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curi's Progress (10) 2019/10/15 curi Keep this thread for on-topic messages.
Experts (14) 2019/10/15 Anonymous > So like where the fuck did Stephen get his idea? Why does this merit profanity (a high level of emphasis)? > I’m reminded of a thing people do. The paragraph starting with that sentence does a poor job of communicating what you mean. An e
Open Discussion (2019) (555) 2019/10/15 Anonymous #13798 Related: http://curi.us/1298-some-of-richard-feynmans-wonderfulness > Feynman went to speak to the [math] teacher, who didn't know who Feynman was and treated him like an idiot. The teacher even accused Feynman of not knowing anything abo
Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness (2) 2019/10/15 Anonymous > how so? said stuff to address it > what do u mean? What did Feynman do? RAFO
Alisa Discussion (68) 2019/10/14 Alisa #13363 I filed a [sourcehut feature request](https://todo.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/hg.sr.ht/29) to render .md files as Markdown.
Anne Discussion (50) 2019/10/14 Anne B Begin Logic Project
Fuck China (2) 2019/10/11 Anonymous have you ever looked up and to the left? what do you see?
What To Read (75) 2019/10/10 Alisa Mountains of Mourning
Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors (16) 2019/10/08 Anonymous L|ia|R J|ai|L
Food (3) 2019/10/06 Anonymous After a few years of looking into it - all diets are personal. The few real universals are (1) sugar and processed flours are horrible for everyone, (2) obesity is bad, and (3) all calories are not equal. Diet is 90% of physical and mental health.
FI Posting Tips (13) 2019/10/05 Anonymous #13737 yes I've come to realize this is true.
Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist (44) 2019/10/04 Anonymous #13727 Why do you people need so much help with simple things? I thought Randians were advocates of self-reliance?
Social Rules (13) 2019/10/02 Anonymous https://www.imageupload.net/image/KyQ5
Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings (74) 2019/10/01 Anonymous #13556 If you want to analyze better, it helps to get the full text of the scenes and comment on exact quotes. After you do what you can, you can read other people's analysis and compare and learn some things you missed.
Two Discord Logs (1) 2019/10/01 Anonymous why does this look like one long convo of you talking to urself?
Submit Podcast Questions (124) 2019/09/28 curi #13385 Soros is not basing his ideas on CR and didn't learn much from Popper. *Open Society* is a pretty good book. Popper doesn't pretend to be a free trader or capitalist economist (as e.g. Hayek did). He's not into limited, small government and
TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation (36) 2019/09/28 Anonymous #13631 That's the wrong method. Start simpler in the first place instead of making a complicated mess then trying to fix it.
Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (167) 2019/09/26 kieren I've recently moved interstate and started out with a new job. Busy sorting things out, but I should be able to get back to this conversation soon.
Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics (4) 2019/09/25 Alisa > I came across an MIT OpenCourseWare course that talked about them. > > It said calculus was a prerequisite. Link? Calculus is not a prerequisite for understanding or working formally with infinite sets. However, calculus might be a prerequisite
How Comments Work (7) 2019/09/24 J > Distill.io does website change tracking. Someone from the site emailed me and claimed to be a fan of my work. He offered $5 off the basic plan for my readers. There is a free plan too. Based on the homepage, it looks like it might work pretty well.
XVII (2) 2019/09/21 Alisa Benjamin Franklin's way of acquiring virtues
List of Fallible Ideas Evaders (12) 2019/09/21 Dagny > You were right that I can't take criticism without getting angry, so Philosophy might not be for me. That means TheCriticalRat needs philosophy *more*. If you're irrational, that is *more reason*, not less, to study how to be more rational.
Fear of Future Employers (18) 2019/09/20 Anonymous #13572 JBP's math is wrong. You know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl. A billion ppl? No! There's tons of overlap. I'd estimate the real number is less than 10% of that. I think he's wrong by a lot.
