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u/CricketPinata 路 1 pointr/milliondollarextreme

If you want to just know buzzwords to throw around, spend a bunch of time clicking around on Wikipedia, and watch stuff like Crash Course on YouTube. It's easy to absorb, and you'll learn stuff, even if it's biased, but at least you'll be learning.

If you want to become SMARTER, one of my biggest pieces of advice is to either carry a notebook with you, or find a good note taking app you like on your phone. When someone makes a statement you don't understand, write it down and parse it up.

So for instance, write down "Social Democracy", and write down "The New Deal", and go look them up on (Put's all of it in simplest language possible), it's a great starting point for learning about any topic, and provides you a jumping board to look more deeply into it.

If you are really curious about starting an education, and you absolutely aren't a reader, some good books to start on are probably:

"Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words" by Randall Munroe

"A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson

"Philosophy 101" by Paul Kleinman, in fact the ____ 101 books are all pretty good "starter" books for people that want an overview of a topic they are unfamiliar with.

"The World's Religions" by Huston Smith

"An Incomplete Education" by Judy Jones and Will Wilson

Those are all good jumping off points, but great books that I think everyone should read... "A History of Western Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell, "Western Canon" by Harold Bloom, "Education For Freedom" by Robert Hutchins, The Norton Anthology of English Literature; The Major Authors, The Bible.

Read anything you find critically, don't just swallow what someone else says, read into it and find out what their sources were, otherwise you'll find yourself quoting from Howard Zinn verbatim and thinking you're clever and original when you're just an asshole.

u/numeric_ouija 路 0 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Here's why I am worried about GMO and don't think it should be done: We have this japanese weed, an alien basically that ended up over here somehow. Our plants are used to fighting each other for survival. It's used to struggling for survival in its own ecosystem. Those are 2 different worlds.

So this weed has been growing like crazy, outgrowing everything we have. It strangles our plants. The garden people have to do culls where they go rip tonnes of it out of the ground and throw it away.

Legions of science autists that scraped through their exams with sleep deprivation on excesses of adderal might be able to hyperfocus on a DNA code and rearrange it to make the most optimized wheat possible. A "zippy-wheat" if you will. But they can't understand mother nature and it's ecosystems and all the plants and their interrelationships. It's a culture of people with their eyes open but they're asleep at the wheel.

Remember the bit about cybernetics in 'All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace' where they put all this information about what type of grass each animal was eating each day and they thought it would predict the future? People are smart but we aren't gods. We cannot meddle with the primal forces of nature. DNA is sacred. Controlling it is far far to powerful, it could create an ultraweed that is completely alien to our planet and completely unstoppable. It's too easy to drop a match and burn down the entire city of london.

People like carl sagan talked a lot about how we safely navigated through nuclear proliferation and didn't end up destroying all life on the planet. It makes us feel like we can do anything and get away with it, but this isn't true. There are 'doomsday' seed vaults to help us survive a catastrophe like some crazy GM plant swamping everything else out of existence but catastrophe can be avoided all together by having caution and accepting our human limitations.

Buy my book on amazon where i go into more detail on this

u/nigborg 路 11 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

So I checked out the ((candy bar)) (get it because jews our trying to make us fat xD) and there's legit 2150 calories, and over half a pound of sugar in this shit. There's even a bunch of fat losers on YouTube doing the 'snickers bar challenge.

Processed sugar is just widespread socially acceptable drug use (Except this drug only feels good for a few minutes then makes you a fat loser). Disgusting. Intense sweetness is more addictive than cocaine.. Smh...Educate you are selves.. Anyways this is why we need to make the all male nation of kekistan happen praise kek my dudes haha馃憣馃徔

u/thexfiles81 路 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

> often times the answer seems self-evident at a certain point, even if it would be difficult to convince someone else

I feel this way a lot too. Sometimes it feels like even if you were to find an absolute truth, nobody would want to listen anyways.

>For what I'm working on tonight, trying to develop ideas of how belief systems get constructed in people, and what it takes to make them change or shift them.

