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Faelcind Il Danach Peralogue | joined 07 January 2005 | 51 posts


Can someone clarify Postmodernism for me? posted 07 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionCan someone clarify Postmodernism for me? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

With in anthropology I think Post modernism did encourage people to consider the power of ideas in shaping human behavior which was important but it took that idea far to far. The power of ideas is the least powerfull explanation of human behavior behind biology and economics. view post


Can someone clarify Postmodernism for me? posted 09 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionCan someone clarify Postmodernism for me? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

That may be its philosophical root within athropology I have usually seen it refered to as Post moderism or Post proccesualism.
One of my best friends is Philosophy major he stated the problem with that perspective as single statement "Nothing is true." The statement invalidates itself. view post


Gay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? posted 09 March 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionGay marriage: for or against its legalization in the US? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

I can't think of any good reason the State should dicate who can get married. Homosexuals have every right to form long term domestic partnership with the same benefits as heterosexuals, I don't get the attachment to the word marriage on either side but I think a logical comprimise for the goverment to give up on marriage completely and give out civil union instead with churches deciding who gets "married" or not. view post


This time I got a question... posted 10 March 2005 in Author Q & AThis time I got a question... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Exactly annabel good analogy it points out that genres can be reenergized which I hope is happening with rock and will happen with Hip hop. view post


AMERICAN POLITICS... posted 10 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Quote: "Cu'jara Cinmoi":1u21d2r3
All societies require hierarchy to function: the actions of some must be subordinated to the imperatives of others. [/quote:1u21d2r3]

This is not really true according to most anthropologists. The simplest soceities none as bands often have no heirarchy in fact its considred one of their key charecteristics(there are of course exceptions). There is no accepted way for one individual to force his will on to another, social pressure is big controll in the soceity but their is no heirarchy everone is essentially equally subordinated to the will of the majority. Its little more complicated because people do bend their will to certain individuals more then others but their is no institutionalized heirarchy and nothing like chimp groups with a single dominant member. Since this type of soceity likely dominated at least the last 100,000 years of human evolution I think that humans are most happy in the this type of system. I don't think that it works for large groups of human beings unfortuneatly I don't buy the chomskian anarchy argument, though I should really study it more before disregarding it. To me socialism is the the most efficient method for maintaing egaltarianism that has been discovered for industrial nation states. All societies have resource ridistrubution institutions and its my observation that the systems used by the social democracies have of northern europe have created the highest qualities of life in industrial societies. view post


AMERICAN POLITICS... posted 11 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Capitalism is pyramid scheme a game of externalising costs and ultimately it needs a large bottom to support the top, a group of the people who are much worse of for he system then the would be without it. Its easy in the west to say it helps the prosperity of all but you have to remember that majority of the resources and labor which support our prosperity come from the third world were most people live in as a bad a condition as any in history. view post


Origin of Morality posted 12 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionOrigin of Morality by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Let me ask you question do you think animals have a since of spirituality? view post


AMERICAN POLITICS... posted 12 March 2005 in Philosophy DiscussionAMERICAN POLITICS... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

I would suspect the same of you if think most of the world has it significantly better then most preceeding periods in history. Much of the third world is living very close to starvation, work incredible long hours, have very high rates of disease and live in exceptional crowded and dirty conditions. The money from industrialized nation is certainly helping but I have my doubts as to whether its even close to offseating the extraction of resources and labor from the area in its effects on the the third world. view post


Any Wolfe fans? posted 14 April 2005 in Literature DiscussionAny Wolfe fans? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

I read shadow of the torturer I was quite impressed with wolfes skill but was not enamoured of the way he told his story if you follow me it played around with perceived reality to much for me. I picked up claw of conciliator and it only seemed to get worse. Goodkind and Jordan are but memories of youthfull folly to me but the authors I have come to enjoy now are Martin, Hobb and of Scott bakker. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 14 April 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

I loathed TCTC IMHO they were up with Newcomb and Goodkind as the worst fantasy novells ever published. An anti-hero is one thing but I don't want to read about somebody who is completely uninteresting whiny and genereally loathable. Cnair and Kellhus are unlikeable scary dudes but they are also well written charismatic charecters. TC was completely unlikeable on top of which the realm was among the most stereotyped and boring fantasy worlds I have encountered and not single charecter outside of TC had any depth at all. view post


