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Griff 03-06-2019 07:07 AM

You think a lot.

Flint 03-06-2019 01:02 PM

GRIFF. Did you say, somewhere, to read the book 'Sapiens' ??

Because I was at the airport & realized I'd forgotten to bring a book, so I bought a copy of Sapiens for 20 bucks, and, wow. Great stuff.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

I haven't read a book in a while and was halfway convinced that the simulation didn't support reading large volumes anymore, hence the appearance of magical, dopamine-hijacking, "small chunk" reading devices in all of our pockets.

sexobon 03-06-2019 06:51 PM

2. Do you have free will?

I choose not to answer these questions.

Griff 03-07-2019 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flint (Post 1027592)
GRIFF. Did you say, somewhere, to read the book 'Sapiens' ??

Because I was at the airport & realized I'd forgotten to bring a book, so I bought a copy of Sapiens for 20 bucks, and, wow. Great stuff.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

I haven't read a book in a while and was halfway convinced that the simulation didn't support reading large volumes anymore, hence the appearance of magical, dopamine-hijacking, "small chunk" reading devices in all of our pockets.

lol. Yeah, I read that as a precursor to his next two because I wanted to be up to speed for those. Turns out it was a solid book in its own right.

Flint 03-07-2019 07:12 PM

Oh, there's more ? !!

Griff 03-08-2019 08:37 AM

I ordered the next book after you mentioned the first.

https://www.amazon.com/Homo-Deus-Bri...2052174&sr=8-2

lumberjim 03-08-2019 10:42 AM

1. Why is there something, rather than nothing?


if there was nothing, there would be no question, so the question is self fulfilling.



2. Do you have free will?


free from what? you can do whatever you want if you're willing to accept the consequence, good or bad



3. Do numbers really exist?


numbers are merely the language of quantity. they exist as much as words do. which is to say, no. you can't touch a number, so it exists only in the abstract


4. What is the source of human consciousness?


time



5. Is everyone's life of absolutely equal value?


no.


6. What is love? ("baby don't hurt me" not an acceptable answer here)


love is a word



7. Is there such a thing as luck?


no, but there is such a thing as perception



8. Are emotions rational?


yes. not terribly predictable, but they make sense usually in retrospect



9. Is a high self-esteem a good quality to have?


fuck yeah. sooo good. I'd be nowhere without my big head




10. Which is better: cats or dogs?


better, lol. If they could cross breed them so you'd have a dog's personality and a cat's cleanliness....

Gravdigr 03-08-2019 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lumberjim (Post 1027771)
love is a word

Reminds me of 'Animal Mother' (played by Adam Baldwin), in Full Metal Jacket.

Paraphrasing:

Quote:

Freedom is just a word. If I'm gonna get my ass blown off for a word, my word is poontang.
:lol2:


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