A Review of the medicinal herb Kratom from our new side project TGN Herbalism
— Read on tgnherb.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/kratom-review/
A Review of the medicinal herb Kratom from our new side project TGN Herbalism
— Read on tgnherb.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/kratom-review/
What’s the difference between that which exists and that which is Real?
Can some(one)thing exist without being real?
Can some(one)thing be real without existing?
Where do we draw the line between Reality and existence?
Do we exist?
Are we Real?
Does God exist?
Is God Real?
oxforddictionaries.com defines reality as:
“The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.” (Oxford Dictionary: Reality)
From this we may surmise that existence is a pre-requisite for reality. Since Reality is the ‘state of things as they actually exist’ which blatantly ascribes existence as a requirement.
This also posits that god exists though he is not real. This is evident whether you believe in god or not because it exists as an idea in our minds and religious texts.
However this also tells us that god is not real because he does not exist tangibly, as it said in the definition ‘as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea’.
Even though I myself believe in god among many other things which exist but aren’t tangibly real, It is evident that he does not exist within our tangible reality.
Perhaps he exists within a higher dimension or outside of dimensions entirely, I do not know for sure though as we can only make guesses and assumptions as to the nature of gods existence.
Let me know what you think in the comments section!
>Artist = Rebecca Eynon
>Visual Description = Cool color themed plant-like collage of psychedelic nature
>Name = (as of yet unnamed)
So a very talented and great friend painted this for me recently!
Normally her works are paid commissions. However because we studied together at SUNY Plattsburgh, we know each other quite well.
Rather than pay a commission rate, I was merely required to cover the basic materials.
This saved me over $100!!!
>>>Fast forward to when the paintings done
When I first saw it I was filled with awe. Staring at even just the picture of it makes me feel calm
I believe I’ve read somewhere (source needed) that cool colors are supposed to naturally help anxiety and improve creativity and memory retention.
So besides looking beautifully psychedelic in nature, it serves actual utilities too! many don’t consider things like this when they think about art, but this is just one of the many examples of artwork which serves practical purposes beyond aesthetics and decor.
Most Importantly: I am immensely grateful for both the time and effort she spent bringing this cool colored psychedelic collage to life , as well as for the discount that allowed me to afford the painting in the first place.
I recall as a young elementary student, being told that brains are essentially computers. This made sense to me at a young age, but it wasn’t until way later that I began to abstract from the cross reference of cognition and computation.
This perhaps may be the most obvious parallel, but programming languages are inherently languages. Whilst one could argue that they work differently from a functional perspective as well as in the types of problems they’re intended to solve, when one begins to expand and broaden their understanding of language as a tool the differences seem to become increasingly arbitrary.
One begins to wonder, how does one written doctrine or collection of doctrines, dictate the way in which people live and organize for centuries to come; as is seen of successful religious, political, and philosophical systems.
In a sense these things exist as a set of instructions for a (group of) human(s) to follow, much like a program acts as a set of instructions to be followed by Computer processing units.
Let’s take operating systems for example. Most operating systems are created by various programming languages; as a parallel. Most belief systems, regardless of whether they exist as political, religious, spiritual, or philosophical; are conveyed through either written text or word of mouth, both of which require some level of articulated language.
Much like an operating system, the purpose which belief systems serve; is to increase, expand and or simplify the functionality of the core machinery. If one ascribes to belief system, than ideally most of their interactions with the world around them will be internalized and understood in accordance with and through that perceived medium.
Similarly most interfacing that we do with our computers is done through the medium of our operating system or tools for expanding upon our system aka languages/programming languages, and by extension schools of thought which may correlate to libraries, frameworks, and APIs for programming languages.
This can in both instances incite compatibility issues. For example if you are a believer in a creationist system like most form of Christianity than their system is in its default state incompatible with the Big Bang theory ‘thoughtware package’. Among many others. On the contrary if your an atheist, than the belief in god is incompatible.
I personally believe the world would be a far better place if more people realized they could believe in god and develop their spiritual lives and connections to the divine without ascribing to beliefs which inherently contradict scientific data, logic, reason, or common decency, but hey to each their own.
I also posit that by extension this would make Scientology the spiritual equivalent to temple OS. Both impressive systems invented under highly questionable pretenses. Both seemingly exist purely because they can, rather than arriving out of any real necessity, and both did a great job of attracting the public eye in spite of high degrees of obscurity within their respective domains.
On a similar note Since Jewish people have to be born Jewish to be accepted within the religion, doesn’t that make it kinda like Mac OS which under general circumstances is only intended to work on Apple hardware?
And what about Linux? They make it really easy for anyone to create their own version. Does Hinduism not allow for anyone to make their own derivation from its ideological kernel?
This could be argued as being true for Christianity as well, however Christianity is more often innovated by its own elected clerical leaders, rather than followers and layman. On the contrary, while existing Linux versions are often up-kept by their respective developers, new ones are being created all the time by anyone who wishes.
Technically someone could write their own version of the Bible (or windows.) But one would likely face religious and or corporate prosecution for doing so, in regards to either heresy or plagiarism respectably.
