User:Smerdis of Tlön

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Would it really be so bad if the people who governed us spent most of their time catting around, dueling each other, and smoking opium?

Smerdis of Tlön here. You may know me as Ihcoyc on Wikipedia. I'm here mostly so you folks can help me think up a new, original, lucrative, and convincing pseudoscience.

Arthur Schopenhauer figured out most of the implications of evolution and natural selection well before the principles themselves were formulated.
What the world looks like from here
This user is a Christian, but doesn't mind what you are.
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Hic emendator praefert Biblia Vulgata.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia 3 by David Shankbonecropped.jpg I dream of a world with less blame and more grace. which makes me a bad person.
SI = 666 The metric system is the work of the Devil!
Icon global warming alt.svg If your only hope to avoid wrecking the climate is to rely on human farsightedness, watchful care for the future, and willingness to forego selfish advantage today for the sake of future generations, then you may as well give up.
COCK FIGHT.JPG Cockfighting is the acid test of multiculturalism. If you're serious, you favor legalizing it. (Catcalling is also a strong contender.)
Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Paulo 1 Brasil-edit-01.jpg Staying inside the Cathedral.
<≠> This user accepts that our evolved human nature exists, even if it makes us mostly evil shits who are irreformably sexist and xenophobic.
{Ø} This user rejects the moral assumptions of identity politics. No one is entitled to equality in social influence or institutional power. And even if they were, no conceivable political program could achieve such a goal.
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Bananen Frucht.jpg This user believes the earth to be banana-shaped.
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This user is a Wikipedian
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This user is an ape —
and so are you.
Homo sapiens The worst name you can be called.
Mountain goat.jpg This user is a convenient scapegoat.
Ayers Cathartic Pills.png This user recommends Ayer's Cathartic Pills.
Rosalba Carriera - A Gentleman in a Gold Patterned Coat and Violet-Brown Cape (ca. 1727) - Google Art Project.jpg This user thinks that a hereditary aristocracy would at least save us from government by ambitious alpha types.
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Open book 01.png "People can do what they will; but they can't choose what they will."

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Open book 01.png "Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have a chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do."

- Richard Dawkins

Open book 01.png "Most people today think they belong to a species that can be master of its destiny. This is faith, not science. We do not speak of a time when whales or gorillas will be masters of their destinies. Why then humans? "

- John Gray

Open book 01.png "We cannot change the nature of things or of man, but must act upon them as best we can."

- Edmund Burke

Open book 01.png "Nous sommes tous pétris de faiblesses et d’erreurs; pardonnons-nous réciproquement nos sottises, c’est la première loi de la nature."

- Voltaire

Open book 01.png ""Are we not all the children of God?" - No, Sir. We are the children of wrath."

- Rev. Ian Paisley

Open book 01.png "We all know that we are material creatures, subject to the laws of physiology and physics, and not even the power of all our feelings combined can defeat those laws. All we can do is detest them."

- Stanislaw Lem

Open book 01.png "For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing."

- Paul of Tarsus

Open book 01.png "Progressive identity politics ignores basic human realities. If you live authentically as yourself there will be repercussions. Not everyone will like you. Some people may even want you dead. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “Man is the cruelest animal.” This is a fact of life and it is not changed by all the abuse and harassment policies in all of Silicon Valley."

- Milo Yiannopoulos

Open book 01.png "I felt despair. The word’s overused and banalified now, despair, but it’s a serious word, and I’m using it seriously. For me it denotes a simple admixture — a weird yearning for death combined with a crushing sense of my own smallness and futility that presents as a fear of death. It’s maybe close to what people call dread or angst. But it’s not these things, quite. It’s more like wanting to die in order to escape the unbearable feeling of becoming aware that I’m small and weak and selfish and going without any doubt at all to die. It’s wanting to jump overboard."

- David Foster Wallace, on board a luxury cruise ship.

Open book 01.png "The whole earth, continually drenched with blood, is but an immense altar where everything that lives must be immolated without end, without measure, without respite, until the consummation of things, until the extinction of evil, until the death of death."

- Joseph de Maistre

Open book 01.png "Sexual objectification is a supreme human talent and indistinguishable from the art impulse."

- Camille Paglia

Open book 01.png "Lord help me, I can't change."

- Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Damn it. I need to score some of that.



I hold this truth to be self-evident: it is your absolute, inalienable right as a human being to have electrodes planted in your skull that will stimulate your centers for pleasure and well-being without you having to do anything to operate them.

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