Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

The air is clearing... Ahhh, Van Nuys...

fustakrakich (1673220) writes | about a year ago

User Journal 5

Instead of laws of action/reaction that govern this universe, that we live in, they* see everything in terms of reward and punishment, after you die! They won't live this life, and they don't want to let us either.. This also leads to their destructive incomprehension of consequences. They don't care the harm they cause, Something MUST be done!.. In the context of crowd control, its ongoing success cannot be doubted. It is an evolutionary process. We are nature with a good follo

Instead of laws of action/reaction that govern this universe, that we live in, they* see everything in terms of reward and punishment, after you die! They won't live this life, and they don't want to let us either.. This also leads to their destructive incomprehension of consequences. They don't care the harm they cause, Something MUST be done!.. In the context of crowd control, its ongoing success cannot be doubted. It is an evolutionary process. We are nature with a good follow-through. Man has brought forbidden knowledge into the biological realm.

So, what's worse? The Greater Good? or The Lesser Evil?

*Tears for fears

cancel ×

5 comments

I'll bite (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#44638287)

We're all individuals. "The Greater Good? or The Lesser Evil?" can only be evaluated in whatever context you hold as the teleological point of life.
Given what I think is your materialistic weltanschauung, I can't fathom what you mean by

It is an evolutionary process.

How did life ever get off the periodic table? "Process" implies both an initial state, a current state, and some vector of travel (perhaps varying). How do you model those?

Re:I'll bite (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year ago | (#44638437)

..."Process" implies both an initial state...

Then so must your deity. There is no forward and back. There is only in and out. Gravity and radiation.

Re:I'll bite (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#44640597)

"Not answering your question," aye.

21:21 21 August

Nicely timed.

Re:I'll bite (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year ago | (#44642427)

"Process" is ongoing. It implies nothing of the sort. There is 'before' and 'after' with 'now' in between. Indeed it is you that must prove otherwise. As to where chemistry becomes biology (as if they were ever separate), the process remains undiscovered. But to claim a 'divinity' did it is no less absurd than any other theory out there. I'm not going to fret over it. When you know yourself, you will have your answer. Until then you are merely speculating, just like the rest of us. I know I'm talking to the hand, but your obsession with 'purpose' has you barking up the wrong tree. Simple laws of physics made you what you are today. You are an accretion of dust particles, a lily white snow flake that comes and goes on the slightest wind. Don't be so sanctimonious to think your so special before the creator. Arrogance is a sin.

Re:I'll bite (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#44643215)

Well, we may have arrived at some common ground, then. I've never claimed, at an intellectual level, to have any more validity to my ideas than you allow here.
If the kind of mathematical proof you seem to require were at hand, then no one would be arguing, would they? Well, some might: "There's some men you just can't reach," after all.

Don't be so sanctimonious to think your[sic] so special before the creator. Arrogance is a sin.

Quite the opposite is the case: the realization, if God is 1, that you need to go an awful long way to the right of the decimal to find me is totally humbling.

Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...