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Warren DeMontague

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It's blowin' you and me

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 07:33 PM (0 replies)

Shirley MacLaine has no clue what she's talking about. Utahraptor, on the other hand, GETS IT.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 09:51 PM (0 replies)

Worst. Hood Ornament. Ever.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 08:50 PM (0 replies)

"picture her with hair"

Okay, now what?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 02:42 AM (7 replies)

even better, I'm entitled to think "insidious and systematic objectification" is just what happens

to some people's hard-wired western religious sex-guilt when they filter lame-ass concepts like "lust is bad" through an overpriced sociology degree.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 01:41 AM (2 replies)

You take your username from a guy who settled arguments by jamming his finger into peoples' eyes

People in fucking glass houses, and whatnot.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:28 AM (1 replies)

Here is how I interpret the broad religious warnings against "graven images" and why

They are a classic example of how religion, as practiced by humans, tends to get fundamental concepts wildly, spectacularly, disasterously wrong.

I believe the original messaging- which turns up in many religions, including the western monotheisms- was specifically intended to communicate the idea that "God" the concept was too big, broad, and ineffable to be contained in a word, a symbol, a picture.

More widely the intent, the deep intent, is hopefully to get people to grok that ALL their language, their symbolic abstractions, while undeniably useful tools, are just that- a necessarily limited and limiting fascimile of the real "thing", which which exists above, beyond, and outside of language.

The point is that no map will ever perfectly reflect the territory. So as long as you remember that you are dealing with a map, and not the actual thing itself, you're fine.

Religion, of course, misinterprets this to "kill everyone who makes maps"
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:45 PM (0 replies)

Bullshit.

That's Pat Buchanan in a wig, is who that is.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:39 PM (4 replies)

Except, NASA is not suggesting sending astronauts to Mars just in the Orion capsule.

The capsule willl be an important part of the mission, but other habitation and shielding requirements will clearly need to be met.

And remember, no one is talking about going next week.

But to imply that this is all some huge deliberate waste of time and money, or that somehow no one has thought of the issues you bring up, is wildly disingenuous.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Space_Habitat
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Dec 7, 2014, 03:53 AM (1 replies)

He covered his face but not his license plate.

Not the brightest Wizard at Hogwarts.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:21 PM (1 replies)
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