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by Crash
Fri Mar 01, 2002 5:25 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: More Pixie Crack
Replies: 10
Views: 200

This is an excellent question, Simplicity. My knee-jerk reaction is to view it as a dangerous. While mankind has been manipulating the genes of plants and animals since civilization began, it's quite different when applied to humans. Even though there's no direct manipulation of genetic material, th...
by Crash
Tue Feb 26, 2002 11:01 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of "Smart people often do stupid things."

But your interpretation is certainly less cynical. :smile:
by Crash
Mon Feb 25, 2002 10:47 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

On 2002-02-25 08:52, Simplicity wrote:
Anyway, how could a person of your intellectual caliber bring progress to a halt, unless you were trying! : )
I think a character in Dilbert expressed it best when he said "Intelligence had much less practial application than you'd think."

-Crash
by Crash
Mon Feb 25, 2002 12:52 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: 2/22 nice artwork
Replies: 16
Views: 236

Well, what I look like has changed quite a bit over the last year, as a result of my last job. I worked construction on the road for about 8 months, so I got used to wearing the same basic stuff day in, day out. At work, I wore cutoffs in the summer and an undershirt, sneakers, cheap wraparound glas...
by Crash
Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:24 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: New Ranking System
Replies: 9
Views: 119

LOL! Actually, Mitya, if you're posting, then you can't have a rank of "Lurking", can you? :smile:
by Crash
Sat Feb 23, 2002 6:07 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: Checking in. :)
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Elix-

I feel your pain. Well, felt your pain, that is-I know what you're going through. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Just remember, oatmeal is your friend! :smile:

FIF rocks!
by Crash
Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:55 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Sportcat- Excellent questions! Then there's the matter of how we recognize those constants... how we label or interpret things, but that level of "reality" is only for the sake of understanding and can be changed at will, the physical "reality" still remains constant. So, is the definition of realit...
by Crash
Sat Feb 23, 2002 5:55 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Sportcat- Excellent questions! Then there's the matter of how we recognize those constants... how we label or interpret things, but that level of "reality" is only for the sake of understanding and can be changed at will, the physical "reality" still remains constant. So, is the definition of realit...
by Crash
Sat Feb 23, 2002 12:14 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Why Crash? Well, it dates back to high school. It has to do with my first love, a 1978 SAAB 99 Turbo, a hairpin corner, and a stout tree. Now, it's my on air name. Given my ability to abruptly bring any sort of progress in my life to a swift and thunderous halt, it's an apt moniker. :wink: <font siz...
by Crash
Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:34 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: Pointless little mini-poll
Replies: 10
Views: 134

My favorite color?

Plaid. :grin:
by Crash
Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:23 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Simplicity, Have you ever heard of a book called "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"? Because it has some interesting answers to the questions you ask. (The motorcycle only comes into the story to explain how we perceive and create order in the world.) Robert Pirsig, the author, does argue t...
by Crash
Thu Feb 21, 2002 2:10 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: PIXIE CRACK! Oh wait, no! Classification and you!
Replies: 20
Views: 686

Not to disparage or promote anyone's belief system, but I find it rather significant that three of the world's major religions - Christianity, Bhuddism, and Islam - all share very similar core concepts regarding Mankind's actions towards one another, the existence of a Creator, and the central role ...
by Crash
Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:50 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I've been meaning to ask you this Gloria.
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Rico and y'all, I've been reading JS Mills' "On Liberty" for a seminar, and something he wrote struck me as being very true: What is boasted of at the present time (1859) as the revival of religion is always, in narrow and uncultivated minds, at least as much the revival of bigotry; and where there ...
by Crash
Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:20 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: I am impossible and therefore I exist. *Your Philosophy here
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Simplicity, How about, Reality is that which causes the perceptions we believe to be real. Our worldview is created from a bunch of analyzed images and other stimuli that we combine into semi-coherent patterns, whether that be seeing an apple or comprehending the philosophy of Plato. Problem is, all...
by Crash
Thu Feb 14, 2002 11:10 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: Insert Randomness Here
Replies: 10
Views: 92

I will not stand for showering with the Count!<P>------------------
Love is just a curvature in the space-time continuum.
--Albert Einstein
by Crash
Thu Feb 14, 2002 11:02 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: 14th's strip.
Replies: 33
Views: 427

I dunno if that's such a good idea, Rico. It seems to me that there's a sort of love-hate tension between Twapa and Keer, and if they start fighting, they may end up falling for each other....<P>-Crash<P>------------------
Love is just a curvature in the space-time continuum.
--Albert Einstein
by Crash
Wed Feb 13, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: Sensuality and the Tao
Replies: 30
Views: 238

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Simplicity: The term 'gentleman' seems to have run screaming with the hermits! .......... So I don't know, what do you think? Macho man out of style, gentleman back in?[/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I don't think that ac...
by Crash
Wed Feb 13, 2002 1:06 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: The art of writing chaos
Replies: 32
Views: 212

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Elix: Or, if you're brave, you can address me by "O captain, my captain" <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"> [Free cookies to first person to spot the reference; not hard.] <IMG SRC="http://www.ke...
by Crash
Mon Feb 11, 2002 11:19 am
Forum: Untitled!
Topic: Apollo List 14: Who here is currently da....
Replies: 56
Views: 525

Okay, so what appendage should I raise if I think that I'm sorta dating a girl (meaning, I'm not looking for anyone else while she makes up her mind), but <B>she</B> doesn't think that we are really dating in the exclusive sense of the word, and that we should be open to seeing other people, even th...