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Hey Seth. Sam 212 22:06, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for helping me clean up the Brain Mind and Consciousness page! I'm new to this and I don't really know how this works.

Please sign talk page entries using four tildes like this: ~~~~ or by clicking on the sign button: SigButt.png, on the toolbar above the edit panel. Thank you. Тytalk 17:11, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
ONE freakin' time...hehe, thanks. --Sethpeck (talk) 17:12, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Тytalk 17:14, 10 November 2011 (UTC)


I changed your CPR comments a bit, to make them read more like the article. But I don't really know CPR (yeah, yeah,... i knwo i should), so would you make sure i didn't change anything that 'matters". thanks! --Pink mowse.pngGodotSome would use a tautology to describe it ("The way things are done around here is the wa 18:08, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Looks fine. Thanks. --Sethpeck (talk) 18:16, 18 November 2011 (UTC)


Please stop spamming links to your sandwich article everywhere. Seriously, that's not necessary.--Tiberius Gracchus.jpg. 20:39, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

I was done--the references were getting more obscure and didn't seem as appropriate. --Sethpeck (talk) 20:47, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Integrity article[edit]

I just saw it. You did a good job expanding it. Much better than my suggestions for it. Sam Tally-ho! 05:44, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Next time I'll try to be better at explaining my vision for a page, or spend more time writing initially (instead of just creating the stub). -- Seth Peck (talk) 16:38, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

Bond Films[edit]

Currently watching "The Man with the Golden Gun". Arguably one of the better Roger Moore bond films, but the number of stereotypes in it is amazing.

There's a "black brute", a conniving little midget, some Asians that kick ass and/or get talked down to, a villain with a physical abnormality, the fat and obnoxious American, and of course the Bond staples (a misogynist hero, an easily seduced henchwoman, a female sidekick in a bikini)--but no homoerotic lead henchman.

And people talk about the "good old days".

The theme of solar power being the answer to the critical energy problems in the world--still relevant today. -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:08, 23 December 2011 (UTC)


Songs "in quotes." Albums in italics. Thanks! PintOfStout Talk Do you think expletives make you look intelligent? I dunno. Do you think being self righteous makes you look like a prick? 18:02, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Hehe, yeah, I figured that out and snarked you in a revision. -- Seth Peck (talk) 18:04, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


I dont' know, my dad was a methodist minister. When mom died, he had a hard time. the "heads" of the United Methodist Church didn't offer him charity or help, they defrocked him. He moved on to a less controlling, dogmatic church. :-) All the churches we were part of were like you say. But the higherups? sighs... not so much. Pink mowse.pngGodotEn live 19:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

Stop talking about your real life, it's making me humanize you. FACELESS INTERNET PERSON FACELESS INTERNET PERSON! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 19:34, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
That sucks. I'm sure every church has its ups and downs. My addition there was just a little bit of SPOV, with basis in reality. My grandmother was a devout Methodist, volunteered at her local Kansas church's resale shop, and every social major event was "bring a dish to pass". At her funeral, other church members (none of whom I knew, but then I didn't live there) brought a dish to pass. I asked another family member about it, and they said "Yep, that's what we do." Sure enough, a few years later in a different state, went to a funeral of a Methodist friend, and after the service there was a pot luck.
Unrelated, but it was at the same pot luck where I noticed a device that looked kind of like a music stand (if I could find a picture of it on the internet, I'd post it...but I haven't seen one since). It was a piece of metal, flat, with a lipped base and many grooved channels of different length, the whole metal swiveled on a mount that stood on a piece of wood with an arc cut out of it. The church volunteers said it had been there for years but didn't know what it was. I had never seen one before, but I identified it as a device that you poured wine onto, then tipped the metal on its axis and it would pour the wine out through the grooves. If you had a communion tray with cups in it, the wine would pour into the cups. They were like, "Really?", found a tray, and sure enough, the grooves lined up to where the holes for the cups were. They asked me how I would know something like that. I said "Well, I'm a bartender." -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:47, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
@Stabby - I am faceless. All I say is a lie. In reality, i'm a selfhating gay male republican. don't you know that?
@Seth - ok, totally f'ing cool. I"m googling now. Damn, no luck. bit it is really cool that you knew that. The thing is, all the churches themselvs were very much your "potluck" style. :-) I really enjoyed them. But this was the 70's and the higher ups didn't accept women, or gays, or men who were having issues with their own faith. Now? I've several minister friends (women) who all say that it's quite normal to talk openly about crisis of faith, cause it makes you more human and ministers are into being human. well, SOME minsters. hehe. Pink mowse.pngGodotEn live 19:55, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
I don't know that I knew what it was, but looking at it and taking into account my surroundings, my previous experiences, understanding of geometry and an eye for old antique devices (many of them unitaskers from the early days of assembly lines and the first modern kitchens), I guess I just made the correct evaluation of the device.
But more on point, things sure have changed (I'm not old enough to remember the seventies, but I know what things were like), for better or for worse. Guess it goes to show that just because a group of people enjoys taking comfort in what they perceive to be absolute truths, it doesn't mean they can't make progress (e.g., Unitarians, Jose Gabriel Funes, etc). -- Seth Peck (talk) 20:03, 30 December 2011 (UTC)


Mop/period cleenup manual. Peter Urist for Mod!(MW) 20:00, 3 January 2012 (UTC)


you ever downtown during the day? We should grab a drink or something at lunch or just after workish time. (I no longer work downtown, but i take the train, so I'm 2 days a week).

