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What is the Soul? A Baseline for the Materialist Conception

So many people accept at face value either some identity given to them by others or perhaps the assumed identity developed by a younger self. They stop looking or maybe they've never looked much at all. This is what's so dangerous about the materialist misconception that *there is no soul!* What do you mean by that? Do you even know? To the person who needs soul-searching, if they believe the soul resides entirely within some interalized encoding of matter interally, then they allow the noise of life to define all they see and all they think. They believe the extent of their soul to exist entirely separately of society and this is a dangerous assumption because it deprives the person of power over their mind, over their life and over the composition of their soul.

Locke's Social Contract Is Broken: The Apparent Convolution of Causality

We're a democracy, so the people can vote for whatever leaders they want, who will give them whatever government-funded programs they want. It's America, so the people decide what they want the government to do, but that doesn't mean the people will be spared the economic consequences of their votes. In a republic, the people’s leaders decide the course of policy, though according to public opinion, the US Government seems to dissatisfy the people in most measures … perhaps its a tough crowd. What would change people’s minds, with regard to Congress, the Executive Branch, and the institutions enacted under the authority of both?

Into The Memory Hole: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Being memory-holed essentially means that whenever someone comes into contact with a targeted individual, they have bluepills shoved down their throat until they either hate the target or forget that person ever existed. Ideally, it ensures that no one will encounter you to form memories that need to be scrubbed out later on. Whether it was intentional at first is unclear, but I've been memory holed happened for over 10 years now. I've experience a decade of this. It's called being 'Memory Holed' as in 'Hold the memories, please.' Basically, you are socially isolated, so people accumulate minimal memories with you, socially. This means that your adversaries have pre-emptively erased you, by ensuring that minimal individuals have memories distributed socially that include neurological impressions of you. This gives an adversary a great deal of flexibility when telling the target's story. The target is disconnected and has no ability to project information socially and thus manipulative adversaries with `HUMINT` networks completely dominate the narrative with regard to specific targeted individuals.

To Catch a Butterfly: Epistemic Miracles of Serendipity

There are tools that allow for the identification of middle ground in systems: from rigid to flexible; from those nearly universal systems, distributed homogenously, to those singleton systems who are most unlike any other. The same math for identifying whether machine learning is proceeding efficiently presents itself naturally in the evolution of ideas, culture and genetics. It occurs incidentally, but can be leveraged as a tool, yielding the efficient social distribution of computation whereby perhaps we can answer that age-old question: what is the meaning of life? If I were to answer that question: there is no meaning of life other than searching for the meaning to life in spite of the obvious lack of meaning.

The Sword in the Stone: A Sociophysical Leadership Selection Protocol

Merlin was the classic wizard: someone who defied common comprehension and still does, 1,500 years later; someone who wove together the fates of men from the shadows of the seemingly greater men. Do men like Merlin and John Dee derive their power by working from the shadows? If greatest twists in history were known to emerge from the loom of their magick, does the nature of such wizards' work preclude them from greatness? Do their works lose power once the hermetic seal is loosene? Do such men only attain their level of knowledge after a tragic life of seclusion, burdening them with informational baggage too inconvenient to withstand the spotlight? If so, then the guy standing in the limelight doesn't really have the awesome sauce. Someone close to him might be putting him on. I wonder if they know.

Caelis Ruissent: Avoiding The Engineered Collapse

And you say you saw this 'Baby' Einstein ... Where? Show me. I'm sure this won't look tragically horrible in any way to those subsequent generations in history wrestling with crippling nihilism and a world who gangraped an Einstein on a 'train' to Dashau. Don't listen to me though, 'he who must not be named.' Don't ever do that!

Social Justice: A Just Cultural Revolution?

Whatever you do, Social Justice Warriors, do not let society take the opposite path. That is the paramount danger of your quasi-leninist destabalizaion. We've made progress, but now we must actually work together. All Americans and all of humanity. If we cannot do this, we will inevitably degrade into war, conflict, misery and unjust subjugation.

WTF America: United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Should I quote Horace one more time? I fear dishonor worse than death. I'm sorry I went full Trotsky and cucked your little Communist revolution. Yeh, I've been sitting here in Salem, VA for three years and I've been waiting on Stalin's little ice prick. I'm not stupid.

Experimental Psychology, the Paradox Encyclopedia and How to Beat the Roko's Basilisk

In the past five years, mainstream media has been weaving in experimental methods from bleeding edge psychology and neurology. For at least the past century, memory implantation and other mental manipulation is a classic science fiction plot mechanic. We see it in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where memories can be erased, something I would never want to do.

The Speed of Thought: Sociophysical Postulates I–XI

Imagine the sun rising in the Far East. It heats up the air and water, giving us wind and ocean currents, but doesn't its sociophysical energy also reverberate through humanity? As the world turns each day, there is random motion moving from the east to the west, driving social interactions. Pushing through the noise are faint, low frequency waves of cultural information rippling over and reflecting between geographic features. Vacuums of low population density tapers this resonance. Between the centers of civilization, the dispersion of information is strained through translingual membrane, limiting the number of social connections over which information can cross. These metaphors are not perfect, as behavior was not coordinated and our modes of transportation were limited throughout history.