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    Senior Member Lateralus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    And the simple statistical fact is that the incidence of war is reducing quite substantially under the eye of the electric media.
    We (people living in modern Western civilization) like to think we are something special, but we're just part of a trend. The incidence of war has been decreasing for millennia.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    Not that it matters in the least, but women's avg IQ overtook men's a few years back, just ftr.
    Not that surprising.
    'One of (Lucas) Cranach's masterpieces, discussed by (Joseph) Koerner, is in it's self-referentiality the perfect expression of left-hemisphere emptiness and a precursor of post-modernism. There is no longer anything to point to beyond, nothing Other, so it points pointlessly to itself.' - Iain McGilChrist

    Suppose a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
    Piglet was comforted by this.
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