"Trixie,"GreatandWiseTrixie wrote:No skin off my back. When you're done, let us know if it's as rubbish as we suspect it is, cuz I'm not wasting any time and money on the matter. Also, I suspect the positive 5 star reviews are just alt accounts of his, so fair warning (I could sense his trademark pent up frustration and anger bleeding from the fake reviews). Truth is, I wanted to read his book until he threw a tantrum at me for no reason, in addition with posting stupid things all over my threads, so good riddance, honestly. I doubt someone who doesn't know what the word "framerate" means has the answers of the universe, but if you want to do our dirty homework for us, who am I to intervene?thedoc wrote:Based on that recommendation, I think i'll see if I can find a copy of the book to read.Wow, you couldn't have thought of a word besides "beon"? How typical. And your notions of the magical beon mind are ridiculous. I will say no more. Are you one of those fools who believes in free will, too?
Not a crack-pot, but crack-head, run-of-the-mill backwoods bigot with delusional personality disorder. You couldn't pay me money to read your drivel, after hearing about your beon theory I have made up my mind, for good or for ill. You want to cut, I can cut deeper, far deeper than you're willing to bend. I enjoy pain, whereas you enjoy your silly little superbowl games, you crave and need the respect and admiration of your fellows, don't you? It must really hurt when we say mean things to you...doesn't it? Especially when you spent 50 years of your life into one little book, us calling it rubbish...ouch! And what's the deal with putting your name at the end of every post? How old-fashioned is that? This is the internet, there's already built in username linking attached to each post. I guess over in Arizona there's a lot of fetal alcohol syndrome resurfacing from the ages, rearing it's ugly head for all to see.
I do believe in free will, but not for everyone. Most people have only the option to react according to their brain's programs, which are entirely driven by emotion. Free will is not an option for any machine, such as the brain. That option is only available to a non-created self-aware entity, as beon is defined.
No, I could not come up with a better word. The word "beon" expresses existence (the "be" component) and a fundamentally primitive nature (the "-on" suffix, applied to fundamental atomic particles like proton, electron, meson, gluon, etc.). As such, beon is the perfect word to name the fundamental component of self-awareness and conscious thought.
I may not be quite the bigot you think. One of my friends is gay, and I'll be meeting him this Sunday when he flies in from NYC. Given my paucity of friends, one represents a large percentage. I'm firmly heterosexual, of course.
I have no issues with transsexuals, although I think that taxpayer funded gender manipulations for incarcerated felons is a ridiculous thing. Until encountering and outing you as "not a female," I figured that "trannies" were merely average, and therefore non-interesting people. You've confirmed my opinion. I've had several gay and lesbian friends back when I lived in the city, and on the occasions where we discussed sexual proclivities, their universal opinion is to stick with the body you have and adjust your tastes and actions accordingly. I've also been told that men with an ersatz pussy still smell like a guy.
Whatever, now that we know what closet you came out of, welcome to the forum. Do let us know how the pussy and stuff is working out for you.
I looked up framerate and discovered that the word is French. I completely failed to recognize it. Je ne sais pas pourquoi. Google thoughtfully brought up another option, "frame rate," words that I've never seen concatenated. Perhaps that's what you meant. I don't really give a shit, so perhaps we can drop this irrelevant point.
Finally, I have not written any of the Amazon reviews, not even the bad ones. That would be cheating, and I dislike winning that way, having tried it successfully once. I prefer knowing my real score, however low it is. I once frequented a big-city dance hall and would always arrive at opening time, so that I could dance before the floor became cluttered with drunks. When I saw the bartender's tip jar half full of bills before he'd poured a single drink, I declined to contribute. When it was honestly (but rarely) empty, I helped fill it.
Two of the 5-star reviews were written by a pharmacist on the east coast who likes physics, and a mathematician in Seattle. I now have frequent conversations with the mathematician, who is teaching me some principles of abstract math. The other was written by a personal friend, at my behest, because the book changed his life. It contains instructions about how to read the book from an old email of mine, probably verbatim, so those will be my words, my style. He had difficulty with the material at first, and following those instructions he was able to understand it easily. He felt that it was important to include those instructions for potential readers.
The other reviews were not mine either, and it was from those that I developed the reading instructions. The one-star review was clearly from someone who had not read the book at all. I agree with all the reviewers, and readers who have given me personal feedback, that my political opinions detracted from the material.
You would find the theories a useful perspective from which to examine your personal proclivities and choices, but I honestly do not think that you are ready to comprehend advanced metaphysical ideas at this point in your life. Someday, perhaps.
Be well, be real, find happiness.