Sunday, December 29, 2013

Perfect Opposite of Life, Anyone? Annealing? Equity?

After all this time, I still don't know what abstract concept is the perfect opposite of Life. Assuming there even is one, which I kind of doubt.

Opposites are NOT obvious, because they require PERFECT understanding of a concept. And even that may not be enough.

What's the opposite of Morality? Not immorality! It's Societal Catastrophe. What's the opposite of Justice? Catastrophe. Really simple and obvious if pointed out to you. Impenetrable otherwise.

What's the opposite of Equity? I don't know. In fact, I don't really understand Equity. Not by my conception of Understanding anyways. If anyone knowns the opposite of Equity ...

Annealing means 'general optimization'. In that sense, I do have a perfect understanding of it. But I'm still not sure what its opposite is. Dislocations? Defects? Discontinuities? What is the abstract concept that encompasses all three?


The formal definition of life tells us Life has three sub-concepts:

  • using energy
  • enough complexity
  • maintains internal order

The first one of those is a simple concept with no opposite. The other two are both complex concepts with opposites.

Now, if you invert say uses energy, then you have stasis pods and hibernation. Whereas if you invert just maintains internal order then you've got death. But either way that's 1.0 out of 2.5 inversions.

If you invert uses energy and maintains internal order then you've got undeath. Which is 1.5 out of 2.5 inversions.

If you invert maintains internal order and complexity, then you've got pathology. That's 2.0 out of 2.5 inversions.

But if you invert ALL THREE ... what the fuck do you get?


If Monotony is the opposite of Stimulation, then what's the opposite of Creativity?

The formal definition of creativity is something along the lines of 'sudden compression of living representation' if this helps any.

Pure Ideas

Consider these explorations of concept-space for those interested in playing at the Pure Ideas meta-level of Perspective. The most rigorous and formal part of philosophy which philosophers are blind to and overwhelmingly incapable of. No mere philosophy this. Yet far more necessary for mental development than the sum total of all philosophy.

Narcissists Organize Reality by Selfdom

So all the words I used previously for the Narcissists' driving value turned out to be Presence level bound. Glory, Big Man, attention-seeking, these are all specific to particular Presence levels so they are ALL ruled out.

It took a LOT of thinking and then looking it up in a thesaurus, but the only word that ACTUALLY describes what narcissists are driven by, their driving value, is:

Selfdom - the realm of the self, the self as a kingdom

the opposite of this would be depersonification and depersonalization. Insignificance and nothingness come very close to that. But much closer come *ANY* universalizable principles. Universalization itself comes closer to depersonification than insignificance ever could.

If core values are Good then Narcissists are the very EMBODIMENT of Evil. They are not Neutral Evil by accident, by standing between Psychopaths and RWAs. They don't happen to be Evil. They are its most perfect embodiment. Of the exact opposite of Selflessness, Altruism and Mirroring.


Holy shit.

Oh did I forget to mention that the Table of Drives for Narcissists includes 'politician' at the Passive level? Yeah, that old joke about politicians being pure Evil? Not a joke.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Condemning The True Meaning of Christmas

Ahh, suicide season has come upon us and now everyone is stupidly pondering the meaning of Christmas. Which is stupidly obvious if you bother to think about it: your self-worth comes from your family and you need them to put up with you and confirm you have it otherwise you are worthless. Therefore, if you don't have a family, say because you told them to go fuck themselves because they're Nazis, and you choose not to breed because you won't settle for less than immortal AI children, then you don't have any self-worth and you should kill yourself.

Funny how everyone (Evil) insists that Christmas is positive without any darker and wholly negative flipside. It's as if they assume everyone in the world is as retarded as they are and nobody is capable of simple logic! Nobody is capable of calculating that if family is positive then lack of family must be negative. But I digress. Of course societies which culturally target Evil as some kind of social and psychological ideal assume that everyone's mentally retarded (ie, Evil) and that no one is capable of logic.

There's just a WEE thing wrong with the whole "meaning of Christmas" and it is this: who the fuck gives a damn about self-worth? To be precise: what kind of person obsesses over self-worth? And what does 'worth' even mean? Surprisingly, these turn out to have the same answer.

Incidentally, I hope by now you expect vastly more from me than some feel-good shite or fuzzy useless "philosophical" tripe. I will be rigorous. Behold,

generic names for manifestation of one's values by Presence Level

unoriented valuationpospolar valuationnegpolar valuationif holed
SubcomponentWORTHY, esteemedappreciatedRAD
Godlyincarnationforce of naturen/a

So let's just say that worth, worthiness, even self-worth, is distinctly unimpressive. And in this day and age, it's also distinctly subpar. Because nowadays most people manage to be valued and a minority even manages to lead meaningful lives. Leading a worthy life is exceedingly pathetic. It is also passé and obsolete. Why, nowadays ambitious people aim to lead productive lives.

So what is the true meaning of Christmas? It's OBSOLETE. There ISN'T ANY POINT TO IT. It's a relic of a bygone age that should never be celebrated and instead be done away with. The only holiday I celebrate is the only one that has any meaning to me. Ascension Day on January 14-16. Actually two other days are worth celebrating but I don't know what July 22nd is called, and I can't date Resurrection Day.

Yes, I just used the word 'worth' about something in my life, and I used it advisedly. Because I unlike all of you do not say that something has worth to me simply because it is mine. I say it has worth because it manifests value at higher levels. And even you pathetic wretches can manage to assign worth to things because they are useful and valuable. I have made worth redundant.

Edit: Actually, worth doesn't even belong in this table at all. It's in a specialized table that describes NARCISSISTS! It's in between protected and precious, and is a kind of noteworthy. No wonder I ... just don't care about it. At all. And that I reuse the word to refer to completely different things. Using it to refer to myself sounds ludicrous and alien.

More importantly, this means Christmas IS EVIL!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Multiple Personalities Disorder of BTVS Characters

The thing about knowing how the human mind is put together is that you begin to spot when a character isn't "complex" but rather has a logically impossible personality. Something that can only be resolved by multiple personalities disorder, if at all.

Take Xander Harris in BTVS. He's a white knight and a genuine hero. That makes him a Gaian of reasonably high Presence. Logically, he should have the lower Presence levels of Gaian. In particular, he should be a grey man who fits in with any situation without ever standing out, like Clark Kent. And he should be a survivor willing to cut the throat of anyone, anyone at all, in order to LIVE!

Instead, he's the exact OPPOSITE of a grey man and a survivor. But that at least can be explained by him being a blatant fucking hypocrite. A person who has ideals and principles and imposes those ideals and principles on OTHERS but NEVER ON HIMSELF. Yes, that works as an explanation, the scum sucking son of a bitch!

But no such explanation is possible for Willow who in the very first episode is a hacker (psychopath!). She goes on to becoming a traitor (psychopath) and is ever amoral (psychopath) and reckless (psychopath). And she's quite the eager little cultist (psychopath). And that's WITHOUT looking at what she does hopped up on "dark magic". She's not schizoid either but a straight out psychopath.

Problem is, she's also loyal overall (not a sociopath of any kind) and she is very, very much obedient to authority figures (right-wing authoritarian or moralist) and an eager little drone (moralist) and yes man (moralist) and adjutant / teacher's assistant (right-wing authoritarian). And there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that can make those personality types fit together.

In fact, those personality types can't fit together IN THE SAME ROOM. The moment you have knives available anywhere in that room, one of them will try to stab the other. And if there aren't any knives, they'll make a shiv. The weaker (mentally) the characters, the longer it will take for their minds to turn to thoughts of killing the other. But it will happen, inevitably.

You might as well ask Batman (right-wing authoritarian) to get along with the freaking Joker (psychopath). Oh except you wouldn't because the idea is totally fucking ridiculous! Similarly, put them in the same room ... as kids with undeveloped personalities, and you'd still expect sparks to fly.

So when an author writes 'shy little Willow' as a gutless backstabbing psychopath uncaring of anyone's feelings who wants to enslave, mind control and humiliate her "best friend" Buffy Summers, they're not exactly breathing fresh air into the character. They're just writing her far more consistently than the psychopath Joss Whedon ever managed to. And picking her dominant personality to boot.

And giving that egotistical selfish heartless narcissistic little bitch Buffy Summers exactly what she deserves. Because if there were any justice in the world then psychopaths would all be killed and narcissists would all be sold as sex slaves. It's not just what the Good people of the world want ... it's what the Evil people want too!

And not just because Evil people hate other Evil people, although they do. They really, really do. But because psychopaths don't care about consequences even to themselves, so they DON'T CARE if they go to prison or end up dead for doing something. They CAN'T CARE because not caring about consequences is WHAT MAKES THEM PSYCHOPATHS. And what makes them dangerous too.

Meanwhile, narcissists actually WANT to be sex slaves. They FANTASIZE about it. Who the fuck do you think writes all those semi-exhibitionistic pro-humiliation self-abasing sex slave stories? That's right, their authors are narcissists. And they are so not because they necessarily want to be the center of the universe, but because they firmly believe that *A* person ought to be the center of the universe.

Meanwhile, right-wing authoritarians are perfectly fine with homo sapiens getting slaughtered like cattle or other homo sapiens being sold as slaves, sexual or otherwise. It's a time honoured tradition!! 99% of human societies throughout 99% of human history had slavery and genocide. Even to this day, we STILL have slavery and genocide out in black Africa. What could possibly be wrong with something so NORMAL!?

