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    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 0 points ago in atheism

    An omnisciencent being wouldn't exist in a simulation, that doesn't mean it couldn't exist.

    Doesn't matter if the being does or doesn't exist in a simulation, the fact is the being can't know they're not in a simulation.

    A being not in a simulation still isn't omniscient even if it correctly guesses that is not in a simulation, no more than I know someone's birthday if I correctly guess it at random.

    [–] anime_irl JoelMahon 1 points ago in anime_irl

    sauce please

    [–] Must be rich to get this dick. JoelMahon 11 points ago in ChoosingBeggars

    Until you show us a pic there's no proof it's a choosing beggar, for all we know they're the Ryan Gosling of ladyboys.

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 0 points ago in atheism

    Yes, that's my argument.

    any consciousness could be unknowingly in a simulation.

    Which means omniscience can never occur because as we both agree they are mutually exclusive by definition.

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 0 points ago in atheism

    Thanks for making my argument for me, you can't know much because you could be in a simulation, however you know that omniscience is impossible because any consciousness could be unknowingly in a simulation. No matter what God (if he exists as OP's creationist friend imagines) thinks, he can't know everything because he can never know he isn't just in a simulation created by an actual god or just a couple of tech wizards from the main universe, etc. He can't know hence he cannot be omniscient.

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 1 points ago in atheism

    I'm not, I actually think it's likely we are, what's that got to do with the price of cheese?

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 0 points ago in atheism

    Thing is that's not true either, we can be sure of some things, like we can be sure omniscience is impossible even for a god.

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 1 points ago in atheism

    if it was reasonable and consistent then he would believe it was 6k years, he'd have no opinion or take the side with the most evidence.

    [–] The smartest person I've ever met believes the Earth is 6000 years old. Wtf? JoelMahon 1 points ago in atheism

    I knew an otherwise extremely smart guy, in maths and physics at least, who didn't get why you can't just put a fan in front of a turbine and power the fan with the turbine after it gets going and "take the excess energy" for the grid.

    He didn't have a disability or anything, just that one thing confused him, if it came up again now he'd probably get it.

    [–] He'll be nice to you if you just give him a chance! JoelMahon 1 points ago in niceguys

    I agree, I meant the guy who originally said what you quoted.

    [–] Thoughts on soy? JoelMahon 1 points ago in vegan

    It's anecdotal ofc but I live and breathe soy milk, and I'm fairly muscular considering I don't exercise much, and have problems with too much libido. Which were both the case before I was vegan too btw. I've honestly not noticed a difference in my abilities to gain or lose fat or muscle.

    [–] A typical day in /r/libertarian JoelMahon 10 points ago in gatekeeping

    Especially if you don't believe in free will, at least for me it made me realise I'm not "free free" regardless, what I want is to be free to do what I want, and without having to worry about dying from a curable disease if I get a bit unlucky lets me do more than one or two regulations or laws I don't agree with might prevent making unrestricted capitalism the clearly worse choice.

    [–] A typical day in /r/libertarian JoelMahon 1 points ago in gatekeeping

    To be fair, from what I've seen they're so vague about their views at this point (the sub as a whole that is, not the individuals) that it really hurts their cause.

    Plenty say all taxation is theft and should be removed, some say they just want less taxes but ultimately the same system otherwise. Like where do you draw the line? It's rarely that cut and dry either, like some want only local governments, some with mandatory taxes some not and so on, some want animal rights to some degree across the country along with the usual no murder and others want that to be a local government choice, some want a paid police force, others say community volunteers. Some want anti monopoly rules, some want unrestricted capitalism as long as they don't rape or murder or steal!

    [–] 1 hour lecture by the world's leading Professor on Procrastination(2012): He claims if you know how it works, you won't do it ever. So I decide to post it on the one site meant for procrastination JoelMahon 1 points ago in Documentaries

    I'm being sarcastic because you led me on after I asked how to stop procrastinating when you had no real advice. Might as well tell a depressed person to cheer up, at least similar since leaving things to the last minute isn't as bad as being depressed.

    [–] Kid cashes in on his grandfather dying to make whatever the hell this is JoelMahon -1 points ago in CringeAnarchy

    You notice how I wasn't making a top level comment and just choosing an older example of similar behaviour (unless ofc you consider dedicating your golf trophy to disaster victims not as cringey and narcissistic as the kid in the post) since they said stuff about lewronggeneration and I just wanted to show it's not a generational thing.

    [–] Kid cashes in on his grandfather dying to make whatever the hell this is JoelMahon 0 points ago in CringeAnarchy

    Sorry, I didn't realise that a narcissist was completely unrelated in a discussion about narcissism. My bad.

    Would it hurt your feelings less if I'd chosen a different narcissist? However Trump is the best example because he encapsulates a large amount of the older population who voted for him despite it, I couldn't chosen another older narcissist who had the support of so many middle aged and above people simply because there isn't one.

    [–] Kid cashes in on his grandfather dying to make whatever the hell this is JoelMahon -4 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in CringeAnarchy

    I mean Trump exists, he was voted in by people who weren't millennial or younger, so clearly narcissism or acceptance of it exists at all ages.

    But social media has definitely made it easier to feed that narcissism, and made any existing narcissism easier to see.

    edit: sorry if an example of an older narcissist triggers you guys when it's totally appropriate to the discussion, if you can think of another person who shows narcissism isn't generational better than Trump I will gladly edit my comment to be about them instead.