Eira in a Box
Who is Eira?
Eira is just a girl, just an ordinary girl,[N.B.] from the northwest. She is a totally pedantic bitch, who is also unnecessarily verbose.
Why this name?
"Eira" is a word from Welsh that means "snow". I contributed to Conservapedia with the name "Puellanivis", which derives from Latin: "puella nivis", which means "girl of the snow".
History on Conservapedia
My contributions to Conservapedia centered around supporting their work by ensuring that their content was as accurate as possible within the necessary POV dictated by the Conservatives that suppress anything not identical to their bias. This involved reverting vandalism, and removing blatantly Liberal contribution. While it would seem that I opposed the ideals of Rationalwiki when editing on Conservapedia, but this would be inaccurate. More directly, I was presented with a universe of discourse that bounded all arguments taken. Working from this universe of discourse, I developed arguments targetted to the intended audience. This required significantly more work than simply plopping in liberal ideas without a bulletproof argument, and helped defined much more accurately my understanding of neutrality. Removal of blatent liberal content can easily be regarded as vandalism, as one is presenting information in a format that the admins will immediately reject without any consideration of the issue at all.
Instead of being a libertarian like most people seem to be, I am actually a socialist. Of course in practice, the two tend to only differ on one thing. Libertarians want as little government as possible, and Socialists want to pay lots of taxes in order to provide benefits to their fellow people, depending on their charity even if they're lazy bums, or abusing the system.
Human nature keeps many good ideas from becoming reality. Thus, I believe that Communists are not realists, but rather idealists, and do not account for humans to do what is best for them individually. See the article on "Prisoner's dilemma".
Things I think are hilarious
I believe in the lama, the holy prophet of the Goat, the Goat be praised. I would certainly prefer to see more people in the world who like llamae. Although, if everyone did like llamae, then the Universe would certainly wink out of existence, because of a contradiction with human nature.
Dr. Andrew McKalson-Sotherly
I invented a person out of thin air to try and prove that a rod is indeed contained within a crankshaft, and attributed this knowledge to a Dr. Andrew McKalson-Sotherly... someone deleted the page because they didn't think it was funny enough, but I wanted to keep it around because I got a ton of lulz out of it myself.
Let me tell you a story about Robert...
“”Let me tell you a story about Robert. I have often wondered if Business School transformed him into a monster, or if his psychology simply whirls around an inherently bestial core. This tale may deliver a hint.
Negotiation is a course you can take in these institutions, like Usury or Potions. On the first day, they separated into groups of two to play a highly codified version of Nuclear War. It's mostly discussion, but it does have three game "pieces," written on three-by-five cards:
As the first round commenced, Robert suggested to his partner/opponent that, you know what, listen. Let's just tear up our nukes right now, in plan sight, and move forward in a spirit of shared purpose and reconciliation. Agreement was instantaneous. Cards were torn. Of course, Robert had torn his peace card. As the silos opened and coordinates were entered, the tenor of the negotiations were altered irrevocably.Robert found it difficult to make friends.
“”„Zwei Dinge sind unendlich: das Universum und die Dummheit der Menschen - aber beim Universum bin ich nicht ganz sicher." —Albert Einstein
“”"A programmer need not spell correctly, rather only consistently." —Geek Proverb
“”"Ich bin ein Berliner" —John F. Kennedy
“”"Self-inconsistency is not damning, it's an inseparable part of humans." —Puellanivis/Eira
“”"Please don't take yourself too seriously. If you start to become so hardened of heart that you will not amend your beliefs, then they will always lead to contradiction, and thus hypocrisy." —Puellanivis/Eira
“”Given the set of all stupid ideas: , and the set of all people: —Puellanivis/Eira
“”"So, you assert that Solipsism is absurd? That's quite the comment for a figment of my imagination to make." —You
“”"That reminds me of a question that's been running around in my head for years. If Satan is powerful enough to tempt even Jesus, and to plant all those dinosaur bones to fool us, then how hard would it be for him to write a book say, about 2,000 years ago or so, and get people to rely on it as Truth?" —Kels
“”"The trouble with quotations on the internet is that their sources are often difficult to verify." —Abraham Lincoln
“”"I've said from the start that the purpose behind this law is to make it easier for Republican lawmakers and other perverts to go into the wrong bathroom; once we are used to men using the ladies' room because they are forced to."
These are articles in various namespaces that I have created, or put significant effort into. I hope you enjoy some of my perspectives.
Proscripti Voce: "Pronouncements from Authority"
- The Hidden Costs of the Polio Vaccine
- on Reality
- of Islands
- of Homosexuality and Shellfish
- on Logical Absolutes
- of Socialist Grading