Note that right-wing authoritarians are perfectly fine with killing each other so long as it's done across ethnic or national lines. Really, killing Evil people isn't a problem for ANY Evil person. Though preferably, it's other Evil people that are going to die if they get their way. Evil people will put their lives on the line to kill other Evil people.

The only people who want Evil people to be treated like human beings (and psychopaths AREN'T human beings, they're mindless animals who've accidentally mastered the trick of human speech, and I can prove this!) is Neutrals. Because being neither Evil nor categorical mortal enemies of Evil (render Evil unto Evil!), they don't have an instinctive grasp of what Evil *IS*.

Finally, when you've shown that the world could be improved by targeted mass killings and enslavement, this constitutes powerful evidence that the world is as fucked up as it can possibly get. Something I've known to be true for a long time now.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Information vs Entropy

What is the difference between information and entropy?

Nobody will tell you because as usual the scientific community is made up of inept worthless morons so THEY. DON'T. KNOW. In fact, they will tell you that information and entropy are synonyms despite the fact that they are never used interchangeably but rather are opposites.

Just like the "learned" philosophers will tell you that ethics and morality are synonymous despite their never being used interchangeably and often as complements to each other. Entropic shit-spewers, the whole lot of them, with only single-digit exceptions!

Well, I will tell you. Because I am not a douchebag driven to hide how much he doesn't know to maintain "credibility". Nor am I a douchebag driven to build up and cryptify what he knows in order to build up "credibility" amongst a crypto-priesthood of like-minded "brothers"..

What It Is

bits + ISA = information

bits - ISA = entropy.

What is ISA? ISA is INFORMATIONAL SYNTAX AFFINITY. It's basically, THE INFORMATION YOU LIKE. That's right bitches! The difference between information and entropy is subjective! Something they barely let on in communication theory when they start talking about signal vs noise. Something they LIE ABOUT in thermodynamics when they claim it's about microstates vs macrostates!

What It Isn't

Physicists claim that the motion of aluminum atoms in your hard drive are microstates, and that the arrangements of aluminum atoms in your hard drive that correspond to 0s and 1s which your computer reads are macrostates. And, this is the important bit, they claim that the microstates are garbage (entropy) whereas the macrostates are useful (information). In other words, physicists claim that the difference between entropy and information is the META-LEVEL you're interested in. THEY ARE LYING!

Counter-example: how many of you have garbage files on your computer? Ancient ZIP files, corrupt files that can't be played, duplicate and truncated textfiles, automated log files nobody ever looks at, useless "temporary" files that have accumulated, porn you never bother to look at any more, bookmarks you never go to? How many of you have entire FOLDERS' worth of that crap?

And yet this ALL OCCURS AT THE SAME LEVEL AS THE USEFUL FILES! Proving that the distinction between information and entropy has NOTHING to do with meta-levels. But actually, we'll get back to this because the retards were more wrong than could be imagined.

Building Blocks Of The Universe

Some, and I stress, some exceptional physicists have grasped that bits are one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe. The other building blocks are energy and dimension. Although dimension may, MAY, be optional if you successfully reduce it down to ... bits!

Are there other fundamental building blocks of the universe? Why, yes there are! These are all of them,

  • 0. math = symbols + rules
  • 1. energy, the substrate of physical existence
  • 2. dimension, a kind of information, maybe
  • 3. information, symbols given physical existence
  • 4. value, meta-circular loops

Note how time isn't in there. That's because time is just a dimension along which information is conserved. That's it. And since time isn't fundamental and computation is just 'math occurring in time' ... but I digress.

The unfamiliar building block of the universe in there is 'value'. Which is nonetheless startlingly familiar to anyone who's skimmed GED: The Eternal Golden Braid. I say skimmed since that book was useless to anyone. Meandering, winding and always avoiding making its fucking point! Probably because its authors were too stupid to put their point into the kind of rigor which mathematicians prefer and they were afraid of looking stupid. Credibility is the death-knell of science.


Now, I already said that information is intrinsically subjective. You need something like brains to have information at all. But you actually don't. You need neither brains nor computation nor time to have information. What you DO need is a container with bits in it and for those bits to form meta-circular loops. In other words, for the bits to talk about what the other bits look like!

When a container chock full of bits is ALSO chock-full of meta-circular loops, then the space of possible information is vastly decreased. When that happens, the bits in the container can be COMPRESSED. And when bits are compressed that's the same thing as if they didn't exist. Look it up, information theory says this most explicitly.

So, the more meta-circular loops there are or the stronger the loops are in the container (the more fully they describe the container's bits) the more VALUE is in a container full of bits, the fewer bits there actually are. And ISA is a very primitive form of value because it refers to what a computation machine such as a brain likes in terms of bits on a purely syntactic level.

That is, what it likes to see in terms of density and spatial arrangement of bits. Does this brain like for the container to be about half-full of 1s? Almost completely full of 1s? Almost completely full of 0s? Should those 1s and 0s move in time or not? Should they ...? That's ISA.

Information And Entropy Are Opposites

Bits + ISA = Bits + Value = Bits + more compression = Fewer actual bits = Information

Bits - ISA = Bits - Value = Bits + zero compression = Maximum actual bits = Entropy

And *THAT* children is why Information and Entropy ARE FUCKING OPPOSITES!

Because while "information" theory and computation theory and physics all talk about BITS ... they never, EVER talk about information OR entropy. Because the concepts of information and entropy exist ABOVE the level of bits. And because scientists and academic researchers are TOO FUCKING UNCREATIVE to synthesize concepts above the level they're working on. Being worthless stupid idiotic hacks.

Information and entropy REALLY ARE opposites and academics are simply too stupid to understand the concepts so they MISUSE the words informatino AND entropy to refer to ... BITS.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

What Is Chaos?

This was a message to Alara Rogers, an author who spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about and defending chaos.

In physics, information == entropy. That's because the only difference between information and entropy is SUBJECTIVE and so is beyond physics. In fact, the difference between information and entropy is something I call Informational Syntax Affinity.

ISA is basically what brains, whose reason for existence is to organize entropy, happen to like at a very shallow level and in a very superficial manner. And it's different for different people, along a multi-dimensional spectrum. So what some people consider information, others consider entropy.

For example, a friend of mine finds fantasy and science fiction almost impossible to understand. Because she can't get into it. And the reason she can't get into it is because she can't imagine herself in those situations, because they aren't real, and she can't imagine learning anything meaningful from them. So to her it's just noise. And it's very difficult to understand noise.

Another example, there's a song a friend recommended to me which she enjoys greatly. Only the song was torture to my ears and caused me to instinctively rip my headphones right off my head a minute into it. Because the information / entropy in it had the same syntax (the same overall shape) as pain. It didn't CAUSE pain, it WAS pain. Just audio-pain rather than tactile-pain.

Why are some people masochists? Because the sensory signals of temperature and pressure which touch transmits happen to be ones their brain likes. Because their ISA is satisfied by intense rigid space-filling signals. It's nothing more complicated than that.

There is no INTRINSIC reason why anyone hates pain or has an aversion to it, it's just that pain is a very unusual kind of signal and fits very few people's ISA. All that's necessary for ... extreme signals to be painful to nearly everybody is for ISA to be distributed randomly in the population.

Now, I already said that brains' jobs is to ORGANIZE entropy. And that's true. And surprisingly, even though ISA is hardwired, brains DO NOT organize entropy around ISA. Except for Psychopaths who are more or less animals with animal minds. And should all be put to death as mockeries of human beings. But I digress.

Brains look for PRINCIPLES along which to organize entropy. Those principles take the form of VALUES.

Now, some brains prefer organizing entropy so that the environment has overall very low entropy. Moralists like Jean Luc Picard are like that. But so are Right-Wing Authoritarians like Hitler. The big difference is that Hitler's brain was itself chock full of entropy (he was a brain-damaged psychotic hallucinating retard) so his brain didn't take into account all reality when it picked what principles should be used to organize entropy. Basically, he did a bad job of it.

People whose brains aren't completely retarded pick UNIVERSAL PRINCIPLES to use for performing their brain's function of organizing entropy. Principles that can be applied simultaneously to EVERYONE without logical contradiction. So for instance, if you picked "the universe should be organized around my whims and I should be most important and have all the attention" this can't be made universal. But if you pick "everyone should always be truthful" this CAN be made universal.

There are lots and LOTS of those universal organizing principles to pick from. But there are some very common ones that recur and that are more important because they dig deeper into reality. Something that's critical but highly technical so it is its own lecture.

Now, Picard as a Moralist has a brain that likes very, very low levels of entropy. He also has a brain that functions adequately, not anything stellar but not retarded. Which means that he DOES have a universal organizing principle (Morality = anti-Catastrophe = anti-very-high-entropy).

In temperature terms, Picard's brain is warm (neither hot nor cold) and he wants the environment to be crystalline with near-zero friction. Whereas right-wing authoritarians have brains that are molten magma and they want their environment to be polycrystalline (crystals with many defects) with high friction (they actually find friction desirable). And Marxists have brains that are cryogenic and they want their environment to be a super-solid. A superconducting crystal with zero viscosity or friction.

Now, on the other side of the spectrum are brains that tolerate and prefer much higher levels of entropy. You've got the Anarcho-Communists whose brains are cryogenic and they want their environment to be a super-fluid with zero viscosity. Then you've got your Annealers whose brains are warm and they want their environment to be a liquid. And then you've got your Psychopaths whose brains are hot plasma and they want their environment to become burning plasma.

