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by Daniel V.
May 2nd, 2022, 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: People's Republic of Desire
Replies: 0
Views: 524

People's Republic of Desire

The documentary needs no explanation.
Though I do want to say, YouTube reactors . . . .take note.

Daniel V.
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by Daniel V.
May 2nd, 2022, 9:15 am
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything
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Views: 466

David Cross: Why America Sucks at Everything

Well, there are things that America doesn't suck at but the narrator lets you know the truth about what does. The question then is will anything be done to make things better or is the system headed for destruction? I hope the former - for all of us.

Daniel V.

by Daniel V.
April 7th, 2022, 10:10 am
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: Samadhi : Parts 1, 2, 3
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Samadhi : Parts 1, 2, 3

Then, from whence self? An aberration or simply part of the process at the beginning? All trees begin with a seed. Is the seed an illusion? Next time it rains I will think about this. — Daniel V. :-) (All viewable at 1080p and full screen} 1 : Maya, The Illusion of the Self . https://youtu.be/Bw9zSM...
by Daniel V.
February 21st, 2022, 9:45 am
Forum: Aeon / Psyche Essays
Topic: Brief response to essay, 'Blackfella boxes', on Aeon.co.
Replies: 0
Views: 788

Brief response to essay, 'Blackfella boxes', on Aeon.co.

Brief response to essay, 'Blackfella boxes', on Aeon.co. Link to essay at Aeon.co My response exceeded the word limit at Aeon so I've posted it here. The essay basically addresses the relationship potentials of Indigenous Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence. I thought the following list of attrib...
by Daniel V.
February 21st, 2022, 9:19 am
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: It's not easy bein' Emil Cioran
Replies: 0
Views: 1037

It's not easy bein' Emil Cioran

If you have never heard of Emil Cioran then it's possible that after watching the video some will think that they were glad they didn't. In terms of the human being's place in existence, Cioran is not a happy camper. For example, "No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound i...
by Daniel V.
January 31st, 2022, 11:46 am
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: New Year's Greeting to the People of China
Replies: 0
Views: 894

New Year's Greeting to the People of China

A simple greeting to the people of China on this New Year/Spring Festival. I hope that someday you get a government that doesn't perpetuate the past at the expense of the present and future. Sooner or later there has to be change. Self-entitled rivulets that stray too far from the river end in stagn...
by Daniel V.
January 26th, 2022, 11:30 am
Forum: Aeon / Psyche Essays
Topic: Brief response to essay: 'Why you should eat meat'
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Views: 871

Brief response to essay: 'Why you should eat meat'

Re essay at Aeon.co: Why you should eat meat ____ Now and then at Aeon.co there are essays that exhibit the potential for some mild volatility and thus draw commenters who are more than willing to bring their conflagrative expertise to the proceedings. The most recent was an essay authored by Britis...
by Daniel V.
January 11th, 2022, 8:08 am
Forum: Open Road . . .
Topic: Jung: Individuation, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Self
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Jung: Individuation, the Persona, the Shadow, and the Self

Of course, for some this video will be a mini-refresher of sorts. Watching it I regarded it in the context of my own decades of experience. If I compare it to a quote from Hubert Benoit's The Supreme Doctrine : "The penetrating thought of Zen cuts through all our phenomena without stopping to c...
by Daniel V.
November 20th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Aeon / Psyche Essays
Topic: Moral Molecules
Replies: 1
Views: 1480

Re: Moral Molecules

the very theory discussed in his article makes it quite plausible that there is no possible “scientific guide for how to be good” because the various moral elements might be mutually non-comparable (and sometimes in conflict with one another). The authors of the Moral Molecules essay notes that com...
by Daniel V.
November 17th, 2021, 6:50 am
Forum: Aeon / Psyche Essays
Topic: Enduring memory
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: Enduring memory

I think the author doesn't conflate things as much as they are already conflated. Of course, I'm using conflate in the sense of 'blending', 'fusion', 'combining', etc., not in the way the word has acquired a negative connotation as it has in recent times in political discussions. Specificities and e...