Discover that the technology of the ancient Greeks, just before the end of the ancient world, was shockingly similar to the beginning of our modern technology. by Panzerfaust in technology

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But then an Abrahamic religion stuck itself onto Neoplatonism and so goodbye to Antikythera mechanisms, etc. and hello to dogmatic superstition, obscurantism, and the eventual destruction of all advanced (thus mysterious) mechanisms, which came to be viewed as magical/satanic.

Gorilla Glue Girl's GoFundMe LOCKED and probed for ‘fraud’ after stunt claim by scrubking in corruption

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You know you live in an idiocracy when you can get funded for being a moron.

Dan Crenshaw has created a handy-dandy list of conservative principles. In it, he simply and clearly articulates principles that are the antithesis of the madness the Biden administration and the rest of the Democrat party crew are imposing on our nation. by Chipit in politics

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Do socialists and communists move to stamp out religion to avoid ... order?

Are there are no ... laws once socialists and communists come to power?

Really!

Remember what it said:

  1. You can't have freedom without order, order without law, law without morality, morality without religion, or religion without God.

If you seriously believe that laws cannot possibly exist unless there's some absolute 'one true' sky-dictator deity to command them, what do you then make of all the laws that have in fact existed in all human societies secular or not?

Do they exist?

Dan Crenshaw has created a handy-dandy list of conservative principles. In it, he simply and clearly articulates principles that are the antithesis of the madness the Biden administration and the rest of the Democrat party crew are imposing on our nation. by Chipit in politics

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It's simply idiotic.

It was ok until:

  1. You can't have freedom without order, order without law, law without morality, morality without religion, or religion without God.

"You can't have freedom without order" ... or ... "You can't have morality without religion'?

Really!

These are demonstrably false statements.

4D Chess (22:23) ~ Larken Rose by JasonCarswell in politics

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Libertarian(?), Anarchist(?) ... Liberto-anarchist?

Norman Finkelstein slams 'crocodile tears' for Holocaust in defense of Palestinians by dontbuyanylogos in Antiwar

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Sure, if she's only referring to the suffering of Jewish Germans under the Nazis (which is very possible), then his rant does indeed address what she said.

Norman Finkelstein slams 'crocodile tears' for Holocaust in defense of Palestinians by dontbuyanylogos in Antiwar

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Did I say she 'asked a question'?

She made 'a statement'.

And that statement is that calling people "Nazis" is extremely offensive when certain people are German (not Jewish) ... "GERMAN"!

The reference of course is that it's actually the German people who "suffered under Nazi rule" (obviously since it was they who lived 'under Nazi rule') something that would for example result in the mass murder of Germans ... by the 'Allies' granted ... but, hey, when the 'Allies' were targeting and purposely mass murdering German civilians, women and children, they were doing so to 'get them Nazis' ... so it's perceived to also have been the Nazis' fault.

Norman Finkelstein slams 'crocodile tears' for Holocaust in defense of Palestinians by dontbuyanylogos in Antiwar

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Finkelstein doesn't seem to address what she said.

She's German ... and therefore upset by being called a Nazi.

What does his "holocaust Card" ad hominem rant (my Jewish parents, Auschwitz, etc.) have to do with her statement?

Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism by socks in Documentaries

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A problem today is not science of course (that's rather the solution to it), but it is 'scientists' that will disregard observation+reason in order to submit to some ideological (and non-scientific) heterodoxy.

By 'typology', I'm of course referring to its use in anthropology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typology_(anthropology).

Finally, would you agree that typology applies to humans or do you hold that it needs to be denied when humans are concerned?

edit: Hello? :D

Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism by socks in Documentaries

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"The misuse of science to promote racism is no longer just a sad relic of our history, it’s also an uncomfortable part of out present.”

It's rather the other way around.

It's science and scientific thinking that gives rise to typology. And it's unscientific careerism that makes many/most current 'scientists' (by name misnomer only) submit to woke dogmata denying the existence of human types. How else can we explain managing not to notice differences between human groups, nor similarities within them ... not being able to determine any types whatsoever when observing e.g. (pre-'diversification') European Swedes, African Pigmies, Australian aborigines, etc?

We seem to currently be going through a climate of oppression in enforcing an orthodoxy that's reminiscent of Galileo's plight ... but by use of more subtle 'soft power'.