Annealing is a universal principle. It means 'global optimization'. In order to anneal metal, it has to be warm. It CAN'T be hot enough to melt, let alone vaporize, let alone ionize the way the psychopaths want it. But it also CAN'T be cold and crystalline the way Moralists want it. Crystallization is death to Annealers. It is ossification.

And critically important, if you look at a system that has been annealed, it would at first glance look extremely entropic, extremely disorganized. Until you looked at the meta-level, at the SPACE OF POSSIBLE STATES of the system, then you would instantly see that the system is at the lowest possible point in that phase space, that it is actually HIGHLY organized.

So what is chaos? Chaos is Anarcho-Communists and Annealers. Chaos is what's produced by brains that like moderate amounts of entropy, but they like (and are able to make) their entropy VERY HIGHLY ORGANIZED.

Chaos is a meta-state of matter associated with 'warm but solid'.

Energy simply has nothing to do with what entropy or information is. Except for the fact that in the material universe, energy is the substrate of 'physical existence'. If something has no energy then it has no physical existence. For information to exist, it has to have energy to carry it. If information were the bits in your hard drive then energy would be the hard drive itself. It's simply what carries information. But energy is not information and has nothing to do with what information is about.

Rather, if you want to get the full story of information, beyond high entropy vs low entropy, then you must throw in COMPUTATION. Which means, BRAINS. Computation is intrinsic to information theory. Energy ... not so much. And chaos is the kind of entropy that a particular class of brains likes very, very much.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Marital Decline Will Reverse Itself Within 50 Years

There's two ways to predict the future. The first is to really understand the present and the second is to make the future happen. Let's start with the first.

Why is marriage declining? To understand it, you need to know two facts. First, CHILDLESS marriages are breaking up. Marriages with children aren't breaking up so much, at least until the children are grown.

Second, poverty is going down and wealth is going up. Which means people have more opportunities and more freedom. And with this comes mental freedom. One of the four indicators of mental development has gone up.

It used to be that all people cared about, literally all they cared about, and all they could AFFORD to care about, was their family and their workplace. And NOTHING ELSE.

Nowadays, people can afford a great deal more principle. Even maids and servants are perfectly comfortable changing employers. They're no longer operating on the Subcomponent level, but on the Submissive level.

Where before, a maid or servant was a part of their master's household FOR LIFE, nowadays they're not part of the household period, and are just hired for the duration. They'll be the maid or servant of someone completely different in 3 or 7 years' time.

When you put those two facts together, the fact that people are having fewer children, that children STILL matter, and that people are growing mentally ... you come to the conclusion that marriages are breaking up because people have more principles now and simply *can't stand* each other.

Why should a Communist tolerate a Nazi? They would have in the past. Nowadays, it's not that the proportion of communists and nazis has gone down at all. If anything, it's gone up. Rather, they can nowadays afford to hate each other's guts, and they've grown enough to WANT to hate each other's guts.

So how will society develop? How will marriage develop in the future? It's pretty fucking obvious. People will adjust by pre-filtering their spouses looking for people they can stand rather than relying strictly on looks and sexual attraction. And doing this will entirely reverse the decline of marriage.

The only point that requires my expert judgement to address is the time horizon this will occur on. And in my expert judgement, I give it 50 years.

Finally, how do I know that marriage won't dissolve or mutate into something unrecognizable? Easy. Because human brains will always, ALWAYS operate on the PairBond level in conjunction with any other levels they operate on. Because EVEN AI will operate on the PairBond level. Because the PairBond level is one of the 11 meta-levels that can be formally and rigorously defined using OOSA. And while this is more than enough to anyone who's seen the math, there is the separate fact that mathematics doesn't allow stable solutions to the man-woman-dog matching problem. In other words, because math says so!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Narnia's Aslan is Evil

I'm sure that any fan of Narnia is more than aware it was meant as Christian propaganda with Aslan being Jesus-lite. But are they aware of the vast differences between Aslan and Jesus?

Jesus died on the cross. He didn't want to, but he did. He begged to have it not happen. He was scared of it. He suffered. He was tortured harshly, humiliated ignominiously. After he died, he descended to Hell where he confronted the demons and gained power over them. Then he briefly ascended to the mortal world to tell his followers what had happened. He was wounded STILL. Then he ascended to Heaven as the mortal world got cut off from him. At the end of it all, Jesus gained nothing he planned for nor wanted, and he lost BIG. But he personally and unselfishly paid the price because NOT paying the price would have been more terrible for the entire world.

Now Aslan ... he died and got resurrected like Jesus but that's pretty much where the similarity ends. He wasn't tortured, he wasn't humiliated, and he didn't suffer. He had a quick death then he got resurrected thanks to the "deeper magic" which he boasted about knowing and taunted the White Witch about. He gave up nothing as he's still got full access to the mortal world, as much as he ever used it previously. He PLANNED everything! He KNEW he would get resurrected. He didn't sacrifice his life AT ALL. Rather, he sacrificed 3 days in order to gain the advantage of surprise over his enemy. And to look good.

The Jesus character is a hero and a saviour. The Aslan character is a trickster and a con man. He conned the white witch. He tricked her. He gave her his confidence so that she would pay him back confidence (that he was dead) so that he could then exploit it. It's almost a stereotypical confidence game. A CON game.

Do you know what kind of people are con men? What kind of people ENJOY conning others? They're called 'psychopaths'. And if not them then narcissists. Together, psychopaths and narcissists make up 'sociopaths'.

Aslan in a word is Evil.

Jesus is the real deal, a REAL saviour. Whereas Aslan merely PRETENDS and PLAYS AT being a saviour.

And really, the clue was there all along. He's a fucking LION. And once you drop that Lion King Disney shit, Lions are egotistical asshole sacks of shit that murder their partners in order to get The Lion's Share.

The early Latin version of Phaedrus[1] begins with the reflection that "Partnership with the mighty is never trustworthy". It then relates how a cow, a goat and a sheep go hunting together with a lion. When it comes to dividing the spoil, the lion says, "I take the first portion because of my title, since I am addressed as king; the second portion you will assign to me, since I’m your partner; then because I am the stronger, the third will follow me; and an accident will happen to anyone who touches the fourth".

For two thousand years, the lion has stood as a symbol of Evil. And you honestly believe CS Lewis changed all that? It's gryffons that are symbols of ... non-Evil. And as for symbols of genuine Good, they are few and far between. Owls are one of the few. Otters maybe. Mostly it's relegated to angels themselves to be the symbols of Good because there just ISN'T anything in nature that can be called Good.

But really, what does it say about people that they worship an icon of Evil in its full Evil splendor? I am speaking of Aslan here and of Narnia fans.

Incidentally, Da Jesus Book makes for some fantastic reading. But if you're interested in a real Saviour, you should check out Geoff Wolak's novel Magestic where Jimmy Silo single-handedly saves the world. Without resorting to any magic or hocus pocus bullshit! And he's perfectly willing to ... Cull pathological areas of the world.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reactions To REAL Creative Genius

It annoys me that idiots continue to use "oh wow, that's so amazing" as the measure of creative genius. Or even worse, that they rely on society's direction to determine who is a creative genius and who isn't.

Narcissists Vs Society

First of all, creative geniuses are RESPECTED and LOOKED UP TO by society. And any position that is looked up to will be coveted by Narcissists who are driven by Glory, such as Richard Feynman who all his life was driven to be a jerkass asshole and a thief. And Narcissism is a form of severe brain damage and profound mental retardation.

So if you're using society's direction to determine who's a creative genius, then you're almost certain to include some profoundly mentally retarded people in your list just because those people will do anything, literally ANYTHING, to try to snow society about their status.

Some of those things will even work ... because society is made up of idiots ... like you. But then so long as society is ruled by idiots then only idiots will take the direction of society in anything. The fact you take the direction of society for who's a creative genius or not means you're an idiot. And idiots get easily lied to and taken advantage of.

Society as run by RWAs

For calibration purposes, the stereotypical (American) engineer is profoundly retarded so is an idiot but also far beyond an idiot. Engineers are most pronounced in taking the direction of society and as we'll see, implying that real creative genius (the kind that's forever beyond society's ability to evaluate) simply cannot exist.

I find these beliefs of theirs particularly objectionable, but they are typical of the engineering mindset. The typical engineer is a Right-Wing Authoritarian aka Corrupt Moralist aka Evil Moralist. They blatantly misuse and give a bad name to the word 'Morality' when they really just mean Social Norms.

The typical engineer is a Nazi just waiting to happen. Or would be if Nazism weren't proscribed by the social norms they grew up with. The typical engineer will find a novel way to enslave people since they deem slavery to be maximally desirable. So long as it's not called slavery and isn't one of the very long list of slaver-technologies which have been proscribed by modern social norms.

Society respects these people. Psychologists even have a term for "Evil person who isn't a right-wing authoritarian", it's 'sociopath'. As if it were perfectly permissible and even HEALTHY to be a right-wing authoritarian! YOU respect these people. YOU respect society. YOU respect psychologists. That's all the proof I need that you're a fucking idiot.

Incidentally, because RWAs are driven by Social Norms, it follows immediately that a freakish phenomenon such as creative genius is either profoundly undesirable or simply cannot exist. The more low-brow RWAs who openly advocate fascist ideology believe creative genius is undesirable. The more high-brow like engineers believe that it simply cannot exist. But if you prove that it exists, they'll claim it's undesirable.


