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  1. War vs Office Job

    In what way does the above in bold have anything to do with the carnage of war and in this case, Omaha Beach?
  2. War vs Office Job

    Two of my uncles were in WWII and both suffered psychological damage (PTSD) which continued till the day they passed on. My uncle Bill was in the cleanup group which followed behind the lines to cleanup the carnage, use your imagination on this one. My uncle Glenn (Bus) was in Patton's Army, North Africa, front lines in Italy, third wave D Day (Omaha Beach) Battle of the Bulge, was one of the first troops to cross the Rhine River, saw the death camps and so forth. I seriously doubt either one of my uncles would share your delusional sentiment. One other comment is that on Omaha Beach many of the bodies were not recognizable, blown to bits!
  3. Human destruction of nature

    The biosphere is already in the 6th mass extinction, or Holocene extinction and if key species are wiped out by humans, then our species will not survive. Pollinators are the key to human survival.
  4. Complex numbers

    In what way does nonlinear dynamics complexity fit into this? Strogatz’s writings?
  5. Complex numbers

    For anyone having trouble with this read his blog. There are a number of things he discusses that can be put into practice. When it comes to tracing sound to it’s origin I was taught the same thing in Dzogchen teachings.
  6. Complex numbers

    Time is not a linear phenomenon, but fluid?
  7. Into the void..

    Who comes back if at all?
  8. Complex numbers

    One problem I see with discussions of this nature is that language in general is binary and English is no exception. Binary is limited and conditions the mind in seeking simplictic answers in the form of “is” or “to be”. Voidisyinyang is presenting a difficult subject in that if one is unwilling to transform personal conditioning which requires critical thinking and curiosity then why bother.
  9. Complex numbers

    Why not Google it? Start with commutativity which is a really simple concept.
  10. Paintings with a Wow Factor

    John Henry Fuseli. "The Nightmare."
  11. Thoughts are binary. Reality isn't.

    Thoughts don't create reality and are only interpretations of what is collectively viewed as reality. In other words thoughts are not absolute but inherently flawed and hardly represent an absolute correspondence of a particular thought to an object. E.g. were objects in existence prior to the appearance of sentient beings? If so, then were thoughts and meaning transmitted to the human species from so called objective reality?
  12. Which books sit on your nightstand?

    This short book is for anyone willing to think historically. Dr. Snyder emphasizes that history does not repeat, but there are lessons from the past. https://www.amazon.com/Tyranny-Twenty-Lessons-Twentieth-Century/dp/0804190119/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524543926&sr=1-3&keywords=timothy+snyder
  13. ancient jews as bedouin ?

    No one existed 5000 years ago?
  14. ancient jews as bedouin ?

    He started this thread and it quickly descended into phrenology and other nonsense by one poster here. https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/46567-what-the-nazi-hate-the-most/?tab=comments#comment-816133
  15. ancient jews as bedouin ?

    The Adam and Eve myth is just that, a myth. The earth is around 4.5 billion years old and the first human ancestors appeared circa 5-7 million years ago.