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Postby Destiny » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:06 pm

Why do flowers grow beside the road?

Because the path is the goal
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Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:49 pm

Survival is the goal... growing in a seemingly inhospitable spot.
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Re: Q&A

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:16 pm

MagsJ wrote,


Survival is the goal... growing in a seemingly inhospitable spot.



The frozen loch is growing ice flowers.

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Adaptation and growth. Beautiful, isn't it?
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What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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Postby Fixed Cross » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:54 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:The frozen loch is growing ice flowers.

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Adaptation and growth. Beautiful, isn't it?


Very.
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Postby gib » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:53 am

Destiny wrote:Why do flowers grow beside the road?

Because the path is the goal


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Postby encode_decode » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:34 pm

gib wrote: :puke-front:

Is it because you vomited up all the seeds you ate?
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Postby gib » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:55 pm

encode_decode wrote:Is it because you vomited up all the seeds you ate?


I don't eat flowers. ;)
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Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:34 pm

gib wrote:
encode_decode wrote:Is it because you vomited up all the seeds you ate?


I don't eat flowers. ;)

You should try some.. stuffed courgette flowers, with or without tempura batter, is still a very popular choice on Asian and Mediterranean menus.

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Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:46 pm

Arcturus Descending wrote:Adaptation and growth. Beautiful, isn't it?

..unless it goes wrong and becomes destructive/destroys. :(
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Re: Q&A

Postby gib » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:25 pm

MagsJ wrote:You should try some.. stuffed courgette flowers, with or without tempura batter, is still a very popular choice on Asian and Mediterranean menus.


I think I'll go with the tempura. <-- That actually sounds pretty good.
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Postby encode_decode » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:10 pm

    gib

    gib wrote:
    encode_decode wrote:Is it because you vomited up all the seeds you ate?


    I don't eat flowers. ;)

    What is it that you like to do with flowers?

    :lol:
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    Postby Arcturus Descending » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:28 pm

    encode_decode wrote:
      gib

      gib wrote:
      encode_decode wrote:Is it because you vomited up all the seeds you ate?


      I don't eat flowers. ;)

      What is it that you like to do with flowers?

      :lol:


      Admire them and get a wonderful whiff of their scent.
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      If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


      What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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      Postby MagsJ » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:33 pm

      Gib/ED/AD.. does that mean everything can have endless possibilities?

      Humans limit situations.. not the situation itself, so are we becoming a problem unto ourselves/our growth?
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      Postby encode_decode » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:14 pm

        MagsJ

        These are good questions. The first question seems to be one that nature says yes to and we often say no to.

        MagsJ wrote:Gib/ED/AD.. does that mean everything can have endless possibilities?

        I have never considered a question like this. I do not have an answer right now, but I will say this, thank you for asking.

        Just from a moments thought, it is quite a stimulating question.

        MagsJ wrote:Humans limit situations.. not the situation itself, so are we becoming a problem unto ourselves/our growth?

        Well we are definitely becoming a problem unto ourselves and our growth - this I believe can be from both setting limits and not setting limits.

        It is just a case of the subject matter, I think.
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        Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:23 pm

        MagsJy wrote:

        does that mean everything can have endless possibilities?


        Endless as in inexhaustible?

        Everything? I would probably have to say no to this since we do not know or understand the reality of Everything.

        Many things do have strong possibilities. I do not think that they are limitless nevertheless because there are too many inner and outer influences going on around us.
        There is also Reality despite what we might want to believe.
        Also, we are human. It is nice to believe that we are limitless but at the same time we have our limitations.
        It would also greatly depend on the individual and the circumstances and the subject matter.

        I think that we ourselves have to investigate and gauge just how possible something is for us.
        We all have different gifts and talents.
        But we cannot let go too soon or let go too late to discover our answers.

        So, I would have to err on the side of caution and say No. We do not know everything.
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        If I thought that everything I did was determined by my circumstancse and my psychological condition, I would feel trapped.


        What we take ourselves to be doing when we think about what is the case or how we should act is something that cannot be reconciled with a reductive naturalism, for reasons distinct from those that entail the irreducibility of consciousness. It is not merely the subjectivity of thought but its capacity to transcend subjectivity and to discover what is objectively the case that presents a problem....Thought and reasoning are correct or incorrect in virtue of something independent of the thinker's beliefs, and even independent of the community of thinkers to which he belongs.

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