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Romantic Philosophy says...

Post by secretnude » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:41 pm

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In a previous post
I mentioned Christians that I suppose
want to engage
in a conversion
of some 'Noble Savages'
to see their version
of 'reality'.

Reality
is men may have been
corrupted by Civilization
and that includes Religion
in good measure
for sure.

Religion
is one of the greatest corruptors
of man
since in Religion
one can
find excessive certainty
that's quite unjustified certainly.

Science is less certain
than Religion and perhaps is less certainly
corrupting.

The corruption
of Religion
need no longer be mentioned
as I have mentioned
so many examples before
such that I may indeed bore.
Rousseau moved to Paris in his 30s to become a musician.  But there he hung out with many of the key Enlightenment era philosophers (18 years younger than Voltaire, they died in the same year, 1778) and one day, at age 37, while walking to the Bastille to see his imprisoned friend Diderot, he saw an ad for an essay contest, hosted by the Academy of Dijon, asking a simple question: has science made us better or worse?  As he tells it, he fell asleep in the park, had a vision, awoke in tears, and started to write his Discourse on the Sciences and Arts.  He won the contest, instantly rose to fame, and forever changed the way humans see what it means to be human.  His basic thesis: man is naturally good, and anything that is not natural has corrupted us from this natural state. 

Like Locke's tabula rasa, all Romantic philosophy and sensibility stems from this single, radical idea.

This idea is in turn rooted in the fact that we feel before we think -- that emotion is natural and thinking a product of social conditioning -- suffering is caused by our struggle to reconcile our "true" emotional selves with social expectations.
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Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Post by strawman » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:00 pm

You're claiming you took a neutral view of genetic testing, but our discussion about my brother convinced you that genetic testing was the solution? Well, I'm saying 3 novenas and offering up 6 ejaculations for you, brother. :wink:
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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This Replicant failed the Voight-Kampff test

Post by secretnude » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:00 pm

I probably be labelled as a Replicant
in Blade Runner
since as hard as I try I can't
feel much empathy for your brother.

Hence, I explored ideas somewhat
detached
when a normal
person would normally
attach
emotional weight
especially when talking
to people they don't hate

I like talking
to you and don't hate your brother.

However,
if you do mention my mother
I might as well be that Replicant
in the movie Blade Runner
that can't
have the 'normal' empathic
response.

I failed the empathic
test.

I will have an MRI
today that I hope I
do best.
strawman wrote:You're claiming you took a neutral view of genetic testing, but our discussion about my brother convinced you that genetic testing was the solution? Well, I'm saying 3 novenas and offering up 6 ejaculations for you, brother. :wink:
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Post by strawman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:03 am

I know you believe that it doesn't make a difference, but I've been praying for your healing since you joined the forum and I realized your situation.
Doesn't a part of you hope you are wrong?
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A miracle to you might be sadly just a coincidence to me

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:39 am

I used to be a believer
and I'm open to being wrong
with my current non belief.

I once bit a Philosophical Fruit
that at the root
made me truly question
my once strong
Catholic notions.

I maybe unable to
go back to
Catholic Eden
even
if I want to
having tasted
the Fruit of Knowledge.

I maybe too corrupted
by the knowledge
of the shortcomings of my former
faith that I cannot go back.

I'm not a believer
in acts
of fine
Divine
intervention.

However, as I previously mentioned
I tend to go for naturalistic explanations
over teleological explanations.
strawman wrote:I know you believe that it doesn't make a difference, but I've been praying for your healing since you joined the forum and I realized your situation.
Doesn't a part of you hope you are wrong?
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Other people might be praying for me too

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:00 am

Even if I don't believe
in a Deity I do believe
your intentions
are indeed quite good.

I had very good
Catholic friends
like my Aunt
that in the end
might soon haunt
Heaven since she
is almost ninety.

I guess that my Aunt
does also pray
for me
quite regularly.

My Aunt
had a Degree in Zoology
and taught Biology
but she
unlike me
kept her faith.

I lost my faith
despite of having
extremely good Catholics around
after I found
reasons
to question
my faith that has little to do with emotionality
and much to do with rationality.
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The Business Worms

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:31 am

Some Worm
Researchers at the fine
Lab of Dr. Frank N. Stein
made a fresh batch of Worms
that were like the original Alien Worms.

Management types
heard all about the wormy
Book Worm
and Holy Worm
hype
and their hypothesis
was the symbiotic Worms
will make Leadership
as easy as being on a Cruise Ship.

A notable CEO
that I did know
infected himself with Alien Worms
and we got Business Worms.

The Business Worms
will make
you take
calculated risks
being Greedy
Worms
and you will be soon less needy
even if some say you are very
slimy.

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Tequila Worm viewtopic.php?f=70&t=5327&start=1820#p49397
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Wormy Greed is Good

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:39 am

Tom Szaky is wearing what he calls his "greed hat," turning worm excrement into profit.

