Below you will find the extraction from the book of David Deutsch, "The fabric of Reality", which feels very appealing to my taste. What do you think about our ability to comprehend Reality in general, or about the book, if you've read it?
Now I return to the question I posed in the previous chapter, namely whether, if we had only a virtual-reality rendering based on the wrong laws of physics to learn from, we should expect to learn the wrong laws. The first thing to stress is that we *do* have only virtual reality based on the wrong laws to learn from! As I have said, all our external experiences are of virtual reality, generated by our own brains. And since our concepts and theories (whether inborn or learned) are never perfect, all our renderings are indeed inaccurate. That is to say, they give us the experience of an environment that is significantly different from the environment that we are really in. Mirages and other optical illusions are examples of this. Another is that we experience the Earth to be at rest beneath our feet, despite its rapid and complex motion in reality. Another is that we experience a single universe, and a single instance of our own conscious selves at a time, while in reality there are many. But these inaccurate and misleading experiences provide no argument against scientific reasoning. On the contrary, such deficiencies are its very starting-point.
Every existing object has a cause. If we try to unwind this sequence of causes, we'll get to the beginning of the Universe. But what was the cause of that beginning?
If we accept the Big Bang theory, that means we agree that space-time, nonexistent previously, started to exist. The problem here, as you can see, we can't tell neither where that happened (there wasn't space before), nor when it happened (there wasn't time either).
So we've got an interesting problem here, existence have to have a cause (because existence exists), but the cause can't be found within existence itself (because as we demonstrated above, the cause of existence is out of space-time). Hmm...
What could be the source of existence? As you can see, that was non-existence. Because, when there is existence, it means there is no non-existence. And vice versa. I can't tell these two are reasons of each other, but rather one leads to another. Both make the sequence, which embraces everything that can and can't be thought of, but what about thinker? Is he within the sequence, or out of it?
>>23871 >What could be the source of existence? As you can see, that was non-existence.
"We find in nature things that are possible to be and not to be, since they are found to be generated, and to corrupt, and consequently, they are possible to be and not to be. But it is impossible for these always to exist, for that which is possible not to be at some time is not. Therefore, if everything is possible not to be, then at one time there could have been nothing in existence. Now if this were true, even now there would be nothing in existence, because that which does not exist only begins to exist by something already existing. Therefore, if at one time nothing was in existence, it would have been impossible for anything to have begun to exist; and thus even now nothing would be in existence — which is absurd. Therefore, not all beings are merely possible, but there must exist something the existence of which is necessary. But every necessary thing either has its necessity caused by another, or not. Now it is impossible to go on to infinity in necessary things which have their necessity caused by another, as has been already proved in regard to efficient causes. Therefore we cannot but postulate the existence of some being having of itself its own necessity, and not receiving it from another, but rather causing in others their necessity. This all men speak of as God."
And although you weren't implying this, I would like to add that the Big Bang Theory is in no way a refutation against God, in fact, it was formulated by a Catholic priest: Georges Lemaître.
>>23873 >We find in nature things that are possible to be and not to be, since they are found to be generated, and to corrupt, and consequently, they are possible to be and not to be. I see a problem here, look. An object can only exist, because if it doesn't exist, there is no object we could perceive directly. This misunderstanding arises from our believe into equality of object and our recollection of that object.
That's also the way we misunderstand Time. Because of memory we think there is Past. We extrapolate Past into the other way and that way we invent Future. But what if we stick to Now only? Then an object exists (if it's perceived), or doesn't exist, (if it isn't perceived). And if we can't perceive an object which we don't have recollection of, there is essentially no object to speak about. In that case we don't even know that we don't know about some object.
>that which does not exist only begins to exist by something already existing What is an object? Would you agree that it's some amount of matter configured in some specific way? Thus, we can tell two objects are differ if they have different configuration of matter. Talking about existence I meant rather that matter than fleeting objects formed with it. And of course, once matter exists, it configuration is constantly changes, that's why we experience causality of events. But what about the matter itself? Where it came from?
>Therefore we cannot but postulate the existence of some being having of itself its own necessity, and not receiving it from another, but rather causing in others their necessity. This all men speak of as God. I don't think God is being, because "to be" means "to exist", which means to obey the causality principle. But what if God is another name for non-existence?