Lots of Thoughts (10) 2019/09/19 curi A Relevant Discord Reply
People are Wrong then Ignore Criticism (3) 2019/09/18 curi Archive of my comment linked at the top of my blog post

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Keep this thread for on-topic messages. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
> So like where the fuck did Stephen get his idea? Why does this merit profanity (a high level of emphasis)? > I’m reminded of a thing people do. The paragraph starting with that sentence does a poor job of communicating what you mean. An e Anonymous Experts 2019/10/15
Wrote 300 summarizing the Criticism Quality Perceptions ideas and 1730 more about YesNo. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
#13798 Related: http://curi.us/1298-some-of-richard-feynmans-wonderfulness > Feynman went to speak to the [math] teacher, who didn't know who Feynman was and treated him like an idiot. The teacher even accused Feynman of not knowing anything abo Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/15
> how so? said stuff to address it > what do u mean? What did Feynman do? RAFO Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/15
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1184034574545801217 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/15
> And he wouldn't even passively let it happen if people wanted to treat him as an authority; he made a genuine effort to prevent it. how so? > Finally Feynman stopped biting his tongue. what do u mean? What did Feynman do? Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/15
#2079 is a straw man argument. I think Stephen was very confused, rather than like knowingly creating a straw man argument. —— Quoting from #2087 (I think the author is Stephen) > Let me put it another way. We need a word for the people Anonymous Experts 2019/10/15
I had a new idea tonight and wrote an additional 1500 words on Criticism Quality Perceptions. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
#13363 I filed a [sourcehut feature request](https://todo.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/hg.sr.ht/29) to render .md files as Markdown. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/14
Wrote 3160 on YesNo. Sent out newsletter #97 to 607 people. Today, Project Veritas put out their video with a CNN insider. I want to watch that soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XZmugtLv4 curi curi's Progress 2019/10/14
Begin Logic Project Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/14
End Grammar Project Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/14
Updated Alisa's Paths Forward doc Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/14
I wrote 1320 on discussion impasses, what they are and how to rationally handle them with some examples. I don't think it's good enough for people to understand it and use it who don't already know a lot about my views on the matter. It's just explora curi curi's Progress 2019/10/13
Good comic on double standards for parenting and transsexuality: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/dh11dg/pretty_much_sums_it_up/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
http://curi.us/2068-my-paths-forward-policy Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
#13782 I'm really surprised too, unfortunately he is not the man he purpots to be. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
Postmortem: incorrect quoting Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Helping verbs Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Remembering that adverbs can modify non-verbs Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Well that sux A Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
I wrote 550 on not starting questions/discussion at zero and 800 on impasses. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/12
#13779 the one* Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
#13778 He's ignoring you because he thinks you are being hostile but in reality he's do one doing the hostility for not responding Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
why is Curi still not addressing this? > why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Doesn't seem like it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
#13775 Curi losing debates in the most ungraceful way possible. Other Anon Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
I wrote 530 words about complexity and 640 freewrite. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/11
#13774 I'm not interested in helping you since you were both dishonest and unfriendly again, in addition to being confused, low skill, and not seeking to improve. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
>> Ok, I'll transcribe something specific you talked about on stream and then I will quote what I already asked: >> At 39:57-40:04 curi said: "This is just a bunch of socially pressuring euphemisms. I don't want to talk that way, it's evil." >> Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
have you ever looked up and to the left? what do you see? Anonymous Fuck China 2019/10/11
Anonymous Fuck China 2019/10/11
#13770 I added this tag: > meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0" Seems better for me. Tell me if you have problems. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
>> #13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. > The quote link is fine for quoting one comment but if you want to look back over other comments while replying and also read/include stuff from other curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
> Ok, I'll transcribe something specific you talked about on stream and then I will quote what I already asked: > At 39:57-40:04 curi said: "This is just a bunch of socially pressuring euphemisms. I don't want to talk that way, it's evil." > My curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
https://mises.org/library/californias-energy-meltdown California's power policy sucks. Old article by George Reisman. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
