Saturday, January 21, 2017

India and Tolerance

Ref: Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?

Of the 60 odd countries in the index, the US scores 18, India scores 41 and Jordan scores 60.

There are a dozen countries in the list with scores higher than India's, and lesser than Jordan's.

Also, one of the biggest contributors to India's higher score - article 377 regarding homosexuality - was introduced during British rule, and continued for six decades by the political party the British transferred power to.

It's only recently that other political parties have been able to rise to power.

Are Social Sciences Even Sciences?

How can a field where the practitioners cannot prove or agree on even basic theories be called a science? Isn't the term "social studies" more appropriate?

Perhaps the inclusion of social studies into the domain of sciences has a lot to do with the confusion we're now dealing with.

Maybe the so-called "97% of scientists" who agree on climate change aren't really even scientists.

The physical sciences don't suffer from such drastically different viewpoints on basic theories.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Middle Ground for Atheists and Religion

Harmful beliefs in religions must absolutely be questioned.

But atheists make a mistake by also attacking harmless beliefs, and religions in general. By attacking relatively harmless religions and issues, atheists — such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins — lose both logical and moral ground.

Milton Friedman beautifully reconciles moral foundations with economic outcomes. Economic and political freedom cannot exist without each other.

Therefore, we also cannot have economic freedom in a society that doesn't allow freedom of — possibly incorrect but demonstrably harmless — beliefs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Why Adult Life Can Be Confusing


The reason things seem so open to interpretation as adults — as compared to when we were kids — is because social sciences such as Economics, Politics and even Finance don't have easily provable answers; as compared to Math or Physics.

Most experiments in social sciences take years to show results, and even then have too many variables that are open to argument.

Social sciences do have definite answers! There's just a lot of room for argument, and this is where leftist arts practitioners naturally shine — arguments instead of analysis.

“Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance.” — Noam Chomsky - “10 strategies of manipulation” by the media

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Invasion of Europe and the West

Europe is finding out — just as India did a thousand years ago — that when a tolerant and culturally evolved civilization comes into contact with a barbaric one, it's not necessarily the former that survives.

"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst."
— Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Whether in war or in democracy, it's not the evolutionary status of the individual that matters. It's the tribal unity of the group as a whole.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

How Russians Hacked The Election

Trump: "The party in power, some of whom are under criminal investigation, may try to rig the election."

Liberals: "Boo! Respect the sanctity of the electoral process."

Trump: *Wins election*

Liberals: "Russians hacked the election!!"

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Songs

N
Top Of The World

R
One Way Ticket

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U
I Was Made For Lovin' You

K
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (new version)

R
Dil Mein Sanam Ki Soorat

K.I.S.S

Questions and problems are complex.
Answers and solutions are usually simple.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tolerance of Intolerance

Just as it is foolish to be tolerant of intolerance, it's foolish to allow freedom of expression (FOE) to those who wish to take your freedoms away.

FOE has to be limited to where it does not infringe on the rights and freedoms of others. That includes preventing incitement to curb the FOE of others, or incitement to the use of violence or physical force on others.

This — by definition — has to include curbing any incitement of the use of force by the state, to enact socialism or any other form of infringement on the freedom of the individual or the free market.

The current unlimited availability of freedom and FOE — even to those who wish to gradually do away with it — is a very serious logical flaw in implementation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WW2

Wasn't it the left that won?

TRP

What if I told you that this is the natural state of things? That things have always been this way, or maybe even worse.
"Women and children first".

If you truly understand TRP completely, most of these things are easily explained.
The balance between polygamy and hypergamy.
It's basically about how biological differences influence social behavior.

There are three classes, not two.
The only question that remains is where do you want to be.

MRAs are fighting the good fight.
But it makes no difference.

They're trying to fight nature.
It won't work.

You can't change nature.
Only understand it.

The Two Andreis

Andrei Bolkonsky or Andrei Taganov?

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Bhagavad Gita

“No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“Curving back within myself I create again and again.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar - this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one's own mind.”
― Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, The Bhagavad Gita

“The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“The man who sees me in everything
and everything within me
will not be lost to me, nor
will I ever be lost to him.

He who is rooted in oneness
realizes that I am
in every being; wherever
he goes, he remains in me.

When he sees all being as equal
in suffering or in joy
because they are like himself,
that man has grown perfect in yoga.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone's heart.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a windblown ship on the waters.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead. There was never a time when you and I and all the kings gathered here have not existed and nor will there be a time when we will cease to exist.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“The embodied soul is eternal in existence, indestructible, and infinite, only the material body is factually perishable, therefore fight O Arjuna.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.”
― Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, The Bhagavad Gita

“We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.”
― Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, The Bhagavad Gita

“Performing the duty prescribed by (one's own) nature, one incurreth no sin.”
― Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita

“Then, O King! the God, so saying,
Stood, to Pritha's Son displaying
All the splendour, wonder, dread
Of His vast Almighty-head.
Out of countless eyes beholding,
Out of countless mouths commanding,
Countless mystic forms enfolding
In one Form: supremely standing
Countless radiant glories wearing,
Countless heavenly weapons bearing,
Crowned with garlands of star-clusters,
Robed in garb of woven lustres,
Breathing from His perfect Presence
Breaths of every subtle essence
Of all heavenly odours; shedding
Blinding brilliance; overspreading-
Boundless, beautiful- all spaces
With His all-regarding faces;
So He showed! If there should rise
Suddenly within the skies
Sunburst of a thousand suns
Flooding earth with beams undeemed-of,
Then might be that Holy One's
Majesty and radiance dreamed of!”
― Edwin Arnold, The Bhagavad Gita

Friday, December 2, 2016

Entrepreneur

"The objectives and targets always came from us. Who's giving them to him now?"

"Scary version? He is."

Friday, November 11, 2016

You are what you eat

By knowing what is your natural food is, you can improve your health and your lifespan.

People who live longer do so precisely because they are in better health than others of the same age. This means having a healthier body, a stronger immune system, and lesser cell degradation.

Do you know that vegetarians live 9 years longer than meat eaters of similar environmental and genetic makeup?
That it takes 25x times more resources to feed a meat eater, than a vegetarian?
That the meat industry creates more green house gases than all other industries put together?
That we are brutally killing 2 BILLION intelligent and sentient beings EVERY WEEK, for food that is slowly killing us as well as the planet?

There is an immense amount of misinformation put out there by people with vested interests. Do the research yourself, and you can live a healthier happier life while also doing a lot of good to the world around you.