nintendoeats's forum posts

#1 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@TheVeteran13: I can see that you are somewhat out of your depth, but you are pretty close to where I am actually. I agree, we can't have perfection in the subjective...that's rather my difficulty.

Perfection in mathematical things (such as musical theory) often IS definable.

EDIT: That wasn't meant to come off nearly so dickishly. Sorry.

#2 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@casper_: Sort of. I'm saying that we have discarded the notion of "perfect" reference points for both ourselves and our projects. That is closely, but not absolutely related to the notion of forms, though to be honest I don't believe that forms are an adequate way to think about the universe either. That's a separate issue.

#3 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@casper_:Ok, fair enough. Good to know. I'm not sure that actually affects my point too much.

#4 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

This probably doesn't help, but I really like We've Only Just Begun.

My solution to this problem is that I don't bother other people with the bad music that I like. Except my family, because we all agree that it's hilarious.

#5 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@MarkWahlberg said:

I tried to come up with an intelligent response, but ended up realizing I'm not nearly as familiar with philosophical arguments as I should be to avoid sounding like I'm talking out of my ass, so I'll spare you my attempt.

Cool songs, anyway.

I completely respect that, for two reasons.

1. Humility is just generally something I respect.

2. It's nice to know that I am actually learning unique skills with this stupid degree.

I'm glad that you like the songs.

#6 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I can't tell if you are talking about video games or real life.

#7 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Fair enough. I would be very curious to see the actual statistics on people's hateful/benevolent thoughts. Though, they might make me jump off a bridge. So it's probably best that such statistics cannot possibly exist.

#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Sounds like we could get into an entire conversation about the inner workings of the mind if we wanted to, but there's good reason we shouldn't be poking around there. (Spoilers, if you care about that sort of thing.)

Sounds to me like that guy is pretty silly for not noticing that people have a strong capacity for terribleness.

#9 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

I may sound belligerent, but when do you leave well enough alone?

This is precisely my point. When DO you leave well enough alone? Without a reverence for perfection, there is no absolute answer to that question. Completion of every project must necessarily end with the phrase "good enough"

#10 Edited by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: I don't think that there is a difference between imagining the concept of a perfect circle and imagining the circle itself. It's not really my area (not that I have one), but I think you will find that if you really break down what you see as images in your mind, they are in fact merely abstract concepts that we can describe as images when we want to.

But yes, if you wish to hold that imagining something means imagining a precise image of it, and that this image is not merely a description of an abstract concept, then you cannot imagine a perfect circle.

EDIT: Now that I think of it, if we take it as true that imagining something is to really make it within your mind, then by the ontological argument you should be able to make God within your mind...but I don't know if the ontological argument as it is usually formulated necessarily holds in that situation.