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Forum: The Pit 08-30-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Exactly. This describes my position fairly...

Exactly. This describes my position fairly well.

Some methods that have significant evidentiary backing are some forms of meditation such as vipassana and zazen. TM is somewhat suspect.

Even...
Forum: The Pit 08-29-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By TooktheAtrain
^^ Yes, "materialism" is yet another...

^^
Yes, "materialism" is yet another problematic term. It conjures to mind those that are hopelessly attached to possessions, who seek transient happiness through monetary means.
It seems almost...
Forum: The Pit 08-29-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Would you mind elaborating on your first...

Would you mind elaborating on your first statement?

Most of the claims spiritual people make are very much compatible with what we currently understand to be. The claim that we are all connected,...
Forum: The Pit 08-29-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Spiritualism in a materialist age.

"Spiritual" is a polarising term. In carries with it much in the way of associations with rain-dancing shamans, people in quasi-psychotic states, and the likes of Deepak Chopra, offering bizarre,...
Forum: The Pit 08-29-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
I'm watching the shield atm, it's pretty okay. ...

I'm watching the shield atm, it's pretty okay. Also discovered six feet under, which is pretty okay too. I checked out weeds, but I thought it was shit. Just a bunch of fart gags and middle class...
Forum: The Pit 08-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By TooktheAtrain
tried to summon a ****, not enough mana.

tried to summon a ****, not enough mana.
Forum: The Pit 08-28-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,089
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Huh? I know it sounded iffy, but that's not how...

Huh? I know it sounded iffy, but that's not how I meant it. :shrug: Ali's the only middle-eastern poster I know of.
Forum: The Pit 08-28-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,089
Posted By TooktheAtrain
lol it was just it mentioned syria is all.

lol it was just it mentioned syria is all.
Forum: The Pit 08-28-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,089
Posted By TooktheAtrain
btw where is ali? haven't seen him post in a...

btw where is ali? haven't seen him post in a while. I know he's fine, it's just this thread reminded me of him.
Forum: The Pit 08-27-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By TooktheAtrain
I kno, it's just it seems a bit trite and...

I kno, it's just it seems a bit trite and tedious. We get it. The onion is best when they're doing something that isn't expounded upon at tedious length in the youtube comments on the thing they're...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By TooktheAtrain
If there's anything less significant than the...

If there's anything less significant than the 'news' of Cyrus's dance, it's articles bemoaning that insignificance. Just let it die.
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,253
Posted By TooktheAtrain
I'm happy to oblige. (j/k mac)

I'm happy to oblige. (j/k mac)
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
yr dumb, and kevin spacey thinks so too.

yr dumb, and kevin spacey thinks so too.
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Is this a reasonable goal or interpretation of...

Is this a reasonable goal or interpretation of the function of justice?

I would say not. I see the goal of justice being the isolation of harmful individuals from society and the imposition of...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,253
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Nope, too cowardly. All other things being...

Nope, too cowardly. All other things being equal, it would be the ethical thing to do, though.

The train thought experiment is moronic. Personal squeamishness is not an excuse for immoral inaction.
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Nope. It's well understood that life...

Nope. It's well understood that life satisfaction is a determinant of the quality and productivity of work. As long as they are contributing more than they are taking, there is no reason at all to...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
His skin could be blown off and cauterised, and...

His skin could be blown off and cauterised, and he could be alive long enough to regret it.

See Sumiteru Taniguchi, and his burns.

Warning Pic is disturbing.
...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
You guys seen this voice impersonation? Pretty...

You guys seen this voice impersonation? Pretty accurate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDXTxmUqy80



Maybe I'm weird but I dig these impression videos. This guy's jesse is a little bit off though.
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Neither do incarcerated inmates. I'm saying that...

Neither do incarcerated inmates.

I'm saying that if someone is detained for life, they should have work that they find fulfilling, that contributes something tangible to society, and justifies their...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Okay, this is a good start. Let's grant you: 1....

Okay, this is a good start.

Let's grant you:
1. These types of people are hazardous to the health and well-being of others.
2. These people are therefore a threat to society, either in terms of...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
A lot of people seem to confuse their aesthetic...

A lot of people seem to confuse their aesthetic and emotional reactions (disgust, anger etc.) with ethics. They're not the same. Ethics concerns itself with that which ought be done, usually in the...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
And who determines the moral status of these...

And who determines the moral status of these actions? What processes do you follow to decide which actions deprive someone of the right to life?

I'm asking semi-rhetorically, I actually would like...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 2,958
Posted By TooktheAtrain
If behavioural modification and therapies have...

If behavioural modification and therapies have failed, then I believe they should have the option of euthenasia. It must be ghastly to be racked with guilt and self-loathing without end.

They...
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 3,005
Posted By TooktheAtrain
I'm very tiny

I'm very tiny
Forum: The Pit 08-26-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Yeah, for sure. There's something so distorted...

Yeah, for sure. There's something so distorted about his perspective though, and the way he rationalises everything. We're also involved in that process as well, when he was engaged in that...
Forum: The Pit 08-25-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
He's a pretty pathetic character, despite all his...

He's a pretty pathetic character, despite all his maneuvering, scheming and plotting. He is like a king of a wasteland without anything of substance to show for his forfeit humanity and the losses...
Forum: The Pit 08-25-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
None, I get that's he's a smart dude and that...

None, I get that's he's a smart dude and that doesn't detract from the plot.
Forum: The Pit 08-25-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
:haha: yeah, but he also gets pretty genius...

:haha:
yeah, but he also gets pretty genius ideas when the plot calls for them. Like the magnets thing and the train thing.
Forum: The Pit 08-25-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
Okay I get it now I R so dum.. What I wouldn't...

Okay I get it now I R so dum..

What I wouldn't give for Jesse's lateral thinking and inductive leaps.
Forum: The Pit 08-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20,002
Views: 281,525
Posted By TooktheAtrain
yeah, he wanted jesse to have a personal reason...

yeah, he wanted jesse to have a personal reason to help remove gus. I get that walt manipulated jesse and that jesse understands that he is often manipulated by walt. I know walt implied gus used...
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