Profile overview for Whoorderedthequark.
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1 submissions to psychology

This user has so far shared a total of 3 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 3 comments.

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[Serious] What's the creepiest thing you've ever done? submitted by Whoorderedthequark to AskVoat

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

So, you just kind of stood outside his house, or what? Did you whip out a lawn chair and an ice bucket or were you obscured by bushes or something?

Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy submitted by drackodelmal to videos

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I felt genuinely educated by this. I also gained an appreciation for those Simon Pegg films.

"They don't want to reengage a psychological battle that they have already lost, that they have already submitted to. They have already made their peace with [death]" - Aubrey de Grey, solving ageing. submitted by Whoorderedthequark to psychology

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I found this really fascinating, how governments and societies have responded to Aubrey de Grey/SENS's goal to eliminate age-related illness. There are so many points made about "nature" and how ageing is "the natural way"; we seem to believe that we're currently at the "correct" state as we are. Hundreds of years ago, people would have thought you were mad if you told them that one day people will live to 100 and we'll eliminate certain diseases by isolating them and injecting them into you in tiny ineffective doses.

"government is caught in this trap that I talk about so often, where they're desperate to continue to pretend that any talk of radical life extension is just science-fiction; they don't want to think about it. The reason they don't want to think about it is the reason why the general public don't want to think about it and the reason why quite a lot of scientists don't want to think about it: namely, they don't want to get their hopes up. They really don't want to reengage a psychological battle that they have already lost, that they have already submitted to. They have already made their peace with ageing and the inevitability of declining health, old-age and eventual death; getting into a mode of thinking where maybe science will come along and prevent that from happening or maybe it wont, that's a mindset that disturbs a lot of people; that's a mindset a lot of people would prefer not to even engage in, if the alternative is to continue to believe that the whole thing is science-fiction. It's fatalistic but it's calming."

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"They don't want to reengage a psychological battle that they have already lost, that they have already submitted to. They have already made their peace with [death]" - Aubrey de Grey, solving ageing. submitted by Whoorderedthequark to psychology

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I found this really fascinating, how governments and societies have responded to Aubrey de Grey/SENS's goal to eliminate age-related illness. There are so many points made about "nature" and how ageing is "the natural way"; we seem to believe that we're currently at the "correct" state as we are. Hundreds of years ago, people would have thought you were mad if you told them that one day people will live to 100 and we'll eliminate certain diseases by isolating them and injecting them into you in tiny ineffective doses.

"government is caught in this trap that I talk about so often, where they're desperate to continue to pretend that any talk of radical life extension is just science-fiction; they don't want to think about it. The reason they don't want to think about it is the reason why the general public don't want to think about it and the reason why quite a lot of scientists don't want to think about it: namely, they don't want to get their hopes up. They really don't want to reengage a psychological battle that they have already lost, that they have already submitted to. They have already made their peace with ageing and the inevitability of declining health, old-age and eventual death; getting into a mode of thinking where maybe science will come along and prevent that from happening or maybe it wont, that's a mindset that disturbs a lot of people; that's a mindset a lot of people would prefer not to even engage in, if the alternative is to continue to believe that the whole thing is science-fiction. It's fatalistic but it's calming."

[Serious] What's the creepiest thing you've ever done? submitted by Whoorderedthequark to AskVoat

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

So, you just kind of stood outside his house, or what? Did you whip out a lawn chair and an ice bucket or were you obscured by bushes or something?

Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy submitted by drackodelmal to videos

Whoorderedthequark 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I felt genuinely educated by this. I also gained an appreciation for those Simon Pegg films.