The candidates, votes and short comment: Kaput Zsuzsa - 40,5% - she's from the opposition, backed by a freshly created party. Sefcsó Márió - 18,7% - backed by the government, right now he is the Vice-Prez of the European Commission These two above got into the second round. Karabély István - 14,4% - former Minister of Justice. Kotláb Máriusz - 10,4% - the leader the nazi L'SNS. Miklóskai Ferenc - 5,7% - christian-democrat. Bugár Béla - 3,1% - from the Hungarian Most-Híd party.
It seems the main issue which the leading candidate was able to exploit is the recent government's corruption.
>>23875 Looks like it. It wouldn't be a problem but it might be a start of change in the leadership of Northern Hungary. Maybe on legislative elections they pick a party to govern who is more compliant toward Brussels. And here in the east we really need to support each other from the central pressure. On the other hand those Northern Hungarian parties who have stronger stance against the centralization proponents of the EU are kinda Hungarophobes sadly.
>>23880 US is a mixed bag in football. Sometimes they do fair sometimes worse. They have the money to build world class teams but they don't do it. Just short heda but no culture of football.
The 8meta thread shit itself. This is the new 8meta.
8chan is not globally moderated. They already have a clear jewish agenda behind their bans. Obviously, Codemonkey pulled the wool over their eyes. Though end/pol/ seems worse than crawling, almost dead because many thought it was safe to return to 8chan, they now have a local mod. "polvol1" even though Codemonkey said there would only be global. The guy just looks like a typical kike. I'm not surprised he lied, and this ban tactic mirrors imkampfy's tricks. They think it's safe at 8chan. Codemonkey fucked them. Not surprised. I'm predicting more realizing nothing has changed in the weeks to come.
Jesus christ what a mess. 8/pol/ now agrees with this gay fucks manifesto in regards to israel being perfectly fine as a nation. I guess not having browser there in a while really makes you realize how compromised the place is.
Also, whats up with this neinchan shit. It just appeared out of no where and i hardly trust a place that uses jewgle capatcha, has an app developed, and a discord. Is this the final push to end image boards on the clear net?
>>70999 There are only four reasons Israel would be fine as a nation. 1) All jews everywhere else sent there. No exceptions. 2) No exchange rate for the Israeli new shekel nor agurots. 3) All diplomatic ties with every other region cut off entirely. No jews permitted travel outside of Israel, no international trade whatsoever, no-fly-zones anywhere else, no internet connection outside of Israel. 4) Palestinians given back at least half of the entire region and left alone.
Any further murders, any further attempt at contacting the outside world, any aggression whatsoever, the entire world fucks Israel's shit up.
>>71019 I think I'll try to stick to bullet-points for informative posts then (if I remember, my memory's shit anyway). Something about typing out a paragraph tends to draw anons to the "blogpost" conclusion. >>71092 That's what I think, considering the shooter was in Israel and six of the dead were Palestinians.
Умираем из-за раскола в идеологии. Аниме или игры. Нас спасут исекаи, напоминающие мморпг.
>>2682 Наша тематика - общение на политические темы. Чатики. Друзья приходяят разговаривают. Я укроп.
>>2697 Я бы согласился, но могу говорить только за себя.
>>2704 >пережил недавно трех недельную апатию на почве отвратительных и вредных идей Это как? Где быдло?
>>3346 So many things are wrong with this.The best case scenerio is a monster murdered 40 people and that is god awful. Never the answer to do that. If its staged that is somehow worse because it explains the censoring of the video.My theory is that it is an attempt to take down 8chan. Particularly the /pol/ /qresearch/ crowd. People say its pre-recorded and all corporate logos where intentionally left out. THe road appears to be cleared and the camera mounted on top of a helmet to only show the roof of the car to avoid an arby's sign and arby's suing. A cone in the road to avoid being suied etc. But above all the biggest wink is from the name of the man who did it. Brenton Tarrant. The name Tarrant is the name of the mad hatter in alice and wonderland. The piece of shit murderer or the piece of shit actor did the masonic plumb line hand gesture in court no less. Remember that the mason defender is from australia? He might have saw this coming hence his not correcting people about masonic anymore.
