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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11955 on: September 08, 2021, 08:13:30 pm »

https://twitter.com/coopercooperco/status/1435333995177336835

I don't think even public access tv is this poorly-lit anymore.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11956 on: September 08, 2021, 08:16:41 pm »

What does FMV stand for? Also it’s kinda cool how they’re unintentionally making game like graphics for older systems
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« Reply #11957 on: September 08, 2021, 11:42:46 pm »

Full Motion Video, usually referring to live actors used in games, but can also be used to say something like a FMV Dragonball Z movie (as the original is animated, this one will be "live")

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« Reply #11958 on: September 10, 2021, 07:51:30 pm »

What does FMV stand for? Also it’s kinda cool how they’re unintentionally making game like graphics for older systems

As Delphonso said, Full Motion Video. Games like Myst and The Seventh Guest.

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« Reply #11959 on: September 24, 2021, 11:02:35 am »

I just snicker everytime I look at the biology textbooks here. Why I do is a bit complicated, let me explain.

You see, where I live being an essentially very secular yet "Islamic" country, the Theory of Evolution is neither well known or accepted as a fact here by the common populace. It's still a taboo subject to talk about. But since this place is secular in core, a scientific fact can't be publically denouced by an extension of the state. So its not even mentioned in the books, neither positively or negatively. Its treated as non-existent.

But as we all know, the very center of the science of biology is evolution, as it practically answers the question "why?" for everything. From why our bodies work the way they are, why the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, to why man have nipples, all of it.

So all the common folk learn about biology in school is empty inside, with the system trying to fill the "why?" gap that forms with all sorts of mechanical details that bore people away from biology.

Yet, they can't substract everything. So as I turn the pages, and get to the "Introduction to Biology" section in the beginning, and set my eyes on "Branches of Biology", there I see it. The definition of "Taxonomy: The classification of life by their degree of genetic relativity.", just sitting there, inconspicuously at the lower middle of the list.

And the fact that they somehow felt the need to include analogue/homologue limbs too. With skeletal demonstrations that highlight the structural base of human hand, whale fin, dog feet and bat wing. "Why?", not answered.

Without evolution taught in the curriculum, these seem almost random tidbits with no explanation. Which is what science is supoosed to fix in the first place.

The fun part is that the lament and misfortune of the biology professors, who do know of evolution as they know how to breathe, but have to painstakingly go around it at every turn as they plan the curriculum.

Poor, poor old fellas, knowing so much, yet unable to share it all. I would shed a tear if it wasn't so amusing.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11960 on: September 24, 2021, 02:10:50 pm »

Man, religions pretending that evolution doesn't exist seems to be a maladaptive trait, doesn't it? Denying the increasingly obvious isn't a winning strategy for survival in the long term.

Well, what do I know, open denial of reality without any supporting rationale seems to work surprisingly well in some circles. I just choose to believe that this is an unsustainable strategy out of what, wishful thinking?
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« Reply #11961 on: September 24, 2021, 02:52:33 pm »

Man, religions pretending that evolution doesn't exist seems to be a maladaptive trait, doesn't it? Denying the increasingly obvious isn't a winning strategy for survival in the long term.

Well, what do I know, open denial of reality without any supporting rationale seems to work surprisingly well in some circles. I just choose to believe that this is an unsustainable strategy out of what, wishful thinking?

If that religion is sufficently large and old enough, no, it isn't. Since everyone around also believes the same religion, the local perception of reality and normalcy shifts in the religions favor. And the conflicting piece of information is buried away and out of sight.

By denying the obvious in places where people would rather keep themselves attached to them, they terraform their environment to suit them better.
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« Reply #11962 on: September 24, 2021, 03:16:04 pm »

But even powerful religions aren't static in their beliefs over a long enough timescale, and the larger it is, the more variance there is in beliefs over the "same" religion. The appearance of rigidity and immutability is more protective propaganda than reality, since even religion isn't immune to inertia and entropy.

