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supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009
Well perhaps I do too. But I hope not? Without the prospect of establishing civilizations on other celestial bodies the human race has just about accomplished all that it ever will?
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
I think the human race is afraid of making the right kind of choices, like a shift away from technology...
supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009
Really? But thats counterintuitive? Technology is one of human kind's essential qualities. Man is not man without technology? Technology is our unique gift that makes us responsible for the earth and all it's creatures. We MUST transcend and not hide in a cave!!! Thus the earth will die one way or another, no matter how carbon friendly we become? We must escape it's confines.
benjamin
1 articles & 212 comments since 30 Nov 2007

+ 'When attendants want this monkey, they know where to look.'

lrg_trained_monkey
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Shifting away from technology is not counter intuitive, quite the opposite. Without man made stimuli there are more directions for intuition to develop. Intuition cannot develop easily from the remnants of mans mistakes that have been modified to suit mans purpose. Technology may not seem to be designed to dumb down intuition, but it does so by its influence on the whole. To entertain is not an evolutionary direction, it is counter intuitive. If you take the monkey for instance, he would be better off in the jungle eating bananas then to be encouraged to do mans work because it's entertaining to watch...
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
It's a bit like writing in a way. One day man discovered how to write exactally what he wanted to write by experience. That set the standard for what we learn is correct writing in an evolutionary pattern. That is counter intuitive.
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Man/monkey same diff?
benjamin
1 articles & 212 comments since 30 Nov 2007

apparently
adverb
apparently, no one had ever told him that he had a half-sister in San Diego Zoo. seemingly, evidently, it seems (that), it appears (that), it would seem (that), it would appear (that), as far as one knows, by all accounts; ostensibly, outwardly, supposedly, on the face of it, so the story goes, so I'm told; allegedly, reputedly.

Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
An adverb is a word describing a verb, and a verb is a doing word.
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Apparently he had made a mistake, the Zoo was closed and the animals were nowhere to be seen. It seemed obvious that day in April that it was winter time...
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
He continued to think... as he did so he noticed the Antelope, now grazing on the left wing of the condominium.
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
'Thats not what we agreed on' he said out loud. The pen was only half the size of a football field...
supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009
Entertainment is not counterintuitive. Entertainment is directly linked to survival (for humans especially). Entertainment masks the fact that existing is actually very boring. Producing and enjoying entertainment is conducive to human health. Technology is only a hindrance to certain human beings that are too timid to take life by the balls.
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
I don't think entertainment is directly linked to survival. One can survive without being entertained, as long as they have food, water and shelter. Also the entertainment technology provides is a tool for being entertained because that's the way technology rolls. It is different from a game of Rugby for example that is more hands on. The difference is such that it makes entertainment counterintuitive.
supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009

Rugby as an entertainment is just too hands on for my liking. I like to take life by the balls but not literally.

 

"One can survive without being entertained, as long as they have food, water and shelter"

 

                           ...When a person contemplates retiring, they do not evaluate the quality of their retirement by how much food and water they will have to drink, but instead they try to decide what they will do with their spare time? In otherwords how they are going to "entertain" themselves. Human beings need food, water and shelter to survive for a while but without entertainment of some kind they will lose their sanity. Technology items such as a pack of cards will do the trick for a little while but you will soon need something else and so on and so on.

Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Personally I like to wander about in, and contemplate nature. If I feel myself going insane I look at what the animals do and how the trees grow and follow their example. In nature there is not a living sole that goes mad, take my word for it. Technology, that is a different story. Technology doesn't exist, it is dead like a machine filled with parasites. If one is in doubt, nature must be protected and that cannot happen via a machine.
supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009
That is nonsense. Scientists all over the globe are trying to monitor, help and protect nature. And they do this with machines such as satellites, helicopters and range rovers and technology such as alkaline acid ph tests and pest traps. Sure these conservationists are usually busy sorting out the mess that humans and technology have caused but the human race is not unnatural.
Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Well scientists seek to find outcomes, as what they aim to protect has a personal significance to them. In that sense the significance of human nature is its negative qualities. But these aims also exist in non scientific purposes and technology plays more of a direct role in those cases. There is satisfaction in that and it could be entertaining. Perhaps what substantiates as natural to scientists is relative to what they aim to research, and that exists in nature and not in technology.
supa_frizz
Quint Baker
29 articles & 724 comments since 20 Jul 2009
It is not negative to employ personal significance as a primary motivation to do to do. Almost all art and other entertainments are made this way. That is why you will find love, sexual attraction and bad relationships to be the most common subject matter for anything portrayed for the purpose of viewing, listening etc. Love and sexual attraction in entertainment is also directly linked with survival as of course they are imperative matters for human reproduction. Also personal significance as a primary motivation is why you will never rid art or other entertainments of the presence of religious and/or spiritual themes. We are creatures that are driven emotionally and heartfelt and that cannot change.

Formerly
2 articles & 154 comments since 8 Aug 2011
Survival is not the reason reproduction occurs, if it were, man kind simply wouldn't reproduce. Survival is literally what survives, and what survives is what remains after the creators consiousness failed to predict a counterintuitive direction. In the long run that is always in the best interest of survival. When what is popular does not describe existance as a constant state of prediction, nothing does anymore. To want to look directly at popular subject matter should be the reason it is popular. If love, sexual attraction and bad relationships are the most common subject matter for anything portrayed for the purpose of viewing, listening etc., then by now we would already see that we were wrong later on.
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