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by Glostik91
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

I'm humbly indebted to your gracious overlooking of my nonsense and for the bestowal of brilliance upon the plebeians ;) Existent things must abide by relation, and non-existent things must abide by relation. How is that different from what I said? You know... the nonsense :) I don’t understand how...
by Glostik91
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

challenging the existence of 'existence in an abstract sense' What? I think I was mainly challenging the existence of 'existence in an abstract sense'. It seems in order to exist, existence would need to be relative to some medium of existence.... or a container of existence. So to ask if something...
by Glostik91
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Why study philosophy?
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Why study philosophy?

I've been putting off responding to this because I find it so utterly obvious that there is no point, however I have been drinking a bit and I am going to foolishly respond to you. Is anyone here good at explaining why we should care about philosophy to someone who knows nothing at all about it? No ...
by Glostik91
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

What about the view that existence is relative? For instance, this text exists relative to the digital universe. Speaking of existence abstractly doesn't seem to have much meaning given that we're always left with the questions of: what do you mean by existence and what do you mean by a thing? 'rel...
by Glostik91
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Contradiction and the Absolute
Replies: 30
Views: 997

Re: Contradiction and the Absolute

Is existence the only category by which one comes to an understanding of a thing? My educated guess is that you are conflating the idea of existence with that of the phenomenal or perceived objective being. If this is the case then allow me to modify your options. 1) the self is of the phenomenal 2)...
by Glostik91
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Genius of Strauss' Music
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: The Genius of Strauss' Music

Afraid I haven't graduated far past the Baroque, Beethoven being a guilty pleasure now and then. One of the best pieces of music ever written: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UiHxqLTYtc (It's difficult to find a good rendition. This is one of the better ones. There are numerous intolerable ones on ...
by Glostik91
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: The Genius of Strauss' Music
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: The Genius of Strauss' Music

I have never listened to Strauss until today. After reading your post, I decided to listen to some on youtube. Do you have any suggestions concerning which compositions of his I should listen to?
by Glostik91
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: Hoarding books, how do I stop?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Hoarding books, how do I stop?

Some of the things I've done to manage my collections is to do a little organizing every day. Build a habit. You buy a book, you organize 10 books. I find once you start organizing, it actually becomes a rather enjoyable activity (for me at least). Group your items into alphabetical blocks (by autho...
by Glostik91
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Glostik, we do not share the same definition of permanence. Where you equate the concept of permanence with the truth, I equate it with the concept of unchanging form, which of course is wrong view. As I stated before, although truths such as 1 + 1 = 2 are fixed truths, they are meaningless until t...
by Glostik91
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6502

Re: The social justice wars

1. The employees were reportedly encouraged to share their suggestions on any topics, if his suggestions or beliefs no matter the relevance were 'pro-feminism', he wouldn't have been fired. 2. You sound like a perfect little worker bee. Talking is stealing from your employer. Moral genius we have h...
by Glostik91
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6502

Re: The social justice wars

You mean you're like those girls they prefer to hire: risk-minimizing and cohesion-prioritizing? Perhaps you're illustrating the issue. No doubt there's stupidity involved, a bit of theatre, a bit of calculated risk with uncertainty how it will end. This is a sign of masculinity, something Google p...
by Glostik91
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: The social justice wars
Replies: 210
Views: 6502

Re: The social justice wars

I saw this in the news recently. What kind of person is intelligent enough to secure a job at google but lack the awareness to keep controversial discussions outside of the workplace? He is either a dunce (not likely), or this was planned out. He must have planned this to move himself into the spotl...
by Glostik91
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Regardless of what I put forward about permanence, impermanence and delusion, at no time did I conclude, nor do I conclude at this moment that the Absolute and cognition are separate, nor am I conscious of any fear of truth in my consciousness. This is what your statements are presupposing, that a ...
by Glostik91
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Worldly Matters
Topic: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius
Replies: 282
Views: 8991

Re: White men, European genetics, masculinity and genius

I've been speed reading this thread with an app I got on my phone, and I thought I'd share a couple thoughts. I live in the USA, and here I've noticed it is the left who prefer to identify themselves according to race/class/culture, and it is the right who prefer to identify themselves according to ...
by Glostik91
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

Glostik, whatever permanent truths you believe you have encountered, all of them are impermanent vis a vis one's ability to hold them permanently in consciousness, therefore, ultimately, all form is impermanent. It is the false notion of self at the centre of form that believes it can acquire wisdo...
by Glostik91
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

I don't have much time so I'll have to make this quick. I don't have time to be as comprehensive, but I hope the comments communicate well enough. Good question. I guess the only honest answer is that I fundamentally or radically disagree with even the most basic and common ideas people have about w...
by Glostik91
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

I'm less certain that 2+2=4 than I am that you are displaying delusons. How can you be less certain of something which is absolutely certain? Oh, you were joking? My apologies. My modulator seems to be malfunctioning. A little oil should fix.. I mean a good night's sleep ought to make me right as r...
by Glostik91
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

2 + 2 = 4 can be known with absolutely certainty and causes no stress, however, I am absolutely unable to reason my existence/causality with absolute certainty, ergo the presence of stress. Concerning pure understanding, 2+2=4 is synthetic a priori, existence/nonexistence is synthetic a priori, cau...
by Glostik91
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

the absolute is realized when reasoning is understood. Just take a moment and look at this comment. You, the realizer, are realizing the absolute, that thing which is apart from you and must be realized. Let me ask you something. How does one go about understanding reasoning? Does one use reason to...
by Glostik91
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Impermanence and meaning
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Impermanence and meaning

The point of this thread is to question the effect of the dichotomy of what appears to be, for consciousness, an inherent desire or will for meaning permanence despite knowing that this inherent desire is ultimately a deluded one. Is it so deluded? In fact for consciousness, it can be said there is...
by Glostik91
Mon May 01, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6644

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Pure or raw, the invocation sounds similar. In case you're interested in the term, at this forum I wrote quite a few times about intuition, including Spinoza's and Nietzsche's usage. What I mean by pure is that pure intuition or pure understanding for that matter are a priori. A pure intuition is k...
by Glostik91
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6644

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Perhaps, but I think that this theory of consciousness is off. It seems that's what everyone that doesn't understand Jaynes' theory says about it. If you paraphrased the theory to understand it and said you had evidence against it and perhaps even an alternate theory of the development of conscious...
by Glostik91
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6644

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Glostik91, On a bit of tangent, I wouldn't say people with half a brain are "perfectly normal" but tests would likely demonstrate severe limitations in their cognitive abilities. But that's beside the point of Jaynes theory. mhm http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/girl-with-half-her-brain-becomes-speech...
by Glostik91
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6644

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Any invocation of "raw experiences" is not going to help your argument. Might just as well invoke god, heavenly vision and the like. In order to be more precise I should have said pure intuition instead of raw experience. Intuition of the object is what I was referring to. It would seem someone dec...
by Glostik91
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: GENIUS FORUM
Topic: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite
Replies: 124
Views: 6644

Re: Examining The Wisdom of the Infinite

Glostik91 (and others who are interested), As far as I am aware, Julian Jaynes never wrote about wisdom and genius. If he did so, please point out the relevant passages. Julian Jaynes worked on a theory to explain the empirical evidence of the development of cognitive functions in humans. His defin...