Note: This should go without saying but I will anyways: this is not to be interpreted as perfect comparison, but rather a broad theoretical framework for comparison. If my article offends you please do both of us a favor and unsubscribe. With all due to respect if philosophizing about the interconnectedness of all forms of knowledge plays on your emotions, you are without a doubt in the wrong place. However If you disagree and wanna talk about it from a level headed perspective that’s awesome, please disagree as actively as you’d like as long as your format is coherent with reason.
Now back to my train of thought. This could be a far fetched claim, but one could also correlate the innovation of blockchain technology, with Anarchist philosophy finally nearing full circular functionality.
Okay now slow down what are you getting at?
Well before blockchain technology it was kinda impossible to imagine an economic society functioning without an inherent leader. However I theorize that decentralized blockchain ledgers are the or at least one of the missing piece(s) that anarchist philosophy has been missing the whole time.
That is a way to deal with the transferring of resources without any central form of imposed government. With every end user hosting a copy of the block chain acting as a node for the server, every participating member thus holds an equal and identical representation and record.
If you really think about it, isn’t an economy where every participating member gets an equal amount of leadership; essentially the same as saying their are no true leaders?
To myself this whole thing sounds very much reflective of the systems detailed in theories which stemmed from primitive-anarchism such as mutualism, syndicalism and collectivism. I believe it indirectly speaks from all three, while still being compatible with the core fundamentals of Capitalism and thus retaining our ideological fertilizer for innovation.
There are many other places I could take this, such as the comparison of servers to real life hosts of business, services and knowledge. Or how computer networks resemble the flow of resources and information through various economic, academic, religious, political and social systems serving as network mediums.
After all networks existed before the computers we know today, postal systems a telegraph systems and telephone are all fully functioning networks. Albeit less efficient yet equally plausible methods of communicating and transmitting information even in the modern age.
I could go on much longer But I think I’ll cut this one short, as I feel I’ve painted enough of a general picture for readers to take this thought and run with it, expand on it, etc.
Actually quite literally, if a pictures worth a thousand words than this article is roughly equivalent to an entire picture. Regardless of that sentiment I hope anyone who took the time to read this article got something out of it, regardless of the how or the why. Well readers; I hope you all have a great day, thanks for taking the time to read as always!
Informational post from one of our side projects: TGNBlockchain.
This short essay briefly explains foundational concepts of blockchain development: Smart Contracts & Decentralized applications.
Also provides a brief overview of three languages/libraries used for the programming of smart contracts (Along with download links & corresponding. documentation/resources)
What are Smart contracts?
— Read on tgnblockchain.wordpress.com/2019/04/18/what-are-smart-contracts/
Take careful notice of the fifth diamond.
Ignore the rampant bustle which beats like a drum.
Should you leave, forget where you came from.
Where thence were we off to?
To supply an answer would only serve to dull the fun.
Still they’d tread ever so slightly behind.
Our ironically innocent anti-hero. Whom many would fail to mark as evil in the public eye.
Was indeed anti-heroic. Their acts of heroism and selflessness were not uncommon.
Yet perpetually plagued by flaws of character. The type Only a misfit or a nihilist would idealize. For now.
His thought process, especially in terms of ethical evaluations was quite unique.
He had an almost backwards ability of self justification. He always had for every positive moral decision he made, a selfish backup reason.
Almost as if lacking desire to admit he was doing the right thing just too do it.
If everyone believes their own effort to do the right thing, who really is?
How is the right thing any better than the left thing?
I felt that.
No clue. Semi-clue. Artifact.
Noises continually find their way to my perception.
The vision of one is anothers radar.
Don’t auto pilot your poisons.
Perhaps I ought not dictate after being so hostile toward the bottle.
You wake up only to realize you are still asleep.
Dreaming still, you rise. Sleep walking within a dream, you get up but eventually only go back to sleep, only to wake up. At this point unsure if you are awake or if you have woken up in another dream.
You could have swore you were awake; until the room the around you dissipates into nothing. It fades slowly leaving a defined geometric wire grid over an empty silhouette which is neither black nor white nor gray. You look down to realize you have also vanished. Unsure of how you are able to see any of this, you wait patiently, unable to feel any sense of amazement or overwhelm.
The wire grid now dissipates and you forget you are looking at anything. You forget that you are anything, because you aren’t and you slowly stop existing. You would think that you died if you could comprehend what that meant at this point.
A sound can be heard, emanating from seemingly no direction nor source. The nature of which is impossible to describe. Your not even sure whether you heard it or merely thought it. Your not sure if your able to think. You feel a sense of understanding but no words arise from anywhere.
In a flash of neon colored light which cannot be described as being any distinct color or combination of which, you find yourself back in bed. Still asleep, unable to move. Looking over yourself like the camera in a third person video game. You watch yourself begin to wake, as you do the world begins dissolving and your perspective is reoriented to the first person.
You puke, drink some water, brush your teeth and crawl back into bed. Your almost entirely convinced your about to die, when you wake up on your friends couch. The room you were in previously you now realize was a place you have no memory of ever being in real life. Not bothering to explain anything you get up and leave without saying a word.