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AQUINAS ON TRUTH

The following passages from Thomas Aquinas “Summa Theologiae” constitute something very close to that which, in the terms of modern philosophical logic, would be called a “theory of truth”. In the course of his presentation of objections and responses in this section of the Summa, that is to say, Aquinas generally avoids simple theological platitudes and sets out to provide a relatively coherent account of the fundamental nature and meaning of truth.

Aquinas view of truth, as is the case with so much of his philosophy, is obviously deeply influenced by Aristotle, whom he refers to throughout the Summa simply as “The Philosopher”.

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Can games compete with traditional mediums like books and movies, if not will they be able to in the future? How does the perception of a story change in an interactive medium? Which games do it well, what works and what doesn't? Is storytelling even important in vidya?
Ernst loves generals so let's make it broad.

I will posts my opinions below, I want to blend into the crowd
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>>29065
Because those things replaced culture in our society. You actively denounce their demigods and fables which give them meaning and entertainment in their lame lives. You attacked the last remnants of their soul.
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Max Payne was exeptional in this.
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dwarf fortress seems to head more and more in the direction. imagination and some artistic skill (eg kruggsmash) do help.
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>>29443

this

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What other logical paradoxes are there than
-What I now say is a lie
-I know that I know nothing

Only true paradoxes, statements that logically contradict themselves, in ITT this thread please.
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>>28538
Don't worry, reactionary forces all across Europe are gathering to end this kind of madness.
Whether it will work out or not doesn't matter, at some point there will already be enough of us to secede and let them rot in their cesspool.
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>>28603
lol rekt
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>>28615
reactionary forces aren't any better either. In fact, all I could hope for is the two completely destroy each other. Both sides murdering each other until no one is left but varying strands of democratic and libertarian viewpoints is the best possible outcome. Nothing left but freedom loving people who value honesty and decency. Reactionaries should be lined up against a wall and shot just as much as the sick fucks who are the reason why that video even exists with those kids. As a matter of fact those two sides basically only exist because of each other and as a reaction to each other to mutually descend into further levels of faggotry. Let them both be utterly annihilated.
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test

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Man, why old school programmers and developers (Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates and those 2 guys who made C) have much better reputation and reception than new age ones (Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and etc)?

Why new age ones have so much scandals and much less inovation and development?
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>>28766
Maybe. Sometimes captcha goes full retard on me and says to click for buses in an image of a giant hill. Or sometimes I fastclick all the traffic lights even though it asks for cars and it lets me through anyway.
>>28767
It was mostly 30-40 year olds. Most people have a set routine of things they do online so I imagine that anything outside of opening YT is wizardry to them. But it's pretty depressing to see how many of them can't figure out something like Google's password recovery.
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No. 28781
>>28765
That is why I like Android and iPhone. Finally I can blame the user for installing shit.

"Why is my tablet slow?"
"That is because you installed a shitload of apps my dear."
"Can you fix it?"
"No, I don't know that system."
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No. 28883
>>28781
I'm jealous, they didn't let you just ignore it that easily. Though most of their problems were easily solvable things.
But sometimes they gave me smartphone questions. And usually I can fix them but just looking at all their junk data and notifications makes me ill. If those phones were human, they would turn anyone pro-euthanasia.
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>>28883
I first tried to charge people. Turns out people are actually willing to pay so it didn't work. So just playing stupid works better, they understand stupid.

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It seems no coutry other than Azerbaijan and Pakistan loves Turkey. Why Turkey is so hated amongst world?
Not even Arabs love them!
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The magic of truly obnoxious levels of national chauvinism will do that. There was also the whole slow-burning chimpout about not being allowed into the EU so Turkey has decided to go the route of Neo-Ottoman empire now.

Turkish breakfast is nice though.
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Says it all
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I doubt Latinamericans feel very strongly towards it either way, since there's isn't much history there, but it might interest you to know that Turkish soap operas are exported to them, dubbed and all.

As for the regional animosity: that's quite obvious, the Ottoman Empire waged war on Europe, islamized part of it, and had that practice where they kidnapped boys from Christian families to serve in the Janissary army. As for the Arabs, they were ruled by Ottomans, and finally attained indepedence during ww1 through British intervention who excerbated and aided their revolution, these sort of relationships always breed bad blood between the two; and i do remember hearing the Saudis began their rebelion, when they were under Ottoman rule, in order to free themselves from the Ottomans who had become too westernized in their eyes. How do the Stan countries feel, do they view them as their Turkic brothers?

