Evolution vs. Creation

Evolution vs. Creation

There are 216619 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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“what we think we become”

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#70242 Jan 7, 2013
For the less educated ones:

PEST analysis stands for "P olitical, E conomic, S ocial, and T echnological analysis"

Learn your 'own' Business!

“I Am No One Else”

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#70243 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Everyone must carry a DICTIONARY including yourself. You know they have dictionary 'apps' now.
Low life scum? You are a classic example of a PEST and you are used to kill what is actually good.
Very inaccurate, there are many people who never need a dictionary. There are learning mechanisms and logic types that you have never even ones considered viable because they all differ from you.

Did you know that sociopaths actually just think differently than you? They lack the chemical reactions that produce the erratic and often detrimental emotions in their brains. Due to this all resources are utilized for learning, and they rarely need a dictionary because they become natural sponges for information. If we utilized these people more we could be on Mars already, instead of fearing them, another often irrational emotional response.

Many autistic people rarely need dictionaries either, they often become masters of using words and using even the least known definitions of words. Often twisting the meaning of what people say to suit their own ends, by utilizing obscure and lesser known meanings of the words to make what you say mean something completely different. They are also literalists, it's part of their logic method, everything is as it is, slang often escapes them, memes are a complete mystery to them.

Those are just the two of the top of my head. Two examples of people who don't need dictionaries.

“what we think we become”

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#70244 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Very inaccurate, there are many people who never need a dictionary. There are learning mechanisms and logic types that you have never even ones considered viable because they all differ from you.
Did you know that sociopaths actually just think differently than you? They lack the chemical reactions that produce the erratic and often detrimental emotions in their brains. Due to this all resources are utilized for learning, and they rarely need a dictionary because they become natural sponges for information. If we utilized these people more we could be on Mars already, instead of fearing them, another often irrational emotional response.
Many autistic people rarely need dictionaries either, they often become masters of using words and using even the least known definitions of words. Often twisting the meaning of what people say to suit their own ends, by utilizing obscure and lesser known meanings of the words to make what you say mean something completely different. They are also literalists, it's part of their logic method, everything is as it is, slang often escapes them, memes are a complete mystery to them.
Those are just the two of the top of my head. Two examples of people who don't need dictionaries.
She's talking about "grade schoolers" They need to carry dictionaries!

I probably don't need dictionaries as often times, words will just pop in my head even if I'm totally unfamiliar with them. But I use the dictionary to verify that word is appropriate to use. It's intuition. It's something I learned to deal with writer's block.

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#70245 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Did you know that sociopaths actually just think differently than you? They lack the chemical reactions that produce the erratic and often detrimental emotions in their brains. Due to this all resources are utilized for learning, and they rarely need a dictionary because they become natural sponges for information. If we utilized these people more we could be on Mars already, instead of fearing them, another often irrational emotional response.
I always thought sociopaths were deeply emotional but less empathic. Which is why it's a pathology.

“I Am No One Else”

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#70246 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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She's talking about "grade schoolers" They need to carry dictionaries!
I probably don't need dictionaries as often times, words will just pop in my head even if I'm totally unfamiliar with them. But I use the dictionary to verify that word is appropriate to use. It's intuition. It's something I learned to deal with writer's block.
Actually, not all, and they really don't now. If they have a cellphone they have Google and a slew of other resources which eliminate the need for a dictionary. ;)

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#70247 Jan 7, 2013
denigrate. look it up.

deni-great. analyze that.

“I Am No One Else”

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#70248 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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I always thought sociopaths were deeply emotional but less empathic. Which is why it's a pathology.
They lack the chemical reactions of specific emotional responses, not all emotions. I did clarify that point. However they are not "deeply" emotional, really. Due to the social definitions of emotion, which are completely biased and more often wrong, the sociopath will attempt to blend in better by exhibiting, manufacturing, the responses to stimuli based on these social constructs. Often going "over board" as an attempt to convince everyone that they are "normal," but since normal cannot actually exist in any living organism they inevitably fail to produce the correct responses.

