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I knew it!

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Also, what does your new sig mean?

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It's from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:49 PM

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gotlucky replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 4:51 PM

Et tu, Wheylous?

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Groucho replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:00 PM

There goes the neighborhood.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Neodoxy replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:16 PM

I see that you're finally ready to destroy these impudent capitalists. Comrade Wheylous

 

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:23 PM

So it begins, comrade Neodoxy.

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 5:26 PM

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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 6:09 PM

 

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picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
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Wheylous replied on Wed, Nov 21 2012 6:22 PM

 

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it wouldn't seem quite so funny.  -- Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey
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http://www.economist.com/whichmba/fail

Mr Ghemawat deduced that business-school graduates are particularly prone to discount the likelihood of market failures. If true, this is a worry for business schools. Even if they cannot be expected to calibrate students’ moral compasses, they should be able to instil them with a questioning mind, capable of foreseeing problems in a free market.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 9:22 AM

Maybe it''s because market typically solve said failures?

Government failure vs. Market Failure

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What...the...heck...?

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Murray_Rothbard

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Groucho replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 1:10 PM

SkepticalMetal:

There was a time - before the Internet - when Skepticism/Rationalism wasn't just about total deference to received wisdom from scientific priesthoods. Sadly, that time is long past and it has become just another religion.

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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If you think that one is bad, you should read the one they have on von Mises. Cringe-inducing.

But I know what you mean. Irony runs wild throughout the world as anti-religion has become a religion, blatant statism has been accused as anti-statism by OTHER statists...the list goes on.

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TheFinest replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 4:33 PM

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 10:01 PM

Rational Wiki makes me rage so hard. Read the page on capitalism, and then the one on socialism.

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Dear...GOD! It's as if someone put Data's skill for typing really fast into the (small) brain of TheAmazingAtheist.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Nov 22 2012 10:12 PM

Ugh, did you have to mention him?

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Obama's way of getting two-terms:

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@ Wheylous

It's kind of hard to talk about stupidity and not mention TheAmazingAtheist in the same sentence.

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AJ replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 2:20 AM
Atheism, skepticism, and rationalism have gradually been turned into the religion of scientism: the completely uncritical worship of authority. Religion dressed up with labcoats and equations.

One dude told me that if there were enough evidence for square circles, he'd believe in them. That really sums up the scientistic position. Not a hint of rationality, skeptical only of anyone who questions authority figures, and more religious than theists in their willingness to believe in incoherent notions.

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 8:25 AM

One dude told me that if there were enough evidence for square circles, he'd believe in them. That really sums up the scientistic position.

Well, I mean, if there is enough evidence, why not?

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Well, I mean, if there is enough evidence, why not?

Empiricist! I knew it!

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Bert replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:16 AM

TheAmazingAthiest needs to be smacked by a Joseph Campbell book with a professor in religion doing the smacking.

Here's how it works, this guy colors himself as a psuedo-intellectual that's not actually a psuedo-intellectual (and he's actually not) and says something such as "Like, OMG, it's bullshit, see what I just did there?!" and then others without having a thought of substance go "Like, OMG, see what he did there?!" and post his videos on Facebook, and then wonder why they "stand alone" and become ridiculed as atheists.  Every posts gets marked at the end with "freethinker" yet they've never actually thought about it and can't begin to read and question the jackass making the videos either.

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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Bert replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:18 AM

SkepticalMetal your Humphrey Bogart avatar sort of looks like Albert Camus if you squint at it.

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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Why yes, indeed it does.

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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 8:16 PM

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. -H.L. Mencken
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Bert replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:37 PM

When I find the time to actually sit and read (maybe tomorrow afternoon) I'm going to write up a piece on Cloud Atlas, praxeology, and Jungian psychology for VR.  Don't get your hopes up, could be horrible.  I'm currently witholding something that I feel is too good for me to post immediately.  I could be vain.

I had always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. - Carl Jung, Man and His Symbols
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AJ replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:38 PM
Wheylous:

One dude told me that if there were enough evidence for square circles, he'd believe in them. That really sums up the scientistic position.

Well, I mean, if there is enough evidence, why not?

If we're gonna be precise we'll have to say that it is meaningless to speak of "evidence" for square circles, let alone "enough evidence." The point is, the dude was very confused.
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Wheylous replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:41 PM

Math is allowed to do some insane things...

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AJ replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:48 PM
Most people will swallow anything if it comes from an authority figure.
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Groucho replied on Fri, Nov 23 2012 10:51 PM

Just ask Monica Lewinsky.

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@ Groucho

Oh, that's a good one.

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