Not usually, though sometimes after work. I'll be at the Rock Bottom on Curtis tomorrow evening for their Subzero release party (free pints between 6 and 6:30). -- Seth Peck (talk) 00:54, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
LOL,. what is a sub xero?
It's their winter brew, it's awesome...notes of root beer and cookies and cream ice cream ;) -- Seth Peck (talk) 03:04, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

In the pink![edit]

Nothing grey about me!  Lily Inspirate me. 19:59, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

I love beer. I suppose I'd have to go to England to try it. -- Seth Peck (talk) 20:01, 30 January 2012 (UTC)


Sorry I missed the original update (and the likely associated Saloon bar thread), but I just wanted to offer my condolences on getting divorced. Divorce is never pleasant, but I hope things aren't going too badly for either of you. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 07:02, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your concerns...I don't think I mentioned it anywhere other than here. And I have this thought in my mind that this was probably the least unpleasant divorce possible--no disputes, no fights, no kids, no properties sold off to be divided, nothing. -- Seth Peck (talk) 07:20, 25 February 2012 (UTC)
That's good to hear. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 07:29, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Coitus at Sunrise[edit]

Got my hands on a copy of Sex at Dawn. I find myself skimming through parts of it, esp. the pop evo psych debunkings, just because I've seen said nonsense debunked so many times. Bad ideas never die, they just linger like a terrible after-taste. There is some misrepresentation and oversimplification of sexual selection, but it's fairly minor. Also, loved the take-down of the Pinker's "decline of violence" talk. (Speaking of bad ideas, it's now available in expanded form with eleventy-hundred more bogus statistics.) The Yanomamo and Gebusi are staples of Anthro 101 courses used as examples of horticultural societies, not hunter-gatherers. Hell, Pinker could've figured that out just by actually reading Keeley instead of ripping off and relabeling one of the charts. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 01:04, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I never took any cultural anthropology in college, but psych 101 ("We've only had three classes but I understand how everyone thinks!" says Haley on American Dad) and several women's studies courses that touched on some of these other things...the rest of the stuff I've read was recreationally (meaning I retained it more). I look forward to your thoughts when you get finished. -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:12, 2 March 2012 (UTC)
A little more than halfway through. My criticism on the use of bonobos still holds, though I love the Hobbes vs. Rousseau framing they use. I actually wrote a comment on RW recently to much the same effect on paleo-morality tales. Speaking of Pinker, at least he is honest about his own morality tale as he claims "Hobbes was right." What I didn't expect, however, was the assault on the rational actor and his modern monetary manifestation, Homo economicusWikipedia. I've been banging the same drum for quite some time. (My undergrad research adviser studied under and worked with Herbert SimonWikipedia, who launched the initial attack on the rational actor model within the quantitative social sciences.) I kind of wish they expanded on that, but it is somewhat tangential to the topic of the book I guess. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 07:21, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

in Boulder[edit]

I'm totally not ignoring you. RW keeps stalling every time i try to load it. Anyhow, I'm at election training in boulder. boring as hell. not out till 7 or so, so i probably won't be down there today. Election time of hte year is very sucky, cause things pop up without much warning. sorry.Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 21:39, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

No worries...there is free beer next Thursday and the last Thursday of the month as well. -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:43, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Every time a creationist says something...[edit]

Falldownlaugh.gif. Scarlet A.pngd hominem 15:42, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the shout-out :D And, no, most of Georgia is not a bunch of backwater ignorant hillbilly hicks (in fact, Atlanta is pretty much like any other major city in the US). But Jeff Foxworthy sure likes to play them off as if they were. I think the most interesting literature to come out of Georgia (aside from graphic novels with stories based there) was written by Lewis Grizzard. -- Seth Peck (talk) 15:54, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Hobbes vs. Rousseau: Fight![edit]

I came across this little pamphlet/e-book that ties into Sex at Dawn. Looks like it was done by an independent or amateur scholar of some sort. Nonetheless, it seems pretty good, but I'm only about 20 pages or so in. The only nitpick I have so far is his strange semi-concession to Derek Freeman -- dude needs to read his Shankman. Though this is one of those odd cases where a citation that would have played straight into the authors' hands is omitted. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 06:14, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