The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) posted 14 April 2005 in Literature DiscussionThe Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (first series) by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

I loathed TCTC IMHO lord fouls bane was up their with Newcomb and Goodkind as the worst fantasy novells ever published. An anti-hero is one thing but I don't want to read about somebody who is completely uninteresting whiny and genereally loathable. Cnair and Kellhus are unlikeable scary dudes but they are also well written charismatic charecters. TC was completely unlikeable on top of which the realm was among the most stereotyped and boring fantasy worlds I have encountered and not single charecter outside of TC had any depth at all. view post


What is your favorite sport? posted 14 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionWhat is your favorite sport? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

1a. Mixed Martial arts. To me this is the truest sport. IMHO sports are ritualized warfare and MMA is sports at its most direct and true. As lifelong martial artists its infineatly interesting to see the technicians of the sport at work.
1b. Gymnastics I am gymnastics coach and a bit of a gymnast myself its just incredible to see and perform acrobatics, the feeling of doing a well executed backflip is incredibly exhilirating. Gymnastic as sport is unfortuneatly flawed by the need for judging but man its beautifull to watch.
3. Basketball its just the most watchable sport easy to follow lots of displays of spectacular atheletism, rarely slows down.
4. Gaelic football and hurley haven't seen these sports much but they're very watchable and look immensely fun.

Honourable mention to parkour which is not a sport but an activity as their is no competive element nonetheless its an amazing way to express the human body. view post


Ong Bak Absolutely rules! posted 14 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionOng Bak Absolutely rules! by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Actually ting does appear in the last scene he is on top of the elephant he is just hard to recognize cause his head is shaven and he is decked out in traditional regala. Nonetheless everone who is interested in martial arts or just spectacular human movement should see this film. To bad the studio never saw fit to give it a chance at a wide release here in the states. view post


Erikson? posted 14 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Just a warning that there are is substantial minority who didn't enjoy Erikson at all, including myself. I found the prose extremely dry and the charecters lacking in basic motivation, it feels like better conceived but more poorly written version of a D&D novel. Personaly I was very turned of by the fact that each charecter seemed to be more immensely impossible powerfull then the last. view post


Erikson? posted 16 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

You honestly think that erickson is in that league? I don't really see your point I could just as easily argue that erikson populatirity is as much evidence of his writing ability as britney spears's popularity is of her singing ability. I gave reasons for my dislike you can agree or disagree with them but there it is and I wish I had heard some of the detractors before I bought the book. view post


Erikson? posted 17 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Go reread my post the statement was firmly coached as my own perception and I am surely more then qualified enough to know what my opinion is. I am not an english major so I don't really want to get in a big argument about "objective" merits or lack thereof of eriksons writing but I find your argument that he is in Joyce's category alltogether laughable. view post


Erikson? posted 18 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionErikson? by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

And I disagree about Erikson and Mieville too, but really neither of us know and I don't think it particularly matters I just wanted to offer fair warning. I have had plenty of arguments about erikson merits and not ltalking about the subject further suits me just fine. view post


Now Reading... posted 25 April 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Currently I am reading Second foundation. Slow going so far, I am still in hangover mode from TWP were no other books can seem to hold my interest plus I am just physically exhausted constantly. view post


Now Reading... posted 21 May 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionNow Reading... by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

Just finished the Palidin of souls by lois mcmaster bujold great little novel top tier fantasy. I would recomend bujold just behind Martin, Bakker and Hobb.
Right now I am reading wolfskin by marriler, the secret history of the sword by somebody armitage, and the selfish gene by richard dawkins. view post


Ong Bak Absolutely rules! posted 03 June 2005 in Off-Topic DiscussionOng Bak Absolutely rules! by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

nauticus I am lifelong martial artist myself so I appreciate the realitis of fighting vs. onscreen perfromance but suggest martial artist won't get particular kick out of this movie is rather ludicrous. The vast majority of martial artist admire guys like bruce lee and Jackie chan despite knowing what the do onscreen wouldn't translate in real fight. view post


A question about NonMen TTT(semispoilerish) posted 08 February 2006 in Author Q & AA question about NonMen TTT(semispoilerish) by Faelcind Il Danach, Peralogue

In the appendices it mentions that the nonmen acheived immortality through the agency of the inchoroi? My question is what was their lifespan before that? My guess is that it would be equivalent to their lifespan they are able to remember about four times that of humans? view post


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