Oishi_47 (Level 8)

Today's the day I install the termite button on my hard drive. Fingers crossed. #theworsttweetever
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Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: If it is all powerful, why would it have a survival instinct? You can't just say it does for the purpose of argument without forcing us to contextualize this being.

Also, the MacGyver, thing was a joke if you didn't pick up on that.

Drinking, watching anime, and waxing philosophic; what a great night.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: But why would it care to? To give it a survival instinct would to abdicate your own definition of omniscient.

@Anzendenai: A paradox or misnomer; if something is impossible, then there is no way to do it. An omniscient being would know that. On the other hand, if it does know how, then it is, by definition, possible.

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Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@JonSmith: An omnipotent being doesn't necessarily know anything. An omniscient being would not necessarily be able to do anything. As the sage advice at the end of every episode of G.I. Joe says, "Knowing is half the battle." Only half. The argument for knowledge being power is a completely different argument.

@MohsinMan99: Also, as to my original argument about the brain; omniscience does not imply instinct. To suggest that if it would have the ability to survive, it would take every measure to do so is a complete assumption.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@JonSmith: I'm still holding to omnipotence and omniscience being different things. When people suggest that anything is possible if the being is a god, it's kind of like saying, "Fuck your argument. I'm going to make stuff up." Think of what "All-powerful" suggests. A being with all of the power. Power, that by the limitations of physics, is limited. If it wanted to change those limits, it would require more power than exists, therefore, more power than it has. While I refuse to discuss the pros and cons of mythological beings, I will gladly engage in a discussion about theoretical physics with the limited knowledge and understanding that I have. While meta-physical manifestations do fall in this category of discussion, it is limited to conjecture. To suggest that one could know for a fact the properties of a metaphysical omniscient being is just apocryphal nonsense, and should probably just go ahead and try to start a religion.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99 said:

I say: By definition, the very idea of omniscience defies human logic. Hence the paradoxes but let's not get into there. Suffice to say that a true Omniscient would have absolute knowledge of things(this includes knowledge we wouldn't be even capable of understanding/imagining), the past, present, future,etc- i.e. everything (absolute everything).

You say that no human could understand true omniscience, the go on to explain it. ಠ_ಠ

@MohsinMan99 said:

@JonSmith: It was unavoidable I suppose. :D

It was. You are the one talking about god while I was talking about something completely different.

@MohsinMan99 said:

Dunno who MacGyver is...

Invalidates everything you have said thus far and shall venture to say in the future. Good day.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: The answer is a lack of resources. Even MacGyver needed a paper clip.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: @Anzendenai: You arguments are simply equating to the idea that with enough knowledge, one could alter reality. You are assuming things that aren't known to us. Maybe an omniscient thing would have powers to slide across the mataverse into a dimension with the appropriate laws of physics for it's current predicament, but if you could prove this, you would be world famous physicists. We can only know that omniscience is simply a collection of knowledge, not a key to unlocking a god-like control over everything.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: The way I put it in my original post was essentially an omniscient object. It sounds like you are making an argument for an omniscient being without a physical manifestation. I'm simply saying that knowledge and the ability to do something useful with it are two different things. for example, say someone was intimately familiar with the operation of a parachute. The know all the ins and outs of parachutes and skydiving in general. Say then that they jump from a plane a mile above the ground, but without a parachute. That knowledge of how to use a device that could save them would not. Likewise if they were and expert on aeronautics or birds, there would be little else they could do but flap their arms until they finally reach the ground. An omniscient being that has no way to meaningfully interact in not omnipotent, or potent for that matter. You are describing a metaphysical manifestation whereas I'm positing something more like a flash drive with survival manuals loaded on it being tossed into the woods. Not a good one either; think like those free 4gb ones that people get for free and work for a week. I think the key difference in our definitions is that yours assumes certain properties of reality such as a metaverse a la string theory and the like, and mine accounts for the single universe we know exists and all of the physical properties that that implies.

tl;dr We are either arguing beliefs or semantics, both equally pointless.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

@MohsinMan99: I realize that it would know how to survive in any circumstance, but it does not have the ability to do so. A conclusion that the brain itself would come to. The construct of the omniscient brain lacks the ability to affect any of its surroundings or anything else. It has no means of mobility or to enact any kind of force or influence. It cannot even convey information. For all intents and purposes, it is simply an object that occupies a space...an object made of tasty, tasty meat.

Hey, this is like having a pen pal.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Just Anime » I'm new to anime and im looking for something specific!

If you're into the whole Shonen Action thing, Soul Eater is a no-brainer. Also, that version of Hellsing had better be Ultimate, or it probably isn't worth your time.
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Satoshi Kon » R.I.P. Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)

If I had to guess, this doesn't fit into Vice's "Casual" business model. 
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Battles » Mew and Mewtwo Vs Goku

Pokemon never die, and Goku dies like twice a season.
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » What would be the first thing you do if you won the Lottery

@John_Martone: Job security only so long as anime is still alive.
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » What would be the first thing you do if you won the Lottery

Burn it in front of poor people by placing it in a large paper bag in small denominations and hovering just above it with my jetpack...also, I'd get a jetpack. 
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » whats the last you ate?!

I learned how to make crepes and that's what I did. 
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

General Discussion » anime characters who use spears?


   Hime from Yozakura Quartet   
 Hime from Yozakura Quartet   

    
   Shichiroji from Samurai  7 
 Shichiroji from Samurai 7 


   Balsa from Moribito         
 Balsa from Moribito       


                       
    Ikkaku from…you know  where he’s from   
 Ikkaku from…you know where he’s from   

    
      Benawi from  Utawarerumono
  Benawi from Utawarerumono

Altron Gundam from Gundam Wing 
Altron Gundam from Gundam Wing 

 Dragon Gundam from...some black hole in the Gundam Universe
 Dragon Gundam from...some black hole in the Gundam Universe
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

General Discussion » Does it suck now, or have I changed?

@Leptok:   Something I liked and have heard only good things about is  Eden of The Eas t. Some others I tend to recommend to people but are less related to your list, are   Gurren Lagan n and   Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.   For the latter, make sure you watch both seasons of the anime (final syllables of “Ni” an “Kai” respectively) to get the entire story, otherwise it seems like a random series of loosely connected stories.

Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

General Discussion » The Questions Thread

Did any of you have non-anime related jobs prior to the anime related ones?
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Post by Oishi_47 (221 posts) See mini bio Level 8

Off-Topic » Intelligence V.S. Everything

Intelligence and ability are two different things. A self aware, omniscient brain in a jar would not survive long if it were placed in a cage with a hungry...anything, but to it's credit, it would know what was eating it.
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