claus. :(

    2. TheRedneckProfessor

      TheRedneckProfessor

      I see what you did there.

  7. I found song made it a lot easier when learning Portuguese. I spent a week in Slovakia and we learned a song, and I still remember the first line. In Jerusalem I just found creative ways to transform their syllables into something similar in English when they taught us a short song (I'd imagine it helps that I spent a lot of time learning to rhyme in my teenage rap years ). I use every memory technique possible, but exploit existing memories as much as possible. Half the time I use what I'm learning to search my mind, find a match and then make a memorable connection. And I brought my notes to most of my exams in my head Hope that helps
  8. falemon

    The Order Of Chaos

    @end3: part of my job as a computer scientist is to use this to solve problems, and yes, order does emerge from chaos, it's a known fact. That's not to say that all order emerges from chaos, but quantum uncertainty does not extrapolate into classical physics, instead its influence dissipates as a result of the overall uncertainty cancelling itself out. Another example that you can easily relate to, engines work by converting chaos into order. In fact the total process is to take ordered liquids, heat them to produce a chaotic explosion, then exploit that explosion to support an ordered power. Now from order chaos also emerges when ordered agents collide creating conflicts. It's incredibly simple, yet leads to chaos, which can in itself produce order (on a higher level). An example of this, hmm, every day you make a journey to work where you intersect the paths of thousands of people. The interactions themselves are unordered, and all throughout the journey you incur a non phasic alteration to your path. That alteration is a small measure of chaos. Then you have wars, the epitome of conflict. Oh, and for your perusal: how brains make chaos in order to make sense of the world
  9. I believe we are all really fish, that is my belief, my faith, this piece of paper says so! Amen

    1. ficino

      ficino

      They told me I used to be a monkey! But wait, we still have monkeys... I'm so confused.

  10. When I discovered that order emerges from the infinite expressions of chaos and that chaos also emerges from the inescapable conflicts when opposing orders meet I found myself asking: From what chaos does my order result from, and what reality is to emerge from my chaos? So I continue to ask, which precedes which? or is existence the paradoxical battle between two natural opposites that exist solely within a subjective context that though appears to exist in moment will have vanished into evanescence by the next?
  11. I was just having a lovely chat with a friend last night about that. I think the problem you may be having is in finding an answer to give to others about what you believe. Right now you may be in a somewhat agnostic stage veering towards atheism, but the struggle is in giving a definition of ones own beliefs. The inability to communicate ones perception creates a dissonance. If that is so then perhaps the difficulty is in being able to give a digestible explanation for why we are here, or perhaps being able to define a greater purpose for our lives to aspire to. In which case I'd just suggest sharing whatever ideas come to your mind. The act alone of writing might provide you with everything you need.
  12. Gonna be getting free meditation training by an accredited teacher! :)

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    2. falemon

      falemon

      @mymistake: I can't, my brain doesn't allow me, and hell I've tried but each time I'm asked I find my answer going more and more to just saying, I'm an atheist, and I can't shake it :D

    3. falemon

      falemon

      @xliar: what, you mean the aspect of wanting to show me God, or the trade? Trade wise, I'm getting a very good deal

    4. xliar

      xliar

      Sounds good, I love wheeling and dealing. I was just kinda balking at the god part.

  13. With writing there are just so many angles. There are bottom up and top down approaches, though when you're writing a novel you tend to work from both ends. You need to identify what type of sculptor you are. Are you the writer who starts with nothing but a simple inspiration such as an emotion, and then create a reason for the reader to eventually reach it? Are you the writer who looks at one simple event, story or situation and then adds a touch of magic and transforms it into a vivid drama more real than the original? because that type of writer can often take real life memories and transform them into something more beautiful. It's almost like you're letting a delusion take over you for a moment. Then you have the type of writer that works top down, identifying the higher level aspects first such as what the intended message is, what key events will take in the reader's journey, and then fleshes out each section. As for activities you can do now. One great aid to writing is to just notate your dreams for a fortnight. You'll find that after several days of doing this you will see a noticeable improvement in your cognitive performance, especially your creativity. It also helps you to learn to communicate a little better with your subconscious. To add to that you can also devote some time to reflecting regularly (providing you have events in your life to reflect about). What happens if you do it in haiku form? Or even better, what would happen if you challenged yourself to write a story as a set of haikus. When doing so the goal is quantity over quality as you just want to get ideas out of your head and onto paper. Writing haikus on the fly will help you enhance so many of your skills at the same time. Sometimes coming up with ways to inspire writing is a fun task in itself. What would happen if you challenged yourself to construct sentences where the first letter of every word spelt out another sentence? Or making this easier, what if you just did that with the start of every sentence? What about taking the structure of a particular song, and then using that arrangement of syllables to create your story? It sounds a little outrageous but you'll quickly find that these challenges inspire further thoughts because it fuses both logical / sequential with the visual / parallel. Aside from the story itself, it's also important to know what you aim to give and present, or at least think about it. How would you like to change or transform the reader and the world? What message(s) could you share with them? What experiences would you like to impose on another? With a novel there's just so much scope. How about writing a set of smaller volumes? It worked for Asimov and Austen. So then you can focus on small digestible ideas that you build upon. Most importantly though, know your devices, know yourself, and then exploit yourself.
  14. Well, pretty much, yes! Like, "you all go to hell if you are not a christian who tells everyone to be a christian otherwise they go to hell .. but if you do you go to heaven"
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