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Science Is Not Your Enemy

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 3:31 am

strawman wrote: You will never agree to measure their electromagnetic aura, so you will never discover their psychokinesis.
The world will be denied the supernatural power of Zombie Dance and Zombie Yoga. Why? because of your narrow-minded, parochial insistence (subsidized by big-pharma, by the way!) that what you see with zombies is all you get. Your type probably are skeptical of Zombie Aromatherapy too, you...you...DENIER, you!
the worldview that guides the moral and spiritual values of an educated person today is the worldview given to us by science. Though the scientific facts do not by themselves dictate values, they certainly hem in the possibilities. By stripping ecclesiastical authority of its credibility on factual matters, they cast doubt on its claims to certitude in matters of morality. The scientific refutation of the theory of vengeful gods and occult forces undermines practices such as human sacrifice, witch hunts, faith healing, trial by ordeal, and the persecution of heretics. The facts of science, by exposing the absence of purpose in the laws governing the universe, force us to take responsibility for the welfare of ourselves, our species, and our planet.
Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Leibniz, Kant, Smith—are all the more remarkable for having crafted their ideas in the absence of formal theory and empirical data. The mathematical theories of information, computation, and games had yet to be invented. The words “neuron,” “hormone,” and “gene” meant nothing to them. When reading these thinkers, I often long to travel back in time and offer them some bit of twenty-first-century freshman science that would fill a gap in their arguments or guide them around a stumbling block. What would these Fausts have given for such knowledge?
the advent of data science applied to books, periodicals, correspondence, and musical scores holds the promise for an expansive new “digital humanities.” The possibilities for theory and discovery are limited only by the imagination and include the origin and spread of ideas, networks of intellectual and artistic influence, the persistence of historical memory, the waxing and waning of themes in literature, and patterns of unofficial censorship and taboo.

Nonetheless, many humanities scholars have reacted to these opportunities like the protagonist of the grammar-book example of the volitional future tense: “I will drown; no one shall save me.” Noting that these analyses flatten the richness of individual works, they reach for the usual adjectives: simplistic, reductionist, naïve, vulgar, and of course, scientistic.

The complaint about simplification is misbegotten. To explain something is to subsume it under more general principles, which always entails a degree of simplification. Yet to simplify is not to be simplistic.
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1141 ... humanities
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Why Zombie Art maybe good

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 10:54 am

The highest art for us is still self-expression, something inner — if you don’t think, maybe that’s the best art. That’s why the late art of [Willem] de Kooning is so good. He became senile. And in a way to be senile is to be like an elephant, or any other animal, totally mindless. And in a way maybe it’s the best way to produce art. At that point the elephants can compete with us; it’s a level playing field.
http://www.salon.com/2000/03/23/elephantart/
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Impeach the Human word Humanities as absurd

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 11:01 am

When sentient machines do arrive,
would the term 'Humanities' survive?

A machine Poet Laureate
would definitely hate
that term
that seems to imply
that only 'Humans' are special
and machines are not special
even if this machine
is a poetic engine
of note
that someone voted
to this poetic position
that is no small decision.

If ever Aliens do come here to teach
their Alien art, they might impeach
the Human word
Humanities as absurd
given that other sentient creatures
may have artistic natures
like an elephant
that paints even if the said elephant
might scare you off your pants.
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Please take over this Happy Burger Joint

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 11:46 am

I was appointed by the Happy Burger Company
to take over this nice
Happy Burger Franchise
as it did arise
that the Area Franchise
was sold
back to the parent company
as I was told.

I was impressed by the Happy Crew
of this Happy Burger joint
and I plan not to disappoint.

Initially things went quite well
and it was quite swell
that the previous owner made improvements
to augment
both power
and water
supply
since on the City, we can't rely.

I'm glad that things here seems so good
such that no one is in a bad mood.

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Low price and good taste are hard to defeat

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 12:04 pm

I heard
of disgusting words
from our competitors that
are absurd
that
our Burgers
are made of 'Strange Meat'
but our Burgers'
low price and good taste are hard to defeat
and so I do eat
my product a lot.

I got
to be curious of the 'Strange Meat'
that I'm perfectly willing to eat
so I traced our Happy Burger Supply Chain
to a Warehouse that was chained.

