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kXnPunk wrote:

This dude and god oh please COME ON now damnit. lol

Selected Writings is a great one Toadliquor.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/161 … d-writings

Collected Papers is nice too.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/613 … in-12?ac=1

Thanks dude, definitely gotta check that one out.

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kXnPunk wrote:

This dude and god oh please COME ON now damnit. lol

Selected Writings is a great one Toadliquor.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/161 … d-writings

Collected Papers is nice too.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/613 … in-12?ac=1

Those both look very interesting, Punk. I might have to give both a looksy at some point.
I recommend "Ideas & Opinions", as that book certainly changed my world-view a few years back.

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Yeah they are bro, you'll enjoy...

The World As I See It is great too.

Free PDF here: https://ia600501.us.archive.org/21/item … UpByTj.pdf

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."

He's not talking about god but rather a POWER...

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^ That's right. I think "The World As I See It" was his own release, back in the day.  I should probably give that a buy at some point, as he's one of my heroes!

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^^^
Yeah until then you can revisit the PDF. smile

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^ I'm definitely giving that PDF a visit.

I thought this was interesting - "Brain Processes Music Much Like Spoken Language": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/2 … mg00000063

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^^^
Sweet clip. smile

And here's a cool one about Crop Circles...

http://youtu.be/AXERV4vjKIk

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kXnPunk wrote:

^^^
Sweet clip. smile

And here's a cool one about Crop Circles...

http://youtu.be/AXERV4vjKIk

Had to bail on the vid. I was afraid if I kept rolling my eyes.

I loved the narrator "There are some who think crop circles are the work of Aliens, and others a naturally occurring phenomena". I think he excluded the majority of the world who know they're man made occurrences

I'm not saying that there's no such thing as aliens. The universe is too vast and too unknown to discount the idea. But if there actually were, I doubt they would use their extremely advanced technologies of traveling light years away to contact us. Humans just aren't that interesting. And if we were, I think they'd find a better way to contact us than knocking over a bunch of corn stalks

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Ted Arroway to Eleanor in Contact wrote:

If we're alone in all that vast Universe, it seems to me like a great loss of space...

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kXnPunk wrote:
Ted Arroway to Eleanor in Contact wrote:

If we're alone in all that vast Universe, it seems to me like a great loss of space...

Love that flick. 'Cept the theistic overtones of the movie of course.

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^^^
Yeah such an amazing one... smile

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I believe that our very existence is proof that some sort of God exists, whether He, She, It or Them is a spirit, the one dreaming all this, some other sort of sentience or a bunch of atoms going crazy, I don't know.  I doubt that he, she, it or them intervenes in our life after we've been born, though,-if so, God has a lot to answer for.  No, I don't believe in Church Religion, especially the usually perverted one of Man's own making.

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I'm not a fan of religion at all, especially Christianist but I believe in Greek and Vikings Mythology ones. Chaos Zeus dad makes perfect sense. Well not dad per say but rather it's creator... And Odin and Thor and all, those yes. But that fucker and his cross NOPE!!!

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I said "SOME kind of God!!!!!!!!

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^^^
I know just giving my opinion. big_smile

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I don't know about you but I dig that kinda shit... big_smile

http://ufosightingshotspot.blogspot.ca/

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Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo to Debut iOS in the Car Next Week

Woah, very cool. big_smile

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-a … -week.html

http://www.patentlyapple.com/.a/6a0120a5580826970c01a511795e7d970c-800wi

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What with the Russian thing, there might not be another week.

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My bunker is ready so I'll stick the Ferrari in there and come out and ride like mad a few months after with a gas mask on. lol

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A bit of a misleading title, but an interesting little read nonetheless:

Neanderthals cleared of herding mammoth over cliff edge: http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evo … dge-001398

It is undoubtedly a positive thing to question established theory if there is room for questioning (such as there is in this case), but the researchers don't provide an alternative to this long-held belief that the mammoths were chased off the cliffs.

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Yeah saw that.

Mammoths are creatures I love. Was happy to see all the respect they've put in 10,000 BC for these big guys.

http://cdn-premiere.ladmedia.fr/var/premiere/storage/images/cinema/photos-film/photos-acteur/10-000/node-1182637/14124652-1-fre-FR/image_portrait_w858.jpg

I liked when they find the Alpha male and make him go down the hill with all the others falling destroying and making the soldiers loose control of everything. The dudes knew them and had lots of repect when fighting them which I admired. smile
Love this flick, the Sabertooth is badass.

Yup, RESPECT!!!

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I like mammoths too.

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I watched 10,000 BC with my father when it was initially released in theaters and had a very good time watching it. I of course have love for the mammoths, too! They were def. fascinating, ancient creatures.

edit - I've been reading Einstein's "The World As I See It" in a PDF which Punk posted a page back. It's been enlightening reading so far.

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^^^
Glad you like Sir Creaturicidious. big_smile

Bringing Mammoths and Sabertooths back to life??? Ohhhh sweet.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scien … 60366.html

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UFO stuff is pretty interesting, and like I said, it's naïve to think that in the entire universe we're the only game in town, but I don't believe that they come down to this planet to anally probe people, make crop circles or any other stuff people have claimed. I"ve read accounts by pilots, that seem sort of plausible, but I don't really put much faith into what people say. My parents, who ironically tried raising me ROman Catholic, always would tell me, believe 50% of what you see and 0% of what you read. And that always worked well for me.

The only thing that I truly believe in that some might say is a bit fringe is the whole JFK assassination. But I get really annoyed when talking to other people who believe in the same thing because they start bringing up shit like Badge Man, the shooter in the sewer, the limo driver being the gunman, Woody Harrelson's dad, George Bush, Howard Hunt, etc... Some of the theories are so ridiculous and unsubstantiated that it turns people off to any thought of a conspiracy. Do I believe that he was shot by more than one person, yes. The proof is overwhelming. Do I know who and why he was shot? Hell no! I have my theories, and I can make educated guesses as to why. BUt I would never be ignorant enough to say "This is exactly what happened!". I had some dummy on a message board tell me I was a Kool Aid drinking sheep, because I wouldn't say that LBJ was responsible for having Kennedy killed. Then after reading more of what he had to say, I realized he was just regurgitating some bullshit he heard Jesse Ventura and Alex Jones spew. That was his source of info! A fucking wrestler and a paranoid who just makes up shit for a living.

People can never seem to say "I don't know" when it comes to things that can't be explained, or that don't have a definitive answer. It's the reason the concept of a God/Gods was probably started. People just make up shit to account for their not knowing. As if saying I don't know is a bad thing. Sometimes it's the most intelligent thing a person can say.