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#562766 Nov 14, 2012
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“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#562767 Nov 14, 2012
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I came here to learn things. Now I'm just entertained.
That being said, I have learned some things. I'm not sure my parents would approve.
Would you like a list of what I've learned?
Always.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562768 Nov 14, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. are sexual feelings a form of emotions ??..
I'd say yes. Emotions are feelings that tend to motivate action. The key is in the "-motion" part of the word "emotion." And of course, motion, emotion, and motive all derive from the same Latin root from "motivus," meaning moving or impelling, itself derived from "movere," to move, and related to "mobilis," or movable. Thus words like move, motor and automobile also imply motion.

In any event, most of the feelings characterized as emotion motivate us to act. The most primal emotions like fear and anger, cause instinctive reactions away from or toward an object, even in lower animals.

Consider such feelings as love, trust, disgust, shame, envy, pity, shock, affection, curiosity, indignation, amusement, discontent, boredom, impatience, anxiety, and hope. All of them tend to inform our decisions, and in that way, affect our actions - or "motions."

Other emotions motivate action less so, emotions like grief, and happiness. There isn't much to do about them when they occur, although they may motivate our actions slightly - maybe to cry or smile - and to do what is necessary to avoid the one and create the other.

Sexual feelings certainly qualify. They motivate behavior.

These are all different from reason and pure ideas unassociated with emotion, which tell us such things as how things are and how to make them otherwise, but by themselves, don't motivate action. You have to have a preference to have a goal or purpose, and these come from a familiarity with feelings, and a preference for some over others.

BTW, as you know, in psychology, this is all subsumed under the rubric of "affect" (the noun).

Is that what you meant? What do you think about that way of viewing this topic?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562769 Nov 14, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
I remember you threatening me with a lawsuit if I didn't quit disagreeing with you.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
I don't, and neither do you.
nanoanomaly wrote:
It's rather convenient what you forget, isn't it? You are pathetic.
Well, now you can join the queue with RiversideRedneck and Skombolis, who both also expect us to take their word for what went down in a venue where everything is recorded and archived in online servers ready for immediate retrieval. I recommend that you do a few Google searches for web pages containing "it aint necessarily so," "nanoanomaly" or "Sheila," and whatever other word or phrase that you think are in my post such as "sue you," "litigate," "file charges," "lawsuit" - whatever.

Then get back to us with a hit if you get one, or simply concede - either explicitly in a future mea culpa post, or tacitly by offering no evidence - that you are also making an empty claim that you are unable to support.

People can guess for themselves whether that was due to a sincere error and a faulty memory, or due to a deficiency in your personal character. I've known you a long time, so I already have an opinion. But I don't want to influence the opinions of others on this yet, so I'll conceal it.

Which reminds me of a joke from My Little Chickadee starring Mae West. Ms. West has approached the bench in courtroom, and makes a snide remark under her breath. The judge angrily asks (paraphrasing),ďMrs. West! Are you trying to show contempt for this court?Ē to which she replied,ďNo, your honor. Iím doing my damnedest to conceal it.Ē

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#562770 Nov 14, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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It's like I told nanoanomaly, "It doesn't seem right that some people have multiple personalities when there are so many that didn't get even the one."
ROFL!

Did you make that up?

That's priceless.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#562771 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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I bet! I want to do that when I graduate.
I want to do that when I retire.

If I ever get to, that is.

I've been direct from Mass. to Florida on my Harley and from Mass to California in a %75 dollar car I bought at a Junkyard.

But I didn't do much sightseeing along the way either time.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562772 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
If it lasts more than four hours, contact a physician.
Physician my pitoot. For erections lasting over four hours, call a nurse.

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MAN : Do you sell Viagra here?
PHARMACIST: Yes sir, we do.
MAN : Can you get it over the counter?
PHARMACIST: Not unless I take two.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#562773 Nov 14, 2012
Cool thread - I give you that!

Since: Nov 12

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#562774 Nov 14, 2012
Sorry guys - I'm new here, and the "Type the numbers you see in the image on the right" is omnipresent, so I thought.... LOL
Sorry again! The thread is still cool, alright!

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#562775 Nov 14, 2012
tmpcase wrote:
Sorry guys - I'm new here, and the "Type the numbers you see in the image on the right" is omnipresent, so I thought.... LOL
Sorry again! The thread is still cool, alright!
Yo.

Stick around, test the water.

We got it all here - from the real smart to the astonishingly stupid.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#562776 Nov 14, 2012
shahid afridi wrote:
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thanks for your beautiful compliments over my beautiful opinion.Everyone has the opinion but the fools like you have no brain to undertstand.
Nope it does not work like that. a person has opinions and if those opinions can be backed up with evidence then that person feels good about his opinions

If those opinions cannot be backed up with evidence (as it the case with god book religions and the goddidit idea) that all that person has if faith
shahid afridi wrote:
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Its Allah.seems like you believe in all
Ahh the same abrahamic god as worshipped by Hebrews and christians. We donít get too many Muslims on here but those that do tread in the waters of topix donít usually make guesses to make themselves feel better, itís usually a christian trait. Perhaps itís just a personal affliction of yours.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562777 Nov 14, 2012
Al Garcia wrote:
That is not a choice.
Sure it is, Al. It's not a conscious choice, nor a complex one. But the elements of discrimination - being able to react differently to different ambient stimuli - and both attraction and repulsion characterize chemical interactions. On a grander scale, it is quite feasible that consciousness gets many of its qualities from this scale of matter. The feelings and emotions that we were just discussing have a quality very similar to charge. These phenomena vary in quality - the aspect that lets us distinguish them - and intensity. But the all are either positive or negative. We like them or we try to avoid them. For all we know, that is a manifestation of electric charge, which is chemistry.

