Monthly Archives: September 2015

God is tasteless

A sermon by one of the few artists to emerge from the American church.

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Aeoli’s second law of psychology

Every person has a perceptual ceiling. If they are stimulated beyond this, their rational mind will disengage to reduce anxiety. An anxiety spiral (like a panic attack) is the most common cause of this phenomenon. But it is also possible … Continue reading

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Three characterizations of introversion

Three traits contributing to introversion are anxiety, social inability, and unusual, stereotyped interests (endogenous personality). Like most trait clusters, “introverts” are characterized by a combination of these, although the extremes of each trait produce very different patterns of behavior. Most … Continue reading

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Aeoli’s first law of psychology

All people, regardless of intelligence, converge to a level of stupidity that causes them unbearable anxiety. The reason this happens is that thinking itself causes anxiety via energy expenditure. People don’t realize how much energy we burn just by using … Continue reading

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Berserk finale

This is a cheater post- tomorrow’s will be a doozy though. As Koanic requested, I’m going to link to the final two episodes of Berserk in order to illustrate the Behelit myth and, tangentially, some very important truths about melonheads … Continue reading

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The coherence axiom and what it implies about cognitive function

Aeoli’s Super-Great Coherence Axiom: If there are n symbols that can be fully described by an internally consistent model A, then as n approaches infinity the probability of A approaches 1. Less esoterically, if we’re looking at a bunch of … Continue reading

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Mathematical model of “good” culture vs. “bad” culture

The effect of culture on the average expression of desirable traits in a population can be modeled as the negative change of the distribution’s skewness over time. That is, culture = – d/dt γ Taking height as an example of … Continue reading

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Mass delusion vs. mass hallucination; the former is common while the latter is impossible

Definition: A delusion is an incorrect belief. A “belief” is an assessment of a statement with a truth value based on anecdotal evidence. For example, I believe that gravity will cause a thrown rock to return to the ground. This … Continue reading

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Here’s some music

Sorry no post etc. Supposedly it’s djent. Sounds like screamo with euphonic melodic riffs on top, but when you look at the tabs it seems to have very strong elements of thrash in the rhythm guitar. Surprisingly intricate and difficult- … Continue reading

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“Weight of evidence”, or why internally consistent theories that explain more are more likely to be true

This post is dedicated to Edenist Whackjob because he’s having trouble with this idea and I haven’t been able to keep up with all his comments. Also he is the best example of “massive lateral thinking” that I’ve ever seen … Continue reading

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