The 23-year-old Princeton dropout set out to be a smart entrepreneur, not an environmental hero. His growing business is built on organic fertilizer made from worm feces, then bottled in recycled plastic bottles.

The company, TerraCycle, markets plant fertilizer created by "vermicomposting" -- harvesting worm excrement. It sells the product in 20-ounce plastic soft drink bottles, many gathered by school children. It employs 10 people in a warehouse in economically depressed Trenton.

Those business choices were born not of idealism but to maximize efficiency and keep costs down.

"We're in Trenton because the rent is very cheap and labor is abundant," said Szaky (pronounced SAH'-kee). "The decisions were made by wearing the greed hat ... but ironically we're doing the right thing."
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Blood Vessel Integrity is Failing... Prepare Cell Evacuation

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:41 pm

I had
a bad
time getting prepped for my
MRI.

I had
sadly
up to four
needles poked
since up to two
of my tiny vessels broke
when the Doctors invoked
a saline injection
for detection
of Intravenous Line integrity.

The fourth try had IV Line integrity
due to the temerity
of the Doctors to finally
use an Ultrasound
such that a viable blood vessel was found.

I also found
on the Ultrasound
a menu that included 'Penile'
Ultrasound
while
they prepared the machine.

The ultrasound machine
was capable of 60 fps
much like the fps
of a gaming machine.
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It was like an Episode of House without Dr. House

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:02 pm

Many Doctors had
sadly
a hard time finding
a blood vessel and it was like watching
a medical drama
except that the drama
is real
and the big deal
shouldn't be a big deal.

I had several uneventful MRIs before
and I
did feel a bit sore
having fasted for four
hours
that extended up to six
hours
making me feel slightly sick.

I didn't feel sick
while in the cool
MRI that's Liquid Helium cooled
and the superconducting
magnets are cool.

What wasn't cool
was the bleeding
after the line was removed that
needed
up to two bandages indeed.
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The Magnets didn't get me a fine experience of the Divine

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:20 pm

Getting
a simple butterfly
catheter
to fly
is something
that shouldn't take
more than an hour and make
many very good Doctors
give up and pass me to another even more senior
Doctor.

In the end it took two nice female Doctors
and an Ultrasound
several minutes to sound
out and ensure the
integrity of the
blood vessel that was found
for the
Gadolinium Contrast
for the Head MRI
at last.

My body is quite weird
and this Head MRI
experience was weird
but the cool superconducting magnets
didn't sadly get
me a fine
electromagnetically
induced experience of the Divine.

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Butterfly catheter http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_infusion_set

MRI Gadolinium Contrast http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRI_contrast_agent
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The Soul Eating Paper Monster

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:48 pm

It was a holiday
today
when I went to the Hospital.

I do typically
avoid holidays
in Hospitals
but fate had it that the MRI slots
got
filled up to the last day
when they say
my Creatinine test
would be a valid test
for kidney function
and gladly my kidneys do function.

The billing
counter in the Radiology Section
was staffed by one willing
soul
whose soul
was being eaten
by a Dot Matrix Printer
that keeps eating
paper
like a paper monster.

However, at least my MRI bill
was printed by that quite ill
soul eating paper monster.

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Holiday http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independ ... ilippines)

Creatinine test http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 003475.htm
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The Monster was Immune to Printer Wizard Repair Spells

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:14 pm

Mr. Printer Wizard exercised
an exorcism
of the Printer
possessed by a Soul Eating
Paper Eating
Monster.

Using a screwdriver
the Printer Wizard
cast
a spell to cast
away
the delays
caused by the Paper Monster
but the Monster
was too strong and the Printer Wizard
cast
a support call spell
that I could tell
might spell
the end of that Monster
on that desk
that was quite a pest.

The pest
at best
the Printer Wizard
claimed
needed more cleaning
but the cursory cleaning
he did on the spot
at least got
my bill printed
by that ill printer.
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Fancy Printer Wizard Necromancy

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:34 pm

The Repair Spell
that Mr. Printer Wizard did cast
on the Monster Dot Matrix Printer
from Hell
involved beheading the ill
Printer
while the Printer
was asleep and quite still
by removing
the Dot Matrix Printer Head
rendering
the Printer Monster
quite useless and dead.

The once dead
Printer Monster
did awake
after the Printer Wizard did cast
a necromancy spell at last
by reattaching the Printer Head
quite fast
but alas
the Paper Eating
and Soul Eating
Monster from Hell
was still alive and well
as I can tell
from several Printer
Tests
that the Monster Printer
didn't best.
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Vile Blood Sucking Things with Wings

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:58 pm

Henceforth, I do dare
to swear
that this account
that recounts
my encounter
with the Soul Eating
and Paper Eating
Printer
Monster
is all quite true.

I felt quite blue
after the encounter
with the delay inducing
Paper Eating
and Soul Eating
Monster.