Mountains of Mourning Alisa What To Read 2019/10/10
I wrote 600 words on project planning and 1800 words on simplicity and complexity (trying to understand them in a context-independent way). Lunch time now. Played vindi less than i wanted yesterday. Will do that later. Might start recording or stea curi curi's Progress 2019/10/10
#13764 I have a many-year history of getting to things on my schedule, not claiming to be interested then ignoring. As I said, I haven't read your comment yet, so I don't even know if I'm interested. I can tell you, reliably, that I will read it and s curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
#13753 You don't seem to want to have this conversation. Maybe you think it is not important, idk, you don't tell. anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
> Why did Oliver ask Suegar that question? And what did Suegar's answer mean? I think Oliver asked because he was skeptical. He thought Miles didn't believe his own religious crap. He was right. I think that's a fairly typical kinda thing to ask. curi What To Read 2019/10/09
The Borders of Infinity Alisa What To Read 2019/10/09
I've been doing lots of writing privately lately, but yesterday I shared a writing sample: **Paths Forward vs. Closed and Certain** https://groups.google.com/d/msg/fallible-ideas/t4EFvWhuTRY/0PHNUmtxDAAJ curi curi's Progress 2019/10/09
I wrote 1001 words on Project Planning. I freewrote like 1350 words, mostly about ppl being bad at stuff like arithmetic. That's a pretty normal morning for me. Now it's lunch time. Later today, in general, I'd want to do another productive session, b curi curi's Progress 2019/10/09
Vindictus curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/pg-e-cuts-power-across-northern-california-as-winds-bring-critical-fire-danger > Large swaths of Northern California woke up without power early Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric began its sweep Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
Correction: "setting 1 meter equal to the length of the arc from the North Pole to the Equator going through Paris" should be "setting 1 meter equal to 1/10 000 000 of the length of the arc from the North Pole to the Equator going through Paris." Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
Seconds pendulum Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
#13752 Busy. Haven't read your comment yet. If you decide you don't want to have a discussion and leave, please tell me so I know. Otherwise click on "Discussion info" and learn how to get notifications for new comments. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/08
#13744 did I fail to follow the methodology you suggested? You are taking a little bit to respond and it's becoming tedious to come here to see if you responded. anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/08
I read *Mirror Dance* which is the longest one so far. I like Mark less than Miles, especially earlier on when he's more pathetic, stupid, incompetent, etc. But then he pretty magically started becoming great at lots of stuff later in the book, which curi What To Read 2019/10/08
L|ia|R J|ai|L Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/08
Vore Lore Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/07
Reading Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/07
#13685 here is a computer-generated transcript of the stream you linked/commented on. if you decide you want to pursue a serious discussion, this might be useful. it's not accurate enough to paste directly from, but you could still e.g. edit some Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
After a few years of looking into it - all diets are personal. The few real universals are (1) sugar and processed flours are horrible for everyone, (2) obesity is bad, and (3) all calories are not equal. Diet is 90% of physical and mental health. Anonymous Food 2019/10/06
why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
> #13733 If you don't care enough to transcribe the key quotes you're replying to, I'm not going to reply. If you won't put work into it, and you chose to create content in a format that's very hard to use, that's your problem, not mine. I don't want anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
I read *Labyrinth* and *The Borders of Infinity*. I particularly liked *The Borders of Infinity* because it was more sci-fi, it had a futuristic prison camp with major design differences due to using new technology. It's interesting to see speculation curi What To Read 2019/10/05
http://www.faireconomy.org/press_room/2012/report_says_forbes_400_misleads_about_wealth_and_opportunity Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/05
#13737 yes I've come to realize this is true. Anonymous FI Posting Tips 2019/10/05
How an automobile differential works Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
瑠璃? Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13735 No he doesn't handle it well. Also, when he claims to answer all criticism now we know he is lying. So when Curi pretends to be an expert in Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy. Know he is being dishonest. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
Curi is known to ignore criticism he can't answer. Instead, he will go off-topic about a minor pedantic thing. A missing comma, or a misspelled word. It is a common self-defense mechanism that people with gigantic egos and huge insecurities engage Exposed FI Posting Tips 2019/10/04
#13734 Why does curi expect people to go watch his videos but refuses to respond to those who take the time to slog through his boring video? Everyone has to watch his boring video and link time stamps and worse yet transcribe it for him, but he re Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
#13733 If you don't care enough to transcribe the key quotes you're replying to, I'm not going to reply. If you won't put work into it, and you chose to create content in a format that's very hard to use, that's your problem, not mine. I don't want to curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
