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Re: Truth in Fiction
#75: July 29, 2020, 01:37:09 PM
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Like any higher entity it can be male or female or both or neither depending on the depiction. It’s most commonly a woman for the same reason we call ships after women.

I’ve no clip to post but in Molly Shannon’s “Superstar” when Mary Catherine Gallagher first enters the priest’s office, on his desk is a great big globe. Orbiting the globe is a plastic statue of Jesus Christ. There’s no moon there, but there is..... in symbolic form.

“The Boat of Heaven.“

“He’s got the whole world in his hands.”

So I don't want to sound like I keep because what you're saying is essentially correct and you may know this but others may not distinction I want to draw here..
It's not so much that they can be male female both or neither because they are genderless they can appear as anything not just anthropomorphic but they could be a table or a cloud. What we perceive as physical reality is our vision interpreting waves and particles of light nothing more we only perceive solidness and a lack of it because of ionic charge

So is the saying 'perception is reality' accurate then? Maybe 'what we perceive is the projection of reality' is more accurate.

Collapsing the quantum wave function into a point value.
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Re: Truth in Fiction
#76: July 29, 2020, 01:42:12 PM
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Like any higher entity it can be male or female or both or neither depending on the depiction. It’s most commonly a woman for the same reason we call ships after women.

I’ve no clip to post but in Molly Shannon’s “Superstar” when Mary Catherine Gallagher first enters the priest’s office, on his desk is a great big globe. Orbiting the globe is a plastic statue of Jesus Christ. There’s no moon there, but there is..... in symbolic form.

“The Boat of Heaven.“

“He’s got the whole world in his hands.”

So I don't want to sound like I keep because what you're saying is essentially correct and you may know this but others may not distinction I want to draw here..
It's not so much that they can be male female both or neither because they are genderless they can appear as anything not just anthropomorphic but they could be a table or a cloud. What we perceive as physical reality is our vision interpreting waves and particles of light nothing more we only perceive solidness and a lack of it because of ionic charge

So is the saying 'perception is reality' accurate then? Maybe 'what we perceive is the projection of reality' is more accurate.

You're not seriously just putting this together now right?

I had before but decided to post it now.

So this got me thinking, if we as 'humans' perceive the projection of reality as one thing, who's to say that another organism perceives things as we do?

For example, if a human sees a chair and a desk in front of them, but if you took that same object and perceived it through the vision of a dog or another creature, what would they see? Would they still see a chair and a desk?
If humans aren't the first one Earth, then how did entities that existed before us perceive things? Would entities like the ones Lovecraft wrote about see what we do or would they be able to swap between different perspectives at will?

If they perceive reality differently, which would make for a different projection of it, then I'd imagine their entire way of life, society and the machines and tools used by them would differ greatly from ours.
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#77: July 29, 2020, 04:59:35 PM
Pea, from pisa, pisos, “a seed.”

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Old English sed, sæd "that which may be sown; an individual grain of seed; offspring, posterity," [...] Meaning "offspring, progeny" rare now except in biblical use.

Progeny, “from Latin prōgeniēs [race, family], from prōgignō (“beget”).”

Mattress, “c.1290, from O.Fr. materas, from It. materasso, from M.L. matracium, borrowed in Sicily from Ar. al-matrah "the cushion" (cf. Sp. almadraque "mattress"), lit. "the thing thrown down," from taraha "he threw (down)." “

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What is not surprising is that the Arabic root [of Mattress] has Hebrew and Aramaic cognates. The parallel Hebrew root is טרח - which originally meant "to throw, put". This developed into the sense of "to take pains, to take trouble", and gives us words like tircha טרחה - "trouble, bother".

Klein connects טרח with another root - טרה. In Aramaic this root means "to take" and is the source of the phrase shakla v'tarya שקלא וטריא - the "give and take" that we find in Talmudic discussions.

Jastrow also associates טרח with another similar sounding root - טרד. This makes sense both in terms of sound, as well as meaning, for טרד, like טרח, means "to trouble". He says that all three roots are have the meaning of "to set in motion, to shake". According to him, both טרד and טרה (or טרי) have the meaning "to drip" in the Babylonian Talmud (see Niddah 49b, Bechorot 44a, Tamid 32b, Shabbat 108b.)

According to both Jastrow and Steinberg, this meaning - "to drip" - is the root of the word matar מטר - "rain". From this source, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda coined the Hebrew word for umbrella, מטריה mitriya. (Matara מטרה, however, meaning target, comes from נטר - "to guard".)

Princess and the Pea. The queen denies her son marry a princess until that princess proves she can find the pea beneath the mattress.

Cupid and Psyche. Venus denies her son marry Psyche, requiring Psyche to pass her tests until she attains immortality.

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Sensitivity, “late 14c., in reference to the body or its parts, "having the function of sensation;" also (early 15c.) "pertaining to the faculty of the soul that receives and analyzes sensory information;" from Old French sensitif "capable of feeling.” “
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#78: July 29, 2020, 10:53:38 PM
Through on the movie "in time" just to have some background noise, and noticed it's a movie about a future where people die at 25 as they were genetically engineered to do so... BUT they have credits, which is "time" - they use their minutes, hours, days, years for buying food, betting, housing, etc.

They also slyly put "the system is rigged... there's a reason the cost of everything goes up every year. They don't want us all to live forever. Think about it, how can there be guys millions of years old, but poor people are dying. The truth is everyone can live forever, they just don't want us to."
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Re: Truth in Fiction
#79: July 30, 2020, 08:59:47 PM
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Through on the movie "in time" just to have some background noise, and noticed it's a movie about a future where people die at 25 as they were genetically engineered to do so... BUT they have credits, which is "time" - they use their minutes, hours, days, years for buying food, betting, housing, etc.

They also slyly put "the system is rigged... there's a reason the cost of everything goes up every year. They don't want us all to live forever. Think about it, how can there be guys millions of years old, but poor people are dying. The truth is everyone can live forever, they just don't want us to."

Are people willing to do what is required to live forever though?

The meme of 'I'm here for a good time, not a long time' should reveal some kind of self destructive, sinister intent behind who ever popularized it.
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Re: Truth in Fiction
#80: August 03, 2020, 12:09:14 AM
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Portland is considered sjw central
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What side of the boat is port?
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The forward end of a boat is called the bow, the aft end the stern. Facing forward the right side is referred to as starboard and the left side as port.

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I thought this episode was pretty strange when I first saw it a while back. Just remembered it in relation to 'Port land'.

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Re: Truth in Fiction
#81: August 03, 2020, 12:45:07 AM
Does her name imply she was a vessel for turning men liberal.
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Re: Truth in Fiction
#82: August 03, 2020, 02:21:15 AM
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Does her name imply she was a vessel for turning men liberal.


Think more like expression he took a left turn when you're referring to someone who relapsed were made a bad decision

Now I remember she gained quite a bit of notoriety for being a brave single mother not needing a man to raise a child before it was fashionable
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