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Old 07-30-07, 11:05 PM
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"Underneath everything lies a New implanted Sun."



I wish this would make sense. It's all I have to offer.
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You forgot to peel the layer of onion skin away first.
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- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
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You forgot to peel the layer of onion skin away first.
After you peel away the skin, you'll be left with another layer. You can continue until you're left with nothing.
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....the onions we get here have a pretty tough core, ain't no peeling that **** without boiling first.
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Which may contradict my original statement.

Which willl, none the less, leave you with a new state of being.
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
....the onions we get here have a pretty tough core, ain't no peeling that **** without boiling first.
Then, by god, boil it.
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Only if it is observed, like Schroedinger's cat!
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Old 07-30-07, 11:14 PM
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Then, by god, boil it.
I just throw it out...some bird got my being.....****er
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Originally Posted by veganaise View Post
After you peel away the skin, you'll be left with another layer. You can continue until you're left with nothing.
Did you miss it? I think it was between layers 3 and 4.

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Only if it is observed, like Schroedinger's cat!
I'll bet you couldn't tell how fast we were peeling that onion!
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- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Only if it is observed, like Schroedinger's cat!
The artifact of so called "observation" is a human contrivance. The Universe would continue to exist without our presence or observation.

Existentialism only serves a limited focus. We are or we aren't. So what?

As far as our consciousness is concerned, we exist. But we continually ignore the fact that we can change the state in which we exist.

Existence is perched on the balance of perception.

The crux is that we base our perception on that defined by those in power.

They, by definition, do not want us to realise that we can have all we want.

Therefore, we think that we will never realise that we can have all we want.

Peace and comfort. Love and peace.

We, the people, who are only wanting to thrive and survive, want nothing of the power gains of the *******s who rule our civilizations, want nothing but Love and Peace. **** Power. Power is only for those who cannot understand that which they already grasp.

At least that's what my daydreams tell me.

All I may have is daydreams, but I'm not willing to give them up yet.

And I hope I die before I give up these dreams. Otherwise, my death will be empty.

And so on and so forth.
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Can you absolutely guarantee the universe would exist without an observer?
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Ya know - I think I'm glad I don't understand what's going on here.

Now where are my Ritz crackers.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
Can you absolutely guarantee the universe would exist without an observer?
Existentialism, while fun, is completely useless in any real application

Can you absolutely guarantee the Universe would exist with an observer?

To your question, I can't.

To my question, I can't.
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
Ya know - I think I'm glad I don't understand what's going on here.
The only people who do are:

1. Insane.

2. Insane and trying to bring you around to their own way of thinking for their own benefit*.



* You can probably add me to that list, thought I haven't quite figured out what my benefit will be.
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Exactly, and I like the no guarantees! Surprise is a good thing.
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Originally Posted by veganaise View Post
The only people who do are:

1. Insane.

2. Insane and trying to bring you around to their own way of thinking for their own benefit*.



* You can probably add me to that list, thought I haven't quite figured out what my benefit will be.
I'd swear I had conversations like this in the 70's while righteously psychedellicized! I can't remember that clearly though.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
I'd swear I had conversations like this in the 70's while righteously psychedellicized! I can't remember that clearly though.
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Exactly, and I like the no guarantees! Surprise is a good thing.
I agree absolutely.

But, wouldn't it be an astoundingly wonderful thing if we realised that we can make this Surprise a good thing for everybody?

I can't personally say what this Surprise will be. Or if it even exists. But we are at the crossroads. We are at the beginning of a Cultural Singularity that has yet to be pre-dated. It is up to us to determine the course that it is to take. And I don't think that enough of us realise this. I think the only group, so far, to truely realise that we are on the edge of a cliff are the *******s in control. They, as per human nature, want to preserve the current order of things. They control and want to continue to control.

It's no great conspiracy. And you don't have to be completely psyched out on mushrooms to see this.

What's happening now is something that was inconceivable in the 70s. We have an almost free exchange of information. Did you think you'd be talking, in real time, to people across the globe? Sure, it's been possible. But, not everyone had a HAM radio.

But now we have a collective consciousness. And I have no idea how to take advantage of it. But, someone will. Someone will overcome the apathy of information overload. Someone will actually start giving a **** what is going on outside of their own little world and realise that what happens in some impoverished third world country will ultimately have an effect on us. And they will know what to do. Or, at least, they will know what trigger to pull to make the next person to do the next step. There's 6 billion of us. Chances are, at least one of us knows what to do to keep this place from turning into a total ****hole.

I wish I could be that person. But not even my wildest fantasy would allow that. So I'm left searching and dreaming.
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More like this.....
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Good point, though I don't think that was your intention.

The failing of the revolution of the late 60s and early 70s is that they gave up to bland pleasantries. Sex, drugs, ' rock and roll. Who cares about what is left outside.

Life is hard and it will continue to be more so until something is done.
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It'll continue to be hard even after something is done. Life=challenge and static and ease=death.
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This thread is in desparate need of hijacking. So here goes.

Anybody have an extra piece of pie I can have? I'm out, I have such a hankering. Just about any kind will do, but apple or some kind of berry would be perfect. Thanks in advance. The Tour de France is over, and once again I didn't win it, and I thought some pie might make me feel better.

So, fellow Foosters, what do you do to comfort yourself when you wake up and realize that, once again, you didn't win the Tour de France?
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I drink a beer, burp and eat some pie! Thanks for the hijack!
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Beer, Juicy Steak, Steak Fries and Apple Pie for dessert
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Ah this is much better.
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