I've seen a lot of maps like these popping up recently. I'm guessing these come from people who learn European history through Paradox games. This hurts my eyes. >us wanting to unite with the Swedes, let alone the Dutch and Austrians >Balkans, let alone the ENTIRE SLAVIC WORLD wanting to unite >apparently, Istanbul and much of Asia Minor is Greek, yet Königsberg and the rest of Prussia is Slavic >the Flemish are part of pan Latinism >Cornwall being that big >Finns, Estonians, and Hungarians are apparently part of the Indo-European world, but Basques aren't represented in Spain and France >neither are Caucasians represented in the Caucasus >Ossetia isn't included as part of the Iranian world >Evropa, yet the guy who made this map is likely an American who speaks English
capitalism is shit >dude you can do anything if you work hard enough lmao XD except majority of rich people were born into rich families like in some fucking medieval society when I heard Trump got ONLY 1 million dollars from his father I thought I'm gonna LMAO, social mobility is fucking shit right now.
>>20078 Heavy degree of automation becomes economically viable when you have a metric shitton of land. Anything less and a farm is a money sink you keep up because you want to eat healthier so you need another source of income anyway. Try gardening, you'll get the satisfaction of growing a thing without having to work yourself to a heatstroke because next day rain is coming to fuck your crops.
>>20035 No system is perfect, almost every nation has a top-down system, where there are rich and there are the working class. Not condoning this, but its not any better in any other country today either. The grass always looks greener on the other side.
What the US has today is hardly capitalism anymore. Capitalism died a slow creeping death. In the 1970s Nixon de-pegged the US dollar from the gold standard, in the 1980s and 90s the US began industrial outsourcing moving our industry/jobs to other countries (over 60,000 factories closed in the last 12 years alone), during this industrial destruction in the US the government heavily subsidized food, housing and benefits for those without jobs (welfare), the US now having the biggest welfare state on the planet right now with little over half of the US adults actually working today.... keep that son of a bitch fact in mind.... the US then has blatantly gone into deeper and deeper debts over the last two decades, we have more debt than GDP today (thats third world status as far as economics goes folks).... and because our politicians are fully corrupted, every regulation, tax cut, corporate subsidy, law in place goes to benefit the rich who consolidated the wealth by screwing over America by selling us out. As a matter of fact, many bureaucrats in our own government have been corporate lobbyists at one point or another.
Right now we have a plutocracy, a totalitarian one at that, where the government makes sure the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor and dependent.
Capitalism is fine, it just =/= consumerism and real capitalism only works because it regularly, literally, kills the poor. That's the ancap utopia.
Consumption capitalism is just a ponzi scheme that includes the exact same problem as "muh inflation" in socialism: it just doesn't print worthless money before economy is ready for; it creates new headcounts within the slave classes before the economy is ready for, that's why banana pickers are overpopulating the world right now, it's so that capitalists may use them and burn them away like that many zimbabwe dollar bills.
>>20091 True capitalism doesn't work. If you want to claim this isn't capitalism, that's basically the no true scotsman argument. Unless you think we need to go back to the guilded age when kids did forced labor, there was no universal schooling, the police was corrupt and mainly onky protected the rich, and would beat up the unions. You know, the days when capitalists would hire mercenaries to machine gun strikere (in the Ludwig massacre.)
Rich people aren't always against socialism. They dont complain about paying taxes to support the fire/police departments when the fire department protects their house. They like socialism for the rich, (what you call crony capitalism or wall street bailouts), and more oppose socialism for the poor (welfare, rent control, universal medicare, free college.) So if you can put down the Washington post, and leave aside any prior ideological aversion to the word socialism, all socialists really want is to choose who gets to consume most of the pie. Should it be .001% of the capitalists, who overall work the least, or the 99+% laborers?
A Teen Vogue article published last summer reported 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida traveled to New Zealand to spread their “message of gun-violence prevention.”
MSD students are returning to school next week. They will do so joined by a new freshman class, but without the beloved classmates and staff who were killed on February 14, when a gunman opened fire within the Parkland, Florida, school.
They spent their summer balancing life as regular teenagers with their new mission: spreading the message of gun-violence prevention, promoting voter registration, and sustaining the movement of youth activism that catapulted their school into the national spotlight.
A group of 28 MSD students recently traveled to New Zealand, where they not only spread their ideas about gun law reform but also absorbed new strategies for pursuing activism more generally.
After more than 14 hours of travel, the students were welcomed in Christchurch, New Zealand, on July 23. Wearing burgundy #MSDStrong T-shirts, the students were met by U.S. and New Zealand officials, who helped escort the group to a youth summit organized in collaboration with Nancy Gilbert of the New Zealand Honorary Consul for Florida, Education New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Something really is fishy about this. Note that the shooting video showed no signs of bullet wounds or blood AND the fact that it was revealed - much like the Parkland shooting - the police and ambulances were told to stand down... something suspicious about this is going on.