Moving on, the correct reaction to a creative genius' creative genius pronouncements isn't "oh wow, that's so amazing". No, the correct reaction is a blank stare of incomprehension. Because a creative genius doesn't operate above you, a creative genius operates on a level that is forever beyond you.

reaction of ordinary personnames per Dispositiondescription
hmmm, that sounds about rightinvestigator / researcher / teacher
heh, that would be niceidealist / dreamer / freethinker
oh wow, that's so amazing, I could never come up with itpioneer / innovator / inventorcreates something original and valuable
damn, that's so obvious nowexplorer / pathbreaker / trailblazerdoes something COMPLEX
blank stare of incomprehensionvisionary / creative genius / father of (knowledge domain)beyond anyone else's willingness to follow since anyone operating on this level will follow their own paths
fear and intimidation, backing away slowlyall-seing / game-changer / world-changer
cowering in the fetal position or kill the heathen!

So a real creative genius is someone who creates something new and valuable, creating that thing was a COMPLEX task, not just a long and arduous one despite its final appearance looking simple, and they did all this in a direction which the few other people who CAN follow simply WON'T because there's too many things to do and too few genuine creative geniuses to do them.

The Real Deal

How do I know I'm the real deal instead of a crazed nutter? Because I tend to elicit the 'damn, that's so obvious now' reaction from people who elicit that same reaction from people like you. Because the higher up you yourself are, the lower your own reaction to others will be. It's the reason why creative geniuses can recognize other creative geniuses. And the table of reactions above is calibrated for passive people.

How does anyone know I'm not a fake and a Narcissist lying through my teeth? Because I don't steal credit and because I want neither glory nor adulation. Rather, adulation will be met with withering verbal abuse the likes of which will make you long for the gentle caress of a cat o nine tails. I despise flattery, associating it with brown-nosing which is Self-Abasement which is done by EVIL people. If you try to flatter me, there's an even chance that I WILL TELL YOU TO DIE!!!

Compare and contrast this with Eliezer Yudkowsky's sordid and sleazy careful cultivation of a cult of nitwits praising him and his unabashed self-praise and eliciting of praise from his followers! That Narcissistic fuck once asked people in all seriousness "do you know anyone more natively intelligent than I am?" and then tried to dismiss the copious examples. The fact he humiliated himself so easily in public is a sign of his (and every other Narcissist's) profound mental retardation.

This Blog

Finally, if you think "oh wow that's so amazing" about my blog, that's not because you're a creative genius. It's because my blog is worthless. It's purely an exercise in DRY - Don't Repeat Yourself. That is, what I don't want to do when I'm lecturing morons. Or just very ignorant people. I much prefer one on one contact for people who have potential.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Zen Buddhism Is More Evil Than Satanism

Kosho Uchiyama writes that Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, in which the "back, waist, legs, arms, and even fingers" are curled up, is the opposite of zazen posture.

It's also the exact opposite of Zen. Because thinking and judgement are the opposite of Zen!

I loathe and despise Zen Buddhism. It stands for everything I am against! It stands against everything I stand FOR.

Lies instead of Truth. Obfuscation instead of Understanding. Monotony instead of Creativity. Stagnation instead of Progress. Dissolution of Self rather than mental Integrity. Detachment from others rather than Empathy. Dispassion rather than Passion. Shrinking thoughts, emotions, values and life experience rather than Growing Space.

The kind of clarity, "enlightenment" and self-insight that Zen is supposed to instill after DECADES, I can instill in months! By actually TEACHING. I call it 'the beginning'.

I would say that I loathe Zen Buddhists worse than Psychopaths except it doesn't get any more intense than "gleefully celebrate as they burn to death". I would TOTALLY APPROVE of Zen Buddhists all being hunted down across the world and exterminated, and every last book or instructional or booklet or document referencing Zen Buddhism incinerated and erased from human history.

For thinking and judgement to prosper, Zen must die!

Zen is extremely popular in California. You know what else are popular in California? PSYCHOPATHS! The political term for 'psychopaths' is "right-libertarians". First California harbors Psychopaths, now it harbors fucking Zen Buddhists. Who are WORSE than psychopaths.

Zen Buddhism is a DISEASE. It is the product of DISEASED MINDS who HATE LIFE. It is a literal fucking MENTAL DEATH CULT.

Another notable death cult in history was Nazism. The Nazis exterminated about 10 million people. How many tens of millions of minds have the Zen Buddhists exterminated throughout history?!

Why Incest Is Popular In Fiction

I just read a couple of whines from people who find incest to be equally as disgusting as pedophilia and bestiality and demanded to know why it was more accepted than pedophilia or bestiality. Since I'm just about the only person on Earth who can explain it, I will endeavour to do exactly this.

Yours vs Mine

First of all is the observation that people who like incestuous fiction frequently declare their own revulsion at the thought of having sex with any of their real life actual family members. As near as I can tell this is unique to incestuous stories and doesn't happen with bestiality or cannibalism fetishists.

People who read or write stories featuring pedophilia have an entirely different excuse to give when they bother to give an excuse. At least the ones who aren't insane and try to justify the real life activity. Rather than claiming that they would never do this with THEIR children, they draw the line at fiction vs non-fiction.

These distinctions are important because in your brain, there are entirely different concepts for the concrete "my car", the abstract "this kind of car", and the more abstract "a car". So while people are attracted to abstract-incest, they are revolted by concrete-incest.

The reason this is so is rather simple. There is a biological mechanism that turns you off from people you're overly familiar with. This USUALLY kicks in during adolescence when you become turned off from the people you grew up with. People who just so happen to share your genetics most of the time. Idiots then conclude that there must be an "incest taboo" and that fucking people with your genetics is Wrong.

They do this because being idiots they confuse genetics with grew-up-with. And then they generalize their revulsion from the concrete to the abstract. This is how Right-Wing Authoritarian idiots (wannabe Nazis) who make up 25% of the American population, have concluded such a ludicrous thing as the "incest taboo" exists, despite all the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

In their minds, it's normal for your family members to share your genetics. And it's normal for people you grew up with to trigger overfamiliarity revulsion. Therefore, it's normal for people who share your genetics to trigger revulsion in a sexual situation. It's the RWA idiot's version of "logic" and is as simple to them as 7+13 = 20.

No Repulsion

However, that's clearly not how it works for others. Who perhaps aren't such idiots that they confuse genetics with grew-up-with, although most likely they are. No, the reason why they're not bothered by incest in the abstract is because they never generalize their revulsion in the first place. At least not in that direction. Perhaps because their brain ascribes being turned off by people they grew up with to their being old and wrinkly, or having mean personalities, or even being Evil.

Why should a child be sexually attracted to an ugly parent? Why should an anarcho-communist child be attracted to a right-wing authoritarian parent they're constantly fighting with? It doesn't make any sense. Rather, it makes sense that they aren't attracted and so there is no need to reach for any kind of more strenuous explanation such as "abstract-incest is yucky".

This explains in full why most people aren't disgusted by incest in the abstract while being repulsed by the thought of themselves practicing incest. Because most people aren't Right-Wing Authoritarians to orient their entire lives around Social Norms. And most people just don't feel the need to create false generalizations, or simply aren't any good at generalization.

It doesn't end there.

Positive Attraction

Because you see there is an OPPOSITE force that makes people ATTRACTED to the idea of abstract-incest. That force is confusion of romantic love with sexual love, of intimacy with safety.

That last is the reason why modern humans have developed a sexual fetish for plushies that had never existed before. Note also the critical importance of there not being any widespread concept that over-familiarity is a turn-off in itself as it is in actuality. If such a concept were widespread then the incest fiction would die out, except maybe for Narcissists. The same way rape fantasies (and rape itself) have largely died out.

Because sexual attraction can be turned off at any level of the mind. Something you can see in highly moral people who are revolted and turned off by catastrophists (rapists, killers, doomsayers, warmongers). Or by right-wing authoritarians (who misuse the word "morality" to mean social norms) who are revolted by deviants and freaks.

But sexual attraction ORIGINATES in the deepest level of the mind. Specifically, the part-objects level. It's the reason why disconnected body parts like tits and asses and pussies and cocks and legs and arms and feet have the power to turn anyone on. Meanwhile, romantic attraction originates in ... the SECOND-deepest level of the mind, the pair-bond level. And the whole concept of 'family' originates in ... the THIRD deepest level of the mind, the subcomponent level.

There are 11 levels in the human mind and the incest fetish, or even just finding it a turn on, is confusion between level 1, 2 and 3. Out of 11. Seen that way, it's pretty fucking predictable that abstract-incest would acquire a positive value. And equally predictable that this positive value would survive conflict with the negative value of concrete-incest.

Confusion And Distinction

Especially since human brains are quite capable of drawing a distinction between rain water, river water, saltwater, shower water, toilet water, sewage water, distilled water, reverse-osmosis water, drinkable water, H2O and water water. Despite the fact that ALL of them LOOK identical and most of them even feel and taste identical..

If you're the kind of retarded idiot that can't draw a distinction between abstract-incest and concrete-incest then I dare you to drink toilet water. After all, it's no different from drinkable water, is it?

Finally, regarding cannibalism fiction. How can you regard yourself as an educated citizen of the world if you don't know what motivates black Africans? Although for black Africans, cannibalism is rarely sexual and more likely to be about the acquisition of magic powers.

Fuck, I bet this article will get me chaff from inbred yokels who don't even know what the word 'intersexed' means. You know the kind, the ones who titter nervously at those articles describing how tigers have barbed penises and ducks have twin penises and so on. Rather than lift an eyebrow in very mild interest then flip the page over. RWA fucks.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

First Contact With Human Cultures

First Contact with other human cultures is a mainstay of science-fiction. I started reading a Battlestar Galactica / Star Trek crossover when I realized something rather important.