'It's difficult for a man to understand something, when his salary depends on not understanding it'.

'E pur si muove'

Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism by socks in Documentaries

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The St Louis Fair had 'a darker side'? :)

In any case, that the St Louis Fair should show 'types of mankind from many continents' does say 'mankind', making it thus accurate.

And African 'Pigmies' did and do exist and so did 'Head-hunters' in South-East Asia. And Ainu men did grow tremendously long beards. And as for 'dog-eaters', they did and still exist today in East Asia.

Now, the issue with human zoos was exactly the same issue that still exists with animal zoos, namely the removal of beings from their environment, to move and place them in artificial settings to be gawked at. But that Anthropology mapped humans on a greyscale from primitive to civilized is not crazy considering that Europeans were at the time discovering unquestionably primitive humans still living naked in the stone-age. Finally, religious imbeciles notwithstanding, that humans evolved from ape-like hominids is also an unquestionable fact.

Science is by method always tentative and many early anthropological theories were not complete nor fully correct. But that there exist morphological differences between (pre-'diversification') European Swedes, African Pigmies, Australian aborigines and East-Asian Ainus is not all mean-minded and unscientific. It's the current push to deny these that's dogmatically unscientific. Woke (this time) imbeciles notwithstanding, that human types do exist is similarly unquestionable.

This "documentary' is ironically closer to a P. T. Barnum version of 'history'. It's closer to catering to current sensationalist dogmata than to actual history. It does so by e.g. reversing the sequence of events and having show-people influencing the scientists, not the other way around (show-people commercializing scientists' hypotheses and pushing them to sensationalist absurdity), etc.

Angry Voter by hennaojichan in funny

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Sure, that car can be driven in Virginia or Michigan ... or Canada ... :/

Angry Voter by hennaojichan in funny

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The second line may be misdirected anger ... comparatively few people in Kentucky voted for Biden.

"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." Mark Twain by muellermeierschulz in quotes

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Fake-ish. Mark Twain never wrote that. The closest thing to it was:

'How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!'

Autobiographical dictation, 2 December 1906. Published in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (University of California Press, 2013)

US Army Develops 'Third Arm' for Soldiers by iraelmossadreddit in funny

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US Army Thus Develops Weaker Soldiers With Less Stamina ... And Will Eventually Fully Replace Them By Robots.

Hubble Takes Picture Of Pyramid On The Moon - Mystery History by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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By muddying the waters, assorted bullshit-peddlers are doing real harm to discourse.

ALERT: NASA Confirms Earth Will Go Dark For 6 Days In December by christnmusicreleases in news

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hoax

Neo-Nazi sentenced to prison in plot to threaten journalists by d1984 in politics

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Jail time for '... a plot to send threatening posters'!?

And apparently the hateful threats to be found in the two(!) posters, triggering these charges, were:

'"Your actions have consequences. Our patience has its limits" and "You have been visited by your local Nazis."'

Ooooooh! :/

The charges also seem to be mostly about 'the plot' to place further such posters, not actually doing so ... merely thinking about doing so in other words.

We may have reached the point (societally) where we're placing people in prison, actually/physically, for 'thought crimes'!

The 'Free'(!) world seems to be going full Soviet/CCP totalitarian 're-education' on us.

Touching hearts by preaching the gospel by Lucky_Luciano713 in whatever

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This kind of mental affliction is somehow socially acceptable.

The Problem of Idolatry by Lucky_Luciano713 in whatever

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The Problem of Idolatry Abrahamic Myths .... and Absurd Superstitious Nonsense ... In General.

It's fascinating to watch this guy try to explain that brands of systemic bullshit are all absurd, all except for his own of course. :/

In any case, that primitive Abrahamic tribal crap managed to insert itself into the Roman (formerly tolerant/syncretist) world has to be one of the most evil things to ever infect civilization.

Romantic chimpazee by DickPancakes in whatever

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*orangutan

Glenn Greenwald RESIGNS After Outlet Censors Biden Scandal, SLAMS The Leftist Censorship In News by sproketboy in news

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I can't stand how pundweebs spout how important their 'revelations' are, meaninglessly self-promoting themselves, their blog, their channel, etc., ... ad nauseam ... instead of simply getting to the fucking point.

UFOs on the Moon. March 26, 2020 by EndlessSunflowers in videos

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Fake.