Our demonic treasonous government is using the Trillions they got from the recent budget KILLING more Americans off via chemtrails & HAARP weather warfare!!! Hey, they can't grab the guns, right? Why not flush away everything and kill some of us off then!? DESPOTS!!
This particular weather system was unlike any seen before. I saw a map of the jet stream and wind currents across the entire United States, and from all four corners, the winds were being pulled into the center of the country, and that's where a giant whirlpool vortex was located.
There were absolutely no normal jet stream wind currents, and all of the wind was being pulled directly into the center of America.
Imagine a gigantic whirlpool made out of air.
Nebraska is wide open and flat… But it's deep underwater right now.
>>18905 nie tylko anony już zauważają problemy z kobietami bo nawet kolega ostatnio mi narzekał w trakcie rozmowy że na tinderze same kurwiszony i ogólnie lookismami mi rzucał a nawet nie wie czym są czany ani nie siedzi na żadnych rakowych grupkach ani nic zwykły normie chłopaczek
>>23640 Looks fun all in all. The gameplay video: he goes by trial and error which makes it funny. I read some of the comments, with tips among them, and judging by these, it sounds tedious. >despite having rather simple graphics game is rather demanding This is very infuriating for me. The games of the last decade are a mess, all these fuckers can't code shit, everything but the most simplistic games are laggy and slugish as fuck. Shitty engine, unoptimized scripting and textures. As I can tell. Like shitty Unity makes fugging Wasteland 2 such, also crash every corner. Fugging Shadowrun R, DF and HK, I liek these games so much but they are so sluggish sometimes I want to butcher the whole Harebrained Schemes studio.
found this a bit further down
the orange outline in the centre is a burning underground garden
i didn't find how to cross the blazing walls of fire without taking significant damage both to self and equipment so i'll never know if there was anything to find inside
entertaining weekend, i want more
>>23864 As I mentioned above and asked for a place on sportschan it's primary job of the board would be a bunker for times when Endchan is down. The secondary would be a place to move when Endchan is no more no we don't want End to be DDOS-ed thank you. To establish such a place beforehand is advantageous so when apocalypse ensues all our posters know where to go and won't scatter. I can only hope they read all this here. I try to post at least a line every day tho. I think yesterday I missed out. I also prepare to post something more substantial there. Don't expect it to be too serious tho.
Continuing from >>>/tech/597 https://archive.is/INR3l This is for non specific, general tips for anonymous web browsing and downloads, tips on browsers and browser configurations for the security concious that you don't want to make a new thread for.
I just ate a kiwi. I don't know if I should feel bad now. >>23845 yes, the second most serious newspaper of Switzerland. There are basically only two newspaper empires left in Switzerland besides state media and one yellow press paper. The yellow press paper (Blick) is known under the same name in Hungary (Blicc) and is partly owned by the same Swiss company together with a German media giant.
>>23852 That's Blikk. Also a great statesman of the 19th century, Széchenyi István, wrote a political satire about the Bach-regime (the Habsburg restoration) with Ein Blick (auf den anonymen "Rückblick") title. The Rückblick was a pro-regime work which tried to make excuses for it. If you are interested it's only about 500 pages, downloadable by clicking on the German title: http://mek.oszk.hu/16400/16419/ Supposedly it is full of sarcasm, irony and wordplay. It's from an era when prominent Hungarians still spoke several languages excellently.
>>23857 from reading the first few pages, you can immediately recognize a writing style that can only be attributed to Austria or even specifically to Vienna. I don't know of any German who would write in this indirect style, with a narrator that doesn't try to be objective.
>>23844 Mine also made a passing mention to the 8chan. Provincial as it is, its writers had no knowledge of the subject and didn't bother to look it up, just copying other sources and assuming that 8chan = /pol/.
The earlier school shooting also involved imageboards, and they covered that more thoroughly. Several pages were devoted to it and imageboard screencaps (Dogolachan if I'm not mistaken) covered a quarter of a page.
>>23861 That's an interesting tidbit. He spent his youth in Wien at Court as his aristocrat stature predestined him, so early in his life he probably knew German better than Hungarian. Then he traveled a lot I know England had a great influence on him I dunno if he spent any considerable amount of time in other German states which could influence his way of expressing himself. Most likely not. He published the book anonymously but it was little doubt whose product could it be. One guiding clue might have been this linguistical peculiarity you mentioned.