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    I liked it. Most of it was a bit better than the...

    I liked it. Most of it was a bit better than the main game, I thought.

    I had a really tough time beating those three thief boss guys. I played the DLC on playthrough 2 and that fight kicked my...
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    FYI, looks now like Netflix is keeping a lot of...

    FYI, looks now like Netflix is keeping a lot of their BBC content:
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    I watched Snow Piercer all the way through and...

    I watched Snow Piercer all the way through and came out underwhelmed. It just never grabbed me.
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    I remember thinking that Brent Sexton was pretty...

    I remember thinking that Brent Sexton was pretty amazing in that show. And both the mains were good.
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    It was AMC for the first three seasons, then they...

    It was AMC for the first three seasons, then they cancelled it and Netflix picked it up for a final half-season (six episodes).
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    I was surprised when the murder didn't get solved...

    I was surprised when the murder didn't get solved at the end of season one... I think a lot of people were. But after that initial "WTF? I thought this case was going to end now," I enjoyed the...
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    And likewise in closing, I would ask you to...

    And likewise in closing, I would ask you to consider that though there are many examples of irrational religious beliefs, there are also religious beliefs that are simply non-rational, i.e. not based...
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    Well, I don't think we can take this too much...

    Well, I don't think we can take this too much further. We both agree that blind faith is bad, but you are saying that faith in "absolute truths" is a necessary aspect to religion, while I do not. ...
  9. An hour of Wilt Chamberlain footage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zirehYtoxoI

    It's all great, but watch at least from 13mins to 17mins for a high-energy montage of some of the craziest stuff.
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    First of all, I'm not at all sure that empathy is...

    First of all, I'm not at all sure that empathy is an "evolved trait." But laying that aside, I say again: what is the empirical test for what actions are right and which are wrong? There is no...
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    Who, exactly? I don't like to discuss people and...

    Who, exactly? I don't like to discuss people and groups in the abstract. Yes, there are lots of religious people who believe things that I think are silly, like that God can perform supernatural...
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    So your definition of religion is having faith in...

    So your definition of religion is having faith in XYZ unproveable beliefs and assumptions? First, I'm not crazy about that definition. Second, not all beliefs (religious or otherwise) have anything...
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    Another short thing. Someone asked me in a rep...

    Another short thing. Someone asked me in a rep comment what I thought of Dawkins' The God Delusion. I had actually never looked at it until a few years ago, when I took Zuckerman's class on atheism...
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    Well, first I'd challenge you on the two...

    Well, first I'd challenge you on the two psychological motivations you pose. Process theology may well appeal to people like that, but it might well be some other motivation -- like a desire to find...
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    Well, I do work at the Center for Process Studies...

    Well, I do work at the Center for Process Studies, so one would hope I'd have suggestions.

    The one book that we generally recommend for people who walk in the Center and want an introductory text...
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    Thanks, I'm blushing! Well, now that I've...

    Thanks, I'm blushing!


    Well, now that I've just made my previous post, this statement will hopefully make more sense: we're all divinely inspired, if you want to put it that way. But on the...
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    Let me see what I can do to explain it. First,...

    Let me see what I can do to explain it. First, this aspect that is the "lure for feeling" is referred to by Whitehead as the "primordial nature." He has this to say about it:

    God's role is not...
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    I decided to look at my Netflix "taste profile"...

    I decided to look at my Netflix "taste profile" and look at everything I'd rated five stars in the past couple of years that's still available to stream. Here's the list, starting with most recently...
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    Well, first off, in the process conception, God...

    Well, first off, in the process conception, God does indeed know everything (past and present, not future). God is conceived as having two aspects: one that is a "lure for feeling" to all entities...
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    I have pretty much the same feeling about Cards. ...

    I have pretty much the same feeling about Cards. It's missing something that's hard to define. It feels very distant and antiseptic. But not bad for all that.
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    I actually prefer Orange over Cards. Both good,...

    I actually prefer Orange over Cards. Both good, though. Just personal preference.
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    I am in total agreement. "Supernaturalism" is...

    I am in total agreement. "Supernaturalism" is bunk. If a "God" exists, it is part of the natural universe and does not get to break natural laws. In fact, one of process philosophy's/theology's...
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    Black Mirror is indeed pretty great. I've...

    Black Mirror is indeed pretty great. I've watched four of the six episodes and liked them all.

    An oldie but a goodie is The West Wing. At this point it's pretty solidly my favorite TV show ever....
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    Siro and I have had this conversation before, but...

    Siro and I have had this conversation before, but it's been a while, so it seems like a good time for me to re-state some thoughts.

    As far as the existence of God goes, my thinking these days...
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    Sure, but you'll notice that my statement is...

    Sure, but you'll notice that my statement is pretty heavily qualified:


    Labels are relevant most of the time, otherwise they wouldn't exist as labels very long. But I don't think it's helpful to...
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