Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 12th Sep 2011 22:41 UTC
Humor I usually write about topics like operating systems and computer refurbishing. Today let's ditch that trivial stuff and tackle something really important like... How have computers and operating systems been portrayed on TV and in films? It's time we seek our inner geek. With this hearty sign of approval we're on our way...
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RE[3]: Comment by Brynet
by zima on Mon 19th Sep 2011 23:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wikipedia"
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Commonly accepted "misunderstandings" of any given time is the true face of religions; it's what makes them, what forms their actual dynamics, what drives religions as popular social movements.

Their true living versions are the frakked up versions; not the niche forms which stem from elevating the confirmation bias to art form by some statistically insignificant self-absorbed & presuming, self-styled thinkers, adepts of mental masturbation. The latter are a background noise without much of any significance (well, occasionally what one random one utters - in the sea of others - might stick, one way or another, in very evolved form, via societal dynamics beyond his real control or even grasp)

And the more we learn about our bodies - the more we study them and one of their manifestations, the mind - the more we realize how the differences with "lower" ones are quantitative. Even most of something so "obvious" to us as free will appears (from research) to be post-hoc rationalization rather than actual free will; a modus operandi which had an especially strong grip on us when most of the present core mythologies were being formed.

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