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Political/Government General Discussion / Re: Impeach Trump????
« Last post by Unbeliever on June 25, 2019, 04:21:17 PM »

The shenanigans have begun:


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A misinformed electorate will be voting again for president, and who knows what will happen?


Being a pessimist, I expect Trump to get another 4 years to continue his attack on America.
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Religion General Discussion / Re: How many GODS do you have?
« Last post by aitm on June 25, 2019, 03:17:44 PM »
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That simply means that evolution of the consciousness need to merge in the infinity.
Beside the consciousness that we got did not pop up as per magic but build up through the evolution process which means that the desire to advance is unstoppable.

Lordy......you come up with some wacky ass bull-shit. You have tried real hard to put it on a wagon and paint it and then tell us its a parade....but we know it's still a wagon full of bull-shit.
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General Discussion / Re: What Is Creativity?
« Last post by aitm on June 25, 2019, 03:10:42 PM »
And I would go the opposite. I would think creativity would be actually coming up with the "prototype" without any outside influence. 30,000 yr ago sitting on the side of a river and watching a stick float by with a frog on it could easily summon the idea that we could do that as well, and a canoe is not far off. Thinking of a canoe while living in a desert would be damn ingenious. But as well, taking a simply idea and going ape shit, like building a canoe and then envision the Queen Mary might be a bit of a stretch...but certainly creative.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Any gamers around here?
« Last post by Blackleaf on June 25, 2019, 02:39:25 PM »
Just came across this gem.

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Religion General Discussion / Re: How many GODS do you have?
« Last post by Simon Moon on June 25, 2019, 01:33:15 PM »
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NDEs are documented facts.

The only 'fact' is that people REPORT that they have had some sort of experience that their consciousness leaves their bodies. No one is disputing that some people, when they are close to death, have some mental experience. What is being refuted, is that this experience actually is their consciousness leaving their body and experiencing an afterlife.

It is up to those claiming that they are actually leaving their bodies, to prove that is what is actually happening. Instead of, say, that they are misinterpreting an unusual, but purely natural brainstate caused by the trauma of a dying brain.

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Real people, real incidents, real hospitals, doctors and nurses and real death.
On the other hands your skepticism has no foundations

Yes, real people misinterpret natural brain states all the time. Does not prove they are actually leaving their physical body.

Yes, real doctors and nurses treat patients that get close to dying all the time. Does not prove their patients are actually leaving their physical body.

No, it is not real death. You do understand the the "N" in the abbreviation stands for "NEAR" (as in NEAR DEATH), right?

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On the other hands your skepticism has no foundations.

Sure it does have foundations. You and your ilk, have not met your burden of proof. So, our disbelief in your claims are completely and rationally justified. As soon as you meet your burden of proof, I will be forced by my intellectual honesty, to believe your claims.
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General Discussion / What Is Creativity?
« Last post by Sal1981 on June 25, 2019, 01:00:21 PM »
Two Minute Papers channel posted today a 3:46 minute vid on an OpenAI paper and demonstration of what pretty much is an AI extrapolating from 6 notes to create original music. Which makes me wonder: What exactly is creativity?

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For me, it seems, creativity is using present ideas and works, to create new, original, ideas and works based on the present ones. Creativity could also very well be created out of random noise, to see what sticks, but that isn't prudent to creativity per se IMO.

Also, as a side note, copyright will mean something else entirely when AI can create original works of art.
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Tell a Joke or two / Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Last post by Baruch on June 25, 2019, 12:41:07 PM »
Bill O'Reilly ... a nice person ... never.
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Political/Government General Discussion / Re: Impeach Trump????
« Last post by Baruch on June 25, 2019, 12:37:13 PM »
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Is that you, Supreme Ayatollah?
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Tell a Joke or two / Re: Post your funny pictures here!!! part Deux
« Last post by Blackleaf on June 25, 2019, 12:25:04 PM »
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I'd love to see him try to teach a US history class sometime.  Cause his take on the antebellum South would be priceless.

People still care about what Mr. Spin has to say? Even Fox News pulled the plug on him after he was accused of sexual harassment, and you know Fox News' stance on the Me Too movement.
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Film, Music, Sports, and more / Re: Any gamers around here?
« Last post by Blackleaf on June 25, 2019, 12:21:51 PM »
Why did it even become a thing for advertisers to choose what genres of videos their ads could be played on? Has anybody in the history of the internet ever seen an ad preceding something on TV and thought, "Pepsi played a commercial before Pat Robertson came on? That must mean that Pepsi agrees with Pat Robertson!" No. That'd be absolutely ridiculous. Yet these moronic advertising companies think that having Pepsi play before Pewdiepie will make people think that Pepsi approves of Nazis, because Pewdiepie appeared on the news one time wearing a Nazi outfit. It's so stupid.
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