Had Turkey simply been another nation in the region, it might not be as disliked, but alas, it was an Empire! This hate is the fate of former Empires. As for Americans, if they even know where Turkey is located, they probably only think it rather backwards on account of Erdogan's rule, a man who's censored wikipedia.

As for me, there's a qt Turkish asmr girl i watch on youtube, i'd say two if the other hadn't stopped making videos, both live in Germany though.
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For the past three to four months I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with me; I have lost so much hair, handfuls a day, one could say I was going bald but I don't think high testosterone means you lose your eyebrows, pubes or sides of your hair.

I've been getting vision problems, stomach and testicle pains, and joint pain so much I just kind of live with it now. But I already got so much stuff crossed off the list, I currently have no lead. Not Lyme, not hypothyroidism, not nothing. My hands sting from typing because the skin has peeled off so far; I'm pretty ill, I have to say.

Everything is affected, it really affects my confidence in just going about my life for I have no idea if I should just retire inward and prepare for death, go to confession, I don't know. Just now I got a localized feeling of pressure in my chest that is often referred to as ''MS hug'' it can't be many other things.

Also, general health thread, since this the nature of EC.
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> I have lost so much hair, handfuls a day, one could say I was going bald but I don't think high testosterone means you lose your eyebrows, pubes or sides of your hair.
alopecia universalis
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>>26034
High test
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BOTvaRaDjI

I've tried a bunch of exercises for back pain which didn't help much but this workout is the real deal ( & it helps that you can just follow along with the video). Been doing it every morning for a couple of days and already feeling much better.

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if I have a set of size n, how many unique arrangements can occur if every item in the set must be paired with one other item? for instance, if I have ABCD, there would be three unique arrangements of pairings:
  1. (A,B)(D,C)
  2. (A,C)(D,B)
  3. (A,D)(B,C)
Is there some kind of general combinatorics equation that could be used to calculate the number of unique arrangements of pairs for a set of any size? n! / r! * (n - r)! doesn't work because that's for calculating number of combinations, not for calculating number of possible arrangements of pairings where all items in the set are paired.

thanks and sorry for being retarded
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No. 28363
Given a set of n elements where n is even, there are (n-1)!! (look up double factorial) possible pairings. I can't elaborate cause I'm taking a shit.

(3)!!=(3)(1)=3

t. "Bogdan"
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No. 28365
>>28363

To elaborate slightly, basically you have n-1 ways to choose the first pair, n-3 ways to choose the second pair, n-5 ways to choose the 3rd pair, and so on, until 3, 1.
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Gave it a shot, might be wrong. I don't know how to formulate it mathematically, but after solving some cases by hand and staring at a graph of resulting sequences, I think the problem can be solved recursively.
With 2 letters, there is one combination:
[AB]
AB

3 letters, there are 3 combinations:
[ABC]
AB
AC
BC

With 4 letters, it's 3 again:

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Haplogroup pros at Hebrew University of Jerusalem reconstructed what Denisovans (of which we have very little well-preserved skeletal remains) likely have looked like, by comparing their gene regulation to that of Neanderthals and modern humans, and interpolating most likely features.

>"We provide the first reconstruction of the skeletal anatomy of Denisovans," says author Liran Carmel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "In many ways, Denisovans resembled Neanderthals, but in some traits, they resembled us, and in others they were unique."
>Overall, the researchers identified 56 anatomical features in which Denisovans differed from modern humans and/or Neanderthals, 34 of them in the skull. For example, the Denisovan's skull was probably wider than that of modern humans or Neanderthals. They likely also had a longer dental arch.

>The evidence suggests that Denisovans likely shared Neanderthal traits such as an elongated face and a wide pelvis. It also highlighted Denisovan-specific differences, such as an increased dental arch and lateral cranial expansion, the researchers report.
>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.

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>>28120
>Carmel notes that while their paper was in review, another study came out describing the first confirmed Denisovan mandible. And, it turned out that the jaw bone matched their predictions.
They guessed 7/8 traits right by this method in the case where additional material evidence was procured after they already ran their model. While their model is an empirical one and doesn't have very deep understanding of how and why, it seems to be reasonably accurate.
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No. 28128
>>28119
Indresding, but it can only be a hypothetical working basis until better proofs are being found.