"Religion isn't so much about telling man that there is one God as about preventing man from thinking that he is God." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb by muellermeierschulz in quotes

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What an imbecilic quote! Inventing imaginary god(s) and imposing it/them on man, on real people, is specifically what religion does. If Atheist men don't believe in fake beings ... neither will they imagine themselves to be these fake beings. What atheist men think is that they are 'men', nothing more, nothing less. Gods, angels, demons and other assorted fake imaginary beings are part of the magical-thinking found in religion.

Thomas Jefferson's definition of tyranny by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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The Thomas Jefferson quote at least is certainly not tru.

'This quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson'.

It's just one of those infamous Fake Thomas Jefferson Quotes.

Thomas Jefferson's definition of tyranny by ANIKAHirsch in quotes

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Thomas Jefferson never wrote that.

"The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads… That sucks." Jeff Hammerbacher by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Well, these are, almost by definition, not the 'best' minds ... otherwise they'd be thinking about something else.

Trump announces 'peace deal' between Bahrain and Israel by [deleted] in WorldNews

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Scumbags of the world unite.

Harvard research director calls for censorship of riot footage online by scrubking in censorship

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Even Harvard has gone full retard!

Vaush completely changes his view on woman's rape story when he finds out the race of the perpetrator by dmitrykaramasov in videos

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That was so blatant.

It makes me sad to think that this poor guy probably imagines that he has good intentions.

Just as everybody thinks they themselves are not personally affected by corporate marketing and advertising (yeah, corporations are stupid to spend billions on it! :/), he likely thinks that he arrived at his views all on his own ... and that he wasn't instead manipulated/pressured into this level of imbecility by the sociopaths and their copromedia.

If only the stupid just took themselves out ... instead of trying to drag the whole society down with them.

Officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for killing bat-wielding thief by scrubking in corruption

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Yep, killing him was far from necessary ... it was in other words a murder.

They say you can't outrun the cops? In Texas, this Dodge Challenger Hellcat, 707 horsepower plant, does just that. He outruns the helicopter. “We seem to have lost him because...well because he’s simply going too fast.” by Chipit in videos

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Footage from 2017. The thief's name is Mohamed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba. He was caught and apprehended shortly afterwards. He pleaded guilty to evading arrest and was sentenced to 3 Years in Prison. As a side note, after his arrest, a cop, "Tu Tran" was filmed punching him in the throat and strangling him as he sat handcuffed in the cop car. He got a three-day unpaid suspension for that.

Customary American vs Metric by GaiusHelenMohiam in whatever

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2,000 Year Old Computer - Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism by [deleted] in Documentaries

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It is (controversially) estimated that when the mother of emperor Constantine convinced her son to make her ('Christian') cult into the official Religion of the Roman Empire(!), this resulted in a set of events that would set civilization back at least one thousand years ... a whole fucking millennium!

Hellenism ended and is sometimes (also controversially) estimated (Wikipedia notwithstanding) to have ended with the murder of Hypatia by a Christian mob. This was a woman(!) scholar, scientist and philosopher and the head of the Platonic School of Alexandria. And she was gruesomely murdered by an imbecilic superstitious mob for being ... 'a witch'!

A religion with dark primitive tribal elements would slowly become law in the Roman Empire, ... making people more and more superstitious and dogmatic ... thus stopping short previous advancements in philosophy/science.

And such people would of course view with fear the technological marvels of Hellenism, like the Antikythera Mechanism, considering them magical and devilish and wanting to destroy them ... as they did so many statues and more ... which is why, though the Antikythera Mechanism was mass-produced, only this one badly corroded example survived, which was saved, ironically enough, by a shipwreck!

Are you afraid of death? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Homer expressed a similar thought through Achilles and the choice before him:

Life is not to be bought with heaps of gold.
Not all Apollo's Pythian treasures hold,
Or Troy once held, in peace and pride of sway,
Can bribe the poor possession of a day!

Lost herds and treasures we by arms regain,
And steeds unrivall'd on the dusty plain:
But from our lips the vital spirit fled,
Returns no more to wake the silent dead.

My fates long since by Thetis were disclosed,
And each alternate, life or fame, proposed;
Here, if I stay, before the Trojan town,
Short is my date, but deathless my renown:
If I return, I quit immortal praise
For years on years, and long–extended days...

Achilles, The Iliad