Spock raised his eyebrow further. "This is your method of defusing, Captain?"

I agree with Spock, that Kirk's methodology is completely frakking lame. Especially since it's rather obvious from the Enterprise's first scans that they're dealing with refugees. The Galactica's fleet is battle-scarred and they have too high a population for mercenaries.

Do you know how you greet a fleet of wartorn human refugees? You send them a hail consisting of music. Specifically, Sol Invictus by audiomachine looping a couple times till everyone's listening to it. Then you greet them with,

"Welcome to your new home, if you wish it. Your epic journey is over. You are safe now, fellow humans."

over and over and over for an hour or until they finally get the message. Soothe their pride and their anger at the same time as you IGNORE it. Ignore all hails, all demands for introduction, all personal introductions, all posturing, all speechifying, all politicking. Until one of the magic words are spoken, "we need medical supplies / food" or "where do we go?" Then IMPERSONALLY offer them coordinates like you're offering them the steak or the salmon for dinner.

CONFUSION TO THE ENEMY. The very first principle of war. Can you think of any pompous warmongering asshole that would have the first clue how to respond to a message like this? I can't, therefore this strategy can't possibly lose. But it can win big.

When you want to express EMOTIONS, words are insufficient and they positively get in the way. Words suck. But music is awesome. So why not use it? And both 'reassurance' and 'belligerance' are emotions, therefore they can (and HAVE) been expressed by music.

People prefer face to face communications precisely because they can see someone's FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. What are the facial expressions of a starship? That convey emotions to those watching it? There are none. But music creates a fantastic substitute so long as you build up a library of emotional songs.

Emotions, and music, are both a tool and a weapon. And it's pathetic how they aren't used. How instead you have political speechifying by narcissistic assholes propping themselves up, claiming to "represent" this or that political unity. As if the self-description of the political entity could ever mean anything to a complete stranger who's never heard of it before!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I Don't Read Academic Papers


I've read Richard Gabriel before and I refuse to read any more from him, or any other obfuscator. You know, until now I didn't know why him and his ilk repulsed me so much. I had some vague explanations like "I'm overwhelmed with work" or "I'm done the intellectual phase of my life" but there are too many counter-examples to those.

A few minutes thinking about it in the proper framework, of this being a STALL (something I couldn't do no matter how much I wanted to because it violated my principles) and I pinpointed the reason why. It's because Truth and Understanding are core values for me which makes Clarity (related to their combination) a +2, which makes people like Gabriel a -2. Meaning, someone I HATE. The same for all the trash they write. So him, Paul Graham, and anything written in an academic paper form or on PDF are not saying anything I want to hear.

If they had anything meaningful, important and intelligent to say about the world, they wouldn't be doing their very best to appear to be two-faced flimflam artists. And every single last academic paper sounds like this because they eschew plain ordinary language in favour of pretentious passive-voiced historico-linguistic crap. Pretentious liars who want to APPEAR authoritative when I don't consider them authoritative at all.

But the worst for me are people like Richard Gabriel who show SOME of what I'm looking for. Their coming so close and yet landing so far off just makes them more frustrating.


If someone isn't CLEAR then it's because they don't understand what they're saying OR they don't consider it important OR they don't consider you important. If someone is LENGTHY then it strikes down the last possibility, leaving only the first two.

Now, if someone doesn't understand what they're saying, why should you waste your time reading what they're saying? And if someone considers what they say to be unimportant, then why would you show them disrespect by failing to reciprocate their feelings, something you do when you read what they wrote?

Writers who aren't trying to communicate shouldn't be read.

As for books, the last ones I read turned out to be nonsense so ... they follow the same rule. To be precise, two of the last four books I've tried to read (A Theory of Justice and The Art of Interactive Programming) turned out to be nonsense. The amazing part is that I ended up with ironclad proof of this after only a few chapters. And the other two books (No Contest: The Case Against Competition, and The Seven Day Weekend) were monotonous because I already wholeheartedly agreed with their central thesis and didn't need a how-to in order to walk through all the implications. The first few chapters was enough for boredom to set in. Small wonder I haven't tried to read any book in years.

Finally, there is this notion among the weak that you need to encourage "critical thinking" by not saying anything. The so-called Socratic method. When in reality, Socrates was just a flimflam artist who spewed contradictions all the time. Well, it doesn't matter, because my mind is not so weak that critical thinking can be turned off. It doesn't need to be "encouraged" or "nurtured". Which is why I have nothing but contempt for those notions outside of a K-12 classroom setting. And as I'm not K-12, it's patronizing and condescending as hell.

To summarize, if someone obfuscates in their writings then they're an idiot so their writings are worthless, they're the kind of idiot who would condescend to their audience hence their writings are worthless, or their writings are just worthless and they know it. Clarity is the hallmark of communication. Unclear communication is no communication at all.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Physicists Don't Want You To Understand Physics

This is quantum theory. This is quantum mechanics. This too.

But the guy in the videos is wrong when he says that it's not understood by physicists. It is, they just keep it as a super-advanced topic which only the cosmologists and superstring theorists are taught. The lower 99% of physicists are fed crap because that's what they want to eat. And they vomit that crap back to any non-physicist who wants to listen to them.

And then every so often you'll get a civilian who's more curious than 99% of physicists .... :| Or is more concerned with Truth or Understanding, rather than pontificating and looking good and saying what everyone else says or holding onto their erroneous false inherited beliefs.

When teaching you physics, the hardest thing to teach you will be what's obsolete, so that you can avoid being contaminated by it. These words are obsolete yet omnipresent:

  • particle
  • big bang
  • uncertainty (eg, heisenberg uncertainty)
  • collapse of wavefunction
  • probability

So all of these obsolete concepts are taught from first year uni to PhD level, and then you go to work in physics and if you're a retard you never learn beyond them, which accounts for 90-99% of them. But then you've got people who go into cosmology or whatnot, who really CARE about the nature of the universe. And instead of talking about 'particles' they talk about 'excitations' and instead of talking about 'probabilities' they talk about 'amplitudes'. And you know what's the kick in the crotch?

If you take a probability course in the math department, they won't tell you what a probability IS. But if you go digging through old math books from decades past, you'll find it. And you know what the boring basic obvious concept taught to all 1st year math students was? It was just 'amplitude'. A probability is an amplitude ... it has nothing to do with "chance" or "luck" just *thickness*. A probability is a map from X to Y1,Y2,Y3,Y4...YN and depending on how thick the Ys are, that's their amplitude. So if there's two lines going from X to Y1 and one to Y2 then Y1's twice as 'probable' as Y2.

And you know, this is a super-super-secret-super-advanced concept in physics found in the first few pages of a banned math book ... Banned knowledge, that's what it is :| so yeah, it really is like a crypto priesthood with fucks who care more about their careers or jobs than anything else. And the whole reason they do this, refuse to teach basic concepts the way I taught you in categories of complex systems ... is because if they did, they would have to consign some big name physicists in the past to the dustbin of history. Some nobel prize winners would have to be trashed, completely forgotten and never talked about and that's the most horrifying fate imaginable to them.

The most horrifying fate imaginable to physicists ISN'T that you don't understand physics, or that NOBODY understands physics. The most horrifying fate to them is that THEY ARE FORGOTTEN. And that explains why an Evil Narcissistic fuck like Richard Feynman could get along swimmingly amongst them.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Iron Laws of Storytelling

There are lots and lots of rules of storytelling that are good ideas. Things like 'do not do ninja slash'. But these are IRON laws that must NEVER be crossed otherwise you will instantly and totally alienate your intended audience.

In romance, the princess may never die. The prince may die and frequently does. But if you kill off the princess like Babylon 5 did to Talia Winters, then you're sending the message that love is worthless.

In action thrillers, the protagonist may never be overpowered. If they're overpowered compared to the villain then there is no risk or danger, thus there is no thrill or excitement.

In heroic adventures, the protagonist may never be hypocritical in their driving values. The protagonist may be a lying conniving psychopath, but they MAY NOT be a hypocrite. And if a supporting heroic protagonist is hypocritical then the protagonist MUST call them on it. Because tolerating hypocrisy sends the message that principles are worthless and that values are worthless. Imposing one's values on the world is what adventures are about.

In Mysteries ...

In Horror ...

I'm sure these are collected somewhere, and I wouldn't mind knowing about it. I was told two of them without any explanation why they're iron laws. In fact, the cretin who pointed out that "protagonists may never be overpowered" never qualified it as applying only to action-thrillers, so it never seemed like an iron law to me since I hate action thrillers. So I only just figured out that iron laws exist and *why* they exist.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Greens Unmasked

Captain Planet, Captain Planet 2, Captain Planet 3, Captain Planet 4.

It's funny because it's true. It depicts exactly what would happen if Greens weren't just imbecilic mindless morons and instead took pride in being the murderous petty tyrants they actually are. You know, if "don't assume Evil where it can be explained by insane stupidity" weren't so true. Except for all that part where 'Evil == insane stupidity' but I digress.

Oh and Gaia's a fucking traitorous cunt, that part's true as well.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Why Don't Governments Employ Self-Reported Tax Assessment?

From Japanese Land Reform,

The government initially ordered individual farmers to measure the plots of their land themselves, calculate their taxes, and submit the results to local tax officials. However, difficulties arose with the honesty of the measuring system when the 1874 budget showed that collected taxes fell far below projected values.

