I can point to several examples of when I have done exactly this.
I have seen an idea entire, and spawned it into reality.
Doing so, of course, takes work, and it has never not, but then no work of fact or fiction of any merit that I pay any respect to ever claims it does not. Before...
So, two things strike me. I've bolded them and numbered them.
Together, it involves a couple disjoint bits that create some stark facts in their full context together:
Minority voters can seemingly only barely surpass white voters in turnout despite "high motivation" and historic fanfare...
I do not accept that he did, anymore. Biden misspoke. He clearly did so, as after he spoke the words he kept speaking other words that clarified intent, and revealed, at the very least, some embarrassment.
We can play it but it's an odd hill to die on seeing as how McConnell just doubled down, and his double-down was a defense of his exact language, which is worse, as noted below...
Perhaps that was the only statement he could make without lying that even halfway covered the reason the voting...
So, if you can point out where any of what I have spoken is fantasy other than that that I explicitly demark as such (and I often do, and draw explicit lines around how the fantasy is in fact fantasy!), Then I am all ears.
What great power or trait do you deny of me which I have claimed? Can...
So, oftentimes you claim minds cannot be read by reading or listening to the words that tumble out of them (which is itself silly, as that is the purpose that minds emit words, squirting air past that oh so flappable meat!), and yet here you are doing exactly the thing you often whinge...
Good thing that I'm a determinist then.
Compatibilist are determinists, we just recognize that the ideas of free will are not incompatible with determinism.
Or in other words: I can make a whole universe, set up with various domino trails that will cascade through an identifiable series of...
And when they do it, it's not "education". It's "prelude to attack", and even "threat".
As I said, quit offering such "education", because I do not want it.
It's also not "precautionary measures". It's active measures. Of threat.
Troops building up on a border is not called "education", generally. It's called "prelude to an attack". It seems rather bad to take "education" a rather complicated word with a root, and then use it to mean "threat".
I don't want that kind of "education" regardless.
Yes. This, but unironically.
Because having a gun to defend yourself in a society makes it less civilized and more (FIGHT TO THE DEATH).
I tend to think in most situations (FIGHT TO THE DEATH) is what civilization is here to cut down on as much as possible.
I reject that one cannot model that which they can't experience. I do it all the time. I'm fairly certain that I can't experience, for example, a zombie apocalypse. Yet somehow I have models for it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
I admittedly don't know whether I can experience time travel or how "I" would...
They can be, after I think about it for more than a second or so.
I could accurately describe someone's genitals publicly, and that could absolutely be an attack.
Accurately describing bad behavior, however, is not an attack. It's a defense.
I couldn't believe someone mixed a "qualified descriptor" with an "unqualified descriptor".
It is a direct implication of lesser regard.
So now is this where we (hopefully not?) get to the stupid bickering about whether he is an insensitive prick or actually an asshole?
I fully admit to my narcissistic tendencies.
It's actually a great part of the topics discussed in LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea.
In it, a young wizard does something stupid to rove himself and unleashes a dark thing on the world that pursues him until he finally learns how he must face it...