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Re: the Emperor's New Clothes story. In modern America, people don't pay sincere attention to the little boy telling the truth, they just jeer at his obvious stupidity in not understanding that the Emperor is wearing a higher form of clothing that only sophisticates like themselves can see. What rea...(read more)
<p>Flying saucer cultism was helped along by secret Cold War technological advances that were accidentally witnessed by civilians. </p>
<p>For example, the famous 1947 Roswell incident was the crashing of an American strategic reconnaissance super-balloon that was supposed to float over the Soviet ...(read more)
We use Occam's Razor because it has tended to work better than Occam's Butterknife.
What's so complicated about that?
Sorry about the multiple postings, I don't know why your software does that.
Also, please, can we stop equating "race" and "skin color"? Haven't you ever seen an African albino? Being white in skin color doesn't make him white racially.
Or consider the famous golfer Vijay Singh, who of South Asian origin and was born on Fiji. He is darker than the average African-American (...(read more)
People care about race because race is about who your blood relatives are, and who, to some extent, your descendants will be.
A racial group can best be defined as an extended family that has more coherence and cohesiveness than a typical extended family because it is partly-inbred.
So, that's why...(read more)
I think you are accepting the advertising hooey of martial arts dojos too much at face value. Most people don't take martial arts for all the abstracted reasons that appear in the brochures, but because they want to feel they can win fights with other people.
Similarly, people don't want to learn h...(read more)