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    Norm MacDonald

    Oops misread it, my bag. Yup, I'd guess that his intuition is introverted, thus making him an INTJ. I doubt that he's an INFJ, and if you watch a tiny portion of the video below (starting around 4:30), you'll see why. YouTube- Norm MacDonald Interviewed Pt.1
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    Science & religion ?

    Let's take a look at what you said earlier:"Faith in the peer-review system can only be held by one who knows nothing about the subjective process of deciding who gets published and who does not - it has little to do with anything to be proud of. If a person invests a great deal in bribes and...
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    Norm MacDonald

    Norm's definitely an introvert. While he was working at SNL, he'd always avoid parties with the cast after the show and he rarely socialized with the cast members. He's described himself as a recluse that prefers to stay in the house and never gets lonely, and Artie Lange said that he's almost...
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    Science & religion ?

    There's little doubt that academia has a liberal bias, but is it not a bit presumptuous to conclude that it is corrupted at the core — or perhaps even a global, nefarious conspiracy — without corroborating evidence? If such corruption/conspiring exists, why did the thousands of hacked...
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    Science & religion ?

    Here's an example to illustrate my point: What if I claimed that the entire universe was created one week ago? Perhaps the galaxies, planets, and all living things were created last week with the illusion that everything we observe has existed for more than one week. This claim may be...
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    Science & religion ?

    No, and I definitely was not trying to give off that impression. Logical positivism relies on the assumption that, for a claim to be meaningful, it must be possible to prove that claim true or false. I make no such assumption, as that in itself is a claim that cannot be proven true or false...
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    Science & religion ?

    This is true, but it presents the problem that we cannot rationally evaluate the validity of an argument without some form of agreement on the rules of the game. Perhaps it would be easier to state the rule (supposedly) violated, explain why the logic is flawed, and see if we agree on those...
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    Science & religion ?

    This is my, what, 19th post on this topic? I'm guessing that I've uttered something resembling an argument in those 19, mostly tl;dr posts. If the rules of logic are no longer suspended, perhaps I should examine one of your arguments: Quoting Bible verses is an appeal to authority. Do you...
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    Science & religion ?

    Hah, you can't find logical flaws in my arguments so you point out one in a half-sarcastic comment I made about you. Congratulations!
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    Science & religion ?

    I think he's operating on a whole new level.
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    ID debate

    Wow, that was actually watchable.
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    Science & religion ?

    I love changing my mind and I do it constantly. Unlike you, however, I have no faith in my intuition or emotions. I try to approach everything as objectively as humanly possible because objectivity (well, as close as us humans can come to objectivity) has an excellent track record...
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    Science & religion ?

    In most cases, yes. Theories are (at least in theory) explanations for occurrences that use concrete facts as supporting evidence. However, when the evidence reaches a certain threshold, the probability of such a theory being wrong approaches zero. It's always probabilities, never...
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    Science & religion ?

    This statement makes absolutely no sense to me for three reasons: The concept of a flat earth was a religious doctrine, not a scientific theory. Even Ancient Greek astronomers determined that the earth was round centuries before the scientific method was developed. Galileo was accused of...
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    Science & religion ?

    Are you serious? I already explained why Blob's "logic" on the issue of faith and evidence is fallacious, and I didn't have to cite any Bible verses: I've also made it quite clear why I'm ignoring "his blanket statements... when he is trying to back them up." If he has immunity from the...
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    Science & religion ?

    You already claimed that "logic is just a silly word game, that manipulates empty symbols," so I won't waste my time addressing the massive heap of illogic you just laid out for us. Amen to that.
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    Science & religion ?

    Perhaps to an extent, but some degree of faith in the scientific method is justified because the results of science and technology are all around us. Is the same true for religious beliefs? Keep in mind that science is the world of probabilities based on empirical data, not the world of...
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    Science & religion ?

    Self contradictions alone aren't very useful, and evidence is not the only thing to which Da Blob's arguments are immune:
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    INTPs with OCPD...

    I'm diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome and I almost certainly have OCD. My Tourette's tics have, for the most part, dwindled down to the point where it's rarely noticed. The OCD is evident in a number of ways. Just taking a look around, I see that I work very hard to keep my spaces orderly...
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    Dream 'Job'

    Here are my dream jobs in no particular order: Celestial Dictator Billionaire Venture Capitalist Internet Entrepreneur Expensive ($200/hr+) e-Marketing Consultant Professional Masturbator Theoretical Physicist Economics Professor Hobo Drifter Pornographer Hitman/Assassin I've got a lot of...
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    Science & religion ?

    I think he's a genius. Rationalization of this magnitude must require a kind of intelligence that I cannot even fathom.
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    Science & religion ?

