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    Stumbled on a copy of The Collected Poems of...

    Stumbled on a copy of The Collected Poems of Cavafy yesterday at the bookstore in town I don't usually visit. At seven dollars it was a steal. Will have to get in there more often.

    Also showed a...
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    I've been reading about Acceptance and Commitment...

    I've been reading about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy lately and it feels similar to Zen.

    - detachment from thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves
    - focusing on the observing self, and...
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    Ok can one or both of you clarify the meaning?

    You were asked traits. Not organs.[/QUOTE]

    Ok can one or both of you clarify the meaning?
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    That's immaterial to whether they've been...

    Notice how your list is basically tautology? "essential organs" are by definition things that humans cannot exist without and thus, by definition, humans without those things could not survive to...
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    And to add: in our theoretical example I would...

    I haven't been implying that at all, not sure where it's coming from.

    If there has been any implication it's that every feature of the body, and every testable gender variation, at one point in...
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    Every essential organ in the body, sensory,...

    It would be far easier and faster if you could give the list of traits that are biological and for which there is clear scientific empirical evidence of how it was selected for. [/QUOTE]

    Every...
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    I haven't been implying that at all, not sure...

    I haven't been implying that at all, not sure where it's coming from.

    If there has been any implication it's that every feature of the body, and every testable gender variation, at one point in...
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    Can you give a few examples of traits that are...

    Agreed. A trait being biologically based in no way implies that it is functional or was selected for. In fact, few psychological/behavioral traits would be, because each one is the product of so many...
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    I see your point, although in truth I'm not...

    I'm sorry, I guess I did overreact.

    My issue is that you have a bit of a history of initiating threads of this kind - where you either postulate or "just ask questions" of a very specific kind....
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    I'd also add that 'instrumental' is a bit of a...

    I'd also add that 'instrumental' is a bit of a stretch for some of the playlist, but some of his albums are difficult to categorize.
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    This isn't quite jazz, but what is jazz anyway?...

    This isn't quite jazz, but what is jazz anyway? Let's temporarily re-phrase the thread title to 'the music appreciators thread'.

    Here's a playlist I made on Spotify of the instrumental albums...
  12. I agree. Ultimately we're constrained by our...

    It's also extremely easy, given the proper environment, of course.

    Not sure if people do such things deliberately. I can recall in my own life and experience doing silly and stupid things that at...
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    Going to try to respond to you thoughtfully...

    Maybe that's exactly what you should be doing instead of wasting our time too.[/QUOTE]

    Going to try to respond to you thoughtfully without inflaming further. Will probably fail.

    We're on a...
  14. IIRC I read a similar study a few years ago that...

    IIRC I read a similar study a few years ago that said the same - pop music is becoming more narrow.

    Just try not to conflate 'pop music is samey' with 'music is bad now and not like it used to...
  15. Even more common than laziness is that people...

    I see that People want understanding and an appeal to magic as a way to answer questions about something we don't understand. It isn't the only method of reaching an understanding but it is much...
  16. Believing in magic is fun. The world being...

    Believing in magic is fun. The world being mysterious is fun.

    This is why truth means so little to most of us. The materialist wonders why we don't teach critical thinking, but the truth is people...
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    I think that's a third process - integrating new,...

    I think that's a third process - integrating new, learned, and repetitive experiences into a more automated system. IOW, things that we do frequently and consistently, eventually we should be able to...
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    I agree, that's the why of the thread, passing...

    But keep in mind that males don't spend most of their time away from their mate and children. If they did, then other males and predators would take their mates and children. So, males spent time not...
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    I agree. By 'immediate' I more meant that the...

    I agree. By 'immediate' I more meant that the observing self is a scanner of the here and now, the present, what's happening around us. While the thinking self is a scanner of our internal memory. To...
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    Quite possible. Trying to fit certain subjects...

    I own A History of Warfare by Keegan. I remember enjoying it but feeling he could have executed on it better. I may have to pick it up again soon.[/QUOTE]

    To be honest, I haven't read A History of...
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    I own A History of Warfare...

    I own A History of Warfare by Keegan. I remember enjoying it but feeling he could have executed on it better. I may have to pick it up again soon.
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    I'm surprised I didn't mention Dawkins, I guess...

    I'm surprised I didn't mention Dawkins, I guess it's been a while since I've read any of his stuff. The Ancestor's Tale's by him is underrated, and undermentioned.
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    Your standout authors of non-fiction

    I thought this thread might dig out some gold..

    Usually when I read non-fiction I'm not too focused on the author, and instead the subject. But there have been a few authors that have really...
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    For thrill-rides Cedar Point is the standard....

    For thrill-rides Cedar Point is the standard. I've only been once, ca 2003, but it was pretty incredible. IIRC, Millennium Force was the new guy back then. I still remember exactly how I felt when I...
  25. If you mean hockey season then yes, but this year...

    If you mean hockey season then yes, but this year I might make more of an effort to watch the NFL too, finally. The past few seasons I watched a few playoff games outside of the Superbowl, and really...
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