What did he mean by this?
Isn't the belief that everything can be answered by science requires a same leap of faith that used to claim that everything was answered in Holy Book of certain religion? Does it means that Scientism is just another form of the religion?
YOU ARE MUTUALLY CONFLATING RELIGION, AND DOGMA.
UNTHINKING BELIEF IN SCRIPTURE IS A FORM OF DOGMA; UNTHINKING RELIANCE ON SCIENCE (SCIENCISM/SCIENTISM) IS A FORM OF DOGMA.
Yes but the difference is that science changes everyday. So it has nothing to do with faith.
In science what is true today, it might not be tomorrow. Perhaps someday someone will come up with a better theory than the big bang theory.
Religion is nothing but superstition and dumbing the populations, saying the human being is incapable of doing great things and that we're all idiots and sinners that should fear hell and god. It was used to explain natural phenomena like raining and earthquakes, until finally...
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Who were the best hand to hand warrior civilisation before the invention of the firearm? Our current soldiers will probably be scared of the vision of an ancient warrior using a knife.
Average Roman was like 160cm.
I'm 186cm, 84kg, 10% BF. I could swing a 20kg barbell like it's nothing. I trained MMA.
If I got some cool armor and didn't die of disease, I'd be unstoppable in Ancient Rome. And I'm not even a soldier.
Does efficiency exist or is it just an abstract we use to try to place ourselves above taking sides?
Why do people think the crusaded were a bad thing? The Arabs had been viciously slaughtering Christian populations for four centuries before the Catholic Church called the first Crusade, and from what I was after all of the initial conquests Europe started experiencing a golden age akin to Te Rennisance. Jerusalem was also relatively peaceful after Te Crusade was over.
>be lord of bickering fiefdom
>pope calls a crusade
>levy additional taxes from overworked peasants to equip my fighting men
>prepare baggage train with my royal fineries
>rally knights and footmen to march
>instead of going to the holy land, loot and pillage my fellow Christian rival's land
>be captured, baggage train and valuables ransacked and carried...
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Really it's not different from any other wars though, just that it was waged in the name of God, same shit different name
Why do people make such a big deal of the crusades particularly anyway
I rememmber people writing about some report in the soviet union, in the 60's i think. Something about computerization and how it was refused by the top brass which set the voiet union back.
Does anyone know what im talking about? Can anyone elaborate.
"informatics" (as computer science is called there) for some retarded reason was branded as "bourgeois science" and not worth pursuing for millions of soviet engineers and scientists.
It wasn't until 80s IT industry could somewhat recover from that decision and programmable calculators and Tetris was ultimately all SU it could contribute while it was dying
The holocaust never happened
Our daily shitpost has returned.
>Guys believe me Im a Roman
>Turns Parthenon into a mosque
So , was Nazi Germany right wing or left wing ?
By retarded modern definitions, right wing.
By classical definitions, liberal.
By commie definitions, reactionary.
The most reasonable placement would be absurdly authoritarian centrist with strong racial ideals.
They nationalized a fuckton of industries and restricted many freedoms. With that being said Hitler himself spoke poorly of Soviet Socialism and American capitalism. Economically they were definitely left of center, culturally they were very conservative, and socially very authoritarian
Why is intuition pumps guy famous? Is it because he pretends subjective experience doesnt exist? Or did he just pigge back ride on the backs of the other three atheist memesters?
His lectures are so boring. I have no problem listening to 20 hours of roman history or a course on logic but listening to this fool lecturing is unberable.
I've heard if often claimed that he claims you don't have subjective experience, but I'd really like a citation on that. So far as I've read, he just claims that consciousness makes it seem as though it's more significant than it actually is, making it seem as though there's a non-physical basis to its function.
>Big Boys of English Speaking academia
The philosophical equivalent of Judge Judy, Singer's self-contradictory pap ("abortion and infanticide are acceptable because these immature humans are incapable or rational preference" vs. "rationality is not a requirement for ethical conduct. Any irrational being will avoid pain, which is why cruelty to animals is unethical", which are flatly contradictory positions). Makes money by writing books that tell Liberals 'doing what you want is A-OK"
A decent linguist, his work in every other field is no more (or less) than self-serving rent seeking which he publicly admits that he, himself, does not believe.
Darn good at making a buck of gullible college students, but (unless you are speaking of linguistics, where he is very good) not a big academic.
A mediocre-at-best scientist who will leave exactly zero mark on actual science, he became popular as a writer of PopSci books. When that income source dried up (because his theories were soundly thrashed by scientists) he switched to a series of popular books trashing what he thinks religious people might believe.
Never was a great thinker, never will be.
A man who counted on his readers having never heard of Gorgias, Rorty took facile rhetoric, relabeled it neopragmatism, and sold it like snake oil.
About time an actual academic appeared. although, to be fair, while he does a fine job of reminding everyone of the hard problem, he has no answers. Which is no one's fault.
Refuses to use proper terms, mainly to hide that, deep down, he he knows any clear statement of his theories leads to eye-rolling
Not a serious academic.
This list is a list of "People that stupid people think are smart"
Should I start with the Greeks and work my way through the history of western philosophy before I read this guy, or do I just need to take some LSD and amphetamines?
Thanks for the tip, I didn't realize the amphetamines wouldn't be strong enough. Also, should I jack off to anything in particular? I assume that Ghost in the Shell doujins would be optimal, but I was also thinking of writing a shell script to randomly display thumbnails of fetish images culled from Google image searches. In addition, should I listen to 90s techno while reading it for the proper historical background, or will Death Grips be more effective?
Why did they even built it
Paris is built over a bunch of ancient limestone mines dating back to the Roman period. In the late 1700s they had two problems: the ancient mines kept caving in, and the city cemeteries were full. Solution: renovate the mines and then fill them with the bones from the cemeteries.
Is increased happiness the goal of the nation state?
In that case Bhutan is the greatest nation on Earth.
Happiness is subjective and relative. Life is struggling and suffering for the vast majority of us, regardless of where we are from.
Isnt it funny that jesus, the jew, sacrificed himself for the sins of mankind and jews were used as sacrifice in Europe so Christian European powers could vent and calm their internal pressures?
Only Islam can undo athiesm and decadence in the West. Christianity just isn't forceful enough atm to reverse things and I doubt it'll step up to the plate. Either way, all shall soon be corrected
no. there are two things:
1)moose can't be domesticated since it's not naturally hierarchic pack animal. same reason as with horse/zebra-case.
2)even if you could tame it you can't ride it since it's not physically capable of doing that. you'd just end up breaking it's legs.