August 11th, 2007

Cultural Basis

Current Cultural Basis

Intelligent thought is of three parts: 
1) the selection of one or more premises.
2) followed by one or more successive steps of evaluation of those premises in various forms and proportions and in various ways.
3) the statement of one or more conclusions. 

Since the human intellect is a biological mechanism, it is not perfect in any of its functions. It may accept inputs and the knowledge received thereby may be near truth, but it can never be better than truth and in fact must always be less than truth. There is nothing magical or spiritual about the human neural system. It processes and acts on information. It cannot create anything. It may process the perceived truth into other forms but may not create knowledge during the process.

  • Current Mood: hopeful hopeful

Beautiful Things!

What's the argument against Beauty? 

9 years ago.. Sophie Marceau was the hottest woman to me!

There are two separate political arguments. One is the claim that beautiful things distract us from injustice, and therefore sabotage our ability to dedicate our energies to increasing the overall well-being of the world. The other is that when we look at a beautiful object, whether a person or a flower, we actually damage the object by turning it into a mere object that we feel superior to. 

Not only are both of these arguments wrong, but they even contradict one another. In the first one, we're assuming that human acts of looking are very good things, and therefore we want human attention to be directed to something such as an injustice so that an act of repair will come about. The second argument just assumes that we are incapable of generous and capacious acts of looking, and that we will actually damage anything that we're staring at.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)


  • Current Mood: horny horny


Rare Psychic ability in which an individual is able to set fire to an object without touching or making any physical contact with it. Some Pyrokinetics have been described as 'Human Flamethrowers'. 

The level of control exhibited by individuals reported to possess this ability seems to vary, some are able to control it very well, while others are unable to control what they set on fire. It is believed that this ability is a variation of Telekinesis, and that aside from being a rare psychic gift it is something that anyone can achieve with enough practice and concentration.

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)