The frustration will also cause them to often become manipulators, using the emotional responses that others are lacking control of to get what they want from that person, but there is no emotional tie or empathy. However this is far less common than most people realize, and sociopathy is far more common than most people want to know. There are also a lot of degrees of sociopathy. It's a pretty interesting subject of study, because knowing how a human without emotions behaves allows us insight of how an artificial intelligence would also behave. Thus we are capable of predicting flaws in the logic centers and overcoming them before we actually figure out how to make the machines more intelligent than rodents.

“what we think we become”

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#70249 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, not all, and they really don't now. If they have a cellphone they have Google and a slew of other resources which eliminate the need for a dictionary. ;)
Is there a subtle meaning to your resistance for a dictionary?

I actually use the thesaurus 'dinos' more often. lol

“I Am No One Else”

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#70250 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Is there a subtle meaning to your resistance for a dictionary?
I actually use the thesaurus 'dinos' more often. lol
No, I'm just making small talk avoiding work on my project right now.

“what we think we become”

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#70251 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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They lack the chemical reactions of specific emotional responses, not all emotions. I did clarify that point. However they are not "deeply" emotional, really. Due to the social definitions of emotion, which are completely biased and more often wrong, the sociopath will attempt to blend in better by exhibiting, manufacturing, the responses to stimuli based on these social constructs. Often going "over board" as an attempt to convince everyone that they are "normal," but since normal cannot actually exist in any living organism they inevitably fail to produce the correct responses.
The frustration will also cause them to often become manipulators, using the emotional responses that others are lacking control of to get what they want from that person, but there is no emotional tie or empathy. However this is far less common than most people realize, and sociopathy is far more common than most people want to know. There are also a lot of degrees of sociopathy. It's a pretty interesting subject of study, because knowing how a human without emotions behaves allows us insight of how an artificial intelligence would also behave. Thus we are capable of predicting flaws in the logic centers and overcoming them before we actually figure out how to make the machines more intelligent than rodents.
So what does one sociopath think about other sociopaths?

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#70252 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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It's a pretty interesting subject of study, because knowing how a human without emotions behaves allows us insight of how an artificial intelligence would also behave. Thus we are capable of predicting flaws in the logic centers and overcoming them before we actually figure out how to make the machines more intelligent than rodents.
Simple. If you get rid of emotions, one can use talent or other abilities to hide those emotions. Acting is one of them. Something that sociopaths need to learn and artificial intelligence can always use animations for a more human-like behavior.

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#70253 Jan 7, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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I already said, our legal system isn't really about rules. But since you bring them up, you do know that there is an insanity plea in a court of law, and the consequences are different than with premeditated crimes, right?
You crossed a line. This was over before it began.
You like to lie and then lie and then repeat. Even in the face of evidence to the contrary. Good luck with that

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#70254 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Simple. If you get rid of emotions, one can use talent or other abilities to hide those emotions. Acting is one of them. Something that sociopaths need to learn and artificial intelligence can always use animations for a more human-like behavior.
Sociopaths do learn to "act" like typical humans quite well, it's often a result of their being on the outside from childhood. They learn to observe behaviors and emulate them very well, often to the point of being able to create several personae they can used based on the situation.

The thing is, it's because of our incorrect notions that they are inherently "dangerous" that causes them to remain hidden, and sometimes even become an actual threat to those around them. As I stated, sociopathy is far more common than most people want to realize, because of socially constructed stigma associated with it, thanks to the idiotic notions given us by psychiatrists. It's an effort to locate true sociopaths for study, but the pay-off is a further understanding of the laws of logic and various other aspects of the human brain. This makes them one of the most valuable resources to psychological and neurological advances, which benefit the areas I am involved in a lot as well.

“I Am No One Else”

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#70255 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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So what does one sociopath think about other sociopaths?
They don't. To them, we're all just humans.

