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…However, you might find this intriguing and I can only say so much about it. A certain, credible member made a series of popular posts and threads and did it all without leaving a trace. Maybe they were a 'paid disinfo agent' or an independent mischief-maker? We'll probably never know because they executed it all without so much as a fingerprint left behind.
That's all I can say about it.
originally posted by: criticalhit
a reply to: ATODASO
I'm "fascist" if I don't wish to follow the criteria and language limitations of a classification system which isn't actually meant to do or define things for the intended purpose? Fascist if I feel that "Species" in regards to communication isn't as cut and dry or determined by the capacity to reproduce together? Nice of you.
I am of the opinion that you are way too assured of our importance in the scheme of things, I think, to be so assured that we as a certainty would be more important than collecting samples in the manner we sometimes gather seeds or fish or rodents to classify later or specimens to be sorted.
"I THINK" you are practicing anthropomorphism here on the animal and in fact the way the woman chooses to convince her audience of her abilities preys upon exactly that tendency, not saying she isn't getting it done, just there is a side show aspect to her gimmick.
yes, that is literally the only definition of species: that which can reliably reproduce with its own kind. your odd refusal to adhere to that definition seems tied to equally odd ideological constructs. make up your own language, there seems to be a market for that kind of thing, but don't expect it to get anywhere if it doesn't accurately describe the world and its contents. /shrug
outrage has fritzed your reading comprehension. i have at no point written anything even remotely resembling that.
the cognitive dissonance here is giving me an ulcer. according to you all mammals are essentially the same as one another, including us, and I'M somehow anthropomorphizing?
you're feeling angry and i get that. i'd like to point out that i didn't call you a fascist, that i acknowledged the weaknesses in that vid in the post in which it was embedded, and that a second, more careful reading of the last few pages might settle you down a little.
You need to stop for a while and think about whether you are approaching the entire thing from a very narrow perspective: the American one.
The Cultural Modeling Research Group [CMRG], 2008, 2009.) The simulation software described in this early working paper is now complete and is being released on a limited basis to cultural researchers. In its final form specialized cultural simulations can be built with the software without formal programming, using a graphic user interface [GUI]. At present to use it you need knowledge of at least one scripting language . Key participants to date: W. Zaumen, S. Farmer, R. Sproat, J.B. Henderson, M. Witzel, and B. Farmer, with others in a broad range of research fields soon to be added.
Cultural Modeling Research Group, a network of researchers in cultural history, philology, computational linguistics, and related fields founded in 2008 by me, Richard Sproat, Michael Witzel, and the physicist Bill Zaumen. Part of our work involves new simulation software applicable to modeling cultural evolution in general.
The origins of Cassini Diskus
Our original models focused on evolutionary growths in the relatively "closed" (and often bizarre) world of manuscript traditions, resulting in the familiar hierarchical or correlative forms of so-called scholastic systems. On the model, the main "engine" behind such growths was the repeated application to "authoritative" traditions of small sets of exegetical methods, aimed at reconciling conflicts that piled up in those traditions over long periods. This iterative process resulted in the appearance in all premodern literate societies of exaggerated correlative models of the world, which in later forms ncreasingly mirrored the fractal structures of the topographic or analogical "maps" the brain uses to effect such reconciliations
Talking to the Gods: Neurobiology, Auditory-Visual Hallucinations
Link to the Indo-Eurasian_Research List, moderated by Steve Farmer (comparative history, cultural neurobiology), Michael Witzel (Harvard: Indology, comparative mythology, linguistics), Lars Martin Fosse (Oslo: Indology, linguistics), and Benjamin Fleming (University of Pennsylvania: Indology, comparative religion). The List focuses on premodern studies globally. Core members are located in South Asia, Iran, China, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States.
It does not apply at all to, say, the Moldavian one.