Like, as a metaphor, if you had a steel beam 1 meter long, it looks like one solid object. move one end of it and the other end moves too. but if that steel beam were 1 AU long, you'd see that if you move one end the other end only actually moves once the wave of movement only reaches the other end at the speed of sound. In either case it's not a single "rigid" object but a bunch of particles attached to one another and that becomes a lot more significant the bigger the object is. In the same way that a faith isn't one thing, but a system of a bunch of people "attached" together in belief, very loosely.

And since science is a useful tool, in the long term belief in science would be beneficial for people carrying faith, you'd presumably see the edges of the faith which can accept science be more successful and spread a set of memes which are able to square faith with science, and be more successful than the carriers of "faith-only" memes. Maybe more successful than the "science-only" strain too.

bluh, that's just the ramblings of an unqualified dweeb tho
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« Reply #11963 on: September 24, 2021, 04:30:04 pm »

Humans are not inherently logical creatures. We gravitate onto what feels right, not what is right. Internal logic of these beliefs isn't a large part of the equation since people will just keep squeezing it around as they go.

Things that emerge throught Darwinian Evolution are merely functional, not necessarily sensical. We are talking about meme clusters that have evolved into existence in the hellish conditions of ancient Middle East. They are proficient in spreading in where other thoughts cannot, which are environments where the flow of knowledge is limited.

Yes, in the end, nothing is immune to enthropy. No matter how large or powerful a thing may be. It will crumble into dust eventually.

Problem here is not the amount or accesibility of knowledge. It is that the flow of information is mostly blocked by the old traditions of faith here, preventing it from being registered as valid. Change is happening, just very very slowly.

Like you said, it seems that humans need something nebulous to hold on, so only a mix of both can truely thrive.

This got really carried away didn't it?
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11964 on: September 24, 2021, 10:05:03 pm »

This reminds me of a conversation I had on a first aid conference for the company firemen brigade which I belonged back in one of my jobs. We were talking about poison, snakes and one thing led to the other, it was kind of like this:

Guy from the union: Why men have nipples?

Me: Because humans are mammals and they are vestigial on case of males.

GftU: Im not a mammal. I'm a men.

Me: That is not what I meant, you are a mammal as in the mammal branch of life, just as say cats, dolphins or dogs.

GftU: NO! I am a men!

Me: Are you human?

GftU: Yes.

Me: Then you are also a mammal, just like say, a sedan is not only a car but also belongs to the greater category of transports like a train or an airplane.

GftU: I don't come from no monkey!

Me: No, no, no serious scientist ever said we decent from any of the current "monkeys", we share a common ancestor but that's not the poin.....

GftU: NO! You are the mammal, I'm not, I AM A MEN!

Me: So what are you? A reptile? A bird? Mammal is not an insult you know, is just a...

GftU; You can be a mammal if you like.... I am a men, period.

Me: Okay, sure I'm a mammal, and perhaps you are right and you are not, lets keep carrying on with the reunion and what to do in case of a venomous bite.

GftU: cut it on a cross shape and suck the venom of course.

Me: (Having a little stroke) lets hear the instructor would we.

Edit: oh this guy was actually the co-president of the union back then. So yeah.... and this country is not precisely anti-science per se.
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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11965 on: September 24, 2021, 10:58:58 pm »

I wonder if you could convince a guy like that to claim that he doesn't have nipples.
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« Reply #11966 on: September 24, 2021, 11:50:19 pm »

I mean, you can get anyone to claim that if you're sufficiently motivated. All you need as an aid is something able to non-fatally remove nipples.
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« Reply #11967 on: September 25, 2021, 06:18:26 am »

I wonder if you could convince a guy like that to claim that he doesn't have nipples.
Unrelated but I knew a guy who had 3 nipples. Our national health service offered to remove the third one for free but he said he'd rather keep it, they said fair enough. But two months ago I spoke to a doctor who said he saw a man with 5 nipples. Not all of us can be born so gifted

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Re: Things that made you laugh today: 11000 laughs, somehow
« Reply #11968 on: September 26, 2021, 05:37:29 am »

Gotta wonder where he stole dem nipples from.
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« Reply #11969 on: September 26, 2021, 07:54:30 am »

Are we talking about a nipplenstein situation here?
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