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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:32 pm

“If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” - Charles Darwin
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:50 pm

When someone says “it’s all in the genes,” is that actually an erroneous statement? What if there’s a preceding cause causing certain genes to appear the way they are? One could give/assign a serial number to gene so and so but that is simply just a human being’s attempt to differentiate and understand something. In addition, I believe that saying “it's all in the genes” is just as erroneous with or without environment. You see, even if environment had zero contribution, it still can’t be all in the genes. Analogously, what if the gene or genes themselves fit the technical denotative definition of the word “symptom?” What if the gene or genes are behaving in a manner that fits the technical denotative definition of the word “process?” What if there’s some kind of “mechanism” where a slight disruption could have unseen consequences? I believe this is why I’m not really a fan of the word “genetic determinism” as I prefer the word “biological determinism” even though they may be used interchangeably. Could this be one of those situations where being vague or a generalist is better than being a specialist? The word “genetic determinism” appear to make it seem like genes are the initial cause or starting point but is it really? The word “biological determinism” makes more sense because perhaps it’s actually more accurate as it appears to suggest some kind of complex mechanism which is likely the case.
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Some people like to use the term biological determinism and genetic determinism interchangeably as if both terms have the same power and weight in terms of definition. I prefer the word biological determinism because somewhere somehow my intuition (I guess you can call it my introverted intuition or Ni in terms of MBTI) tells me that it is more accurate and that indeed, there is definitely a difference between both of those terms. As crazy as this may sound, I believe that everything that constitutes biological determinism may not necessary constitute or be derived (or be a derivative of) from what is typically called or termed genetic determinism. In other words, there may be a biological or physical feature that shows up on a person but has no direct or even indirect link to genes. Therefore, the word or term “biological determinism” deserves to be recognized as its own word and can “stand on its own two feet.”
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

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Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 pm
INTJ Personality Dissents | MBTI, Carl Jung, Enneagram Dark Side

In the above Youtube video starting at around 8:15, the guy referenced an MBTI manual from 1998 that indicated that the cognitive functions for INTJ were Ni, Te, Fe, and Se contrary to what is typically known today where the tertiary function for INTJ is Fi (instead of Fe). Fascinating!
It’s interesting that even after all this time, although I think or believe I’m INTJ, every now and then, I still have doubts. Looking at the big letters don’t really help me because the T/F dichotomy is the least differential. Looking at the cognitive functions also don’t really help because there may still be alternative theories such as the one noted in the above about INTJs having Fe instead of Fi. What is one supposed to do in situations like that?
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by crow » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:08 pm

The more one thinks about how one is supposed to be, or who one is, the more unnatural one becomes.
The general plan is to simply be.
It works.

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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm

crow wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:08 pm
The more one thinks about how one is supposed to be, or who one is, the more unnatural one becomes.
The general plan is to simply be.
It works.
Ah, allow nature to take its course.

allow nature to take its course - idiom
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:10 pm

“CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!” - US President Donald Trump

Source: Trump tweets "CHAIN MIGRATION must end now"
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by crow » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:37 pm

serenesam wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:36 pm
crow wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:08 pm
The more one thinks about how one is supposed to be, or who one is, the more unnatural one becomes.
The general plan is to simply be.
It works.
Ah, allow nature to take its course.

allow nature to take its course - idiom
There's hidden hubris for you. One does not allow nature to do anything. Nature does what it does, untouched by human hands.
Humans scupper themselves, unwittingly, by getting in nature's way, thereby getting in their own way.
The idea is to step aside and watch as nature produces - and endlessly continues to produce - its marvels.
As part of nature, one benefits.
Resisting it...
Well, you can see how well that works.

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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:07 pm

The Imminent Digital Exile

Glad to know that Lauren Southern is aware of internet censorship in China in the above Youtube video. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:23 pm

serenesam wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:07 pm
The Imminent Digital Exile

Glad to know that Lauren Southern is aware of internet censorship in China in the above Youtube video. :mrgreen:
I believe Lauren in the above link has the following music by Xurious in the background:

Xurious - Rise Of The Alt Right

Could this be it? Is she inching closer to The Alt-Right? Is she actually Alt-Right per se?
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:09 pm

As the men in your country start dying off for various reasons such as suicide, are you sure you’ll be equipped to handle any threat coming from outside of your country that consists mostly of men different from your men? Are you sure your army/military would be optimized if half of them (yes 50%) were not of the male sex? Think very, very carefully.
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:43 pm

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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:55 pm

What do you want me to say? I can't help myself that I like pretty things. :lol:
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:00 pm

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Now that’s one beautiful sadistic-looking K-selected ENTJ woman. :)
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:52 pm

What is Cognitive Type?

The Youtube video in the above notes that there are 16 common facial signatures. Could this indicate or reflect the 16 MBTI types? If so, I have to wonder which is more accurate being that of getting professionally typed or finding your facial signature. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Random Notes Thread

Post by serenesam » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:41 pm

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Will we be seeing more of the above in the future? Or not?
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