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  1. #1 Do we ‘get pissed’ to ‘let off steam’? 
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    Do we ‘get pissed’ to ‘let off steam’?

    We generally speak about knowledge from a phenomenological (an observable fact or event) perspective; recent developments in neuroscience, however limited, suggest some of the neural bases for conceptualization, which is brain action discernable via brain scan technology

    “Concepts are neural activation patterns that can either be “turned on” by some actual perceptual or motoric event in our bodies, or else activated when we merely think about something, without actually perceiving it or performing a specific action…The most sweeping claim of conceptual metaphor theory is that what we call abstract concepts are defined by systematic mappings from body based, sensorimotor source domains onto abstract target domains.” Quote from “The Meaning of the Body” Mark Johnson

    Words have meaning for us only within a context that is meaningful. At some time in my life plants have become meaningful to me and thus the word “bloom” evokes that meaning; likewise “traveler” with journey and “ashes” with fire.

    “Because words can evoke schemas, and metaphors map schemas into other schemas, words can prompt a metaphorical understanding.”

    Poets use metaphor to convey meaning. Cognitive scientists study metaphor to comprehend the hidden aspects of the human mind. To understand poetic metaphor one must understand conventional metaphor. To study metaphor is to discover that “one has a worldview, that one’s imagination is constrained, and that metaphor plays an enormous role in shaping one’s everyday understand of everyday events.”

    As creatures we perceive our self as a container having an interior and exterior with a boundary between. We experience our bodies as structured wholes with identifiable parts. We move about in space to achieve our needs and desires; sometimes our path is obstructed by objects that we try to eliminate or move around.

    “Each of these quite basic interactions with the world is generalizable, and each is in fact generalized across a series of other domains. Each of these generalizations is a recurring structure or repeatable pattern by which we are able to understand the world as a unified place that we can make a sense of.”

    Because I could not stop for Death—
    He kindly stopped for me—
    The Carriage held but just Ourselves—
    And Immortality—Emily Dickinson

    Without metaphors for death we could not comprehend this poem easily. Why do we know so many metaphors for death? Winter and other authors inform me that we think with conceptual metaphors because without them we could not comprehend our world.

    Quotes from “A Clearing in the Forest: Law, Life, and Mind” by Steven L. Winter


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    These go on and on and on. Coberst, you spend an awful amount of time copying and pasting your articles, almost as fast as a computer would do. Your bio is the same also everywhere, down to the last word. There are dozens and dozens of forums you are on. I don't mean to pry, but could you explain the reasoning behind all of this? Because from your history and the evidence I have found here, you border spam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    http://www.sciforums.com/search.php?searchid=2536770

    http://www.defendingthetruth.com/sea...earchid=443582

    http://www.someplacesomewhere.com/in...?showuser=6653

    http://forums.armageddononline.org/s...earchid=465584

    http://journal.ilovephilosophy.com/m...les/Coberst/24

    http://www.scam.com/member.php?u=93507

    Etc...etc... etc:

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...&start=10&sa=N

    These go on and on and on. Coberst, you spend an awful amount of time copying and pasting your articles, almost as fast as a computer would do. Your bio is the same also everywhere, down to the last word. There are dozens and dozens of forums you are on. I don't mean to pry, but could you explain the reasoning behind all of this? Because from your history and the evidence I have found here, you border spam.
    My dictionary defines 'spam'--unsolicited commercial E-mail sent to large numbers of addresses.

    What is your definition of spam?
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    Posting hundreds of the same articles to hundreds of websites, funnily, within similar times. You hardly ever take part in discussion and seem to be using this forum to your own advantage, and I think that advantage is builiding up a name for youself. It wouldn't be a problem if you looked for feedback and asked questions, took part in debate, but when you do get feedback you post the same philosophical beliefs. I sense what you are doing is no different to Garry Denke, and to some extent Davidmabus.

    PS. There are many definitons of the word 'spam'. One is, according to dictionary.com:

    3. To send many identical or nearly-identical messages separately to a large number of Usenet newsgroups. This is more specifically called `ECP', Excessive Cross-Posting. This is one sure way to infuriate nearly everyone on the Net. See also velveeta and jello.
    That's two paragraphs up from the bottom:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Spam
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