What If Aliens…

It seems three posts in a day was too much for me. Not that any of the posts were up to the expected length. Still I said I would write three posts so let me at least be honest about that. Here are the questions I can’t come up with the answers today.

  1. …were here all along?
  2. …were actors in human politics?
  3. …planted humanity on earth?
  4. …used us for social experimentation?
  5. …were here throughout history but forgot about us?
  6. …stoped visiting us because we didn’t live up to their standards?
  7. …didn’t exist at all in all the universe?
  8. …are sending us messages every day but we don’t have the sensory organs to interpret them?
  9. …know about us and sometimes space tourists visit us but the large majority of space-faring people don’t care?
  10. …are like us?
  11. …send ambassadors to earth with different alien countries allying with earth countries?
  12. …use earth to fight proxy wars?

List Regarding Being Considerate Or At Least Being Considered As Such.

It seems I have a certain voice today, I will use it as it manifests, I think the title of this post caused me to think this way, I will try to realign my thoughts and language for the next post.

  1. Why do we want to be considerate is it because we consider the view of others, do we want it to be known?
  2. Or maybe we believe others consider our view the same as we consider theirs. Do others judge us as we judge them, let us be considerate of their reasons so that our judgments are less harsh.
  3. When considerate we take others into our consideration as if they were worth our mental effort. We desire to be worth theirs.
  4. There is more to being considerate than reciprocation, is there an element of moral superiority?
  5. Does it provide us a feeling of having an advantage over others?
  6. Should I reconsider my repeated use of the word root consider, is it to separate from the more term considerate at least as it a has developed, or am I causing consideration of what the word means and what we mean by it.
  7. Did I consider how this non-sense post will cause my readers to see my previous post, it will be somewhat controversial anyways and I have probably expressed my ignorance. So I hope you don’t hold this considerable silliness against me.
  8. Why do we consider what is silly as far from the truth, humor is often a softener of reality. And the reality is often silly as it doesn’t conform to human sense. What is logical is not what feels right.
  9. Are we being considerate just by pretending to be so, we need to consider others reactions at least and how they will feel. Doubly so in fact, as we want to make them feel as if they’re worth our consideration, or maybe that we’re providing it as a charity.
  10. Do we lash against our helpers as their charity in being considerate towards us when we feel we aren’t deserving of it, does that charity hurt our pride?

Ah big questions, I may in fact have reached deeper in this silly post than I did in the previous less silly post, I hope you have a nice day.

Scientific Methodologies

So here I shall embrace arrogance because otherwise, I would never write this. I must be willing to be wrong, or I shall never be original, but I must believe myself to be right, or I shall never be willing to share it.
(though I may edit the arrogance out before posting this, I still care too much about how people see me.)

I never liked the scientific method. At least as I originally learned it, a fault in my education maybe, but it is so. My dislike stems from one point alone, the first step of scientific discovery, the need for a hypothesis. I will not claim that the scientific method is a bad thing; it is a tool, an incredibly useful tool, but a tool nonetheless. The biggest thing that bugs me is that it is treated as the only tool, that without it, you cannot perform science. Without declaring a hypothesis, without declaring a goal, declaring what we do not know, is that what is needed to discover truth?

Despite my disposition towards the scientific method, I still see myself as a scientifically minded individual, but for me, the simple fact is that we don’t know what it is that we don’t know. And by deciding on a hypothesis, we set goalposts, and we limit our results to; this hypothesis is correct, it is false, and we do not know. Was I to suggest that we move the goalposts that we in lacking understanding of the truth, attempt to observe events in a controlled environment or matter, the first question I would need to ask would be why? What am I attempting to discover? But would I be given the resources to move forward if I would state that I do not know?

If I was I to compose and collect a series test, some silly most seemingly meaningless, and to put them in front of randomly collected individuals, using a large sample size. If I was to collect those tests (tests such as my “connection machine test”), then were I to look for patterns in the test results and try to create measures and discover what they mean. Would that be scientific?

