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by Raytrek
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Corporate Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Re: Corporate Power

Function = the purpose for which something is designed or exists, fulfil = to carry out or bring to realization, Anthropomorphic = ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human, Purpose = the reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. I'm not seeing your disti...
by Raytrek
Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Corporate Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Re: Corporate Power

Hi, I haven't been on in a while, thought I'd stop by. I'll just run by where I now am at on this issue. There are things that people need just to perpetuate their existence, but then there are things beyond this that give them fulfilment. With the latter; it has a kind of range from being sustainab...
by Raytrek
Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Corporate Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Re: Corporate Power

Here is what I think: If you have a system that only produces the needs of the people, a Spartan Society if you will, then this guarantees that some people will have to work constantly while a huge chunk of society will never have to work at all. As there is no specialty rewards for those who work c...
by Raytrek
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Notable Quotations
Replies: 113
Views: 37592

Re: Notable Quotations

"God is the line drawn between the relevant and the irrelevant"
by Raytrek
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

There is the “Fate” world of nature, everything that exists despite man. Then there is human cause and effect, concepts are created by us and the conclusions motivate actions in the spirit of those conclusions, with the intention of the action fulfilling a purpose in line with those conclusions. The...
by Raytrek
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Free Will, or No Free Will... that is the Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Free Will, or No Free Will... that is the Question

I look at it as two worlds: There is the "Fate" world which has some kind of purpose beyond our knowing, the universe has some best possible ends for itself and all this cause and effect that naturally exists is all working toward that. This process has resulted in us, if we are a factor in the best...
by Raytrek
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Free Will, or No Free Will... that is the Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Free Will, or No Free Will... that is the Question

I made a statement that may be relevant, or not... I would love to say everything is tracable by cause and effect, but concept adds a new variable to the equation. Concept itself effects and is effected but it also has the power to create and destroy cause. So a reason for everything? Free-will Vs P...
by Raytrek
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

Thanks for the reply, love your puppy anecdote. I will have a look at that link for sure. I agree with what you said about love, for me it is something completely different to most definitions but there are many of those. I was considering it as in the mysterious impulse everything has to forge cons...
by Raytrek
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

Thanks Bruce, I got a kick out of your responses. I seen a youtube thing on a Magpie, they put a yellow dot where it could not see it, then put a mirror in, the bird then tried to remove the dot, scratching at it even though it could not directly see it, it must have recognized it in the mirror. The...
by Raytrek
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

This is a kind of sumed up conclusion of my point. We have imagination, it is a virtual world we can run all manner of simulations in. If you think about a sleeping dog, you may have seen it behaving like it is responding to stimuli, perhaps some kind of dream chasing a rabbit. This suggests that th...
by Raytrek
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

I believe that is human, social programming because of the high level of injustice in our system. Punishment has replaced restitution, so taking responsibility for a bad action is nothing more than sadism--you are asking to be punished. If the system were based in restitution, the concept of "you b...
by Raytrek
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Notable Quotations
Replies: 113
Views: 37592

Re: Notable Quotations

"Our worth was lost and chaos reigned the moment some concept became more important than empathy"
by Raytrek
Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

Haha, yes, consumerism is contradictory to self-sufficiency, of course I mean it to the degree of social function. I have been thinking a lot about the natural values that you (Bruce) brought up in my Nihilism rant. I came to realize that the concept of Nihilism applies to concepts, concepts have no...
by Raytrek
Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

My dad made a good point, that it was about self-interest, a business would not do it unless everyone else was doing it, but if enough others are doing it then the one who does not contribute could benefit from the larger consumer base anyway, without spending a cent. But why isn't there some kind o...
by Raytrek
Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

But this is not about forcing any business to do anything they do not want to do. So get that out of your head, this is not a suggestion of dictatorship. In business you make investments, some work out, others do not. This is a reasonable suggestion of how we can increase the consumer base, meaning ...
by Raytrek
Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

"Liability" is imposed on a person by another. Is that what you mean, or are you talking about "responsibility", a self-imposed condition? My point is that people only seem to have two concerns, freedom and liability. They are free to make money but they have certain limited liabilities with that r...
by Raytrek
Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

You don’t have to enforce a thing by law, it is about every one of us just saying it is ok, its a right, its not my place, someone being a dick is fine until it happens to you. So you ignore it? Yes that is nobel, but cowardly, grow nutz and stand up to ignorance, lest you want a cesspool society. P...
by Raytrek
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

LoneBear wrote:The only thing I know for certain, is that I don't know anything for certain!

Funny you should say that, I said that myself not long ago. Yes it is the main difference between something being a theory and an absolute scientific fact, in a lot of cases.
by Raytrek
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

Most of this is taken from a post I started, no one else really got involved. Kindness does not mean turning the other cheek to be bitchslapped by bullies, it is a kindness to protect those weaker empathic people by standing up against ignorance and to make all kinds of attempts at jogging understan...
by Raytrek
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

I look at it this way: Regardless of the behaviour of everyone else, you introspect and find the will to be kind, kindness is the only true value/principle in the universe and all wisdom is built upon it. The thing with the ignorant is they lack this most basic piece of knowledge and intern know not...
by Raytrek
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Why 'phi'?
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

Re: Why 'phi'?

by Raytrek
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Corporate Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Re: Corporate Power

Thanks for bringing me up to speed, if I had a go at researching now and then I may be aware of stuff. But thanks for the links, I will have a look-see on what I'm missing out on.
by Raytrek
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: Corporate Power
Replies: 9
Views: 3037

Corporate Power

This is more of a question on the whole issue, merit or criticism. Ideas on if it is practical, and if so, ideas on developing it into some kind of blueprint. I say the cost of the death of the Union is the death of the Lobbyist. Originally a corporation was a temporary government contract for emege...
by Raytrek
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

Didn't you just shift your values to those held by Nihilism? By accepting the tenants of Nihilism, you must therefore be giving them a "high value" in your consciousness! Well in the pure Nihilistic state even Nihilism has no value, many Nihilists understand this contradiction. But I am not a Nihil...
by Raytrek
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Antiquatis General Discussion
Topic: The answer is 42
Replies: 51
Views: 10570

Re: The answer is 42

I came to an understanding of Nihilism, and doing so found it a liberation of attachment. In being free from the values of everything, which is an interesting state, I found I was free to assign any value I want to anything I want and remain able to dissolve those values at any given time. Of course...