"We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists," says POTUS, in one of his more forceful/best lines of address— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 22, 2017
how many levels of denial are you on pic.twitter.com/wV3izbMhMC— VioletZer0 (@VioletZer0) August 23, 2017
i thought i was being generous in saying "well if you're gonna say stalin killed X amount of people, you should include the amount of people stalin saved" but it appears even then you still need to excavate nazism to be a good anti-communist
(of course, stalin didn't kill anyone, yezhov did)
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Stalins not actually real.
Since Stalin’s Soviet Union, has any country so openly forced science to submit to state ideology? https://t.co/V6LKq9mjE2— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) August 27, 2017
we all follow turing police righT? how is this guy not a zzoner
i would discourage him from posting here, not because of his direct attacks on fellow krew but to maintain the Fail AIDS quarantine around this site
the worst casualty of twitter is william gibson who turned out to be an uncool liberal nerd retweeting third culture wonder-of-science idiots.
gibson sustained irreversable feedback damage to his brain when he ran up against twitter's black ICE
Stalins not actually real.
Do you really really, really, wanna go hard?
Go in the crib
Steal your stepfather's library card
And take the car
Do circles in the parking lot
sing at the top of your lungs like
Sta Sta Sta
Sta Sta Sta Sta Sta Sta
e: i have recieved the obligatory blessings of agreement from a (paternally) jewish comrade
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Isn't epigenetics real
cue Keven - nothing is real.
at the birth of every new field there are speculations, some more stupid than others. 'epigenetics' is the new pop lamarckism. if epigenetics is 'real', it still doesn't follow that adaptations can be inherited. even if it did, inheritance of 'mental make-up' is the sort of nonsense that leads to rationalist IQ crap or mystical Jungian personality types. that's not how epigenetics work, even if we extrapolate from what little we know.
marlax, she is not comparing her 'suffering' to her grandparents. she is saying she has inherited some sort of sensitivity to the horror of holocaust from her grandparents. this is, again, manifest nonsense that leads to horrors like Assasin's Kreed.
for more shitty evolutionary speculations, see this thread.
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i wouldn't speculate in public with my meagre knowledge of epigenetics but the pop version is pure new age ideology. plz notice how AZIZOT brought it up, as if appealing to the reality of epigenetics was enough. he/she then linked to an article on Jung and brought up an anthropology book big in the ancient aliens scene.
the comparison of that woman's tweet being justified through epigenetics to assasin's creed is completely valid - it is a story about a guy whose ancestor's world is accessed through his DNA. a similar (possibly the most believable of them all) genetic regression is depicted in the psychedelic classic altered states as well. There is no difference in evolutionary assumptions in hollywood pseudoscience and her tweet.
i am just asking you, as i did in your thread, that if your idea of evolution lines up with tpaine's fatalism or your idea of epigenetics lines up with new agers, maybe rethink it. i will not comment on the science (that would take all week) but may i make a semantic suggestion - your argument in that thread would gain a lot from differentiating caste and class.
as always in the human sciences, it's practically guaranteed not to be the sole factor, but i don't see any reason to dismiss it out of hand
The Catechism of the Catholic Church posted:
III. ORIGINAL SIN
404 How did the sin of Adam become the sin of all his descendants? The whole human race is in Adam "as one body of one man". By this "unity of the human race" all men are implicated in Adam's sin, as all are implicated in Christ's justice. Still, the transmission of original sin is a mystery that we cannot fully understand. But we do know by Revelation that Adam had received original holiness and justice not for himself alone, but for all human nature. By yielding to the tempter, Adam and Eve committed a personal sin, but this sin affected the human nature that they would then transmit in a fallen state. It is a sin which will be transmitted by propagation to all mankind, that is, by the transmission of a human nature deprived of original holiness and justice. And that is why original sin is called "sin" only in an analogical sense: it is a sin "contracted" and not "committed" - a state and not an act.
405 Although it is proper to each individual, original sin does not have the character of a personal fault in any of Adam's descendants. It is a deprivation of original holiness and justice, but human nature has not been totally corrupted: it is wounded in the natural powers proper to it, subject to ignorance, suffering and the dominion of death, and inclined to sin
408 The consequences of original sin and of all men's personal sins put the world as a whole in the sinful condition aptly described in St. John's expression, "the sin of the world". This expression can also refer to the negative influence exerted on people by communal situations and social structures that are the fruit of men's sins.
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