Alas, I do not know, maybe we need hypotheses in order to create proofs. And I simply am afraid of deciding on a measure. My personal distaste should not stand in the way of discovery, and I still lack the knowledge and understanding to complete this point.

So let me put together a hypothesis here, “We can learn more from failing to prove obvious hypotheses than from succeeding to prove them.” But what we will learn, I do not know.

I apologize if you expected more here I did too. It took a lot out of me to put even this out here so I hope you find something in it. Or at least explain to me how I am wrong because I hope I am.

3 Posts I will write tomorrow

Welp, the curse is on, my procrastination has been legendary. And what I thought was a complete idea turned out to be a mess of thoughts and misunderstandings.

I have less than 20 minutes left to write a post, and I don’t know what I can do to have integrity. (Well I do know, I can stop caring about what people think and put more stuff out here. Also, I can stop procrastinating, and follow the times I set for myself. Easier said than done, so for now. I need to get out more, even if only in digital meetups, current events, and all that.) Oh, I know, I’ll make myself a large task, so make up for not having anything today, and yesterday (I think it turned out pretty decently regardless,) but definitely two days ago… So here are the three posts I’m taking up tomorrow.

Scientific Methodologies – I like long words, at least for the title. This one will be about how we approach problems in scientific ways, and how the scientific method isn’t an all purpose tool.

What If Aliens – a series of what ifs. at least 2000 words.

List Regarding Being Considerate Or At Least Being Considered As Such. – I like to believe I have a wide assortment of skills and information, but I doubt that. What I don’t lack is the willingness to write about it, high intelligence (whatever that means), and the internet.

12 Curses Backfire

I’m liking the closer together the text for my shorter posts so I’ll leave them as they are. I feel weird changing past posts anyway. (I may also try that formatting in the future. But no changing the past. Except for spelling errors.)

Tomorrow I’ll write a post about the scientific method, or at least relating to it in some ways. I’m incredibly inconsistent and untrustworthy about my future promises, at least regarding this blog. So in order to regain some form of integrity, and to break the curse I’ll get the scientific method post, done and Complete.

Remember most of these are potential backfirings none of them are guaranteed. (well as much as I can guarantee a hypothetical.) I did come up with some curses that had no downside, but those were either silly or fatal.

  1. You will never finish a project – you may become incredibly prolific having assistants, employees, and co-workers that do the finishing touches providing you with the time and space to start more things.
  2. Your first guess will always be wrong – you know it and you learn to trust the opposite of your instincts.
  3. You will die young – and knowing that you’ll live your life to the fullest accomplishing and experiencing far more than you would otherwise.
  4. All food will taste like dust – Nice figure and less time will be spent eating.
  5. Your children will disappoint you – It depends on your standards, and if you can convince yourself that success is disappointing…
  6. You will never have love – love is a lie, attraction + friendship + responsibility will have to do. This can also make you use your time more efficiently.
  7. Extreme Ugliness – Role as a monster in movies or plays.
  8. You’ll never learn to read – disability pay or you may even get a condition named after you.
  9. Instantly fall asleep when the sun is down – At least you get a full night of sleep. And maybe a condition named after you… (That can probably be applied to most of these.)
  10. No one will see past your appearance – This could actually be quite brutal for some people, me included. BUt it an help people learn about how to express themselves through their appearance and with repeat trial and error.
  11. You stink unbearably it hits some primal brain circuitry so people can’t help but be revulsed – you can’t smell it of course and you may be able to get jobs working with things that stink. Of you still have a sensitive stomach regarding other things, it provides you with some social distance when required and you know who your true friends are. Also, you may get a condition named after you.
  12. you’ll be generally unpleasant to be around no matter what you try – animals will hate you as well. This can help with negotiations because people will want to be done as soon as possible. But the downsides are still too great.

