I think you are living in an absurd world where computers are equivalent to human beings
no, what I'm saying is that human beings are a proper subset of computers
and where creativity is suppressed in the name of mindless, robotic imitation of that which was already taught in school
rich I hate school and will probably continue hating it until I reach the graduate level
Every great theory preceded experimentation verification
I enjoy creativity and welcome it.
oh ok then why is it that you show utterly no signs of creativity
You can live in your own sterile world of pluses and minuses, but I prefer a far more creative, active world.
how are creativity and rationality mutually exclusive rich
what is uncreative about the mathematical world (i.e., "pluses and minuses")
Quantum physicists such as Bell, d'Espagnat, Wheeler, Feymann, Bohm, Zeilinger have incredibly creative, imaginative, thoughts that stretch the imagination.
you're taking them out of context, for the most part. the remainder have fringe views that aren't taken seriously by most real
Why the heck would I give up all of that fun, spice of life, for your drab world?
rich I was diagnosed with AS and schizoid personality (i.e., wanting to be myself rather than a slave to society). much of my life has been a mind-wracking uphill battle against teachers, against family, against peers, against pig-headed adults, and against authority figures of all kinds
what you are doing now is trivializing this experience, saying that I'm a conformist rote thinker, that I never experienced this suffering for I had no reason to get in trouble
this is EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE
, rich, and I am going to ask you to stop once before appealing to the moderators
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I don't know about that. Even if I tried hard to believe in the Spaghetti Monster, I don't think I would succeed. Ditto for aroma therapy.
when people ask me why I don't believe in their god, I just tell them I believe in a terrible demon-god of ten-thousand heads named Dhaakhra who commands me to do his bidding, and justify his existence and purpose with the very same nonsense that any religious believer uses for their god(s)
it's an unsettling account but that's kind of the point ... you're supposed to be disturbed by any
person who believes powerful supernatural agents have plans for them