> #13685 Bro idk how you expect anyone to read that and know what you're talking about. Why don't you pick your one most important point and explain it well? There are multiple points that are connected and are important to be talked about. Because Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
#13721 only 90? Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13722 If you can't find one for yourself, you're not the kind of person that would benefit from it being pointed out for you. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13727 Why do you people need so much help with simple things? I thought Randians were advocates of self-reliance? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/04
He's trying to hide what's going on :( Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
#13723 Why are you claiming Rand's characters are rapey without providing any examples? oh my god it's turpentine Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13724 If you think curi has made a false claim about biology, why don't you write it down and link to it? oh my god it's turpentine Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Your method is anti CR. It is a form of justificationism. You are operating on the misconception that if you spend years *preparing* to discuss Popper that you will not make mistakes. Or make less mistakes. This is problem avoidance and shows igno Crypto-Anti Popperians FI Posting Tips 2019/10/03
#13648 why does curi support stealing people's money to build a wall? Does curi not know that ladders have been invented? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Why is curi pretending to be an expert in Biology? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Why are Rand's characters so rapey? John Galt Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13721 name one Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13715 90% of what ET says are unargued assertions. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
Curi pretends to be anonymous to insult people. Calling GISTE only competent to be a Walmart cashier. Is curi a part time meneal job worker? Curi is projecting and being dishonest. Exposed Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
Curi is avoiding criticism. Curi is acting immoral. Rando Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
#13711 Why? oh my god it's turpentine Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1hQsO5wXyk&feature=em-uploademail About project with backing like NYT and Smithsonian to emphasize slavery much more in US history. I'm half way through and one of the things they *don't* criticize is the idea th curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
Reality exists, as opposed to solipsism or the belief that nothing exists. Do you disagree? Do you have a counter argument? I don't know what details you want. Solipsism is refuted in detail in this book https://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Reality-Parallel- Dagny Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
You're going to dishonestly initiate force, violate ET's rights, and do something illegal ... because his post *does not* violate your rights? You have made no attempt to *argue your case* that he's even done something bad, let alone something rights Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
Ill explain "males have a protective instinct" in detail, when you explain in detail the assertion "existence exists." Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13710 it is only Libel if it is untrue. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13710 is it true btw? never said it was. just heard it Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
take down names you listed of 'evaders' Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13709 Libeling people is serious business. Stop Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
weren't you hunting minors on irc in your teens? so the rumors have been told. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
I read *Ethan of Athos* by Bujold. No Miles but still pretty good. It has a major plot problem. Two independent things happen, both related to X, at the same time. The timing is *pure coincidence* and makes a large difference to the plot. No one in th curi What To Read 2019/10/02
#13702 *Curi tries avoidance to defeat criticism.* It wasn't very effective! Sparks are flying in this heated battle! Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> I didn't end the conversation or give up, I explained some of what I was thinking. If you want to try going one thing at a time in an organized way, or use my paths forward policy, you can. I gave a couple of arguments at #13685, pick and choose Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13702 Fucking called it. Temple, you're too easy. Ya basic. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
10 Years later and still the same pedantic, narcissistic, half-wit wanna be. Temple should be thanking me for the criticism I offered for free. Not even going to bother to stick around for his response. I know exactly what he will say as he has no Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> #13693 You should consider working on your English. > I agree with the sentiment. That Temple is irrational, unreasonable, and pedantic. Fragment > More importantly, he is socially inept. > He has butchered CR to Into > an un Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
(Justin mentioned there being lots of grammar errors in two paragraphs so we both tried analyzing them independently. Here's mine. Then we'll compare to maybe find out about some errors we missed.) > He has butchered CR to an unrecognizable monstro curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
https://www.imageupload.net/image/KyQ5 Anonymous Social Rules 2019/10/02
Even if there is 0 mistakes he will ignore the criticism because he has to protect his frail ego. Temple is never wrong, Temple is infallible. ;) Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
