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Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-25-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 206
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Posted By PickleBottom
Thanks! Gnosticism is “to know”, one belief of...

Thanks! Gnosticism is “to know”, one belief of Gnosticism is the demiurge, the fake God, cf the God of The Old Testament. This is the overlap between my knowledge and that of Gnosticism. God is...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-25-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,315
Posted By PickleBottom
Not until you recognise Him, the Gnostics were...

Not until you recognise Him, the Gnostics were right... at least about one thing
Forum: The Intellectual Table 08-24-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 4,315
Posted By PickleBottom
I found God, and unfortunately God is not about...

I found God, and unfortunately God is not about love.
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-24-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,599
Posted By PickleBottom
Grateful that I live in a world where no hope...

Grateful that I live in a world where no hope allows a person to see through the illusion (not to be read negatively) :)
Forum: Contest Central 08-24-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,752
Posted By PickleBottom
Something worthy of a poem

Something worthy of a poem
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By PickleBottom
Well I’m back here, it must be getting near ten...

Well I’m back here, it must be getting near ten years since I first got on here, so probably back on here seeing who else is around
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-24-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,020
Posted By PickleBottom
Like in Caligula by Camus?

Like in Caligula by Camus?
Forum: Contest Central 08-24-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,752
Posted By PickleBottom
Show don’t tell

Show don’t tell
Forum: Contest Central 08-24-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,752
Posted By PickleBottom
What did I show you?

What did I show you?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-31-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,394
Posted By PickleBottom
Pro money, the whole reason for society is to...

Pro money, the whole reason for society is to keep a few jerks on the top happy
Forum: Poetry 05-11-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By PickleBottom
Love is seeing Nacia back!

Love is seeing Nacia back!
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-18-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,678
Posted By PickleBottom
This guy watches The Twilight Zone, this is why...

This guy watches The Twilight Zone, this is why he doesn't want to go down the glasses route.

If I remember correctly there was that episode where the guy just wanted to read books but was nagged...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-18-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,678
Posted By PickleBottom
In the office where I work it rained pretty hard...

In the office where I work it rained pretty hard one day the upper floors flooded and the ceiling in my office collapsed, wetting everything on top of my desk. So I put everything on the floor.
...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
And further to this, if we put the manager of the...

And further to this, if we put the manager of the engineers in amongst the engineers and gave them all a competitive task to complete (which doesn’t involve bullying or microwaving small animals),...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
Why not look at the counter example, US citizens...

Why not look at the counter example, US citizens who have moved to Asia will be on average more affluent than the Asian natives, including those who live in poor neighbourhoods for being the wrong...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
You’re still confusing a few things here, 1)...

You’re still confusing a few things here,

1) basketball is a relatively fair, open, competitive sport, adjudicated so that it remains fair and this is the reason the sport is not dominated by old...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
And further to this, if you compared luck and...

And further to this, if you compared luck and thuggery of the top ten musicians to the random people in the pub and the musicians would be off the charts.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
I missed this one. What do you mean by “if you...

I missed this one. What do you mean by “if you control for population”? If you control for population my presumption is you would kick out, for example, China.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
It is part of the argument because you are...

It is part of the argument because you are attempting to marry together two independent variables with no relationship.

Well, let’s put it this way, if you have the top ten artists (who are...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
The reason what I’m saying is hard to swallow is...

The reason what I’m saying is hard to swallow is this is The Human Battle, this is the Bhagavad Gita, this is confronting the Demiurge. A personal battle between the crap spoon fed to you and your...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
Yes but I was talking card-counting in Black-Jack...

Yes but I was talking card-counting in Black-Jack to demonstrate that people who stack the odds in their favour, rather than count on odds only, will win out in the long run, just like the guy in the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
You’re still mixing up two things “talent” and...

You’re still mixing up two things “talent” and “success”, go back to a random pub with 10 random people in it, including a random talented musician, would you expect in a random pub that of the ten...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-12-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
Here’s another metaphysical question which I...

Here’s another metaphysical question which I asked before...

How come most of the talented, intelligent, hard working etc people are old white guys? Some even nearly or over 80 years old....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
Icon7 Nope, in a fair society things like talent,...

Nope, in a fair society things like talent, preferences, free will etc will come into play when discussing success, but in a thug-driven society, only the biggest thugs win.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-11-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,981
Posted By PickleBottom
It is important to remember that when you add...

It is important to remember that when you add another quality we are not discussing success only. If you look at “talent” there would presumably be a normal distribution of “talented” people, a...
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