The use of retrocausality there is a bit ridiculous, especially considering there is no other timeline with which to compare. Fail.

The use of retrocausality there is a bit ridiculous, especially considering there is no other timeline with which to compare. Fail.

Historical revisionism can be fun but I’d rather skim through a paper than watch a video. If Doctor Who did it, I’d watch it but not a straightforward thought experiment video. They have a way of brainwashing through logic games and it’s annoying.

I like mature objectivists, who grew beyond adolescent devotion to Ayn Rand but the “I found the magic philosophy that will answer all” with convertitis can be a little predictable and tiresome. But I give everybody a fair shake.

Alt.history – you’re right of course. I gave the derogatory because the ‘e’ key is broken on my keyboard and I have to use “on screen keyboard” for the ‘e’ and chose the offensive exaggeration for a quick shut down.

Sorry about that. I also need to replace this laptop keyboard soon.

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Too often alt.history leads to belief among the feeble minded, which you’re not. But I’ve seen it used for nefarious purposes and I give a knee jerk reaction to “What if”s in history sometimes.

Another reason I react like that sometimes is sometimes alt history ignores a host of factors to make their points… and it becomes hard to follow once I start seeing glaring omissions. [which is why I prefer reading as I can skip past the bad parts more easily)

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Last night, I tried watching a “What if people repatrioted by origin countries” and it was painful to go through. Ridiculous premise and too many ppl actually believe its a ‘good idea’… and he vastly oversimplified to a point of ridiculousness. It reminded me why I stay away from them

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I just try to be careful for myself. I’ve been slowly working on an accurate world history model which is hard enough, esp since I have a sci-fi brain that would love going down rabbit holes like these. I’m a time travel sci-fi enthusiast but try to keep my diet to TV/movie storylines rather than taking them with as much weight as i might history.

Here’s that vid I suffered through last night. Maybe you’ll like it but I found it painful to go through.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsPuB2zqGe0

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But these people migrations are not solely (nor necessarily primarily) due to like-with-like. Society is complex. People have needs, wants, desires. Money, lifestyle, stuff.

Environments hostile to cosmopolitan ways can be barriers to growth, opportunity and potential.

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They may, although there are other metrics than economic growth or preservation. Nations have worked on establishing their own metrics for life satisfaction and you can see a great variety of what each considers important.

Of course this is working from an assumption of the existence of state but consider that we’re not yet free floating nomads on a ball of dirt just yet and _have_ nations, its useful to see national assumptions for each and compare/contrast.

http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/topics/life-satisfaction/

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