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  1. NTA
    August 1st, 2011 05:06 PM
    NTA
    Happy Birthday!

  2. Overlord Drakow
    May 17th, 2011 03:16 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    Once I rule the universe, I'll dedicate a week to have constant rainy weather for you. Do you like thunderbolts? I can throw a couple of them into the mix to give a real shocking experience for the world. I'll have those random black thunderclouds follow above your enemies and zap them periodically too! What do ya say?

  3. Pika-power
    May 16th, 2011 05:57 PM
    Pika-power
    It's the Christian-Soccer-Mom thing.

  4. Overlord Drakow
    May 14th, 2011 05:58 PM
    Overlord Drakow
    Howdy sunshine.

    How's it hanging? I've finished with uni, so I'm in a good mood. I was watching the Eurovision and the group from Georgia sang this amazing song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ7SGWZt9Zo

    I was wondering, whenever you have some spare time, if you could make an AMV with it. I dunno what anime to use, but it should involve lots of Dark themed scenes and such.

  5. Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    May 13th, 2011 05:17 PM
    Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. You can create a new type of morality as is such, but you'd be hardpressed to get it to work. Anyway, one other criticism I have of it is that, with the limited senses of humans, it will be hard to practice. How, for instance, will one individual know if what he's doing will affect the species for better or worse, and how practical is it when this effect on the species is so incredibly small to be negligible. Example: A doctor has to take the life of a patient who is in pain (euthanasia). There is nothing special about this patient, except for the fact that he has about the same opportunities for furthering the species, if alive, as everyone else. If the doctor, based on your morality, chooses not to euthanise the patient, then he will remain alive and in pain. Also, if this pattern continues, the hospital will become overcrowded. The doctor cannot possibly factor in all the variables by himself.

  6. Miss Doronjo
    May 11th, 2011 10:29 AM
    Miss Doronjo
    LIes. =(

  7. Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    May 9th, 2011 12:21 PM
    Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    Same reason for not replying plus I was busy. I can't really think about things when I'm busy because something garbled comes out when that happens.

    Well, yes, I was looking at it from a practical standpoint. From your question, I also want to ask you what you mean by create? If, by create, you literally want to instill a new form of morality based upon these ideals into humans, then that's intensely idealistic and will require a massive shift in the human psyche. If you want to develop a hypothetical theory, then that's something different. You can postulate the existence of such a form of morality, but that's as far as it goes. Can you expand on what you mean by create?

  8. Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    April 29th, 2011 05:02 PM
    Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    A friend of mine likes to identify himself as Pastafarian. I've read the whole FSM Gospel.

    Morality on that standard can indeed be derived from such events. However, this is an idealistic view of morality. The world as we know it doesn't work that way, and only the really virtuous (virtuous as defined by Aristotle) would be able to naturally embody such a form of morality. In reality, and this is the blunt truth, people are naturally pre-disposed to be self-centred. Every action undertaken is a way to pleasure oneself or to conform to societal norms and preserve the status quo, and ergo happiness(stability) of society, which then leads back to the individual's happy life. For example, giving change to a homeless person, you may either feel happy at having done a good deed, or you may feel happy that people have seen you do it and now see you as a relatively decent person and thus raise the overall happiness or society.

    On the other hand, what you're describing, and this is what I assume you're describing, is that any objective action for the greater good is good. Like I've said, this type of morality can only truly exist in virtuous people. For instance, take the scenario of a nuclear holocaust in which the only survivors are eight children and eight adults. There is only enough food to feed one of the two groups. Now, imagine that you can only choose to feed one group. (This is a thought experiment to test the boundaries of your view of morality so just ignore the logic of the situation and concentrate on the dilemma.)

    In normal morality, feeding the children is good because of all the moral dilemmas involved in killing children. Nietschean morality mostly deals with survival of the fittest so we won't use that. In your morality, however, killing the adults is bad. The children won't survive on their own anyway. Letting the adults live is 'good' because the species benefits as they can procreate. Children can't.

    So yes, in conclusion, this kind of morality can exist, but, in certain cases, it conflicts so much with regular morality that practicing it is hard. Other examples deal with the greater survival of the species being too far out of the scope of normal people to notice.

  9. Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    April 28th, 2011 06:48 PM
    Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    Curiously enough, if you're an atheist (which I'm not), these moral standards are, in fact, a lie, as you say. The actual moral code was set down by religion (if not created out of natural compassion) as an attempt to being order into an otherwise anarchic environment. However, this anarchy, again if you think about it, is all part of nature and survival of the fittest, so it's nothing more than natural chaos, the way the world is. Religion may not have created it, but it certainly consolidated the essence of compassion in a more objective format.

    I'll take that as a compliment. I feel like finding a logical reason for everything in the world from traffic to racial behaviour, but I find myself limited by the fact that I don't have that much time on my hands.

  10. Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    April 28th, 2011 06:25 PM
    Mizan de la Plume Kuro
    It's more to do with evolutionary instinct. If our ancestors stayed in the rain, they'd be more susceptible to disease.

    If, as you say, its the result of a flaw in people's thinking, then I have this to say. Any lie, spoken long and loud enough, becomes the truth once a majority start to believe it. The same goes for dislikes. Social conditioning forces people to dislike something to uphold the status quo and eventually said object becomes hated by virtue of everyone hating it. For example, red sometimes being the connotation of evil.

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  • About Rainy Day
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    I wrote something here and this is what I wrote. Also, I'm an INTP.
    Interests
    Anime, philosophy, kittens and other adorable animals, rain, storms, Xkcd, making sure everything is going according to plan, questioning everything (I think. Do I?), House of Five Leaves, Cowboy Bebop, Haibane Renmei, Code Geass, Spice and Wolf, the conquest of large nations, complex mythologies, The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, The Seven Samurai, Casablanca, TheAmazingAtheist, and more.
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    Female ♀
    Nature
    Calm
    Favorite Pokémon
    Always liked the eeveelutions.
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