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Two new words I've made:

          The belief that all concepts are plausible, and that believing otherwise requires either eschewism or denial.

          If you were to define it in an anthropic and logical context, you would say that it is the belief that any conceivable idea may be true, but since alplausism transcends humans and logic, most people find this definition unsatisfactory, and since they usually are unable to come up with any other concise definition, they end up requiring the use of several paragraphs of examples to describe it.
          One of the key features of alplausism is that it also allows the plausibility of the concept that alplausism false, as well as any other objections and oppositions to it or its consequences, no matter how illogical or ridiculous it is to do so. In this respect, it is similar to solipsism.
          While alplausism is the actual core belief of any true alplausist, some of them may employ eschewism in order to have some sort of substitute beliefs that relate to the actual world they live in and can be affected by, though they'll still argue till their last dying breath that such-and-such which contradicts their observed reality is possible.

The use of the 3 particular assumptions described below, so as to make sense of the world. They are:
          1) Reality does exist.
          2) A demonstration of an idea can indicate the idea is true/conforms to reality.
          3) As the amount of tests of an idea increases, and the proportion of outcomes that demonstrate the idea increases, the likelihood of the idea's truth increases.

          Eschewism gains its name from the fact it can eschew many ridiculous and/or unhelpful beliefs, such as solipsism, by constricting the domain of what's considered true to that which matches observations. And you could probably say that science is essentially built upon the employment of eschewism to create accurate predictions with which to navigate one's experience. With this in mind, we can consider eschewism as sort of a cross between Newton's Flaming Laser Sword and the Scientific Method.
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+ERB, please please please make a sequel to this battle! You forgot Georges Méliès! Besides that, this was so awesome for a film lover such as myself.
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I read the below link about the current evaluations of today's culture, and they seem on the money, but not quite there, so let me give you my description of how I think we are today, or at least how I am:

We are fast approaching a worldwide metaphorical equivalent to a concept that Douglas Adams invented in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe as one of his many extremely philosophical minor plot points used only to get the story moving along in his Hitchhiker series. This particular one is called the Total Perspective Vortex, and when you are put into this machine, "you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation and somewhere in it a tiny marker, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says 'You are here.'"; and this mind-blowing experience of the universe's scale and your insignificance literally blows your mind: it obliterates your soul (details here: And SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER:SPOILER: the only person to ever survive it was a certain Zaphod Beeblebrox, only because he experienced it in a virtual universe made just for him (and identical to the real one): that is, he survived only because it told him he was most significant thing there, instead of the usual relation one has to the universe.

Today, with our vast access to our vast knowledge of the Universe, the world, history, and culture, we are living in what is kind of a half-formed, continuous, TPV existence. There are two ways to deal with it: either bite the bullet and allow your brain some mental pain, or try to ignore it and pretend you and your values are the center of everything. Many use a healthy ratio of both, which is what I recommend. However, some such as myself have trouble reducing our diet of ammo, and most importantly and scarily, a majority either skew toward or fully embrace ignorant narcissism. In my opinion, everything else that can be used to describe the current age just follows from there.

So I believe that post-postmodernism, our current culture, where we have to choose whether and how much to know about the world, should be called crignosism.
Post-postmodernism is a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture which are emerging from and reacting to postmodernism. Another similar recent term is metamodernism.
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btw, the word "crignosism" comes from the root crit meaning separate/choose, the root cogn/gnos meaning know, and the suffix ism.
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REPORT this sick bastard!
Take a look at this dirty, horrible, peadophile c**t!!

How is ANY of this right or normal!?

He needs to be locked up for good. He's even ADMITTED that he's a peadophile, why has no one done anything about this!?

Search him, report him, get him banned, get him put away! People like this need killing! Nothing else will do!