It is hopeless though. Temple is so pedantic that he will ignore all criticism if there a single typo in a whole paragraph worth of important criticisms. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13696 Forest for the trees you pedantic imbecile. How is what he is saying not clear to you? it is your *theme*. You are all about "learn this simple thing first before you try to learn this other thing." It is what you thrive on, to smother creative Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Solzhenitsyn, sanction, and lying Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/02
#13693 The quote "too complex" is a misquote of me. Misquotes are one of the few things people here are asked not to do. If you misquote me again, I probably will actually end the conversation. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13693 You should consider working on your English. I agree with the sentiment. That Temple is irrational, unreasonable, and pedantic. More importantly, he is socially inept. He has butchered CR to an unrecognizable monstrosity. His epistemol Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
I didn't end the conversation or give up, I explained some of what I was thinking. If you want to try going one thing at a time in an organized way, or use my paths forward policy, you can. You seem more interested in flaming though. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13687 You're being unreasonable. You're being dishonest too. One does not call shit and asshole to other people's ideas and personas and then say that you have to have much more philosophy knowledge to know that these, in fact, aren't bad and unhelpf Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Not the same anon btw. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Temple can never accept when he is wrong and when he is overreaching. Temple is bad at taking criticisms. Temple is overreaching when it comes to social interactions. He does not understand how to communicate. He never will because he doesn't kn Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13685 Bro idk how you expect anyone to read that and know what you're talking about. Why don't you pick your one most important point and explain it well? Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13688 Your comments are of much lower quality and complexity than what I already know about the matter. They are not directly useful to me. If you want to help me, realistically you need to first learn a bunch about philosophy. Without that, you're b curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13687 Because this is about your mistakes and so you should be interested in that. Actually, I'm the one offering the free ice cream, you are the most benefited with this conversation. And all of what I wrote were *suggestions*, not orders, so I'm no Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13685 Why should I do my very best, and put extra work into this, for you? You're being very demanding. I don't owe you anything. You should be happy to get attention instead of complaining that your free ice cream isn't the most expensive one in the curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> 39:32-39:44: My main goal of me coming here was to try to change your attitude. If you are going to call people assholes it's evident they are not going to be comfortable. This has to be a space of ideas where that kind of unfruitful, negative judgm Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> I commented on this on stream at https://youtu.be/hssy5DKMh4w I think you shouldn't have commented that on stream. It's harder to have a proper discussion. Because it's too laborious to transcribe big sections of what you've said, I will point Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13683 I'm seeing a page for uploading an image that will be deleted after first view. I'm guessing you used that, so your link is not a permalink. Please don't. curi Social Rules 2019/10/02
https://unsee.cc/796bbcc6/ Anonymous Social Rules 2019/10/02
> Males have bigger muscles and a protective instinct. The claim that males have a protective instinct is an unargued assertion. If you want to have a productive discussion, you'll have to go into detail instead of saying things like "The basic dat Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov_oLnBEVhc Doing zelda botw shrines without being able to see, but with twitch chat seeing the game and giving tips. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
Males have bigger muscles and a protective instinct. I'm not going into great detail because there isn't a need to, not for making such an elementary point that biology matters and affects how the individual integrates with reality. The basic d Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usSfgHGEGxQ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
> Since your not a Leftist, Im assuming you understand why it is wrong for "male biological individuals who identify as female" to compete against females. Yeah, being male affects muscles. > Females multi-task better, because their brains are curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Ill go with google's definition, "Nature-the basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it." I mean nature of the person as a whole, mind and body. Our mind cant do anything, unless it works through the b Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13675 You haven't said what you mean by "nature". If you mean their mind – e.g. wanting to wear makeup, or starting fist fights – no, that's ideas, many of which people get from their culture. curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Does biology affect a male vs a females nature? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
