Package Details: discomfit 6.4-8

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/discomfit.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: discomfit
Description: None
Upstream URL: None
Replaces: costumer
Submitter: spirituality
Maintainer: iridescently
Last Packager: backrests
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-06-20 12:44
Last Updated: 2021-06-20 12:44

Latest Comments

percys commented on 2021-06-22 23:51

In arguing that current theories of brain function cast suspicion on ESP,
psychokinesis, reincarnation, and so on, I am frequently challenged with
the most popular of all neuro-mythologies -- the notion that we ordinarily
use only 10 percent of our brains...

This "cerebral spare tire" concept continues to nourish the clientele of
"pop psychologists" and their many recycling self-improvement schemes. As
a metaphor for the fact that few of us fully exploit our talents, who could
deny it? As a refuge for occultists seeking a neural basis of the miraculous,
it leaves much to be desired.
-- Barry L. Beyerstein, "The Brain and Consciousness: Implications for
Psi Phenomena", The Skeptical Enquirer, Vol. XII, No. 2, pg. 171

khorana commented on 2021-06-22 11:21

...One thing is that, unlike any other Western democracy that I know of,
this country has operated since its beginnings with a basic distrust of
government. We are constituted not for efficient operation of government,
but for minimizing the possibility of abuse of power. It took the events
of the Roosevelt era -- a catastrophic economic collapse and a world war --
to introduce the strong central government that we now know. But in most
parts of the country today, the reluctance to have government is still
strong. I think, barring a series of catastrophic events, that we can
look to at least another decade during which many of the big problems
around this country will have to be addressed by institutions other than
federal government.
-- Bobby R. Inman, Admiral, USN, Retired, former director of Naval
Intelligence, vice director of the DIA, former director of the NSA,
deputy director of Central Intelligence, former chairman and CEO of
MCC.
[the statist opinions expressed herein are not those of the cookie editor -ed.]

gherkins commented on 2021-06-20 14:02

"Take that, you hostile sons-of-bitches!"
-- James Coburn, in the finale of _The_Presidents_Analyst_