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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-27-2010, 09:24 AM
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Posted By coberst
Why do Social Theories Become Ideologies?

Why do Social Theories Become Ideologies?

An ideology is systematically biased by its assumptions and it constantly must protect its assumptions from erosion if it is to maintain the status of its...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-25-2010, 07:17 AM
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Views: 433
Posted By coberst
Greed is a Character Trait not an Emotion!

Greed is a Character Trait not an Emotion!

Greed is a habit formed through constant repetition. It is an act of will. Emotion, also called instinct, is a product of natural selection. Only the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-25-2010, 07:16 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By coberst
Re: How can I learn my optional illusions?

I would define intuition as knowledge that is gained without conscious cognitive effort.

I speak of this kind of knowledge as being gained via social osmosis. I would say that almost all of our...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-22-2010, 11:57 AM
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Views: 507
Posted By coberst
How can I learn my optional illusions?

How can I learn my optional illusions?

How can I reject my optional illusions?

In the dialogue “Apology” Plato writes about Socrates while in the dungeon just before drinking the hemlock that...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-20-2010, 12:16 PM
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Views: 457
Posted By coberst
Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!

Natural Science “don allow no meaning in here”!

Natural science clears the land before it builds its structures. NATURAL SCIENCE IS BULLDOZIER might be a useful linguistic metaphor for...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-19-2010, 07:08 AM
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Views: 1,434
Posted By coberst
Re: Does Natural Science Encourage a Narrow Mind?

A person can walk the corridors of any big city hospital and observe the effectiveness of human rationality in action. One can also visit the UN building in NYC or read the morning papers and...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-18-2010, 02:12 PM
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Views: 1,434
Posted By coberst
Does Natural Science Encourage a Narrow Mind?

Does Natural Science Encourage a Narrow Mind?

Paradigm directed science encourages the scientist to steadfastly adhere to carefully crafted narrow minded thinking. Because “normal science” has...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-17-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By coberst
Re: The Oil Spill is Only a Symptom

What is this disease to which I allude?

There is a chain of cause and effect in many things and it is difficult to determine the sui generis of this chain of reaction. I shall just take the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-16-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By coberst
The Oil Spill is Only a Symptom

The Oil Spill is Only a Symptom

The Gulf oil spill is a minor skin rash that is of great importance primarily because it signals us of the presence of a disease capable of destroying our...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-13-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By coberst
Re: Flag: Making the Abstract Concrete

Ideology is like you say “However, ideology seems to me to be a proposition for the future”. Ideology is a matrix of ideas that a group wish to inculcate into the society such that more people will...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-12-2010, 05:34 AM
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Views: 721
Posted By coberst
Re: Flag: Making the Abstract Concrete

I use standard punctuation. I enclose direct quotes with quotation marks "".
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-11-2010, 03:30 PM
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Views: 721
Posted By coberst
Flag: Making the Abstract Concrete

Flag: Making the Abstract Concrete

The flag is a symbol of an ideology; a symbol is an act, sound, or objects having cultural significance and the capacity to excite an emotional response. ...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-10-2010, 07:31 AM
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Views: 417
Posted By coberst
Individuality: Creation versus Adaptation

Individuality: Creation versus Adaptation

Creation/Adaptation—Meaning/Biology—creation is to adaptation as meaning is to biology.

Our species is a great experiment by Mother Nature—can a...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-08-2010, 08:34 AM
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Views: 390
Posted By coberst
Psychoanalysis is Quantum Mechanics

Psychoanalysis is Quantum Mechanics

I use the metaphor Psychoanalysis is Quantum Mechanics as a linguistic means to convey to you my comprehension of PSA (psychoanalysis) is somewhat based upon my...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-07-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By coberst
Re: Evolution has not prepared us for this

Extended consciousness

Antonio Damasio is a scientist who has set out to organize a scientific study of human consciousness. Damasio utilizes a rather unique method that involves careful...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-05-2010, 02:12 PM
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Views: 414
Posted By coberst
Socrates says “know thyself”: I say which self?

Socrates says “know thyself”: I say which self?

I don’t know what happened to me. I was beside my self with worry.

My pet dog Fido uses his imagination to create image schemas to help him to...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-05-2010, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By coberst
Re: Evolution has not prepared us for this

My experience leads me to conclude that there is a world of difference in picking up a fragment of knowledge here and there versus seeking knowledge for an answer to a question of significance. ...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By coberst
Re: Evolution has not prepared us for this

One very important possibility that it opens up is the destruction of our civilization and perhaps of all life on this planet if we do not quickly develop the sophistication required to control this...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-03-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By coberst
Evolution has not prepared us for this

Evolution has not prepared us for this

Humans are animals with self-consciousness. This self-consciousness may show it self to some small degree in other animals but this capacity for...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-30-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By coberst
Re: Crude Poetic Justice?

The situation is irony, poetic justice, and tragedy all rolled into one giant tare ball.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-29-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By coberst
Re: Crude Poetic Justice?

The United States with 5% of the global population, which consumes 25% of the global production of petroleum, becomes tarred with petroleum; that is poetic justice!
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-28-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By coberst
Re: Crude Poetic Justice?

In a democracy such as we have in the United States the people are sovereign and thus responsible for the situation that exists. The lack of intellectual sophistication of the citizens is the fault...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-27-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By coberst
Crude Poetic Justice?

Crude Poetic Justice?

Wikipedia informs me that “poetic justice” is a notion that fictional literature takes on as a cultural demand whereby literary outcomes must support moral standards by...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By coberst
Re: Twinkies & Chips—Sound Bites & Bumper Stickers

The human species started with our competition with nature. As we developed technology we began to conquer Mother Nature. Our species is marked by the ability to create abstract ideas. We have...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-08-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By coberst
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