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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81600 on: July 25, 2015, 09:31:01 am »

What is this human instinct of being unwell?

It is the second time in a short period I felt this.

I was just in a mall and suddenly I felt faint, I checked my hands to make sure I wasn't going pale, and felt like I knew I was very unwell.

I later lied down on the floor for a bit...

I thought I was better... but it came back today at about 9... the same light headedness, chills, nausea, and feeling like I was going pale in spite not doing so.

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I just kind of find it interesting because... the human body/mind seems to be built in with that simple instinct that is kind of beyond just an assessment of issues.
That's not random things, those are symptoms. Of ischemia of the affected parts, specifically. Why? Fucked if I know, I cannot and will not webdoctor, there's far too many possibilities. I'd check body temp if I were you.

Regardless, body knows shit is up yo, and signals that on all levels. Hardly human-specific reaction.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81601 on: July 25, 2015, 09:39:00 am »

Are you pregnant, Neo? Congratulations. You should name the baby Yoink, regardless of gender.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81602 on: July 25, 2015, 10:01:35 am »

Are you pregnant, Neo? Congratulations. You should name the baby Yoink, regardless of gender.

Better yet, name him Yosef and let him get the nickname 'Yoink'.

Then he can be a retailer and people won't look at him like he's sexually advancing on them.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81603 on: July 25, 2015, 11:32:37 am »

Hmmm.
Question, do you guys think that if lying didn't exist (As in nobody ever lied) would the world be any better than it is now?

This comic deals with that idea in places
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81604 on: July 25, 2015, 11:53:58 am »

Nevermind, the Malus Darkblade series is trash.

By which I mean, great series, but it has an open ending.
I mean, a really open ending. Like 'Well, this is my next quest, I'd better get to it'. But the book series ends and he never gets to it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81605 on: July 25, 2015, 12:47:03 pm »

Lying has developed so heavily in humans that just lying at a young age is a typical sign of proper brain development. Then again, lying can take on a multitude of different fashions from white lies, malicious lies, fiction, etc. The idea to think against our situation is an asset that makes us human.

Our intelligence is very finely lain with our social ability so to speak. The ability to understand, grasp, and communicate complex ideas is what makes us so intelligent.

A while back I was theorizing what some defining characteristics of a human level general ai would be in comparison to a narrow ai. Figured one key characteristic would be that the ai could communicate data and abstract concepts or ideas with other general ai, similar to humans communicating and having social interaction with one another.

I figured social interaction and communication was a big part of human thought processes.
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« Reply #81606 on: July 25, 2015, 02:04:12 pm »

Well, last I heard, human intelligence evolved to the heights it did as kind of a red queen arms race against each other in the social sphere. Outfoxing and outwitting each other to become the alpha male and mate, creating the next generation who then go on to outwit each other.

The technology and such is just an added bonus, our brains are really there to lie to each other convincingly and tell when the other person is lying.
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« Reply #81607 on: July 25, 2015, 02:13:29 pm »

Are you saying that our brains are essentially our genitalia's pimps?
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« Reply #81608 on: July 25, 2015, 02:17:17 pm »

... duh? I mean, it does a lot of other things, but... that's pretty much the primary use for everything's thinky bits, not just mankind's. What made our bits what they are was driven by reproductive increases. Whatever got us to breed the most stuck around (along with stuff that didn't get in the way, or didn't get in the way enough). Every bit of us is essentially our genitalia's pimps.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81609 on: July 25, 2015, 02:17:59 pm »

What is this human instinct of being unwell?

It is the second time in a short period I felt this.

I was just in a mall and suddenly I felt faint, I checked my hands to make sure I wasn't going pale, and felt like I knew I was very unwell.

I later lied down on the floor for a bit...

I thought I was better... but it came back today at about 9... the same light headedness, chills, nausea, and feeling like I was going pale in spite not doing so.

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I just kind of find it interesting because... the human body/mind seems to be built in with that simple instinct that is kind of beyond just an assessment of issues.

Not sure that's actually an 'instinct' or if you have sudden-onset hypoglycemia.
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« Reply #81610 on: July 25, 2015, 02:18:56 pm »

... duh? I mean, it does a lot of other things, but... that's pretty much the primary use for everything's thinky bits, not just mankind's. What made our bits what they are was driven by reproductive increases. Whatever got us to breed the most stuck around (along with stuff that didn't get in the way, or didn't get in the way enough). Every bit of us is essentially our genitalia's pimps.
Unless you're past reproductive age. Then you're pretty much an extension of your kids' genitalia, in that you aid them in raising their kids.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81611 on: July 25, 2015, 02:24:54 pm »

Amounts to the same thing, but yeah. Sometimes part of pimping your nethers is pimping other people's nethers.
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« Reply #81612 on: July 25, 2015, 02:25:15 pm »

... duh? I mean, it does a lot of other things, but... that's pretty much the primary use for everything's thinky bits, not just mankind's. What made our bits what they are was driven by reproductive increases. Whatever got us to breed the most stuck around (along with stuff that didn't get in the way, or didn't get in the way enough). Every bit of us is essentially our genitalia's pimps.
Unless you're past reproductive age. Then you're pretty much an extension of your kids' genitalia, in that you aid them in raising their kids.
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« Reply #81613 on: July 25, 2015, 02:30:08 pm »

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #81614 on: July 25, 2015, 03:15:49 pm »

What is this human instinct of being unwell?

It is the second time in a short period I felt this.

I was just in a mall and suddenly I felt faint, I checked my hands to make sure I wasn't going pale, and felt like I knew I was very unwell.

I later lied down on the floor for a bit...

I thought I was better... but it came back today at about 9... the same light headedness, chills, nausea, and feeling like I was going pale in spite not doing so.

---

I just kind of find it interesting because... the human body/mind seems to be built in with that simple instinct that is kind of beyond just an assessment of issues.

Not sure that's actually an 'instinct' or if you have sudden-onset hypoglycemia.

Mm, I'm no doctor, but that sounds just about exactly like the symptoms that a hypoglycemic girl I used to know would have.
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