That Denisovans were morphologically close to Neanderthals has always been assumed by most scientists.

I'd also like to see a comparison with the same tools to Homo heidelbergensis/rhodesiensis/antecessor.
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>>28119
I find it somewhat interesting that the model does show, a couple East Asian traits could be of ancient Denisovan origin. Compare wider dental arch (it's also been shown before that the genes that cause sinodonty are likely of Denisovan origin – https://www.pnas.org/content/116/30/14806), and general eye and nose shape on the reconstruction – especially in specimens like picture related.
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Me on the left

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I've been reading the red mars series, and they definitely got the space elevator wrong.

What do you think is the most efficient space elevator? Please include technical diagrams like so
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>>25248
There's the halfway option where you build an elevator that takes a launch pad to the edge of space so that traditional launch methods become efficient and economical. It's still pretty fantastic but it's considerably more plausible than building something that goes to the clarke belt, especially a non-areostatic populated clarke belt like what Mars has.
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No. 25268
Uh, no need for a diagram: The station itself should be the weight and the elevator should be placed somewhere on the equator.
No counter weight anywhere, the elevator must be pulled by motor alone. Either one motor on the elevator itself, or two motors with one on each end of the rope.
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this is also S-P-A-C-E suitable
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>>25207
great series, stayed with me for life because it was such an epic story. As for the elevator, it was written in 1996 so give it some slack.

As I recall the elevator was basically a stretchable construct of tubes connected directly to Phobos that was relatively simple in its construction, but when it comes down it wipes out everything along the equator from its impact - like a whip hitting at full speed across the planet.

>>25248
megaprojects become less daunting when you can reach a point technologically that you can automate things. If you can build a machine (or factory) that can in turn, build two of itself then basically building anything is only a matter of time and raw materials.

btw have you got the third book yet? It's not as good as the others, it's kinda a space-matriarchy-slutcore society where women run everything for some reason and travel around the solar system getting fucked

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What are your favorite conspiracy theories?

1. The earth is flat
2. 9/11
3. Chemtrails
4. Aids doesn't exist
5. Dave Chappelle is a clone

"But it's all true" incomming
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Christ, the more I read this article, the more annoyed I get. Imagine how fucking shitty he had to be at his job to be fired by Democrats for villifying right-wingers. This is when the Dems had Congress, so yeah, this Salon article doesn't add up. We're also talking about the Obama Administration which kept tabs on various patriotic groups, particularly those connected to the Tea Party movement. This Daryl Johnson must've been let go for sheer incompetence because he's still be employed if he were half as talented at tracking domestic terrorism as this Salon article claims he is.
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Wow the antichrist certainly is trying to move at quite a clip these days

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-Navy-says-those-UFO-videos-are-real-14449261.php

It doesn't make sense to me why they'd be trying this shit now though unless it's just memetic seeding. I am now as I was before pretty much convinced that whatever this dumb "storming area 51" thing that was being talked about before is also a psyop that was pitifully being seeded into some communities. If it started mostly on twitter and shitbook then I am also 100% confident that it is nothing but a psyop.

I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

But why would they be pulling this UFO shit now? The NAM groups are also pretty weak and disrupted afaik atm.
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>>28066
>I can, if ernst likes, elaborate on my genuine beliefs in why I think that unveiling a New Age global cult is one of the final pieces to installing the heinous NWO, which to me perfectly does NOT make sense to be doing it now. Why? The world is totally disunited, the various councils and economic unions haven't even coalesced into any regional governments other than the EU, and no great battle was waged first between the fanatics, and against the atheists, and against the nihilists, until finally, exhausted, the nations of the world come to accept that some unifying spirituality is necessary--and that that one true religious authority for mankind is Lucifer.

Go ahead and elaborate. I probably won't know what to make of it, but I'm all ears.
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>>28068
Well I guess which part of it, for starters. I think the thing to keep in mind is the direction I'm coming from, which is mainly the Book of Revelation, because I see it as truth and all things proceeded from that direction

oh hey there's a spider on my keyboard
I'm not sure how much good or bad juju this is but I let him in and I'm not sure how he got here from the kitchen