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reply to post by TwoTonTommy
That stones, at a very basic and primitive level, have some kind of sense of basic awareness
The problem with this concept becomes apparent when you break the stone up into smaller pieces. If you do so, have you "killed" the stone or merely created multiple new stones with some basic awareness? Clearly you have done neither, because the stone was never aware to begin with.
If you want to think along these lines then you'll eventually get down to smaller and smaller levels... and you'll end up asking whether dust particles have some awareness, which is clearly an absurd thing to believe. Stones and dust particles are not aware, and if you break them into smaller pieces they wont know.edit on 14/12/2013 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)
Could be because changing a part in one area altered the system somehow in another area...after all even if it's not a directly related part, the whole system is all actually connected in one way or anotheredit on 14-12-2013 by coldkidc because: (no reason given)
I think that's what I'm trying to examine - how far does the interconneced-ness go? In a connected system, you expect that kind of down-the-line cause-and-effect type stuff. But how much is the engine connected to the wheel seal? Or the brakes to the belts? It's interesting to try and figure out.
I decided to experiment with a new strategy. I decided to sweet talk the truck. "I know you're feeling rough, I'm here to make it all better. It'll be all right." Like soothing an animal. And the jobs invariably go smoother.
I know it sounds crazy, but I'm just experimenting with the idea, and wonder if anyone else has any truck personality stories or the like that they would like to share.
reply to post by Brotherman
Yep, it's definitely a WTF moment here is another clip.
It's a boy car
For all ages, I wish
The thing about machines are, is that they break down and grow weaker after use compared to humans and other biological creatures our structures are designed to actually grow stronger with use
Shinto teaches that everything contains a kami (神 "spiritual essence"?, commonly translated as god or spirit). Shinto's spirits are collectively called yaoyorozu no kami (八百万の神?), an expression literally meaning "eight million kami", but interpreted as meaning "myriad", although it can be translated as "many Kami". There is a phonetic variation kamu and a similar word among Ainu kamui. There is an analog "mi-koto".
Kami is generally accepted to describe the innate supernatural force that is above the actions of man, the realm of the sacred, and is inclusive of gods, spirit figures, and human ancestors. All mythological creatures of the Japanese cultural tradition, of the Buddhistic tradition, Christian God, Hindu gods, Islamic Allah, various angels and demons of all faiths among others are considered Kami for the purpose of Shinto faith.
For those who haven't seen it...
It's entertaining to say the least, if you want to see someone get killed by a soda machine
SPOILER! Supposedly the machines are being controlled by an alien ship hiding behind a rogue comet that passes through our solar system, interesting timing with ISON and all
reply to post by TwoTonTommy
After working on helicopters and other electronic devices for 22+ years, i have noticed that some pieces of equipment do seem to have personalities. Not all of them but once in a while it seems they get a wild hair and start acting up, sometimes for no reason that I could find. Or they keep coming back to the shop. I have had equipment that wouldnt work for anyone but me and its problems would stop when I showed up to fix it.