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by jonsjourney
Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Cognitive Transcendence
Replies: 95
Views: 6727

Cindy, is unconscious thought, thought? -Rom Even though you asked Cindy, I do not mind jumping in here. If thoughts originate in our brain, then there is no reason to suppose any distinction between conscious or unconscious thoughts. What differs, if I may speculate, is mostly just the belief in h...
by jonsjourney
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Am I participating joyfully in the sorrows of the world? Should we get the governments to subdue our natures and get them to legislate the use of fish catching technology? -Rom A fair question...so what do you think? One could even take it to the point of discussing whether or not the idea of perso...
by jonsjourney
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

It's not complicated for me. I try to do what I can (sometimes I don't). -nandu I know that you do not feel that it is complicated for you, but I wonder how that informs your political views, which are how we as a society determine the nature of governance. Not all of the following questions are me...
by jonsjourney
Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Nandu's and James' statements about personal responsibility got me thinking about the complexity of these issues. I wonder where we can effectively draw the line between personal action and the function of organizations created through government. Am I obliged on a personal level to pick up trash th...
by jonsjourney
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

I'm not sure we actual disagree here. -James
No disagreement, I was just adding in factors that I think are relevant in addition to our environmental impact. :)
by jonsjourney
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Alas poor Venice: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/flooding-in-venice-slideshow/ I know, I know: No global climate change here; right? -James Climate change is likely a significant factor. However, other factors are involved. Short term vision is one. The needs of serving commerce by building a port is...
by jonsjourney
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Capitalists hate regulation, so in my mind that goal is doomed to fail.

We ought to be asking questions like: Who owns the Federal Reserve Banks?

But that is off topic, methinks.
by jonsjourney
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85236

We have become so polarized that this could very well become a very serious possibility. The power holders of this nation will have to marshall all of their forces to figure out how to rein the growing divide that threatens the union. These power brokers have for the last half century used clever ma...
by jonsjourney
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

A free market economy can work if it is played fair. -Neo How does one regulate a free market? It's a contradiction. In my mind there are two problems there. First, nothing is "free". Producers will always try to dominate a market and consumers will almost always toss ethical considerations aside i...
by jonsjourney
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85236

An interesting election fact from this year is that in the places where the majority of the Superpac money was put into use against Obama he actually gained more votes than in 2008. Billions of dollars....that's BILLIONS with a B, wasted. Thrown away on ads with no tangible benefit for anyone in our...
by jonsjourney
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 85236

Never underestimate the power of compassion...
by jonsjourney
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

This seemed relevant...
http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/04/politics/ ... ?hpt=hp_c3

"We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are." -- Anais Nin
by jonsjourney
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Truth and Dogma
Replies: 21
Views: 1890

Rom...you are taking your profile quote to heart! :lol:
by jonsjourney
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Ah...those were heady days, indeed. :lol:
by jonsjourney
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Technology and Nature
Replies: 1150
Views: 39819

Science is the search for truth regardless of its quixoticness, whereas post modernism is the denial of truth as a truth? -Rom I would say you got that last sentence wrong...it is better said that it is the denial of truth as Truth. The capitalization matters quite a bit. Are you able to separate y...