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lol my college professor told us about that
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Let Natural Selection do its work. I think it's different pertaining to humans per se; meaning they won't die, but if they continue to be idiots all their life, they're not going to get very far.


That's kinda the problem, natural selection doesn't really apply to humans anymore. The idiots that have 12 different kids by 13 different baby daddys/mamas will soon outbreed everyone else and then we'll be forced to retreat to our underground sanctuaries, abandoning the surface, and allowing it and it's inhabitants to return to a primordial state.
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Bring on the Pythia (Delphi oracles) of Ancient Greece who "prophesied" the "words" of Apollo while high from ethylene or hydrocarbon.

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/the-oracle-of-delphi%E2%80%94was-she-really-stoned/

"In the lower chamber, where the oracle once spoke, no trace of the ancient structure remained. Even the archaeologists’ attempts to reach bedrock were frustrated as water filled the excavated areas."

That's so sad and unfortunate. I am not too knowledgable/great with history, but after reading that article, I just want to go explore those areas to take it all in and try to picture what it looked like back then.

"According to Plutarch, emissions of pneuma in the adyton were slight and unpredictable, leading to the decline of the oracle itself. He suggested that whatever produced the pneuma in the rock below the temple had become exhausted, or that the fissures in the rock had been blocked up in the 373 B.C. earthquake. The Delphic oracle never recovered its former prestige after this earthquake, even though the temple was rebuilt."

It's so crazy to know now that those gases/etc. were the reasons for it, but back then, these individuals were portrayed, well sometimes Godlike or again as an Oracle. Just so flipping ...amazing, intriguing, whatever to think about that. Time travel back to the past, play the dick and say "Yeahhhh, you are just huffing gas lady". (Not that I'd do that, just more of a funny take). Right when it was starting to be realized that the oracle was fading or their "powers" "sight" were, to think (another stupid comedic joke) I could go back into the past, throw her some cannabis, and the Oracle is right back at it!

" In a memorable simile, Plutarch compared Apollo to a musician, the Pythia to a lyre, and the pneuma to the musician’s uncanny ability to produce music by touching the instrument."

That is......utterly beautiful to think about/picture it that way.

"The oracle at Delphi was also consulted by non-mythical figures. In the sixth century B.C., King Croesus of Lydia, in western Anatolia, inquired whether he should attack King Cyrus of Persia. “If you attack,” replied the Pythia, “you will destroy a great kingdom.” Croesus attacked the Persians, suffered total defeat, and saw his kingdom absorbed into the Persian Empire. Croesus had destroyed a great kingdom—his own."

That is heavy. I must say thank you so much for linking that. It was an incredible read. A good portion of it is over my head because again, I'm not too great at history. I don't recall some of this that we learned in school because, well school wasn't my strong suit when I was a young kid. I'd sure love to go back now, and that's why I'm grateful for people like you and many other individuals online who shine the history to the rest of the world while expanding on it too because they have bright minds and just a different look on it which is what these things need sometimes.

To be a fly on the wall ...er...rocks?...back then would be all I'd need. I'd try to speak up, but I may be cast out fairly quickly lol.

I wish I knew how to divulge into more of the link, but as I said, I'm not too familiar with it, but it was again a wonderful read. It went right into my bookmarks.

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Seriously. I quit trying to quote someone. I failed at it again. I click the quote box next to someone's name, but sometimes it takes more with it than I want. I just try quoting someone so they get a notification to see I replied. Ugh.
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That's kinda the problem, natural selection doesn't really apply to humans anymore. The idiots that have 12 different kids by 13 different baby daddys/mamas will soon outbreed everyone else and then we'll be forced to retreat to our underground sanctuaries, abandoning the surface, and allowing it and it's inhabitants to return to a primordial state.