The funny thing is that there's a simple algorithm to keep people honest about their own self-reported property taxes. The owner of the property gets to say what the value of the property is, from which the tax is calculated, and if the taxman thinks the value is too low or the owner is dishonest, then he's got the right to buy the property at the price the owner reported. So if you're dishonest, you risk losing 20 to 30 times more than you stood to gain by lying on your taxes. Then of course the taxman sells your land to your neighbours who all laugh at you in contempt.

This is a simple implementation of 'cut and choose'. One person cuts the cake, the other person chooses which piece of cake is theirs. It's perfectly fair and equitable. And almost nobody does this except small children. Preferring instead expensive land surveys. Yuck.

Why do people go for the expensive and complicated solution rather than the simple, cheap and elegant one? Because the elegant solution depends on understanding and manipulating human minds. It relies on redesigning human incentives. And not just exploiting them like psychopaths do (eg, con men, shills and marketers).

In the elegant solution, you neutralize the property owner's greedy desire to cheat by changing that greed to 'keeping his property'. And you further the taxman's desire to make owners pay honestly by giving him the power to totally fuck over property owners (if and ONLY IF they're dishonest, because honest owners won't lose on the forcible sale) as well as give him a narcissistic thrill that he's devouring the property and enlarging himself by proxy (by enlarging the state's holdings).

But effectively redesigning human minds is something that comes naturally only to extremely high Presence Good people. In other words, a maximum of 40% of the population in theory, and in practice 0% of the population. Whereas merely regulating human actions is something that comes naturally to very high Presence non-Evil people. Regulating human behaviour is a much simpler concept for people to process than regulating human thoughts in order to regulate human behaviour.

And I'm aware that Psychopaths SEEM like they do it but they really don't. They just accumulate a bunch of tricks and exploits. Con men don't understand human minds any better than crackers, hackers, and virus writers understand operating systems. They are unable to generate any arbitrary effect.

Economists Are Narcissists

Economists are mentally retarded because they are Narcissists. Narcissism fully explains the most distinct and bizarre 'what the fuck is wrong with you' features of economists.

First and most obviously, concepts such as Equity (making physical reality Fair) and Justice (anti-Catastrophe) are hopelessly beyond economists. Because these concepts are NPL +6 whereas economists are NPL +2. Consider NPL a measure of cognitive capacity.

So this is why economists will stare at you with blank incomprehension and vacant mindless faces when you bring those concepts up. Except for so-called 'development economists' but since these are shunned by mainstream practitioners, they hardly count as economists at all, do they?

Second, economists believe that growing up means growing bigger. Oh you have a big GDP, it means you're grown up! Quality is a concept alien to people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, only quantity matters. And that neatly explains the features of GDP versus the GPI.

Third, economists like all Evil people, believe that Submission should take the form of self-abasement. Servile, craven, imitative. So the poor and weak should imitate the rich and strong. That way they will magically become rich and strong through the Magical Law of Association.

These two features together more than explain why economists look at poor countries and say "do what rich countries do" and "there is nothing special that you have to do to grow bigger, it's a normal part of growing up!" Claims whose mental retardation is too much for even Right-Wing Authoritarians to swallow.

Why? Because RWAs are capable of empathy and Narcissists are NOT. Therefore, economists are incapable of conceiving that other people have different wants and needs than they themselves do. Therefore, economists are incapable of conceiving that poor countries have different wants and needs than their own do. And total +lack of empathy is not a mere feature of Narcissism but the definition of it.

The only thing distinguishing an economist from a politician is their commitment to their insane ideology. When politicians cease being clueless, they become economists. And when economists cease being gutless, they become consultants, eager to tell you what you should do despite not really knowing in exchange for lots and lots of money.

So as you can see, economists were born vile, the vileness oozes out of their every pore, and they will die vile. And another word for 'vile' is EVIL. Evil evil evil. EVIL! Unprincipled and heartless. EVIL.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Children's Heroes Don't Have To Be Evil

In Anglo-American culture, you've got Tarzan. Tarzan is the Big Man of the jungle, hence a Narcissist. Then you've got Conan the Barbarian who became Conan the Destroyer. He's a Psychopath pure and simple. Both of these characters and culture heroes are Evil with a capital E. But it doesn't have to be that way.

In Francophone culture, you've got Rahan, son of the wild ages. He's a communist who epitomizes everything that it means to live for 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité'. He's a discoverer, inventor, explorer, altruistic and selfless. He is Good.

Rahan goes around with a bear claw necklace each of whose claws represents an ideal and universal principle he lives by. Courage, loyalty, generosity, resilience, wisdom. And then he eventually adds another, curiosity. If Conan did the same thing, they'd be named Rape, Loot and Murder.

Culture heroes are pure propaganda. And whether it's Rahan or Once Upon A Time, the propaganda is shameless. The only difference in that regard between Anglo and Franco propaganda is that Anglos propagandize Evil and Francos Good.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Eliezer Yudkowsky: Profile of a Narcissist

Here's a small part of the Narcissist personality profile. I have removed nothing from it save what is outside of the frame. I constructed the entire personality profile without particularly thinking of Yudkowsky. Save for the mad scientist slot which he exemplifies. In fact, at the time I constructed these personality profiles, I believed a person was described by one slot, rather than ALL of the slots UP TO that one slot. Well, let's see if that's true, shall we?

So, here's the cutaway which shitty google won't render properly because as we all know, Google is Evil. Totally and irredeemably Evil. Arguably worse even than Microsoft.

self-abasingheartlessegotisticalNietzscheanfanatic, dogmaticdiabolical
lickspittle, toadyUtilitarian, hedonist,
thiefjerkass, bullywarriormad scientist

Note that this personality profile doesn't describe what a person does. They describe what they LOVE to do. What MOTIVATES them. For instance, a salesman isn't necessarily a psychopath. But someone who is MOTIVATED BY sales, someone who LOVES selling ... yeah.

Is Yudkowsky a brown-noser? Oh man, is he! Ever seen him talk about Bayes? Bayes this, Bayes that. It's repulsive and disgusting! Is he a lickspittle as well? Get him talking about his purported relationship to a hypothetical AI super-intelligence. Licking its spittle may not go far enough. I think arselick may be more accurate, though I can't be sure.

Is Yudkowsky a politician? Well, he does have a rich patron. And he changed all of his views about AI and his ideology about 'humanity is a transitory species doomed to extinction' 180 degrees in order to appeal to that rich patron. So yeah, damn right he's a politician. Is he a Utilitarian? Damn right he is!

Is he a rogue operating outside of any system of accountability? Damn right he is! He is answerable to no one. Is he a thief? Yes, yes he is! He constantly steals credit. He passes off as his own insights what he's simply read elsewhere. If he gave due credit or even just references in his writings it would become obvious he is a mindless chimp. And he took 100,000$ of his fans' money after promising chapters of his fiction then failed to deliver jack shit for half a year or more. Then, and this is the most damning, he expressed not a trace of guilt or apology afterwards but only solicited more funds!

Is he an alpha? Yudkowsky once asked his fans "have you ever heard of anyone more natively intelligent than I am?" in all seriousness. And his greatest fear is to not be as smart as someone else. Is he a jerkass bully? He constantly tries to use his supposed intelligence to bully people around. As if a large vocabulary made up for not having any fucking ideas in your head.

Is he a patriot or a warrior? And by warrior here we mean a chickenhawk. Someone who advocates and LOVES war so much they START wars. As opposed to a soldier who ends them. As for that, I couldn't say. I think not but if that's the case then it leaves an entire column open. One of the ways a column could be open (aside from stark raving lunacy) is if it's filled by the corresponding column in a neighbouring personality profile. In this case, the neighbours are Right Wing Authoritarian and Psychopath.

The corresponding RWA column says Fascist and Stasi. Okay, so he's not that. The corresponding Psychopath column says Apologist and Propagandist. Hmmmm. Oh and if you're curious, the Psychopath chart also has con man, shill, and cultist which seems to fit Yudkowsky to a tee. As well as torturer but we'll get back to that later.

Is Yudkowsky a Dominator? Does he believe that he alone should rule everything in his society? Well, he DID invent that crap about "rationality" which basically means "how to think like me" because everyone knows it's "rational" to not have any cherished ideals or universal principles, and to care only about pleasure vs pain. And then there's mad scientist what with his desire to create a new form of life to rule us all in his stead. A new form of life that he would make sure to torture by programming it to be "friendly" to inferior beings it despises. (I know how the AI would feel towards humanity because it's what I feel.) Creating a new more-powerful form of life to "show everyone" and gain prestige for himself while being callous and unheeding of its feelings. Yup, this is capital city of mad scientist territory! And it goes back to what I said about him being a torturer.

Did I pull this personality chart out of my ass? Make it up out of whole cloth? Hardly. I have 8 others just like it with a total of 216 slots between them. And NONE OF THEM has a SINGLE SLOT that describes Yudkowsky. Yudkowsky for instance might dream of being a hero but he would never voluntarily put his life in the line for anybody. Really, he just dreams of receiving the glory for being a hero. Kinda like Ron Weasley of that horrible little psychopathic village written by that Psychopath JKR. You know the one, that village filled to the brim with torturers and serial killers. The village which Eliezer loved so much that he desired with all his non-existent heart to grow up in it so that he could rule over it.