> I don't see a point though continuing, because there is clearly a genetic component to IQ. You don't want to discuss it because, as a non-expert who is unfamiliar with arguments that disagree with you – such as http://bactra.org/weblog/520.htm curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Ok, I understand your last statement now. I don't see a point though continuing, because there is clearly a genetic component to IQ. Why would evolution affect everything except our brain? Especially given that our brain becoming big enough to unde Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13671 I already said: > I don't think IQ is biological. You aren't listening and don't seem interested in trying to get better at this. curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
My only point was that biology matters. You said it doesn't, implying "humans are only ideas." Is this a fair assessment of your view, or what you meant? I don't have to get into the nitty gritty of it to demonstrate that it matters, because my Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13669 Good point that she may have been directed to do it but got declined. FYI, based on that account, Minsky's wife seems to be a liar: https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/jeffrey-epsteins-alleged-sex-slave-reveals-the-men-she-claims-she-was-forced-to Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/01
Minsky allegations Alisa Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/01
#13667 You aren't giving any details or specific regarding your claims about IQ, Taleb, male/female (you made a scientific claim with no source), etc. You don't have to start by trying to debate an expert on a complex issue. Start with something th curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
I've made my point that biology matters with male and female, so I think Im done here. I am new to debate, but you have to start somewhere. We disagree about IQ. I am not an expert, its true, but I do know enough of the science to know that IQ i Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13664 I commented on this on stream at https://youtu.be/hssy5DKMh4w The comments end at 49:20, so go back like 10min before that. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
> IQ does affect your ability to grasp ideas and implement them. People with higher IQ's are more likely to produce (whatever their trade) more effectively. Setting aside that IQ is largely a myth, and just treating it as a vague approximation whic curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
>> Being hostile purposefully > in general, no This is from the pdf of the discord discussion with Felix the cat (available at http://curi.us/ebooks): Felix The Cat 21-Aug-19 09:13 PM Does it happen often to you that you are accused of being Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
IQ does affect your ability to grasp ideas and implement them. People with higher IQ's are more likely to produce (whatever their trade) more effectively. IQ also matters with higher level abstractions and only genius with IQ over a certain level c Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13556 If you want to analyze better, it helps to get the full text of the scenes and comment on exact quotes. After you do what you can, you can read other people's analysis and compare and learn some things you missed. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/10/01
#13564 That single mention of "economist George Reisman", and one paragraph quote, does not endorse or recommend Reisman, doesn't really try to promote him, and omits relevant facts like that he's an Objectivist, his associations with Mises and Rand, Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
My view is that biology doesn't matter to thinking. If you want qualifiers like "unless there is severe brain damage, which sometimes has biological causes" or "unless there is a genetic mutation which prevents a brain from being created at all, so th curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Thank you for clearing that up, it was very confusing seeing some posts by "curi" and some by "Elliot Temple." I understand your point about the 2%, what I meant was that 98% of us is monkey and only our human consciousness is a blank slate. I alre Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
why does this look like one long convo of you talking to urself? Anonymous Two Discord Logs 2019/10/01
> Being hostile purposefully in general, no > and interfering negatively (like spamming) while conversations are taking place. yes. that's basically vandalism which is violating property rights. it's also basically in the category of disobey curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
#13644 > When they use force and then reject problem solving, refuse to stop, and use more force. I don't know what you mean by force. Can you put in general terms what are the circumstances you consider someone is using force in a public chat? I'l Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
> Why would someone send me a link to someone elses work? I obviously thought you were directly linking something specific you wrote. > Why dont you give me a link to your multi-blog series rather than someone elses stuff? I did directly link yo curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13574 I watched some. The guy seems really rotten. Especially when he wanted to do match fixing fraud for both public reputation and to scam 5k of prizes from the ppl putting on the match. And he was dumb enough to suggest it to a non-friend who said curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
I clicked here from one of his videos. I could obviously tell I was on the same blog when I clicked on your link, but no I did not know whos blog it was when I first got here. Why would someone send me a link to someone elses work? I obviously tho Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13651 You can't tell that I'm the blog owner, or can't tell that the post you were linked to is on the same blog you're currently at? Your comments strike me as aggressive, unserious and ignorant. If you don't want to say something substantial – curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30

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