Seeker

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About Seeker

  • Rank
    Desperately seeking something.
  • Birthday 04/02/1960

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    Male
  • Marital Status
    Still Hopeful
  • Location
    Location, Location

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  • MBTI
    INTP
  • Interests
    Music
    Fractals
    RPG
    Philosophy
    Space
    Weirdage
    Travel
  • Your Motto
    All things in moderations - *especially* moderation.
  • Doctrine /Affiliation
    Agnostic / Quaker / Discordian

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  • Occupation
    Layabout / Digital Artist
  • Website URL
    http://almonaster.deviantart.com/gallery/

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  1. I read it years ago. It was well written, but I didn't find the parallels terribly convincing.
  2. Of course not, but having followed politics for 45 years I would say that the professionals are a bit worse, but the general public has become much more partisan.
  3. My point was that one trend is "everything is grey" and the other is "everything is black or white". I agree that both trends have been around since the year dot, but I'm seeing both turned up to 11 recently.
  4. I find it odd that we have two (in my mind) contradictory trends going on. First is the move towards cultural relativism - everything is equally valid. Second is the increasing black-and-white polarization going on, especially in politics.
  5. Thanks. They're now on may "approved" list. Currently listening to
  6. Yay - someone else likes Snarky Puppy! 👍 Checking out the Metropole Orchestra now.
  7. Never mind me - HK vs Taiwan already resolved.
  8. I think humans are quick to believe that everything has a purpose. Nonetheless, I think ET might be interested in the idea that the Universe had a purpose. Other quite general ideas come to mind... life is sacred; consciousness is sacred; something meaningful remains of us after our death.
  9. Sorry Jonathan. One of my weaknesses is a pathological inability to resist a straight line. I didn't intend or expect to derail the thread. For discussion of aliens, I think the best source is SF. Yes, a lot of it is thinly veiled humans or monsters with ray guns, bur there are some authors who have put serious thought into what an alien might be like. There is a good paper on this here. As noted there, the key thing about aliens is that they are alien. They will cheerfully insist that two plus two is orange. One author not mentioned in that paper who has several times produced good insightful alien stories is Gordon R Dickson. I would particularly recommend The Alien Way for an examination of evolutionary impacts on psychology or The Way of the Pilgrim for alien spirituality. In film, I thought Arrival presented (and then rather skipped over) some real differences in outlook. A good film anyway.
  10. I have long held that all theories are wrong, or at best incomplete.
  11. Nope, it's ULC ORG UK/forum I believe the Monastery thing is a bit of code on this site.
  12. We can't see because your link points to a file on your local machine. You would need to link to a public version.
  13. Not really. Instead of thinking of it as the speed of light, think of it as the speed of causality. That may help to clarify why you can't go any faster.