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by vers
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: civilization, its definition, purpose, and adequacy
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: civilization, its definition, purpose, and adequacy

Consider civilizations as organisms. Does it still make sense to ascribe purposes to them? Except that since civilization is comprised solely of human actors, we have the ability to shape it, theoretically, in any way we please. So if there is a way to improve upon society and give it a positive pu...
by vers
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

I agree with everything you say. No arguments here. haha coney i can't tell if thats sarcastic or not >.> if its not, its an honor to have someone who really knows their stuff to argue with and come to a few agreements (your posts on GoodRudeFun's SB thread are pretty incredible. thats a great topi...
by vers
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 50217

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

i simply feel that as long as there is such a stark separation made, then we won't have true equality. As if separate but equal were less a legal standpoint and more a universal truth. if the current paradigm holds, though, i hope im wrong in thinking that. I hope, then, that we can remain seperate ...
by vers
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination - Is there a cure?
Replies: 28
Views: 4301

Re: Procrastination - Is there a cure?

I accept procrastination as the only way to assure that i get some time to myself to do the things i like. If i never procrastinated, there's no way id know id get that time. So i just learned to write decently when the deadline is close. Its not the optimal solution, but everyone ends up happy. Alt...
by vers
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Flawed Narrators
Replies: 48
Views: 10550

Re: Flawed Narrators

Orsa wrote:Tell-Tale Heart, mi rite?


haha well thats about as flawed as a person gets!
by vers
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina Legislature - NC314
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

Re: North Carolina Legislature - NC314

yeah....i hadnt read the updated rules, apparently :roll:
by vers
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 50217

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

A woman can't truly be just someone. The narrative is always about how she's a businesswoman, a mother, a wife, etc. There's never integration of nontraditional tasks with female identity. The female identity is split. For barbie it's even worse, she's everything! and all at once! If I can't make a...
by vers
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 50217

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

why not dismiss all hopes of achieving a society free of bigotry then? if you're going to quell a theory before it gains popularity among the masses simply by saying it will never gain popularity among the masses, nothing will have a chance to become the new paradigm.
by vers
Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 50217

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

This kind of sophistry completely ignores the fact that, for about 99% of the population, self-reported gender, chromosome type (XX or XY), and external genitalia all agree on one of two sets of values (male, XY, penis/testicles vs. female, XX, clitoris/vagina). If we're not allowed to create gener...
by vers
Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: North Carolina Legislature - NC314
Replies: 16
Views: 1846

Re: North Carolina Legislature - NC314

After all, we're a blue state now! oh god say it again. and again. and again and again and a thousand times again. I'll never tire of your sweet nothings whispered on the forums. I'm pretty excited to live in a blue state now...in case you couldn't tell. :D USER WAS BANNED FROM N&A&D&K ...
by vers
Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Flawed Narrators
Replies: 48
Views: 10550

Flawed Narrators

I just came from a previous thread which had been discussing a certain preachy book which i happen to like (a little) and it prompted me to think: Don't you hate the superhero narrator? The person giving you a story who can, we are to understand, do no wrong. The same goes for main characters. How c...
by vers
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Existence of the Patriarchy
Replies: 202
Views: 50217

Re: Existence of the Patriarchy

can i ask an annoying question? what is a man or a woman? Is there any true continuity between what is male and female? Even the existence (or absence) of genitalia can be as ranged as skin tone. :idea: Essentially there is no man or woman, and no race, no sexual deviance. All of these are social co...
by vers
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: civilization, its definition, purpose, and adequacy
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: Society, its definition, purpose, and adequacy

A society is a collective of humans. Societies tend to produce a familiar set of rules and guidelines that aim to enhance the harmony within the collective, but does not necessarily concern itself with the individual (with the recent emphasis on individualism in modern society this has changed some...
by vers
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Well, i'll go over asap! Of course if i were really to get into it, i'd be arguing the uselessness of labels like 'depression' and 'mental illness' as social constructs meant to normalize us into a collective static identity, and that that is one of the reasons we find our position unsatisfactory in...
by vers
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Whats more, another facet of his argument seems to be ignored: doomed or not civilization is just not working for us. It's making life miserable for a vast majority of humanity, where the leaver's system did not. My beefs with Ishmael aside, this point is entirely valid and would be worthy of a thr...
by vers
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:06 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

I feel that the point of Ishmael, boiled down, was to argue that we have no right to treat the planet as ours to do with what we may. Let me change your perceived point of the book: "We have no right to treat the planet as ours to do with what we may, specifically, by breaking the Law of Limit...
by vers
Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Counterpoint
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Counterpoint

i've got no pieces for you...just some advice. I'm studying counterpoint currently as a music performance major. I don't know if you ever planned on studying counterpoint but don't. It isn't hard, but it is incredibly tedious and mind numbing and will shatter any hopes you have of creating 'good' mu...
by vers
Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .
Replies: 79
Views: 12906

Re: Food that gives you headaches or other reactions. . .

Drinking cheerwine soda somehow makes me bite my tongue 100x more often than normal.

Also, it makes it hurt more.

So sad, for i love Cheerwine.
by vers
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

well, coney, you said it: he's anti-civilization. I feel that the point of Ishmael, boiled down, was to argue that we have no right to treat the planet as ours to do with what we may. In arguing the point though, he seems to make the case that animals and traditional hunter-gatherer human cultures l...
by vers
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)
Replies: 46
Views: 6942

Re: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)

no. some people say its better for schools to ban books than for books to be banned from ownership outright, but without the critical review of these books in the schools, children will never develop the ability to question themselves or their authority in a thoughtful way. It essentially has the sa...
by vers
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Replies: 26
Views: 4722

Re: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

I heard Ska and philosophy and came running!

I completely disagreed with the point (that is, if i got the point right) in Ishmael but entirely enjoyed reading it.
by vers
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)
Replies: 46
Views: 6942

Re: Banned Books Project (Help Me Choose One)

Slaughterhouse 5, Catcher in the Rye (my pick, it's less ideological), Animal Farm

I liked Catch 22 but found it a little repetitive and hard to push all the way to the end, but it's a good one as well.
by vers
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand
Replies: 778
Views: 212405

Re: Books you had to read for school that you could not stand

Am i the only one who noticed the complete lack of movement in The Scarlet Letter ? I couldn't stand it. In fact, i usually didn't read the things i was assigned. I thought i'd give it a go when assigned tSL as summer reading. Never again. The next year i was assigned Frankenstein. Fortunately, i di...
by vers
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:58 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song
Replies: 212
Views: 17428

Re: Randomize Your Library, Post First Song

Summer Grof - The Spinto Band
by vers
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music that kicks ass
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

Re: Music that kicks ass

I listen to anything out of the ska genre whenever i need to get pumped.
Streetlight manifesto, Less Than Jake. Also getting into a new band Spitvalves.

Also on that note: The Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Don Quixote, Master and Slave, Arrancate

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