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    Still trying to find my way, mostly making it up as I go along.
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    "Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself."
    ~Patrick Rothfuss~

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    I have looked deep into the sauce and cheese.

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  1. I guess it depends what is meant by "perfect cubes". Truly mathematically perfect shapes tend not to occur in nature. But there definitely is a tendancy for certain crystalline solids to naturally form into what we would normally call cubes.
  2. Fair enough. It certainly is an interesting discussion. Just wanted to be clear about what was being asserted.
  3. Agreed. Yes, this is a hard question. I'm not really involved in doing science per se, so perhaps my opinion here is not that relevant, but I think that a certain amount of detachment is helpful. Yes, when we hold a particular view (scientific or otherwise), it's our view, so we are naturally partial to it. We may become emotionally attached to it. But if we wish to retain an open mind, we need to remember that it is still just our view, and it might turn out to be incorrect. As you know, my approach to science is to treat all theories as imperfe
  4. Thanks Forrest. I hope you have a great weekend too. I understand that psychology is a social science. I'm by no means an expert, but I have a rudimentary grasp of what it is as a field. I do not mean to disparage it. I think many of the social sciences have very good contributions to make to our understanding of reality. The article linked to, though, seems to me to be an opinion piece. It isn't a technical paper or a study. There is a paper linked to in the article (here is the relevant link), but the paper in question was published in Current Opinions in Psychology,
  5. Maybe because we don't believe in your God, and so we don't care what he supposedly thinks, or who he tells.
  6. This is how Christians should be: not here. (Matthew 10:14).
  7. Given that NZ is middle Earth, I guess this kind of constitutes a discussion of NZ politics now?
  8. There's value, sometimes, in changing the world. Also, in just shooting the shit. And, also, sometimes, in just shutting up.
  9. Objectively, there are straws. And there are also those who grasp at them.
  10. Objectively, the election is over. Biden won. Everything else being said here is just opinion.
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