Monday, November 23, 2009

I was reading the wiki page for a game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. in this game there is an entity called "C-consciousness." Basically C-consciousness is a "hive mind" or a collection of individual minds thinking as if they were one. This got me thinking, pooling the brain power of many individuals would produce a more intelligent entity, right? Thinking of an ants or bees which consist of thousands of individuals that act together as a single organism. A lone bee is unable to fend for itself without the hive which it depends on for security, food and reproduction. The same goes for ants. Together they are strong but divided they are weak. Could the same principle be applied to intelligence? After all as the saying goes: "two heads are better than one." But conversely a single ant or bee is insignificant and even dispensable to the mass as a whole. Bees for instance die after delivering a sting. They sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the whole. Individuality is second to the swarm. So if a share consciousness did exist would joining this entity strip you of individuality? Thinking of Minority Report a sci-fi flick in which three individual psychics are united in a hive mind to amplify their abilities to see into the future. They use these three to foresee murders before they even take place, making preemptive arrests for "future" murders. The problem is they don't always agree and when one see things differently the other two overrule her (these events are termed "minority reports" which leads to false arrests). Also like an ant or a bee would you become dependent on the union for your own survival? With your individuality--one of the the only things we do have--stripped away could you revert back? I doubt it. Basically if anyone comes around asking you to meld minds be wary.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Righteous" man.

I was sitting in class watching a documentary about one of those christian fundamentalist churches. Honestly I'm not religious, I don't attend church and I haven't read the bible since philology tore it apart in the 18th century. Any way, the minister was giving a rather passionate sermon about how evolution is wrong and the bible will save your from your sins. When one of those self fulfilled Micheal Moore types starts snickering with amusement about how stupid these people are. He starts saying how anyone that believes this is a moron and that creationism is utterly retarded. Basically he was saying any religious person was either ignorant or to stupid to realize the "facts."
Sounds like a heaping spoonful of ethnocentric righteousness to me. What bothers me most, is the confidence and parental attitude he held towards these people. I don't think he understands the facts. Mankind has produced untold numbers of beautiful social inventions such as art, ethics, mythology, religion, food all the folkways and mores. All lost under the flag of science. The Western armies of "open-minded" and "educated" have trampled and discarded these ingenious social inventions of mankind replacing them instead with "rational" and "correct" ways of thinking. Think about the Native Americans those 10% that didn't die of disease were forced to watch their cultures throat pressed under the boot of Western civilization. Imperialism, capitalism and eugenics I mean do I need to say more? And on the whole creationism being wrong perhaps he should look into intelligent design theory. The odds of a protein forming are more astronomical than one may think. Proteins consist of amino acids in a combination of twenty six must arrange in order. A simple protein is a specific arrangement hundred and six amino acids. So the odds that twenty six amino acids arrange, in specific order, to make a simple protein is about 1 in approximately all the atoms of the universe. In addition, which came first the mitochondria (contains its own separate "alien" DNA and essential as the "power plant" of the cell) and the cell itself (contains its own DNA and essential for guarding mitochondria from the environment) without one or the other neither would exist so... which came first?

Basically, fuck that guy hes just as bad as the bible toting fundamentalist he mocks. Tirade over.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What the fuck is up with 123abc?

I was pressed for time and it rhymed. Moving on. This will be the first post in a very probable series of diminishing posts. As of this moment I'm telling myself "o yeah dude your totally gonna do this" but lets face it probably not. This idea along with so many before it have fatigued fell behind and been devoured, no doubt, by Steven Kings "langoleirs." Hopefully though with some strength training and encouragement this could go on and survive the langoleirs.