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Dr Adequate
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Message 331 of 1132 (758154)
05-20-2015 2:29 PM


Zach Wiener Wrote Another Novella

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Message 332 of 1132 (758162)
05-20-2015 5:04 PM
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05-20-2015 2:29 PM


Re: Zach Wiener Wrote Another Novella
So no good deed goes unpunished.

I knew that.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 333 of 1132 (758191)
05-21-2015 12:13 PM
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Re: Zach Wiener Wrote Another Novella
Omnivorous writes:

So no good deed goes unpunished.


Karma is komplicated.

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Message 334 of 1132 (758235)
05-22-2015 1:49 PM



  
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Message 335 of 1132 (758380)
05-24-2015 6:10 PM


Pastor Sven and Pastor Ole
Ole is the pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church, and Pastor Sven is the minister of the Swedish Covenant Church across the road.

One day they are seen pounding a sign into the ground, which said:

DA END ISS NEAR!
TURN YERSELF AROUNT NOW
BAFOR IT ISS TOO LATE!

As a car speeds past them, the driver leans out his window and yells, "Leave people alone, you Skandihoovian religious nuts!".

From the curve, they hear screeching tires and a big splash.

Shaking his head, Rev. Ole says, "Dat's da terd one dis mornin'."

"Yaa," Pastor Sven agrees, then asks, "Do ya tink maybe da sign should yust say "Bridge out"?

Moose


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Message 336 of 1132 (758416)
05-25-2015 10:34 AM
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05-24-2015 6:10 PM


Re: Pastor Sven and Pastor Ole
I venture to guess that most people are going to be perplexed by the regional humor of Sven and Ole.
Lena must have been back home getting the lefse and lutefisk ready for the church meal.

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.


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Message 337 of 1132 (760387)
06-21-2015 10:19 AM


the dangers of home schoolin
Calvin and Hobbs

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2015/06/20


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Message 338 of 1132 (760554)
06-23-2015 7:53 AM
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06-21-2015 10:19 AM


silicon philosophy
http://existentialcomics.com/comic/86


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Message 339 of 1132 (760558)
06-23-2015 8:06 AM
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Re: silicon philosophy
As Johnny Carson used to say, if you have to explain it they're not going to get it anyway, but I don't get it.

--Percy


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Message 340 of 1132 (760564)
06-23-2015 9:21 AM
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Re: silicon philosophy
The website has a "don't get the joke" button and it says:

quote:
The philosophers appearing are Max Stirner, Marcus Aurelius, Descartes Nietzsche, Judith Butler, and Epicurus. Leibniz was the one who solved the mind-body problem on the forum. Aside from Nietzsche their lines don't have a ton to do with their philosophies.

Rather pale. What I like about it is it shows how useless\difficult it is to find good information on the internet.

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Message 341 of 1132 (760591)
06-23-2015 2:43 PM
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06-23-2015 9:21 AM


Re: silicon philosophy
I guess Johnny was right. I didn't understand the joke and I don't understand the explanation. But then this is philosophy and if it isn't obscure then the philosopher has not done his job properly.

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Message 342 of 1132 (760594)
06-23-2015 3:56 PM
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06-23-2015 7:53 AM


Re: silicon philosophy: silicon pragmatism
I'd like to search for my personal best Good on Goodle. They could data-mine the crap outta me (they already know more about me than I can remember about myself) and tell me what bright new shiny thing to buy. 'What is the Good?' I'd ask and Goodle would tell me. Fast. I'd buy it, fast. It would arrive eventually. It would be an intimate consumerist climax after decades of shabby, anonymous goods: in the best of all possible post-consumer states I'd forever dwell, far from the blandishments of lesser engines.

That would be good.


"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

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Message 343 of 1132 (760669)
06-24-2015 2:34 PM
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06-23-2015 7:53 AM


made me chuckle...
So the jokes as I understand are:
1) Philosophy as bug fixing reality told as a literal metaphor with a bug-fixing system with tickets related to philosophy problems.
2) Constructing methods that lead to solutions against the thesis, which are then kludged by arbitrary factors is a weakness in philosophical arguments that other philosophers get their doctorates by finding and exposing. So panel two, the philosopher doesn't accept the programs output regardless of the efforts of a colleague to fix this. Instead of accepting the result, they propose cheating with the intent of fixing it later.
3) Another long standing issue in philosophy, notably discussed by Descartes, is the mind-body problem. If, as Descartes proposed, our minds are non-material - how does the non-material mind interact with the physical body?
4) A joke about how most people, even the pros, at some point in their troubleshoot process type into Google and read forums. In this case the joke is that people are really trying to get the mind and body systems to interact and having practical, rather than theoretical difficulties with accomplishing it. This extends the metaphor to its ridiculous conclusion.
5) MonadMan is Liebniz, he came up with a philosophical fundamental unit of existence called a monad. As ever with these kinds of ideas they are queer things, but Liebniz believed they resolved the mind-body problem (it's actually just a kludge like the troubleshooters earlier attempt).
6) MonadMan does what is so typical in these kinds of hunts, indicates a solution exists but doesn't post it.
7) Descartes, the mind-body argument trailblazer reads the same forum post and curses as per joke 6.

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Message 344 of 1132 (760673)
06-24-2015 2:56 PM
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Re: made me chuckle...
Yes, we know all that, but there is no existential meaning to the juxtaposition of each philosophers' epistemological axioms that would inform the ontologies of their separate taxonomies vis-a-vis the hermaneutics within each panel. It doesn't make sense.

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Message 345 of 1132 (760687)
06-24-2015 3:53 PM
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Re: made me chuckle...
It doesn't make sense.

Ah excellent, I see you do understand.

see the tagline of the comic at their website


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