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We are studying poop. Nothing else.

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posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 12:47 AM
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Negativity is a context sensitive concept. Drinking too much water kills you... we have an "instinct" to not drink too much water. We do not however *inherently* consider water negative.


And your point is? In how many potential contexts would poo be considered good? I can consider only one: as fertilizer. The vast majority of contexts renders poo, bad. Again, would you ever eat it?



Feces is not inherently negative. Eating or other ingestion of your own feces will sometimes have a negative effect and we have an instinct to avoid re-ingestion of it in general. Though not all creatures do... rabbits and some other animals are basically built to re-ingest their own feces as part of digestion.


Well then, lets hope your next incarnation will be as a rabbit.


Humans are subject to different existential conditions; a rabbit is a rabbit because it is a rabbit. A rabbit can't cognize value difference. It's brain doesn't support such perceptions. But ours DOES. While you think we should be like animals, interpreting the world with the same nondiscrimination, I think we should be humans, accept our humanness, and embrace our ability to recognize good, bad, smelly and tasty.

You don't need to run away from these perspectives.




The outright "revulsion" to the point of some people being unable to poop in public is absolutely a social conditioning.


Do you mean "in public" as in in front of others? Or do you mean in the bathroom stall? Social psychology obviously plays a role here; but is it necessarily "bad" that someone would prefer to expel their waste in a more private setting? Without some hearing them push, hear the poo fall into the toilet, and continue forth?

I can understand the repulsion someone could have to that; calling it social "conditioning" sounds artificial. It's simply human instinct reinforcing itself on a larger social scale.

Personally, I'll poo in a public bathroom stall if I have to, but I'll tend to become a little aware if someone is beside me while I do it. I'll go until the job is done of course, but I don't worry myself over "why am I feeling this way" as If my instinct were somehow "wrong".




*really* is like and what we're really studying.


Yes, and in your educated opinion, we are *really* studying poo. I wonder how many academics would accept that nomenclature.




posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by ErgoTheEgo
...before I began hopping around here (including my previous incarnations).


Originally posted by Astrocyte
(your mention of reincarnation being an example of that)

ErgoTheConfusion
ErgoTheConclusion
ErgoTheEgo

Best to you, and thank you for bringing your personal aroma to the discussion.

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posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by Astrocyte
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umm, right.

You think our dislike of poo is a result of "social conditioning" and not basic primal instinct? Poo DOES smell bad. if you take a poll of what smells worse: poo or aftershave, the poll will undoubtedly weigh heavier on the side of poo.

It is instinct to retract from that smell; it is thus also instinct to see "poo" as negative of some sort.


Fertilizer smells bad too but it makes the garden grow well. Even poo makes for good fertilizer.
It is amusing that you should mention "polls" as a way of gauging if something as reliable. So yes i do i think social conditioning is behind the negative reaction to a fundamental part of life.
You could say that i am de-censatised to the subject and honestly i am. Itinerants sh!t outside my work place on weekly basis. I have come to label them, Mr Whippy, Pop rocks, Chocolate pancakes, 40 Kuriks, pretty much whatever i can think of at the time of observation.
But do not get me wrong, one should be careful handling poo as it contains the e-coli bacteria.



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 02:24 AM
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Originally posted by TheomExperience


You could say that i am de-censatised to the subject and honestly i am. Itinerants sh!t outside my work place on weekly basis. I have come to label them, Mr Whippy, Pop rocks, Chocolate pancakes, 40 Kuriks, pretty much whatever i can think of at the time of observation.
But do not get me wrong, one should be careful handling poo as it contains the e-coli bacteria.



did you have any close encounters with the type that looked like shiny spheres -- or any you were unable to identify







posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 02:40 AM
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That...was......Awesome.

Who would have thought that carnivores poop shines brighter than herbivores, let alone the fact you can actually polish a turd with a bit of elbow grease.



posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 05:14 AM
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broken down and converted, mashed up or juicy. Its poop people, ew this smells nasty. i dont understand why dogs eat that crap?



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 04:48 PM
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Philo-feces. Really? The OP is a genius.



posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by Rtardx
Philo-feces. Really?

Haha... yeah.



Originally posted by shells4u

That is... wonderfully relevant to exactly the most important part of what was being brought up.

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