Quora Q/A: Are the belief, faith, and believe the same?

– No, not even close

No, they are not. But you are missing some:

faith, belief, conviction, trust, confidence, hope.

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Kan du sige “antropomorfisere”?

Hvis du kan, er du blandt et voksende antal.

Det betyder “at menneskeliggøre”.

Har du nogen sinde set naturprogrammer, hvor dyrene eller planterne eller naturfænomenerne tillægges menneskelige egenskaber, følelser, intentioner, forståelse, tilbliven osv.? Det er meget almindeligt at høre speakeren sige: “Og når den så har spist, vender aben tilbage til sin hyggelige hule”.

Et dyr er ikke et menneske, og selvom vi kan observere, at visse dyr f.eks. synes at underholde sig selv og drille artsfæller på en måde, der minder om menneskelig adfærd, betyder det ikke, at dyr kan have samme ansvar for deres overordnede eksistens som vi for vores. Allerhøjst kan vi udlede nogle ting omkring forløsning af energi gennem “leg”, som vi og visse dyr måske har til fælles.

Slappe narrativer, hvor observationer af naturen antropomorfiseres uden grund i videnskaben, har den uheldige virkning at tilskuere – snarere end at komme tæt på menneskers afhængighedsforhold til Naturen – skubbes “den anden vej”, tilbage til at bekræfte en meget gammel fordom om mennesker som mere værd end klodens andre arter og naturen som helhed. Continue reading “Kan du sige “antropomorfisere”?”

One Voice Less

A very very loong list of scifi and fantasy in development (2018).

(Almost) Every Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Comic Book Adaptation in the Works

For some, probably the dream of imaginings – for others, maybe part of the problem, but here is a 2018 list of  planned scifi and fantasy series and films dreamed of. And WHAT a list!

Sure, there’s a market and investors and actors and an industry needing the work – and many series and movies are becoming less sexist and open to identification on a human level, which is a relief – but it’s hard not to see this collective drive as one long Creative Scream for another world. A manageable world. With comprehensible endings and right beginnings. With coherent reality. With identifiable villains. With heroes of human strengths and weaknesses. Just something other than this mess of an Earth, which many are seeing at present.

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Rationality – From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Rationality From AI to Zombies
by Eliezer Yudkowsky

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Leve af eller dø for kunsten?

To spørgsmål, der skiller vandene: Genkendelighed eller unika? Blive i sikkerhed eller risikere liv, kærlighed eller omdømme for min kunst?

LEVE AF?

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Why Are We Here On This Planet?

A question that begs answering.

Everything to humans is language.

WHY – the ability to distinguish and care about future outcome, ie. weigh memories and desires, is one mark of a highly functional survival instinct

ARE – the re-affirmation of the concept of historical plurality implies both trust in the pattern of plurality as stable system AND conscious will for it to remain so.

WE – relating to your own species in terms of self including plurality marks you as a sensitive and caring individual capable of existing as individual in a community

HERE – the spacial destinction, whether it springs from accurate astronomy or not, implies a great sense of identity, ie. Me vs. Not-Me, which by way of physical identification contains the unconditionality of existential loneliness that has often been described as a Human Driving Force towards mergence into safe communality

ON – a subset of “here”, but by implication the demonstration of astronomical awareness, and as such an underlining of trust in the existance of the human form and its difference from everything not human

THIS – another subset of “here”, but easily the essence of the totality of the question, showing the capacity for projected thought that shines the light on what is and the functionality of what is, which marks the clear distinction between simple survival AND creating life

PLANET – a word simultaneously describing the concept of “rock existing in nothingness, preferably with the ability to sustain life, preferably human life, but not necessarily”, AND the mental understanding of the totality of the human habitat with all of its complexity and challanges. Used in this context it also implies an uncertainty of “home”, ie. “possibly we can do so much better for our selves that Earth as “home” for all humans becomes a natural thing”.

And all put together it forms an image of self aware existance capable of projecting itself to a future of better conditions for all members of its species. Emphatically speaking this projection is its own fuel, and the simple frasing of the question nothing but the hose that goes into the tank: Don’t expect the question answered by anyone but yourself, but always keep it warm and in the spotlight.

Sense8 – SUPER-FORFØRENDE

The series which belongs to the genre of science fiction is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” which was conceived by the showrunners “after a late night conversation about the ways technology simultaneously unites and divides us”.

Hvis man forestiller sig, at alle mennesker har noget til fælles: Trangen til at være sammen. I små og store grupper, men sammen.

Og man som instruktør og manuskriptforfatter spørger, hvad der kan opveje en gruppeeksklusion fra normalsamfundet.

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