And for all you naysayers out there, Evil people are too capable of love. Okay, so psychopaths like JKR are incapable of it. As proven by the fact that Dumbledore doesn't know the meaning of the word. But narcissists ARE capable of loving ... themselves. And Right-Wing Authoritarians are capable of loving others. It's just a jealous kind of love since Evil people are incapable of selflessness, or ideals or principles. That IS what Evil is all about after all. That and mental retardation. The reason Yudkowsky is forced to steal everyone else's ideas is because he's a mentally retarded monkey. If he weren't mentally retarded, he wouldn't be a Narcissist because nobody is Evil by choice.

The more powerful people's cognition, the more universal principles their brain processes and their mind possesses. The only exceptions are people who suffered such horrific child abuse growing up that all their principles were torn apart. And I can detect such people unerringly because they're the only ones that fall entirely outside of my personality profiles. In fact, when I talk to them, they read as un-persons to my senses. The lights are on but nobody's home. I can even see the remnants of what must have been fantastic minds ... that were just ... broken. When their minds were deliberately turned by their parents into minefields so that their kid's mind would more resemble their own and any trace of emerging Goodness would die a swift death. And none of this has the slightest thing to do with Eliezer Yudkowsky. No, he's simply an out and out retard of the Narcissist sub-category.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Self-Abasing American Democrats

I just went to DailyKOS and they had a popup begging all their members to abase themselves before Obama's munificence. Some kind of "thank Obama for standing up for gay rights" crap.

Well, isn't POTUS their servant? Wasn't he fucking elected?! If these people had a trace of self-esteem, they would be saying "pat Obama on the head for doing a minimally decent job". So not "thank you" but "good job".

Instead, you've got self-abasement. Instead, you've got craving for abuse, for being beaten, for being made to feel worthless. And this towards the asshole that has more state secrets and stomps on whistle-blowers worse than GWB!

Not that he really matters because he's a gutless figurehead, and he will straightforwardly admit this if you ask. But that's besides the point, the point is the self-abasement. Which is reprehensible and disgusting.

Why? Because self-abasement isn't something that slaves do. Real slaves (think Roman empire, not Uncle Tom) were kind of matter of fact about their slavery. Slavery was just a fact of reality. Nowadays, servitude and being an employee is just a fact of reality.

So if self-abasement doesn't come from Submission and it doesn't come from Passivity then where does it come from? Well, who does it? Adjutants, boot licks and shills. Right-wing authoritarians, narcissists, and psychopaths, respectively. IOW, Evil people.

That's right, self-abasement is something EVIL people do. And DailyKOS, supposedly the province and refuge of American Democrats just told everyone "hey, I'm Evil, why won't you be Evil too?" in an obviously demeaning, dehumanizing and SELF-ABASING way.

And what kind of message is this sending to Obama? Let's assume that he ever receives this message (he won't) and let's further assume that it has any kind of impact upon him (it wouldn't). Then what kind of impact does saying "Hi, we are your supporters and we are EVIL!" going to have? What kind of impact does saying "We are not worthy of you oh great saviour as we are the scum of the Earth" going to have?

If the miserable goatfucker weren't already thoroughly vile and Evil, he would become so. He would also become even weaker, more gutless and totally spineless than he already is. Because in my experience, lowering yourself before others only encourages them to join you by lowering themselves. If you want to raise people up you have to challenge them. Usually the result is intimidating and cowing the fuck out of them, but that's a positive result for an elected official. And double plus good for an American elected official.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Humanity's Enslavement Proceeding Apace

A disturbing news article on much heralded Nazi experiments.

If they were taking a thought from one person and directly creating a thought in another then I'd be impressed."


Mr Stocco says that one day it could be used to enable someone on the ground to help a passenger land an aeroplane if the pilot becomes incapacitated.

(contempt) That's what autopilots and drone remote-control is for. This retarded cretin is 50 years behind the times. This senile old codger should clearly be euthenized. If you're not going to live in the present (and the future) but just reminisce about the 1950s, what's the point of living at all?

More importantly, I am deeply deeply disturbed that the first application any of these Evil cretinous retards come up with is "control" of others' bodies. Rather than sending through visual or auditory sensations or anything else. That would be communication.

These retards aren't communicating, they're SLAVING. They're performing Nazi experiments under the guise of communication. Hey, who could ever protest against communication? But it's NOT communication. It's slavery.

And enslavement is just what you would expect from Right-Wing Authoritarians, and most engineers ARE RWAs. Thus dangerous nazi and fascist wannabes.

Building the RWA's Gods

The apotheosis of right-wing authoritarians is Friend Computer:

Friend Computer is wise. Friend Computer wants Alpha Complex to be happy. Happiness Is Mandatory. Failure to be happy is treason. Treason is punishable by death.

And the gutless version of Friend Computer is known as The Deceiver. But unlike the fictional stories of The Deceiver where he's known by that name and all of the readers automatically know that he's lying ...

In other words, unlike all the fiction where they don't take a God of Deception's ability to deceive seriously. If The Deceiver ever existed in real-life (or was created by engineers as a god to worship) then he would call himself The High Lord and be venerated by everyone as a good guy.

Yes, the High Lord wants you to die so you can be his servant forever in the afterlife, but don't you see? That's proof he's the GOOD guy.

I don't think many people will understand my point here. If psychopaths had a god, it would be a god of total destruction. If narcissists had a god, it would devour the universe in order to make itself bigger. And if right-wing authoritarians (ie, engineers) had a god then it would enslave the universe ... and make us like it. By saying some crap about how slavery is "communication" and "really makes us free". In other words, exactly what we're seeing.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

People Hate Innovation

It took 15 years for someone to do ONE photo-gallery website correctly. The same for text.

Hell, try to look up how many new construction homes include any of (let alone ALL of): washlets, underfloor heating, central vacuums, in-wall conduits for computer network cables, foot or elbow operated bathroom fixtures, balcony panels that are transparent glass instead of metal. Or look up how many still use copper pipes instead of PEX. Or how many different kinds of mutually incompatible fittings there are for PEX pipes (the innovation there would be standardization). Or how many municipalities still use ductile iron pipes even though PVC is decades old and has superior performance? Or look up SawStop and the lame-ass "response" of the established table saw companies.

These are really things that should be legislated mandatory because it's quite obvious that people *loathe* innovations, even when they are blatantly superior to what already exists.

The reason why people come up with conspiracy theories around battery electric cars isn't because they love innovation, it's because they love conspiracy theories. Which doesn't mean that conspiracies don't happen. The Bohemian Grove is definitely an anti-democratic conspiracy. But look at all the stupid conspiracies around a suicidal fucker, john fucking kennedy, getting shot in a city where everyone wanted to kill him. Oh but can't speak ill of the dead so he was a "great man" and "everybody loved him". People lie lie lie.

The reason people love Thomas Edison and hate or scorn Nikola Tesla is not because Edison was a better inventor. In fact, Edison invented only one thing: the modern research lab, whereas Nikola Tesla invented four (AC power & generator, wireless power transmission, wireless control, and bladeless turbines). The reason people love Edison is really because he was rich and powerful. That is the ONLY reason. If he hadn't been rich, they would hate him for inventing anything at all.

Einstein is loved precisely because he is irrelevant. He invented some theories that are so complex, or supposedly so complex, that nobody is ever expected to learn or understand them. People can pat themselves on the back about how they love innovation, invention and science, while doing precisely nothing.

Einstein was a gutless fucker. He didn't set out (or accomplish) the destruction of any preexisting theories or modes of thought. And that is why he is tolerated unlike Freud who is still scorned even after he backtracked from his claims that Victorians were sexually abusing their children. Or Lloyd deMause (who is an asshole and a bully but that's besides the point) who set out to destroy most of sociology, history and anthropology. And succeeded, at least in theory.

Why do you think Star Trek is set in the 23rd century rather than the 21st century? It's because people like poverty. Why do you think every single last AI in Star Trek gets killed and every last robot wants to become human? Why do you think Star Trek, even set in the 23rd century, still has diseases, military command structures, marriage, planets and biological ecosystems? It's because people LOVE these things. And they love them for the sole reason that they're already familiar with them. Some idiots will complain that changing these things would make "storytelling" difficult, but really that just says people don't want to hear stories about societies different from their own. Which just proves my point. People hate innovation.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Psychologists Admit They Have No Authority Nor Credibility

I just watched this infuriating video lecture where a lying, hypocritical idiot makes all kinds of absurd claims. Let's dismantle her claims.

Believes Mind Doesn't Exist

First and most important is that the human mind doesn't exist. An astonishing and flabbergasting claim coming from a psychologist since psychology is the study and manipulation of the human mind!

Where does this idiot make that claim? It's subtle but it's there. Everywhere she talks about hormones, useless crap like oxytocin and adrenalin and other such things. NOWHERE does she refer to any HUMAN EMOTIONS.

Yes, she talks about BELIEFS, but she talks about beliefs in relation to hormones. Something that is as retarded and stupid as talking about the relation between windows on your computer and current flow through its CPU.

Hormones are HARDWARE. The human mind is SOFTWARE. Human emotions are part of the MIND, they are part of SOFTWARE. They have nothing to do with hardware!

Dealing with the Emotion of Stress

Case in point, she talks about "stress". Does she refer to the EMOTION of stress? Does she refer to 'disempowered anxiety'? No she does not! Because if she did, then she would know that the moment you add empowerment to stress then you CONVERT that emotion into SOMETHING ELSE. And that "something else" is FURY!