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#70256 Jan 7, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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No, we are on a "CreationISM" vs. Evolution thread. Whether or not you accept the definition of Creationism, it's about the prehistory of Earth.
In all honesty, I was very provoking towards both Drew and sickofit. I intended to draw out their obsessive-compulsive tendencies rather than go through this nit-picky nonsense. In your case, you were on the hook from the get-go because you were posing as God's servant against evil, and when you realized that you were hunting a legally insane person (and already dead! My hero!), well, I guess you kind of got into an off-balance state of bluster.
Really, you feel attacked because I started off on the assumption that you knew that the shooter was mentally handicapped. Things just got silly from there.
It is hard to tell in this incoherent babble, what you are trying to say. I wasn't hunting anyone. I made no claim about being God's servant against evil. This is all stuff you are claiming. I didn't know the killer was legally insane. You said he had Asperger's syndrome. To my knowledge that is a medical diagnosis. A court would have to determine if he was legally insane. Since he didn't have the courage to survive his little hunting expedition, we can't know what the courst would have decided.

I don't feel attacked. I was attacked. Just like Drew was attacked. It is sounding more and more like you are the troll he claims you are. You obviously aren't going to learn anything. You clearly have this overwhelming need to dominate like a pit bull. I have made my case. The evidence stands up. Anything further is just a waste of my time. Good luck with your issues your going to need by the sound of things.

“what we think we become”

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#70257 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Sociopaths do learn to "act" like typical humans quite well, it's often a result of their being on the outside from childhood. They learn to observe behaviors and emulate them very well, often to the point of being able to create several personae they can used based on the situation.
The thing is, it's because of our incorrect notions that they are inherently "dangerous" that causes them to remain hidden, and sometimes even become an actual threat to those around them. As I stated, sociopathy is far more common than most people want to realize, because of socially constructed stigma associated with it, thanks to the idiotic notions given us by psychiatrists. It's an effort to locate true sociopaths for study, but the pay-off is a further understanding of the laws of logic and various other aspects of the human brain. This makes them one of the most valuable resources to psychological and neurological advances, which benefit the areas I am involved in a lot as well.
Actually, the anthropomorphic God of the bible is somewhat a sociopath. It's why Jesus, being the opposite of His nature, when added to the equation makes the Holy Trinity a good psychological model of a supreme human psyche. I'm sure other religions have their own vindication about their Gods. lol

In other words, sociopaths need to realize how dangerous they can be considering their Godly nature to some extent, when acting alone. They don't need to fit in but they need to be aware of themselves.

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#70258 Jan 7, 2013
Cybele wrote:
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Actually, the anthropomorphic God of the bible is somewhat a sociopath. It's why Jesus, being the opposite of His nature, when added to the equation makes the Holy Trinity a good psychological model of a supreme human psyche. I'm sure other religions have their own vindication about their Gods. lol
In other words, sociopaths need to realize how dangerous they can be considering their Godly nature to some extent, when acting alone. They don't need to fit in but they need to be aware of themselves.
Actually, he was a psychopath. ;) Quick to anger, and always the "you made me" excuse, the most common trait of a psychopath.

The Jesus character is more akin to a rebel, actually, as it goes against the psychotic god itself, and opposes authority.

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#70260 Jan 7, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Actually, he was a psychopath. ;) Quick to anger, and always the "you made me" excuse, the most common trait of a psychopath.
The Jesus character is more akin to a rebel, actually, as it goes against the psychotic god itself, and opposes authority.
I read a fiction on Jesus' childhood and he did some bad things. lol

But his psychology is more important. He probably learned how to act right and thought about Beatitudes because he is intimidated by his God the fudder. Argh!

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#70261 Jan 7, 2013
Anyways, that brings me to another question.

Is there such thing as a religious sociopath?
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#70263 Jan 7, 2013
anonymous wrote:
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Well.... that's not the MOST neutral thing I've heard today!:o)
No... but it is the truth.

The politicians have been selling us out to communist China and to the Saudi monarchy for decades now. In spite of all the propaganda from MSNBC and Fox it is totally bipartisan. Clinton beat Bush and gave us more of the same. Bush replaced Clinton and we got more of the same. Now Obama is pretty much a Bush clone.

They all borrow from the foreign despots and outsource our jobs to east Asia. Both parties get their pockets lined by corporations who have subsidiaries in China and by Saudi oil interests and the crooks in Washington do their bidding. Why else would we be systematically targeting all of Saudi Arabia's rivals in the gulf region one by one? If not for them would we really be that interested in the Middle East?

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