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  1. Imagination and Delusion

    by , 11-09-2016 at 07:51 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Why do people believe irrational and delusion things?

    This is closely related to the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and I am completely comfortable discussing that. Fiction is that which we want to put forth as being other than an accurate description of the world. Fiction includes things that are completely made up, fantasy, dreams, etc. Fiction can also be a slightly altered version of what we see in the world that is altered for dramatic effect or some other ...

    Updated 11-09-2017 at 08:27 AM by PeterL

  2. Propaganda

    by , 11-05-2016 at 04:37 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Full Definition of propaganda

    1 capitalized: a congregation of the Roman curia

    2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person

    3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause; also: a public action having such an effect

  3. 25 best movie scenes

    My personal favorite is the scene in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly where Tuco meets his brother.
    I made a list, trying to think of the best scenes that weren't just car chases, shootouts, or endings and here's what I got.
    1.Apocalypse Now- Ride of the Valkyrees
    2.Deer Hunter- Russian Roulette
    3.Network- I'm as mad as ...

    Updated 11-02-2016 at 01:59 AM by mortalterror

  4. Language Change

    by , 11-01-2016 at 08:14 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    At some time in the past I wrote about the perception of the passage of time and subjective idea of how long is a time. That matter came to mind again today in regard to the evolution of language.

    Many things change over time, and language is one. I am far from being old, but in my few years the English language has already changed significantly. I donít know whether they are being suggestive, but many women will reply, ďIím good.Ē When asked ďHow are you?"

    Not ...
  5. Devilishness

    by , 10-28-2016 at 07:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Earlier today someone mentioned the idea of cursing the Devil. Cursing is calling down evil on something. The Devil, in whatever form or name, is evil itself, so to call down evil on the Devil would be patting it on the back. So might cursing the Devil actually blessing the Devil in both senses. Iím tying this in knots, because this is a self-contradictory concept.

    I didnít get very far with that; although it may become a story sometime, so I started thinking about Gods and Goddesses ...
    Tags: darkness, evil, gods, light