12 Synonyms For Water

  1. Knowledge
  2. Growth
  3. Life
  4. Refreshment
  5. Nature
  6. Time
  7. Thought
  8. Energy
  9. Soul
  10. Emotions
  11. Lake
  12. Silk

I tried a different post tonight but I sounded far too condescending so I couldn’t trust myself on the content of that post. So here’s some satire, I hope you enjoy it. And that I wasn’t being too silly.

I wrote this on my phone as well, I’ll reformat these posts tomorrow.

10 Advantages Of Stealing Concepts

I was going to write sequel post to yesterday’s post today, but it’s Friday so I allocated less time for my blog and I felt weird starting it, so I’ll think it through and if it’s really worth writing I’ll give it some more work. The purpose of the lists is to come up with a number of ideas but I feel I don’t probably follow the exercise, regardless I’ll make it my own.

And on the subject of making ideas one’s own, there’s this. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I read a lot of fiction, and recently I’ve noticed how derivative and referencing a lot of it is. The frequency with which, fictional cultures, species, powers, and concepts get repeated is honestly astounding. Especially since I tend to be picky (I’m not picky about genre I have other measurements ) about what I read. So here’s a list 10 advantages of stealing concepts.

  1. Audience Familiarity – Why call it something new if it produces a similar result.
  2. If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.
  3. Time – it takes time to come up with ideas.
  4. Context – if your focus is elsewhere just use surrounding structures that feel normal or samey, they won’t draw as much attention away from your story.
  5. Subversion – it’s all in the name.
  6. Hide In Plain Sight – if it’s normal and familiar they won’t notice, until the effects are large enough. Or until someone points it out.
  7. Audience Theft – think different brands of ketchup. Ketchup as a tomato paste this is also ketchup.
  8. Comedy – if you move the concept in the way you steal it some will ignore the fact that you’re doing the same thing.
  9. Claim Similarly – call it a genre or a sub-genre. Share some base assumptions.
  10. Brake Off – sometimes you don’t want to be associated with a certain genre so replace some terms and concepts with one’s belonging to a different genre.

Sorry for the lack of editing and formatting in this one, my computer died (I’ll see if I can revive it) and I had to work on my phone.

Connection Machines

Nope, nope not topics I want to cover. The problems with pushing off a topic are I realize how complex the topic is and it becomes something too large to confront at once. Still, I have an hour and twenty minutes to write this so I’ll see what I can come up with. And I’ll write to right away so that if I notice that the topic is more complex I can make a sequel tomorrow. (I’m adding this halfway through writing this post just to tell you I don’t know what inspired me to do this, it wasn’t the original goal I had when approaching the topic, but this blog is about exploring and developing ideas so I gave it a go.)

We humans are connection making machines, but some of us are better than others so I propose a connection making test. it won’t be perfect or even good, and state of mind will be a serious factor so I recommend everyone do a breathing exercise, (for at least five minutes, but 10 minutes is optimal,) before. (3 seconds breath in, 3 seconds hold, 3 seconds breath out. The reason I’m only going for 3 seconds is that then I can get the same response from any reader, to help get everyone in the same state of mind.)

For now, the first version of my test is this, I’m taking thirty randomly generated words, ordering them so that I can find at least two connections between each one and the next.
The test is this take {a predetermined period of time, I thought half an hour but that makes attention span an issue, so 10 minutes.}
Take the following list and try and make connections between each entry and the next. Write or draw something for each connection, and when your done count the number of connections you made.
For the prototype test, If there is one continuous line of connections between three or more entries the connection is worth one point for each entry it connects. Up to two connections between only two entries are worth one point and for every two additional connections between those same two entries, one point is added. The first connection between two non-subsequent entries, not part of a series, is worth one point with no points being added for additional connections after that. The final score by the end of the ten minutes is counted. (The test would still be better if people could take an hour or even two. so it didn’t feel like a race.)

