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  1. @Yarco Some alleged links are more far fetched than others. I agree. The guy who made the video acknowledged that. The motivation behind the supposed revelation loses credibility when at the end of the video, an alternative NFT project by the originator of the research, Ryder Ripps, is promoted. The description of Wittgenstein's work is incorrect. Aping in is a crypto term. It means that when the price of a coin is shooting up, you buy with no research because if you spend time researching, you lose out. So you ape in. Australopithecus as a word in their puzzle: The connection to a member of the Nazi party, Ludwig Kohl-Larsen is not as definite as proposed in the video. There are are species of Australopithecus found by other researchers without the Nazi connection. Aperol = red pill? That's inconclusive and I don't see what this is supposed to prove. Jack of spades as reference to Nazis requiring jews to wear the letter J: far-fetched. However, in my estimation, there are too many connections shown that this can not be explained away with coincidence: The hommage to Suum Cuique Labs and adoption of their terms of service is a reference to Nazi concentration camps. Name references to a movie with fascist content, anti semitic stereotype (Gargamel), thesis written on a fictional book about a Nazi doctor. The banana Swastikas in the BAYC game are a clear reference. One could have chosen single bananas being thrown. The design choice seems likely deliberately similar to the Swastika. Coincidence? Not credible. If it would have been coincidence, someone would have noticed and pointed it out and this would have been changed before releasing the game, unless it was intended. At 42m into the video, the Boogaloo Boys are discussed. Ape in a Hawaiian shirt like on a photo with a person at a Boogaloo Boys demonstration. Hawaiian shirts fit the brand also with no reference to the Boogaloo Boys and the exactly matching colors could, again, be coincidence. 42:26: Ape #1488, with prison # that references Rudolf Hess' death year. The numbers 14 and 88 are widely known Nazi cyphers. In a set of 10,000 that are numbered automatically, a number 1488 will occur naturally. The Number 019807 occurs on other prison suits as well (perhaps all of them). One could argue that the combination just occurred randomly. But it could be set up that way if the 019807 is on all prison jump suits. Not definite. Plus many things happened in the year 1987. Non-conclusive, like all these references. Kamikaze head band: Fascist Japan alliance with Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler's birthday referenced twice? My take on this with the only input being the video, meaning that I could very well come to a different conclusion after looking at different takes on the thing: At this point I doubt that the connections are all coincidence. The content, I find disgusting. The project as a whole as presented and explained here, is masterfully executed work of art. It pokes society in the eye with a stick. It's not nice, it's ugly. And it's not the job of art to be pretty. This is nasty. But it's the ugliness of society that it shows. In that sense, it is great art. Look at what Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement did. Also John Dewey – art as experience
  2. Nazi trolls, psyop to serve the agenda of internet control? Whatever it is, it's noteworthy.
  3. I think it would be an advantage to understand what you want from a theory. Is this for practical reasons? Is this out of the wish to understand, regardless of practicality? Is it to feed my ego as a wise person? Or whatever else the reason might be.
  4. It is more complex to aim at an all encompassing theory compared to theories for specific aspects. Also being monolithic rather than modular, it is not harder to update. Software analogy. Would there be a difference in approach and result anyway? A universal understand can be emergent. Lets not forget that theory is not the same as understanding. ideally, it is. Practically, it isn't necessarily.
  5. Is there a practical advantage for understanding the world in form of a unified theory in contrast to understanding specific situations? Or is it something that one might want to without being useful, like a personal interest or hobby?
  6. If that's the case, what extra value would a theory of everything, a universal theory, have?
  7. It seems to be common in China for people to make money with zero regard for other people. Fraud regarding organic food seems obvious to me.
  8. I do not trust anything from China, no matter what logo is on it (and it could be the EU Bio logo).
  9. Read The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Dr. Nathaniel Branden audio book version is available
  10. What is the raison d'etre (the point for existing) for theories? What do we do with theories?
  11. What is Machine Learning ML versus Artificial Intelligence AI? What is art in essence?
  12. The EU Bio label is only trustworthy to some extend. In practice, it is probably not bad, test for pesticides did not have problematic results. But there is potential for problems. It allows the manufacturer to use non-certified regular ingredients if they don't have enough organic grade ingredients available. That sounds like a joke but it's apparently in the law. That's basically legalized fraud. To what extend it actually happens, I don't know. A few days ago, I watched a report on blueberry imports. These imports were from overseas and bought in Germany. The berries were sent to a lab. Result: No pesticides in the EU Bio certified berries. So it's probably not that bad but it does not make me trust the label more that fraud is legal, potentially. Producers outside the EU can still get certified for the EU Bio label. I see potential for fraud here because the producer chooses and pays the people who are supposed to control them. It is obvious that this can be a problem. I always look where the stuff is from. The EU Bio label also allows producers to have some conventional production aside their organic production. The German BIOLAND, DEMETER, and NATURLAND labels are more strict and I trust these more than the EU label. Producers must only have 100% organic output, no 'conventional' business in the same production facility allows. Bread production: No enzymes and ascorbic acids allowed. Juices: No concentrates + water allowed, only direct juice (100% what was in the fruit, vegetable). Animals must get 100% organic food, must have more space, cutting the horns of cows is not allowed (DEMETER), etc.. Probably the strictest of all labels worldwide is the German DEMETER label.