I've been reading a book on this sort of thing lately. Here's a link. I'm most of the way through and it seems to be a pretty well put together book that makes some good points about how and why people end up believing the way they do. You might like it.

u/CrownedCaribou 路 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

What kinda of history you feeling? Broad histories of empires/states or more specific accounts?

I was mentioning this the other day as one of the best adventures I've read:

First hand account of Diaz's conquest.

This might be the same book but cheaper:

Idk I found mine in a goodwill and it's one of my favorite books.

u/beefking 路 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

It's called essentialism, it goes back to antiquity and has undergone a huge revival in contemporary thought (it arguably never left). It was the prevailing thought prior to the "enlightenment" literally forming the basis for the natural sciences and the rationale behind taxonomy. It can go by other names like real essentialism, neo-Aristotelian essentialism, new essentialism etc. and is related to Thomism, Aristotelean metaphysics, scholasticism et al.
Some contemporary authorities on the subject include Kripke, Oderberg, Putnam, Edward Feser (that's where I got the Tarzan example from).
Once you wrap you head around the history of philosophy and metaphysics this shit will blow your mind. There's a lot of heavy lifting involved but a good intro starting point would be the last Superstition by Edward Feser, it appears as a theistic apologetic and is quite polemical at the beginning but once you get into it it's probably one of the finest introductory books on the subject.

u/hyperion1635 路 10 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

>i make time for my degeneracy. 1.5 hours before bed every night of whatever i feel like. chips or video games or weed or beer or porn or something. helps keep me working hard from morning til night.

That's what I told myself before I ended up hunched over every morning in a pool of my own vomit. It wasn't 'til I sobered up from constant weed and porn use that I realized I was wasting my life and destroying my brain (and dick) in the process. I have started the road to recovery and you may have things more under control than I did, but I found that returning to Catholicism from a decade of atheism is what helped me recover from my despair.

In any case, I'd look into C.S. Lewis, GK Chesterton, Dr. Edward Feser (if you're looking for proof of God from a philosophical standpoint, he does a good job of explaining Aristotelian metaphysics and debunking Dawkins-tier atheism in this book), other Christian apoligists and philosophers of which there are many.

If you aren't looking for fancy-pants academic writing, i'd go for Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton first. I haven't read it yet but I've heard good things about it. It may be a little sappy for this crowd though so there's always Nihilism: The Root of Revolution in the Modern Age by Fr. Seraphim Rose, a firebrand Orthodox priest and also an ex-atheist.

u/remembertosmilebot 路 4 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

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u/Thotality 路 1 pointr/milliondollarextreme

Yes! This book really helped me improve. A problem with meditation I've found is there's no real plan besides just sitting. This helped me realize how I can get better.

u/aslkdjvubiub 路 26 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Done - shipping usually takes about a week

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u/peppermintHemlock 路 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

I'm working through the Oxford annotated New Revised Standard Version. This version has tons of footnotes that explain the historical and literary context of the Bible. Each book has an introduction, too.

This translation is based on the KJV, but collated with ancient Hebrew and Greek editions of the Bible, so it's truer to the original sources in that respect.

Only negative to the translation is that they made generic third person pronouns (((gender neutral))) in the 1980s, but it's not too distracting.

u/wowzers4242 路 4 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

empiricism implies that we cannot trust our brains. it eventually leads to reductionism (IMO) which implies everything can be (objectively) be boiled down to numbers as a final truth. its a very toxic and very new idea. when numbers become truth it has no other option but to turn society away from God (an atheist society is weak and foundationless) if you are really interested more about my viewpoints on this heres some reading that explains some of it better than i ever could: (this one is slightly less relevant but does go into how often empirical science's end goal is looking at humans as machines and how that is dehumanizing and controlling)

u/willybilly1989 路 5 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

the discovery and conquest of mexico. great book that gives first-hand accounts of how violent the aztecs were

u/PRESIDENT_MIKE_PENCE 路 28 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

These are actually all faults on the editor, who is someone that reviews your work when you're not just self-publishing on Amazon

u/Penn_ 路 14 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

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