+1 it, share it..... just get this pervert seen! 
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bastard is now banned.
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Love that point you made +Vi Hart about every day being Tau Day! I think it would be helpful to note that the Gregorian Calender is based on a tropical year, the year as determined by the completion of the four seasons, rather than a sidereal year, the year as determined by the completion of an orbit, the latter being just slightly longer than the former, and so days of the same Gregorian date that are many Gregorian years apart are a day or so less apart than a multiple of tau. Regardless, this does not change the fact that we are always at tau in our orbit and at another (different) tau in our seasonal cycle, and the above is merely another flaw in our system of timekeeping and tendency for numerology. To wrap up: Thanks +Vi Hart for continuing to rant for fellow Tauists such as myself year after Gregorian year, and have a nice Tau Day today, and tomorrow, and so on!
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I admire his efforts, but he's not gonna convince many of them, because he's giving the same old answers. And this is because he doesn't know enough to give a proper explanation -- even I know more about evolution than him, and I plan to be a physicist. For example, evolution is a directly observable process, via species that mutate rather quickly like bacteria and houseflies. Additionally, we have direct fossil evidence that modern humans have been continuing to evolve: jaws are shrinking because with cooking we don't need ones as large, and the effort to grow a larger jaw is imperceptibly greater than that to grow a smaller jaw (this is also how other organs become vestigial); and after the increase in brain size that led to modern humans' great intelligence, brain sizes have now been decreasing, which may be because over the course of history as we developed writing and then printing and etc. we've not needed to store as much information in our heads (and so brains are shrinking like jaws do), or, much more likely, our brains are becoming more compact and interconnected now (did you know that a fly can do more per volume of its brain that a human can?). As to theory vs. fact, solipsism requires that everything be a theory; but more than that, a theory is just a model of the world, and when a theory such as evolution gets supported by large body of evidence, then it becomes classified as a fact, because that's what a fact is: something we believe to be true because to believe otherwise would require a ridiculous amount of counter-explanation (this is an invocation of Occam's Razor). Also the flat world tack is bullshit: for most of historical time people have believed the Earth was round (at least since Ancient Greece), and there wasn't much if any counter debate until the 19th or 20th Century when a leader of a town/cult declared that the world was flat and gave some handy ad hoc explanations why the world looked as it did but yet was still flat; with modern flat-earthism, one needs to invoke Poe's Law and its corollaries. Oh, by the way, and this is something I learned from my biology textbook back when I was taking the class, there were evolutionary theories before Darwin's, such as Lamark's theory of evolution wherein animals develop traits over the course of single lifetimes through use or disuse which might be passed on to offspring, and while this was initially (and still often is) discredited, one could easily argue that part of epigenetics, the study of how various genes are activated or deactivated and mutated during fetal development and over the course of life, is in fact Lamarkism on a small scale.
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+Robert deicide Watson okay, but if he did know it he should have brought it up :) .
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Hello. Generationally, I'm kinda in the middle. You've heard of Gens X, Y, and Z of course. Well regarding the latter two: Gen Y, aka the Millennials are either born 1980-95 or 1980-2000, and Gen Z is either born 1995-2010 or 2005-present. I'm '97, and I identify most with the people in the first definition of Gen Z, but because the second definition is gaining traction, I don't think we should really be part of Gen Z unless we want to keep being mixed with today's kiddies. And I'm sure as hell ain't a Millennial: the time span of a generation shouldn't be large enough such that people at the beginning of it can be old enough to have legal sex resulting in those people at the end of it. So me and my fellow 1995-2010s are more like Gen Y.N (.N is .5 in base 26 without numbers). What do we share? We marked the turn of the century, grew up in the terrorist/Bush2 era, were present for the dawn of YouTube, and were teens during the collapse of bipartisan cooperation. What should we be named? The Conflict Generation has been proposed, but while we could get all metaphorical with that, I don't think we bother starting with such a limited name. So who are we? Well, based on what we've become because of what we've shared, I think I could say with certainty that we are the Skeptic Generation, or Skeps.
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The Total Perspective Vortex and a description thereof from (Ch.11 of) The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams:
"    The Total Perspective Vortex derives its picture of the whole Universe on the principle of extrapolated matter analyses.
"    To explain---since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation---every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.
"    The man who invented the Total Perspective Vortex did so basically in order to annoy his wife.
"    Trin Tragula---for that was his name---was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
"    And she would nag him incessantly about the utterly inordinate amount of time he spent staring out into space, or mulling over the mechanics of safety pins, or doing spectrographic analyses of fairy cake.
"    "Have some sense of proportion!" she would say, sometimes as often as thirty-eight times in a single day.
"    And so he built the Total Perspective Vortex---just to show her.
"    And into one end he plugged the whole of reality as extrapolated from a piece of fairy cake, and into the other end he plugged his wife: so that when he turned it on she saw in one instant the whole infinity of creation and herself in relation to it.
"    To Trin Tragula's horror, the shock completely annihilated her brain; but to his satisfaction he realized that he had proved conclusively that if life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.    "

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          After watching various DVD courses on physics, I began to create my own theories about the world, so I joined Google+ to argue them out with actual professional physicists.
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