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Joined 8 months ago
Cake day: October 12th, 2023


  • Most depections of telekinesis do not exert an opposing force on the user, in other words the force is exerted in an arbitrary vector from an arbitrary point in space. That means you could compress a hole in the ground under you but not levitate at all because the force doesn’t act on your body. If it did act on your body lifting 5000 lb would crush your bones to dust.

    As other people have pointed out a better option is the “magic carpet ride” or more desirable “flying motocycle” angle, where you Exert force on an object and it moves you as it normally would when pushed or pulled by any other force. I personally like the “infinite parasailing/paragliding” angle as it is possible to do without immediately being noticeable as strange by the public, and it requires less mental effort since you are still using lift for upforce.

  • "By using non-parametric trends30,31 and considering an ensemble of 146 CMIP533 and CMIP634 climate model runs (Tables S1 and S2), we identify regions where wetting and drying patterns converge across the globe. Our trend-based approach aligns with the continuous nature of radiative forcing35, provides flexibility and robustness in detecting and quantifying global warming-induced changes, and effectively controls for natural variability36.

    Our innovative approach (see “Methods”) evaluates the entire time-series using no interannual averaging and combines information from the fullest range of GCM projections available to determine their agreement and the extent of precipitation impacts with no ensemble aggregation. This is important because each set of simulations provides a plausible storyline of future precipitation patterns under elevated global warming, rather than using aggregated data which can obscure important trends and patterns."

    Read the methods before commenting on them please. This study uses 146 different simulation models and takes a non-averaged median projected value to generate the final projections.

  • To build on this, it would be accurate to say that Anarchy is the principle upon which the technologies of Anarchism are built. Rather than a political system, which inherently function through obligation of participation or subjugation, the technologies of anarchism are participatory. That is to say anarchism provides methodologies of engagement between individuals and groups to achieve outcomes without obligation or subjugation which are imposed by the system, replacing those attributes of hierarchy instead with consent, participation, and consensus which are fundamentally voluntary and opt-in in nature.

    Another way to say this is that Political Systems are means by which a group forces rules upon individuals, while Anarchism is a set of methods by which individuals can perform actions as groups.