I had to know
what goes
into my product and so
I went into Warehouse
wearing
a Happy Burger Uniform
as I informed
the Guard
that I forgot my Security Card.

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Post by strawman » Tue May 06, 2014 12:10 pm

So you would relegate the study of Zombie Aromatherapy to Artistic Elephants?
Alright. But the million monkeys with typewriters have so far only completed the first two scenes of Hamlet. This could take a while.
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...as far as I can tell, everything is well.

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 12:32 pm

The Guard saw that my Uniform was good
and he was in a good mood
and so he let me go in
as a I grinned.

I saw the Burger Patty
Making Machine
being cleaned
by Patty
who makes all our store Patties.

Patty
told me that the Patty Machines
had to be cleaned
before and after use.

I was used
to that routine
as one of the Company
Mantras is 'Stay Clean'.

I leaned
to inspect the lean
beef that Patty
made into Patties
and nothing strange so far
and as far
as I can tell,
everything is well.

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Saving the artistic elephants some time

Post by secretnude » Tue May 06, 2014 11:18 pm

strawman wrote:So you would relegate the study of Zombie Aromatherapy to Artistic Elephants?
Alright. But the million monkeys with typewriters have so far only completed the first two scenes of Hamlet. This could take a while.
Aromatherapy
might be
no better than Placebo therapy
but it very well
does smell
good
and Aromatherapy
might be
better with a good
massage.

A visit to a Spa for Aromatherapy Massage
might be
more for the Massage
or the Happy Ending
depending
on the reputation of the Spa or Massage Parlor.

A Massage Parlor
staffed with Hypersexual Happy Zombies
would be
an excellent place to spread the 'Happiness'
and make
a Happy Zombie
Viral Outbreak.

The Happy Zombies
themselves don't need to become happier
and hence the allegedly good
mood
enhancing qualities of Aromatherapy
maybe wasted on Happy Zombies.
Aromatherapy for health care: an overview of systematic reviews.
Lee MS1, Choi J, Posadzki P, Ernst E.
Author information
Abstract

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oil from herbs, flowers, and other plants. The aim of this overview was to provide an overview of systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of aromatherapy. We searched 12 electronic databases and our departmental files without restrictions of time or language. The methodological quality of all systematic reviews was evaluated independently by two authors. Of 201 potentially relevant publications, 10 met our inclusion criteria. Most of the systematic reviews were of poor methodological quality. The clinical subject areas were hypertension, depression, anxiety, pain relief, and dementia. For none of the conditions was the evidence convincing. Several SRs of aromatherapy have recently been published. Due to a number of caveats, the evidence is not sufficiently convincing that aromatherapy is an effective therapy for any condition.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
22285469
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Post by strawman » Wed May 07, 2014 1:59 am

Were any of the subjects of the study zombies?
I swear, secretnude, sometimes you miss the most obvious flaws.
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Human Medical Testing for the USA Zombie FDA.

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 2:25 am

strawman wrote:Were any of the subjects of the study zombies?
I swear, secretnude, sometimes you miss the most obvious flaws.
Humans are animals.

We use 'animals'
in Animal Studies
to study
the effectivity
of Medications
and Medical
Interventions
for the Human Animal.

If the Human Researchers
had a sample of Zombies
as test subjects, I do bet that the Zombie Results
will not vary
much at all from the Human Results
since the biochemical processes are mostly similar
and the same
could be said for genetics with minor variations
due to random mutations
or the Zombie Virus Infection.

Aromatherapy
would just make the Happy Zombies
Happier
if Aromatherapy
works at all and cause the Happy Virus
to be
more deadly.
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Happy [Zombie?] Ending Spa

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 9:00 am

I was stressed
and depressed
so I decided to get
a massage to relax and maybe
get
happy.

I saw the Happy Ending Spa
and I wanted a happy ending
to my very depressing
life.

I just lost my wife
due to a divorce
since of course
she would never settle for a loser
like me
if she could be
married to a winner.

It hath been said that to the winner
belongs all the spoils in love and war
and so far,
I have lost
in love and in my private war
to keep my sanity at great cost.
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Pay some alimony to preserve some harmony

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 9:16 am

I will have to pay
some alimony
to preserve some harmony
between me and my former wife
as she gets a new life
with a more handsome guy
and I don't see why
I must pay
since the new guy
is f**king rich.

