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    I've just joined the Forum. I am 69 years old and have a scientific/engineering background.
    My reason for joining is to establish contact with others who are interested in what I consider the most important question one can ask:
    "How (and why) did human beings come to be able to know so much about how the Universe works?"
    I appreciate that asking "why" presupposes that there has to be a reason, which implies a higher level of existence. About that, I don't know at all. When I read about progress in mathematics or physics, I find it so amazing that our knowledge of such subjects can be so deep and complex. I appreciate that evolution happens very slowly, but I don't see how knowing a quark from a boson can help make it any more likely that I will survive to produce more offspring.
    I hope there are others out there who have pondered this same issue, and perhaps have thoughts about it that they can contribute. There may well be existing discussions going on in the Forum, but I haven't been able to find any.

    17 days later: Now wondering why I haven't had any responses???? Have I posted in the wrong place???

    Thanks
  • AR LaBaere
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    I am A.R. LaBaere.

    I am an author whose main fascination lies within pessimistic nihilism and Cosmicism. Additionally, I am childfree. As I suffer from severe post-traumatic stress disorder, I seek to elucidate my horrors through fabrication into fiction.

    Beyond and within the demesne of the literary, I adore intellectual giftedness. I prefer Machiavellianism as my method of conduct, and I make few moral scruples. Puissance and intelligence are my zenethic goals, and I put aside interpersonal interactions in my hajj.

    I am quite proud of my first publication, Rene Descartes Does Not Exist. Fiction has offered to me both possibilities unjudged by historical accuracy, and a distortion of actual events. I immerse myself as fully in the surreal as I may, for realism and the actual holds ennui.

    My literary influences include H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti, Mark Z. Danielewski, and Jon Padgett. I keep a sacrosanct library idolatrized to the aforementioned authors, as well as to the finest horror fiction and nonfiction available. My library also houses The Oxford Guide to Philosophy, from whose pages I hope to gain a wider overview of positions.

    I dedicate my efforts to the cultivation of every paracosm within reach, every possible reading, and every improvement of fluid intelligence. I practice The Method of Loci in order to arrange ideas, improve my working memory, and to cultivate a noetic phrontistery. The evolution of ’Pataphysics, as well as anti-consciousness and anti-logic, compose a good portion of my pieces and lucubration. I am also heavily invested into theoretical physics and abstract mathematics.

    In the completion of The Abyss Laughs, I have discovered and cultivated an increased vocabulary, working memory, and recall. I am pleased to have grown increasingly aware of the English language, in its selection of phrases long desuete, literary phrases, and verbiage freshly coined. I hope to expand my array of proses into a separate dialect, or stylization, of literary allusions and wordplay.

    My current philosophical aims include the refinement, and erudition, of ’Pataphysics, antilogic, antinatalism, and nihilistic pessimism. The works of Thomas Ligotti have been awing for my pessimistic studies. In particularity, The Conspiracy Against the Human Race has introduced me to an exemplary structuring of pessimistic concepts, as well as to pessimists such as E.M. Cioran and Georges Bataille.

    As I have not yet mastered the precise definitions and variations of mode, I wish to gain a broader overview of metaphysics, epistemology, and ontology. Nothingness, paradoxes, and the unheimlichness of the human condition are key areas of obsession. I seek to combine absurdist fiction with new varieties of philosophy. I am not certain of the applications of fictional philosophies to existence, but I much prefer magical absurdity which is only sometimes bound by an arbitrary mode of laws.

    I am quite eager to meet other vedists, and I wish to invite any willing parties to begin a correspondence.
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    @ArguingWAristotleTiff and everyone at The Philosophy Forum:
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    @All sight
    Welcome to The Philosophy Forum!

    People trying to find themselves. Everyone around us is constantly telling us, but they're all wrong, aren't they? The pain of objectification. The fear of discovery. Better to submerge ourselves in the depths, holding the breath until it leaves us completely, and we die down there, all alone.

    Might I ask you how you found The Philosophy Forum?
    And are there more of you where you came from?
    One more question:
    You don't happen to fight fires for a living do you?
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    I would prefer not to answer personal questions on the grounds of avoiding self incrimination.
  • Dan123
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    I'm Dan. 24 year old interested in Martin Heidegger.
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    Welcome Dan, and thanks for your postings so far. :up:
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    I would prefer not to answer personal questions on the grounds of avoiding self incrimination.All sight
    :cool: I totally understand.
  • HuggetZukker
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    Hi! I've already posted without introducing myself, but that's because I'm a barbarian. I think I'm not as academical as most members I've encountered here, but I can spell my name. I'm also non-religious and without a favorite color. Are there any other achromatists here?
  • Jake
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    Ha, ha, watch out everybody, he's not as academical as our esteemed colleagues. Funny! Welcome you darn achromatist.
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