  1. Shock
  2. Effect
  3. Angel
  4. Gesture
  5. Tray
  6. Pig
  7. Quantity
  8. Density
  9. Loot
  10. Killer
  11. Final
  12. Valid
  13. Command
  14. Requirement
  15. Related
  16. Mild
  17. Disaster
  18. Exclusive
  19. Representative
  20. Express
  21. Disaster
  22. Adjust
  23. Discuss
  24. Approach
  25. Monkey
  26. Motivation
  27. Passage
  28. Gas
  29. Disk
  30. Feature

12 More Randomly Generated Words

Yesterday’s post never got uploaded. Apparently my internet connection died and my computer crashed before I saved it. And I lost the post from the day before. I still don’t know why that didn’t show up. So here’s today’s test post, I hope it shows up, and I’ll try and make up for the missing posts with a long post tomorrow. Today though a random word generator post to help me come up with ideas (I did not give myself enough time for this).

  1. Pat

    An affectionate strike often targeted at the head.
  2. Knit

    Needle and thread, sitting in bed.
    Knitting is neat, but I still avoid sleep,
  3. Young

    We have a lot of association with the word young and we use it in myriad ways. It all makes sense until you think about it.
  4. Fever

    It’s how your body fights against sickness. You don’t want to treat a fever you want to treat its cause.
  5. justice

    Sought by many achieved by few.
    Never enjoyed it by all.
    Its a compromise between our animal selves and our ideals.
  6. Dimension

    Size, space, and time.
    Sometimes I fail to rhyme.
    Love, fear, and hate.
    It’s not one dimensional I can relate.
  7. Expression

    What else could this be? But an expression of the self.
    An expression of emotion, but possibly expressing lies.
  8. Aviation

    Named after birds occupied by planes.
    As flat as possible really.
    (I’ll try to communicate more clearly tomorrow, I don’t have a rhyme for this.)
  9. Thirsty

    Not enough water or not enough soul.
    We miss the fact that our deity was worshiped ass a desert god.
  10. Anxiety

    Is to fear as an itch is to pain.
    But probably more harmful.
    (It just won’t go away)
  11. Quiet

    Peace sometimes.
    But sound can scratch the itch.
  12. Chain

    If I chain this to the previous entries you may think this was planned.
    Do it yourself.

It seems losing 2 posts caused me to not care anymore. I will still post every day, but I just feel like my image (the little I had regarding the blog,) has been ruined, and I need to do something to repair my integrity. This blog will be daily until I find a project a real one, or begin to post a different type of content that will be enjoyed by a larger audience. (The more popular or successful I am in this blog the more it will take for me to stop it. I hope to make something better is all I still want to be good to my current audience, whoever you be.) That is my promise.

Post 300

And I reached the millstone with my project incomplete (I wanted to list all the mistakes from my previous posts, but as most of the mistakes were born of ignorance, I am not yet sure of what to correct.) I just can’t come up with a post deserving of the place. And so, I’ll simply write 300 words, nothing more nothing else, it’s all I have for today. I hope I have a better post for you tomorrow.

A day had passed, and nothing lasted; I still felt reduced by time.
A young man who lost his path was a young man with no path a year later.
It is a shame when nothing be, in the place of genius and the highest dreams.
So one day is marked and then another; time will last it will be seen.
I will record my every move every day I will observe.
I will write down my every action and let my tired self observe.
Time will pass the days be simple using shorthand in memory’s place.
But one thing will be true after, every day will show some gain.
I will know what I’ve been doing body, music, spirit, brain.
And one day I will look back, this will be my source of gain.

So yeah, if it doesn’t help, I’ll put together a separate website and find every way to remove my privacy. If my self-image can’t be a good motivator, I’ll use shame and embarrassment instead.

I wish to be an artist I want to create something great.

I wish to change the world for the better but I fear any change I make will lead to negative consequences.

I like to claim I have enough power but I don’t know how much power is needed.

I doubt my every move and action because I know we are all wrong at least half of the time.

Well, apparently I wrote out three hundred and fifty-eight words including this. I hope you enjoy my somewhat unfiltered thoughts. Well, my afterthoughts in a way I had some of this in my head before and then I just, I don’t know even.