At that scale, all matter is chemical(s). Smaller, and all matter is subatomic particles, with different qualities like quark colors and flavors.

Larger, and matter is things like chunks, puddles and clouds.

Larger yet, and matter is galaxies.

But at scale between the scale of unaided experience and that of the quarks, the world is all chemistry. A mountain is chemicals - the kind called minerals. The atmosphere is chemicals, mostly nitrogen and oxygen molecules. And the oceans are huge collections of H2O, NaCl, I, and more.

This is no more mysterious than recognizing that at a too small scale, Shakespeare is just so many letters, spaces and punctuation marks. At a larger scale it is words. But it is also famous phrases and quotes at a larger scale, and famous scenes and plays at larger scales yet. And at the grandest scale, the collected works of Shakespeare, it is something else again. Even letters have parts: stems, bars, shoulders, ascenders, descenders, etc. And these have parts. like serifs and terminals. A holistic view of Shakespeare considers multiple scales simultaneously, probably from the scale of phrase (to be or not to be) to his oeuvre.

It would be just as wrong to characterize the brain and mind as nothing but a vat of chemicals as it would be to characterize Shakespeare as just letters, even though at one scale that is correct. In each case, this is the narrow view, not the holistic one, in which it is understood that at each new scale, there are emergent phenomenon not present at other scales. Consciousness is considered an emergent phenomenon of the entire electro-chemical process of the brain.

The brain doesn't do much at the gross scale. There are no moving parts. But at the scale of neurons and neurotransmitters, it's all electrochemical phenomena.

So, the choices made by individual molecules considered collectively can be the source of consciousness and will - choice.
Smokin Joe

Hicksville, NY

#562778 Nov 14, 2012

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#562779 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
So I'm in America now. What a crazy place - there's lots of beautiful buildings here and really dirty streets. Lots of ultra rich and lots of crazed homeless people. I'm kind of scared to go out of my hotel at night.
Is this really America?
Can't say, without disclosure of your city location.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#562780 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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There are?
Historians have catalogued over 3700 supernatural beings revered by various faiths over the last 4000 years.

However if you want to take it further India had the idea that there were 330 million

Even the OT refers to multiple gods and that you god acknowledged other gods
Exodus 12:12:
Exodus 20:3
Exodus 34:14
Psalm 136:2:
Psalm 82:1-2

Do you doubt your own babble?

Since: Oct 07

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#562781 Nov 14, 2012
tmpcase wrote:
Sorry guys - I'm new here, and the "Type the numbers you see in the image on the right" is omnipresent, so I thought.... LOL
Sorry again! The thread is still cool, alright!
Stick around a while... you seem pretty normal!

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#562782 Nov 14, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Sure it is, Al. It's not a conscious choice, nor a complex one. But the elements of discrimination - being able to react differently to different ambient stimuli - and both attraction and repulsion characterize chemical interactions. On a grander scale, it is quite feasible that consciousness gets many of its qualities from this scale of matter. The feelings and emotions that we were just discussing have a quality very similar to charge. These phenomena vary in quality - the aspect that lets us distinguish them - and intensity. But the all are either positive or negative. We like them or we try to avoid them. For all we know, that is a manifestation of electric charge, which is chemistry.
At that scale, all matter is chemical(s). Smaller, and all matter is subatomic particles, with different qualities like quark colors and flavors.
Larger, and matter is things like chunks, puddles and clouds.
Larger yet, and matter is galaxies.
But at scale between the scale of unaided experience and that of the quarks, the world is all chemistry. A mountain is chemicals - the kind called minerals. The atmosphere is chemicals, mostly nitrogen and oxygen molecules. And the oceans are huge collections of H2O, NaCl, I, and more.
This is no more mysterious than recognizing that at a too small scale, Shakespeare is just so many letters, spaces and punctuation marks. At a larger scale it is words. But it is also famous phrases and quotes at a larger scale, and famous scenes and plays at larger scales yet. And at the grandest scale, the collected works of Shakespeare, it is something else again. Even letters have parts: stems, bars, shoulders, ascenders, descenders, etc. And these have parts. like serifs and terminals. A holistic view of Shakespeare considers multiple scales simultaneously, probably from the scale of phrase (to be or not to be) to his oeuvre.
It would be just as wrong to characterize the brain and mind as nothing but a vat of chemicals as it would be to characterize Shakespeare as just letters, even though at one scale that is correct. In each case, this is the narrow view, not the holistic one, in which it is understood that at each new scale, there are emergent phenomenon not present at other scales. Consciousness is considered an emergent phenomenon of the entire electro-chemical process of the brain.
The brain doesn't do much at the gross scale. There are no moving parts. But at the scale of neurons and neurotransmitters, it's all electrochemical phenomena.
So, the choices made by individual molecules considered collectively can be the source of consciousness and will - choice.
Speaking of free will... Have you read the short "Free Will" book by Sam Harris? I have a feeling that you would enjoy it.

Since: Oct 07

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#562783 Nov 14, 2012
Supertova wrote:
You are living proof. Our creation was not by accident. http://www.supertova.com
Free Jewish dating? I'm glad that you're not using your religion to spam...

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#562784 Nov 14, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. if sexual desire is emotional, and, emotions are neither good nor bad, how can anymore say homosexual desires are wrong ??..
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.. taking a dump is also gross but indubitably normal ..
<< searching for 2x4 >>
<< whacking it over RR's head >>
<< hallow sound >>
Some people like poop. Heard of the Hershey Splurt?

Gimme back my 2x4

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#562785 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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And all this time I totally thought you were crusin' here...
(teasing)
What's a nail bag?
Good girl. You don't know waht nail bags are.

ahhh.... The way it should be.

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