News Briefs 10-01-2013

Spent entire day without Internet at the office. I'd forgotten how BORING Meatspace really is...

Thanks to Inannawhimsey

Quote of the Day:

"... new rubbish dialogue reaches me every other day on wadges of pink paper – and none of it makes my character clear or even bearable."

~Sir Alec Guinness.

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jupiter.enteract's picture
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Sean Carroll says "...the laws underlying the physics of everyday life are completely understood."

You write, RPJ, "So which part explains synchronicities?" Exactly. To which I'd add: which part explains the experience of love? The poetry of Rumi? Or reports of time-slips, NDEs, apparitions, deja vu, precognition, or any number of Fortean phenomena?

red pill junkie's picture
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Many people resist the implication that this theory is good enough to account for the physics underlying phenomena such as life, or consciousness. They could, in principle, be right, of course; but the only way that could happen is if our understanding of quantum field theory is completely wrong. When deciding between “life and the brain are complicated and I don’t understand them yet, but if we work harder I think we can do it” and “I understand consciousness well enough to conclude that it can’t possibly be explained within known physics,” it’s an easy choice for me.

How about "consciousness still seems like a very big mystery, and we might never solve it entirely, so we might as well start considering other options, aside from keep doing what we've been doing?"

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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emlong's picture
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We can only understand what we are able to understand, but our abilities are developing.

Inannawhimsey's picture
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jupiter.enteract wrote:

Sean Carroll says "...the laws underlying the physics of everyday life are completely understood."

You write, RPJ, "So which part explains synchronicities?" Exactly. To which I'd add: which part explains the experience of love? The poetry of Rumi? Or reports of time-slips, NDEs, apparitions, deja vu, precognition, or any number of Fortean phenomena?

there will, i guess, always be a g_d of the g_ps ;3

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake

LastLoup's picture
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oh look, people who will never get hired for respectful careers :P
even if they are faking it for attention, they should know anything you put on the internet gets seen by the world (especially when it's just plain disgusting such a these). enjoy the death threats...

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

LastLoup's picture
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i loved that story as a kid. You wanna know if tying a bunch of gulls to a peach would work, NO, because the ruddy birds would peck your face off, they don't give a crap!

Top Films: Yeah you better have Miyazaki on there!

boy i'm full of piss and vinegar today! ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

red pill junkie's picture
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Imagine what I feel, now that I'm heading to my office, where there's no Internet! ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
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LastLoup's picture
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hurricane sandy washed my office away, i'm typing from a pile of crates, barely working internet, and a hope we get paid next week :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

red pill junkie's picture
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I'm sorry to hear that, bro. I know it's cliché, and often times annoying, but one should definitely count its blessing when compared to the lot of many people around you.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie
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@red_pill_junkie

LastLoup's picture
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at least i still have a house, but my area did get slammed hard. it's scary to know you can loose everything in an instant. 2012 was nearly my apocalypse, and was for many other families up the coast :P

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

Inannawhimsey's picture
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man, hurricane sex is definitely not for sissies...

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake