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by mikenz66
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal
Replies: 48
Views: 377

Re: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal

Thanks. Very interesting. If Yiannopoulos is as screwed as he seems, the left has little to celebrate in the manner of the defeat; he has been brought down, after all, by the one weapon we don’t want to give power to. He has been brought down not by reasoned liberal argument, nor by moral victory ov...
by mikenz66
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1757
Views: 42195

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

That "interviewer" is hilarious, isn't he? He's the one being triggered... He looks and acts like a stunned mullet... Disgraceful... :thinking: Mike Referring to the Tucker-Taylor interview posted by retrofuturist? I found she was behaving disgracefully, or rather, more practically speaki...
by mikenz66
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1757
Views: 42195

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

That "interviewer" is hilarious, isn't he? He's the one being triggered... He looks and acts like a stunned mullet...

Disgraceful...

:thinking:
Mike
by mikenz66
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal
Replies: 48
Views: 377

Re: The Milo Yiannopoulous scandal

Like this?

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:coffee: <- drinking Milo...
Mike
by mikenz66
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Modern Interpretations
Topic: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: Bhikkhu Anālayo’s e-learning course on the Nibbana sermons by Bhikkhu Katukurunde Ñāṇananda

I'm checking daily and I will definitely be attending this if I can sign up :anjali: Registration is now open... https://www.bcbsdharma.org/resources/bhikkhu-analayo-lectures/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=&utm_content=+CID_76109da81a317b77bc1eeb0bfab82ced&utm_source=BCBS%20CM&utm_t...
by mikenz66
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

Yes, those are just scams. Completely different issue from the issues Sokal was concerned about. I get a couple of invitations like that every day. The academic equivalent of those emails about the inheritance you didn't know you had... :jumping:

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

Hmm, I think you're reading a lot into Elanor's motives...

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Mike
by mikenz66
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2216

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, Whether you agree with him or not, this article does a very good job at articulating Milo's objectives and his motivations... Yep, it sure does. More victimhood and blaming others. The Left in this case. Those wowsers are stoppin' us from having fun ... boohoo :tantrum: There is a clear ...
by mikenz66
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

A couple of years back, I saw some hotshot (Australian / New Zealand?) female author who was really young when winning some big literary prize criticize people who don't (like to) read books. She said how she's reading reviews on Amazon and how outraged she gets when people write "This book di...
by mikenz66
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Patisambhidamagga
Replies: 27
Views: 1922

Re: Patisambhidamagga

Unfortunately, it's not public domain yet. It's about 500 pages. http://www.palitext.com/ The Path of Discrimination, tr. Ven. Ñāṇamoli, Introduction by A.K. Warder, 1982, 1991, new edn. 1997, 2014 ISBN 349 4 £39.50 « Add to Basket » Twelfth book of the Khuddaka-nikāya of the Sutta-piṭaka attributed...
by mikenz66
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 104
Views: 1536

Re: American Exceptionalism

Hey, we have skis here too. And we were the First (equal) to the top of Mt Everest, and Third to the South Pole. Here's our National Anthem. Usually we sing a verse in Māori and the first verse of the English text. http://www.mch.govt.nz/nz-identity-heritage/national-anthems/god-defend-new-zealandao...
by mikenz66
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2216

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

He's may well be good for the discussion, in the sense of getting people talking about issues (such as female participation in STEM careers in the case of the article I quoted), but I find his conclusions rather lacking in substance. His style (such as the paragraph I quoted) appears to be in the de...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

mikenz66 wrote:Ironically, one finds the same sort of juxtaposition of quotes on Forums such as this. Here, of course, the quotes are not from science and philosopy, but science and Dhamma...

And, of course, in many books about Science and Dharma...

:anjali:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist/Online "Performativity"/Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Buddhist/Online "Performativity"/Performance

Is it "us" that are different, or is it simply that an Internet Forum and In Person are quite a different modes of interaction? Those of us who are old enough to remember sending letters (which took weeks to be answered if they went internationally - no fax or email back then) might ask th...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

There are some interesting issues here. I don't think anyone has a problem with the fact that most research papers in subjects like physics or mathematics are completely incomprehensible to someone without a PhD in the particlular area (not just the general discipline). Where there is a perceived p...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 129
Views: 2216

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Here's one of his hilarious articles: Here’s Why There Ought to Be a Cap on Women Studying Science and Maths http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/15/heres-why-there-ought-to-be-a-cap-on-women-studying-science-and-maths/ Sadly, we’re not going to get to Mars or crack commercial nuclear fus...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

Certainly, it is preferable for papers to be written as clearly as possible, and one suspects that in some fields the style is deliberately obscure. However, my point is that cutting edge research is likely to be very difficult for anyone outside the field to understand. See, for example, the latest...
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Brahmacariyā among the devas
Replies: 18
Views: 249

Re: Brahmacariyā among the devas

I think it's a useful thread. It is always good to clarify common misunderstandings.

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Mike
by mikenz66
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 54
Views: 572

Re: Academic ridiculousness

That sounds about right. Dhamma and science, philosophy, history, etc are different knowledge systems, with different purposes.

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Mike

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