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by frogus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: What role does our brain play defining us as humans?
Replies: 8
Views: 875

I think that the distinction between the genetic 'hard wiring' of the brain, and subjective, or personal experience is a bit of a false one. What can we define our experiences as? Events in the objective world, it is agreed, but in experiential terms, what happens to us can only be defined by the re...
by frogus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Vengeance and Forgiveness
Replies: 4
Views: 703

I very much agree with Chanak, forgiveness is an act of compassionate control and detachment, which it is noble to give when it is asked for... But what is the value of forgiveness? One can say 'I forgive you', but even saying this means 'I blame you' too. If the party were not to blame there would ...
by frogus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Engerland Engerland!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1333

If any England rugby players are reading this, well done :)
by frogus
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Instant Turnoffs
Replies: 66
Views: 2634

Well I dig people that smoke and swear excessively.

I am turned off by people talking in cliches. It means no thoughts.
by frogus
Mon Nov 10, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Why havn't you seen Kill Bill yet?
Replies: 37
Views: 1927

It was very interesting, and showed how movies dont have to be like other movies.... There was not very much plot, no love interest, no three-quarters-of-the-way-through crisis resolution (other than the crisis of a hundred crazy samurai yakuza), and very little characterisation... Also it is partly...
by frogus
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: The Media (spam-lite)
Replies: 13
Views: 920

I dont think that either items are really great news.

News has to be interesting, important and unusual.

Suicide bombings in Palestine are not unusual, and Princess Diana is not interesting...
by frogus
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Song Lyrics
Replies: 1973
Views: 113884

It was back in '32 when times were hard He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards Stagger Lee He wore rat-drawn shoes and an old stetson hat Had a '28 Ford, had payments on that Stagger Lee His woman threw him out in the ice and snow And told him, "Never ever come back no more" Stagger Lee So he walked ...
by frogus
Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: The 25th anniversary of John Paul II's papacy (no spam)
Replies: 63
Views: 3082

The Vatican has historically opposed mysticism quite a bit, because it encourages religion from subjective experience rather than from authority (although there have been many Catholic mystics also), and the pope is elected by the cardinals AFAIK - but hierarchical is right.
by frogus
Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: I'm Baaaack
Replies: 69
Views: 2050

Hullo again Chanak old boy -

what has been happening in the exciting real world??

and is snake keeping subconscious freudian compensation? :p
by frogus
Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Interesting Stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 802

You are probably right, indeed. Will experiment soon.

Teh is real because 1337 is real :p
by frogus
Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Deep but not Profound (game)
Replies: 34
Views: 17009

Neither Sith nor Jedi -

Chewbacca but not Han Solo.
by frogus
Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Interesting Stuff
Replies: 13
Views: 802

The other posts were definately more difficult to read than the first. Is this because there is more context ion the first to deduce from (it being longer) or are the letter rearrangements possibly not actually random.

BTW - Teh is a real word.
by frogus
Mon Oct 13, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Deep but not Profound (game)
Replies: 34
Views: 17009

This game is useless, but not worthwhile.
by frogus
Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: History 101
Replies: 4
Views: 818

An event can be observed objectively if it exists in the real world and we can experience it and verify it.

An event which happened in the past (until someone makes a time machine) does not exist anywhere in the world, and hence cannot be observed objectively, IMO.
by frogus
Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Deep but not Profound (game)
Replies: 34
Views: 17009

Bloodstalker, but not fable.


True!

And therefore; beer but not wine.
by frogus
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Deep but not Profound (game)
Replies: 34
Views: 17009

Ysh, Gwally and Xandax have got it...

Fable, this game is witty but not dry.

Accurate but not true
Silly but not ridiculous

and neither sure nor certain.

It is also difficult but not very. :)
by frogus
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: UK newbie
Replies: 34
Views: 1588

They only speak real English in Oxford.
by frogus
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:28 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Deep but not Profound (game)
Replies: 34
Views: 17009

Deep but not Profound (game)

Someone says "x but not y" (where x and y are replaced by words, obviously) and the statement is either true or false. Winning is basically working out the Rule. The Rule is blindingly obvious once you get it, and difficult to get, and the game is fun. BUT NEVER STATE THE RULE! I start: Deep but not...
by frogus
Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Life time project - art
Replies: 24
Views: 1687

Stephen King is partly popular because he is easy - there is no trouble in reading a stephen king novel in two days without it having any impact on your other mental resources or time etc... I think that ease of reading is not a quality at all... But then again, maybe all the stephen king readers of...
by frogus
Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Back from the Netherlands
Replies: 39
Views: 1198

So is pretending to be a cat a better or worse state than we were expecting fable to be in returning from Amsterdam?