However,
I had even bigger Monsters
to face on that fateful day
that I say
did make me bleed
from many wounds indeed.

The Bigger Monsters
were Blood Sucking Monsters
with Wings
and the Things
were called Butterfly Catheters
that dared to bite
me with some fright
under the bright
Hospital Lights.

It wasn't quite a delight.

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Grim Pilgrims to the Holy Magnet

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:44 pm

I was making a grim
pilgrimage
to a Mage
with a Holy Magnet
that can see
things that are unseen.

I had been
to many such grim
Holy Magnet
Pilgrimages
before.

However, this pilgrimage
made me quite sore
as four
Blood Sucking
Things with Wings
brought me pain
that made me a bit insane.

The Keepers of the Holy Magnet
do get
to have Blood Sucking Pets
that they regularly feed
indeed
with the Blood of the Grim
Pilgrims
to the Mage
with the Holy Magnet.

Having fed their Grim
Pets
I finally did get
to see the Holy Magnet.

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The Hospital that I do go to is quite fine

Post by secretnude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:21 pm

The Tertiary Hospital
that I do go to regularly is a fine
Joint Commission International
Accredited Hospital
with great facilities and many fine
reputable and dependable Doctors.

I do find the Doctors fees
and Hospital fees
'reasonable'
since I'm probably reasonably
rich since I saved quite reasonably.

Despite of the mishaps today
I do say
that I may
unequivocally recommend
this Tertiary Hospital
on which I do depend.

Some foreigners
do take advantage of lower
fees in the Third World
that do have First World
facilities
at certain localities.

Medical Tourism maybe a partial solution
to American Health Care confusion.
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Post by strawman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:24 pm

Medical Tourism maybe a partial solution
to American Health Care confusion.
I have looked into this, ever since I heard that for the cost of an American hip replacement, you can travel to the Indian Riviera for a month at a 5 star hotel, have the procedure, and still save a lot of money.

(If you really want to increase sales, hook up with the organ harvesting entrepreneurs in the Mombai black market.)

I don't generally like to point out the bright side of a pain in the ass, but a friend of mine getting chemo has a port installed directly to an artery so they won't have to bother with finding veins. As soon as they hook him up he can taste the meds. Unfortunately, no one has yet suggested this technology as a way for heroin users to protect against AIDS.

I'm familiar with the value of worm excrement, since I have an interest in aquaponics. Not only can you get worm excrement, but also veggies and fish protein in a closed-loop sustainable system, which is awesome.

I'm working on a marketing campaign in the DC style: "Give a man a fish and you've fed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, and he can support himself. But give a man worms, and he can be consumed from the inside, for the entertainment of all."

I do admire Szaky's entrepreneurial ambition. Plus there's nothing Greener than worm poo. In fact, It's probably what Dustin Hoffman would have whispered to him if he graduated today.

But it's a little hyperinflated. Consider another friend of mine, who has some black angus steers. She collects their patties, and divides them up into 6 oz portions, which she ties in burlap and sells for $5 a box for people to make "Cow Patty Tea". They suspend the bag in a 5 gallon bucket of water and let sit overnight. The result is a tea which organically feeds your flowers.

If Tom Szaky could get that cow to feed on Mexican food to "montezumify" the patties, he could run that bottling line right between the cows legs. Might not be as sexy as worm excrement, but talk about economy of scale! This needs to be presented to Shark Tank, don't you agree?
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An unhip broken hip here didn't hurt much financially

Post by secretnude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:09 am

My Good Catholic Aunt
did haunt
an Orthopedic Hospital
due
to
an unhip
broken hip
joint
and that Orthopedic Hospital
I would like to point
is Government Run
is quite 'cheap' even if a broken hip
isn't any fun.

I heard from my Dad that of last
she was discharged
with the Hospital fees charged
to my Aunt's
nest egg that was mostly my Aunt's
share in the partial sale of family lands
that I do understand
is slightly vast.

My Dad manages the somewhat vast
family lands
that I understand
might soon be
turned over to me
to oversee.
strawman wrote:
Medical Tourism maybea partial solution
to American Health Care confusion.
I have looked into this, ever since I heard that for the cost of an American hip replacement, you can travel to the Indian Riviera for a month at a 5 star hotel, have the procedure, and still save a lot of money.
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I don't desire the 'Ring of Power' but it is my burden

Post by secretnude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:33 am

My Brother sadly
even if he doesn't gladly
believe in a Deity
didn't get the Greed Gene
and my Brother,
it seems,
gladly
works for wages
that wouldn't engage
a normal guy as 'smart' as my brother.

My Brother
is like
my Teacher Aunt
except unlike
my Aunt
my Brother's
Church
seems to be Church
of Tech
that makes him liable to buy Tech.

My brother
has no interest in the family estate
that he hates.

Burden falls on the greedy me
to soon oversee
the family estate
that my brother hates
since the estate
did breed much family hate.
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