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by Hype
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

Wait, don't go! You don't need a PhD to have good ideas about these questions! I think I basically agree that of course you can reasonably tell someone they're doing something stupid even if there's no free will. Sometimes lettting someone know that they're fucking up can help them not do that anymo...
by Hype
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

It's a bit of a side-track, but I don't have time to indulge the bigger issues at the moment: The L-dopa could be just a placebo effect like you, probably, see with lots of people taking antidepressants. Unless over 90% of the people taking it get better, then there's probably something to it. Your ...
by Hype
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

If there's no free will, then there seems to be no responsibility, and indeed no point in trying to do anything. Meaning in life is very important. I don't see why having no free will and finding meaning in the things you do can't go hand in hand. I also think that since neuroscience is the science...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 6179

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

Well, these summaries completely ignore the General Election polling. I'll save you the effort....I am aware of the polling issues in 16. Booker has no chance. Biden will be an issue if he gets the nomination. I viewed the debate a bit differently than what I have heard described. I saw a couple of...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

:cool: Interesting. I see. I think you haven't budged on this point since last discussion 7 yeats ago. I respect that. Do you think philosophers should be cooperating in these studies, or do you see them as pawns? Do your mentors/respected academics agree with your view, that neueroscience should n...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

A little embarrassed to read my questions/arguments from way back when (I was not a coherent writer), but wow! hype, thanks for being so generous with your time. :tiphat: Your post just made me go back and re-read the thread, and now I'm a little bit embarassed about how I handled LJF. I might have...
by Hype
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion....?
Replies: 227
Views: 4196

Re: Free will is an illusion....?

As of right now, my view of the scientific accounts is that they mean something different from what the philosophers mean, but sometimes wave their hands over that equivocation and try to claim they've proved something stronger than what the science actually shows. Basically, the new studies just sh...
by Hype
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 6179

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

I'm very curious to see how it shakes out. Biden appears to be playing something like the Howard Dean role this year -- early front-runner, everyone lets him talk until he says one thing too many. Not sure if Warren and Sanders will actually stick it out. Booker is interesting because he's more Bill...
by Hype
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 6179

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

You don't think Booker will pull it off in the end?
by Hype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: White House Firings, Resignations, Replacements etc . .
Replies: 63
Views: 5665

Re: White House Firings, Resignations, Replacements etc . .

Pandemonium wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:09 pm
chaos wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:09 am
Buh-bye John Bolton.
One shitcanning I have no problem with. Bolton was a warmonger, given time he probably would have gotten us into war with Switzerland.
Ah man, cheap chocolate and Ricola? Why would you be against that?!
by Hype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: New sound: Delicious Grace
Replies: 91
Views: 7388

Re: New sound: Delicious Grace

Mescal wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:23 pm
the chord progression ain t that bad
It sounds like someone hitting the 4 Non Blondes on the head real hard, and repeatedly, while their cat tried to play What's Up.
by Hype
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"
Replies: 2074
Views: 90607

Re: Movies or "the breakdown of jasper"

See, this is weird, because there's an old movie staring De Niro called "The Fan" that seems like it's the same exact premise as "The Fanatic" except about sports.

by Hype
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Donald Trump running for President.
Replies: 742
Views: 41751

Re: Donald Trump running for President.

As soon as I saw that, I wondered if he was restating some bad reporting he saw on Fox. Anyone know if they had a news broadcast that made that same mistake seconds prior to that tweet?
by Hype
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: Then new TOOL song
Replies: 62
Views: 1332

Re: Then new TOOL song

The venn diagram for Tool fans and Rick and Morty fans is a circle.

Also, I thought Danny Carey wrote the lyrics. You know, like their idols, Rush?
by Hype
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging
Replies: 161
Views: 13410

Re: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging

That's the magic of the Horseshoe. :nod: Another time, I saw some local band and kind of got a bit too tipsy. I went outside for some air after and caught the singer having a smoke. I may or may not have suggested that his drummer was terrible and he should get a new one. :confused: (I'm lucky I did...
by Hype
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging
Replies: 161
Views: 13410

Re: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging

I saw Greg Graffin there a little while back and it was pretty great. I think for that show it was a good venue because it wasn't packed. Graffin's a big deal for people of a certain age who happen to have been in that scene. It was cool to go up and talk to him afterwards -- we talked about having ...
by Hype
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging
Replies: 161
Views: 13410

Re: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging

kv wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:37 pm
(I think it's a dude) :noclue:
:lol: Okay.

They're from Halifax, and playing a great club in Toronto in Sept (Horseshoe Tavern) I'll see if I can catch them.
by Hype
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging
Replies: 161
Views: 13410

Re: What new(can be old band ) music are you digging

kv wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:19 am
Sounds like Motown + mellowed Courtney Love. Or a less intense Angel Olsen. Good stuff.
by Hype
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 95
Views: 7946

Re: Politics

There are tons of idiots who believe stuff like that everywhere. The Catholic Church is pretty big up here historically, at least in Ontario and Quebec. It may sound insane when a legislator connects it up to some specific policy or other (because it is), but if you're going after that specific nich...
by Hype
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 95
Views: 7946

Re: Politics

Honestly, as tempting as it clearly is to jump to some kind of conspiracy about his death, I think the stupidest/simplest answer is probably the correct one: many people who work in corrections probably look the other way when (suspected/alleged/actual) pedos attempt suicide, even while on "suicide ...