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    But in the end, maybe those close to us will...

    But in the end, maybe those close to us will really only care about the way you behaved to them, not to the world at large.

    Seems like a modern-day curse where we're able to compare ourselves not...
  2. Image: A History of Architecture (48 Icons)

    These are of course generalizations, and not from every era, and it's mostly Western, but this image is hopefully useful to anyone interested. :)

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    As for anime/manga, no matter what the content,...

    As for anime/manga, no matter what the content, the drawing style is an absolute abomination and more so because it's become a lifeless cookie-cutter style that's spread like a virus across...
  4. Whether the study is in perfect accordance with...

    Whether the study is in perfect accordance with reality or not, the result sounds fairly plausible. I don't think of men as being "strategic" when it comes to relationships in the same way as women,...
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    Last summer was scary. So many forest fires...

    Last summer was scary.

    So many forest fires in Sweden that we needed firefighters from around Europe to help us out.

    And it was the first time I'd ever experienced 35 C temperatures, it was...
  6. Gosh, I hope sound engineers make future society...

    Gosh, I hope sound engineers make future society less of a sound-polluted mess while still making each sound functional.

    There are too many "beeps" and "bloops" nowadays which are harmful to...
  7. Interesting! "We're highlighting what's...

    Interesting!

    "We're highlighting what's already there, so that we can do our job as scientists."

    It's like those black and white images produced by electron microscopes, where color is...
  8. Much appreciated by any of us who weren't here...

    Much appreciated by any of us who weren't here from the start. :thumbup

    I'll dig in as well because I think the original poster's perspective may need some comment:



    There is reason to...
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    The forum is preservationist (as per the mission...

    The forum is preservationist (as per the mission statement), and I would think that conservatism and traditionalism are but two ways to try to achieve preservation, not the be-all and end-all.
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    A social psychology professor once told us that...

    A social psychology professor once told us that if an individual does not participate in a group's general behavior or actions, it will, at the back of their minds, be seen as a direct provokation....
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    Glad midsommar! Pickled herring, excellent...

    Glad midsommar!

    Pickled herring, excellent schnapps and dancing around a midsummer pole all the way!
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    Poll! You say "almost"; what are some examples of good...

    You say "almost"; what are some examples of good Jewish art?
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    Important!  Thanks for this insight. :) I've tried praying....

    Thanks for this insight. :) I've tried praying. In my heart of hearts, however, I was never a believer, hence the act would eventually seem "unnecessary" to my mind and therefore really hard to keep...
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    Important!  That sounds quite interesting. How would you...

    That sounds quite interesting. How would you yourself summarize the benefits of prayer?
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    Poll! You speak of art as though it's some sort of...

    You speak of art as though it's some sort of alien force. Surely, art must mirror human experience somehow?



    But we don't stop learning about life after school, do we? Adults are sooner or...
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    Wow, what a treat! Nice going, Drusilla. :) Must...

    Wow, what a treat! Nice going, Drusilla. :) Must have been awesome discussing and watching Żuławski together with friends in a Berlin apartment.

    I've already seen Possession several times, but I'm...
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    Oral myths are probably great, but they're...

    Oral myths are probably great, but they're honestly a bit hard to come by nowadays. :chinrub Sitting in a cave with your elders telling stories about the local bear god and whatnot perhaps trumps a...
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    The ideas of teachers as authority and...

    The ideas of teachers as authority and learning/knowledge as repetition have been severely criticized for half a century now, at least since the positivism of 1960s didactics didn't turn out to be...
  19. But how does a social media platform sabotage the...

    But how does a social media platform sabotage the Right if it provides them with that platform?
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    It's not like science, I agree, but e.g....

    It's not like science, I agree, but e.g. Mulholland Drive provided me with a lot stronger emotional punch once I understood it (or thought I did) than before I did so. I think of artworks like other...
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    I haven't seen the film, but that diagram is...

    I haven't seen the film, but that diagram is fascinating! It makes a lot more sense than most time travel narratives. :thumbup
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    Terrifyingly good, right? ;) I'm thinking...

    Terrifyingly good, right? ;)

    I'm thinking those monsters symbolize the corruption of their fragile souls; the characters are on the brink of mental collapse brought on by jealousy (the Sam Neill...
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    Yeah, I mean, I have googled it, I have read...

    Yeah, I mean, I have googled it, I have read several reviews and whatnot, and I know what the plot is, but I'm afraid that doesn't really help in solving what it all means. :( Thanks anyway.
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    Poll! My point was not that art should enable...

    My point was not that art should enable suffering. In many cases I think people enjoy art of any kind because it acknowledges our experience (we recognize our lives in it) and then turn it into a...
  25. A trap for whom? For what? :shrug And yet...

    A trap for whom? For what? :shrug



    And yet another available alternative is bad why?
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