I'll check it out soon in earnest. I always get skeptical when I see someone invoke Pinker, but I didn't really see the context when I glossed over it the first time. Thanks for the find. -- Seth Peck (talk) 14:56, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
I think I'm going to start referring to a Pinker A and Pinker B. The former has done exciting and groundbreaking work in psychology and linguistics, the latter churns out political pop science polemics. Unfortunately, Pinker B seems to be the more popular of the two. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 16:27, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
So it's not just physicists who do that? Scarlet A.pngsshole 18:50, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Psychologists can put physicists to shame in that department occasionally. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 19:30, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Your blog[edit]

I must be blind: where's the rss feed? Peter tanquam ex ungue leonem 04:50, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

I have no idea. -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:32, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Re: bananas[edit]

[1] But what happens if you eat the wrong bananas? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 09:07, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

My eyes... Scarlet A.pngd hominem 13:28, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
I dunno, what are you supposed to do with it? -- Seth Peck (talk) 13:29, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I think it's notable that those who are crying out "it's not me!" are also not doing anything to help alleviate the situation (e.g., perform blocks, revert edits, protect pages)[edit]

Saw this on RWW, and I'd like to point out that my rights were removed. For much of the attack, I didn't even have rollback. Only now can I even be of use, with Mikalos making me an autopatrolled user, but I still can't block or lock.--"Shut up, Brx." 22:59, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

While you're right to be concerned about my comment, I wasn't talking about you. You'll notice I didn't vote either way re: banning you in the Coop. -- Seth Peck (talk) 00:36, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Alright, then--"Shut up, Brx." 00:57, 10 April 2012 (UTC)


Do we need a consistent system dealing with "'s"? See [2]. Proxima Centauri (talk) 16:10, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't get the issue, PC. one makes a little red link, and one makes a nice linky linky. Green mowse.pngGodot 16:13, 21 May 2012 (UTC)
I think the point is that whenever appropriate, I'd say that this:
[[Long-ass article subject used in a possessive sense]]'s
Is preferable to this:
[[Long-ass article subject used in a possessive sense|Long-ass article subject used in a possessive sense's]]
The fact that the apostrophe-S doesn't get blue linked, to me, is irrelevant, and of the dozens of places where I've used it no one has complained. -- Seth Peck (talk) 16:17, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


that was cute. I was all expecting something serious about where you are in your religious path. I just always found it gross, when it wasn't symbolic. I'm good with "wine as representation", but then I started studying religion and learned catholics think it really IS the blood. euuuuuuu, talk about aids risks.Green mowse.pngGodotRIP original "muahahahah". 1...2....3...4...muahahahahah 19:49, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

I'm reminded of Eddie Izzard's sketch about God introducing vampirism and zombies into the religion and how that maybe wasn't the best plan. -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:52, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
It's just some vague piece of fleshy something, nothing too specific. Scarlet A.pngpostateModerator 12:24, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

Desiree Jennings[edit]

This article is crude Biased and innacurate

Sign up for an account and discuss it on the talk page. -- Seth Peck (talk) 16:50, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Ectopic pregnancy[edit]

it's funny, but the way *some* men talk about pregnancy, you get the idea that it's all peaches and cream. We forget just how dangerous it can be, even in modern society with all our advances. just 300 years ago, 1 of 4 women would die from pregnancy/birth. even today, it's a pretty risky game. something like 1 in 100 women **in industrialzed nations** will experience a major trauma or serious secondary condition from pregnancy including heart attacks, strokes, perferated uterus, etc. it's a wonder babies ever get born!--Green mowse.pngGodotCalibrated! let the voting begin! 19:40, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Your reddit-markup is showing :) And yeah, it's pretty scary...mad props for doctors who know about this sort of thing! -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:53, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

a drunken monkey[edit]


Aka Proxima Centauri. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:07, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Shhhhh!!!! -- Seth Peck (talk) 21:33, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

"9/11 was not a single terrorist attack on American soil"[edit]

What now? Theory of Practice "Now we stand outcast and starving 'mid the wonders we have made." 00:32, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

It was three separate attacks and one failed attempt /pedantry. --Seth Peck (talk) 02:43, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Like D-Day involved landings on three different beaches plus a paratroop dropping, but it's still commonly thought of as "the invasion of Normandy."/I get you. Theory of Practice "Now we stand outcast and starving 'mid the wonders we have made." 02:49, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Indeed. --Seth Peck (talk) 02:53, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

Brain Mind and Consciousness[edit]

Thanks for helping me clean up the Brain Mind and Consciousness page! I'm new to this and I don't really know how this works. — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

You'll figure it out eventually. --Seth Peck (talk) 18:34, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Did somebody say brain and consciousness?! I'll just leave this here :-D Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 02:00, 29 March 2013 (UTC)


Your rewrite left "activities such as swinging and king" in the first paragraph. King? Could you clarify or correct ... it's bugging me more than it should. Thanks! MarmotHead (talk) 17:55, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Heh, it was supposed to be "kink". --Seth Peck (talk) 18:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
I was secretly hoping for "Viking" (King Skeleton 's proposal). Alas! MarmotHead (talk) 19:49, 8 December 2014 (UTC)