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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#21  Postby Spearthrower » Nov 23, 2019 4:56 am

And the waste of time jamest is back again.

If you so value diverse experiences, why do you keep generating the same ones?

In fact, don't even bother as I'm not interested.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#22  Postby jamest » Nov 23, 2019 5:00 am

Studying psychology and/or sociology at degree level merely implies that you have been tested on those subjects at degree level. It does not imply that you have a degree in any of them specifically. I have an Open Degree at the OU which included courses in both. That's for the record.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#23  Postby jamest » Nov 23, 2019 5:04 am

Spearthrower wrote:And the waste of time jamest is back again.

If you so value diverse experiences, why do you keep generating the same ones?

In fact, don't even bother as I'm not interested.

Stop being a daft git. At no point did I imply that diverse experiences result in diverse personas. :tongue:
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#24  Postby aufbahrung » Nov 23, 2019 7:47 am

I think challenge is a key to a long life. Except when you challenge a tank with a broom. Then it might not be.
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#25  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Nov 23, 2019 10:17 am

jamest wrote:Studying psychology and/or sociology at degree level merely implies that you have been tested on those subjects at degree level.

No it doesn't.
It simply means you studied the material on a level that is taught at college/university degrees on the subject.
It doesn't necessitate that you've actually done any tests.

jamest wrote: It does not imply that you have a degree in any of them specifically.

Nor that you've been tested.

jamest wrote:I have an Open Degree at the OU which included courses in both. That's for the record.

Which no more makes you an expert with regards to those topics than I would be an expert in philosophy, English literature or Early Islamic history, despite having taking courses on all those subjects during my university years.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#26  Postby Fallible » Nov 23, 2019 1:36 pm

jamest wrote:
I've studied both psychology and sociology at degree level so spare me the bollocks.


Lol no, you have not.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#27  Postby jamest » Dec 07, 2019 2:35 am

Fallible wrote:
jamest wrote:
I've studied both psychology and sociology at degree level so spare me the bollocks.


Lol no, you have not.

I did indeed study courses in both as elements of my Open Degree with the OU. What have you studied to that level? Certainly, no philosophy.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#28  Postby Thommo » Dec 07, 2019 2:48 am

That totally seems like it needed a reply three weeks after it was written.

Though what the point of studying at university level when it doesn't inform the belief you hold (indeed you spent literally years arguing that a philosophy education was a pointless waste of time because you'd "reasoned" out the very same philosophy you now hold without one) doesn't allow you to recall basic facts that were taught in the courses you studied (like what P-zombies are and what they were created to illustrate) and doesn't allow you to even correctly identify totally different disciplines like psychology (the science of mind and behaviour) and sociology (the science of society and communal interaction) is supposed to be is perhaps a better question.

Although I do know Fallible has a degree in English, which I have ascertained by occasionally paying the slightest bit of attention to a forum poster who isn't myself.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#29  Postby jamest » Dec 07, 2019 3:04 am

Thommo wrote:That totally seems like it needed a reply three weeks after it was written.

I'm not here everyday anymore. When I can eventually be arsed I respond. Time is irrelevant to the truth.

Though what the point of studying at university level when it doesn't inform the belief you hold (indeed you spent literally years arguing that a philosophy education was a pointless waste of time because you'd "reasoned" out the very same philosophy you now hold without one) doesn't allow you to recall basic facts that were taught in the courses you studied (like what P-zombies are and what they were created to illustrate) and doesn't allow you to even correctly identify totally different disciplines like psychology (the science of mind and behaviour) and sociology (the science of society and communal interaction) is supposed to be is perhaps a better question.

I studied two courses in philosophy and they taught me little other than materialistic philosophy is a dangerous fucking joke. For most courses I wouldn't apply this judgement, except perhaps psychology.

Although I do know Fallible has a degree in English, which I have ascertained by occasionally paying the slightest bit of attention to a forum poster who isn't myself.

I've never seen her exhibit her English skills, is all I'll say.
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#30  Postby jamest » Dec 07, 2019 3:15 am

And actually it was two weeks, not three. :)
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#31  Postby OlivierK » Dec 07, 2019 4:54 am

jamest wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Although I do know Fallible has a degree in English, which I have ascertained by occasionally paying the slightest bit of attention to a forum poster who isn't myself.

I've never seen her exhibit her English skills, is all I'll say.

Yeah, you have. She schools you on your shit English all the fucking time. But perhaps you are claiming that despite that schooling, you've never learned to do better, or perhaps you mean that you have never noticed that Fallible is far more adept at expressing herself with concision and precision than you are. Either of those, I can accept.
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#32  Postby jamest » Dec 07, 2019 5:01 am

So you say. Yet I'm left wondering why my middle finger has suddenly become erect.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#33  Postby Fallible » Dec 07, 2019 8:40 am

jamest wrote:
Fallible wrote:
jamest wrote:
I've studied both psychology and sociology at degree level so spare me the bollocks.


Lol no, you have not.

I did indeed study courses in both as elements of my Open Degree with the OU. What have you studied to that level? Certainly, no philosophy.


Sadly, your contributions here lead me to doubt your claims. Not that it matters, but since you ask, Thommo is correct in that I did study English Literature (BA (Hons) English Literature and Associated History) at the University of Southampton, which did indeed include elements of philosophy, but my highest qualification is an MA from University College London in information study, management and archiving (for the purpose of curating reading materials), and I’m one of the thickies contributing here. Why did you ask? Did you really decide to play Top Trumps with letters after names thinking you had a strong hand? Sorry to have to tell you, but those I’ve mentioned so far are only some of mine. My suspicion is that almost anyone here could trump you in that regard, so if I were you, I should deflate my chest and take a seat, Mr Malebranche.
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#34  Postby Fallible » Dec 07, 2019 8:45 am

jamest wrote:So you say. Yet I'm left wondering why my middle finger has suddenly become erect.


In order to unpack your trunk with it, I expect. That’s a euphemism for picking your nose, by the way, MR OU General Studies.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#35  Postby Ironclad » Dec 07, 2019 10:44 pm

The (step) grandparents have lived a sheltered and dull life. They've never had a holiday, never spent any money, had three jobs between the two of them. They eat tiny meals and don't smoke nor drink. Content, they must be. They are 180 years old between them and going for more.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#36  Postby aufbahrung » Dec 09, 2019 6:58 am

There is no diversity of experience to be had on Earth. It's the same planet and everything entirely predictable. That's how weather forecasts do their five day forecasts and how your brain does its thing. Sand is hot in hot countries. Volcanoes erupt in places. Who knew?
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#37  Postby Fallible » Dec 09, 2019 12:16 pm

Everything entirely predictable. I can believe that, given how many times I see your name and predict that I will read another pile of incoherent waffle very soon.
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#38  Postby Ironclad » Dec 09, 2019 12:18 pm

My wife had never seen snow, before last year. I took her to a bawdy pantomime and she had a Christmas.
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Re: Diverse experiences as a key to longevity and contentedness

#39  Postby Thommo » Dec 09, 2019 3:25 pm

aufbahrung wrote:There is no diversity of experience to be had on Earth. It's the same planet and everything entirely predictable. That's how weather forecasts do their five day forecasts and how your brain does its thing. Sand is hot in hot countries. Volcanoes erupt in places. Who knew?


What a nice way to refer to the tragic deaths of a couple of dozen people. Charming.
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