    If you begin with the assumption that evidence is always subjective (with the possible exception of applied science) and, as a result, all truth claims are subjective and equally likely, you are not playing the game fairly because it's impossible to use evidence or logic to argue against your...
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    INTP comedians

    Here are a few full scenes of Louie: YouTube- Louis CK Ricky Gervais in episode 3 of LOUIE on FX TUESDAYS 11pm YouTube- Louis CK Poker scene from episode 2 of LOUIE on FX every TUESDAY at 11pm YouTube- Louis CK; First scene for episode 4 of LOUIE on FX Tuesdays 11pm "SO Old"
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    INTP comedians

    Have you watched his new show? Louis CK is awesome. Definitely in my top 10. I'm not sure of his typology, though. I don't either. I just thought that his humor may appeal to INTPs, so I posted it.
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    Science & religion ?

    When someone starts quoting Bible verses and suggesting that all truth claims are equally valid, I don't see the point in arguing anymore. You can't win an argument with logic when the laws of logic are suspended.
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    INTP comedians

    Has anyone here watched Anthony Jeselnik's stand up? The humor seems very INTPish to me. Clever, ironic, deadpan, and dark: YouTube- Anthony Jeselnik on Jim norton down and dirty on HBO YouTube- Anthony Jeselnik performs at the "I'm with Coco" Benefit for Haiti YouTube- Dane Cook Impression...
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    Norm MacDonald

    Here's some good ones: YouTube- Norm MacDonald on Dennis Miller 1998 YouTube- Best of Norm Macdonald YouTube- Norm MacDonald - Howard Stern - 03-28-2007 YouTube- Norm MacDonald on Dennis Miller Live!
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    One Night Stands

    Bungee sex ftw.
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    Science & religion ?

    Yeah, Methodists aren't very exciting. Not like those Evangelicals. Can you name any Christian sect/denomination that does not believe in the virgin birth, resurrection, and ascension? Those beliefs, as I understand it, are fundamental to the Christian faith. Back when I was religious, I...
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    Science & religion ?

    My wording here was too strong. Parts of the two are mutually exclusive.
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    Science & religion ?

    We were referring to religions, not individual believers. To the best of my knowledge, all of the major religions include doctrines that conflict with well-established scientific evidence. There's a difference between an individual that has adopted a Christian moral philosophy and an...
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    What Would it Take for Transhumanism to Occur?

    A few months ago, Mike Treder from IEET and Massimo Pigliucci from the Rationally Speaking blog had a thought-provoking BloggingHeads discussion on whether transhumanism is feasible or desirable. Definitely worth watching.
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    Favorite TV Show(s)?

    Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, The Colbert Report, Comedy Central Presents, The Daily Show, Futurama, Inside the Wormhole, Justified, King of the Hill, Louie, Rescue Me, Sons of Anarchy, Family Guy, Mad Men, Rescue Me, Robot Chicken, The Shield, The Sopranos, South Park, Tosh.0, The...
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    Science & religion ?

    Sure, science and philosophy are not mutually exclusive, assuming that the subjective claims of philosophy are compatible with the objective reality of science. Many of the metaphysical, historical, and scientific claims of religions conflict with our growing body of scientific knowledge...
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    Drugs

    Were you to attempt to describe it, as clumsy as that description may be, how would you do so? If the opportunity arose, I would try DMT. A few days ago, the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies had an interesting article describing the bizarre "intelligences" people believe they...
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    The Piracy War

    IMO, the epic battle between the infocapitalists and the infoanarchists could end with any of the following scenarios: 1) Regulation of the internet to prevent piracy to the point where it's a rare phenomenon. I'd guess that the "regulation" part is highly likely, although I sincerely doubt...
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    Science & religion ?

    Philosophy provides questions you can't answer. Religion provides answers you can't question. Science provides probabilities based on reason and evidence. And if you disagree with its underlying assumptions or its interpretation of the data and manage to form a theory that best fits the data...
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    Science & religion ?

    Was it not David Hume that said something along the lines of "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"? If I recall correctly, some variation of that statement was originated by Hume, altered by Pierre-Simon Laplace, reworded by Marcello Truzzi, and later popularized by Carl Sagan.
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    Are INTP's bad at sensing other people's emotions?

    This is an issue that, IMO, is much more disconcerting to female INTPs than male INTPs. It's socially acceptable for a man not to have feelings, but society expects women to be emotional. BTW, I wouldn't say that I'm bad at sensing the emotions of others. I just don't care, and I mean that in...
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    INTP Jobs

    I'm a web designer and internet marketer. I enjoy building brands, graphics, websites, and online marketing strategies for local businesses, but it would be better if the economy was slightly less shitty.
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    Speed Reading?

    I'm not a fast book reader. When I read slowly and carefully, I find it easier to shove information into my mid- to long-term memory. When I'm absorbing smaller chucks of information, I can process it at a far quicker pace.
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    E vs I

    I'm the same way but to a greater extreme. During much of middle school, I was very introverted, preferring to sit in a cubicle and study physics or pre-calculus or whatever had caught my interest. In high school, I was much more extroverted. I spent most of my time hanging out with friends...
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