bloodexorcist 3 days ago

@MentORPHEUS So randoms on the internet possibly living half way around the world form part of your clan. But your immediate neighbors, friends and family dont? TRP is a group by my definitions, not a clan. TRP has its own set of tenets and identity. It doesn't share the other fag hobbies I used in my example

MentORPHEUS 3 days ago

@bloodexorcist "You can't have a "UK in-group". You can have an in-group with the store clerk a block away."

You can't have opened a sociology textbook ever and make assertions such as these.

MentORPHEUS 6 days ago

@Caldero Cholesterol is absolutely found in many foods. Fun fact, cholesterol is a starting point for the synthesis of testosterone in the body. One metabolic pathway converts it to progesterone as an intermediate step.

sigdeff about a week ago

@MentORPHEUS I yield to that, some people will take the mainstream scientific belief and not become hopeless. There's a difference between the method used by science and the assumed belief in it as a dogma being materialism and that "eventually" science will come up with all the answers, not many people see the method and the belief as separate entities though. I suppose it (the belief) acts more as a blinder to even the remote possibility of an underlying teality as I like to call it. I'm not 100% on the "Everything looks like a hammer." approach, contextually I'm assuming that like everyone with an ideology it means that conspiracy theorists take the confirmation bias to their own extreme. (If wrong please correct and advise accordingly, thanks)

MentORPHEUS about a week ago

@sigdeff "the universe just randomly happened and that they are meaningless meat sacks"

These beliefs are not necessarily from indoctrination, and hopeless nihilism isn't where they inevitably lead. On the other hand, people who are really, REALLY into conspiracy theories usually develop an "Everything looks like a hammer" approach to life.

Magnus_Pym about a week ago
karl about a week ago

@MentORPHEUS Thanks, I found it. For anyone else who is curious: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/israel_anti-boycott_act#background

MentORPHEUS about a week ago

@karl Someone posted a list of states not too far down in the comments of the video. I haven't had time to follow the rabbit hole more deeply. Someone said a similar law was struck down in Texas, that might be a line of further inquiry for you also.

karl about a week ago

@MentORPHEUS Where I can find these 26 states? Want to see if mine is one of them... for no reason other than intellectual curiosity, of course.

destraht about a week ago

@MentORPHEUS Amazingly accidentally the otherwise disparate groups with nothing in common seem to agree. Its the same shit with selling a war; tell one group its for saving the women, another that its about repression of gays, another that its to make them pay for terrorist acts, another that its end times prophecy, another that its just economics to take their shit, another that it has to be done to prevent a thousand dominoes from falling. Next thing you know a whole bunch of alienated specialists are all on the same page in agreement even though they can't stand to speak to or know one another.

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