My wife
is a bi***h
that metaphorically turned into an witch
as she unceremoniously ditched
me for that
guy that
is handsome and rich.

I stripped naked
for the Aromatherapy Massage
and a half naked
Lady Massager
entered
my private room
and my private part went boom
from small to big
as I sweated like a pig.
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I really wanted my 'Happy Ending'

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 9:30 am

The Swedish Aromatherapy Massage
was going
well
and I did find the smells
where a bit relaxing
for a guy
that hath been to hell
due to another guy
that was successful as hell.

I really wanted my 'Happy Ending'
as this Swedish Aromatherapy Massage
was ending.

I sent a message
to the left ear
of my Lady Massage
Therapist who was quite near
that I was ready to pay quite dear
to get to be happy
with the 'Happy Ending'
as my private part started standing
in the anticipation
of sexual stimulation
that I will get in this situation.

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New Meat has been delivered for our Patties!

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 10:40 am

Patty
proceeded to make Burger Patties
from the lean meat
that our customers will soon eat.

I did greet
Patty
goodbye
as I
did eye
a couple of garbage bags
that seemed to sag
due to many bones
that sent chills to my bones.

I saw that I was alone
and on my own
I went to the garbage bags
that do sag
and read that the trash tags
were marked biodegradable.

I was able
to feel what felt like Human Skulls
and other bones
in the trash bags
and I thought I was alone
when hammer hit my Skull.

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Post by strawman » Wed May 07, 2014 1:03 pm

The superimposition of happy ending massage and pink slime patties is actually quite gross. Finding your audience and feeding your audience....well, at least you had it your way.
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Post by ROU Killing Time » Wed May 07, 2014 8:19 pm

I think Strawman has been sad since my account has gone so dark. Thx for keeping him occupied and off the streets, Secretnude.
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The Happy Burger Files

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 11:07 pm

"What happened to our new boss
named Ross?",
I asked and quickly
quipped
the joker
in this Happy Burger Crew,
"I guess he also screwed
and was 'fried'
like our friend Fred."

I didn't realize that I was frying
our former Boss
named Ross
and the fried
Burger Patties
I did set onto Hamburger Buns.

I decided to have a little fun
investigating the mysterious
disappearance of some serious
Happy Burger Employees.

I knew where Patty
the Employee
that made Burger Patties
worked so I dared
to go there
since curiosity has made me
just a little bit less scared.

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Trust no Happy Burger Employee

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 11:25 pm

I presented my Security Card
to the Warehouse Guard
that was on guard
and the Guard
let me in.

I was in
a spooky place
as I faced
rows of Trash Bags
with Tags
telling us they are Biodegradable
as I was able
to smell
something
that may have come from hell.

I very well
do plan not to get caught off guard
as I finally found a Trash Bag
with a Nonbiodegradable Tag.

I opened the Bag
to find the clothing
and ID Tags
of the people I now assume we had been cooking
while no one was looking.
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To 'Serve' Man

Post by secretnude » Wed May 07, 2014 11:38 pm

I collected extremely graphic
photographic
evidence of skulls, bones and entrails
that wouldn't fail
to make your stomach revolt
as I did bolt
out quickly through a fire escape
as I made a quick escape.

I never
ever
again ate a Happy Burger.

I went to a cabin in the woods
to avoid for good
all the processed meat
that the people here eat.

I now hunt and skin my own game
and I can name
which species on Demeter
makes for a good lunch or Dinner

I do regret having eaten people
and serving people
to other 'Happy' people.

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my Strange Personal Art Projects & an Apology

Post by secretnude » Thu May 08, 2014 12:37 am

I have quite graphic
photographic
evidence that my creative adventures
does for sure
extend a bit beyond the written.

I have begotten
several 'Assemblages'
that I made from garbage
that I was quite hesitant to throw
as I do know
how to repurpose
'useless' stuff to suit my purpose.

I do apologize for the recently
extremely
graphic
nature of my poetic art
and I didn't actually know
that I made a genre of visual art
until someone that is now
studying art
told me the term 'Assemblage'
does apply
to my
strange efforts to decorate
my room at any rate.
strawman wrote:The superimposition of happy ending massage and pink slime patties is actually quite gross.
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