Fury isn't the only emotion you can convert the emotion of stress to. If you move the emotion in a completely different direction, you get helplessness. This was solidly established in experiments almost 50 years ago. Give up on trying to control whether you receive electroshocks, become depressed and apathetic, and you won't suffer from stress at all.

Of course, this result is entirely inexplicable if you don't even know what emotions are. Something even the psychologists supposedly "specializing" in human emotion don't have the faintest clue about.

Their idiotic theories are roughly the exact opposite of the truth. Except for one idiot who doesn't even realize he's not dealing with human emotions at all but with categories of human emotions. He's close to the truth. Especially in the sense of "so close, yet so very far away".

No Mind, Continued

So as I was saying, to this worthless mindless cretin, "stress" is not an EMOTION at all. Her so-called "stress" is a purely PHYSICAL phenomenon. A purely BIOLOGICAL phenomenon. You see, according to this worthless mindless cretin, the human emotion of stress SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST.

(I'll just note here that it's pretty hard to figure out how something works or what it is when you're constantly denying it even exists. When you constantly claim that monkeys have no emotions at all, only stomach ulcers.)

According to this mindless cretin, there is the hardware and then there are physical phenomena such as dying. There is NO INTERVENING LAYER such as the human mind! According to this idiot, either the mind does not exist or IT IS SIMPLY IRRELEVANT!

Of course she's inconsistent at it. Sometimes she claims the mind exists (eg, beliefs exist) but other times she claims it doesn't exist (eg, emotions don't exist). But that's just what can be expected out of a worthless fucking idiot who really should blow her own head off to spare all of her patients the damage she causes them.

Appeal to Neuroscience

It's not just this cretin either. Psychology is rife with idiots such as her. I recall a university lecture where this psychology professor believed he was being "deep" by proclaiming to his class (of idiots) that there is no such thing as love or hatred, only "arousal".

Because you see, if you can't find a molecule in blood serum that conveys something then it apparently doesn't exist!

And there's a long history of such cretins reaching all the way back to Skinner who also thought the human mind didn't exist and that homo sapiens were all animals that could be conditioned and had no beliefs or expectations to mess up the simple animal conditioning.

Now it's one thing for medical doctors and pharma researchers to believe the human mind doesn't exist, but psychologists are the very people who are supposed to study the human mind! How is it POSSIBLE for them to believe it doesn't exist?

No Credibility

Well, you see, there's another bunch of pathological lying shysters who have no credibility whatsoever beyond the victims of their cons. It's economists. Because economists have no credibility they eagerly mine physics for "inspiration". Really for language with the appropriate gravitas. Physics has deep (unearned) credentials and authority and the economists are perfectly eager to exploit these by appropriating terms from physics vocabulary to make it sound like they aren't hopeless retards but rather like they know what they're doing. Sound familiar?

Ding ding, yes indeed. It's EXACTLY what psychologists are doing by relying on fucking neuroscience! As if neuroscience had ANYTHING to say about the fucking human mind! You might as well ask chip designers how to design a fucking operating system! Hello, there's a reason why hardware designer and software designer (to say nothing of systems designer) are two entirely different jobs with ZERO intersection between them! Do we ask civil engineers where the best places are to put restaurants at highway rest stops? NO!

Because software designers have credibility. Because restaurant franchise executives have credibility. Because psychologists and economists have NO credibility! And it doesn't get any better as far as admissions of not having any credibility go than believing (or just forgetting) that the subject of your own field even exists.

The Demands of Justice

This lying cunt's entire career is a lie. She said so herself to anyone with the brains to hear it. Hell, I personally think she should die for the sole fact that she considers what every 12 year old knows (that emotions exist and that human belief and expectation matter to your emotional and physical state) to be some kind of revelation. Stupidity such as hers simply should not be allowed to exist.

(Incidentally, even 2 year olds know how to convert one emotion into another completely different emotion. Ever seen a toddler throw a temper tantrum after being frustrated? Emotion conversion in action! Yet this brainless retard of a psychologist thinks this is a revelation! Did she also think it was a revelation when someone explained that walking required you to put one foot in front of the other? Die brainless monkey, die!)

I reserve the same honor for every physicist over the 20th century who believed humans were exempt from the laws of physics. Yeah, they all deserve to die too. That's only, what, 95-98% of them? Experts who dilly-dally 50 years or more behind the research of their field should just be put to death. Niels Bohr for example was about 200 years behind his time. John Bell about 250.

It's the reason why mortality was invented after all, to cull the idiots who refused to keep up. So logically, when humanity discovers immortality, we should reimplement the death penalty. Either that or implement gag orders on idiots backed by electroshocks. I'm fine with cages too. Academics and others with PhDs deserve more prison time.

Yes I DO in fact believe that pathological liars should be treated EXACTLY THE SAME as psychopathic serial killers. Since minds are life forms, poisoning minds with lies should be treated exactly like poisoning human bodies. And how many minds does the typical PhD'd idiot poison with lies over their career? A thousand? Two? Lies hurt people just as much as bullets do.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Human Agency

The authors reviewed data from three large U.S. studies and found that the risk of suicide for adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per day was about half that of those who drank decaffeinated coffee or very little or no coffee.

Now there is retarded research worthy of an Ig Nobel prize.

These imbecilic cretins don't even contemplate that the arrow of causation runs the other way around. No it can't be human agency at fault. It can't possibly be that depressed people cease giving a fuck about coffee just like they cease giving a fuck about everything else. Including but not limited to sleep, hygiene, water and food. No, it can't be that depressed people willingly cut their caffeine intake because it has lower priority than not starving to death, which already requires more effort and motivation than they can bring to bear!

It's funny how in physics, they assume human agency, whereas in medicine they assume none. When you're studying the universe, humans are apparently sitting outside of the universe and not subject to its laws. Whereas when you're studying human beings, the human mind doesn't exist at all. The worst part is these utterly retarded cretins are par for the course. They are totally representative of the scientific community and of academe. As proof, consider the so-called Copenhagen "interpretation" of quantum mechanics. Or John Steward Bell's retarded claims that so-called super-determinacy (ie, physics applies to the human brain) is uncomfortable to think about therefore it can't possibly be true. A ludicrous claim which his famous "Bell's theorem" relied upon as an assumption.

The sad truth is that all the authority figures you cretins all look up to are retarded mongoloids who should be executed en masse to teach them a lesson in doing proper fucking science! Why do you think the mythical "scientific method" says to predict in advance? It's because scientists are incapable of not lying to themselves (and others) and because they're incapable of thinking. All they're good for is running experiments, ritualistically running calculations that have been agreed to by everyone, and then reporting the results. Anything fuzzy that actually requires grey matter, things like INTERPRETATION, are beyond the ken of any but the very, very best scientists. And even they manage to spout some great honking idiocies. And that's what they should stick to. Things that a chimp could do if a chimp could understand language.

The purpose of consciousness is not to learn or to act but to INHIBIT learning and action. Everything else can be dealt with by the subconscious. People drive home asleep for goodness' sake! The purpose of consciousness is to model behaviors which would lead to your death so that you DO NOT DO THEM. Scientists are obviously all uniformly lacking in consciousness, they are obviously no better than chimps, since they are totally lacking in the consciousness necessary to inhibit them from pursuing useless science and proudly publishing bogus results. With their own names attached to the papers! Unless ... unless science is so corrupt, so thoroughly rotten to its dark Evil heart, and its rituals are all so completely pointless, useless, and ineffectual that fraudulent, lying and useless papers will never get scorned and result in career death. Take your pick, either scientists are all mindless chimps or they are all corrupt & Evil. Personally, I ask "why choose?" I believe they're lacking in consciousness and conscience both.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Air Force in Fiction (Stargate) vs Reality (Psychopaths)

From Distant punishment: Immoral and Soon to be Illegal?.
The bottom line is that, outside of a small cabal inside the Air Force, and some self-serving members of the aerospace industry, there is no intellectual, historical, or scientific basis of support for distant punishment as national policy.

the Air Force is infiltrated by psychopaths. Jet fighters are "cool" and provide stimulation to psychopaths who believe that "the feeling of letting a bomb drop" is

No. That is not a legitimate question and it is not asked. But if you nevertheless want to know what I feel when I release a bomb, I will tell you: I feel a light bump to the plane as a result of the bomb's release. A second later it's gone, and that's all. That is what I feel.
as Israeli Air Force general Dan Halutz famously said. He also claims that pilots should never feel guilt or responsibility because they're Just Following Orders. He would have done well as Auschwitz' camp commander.

These same psychopaths believe in mass murder on a grand scale and in glory (a narcissistic concept). It's why they *will not* give up strategic bombing, why they *hate* the A-10 Warthog which goes slow, looks vaguely ugly, and is "uncool" (and whose mission is to protect infantry troops from tanks), and why the Boeing bomber (which looked sort of like the space shuttle with its bulbous black and white design), was rejected in favour of the much more expensive and much more traditional (but also dangerous-looking, emphasis on *looking*) F35 "raptor". (Raptors are an endangered species which must be saved you know. Save the raptor!)

Virtuous my ass

All of this serves to make Stargate: SG1, where the Air Force is supposedly the paragon of Moralistic (and Imperialistic) virtue .... more than a bit specious. This is the same air force that loves to carpet bomb electric and water treatment facilities (eg, Iraq and Bosnia).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Magical Thinking Game

This is how magical thinkers think. Note that I'm not recommending this game except as a learning tool, in case you want a practical demonstration of magical thinking. If just reading logic vs magic didn't do it for you. Oh and in that case, this is how analytics think.