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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5206821 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #84450 on: July 25, 2015, 09:15:25 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.
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« Reply #84451 on: July 25, 2015, 09:22:12 am »

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.
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Just gonna let that one go, actually, that's gonna open up a whole can of psychological science that I really can't be bothered to get into, though I will say that our intelligence and speaking capabilities are apparently different things entirely, someone can be functionally retarded (Verbatim: "I hate..., My mum works over at the, over on the ward and she said 'not another bank statement.' I said 'It's the second one in two days.' And she said 'Do you want me to go to the bank for you at lunchtime?' And I went 'No, I'll go this time and explain it myself'."
That was from Steven Pinker's book called the language Instinct, good read, though hard to slog through like most scientific books, the person speaking up there cannot read or write, doesn't even have a Bank Account, and even though she later speaks about her boyfriend sharing a joint account with her she doesn't have a boyfriend, another man was handicapped in speech, but all his other mental faculties when reviewed were actually in the high average range, again, verbatim: [And have you been going home on weekends?] "Why, yes... Thursday... er, er, er, no, er, Friday... Bar-ba-ra... Wife... and, oh, car... Drive... Purnpike... You know... Rest... And teevee."
His writing was just as bad, and while he could understand and answer a question like 'Does a stone float on water?' He couldn't with questions that required grammatical analysis like 'The Lion was killed by the Tiger: Which one is dead?')
Oh goddammit I wrote all this and I'm probably agreeing with you, too, I just misunderstood your sentence.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #84452 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.

---

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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« Reply #84453 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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« Reply #84454 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 #84455 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 #84456 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 #84457 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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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #84458 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 #84459 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 #84460 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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« Reply #84461 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.

---

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 #84462 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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« Reply #84463 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 #84464 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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