Sounds like a dumb movie script. Oh wait...
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mlchanges wrote:
That's kinda the problem, natural selection doesn't really apply to humans anymore. The idiots that have 12 different kids by 13 different baby daddys/mamas will soon outbreed everyone else and then we'll be forced to retreat to our underground sanctuaries, abandoning the surface, and allowing it and it's inhabitants to return to a primordial state.

Sounds like a dumb movie script. Oh wait...


Now I'm curious what movie? I was going for a bastardization of the Eloi/Morlock relationship from the "The Time Machine"
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Now I'm curious what movie? I was going for a bastardization of the Eloi/Morlock relationship from the "The Time Machine"

Idiocracy. I think it went straight to video, comedy central was showing it a few years ago iirc.
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that movie was pretty good lollll one of my fav scenes is when they bring out that giant truck that cant get past the hanger lol
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that movie was pretty good lollll one of my fav scenes is when they bring out that giant truck that cant get past the hanger lol

Mindless fun, but extra emphasis on mindless. Dildos, dildos everywhere.
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damn, I didn't see the whole movie cuz I only catched parts of it when it came on tv a few times...but ya whoa lol
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So... The way to deal with people you don't agree with... Is to shame them and judge them... And blame everything on "humanity"...

I totally see how this solves problems.

Losing hope helps no one, not even yourself. There are people who work hard every day to try and make the world a better place, combating problems much more serious than the trivial drivel you complain of. There are people who, in the face of war and death and starvation, still don't give up hope. Yet here we are, in our comfortable little bubbles, thinking we can whine about everyday assholes as the ultimate failing of the human race and condemn our entire species to failure.

I'm sorry if it sounds harsh, but please. Try to have some perspective.

If you want society to change, you can't just sit at your computer and rant about it. You have to do something about it. Anything. From your other post, it seems that you have started to become disenchanted with the idea of positive change. I'm sorry you feel that way, and I hope that one day, you can regain that vigor for life that you once had and realize that it isn't quite as bad as it seems.
Posted 5/9/14

mlchanges wrote:

That's kinda the problem, natural selection doesn't really apply to humans anymore. The idiots that have 12 different kids by 13 different baby daddys/mamas will soon outbreed everyone else and then we'll be forced to retreat to our underground sanctuaries, abandoning the surface, and allowing it and it's inhabitants to return to a primordial state.


Oh jeez, I forgot to take in consideration that... It doesn't matter if they don't get very far in life, it matters if they're the dominant ones in our species, because there are more and more of them. Maybe we really are doomed.
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So... The way to deal with people you don't agree with... Is to shame them and judge them... And blame everything on "humanity"...

I totally see how this solves problems.

Losing hope helps no one, not even yourself. There are people who work hard every day to try and make the world a better place, combating problems much more serious than the trivial drivel you complain of. There are people who, in the face of war and death and starvation, still don't give up hope. Yet here we are, in our comfortable little bubbles, thinking we can whine about everyday assholes as the ultimate failing of the human race and condemn our entire species to failure.

I'm sorry if it sounds harsh, but please. Try to have some perspective.

If you want society to change, you can't just sit at your computer and rant about it. You have to do something about it. Anything. From your other post, it seems that you have started to become disenchanted with the idea of positive change. I'm sorry you feel that way, and I hope that one day, you can regain that vigor for life that you once had and realize that it isn't quite as bad as it seems.


I like you.
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to me, the "trivial drivel" is significant for me....

for example 9/11....I believe that it is a prime example of how society was ****in up....I remember anyone with a turban was being targeted...people on the radio were openly saying we should kill them all and do things such as bomb mecca

comparable to say, hitler trying to kill off the jews

one popular opinion can end up creating harsh consequences on a global scale

so compare that to a society of intelligible people who are just believing what they see on tv or hear from other unintelligible possible evil role models?

this is what bothers me
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to shame and to judge them is one way of seeing it

but to try to teach them their wrongdoings without violence to attempt to change their view of thinking is another way of wording it (or at least this is how I view it)
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