What Did You Just Ask?

What Did You Just Say?

To Celebrate My 500th Post

Well, it’s here. Some time back (see link above), I said that I’d like to celebrate 500 posts with an Ask Me Anything (AMA) of sorts. I Think that I’ll not put any limits on what kind of questions, but I will say that I might not choose to answer in a way that you like … don’t be sad, sometimes that happens.

You can see the topics I post on for inspiration or just pull a question out of your hat.

You can ask here in the comments or at the email address: myatheistlife at G mail dot com

Please, if asking in the comments, start a new paragraph with QUESTION: at the beginning of the line.

QUESTION: Please ask your questions like this.

Heads Up

There are  a couple of topics which the men in black will not allow me to talk about:

  • Faster than light travel
  • Cold fusion
  • Tasteful mother’s day gift giving
  • Why your sports team sucks
  • How I know that you need to do laundry

Other than that, ask away.

MAL

Idiots Have Cameras … I Have Proof!

There are those that think religion has good parts and those that think the bad parts really are just stories or don’t read those parts of their holy texts. The truth of he matter is that even the passive and meek support a group/religion that positively encourages bad moral decisions and magical thinking. Religion is dangerous and stupid and it ruins everything.

Essense Of Thought has put a video that highlights the problem:

 

 

These kids have been trained to run the simulation in their heads with rules that allow for magic. Their simulations actually have rules that tell them a god intervenes in this life, that prayer works, that all the contradictions in their holy texts are not really contradictions, that anything which contradicts their book is wrong. In short you could call them brain-washed. They believe what they are saying and the simulation in their heads allows them to do this and think they’re making a positive statement.

That’s scary!

Thoughts?

 

Your daily quote

myatheistlife:

Here’s a bit of truth that’s hard to come to grips with. Remember, people that are making bad choices might just be fighting fires you can’t see.

Originally posted on Left and Center:

“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant.

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What I’ve been trying to say in a photo

myatheistlife:

This is the reason the made photoshop. Okay, maybe not, but happy endings are nice.

Originally posted on Hagiographic:

What I've been trying to say in a photo

Exactly

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Dear Spammer

For fuck’s sake. I’m using wordpress already.

A Theory Of Mind Through Simulation

For those of you who have followed my comments here and there and the Free Will series I’ve been doing, you know that I’ve been talking about a theory of mind where we experience the world through a simulation that is running in our brains. It turns out that Alva Noe` appears to be saying exactly the same thing – but using different words. To wit, I give you himself:

 

 

Alva gives another talk on color perception here

For me colors are like shapes. Just as a three-dimensional shape has a hidden backside so colors have hidden ways they would look if the conditions of lighting were changed.

He doesn’t come out and speak about the simulation running in our brains, but he describes it.

Thoughts?

Well, you know this one will go around for a bit…. I’m personally glad to help pass it along

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