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  1. Total reboot

    Thank you, BurnedOut, there are several items on the list that i find very exciting, but did not know about before. Am doing some research to see which ones i can start soon. And, yes, some exercise for the body also i must include in my plans. Thanks once again :)
  2. Total reboot

    When i posted the questions, i had expected, at best, some passing remarks and, perhaps, some puns about my silly quest. It is really refreshing and humbling to know that you guys gave this so much thought. thanks guys :)
  3. Total reboot

    ` It took me a while to understand this. I read it a few times, and it does make sense. No matter what i read. unless i have an inquisitive mind i might not gain the most out of it. That being said, i do believe that some sources are better than some others, the difference being so big, in...
  4. Total reboot

    I do agree with this. I discovered ocw.mit.edu a while back. This looks promising :) True. I was being very naive, i realise. There are a few things i am very interested in learning, i think i can start from there. I will start with learning python, and there are a few goals i have set in...
  5. Total reboot

    Hello. I've been stuck in a place from where i thought there was no escape, a place which i did not enjoy, for the last 3 years. But for the past few months, i'm enjoying being in my line of work. But that required actually sitting down and shutting myself from the rest of the world, focusing on...
  6. Art of deduction

    Thank you for your time, QT, Hado, the distinction between inference and deduction i was not aware of :) brilliant.org seems to be a website i could get addicted to. Thank you so much for sharing AndyC! Also, coming to know that SH was based on a real person was pleasantly surprising, Adaire :)
  7. Art of deduction

    Also, if you happen to know any book which breaks it down for not-so-intelligent people to understand, please share it :)
  8. Art of deduction

    I was disappointed, as a child, that Sherlock Holmes was really just a fictional character, and so no such book exists, that was authored by him, and detailed his methods for the general public to read. I was wondering if you could share your experiences in deduction, where you feel you did a...
  9. Dunning-Kruger Effect

    I personally think there needs to be a third category in this order. The intelligent one thinks he is dumb, and the dumb one thinks of himself as smart. But one who has sat down and worked out what one knows and does not know about a particular subject, will then be in a situation to confidently...
  10. is suffering inevitable?

    You attribute your supposed limitation of novelty to the very fact that the beings in question are able to remember what has happened before. But, can i not as well argue that memory is the evolutionary mechanism to help us escape the mundane? It's purpose is to make a distinction between what...
  11. Are ancient greeks smarter than modern humans?

    One thing that has changed since the time of ancient Greeks is the amount of knowledge that we possess. Back then, any empirical thing anyone would discover would be an actual law, and just by probability, stumbling upon new laws has become exceedingly difficult and complex, given not just the...
  12. is suffering inevitable?

    If causality was instantaneous, we'd be stuck in a portrait. We experience life as a motion picture. I agree with you here. I don't quite get this part though. Why would novelty be limited because of causality? There are different levels of reality, and at each level, the experience and nature...
  13. Law of Accelarating Returns as evidence of evolution

    I guess this pretty much says it..! :D Thanks :)
  14. Law of Accelarating Returns as evidence of evolution

    I'm not sure if LOAR has caught up with a majority of the people...here, i'm posting a link :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zihTWh5i2C4
  15. Will humanity someday create "gods"?

    The potential for super-intelligence lies dormant in matter.
  16. Thoughts on Mathematics

    Why most of us end up being taught math in a bad way is, imo, actually an easily answered question. It's just that the better people get better jobs and the ones teaching kids usually come lower on the merit list. Now, assuming the system is fair, these people are not exactly the brightest...
  17. Music preference and intellectual maturity

    This is a very interesting way of looking at this problem. Intelligence is diverse, that i think, we can all agree upon. If there is some way of grading complexity of various tasks, we could make use of this ideology in assessing our own intelligence. It's kinda cool :D This, here, is...
  18. Law of Accelarating Returns as evidence of evolution

    I understand this...I'm interested in knowing how you think LOAR would apply here.
  19. Law of Accelarating Returns as evidence of evolution

    That's one way of saying everything follows laws, and can directly be derived from them. I totally agree. But your comment about human nature sounds a lot like astrology. I do not agree with that. It is conceivable to think that things far away can in fact have a causal relationship to...
  20. Law of Accelarating Returns as evidence of evolution

    I have had really annoying debates on the validity of evolution with creationists, and the one point where they seem to believe they have looked past science into the work of a god is the lack of our understanding of a mechanism for there to be an increase in the amount of genetic material from...
  21. Epiphany

    I understand that it takes more than one event to make a man. In my own case, i can think of quite a lot of events too, but the one event which stands out is the one i mentioned earlier, in the sense that what came after that significantly drew me away from where the initial event alone would...
  22. Epiphany

    I was wondering about how i came to be the way i am and all i could think of was a talk i had with an old friend many years back, when i was just a kid. We discussed history and philosophy and why the universe existed. We came up with reasons that sound really funny now (we were sure that...
  23. I have Aphantasia

    Quite interesting
  24. The origin of common sense

    As pointed out by many others, what you probably lack is discipline more than common sense, in your own definition, simply because you are aware that your actions are not good for your body. Common sense is basically pattern recognition, something we acquire as we grow up, and something, i...
  25. In love, but quite sure nothing like love exists - confused. Help?

    Firstly, I'm envious of you if this really is the only unsolved puzzle of your life :p Coming to the question proper, if you were in relationship with him for an year and know nothing about him, and now he is the one who is trying to make it work, maybe you can use this opportunity as leverage...
  26. Music preference and intellectual maturity

    This is what i am actually referring to :) I frequently ask doubts to my teachers, and sometimes, they don't really understand that doubt, but begin to answer anyway, because they have a pre-fixed idea of what doubt a student might get in a particular topic (why, i do that myself so many times...
  27. Dreams and the Subconscious

    Wikipedia says one can have as many as 7 dreams in a single sleep. I tend to have quite vivid dreams, mostly related to the stuff i learned in school: me performing some experiment, explaining some concept to someone else, and such. I am able to remember 2 or even 3 dreams sometimes when i wake...
  28. Music preference and intellectual maturity

    I apologize if i have been inconsiderate in my usage of words, or rather, for the selection of the topic for discussion itself (especially to TheManBeyond, i feel you, bro). But, i would like to clarify that my motives were quite different, and while music was the only aspect that was taken up...
  29. Music preference and intellectual maturity

    Other examples, i think, would be of the following type: 1. they would have no problem with smaller text size (lots of people complain, btw) 2. they would need less pictures on a page to understand concepts, 3. they probably would speak quite softly 4. they would get annoyed very easily, etc...
  30. Music preference and intellectual maturity

    Hello fellow INTPs! I needed some opinion about this idea that i had a few days ago. Considering that one measure of intellectual maturity could be taken as the amount of sensory stimulus a person requires to elicit a thought response, is it reasonable to conclude that people who listen to...
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