Tarot Reading

Discussion in 'Perceptions & Experiences' started by nivek, May 29, 2018.

  1. Rick Hunter

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    I would say both, especially in the sense that we have no idea what consequences may come from our actions today decades or centuries into the future. We tip over the first domino with good intentions but have no way to know where that row ends.
     
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  2. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    This opens doors for a few peculiar thoughts.

    I give you a 100-dot picture of a pony and you have a line drawing of a pony. I give you a 10-million dot picture of a pony and you have a high definition unmistakably clear look at the subject. Same for statistics - the bigger the sample the more accurate it generally is.

    Started thinking about us. Human beings - been an awful of us. You don't have to go back as far as you think before we're all related: Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think
    So I started thinking, in those terms how big of a sample size would you need to get that super-accurate picture of humanity? Could you make one bookend the point where we can all find a common ancestor? What would the other bookend look like? Would it all have to end before we got that picture or could we make some finite mark at each end and divine some purpose, a pattern in there?

    Jeez - it's 0515 and Louie and I are just having coffee. Actually, he's just licking his ass I'm drinking coffee :)
    Not the sort of thing that usually invades my thoughts at this hour.
     
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  3. Rick Hunter

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    I bet your mind is constantly buzzing with these sort of thoughts.
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    A little less fuzzy - what I am saying is that I'd like to apply Big Data to a lot of things to reveal trends not otherwise visible. Hadn't realized it at the time.

    For example, if we could actually collate ALL of the various piles of UFO reports extant into one coordinated database there could be something in common we haven't noticed up until now. Jacques Vallee has said as much. Actually making that database a a practical reality is impractical though - something else to add to Sisyphus' to do list.

    Imagine if we could somehow do that to all of human existence. The thought being that if we can readily find common ancestors then you'd think there might be an approximation of common descendants. That would sort of give you a moving window in which your mortal existence has more relevance.
     
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