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Comment: Never fly Finnair (Score 1) 138

by kbg (#47851377) Attached to: 3 Decades Later, Finnair Pilots Report Dramatic Close Encounter With a Missile

So know we know not to fly Finnair ever again or any Finnish airline for that matter. Not because an airplane was targetted by Russia which could happen to any airline but because they have kept this information hidden for 27 years even to this day. This means that the Finnish Transport Safety Agency is corrupt and cannot be trusted which doesn't bode well for their aviation safety.

Comment: Re:Just proves the point (Score 1, Insightful) 1262

by kbg (#47774761) Attached to: Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

That's how games get released with no realistic male character options, or male NPC's with redonkulous muscles, because the guys making the game just never put in a second to think "how will men, who are a huge factor in life, think about this".

See what I did there?

Comment: Biased experiment (Score 1) 619

by kbg (#47506221) Attached to: Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

From the article: "The study reveals nothing about the nature of the link between socialism and dishonesty. It might be a function of the relative poverty of East Germans, for example. All the same, when it comes to ethics, a capitalist upbringing appears to trump a socialist one."

A little biased much? Remember "correlation does not imply causation"

Comment: Re:Repeatable as Fuck (Score 1) 209

by kbg (#47033817) Attached to: How Predictable Is Evolution?

So you actually know you have a consciousness.

Well since I am talking about it, I believe I have a consciousness, I think therefore I am.

Do you not even find that experience remarkable?

Not really no, I think it is just a side effect of our intelligence.

You said: "To me consciousness is just memory and the ability to make decisions based on old memories" but assuming a universe with just our current known laws of physics, couldn't you/something have memory and the ability to make decisions WITHOUT having this consciousness that you know you experience? There is no need for it to "magically" be there right? Something could do 1+1=10 without requiring consciousness. Matter and molecules arranged in a certain way could do all the same things our bodies do without it too right?

I think your problem with all this is that you think your consciousness is something special and is somehow like a "soul" or something magical, but it isn't because we are just biological creatures.

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