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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by Quasar » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:41 pm

magmacube_tr wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:27 pm
A normie will not know about this. They are mindless when alone. So a normie will be sickeningly normal and will stick out.
Nah.

Humans naturally form up into tribes, so we end up with in-group and out-group categories. "Normie" is just an out-group category for a specific tribe on the internet, a way of arbitrarily designating people as not welcome.

It doesn't actually mean anything, it's just a way of saying "you're not good enough for us". Thus, you can get designated a normie for any number of transgressions.

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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by magmacube_tr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:01 am



Nah.

Humans naturally form up into tribes, so we end up with in-group and out-group categories. "Normie" is just an out-group category for a specific tribe on the internet, a way of arbitrarily designating people as not welcome.

It doesn't actually mean anything, it's just a way of saying "you're not good enough for us". Thus, you can get designated a normie for any number of transgressions.
Thats partially true. But about designation,Normies have a set of characteristics. So finding a normie is pretty easy if they are apart from the swarm. That set of characteristics is why a Normisphere exists. (its a real term) . Because they tend to bring everything they find to mainstream and ruining it. Of course there is much more dangerious groups on internet, but it doesn't mean that Ugandan Knuckles or Harambee has been brutaly murdered by them.
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by Quasar » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:00 am

So finding a normie is pretty easy if they are apart from the swarm.
Another trait of out-group categories: members of the in-group will often refer to the out-group in a dehumanizing or de-individualizing manner, for example with insect or vermin metaphors. This causes the in-group to band closer together.
That set of characteristics is why a Normisphere exists. (its a real term)
It's a term invented by the tribe for bonding purposes. Using it cements you as a member of the tribe and helps others within the tribe identify you as "one of us" while simultaneously alienating you from people who have no clue what the heck you're on about.

(Edit) For the record, I'm not trying to pick on you here. I think it's important to recognize these patterns, because while it's great to be part of a tribe and enjoy their in-jokes and memes, that often also means delegitimizing and dehumanizing other tribes, which can be dangerous. Recognizing that, at heart, all tribes are basically the same thing helps combat this.

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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by magmacube_tr » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:43 pm

Wait... GODDAMIT :!: AGAIN :?: This topic started as a rant topic, then turned into a conspiracy topic, after that to a conversation about tribal social behavior, and finally, it is turned once again to ranting thread because of me :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by naturegirl1999 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:49 pm

I find it interesting to see how topics change as threads go on. I don't really know of anything to rave about though
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by magmacube_tr » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:18 pm

I am trying to play on 2b2t...

After getting absolutely destroyed in spawn, I gathered a full set full enchanted diamond armor and constructed a underground base far, FAAAAAAR away from spawn with secret beds and storages, anti x-ray defence, farms, dupe staches, and even with some hacked items. But when I try to go to the nether, I always fell down to that GODDAMN, 100 block deep, wither-infested, magma-filled, jagged floor of indestructable rock. EVERY. FLIPPING. TIME :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

I am going to log in to there again now and if I fell down to that stupid chasm again, I WILL BUILD A COLOSSAL LAG MACHINE AND CRASH THE SERVER :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

I WILL

And I am serious about this...
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by White parrot » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:23 pm

They say humans don't evolve any more thanks to progress in medicine making differences in survivability meaningless
and I'm like, tell me more about this socialist utopia of yours in which no one ever dies of illness because everyone has equal instantaneous access to perfect healthcare with no consequence whatsoever on their personal standards of living.
... Specifically, what are their policy on immigration?? Because it sounds like a good place to live, actually. :?

(And that's without considering other sources of fitness variety and evolutionary factors unrelated to natural selection...)
At this point, we shouldn't be surprised by anything nature does. She's like a meth addict whose drug-fueled rampages unfold in slow motion and span millions of years.
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by naturegirl1999 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:10 pm

White parrot wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:23 pm
They say humans don't evolve any more thanks to progress in medicine making differences in survivability meaningless
and I'm like, tell me more about this socialist utopia of yours in which no one ever dies of illness because everyone has equal instantaneous access to perfect healthcare with no consequence whatsoever on their personal standards of living.
... Specifically, what are their policy on immigration?? Because it sounds like a good place to live, actually. :?

(And that's without considering other sources of fitness variety and evolutionary factors unrelated to natural selection...)
Yes, I hear this and am thinking to myself, there is still genetic change and about how social standing affects people. Organisms evolve. The only way a lineage stops evolving is when there are no reproducers left. Even asexually reproducing organisms hav3 mutation, just because evolution is slow doesn’t mean it’s nonexistant
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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by Onchorodon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:42 pm

Been having lots of conservation based debates during one of my classes. Very interesting, especially given that a lot of people don't actually know how the Endangered Species Act actually works. The ESA's only legal responsibility is to prevent species from extinct. The management plan that is created is only supposed to keep the species from going extinct, not actually recover the species. For some stupid legal reason, we have a responsibility to keep things from going extinct, but not to help them recover. Strictly speaking, we can just put some in a zoo, aquarium, or safari park and be done with it.

Please tell me that I am not the only one who thinks that is wonk?

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Re: Rant and Rave

Post by naturegirl1999 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:16 pm

Now that I know sboit this, I think it is Wink too
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