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by batbatmanne
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Consciousness Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 8318

Re: Consciousness Survey

1) Depends on how you define "consciousness" and whether it is considered discrete or continuous. As a Schopenhauerian, I would say that every system in the phenomenal world is an objectification of the underlying metaphysical reality: will. However, I wouldn't define consciousness as equivalent to ...
by batbatmanne
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: in which brute says things about libertarianism
Replies: 330
Views: 35237

Re: in which brute says things about libertarianism

the need for food, shelter, and clothing does not arise from libertarianism, but from human existence in nature. humans had to labor and were "unfree", in that sense, way before humans invented the word libertarianism. The biggest problem, imo, is that natural opportunities have been denied to thos...
by batbatmanne
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Dealing with Greed
Replies: 47
Views: 6390

Re: Dealing with Greed

There will always be people who make money on pyramid schemes, the greater fool theory will produce winners. The right attitude to take is to recognize that often times the people who are doing better than you are reckless gamblers who will get their karma: they're liable to go broke through gamblin...
by batbatmanne
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 333
Views: 70862

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

So what does everybody think about the fundamental premise of cryptocurrency operating as money, which conventionally means that it operates as a store of wealth, a medium of exchange and as a unit of account? Bitcoin seems to only have the first quality so far, functioning as a kind of digital gold...
by batbatmanne
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 26026

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

Compassion focused at a distance can become problematic. Thoughtful people who have experience with producing food need to be brought into the discussion in order to avoid unintended consequences of well meant policies or practices. For instance, absent hunting or predation, deer in my region will ...
by batbatmanne
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 26026

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

I think that one of the problems here is that most vegans are not vegan for environmentalist reasons. Most vegans are vegan because they have seen animals being treated badly and then slaughtered (in real life or some documentary) and so they decided that they didn't want to be involved with that so...
by batbatmanne
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 26026

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

The very important, very energy intensive processes that are frequently ignored in these types of simple analyses are harvest, transportation, storage and preparation for eating. For instance, we understand that preservatives and over-processing can render food unhealthy or less nutritious, yet not...
by batbatmanne
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?
Replies: 147
Views: 26026

Re: What aspects of today's society will we be ashamed of in sixty years?

The most ecologically minded people I know are right here on this board. They know far more about it than I do. Yet they continue to consume meat. I simply don't understand how that can be. That's why my posts in this thread are full of question marks. It is one of the highest impact choices a pers...
by batbatmanne
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How long and strict is your undereating phase?
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

Re: How long and strict is your undereating phase?

Posting as somebody with "bodybuilder" aspirations (increasing muscle to bodyfat ratio), I like to enter and sustain a cutting phase at about a ~600 kcal deficit or so. During my last cutting phase which took me from 160 lbs to 150 lbs (at 5'9") I was eating at 1800 kcal per day. In terms of macros,...
by batbatmanne
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 74
Views: 12667

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

It is not mentioned what sort of lifestyle the frugal boyfriend in the story lives, or what her lifestyle is. This is an extremely important factor imo. There is something to be said for the opportunity cost of the relationship that is nicely highlighted by 7W5's suggestion that her partner move int...
by batbatmanne
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 42
Views: 7176

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

@batbatmanne that sounds almost like an anarcho-syndicalist view, if very subtle/non-aggressive. brute believes they support property rights merely as far as property is actually used by an individual (hiring maids and landscapers to "use" it doesn't count). Yes, I would consider an ideal society t...
by batbatmanne
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children
Replies: 80
Views: 11959

Re: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children

Go figure, but the stats in the article can only be relevant to you if you are a typical consumer, what the article fails to address is if you really want to reduce impact, you simply need to stop consuming goods and services produced by the industrial system, or simply, get out of the city and sto...
by batbatmanne
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: How Libertarian Are You?
Replies: 42
Views: 7176

Re: How Libertarian Are You?

15%. In my opinion, laissez-faire capitalist style libertarians seem to be hung up on private property as a kind of natural right. Of course, rights are social constructions and, in light of this, good arguments need to be given for why I, as a member of a society, should continue to support them. J...
by batbatmanne
Wed May 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is behind all the mixed advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: What is behind all the mixed advice

What algal supplements do you use and how much do you take? I've read that consuming too much algae can cause kidney stones and gout due to the high nucleic acid content. Especially if consumed for years. I am currently consuming Source Naturals algae-based EPA and DHA. I will likely choose other p...
by batbatmanne
Wed May 17, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What is behind all the mixed advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6207

Re: What is behind all the mixed advice

https://chriskresser.com/why-you-should-think-twice-about-vegetarian-and-vegan-diets/ Vegan diets lack a lot of essential nutrients that humans cannot make without consuming animals. Many plants actually contain antinutrients that inhibit absorption of specific micronutrients. Cholesterol is an ess...
by batbatmanne
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Where do you fall on this 4-axis political spectrum?
Replies: 38
Views: 7852

Re: Where do you fall on this 4-axis political spectrum?

https://8values.github.io/results.html?e=69.9&d=69.9&g=69.8&s=78.7 Another Social Libertarian here. This makes sense to me, I have probably always been on the dovish, liberal and progressive sides of things, but I have varied widely on the economic axis. Nowadays I tend to think that there are oppre...
by batbatmanne
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Is it worth it to create joint finances?
Replies: 54
Views: 12561

Re: Is it worth it to create joint finances?

1) Those who you know to be unreliable. 2) Those who may or may not be reliable. 3) Those who you would trust implicitly. Enter a relationship as a 3 yourself and look for partners who show characteristics of 2 or 3. Spend enough time with them and have enough experiences together so that you can d...
by batbatmanne
Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Climate Change!
Replies: 433
Views: 64575

Re: Climate Change!

Another political argument that misses the facts and can't explain the massive problems that I've clearly articulated. The facts are clear cut. No one has disputed it rationally or logically at all. Let's have a guess why that is the case ? Going back to the previous climate change thread a few yea...
by batbatmanne
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Documents to create before death?
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Re: Documents to create before death?

Scott 2 wrote:The tech savvy people I know use an encrypted password manager tool, like last pass, to track that stuff. Very useful.
That sounds like a good idea. Set up a digital dead man's switch that triggers every month or so and releases your master password that gives access to everything.
by batbatmanne
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?
Replies: 148
Views: 31851

Re: Post-factualism: Goodbye Enlightenment--Hello Idiocracy?

Rule #1: I must learn how to distinguish facts from fiction. Rule #1a: When the topic is too complex for me to understand, I must try to figure out who really does understand how to make that distinction and listen to what they have to say. Rule #1b: Since humans are prone to error I must watch for...