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Crime and Punishment Comrade 03/07/2021 (Sun) 14:14:55 No. 6589 [Reply]
Is this actually a good read or just the ramblings of an alcoholic?
>>6589 it's a good read
>>6589 disappointed
It's good but depends on how you read it and what you want to get out of it. Like every piece of literature.

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Comrade 03/07/2021 (Sun) 19:04:36 No. 6591 [Reply]
>Luther: You think men like Leo X ever think what it’s like to be someone like me? To be somebody but themselves? They don’t. They think that we’ll just sit down and take it like good little boys! That we wont werewolf and go wild! >Charles V: You finished? I mean, there’s so much self-pity, Martin, you sound like you’re making excuses for breaking out from the church. I’m telling ya, not everyone is awful. >Luther: You’re awful Charles. >Charles V: I’m awful? Oh yeah how am I awful? >Luther: Declaring me heretic, inviting me to Imperial Diet... You just wanted to make fun of me. You’re just like the rest of them! >Charles V: You don’t know the first thing about me pal. Look what happened because of what you did, what it led to. There are riots out there because of what you did. Two noblemen are in critical condition. You’re laughing, You sparked religious war without end and you're laughing?. Peasants are revolting because of what you did. >Luther: I know... How about another joke, Charles? >Charles V: I think we’ve heard enough of your jokes. >Luther: What do you get when you cross a mentally ill friar... >Charles V: I don't think so. >Luther: ...With a church that excommunicates him and treats him like trash?! >Charles V: I think we're done here now, thank you. >Luther: I’ll tell you what you get! >Charles V: Call the guards, Johann. Call the guards! >Luther: YOU GET WHAT YOU FUCKING DESERVE! *Nails 95 theses directly into emperor's skull*
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>>6591 based luther. based protestantism.

Historical Documentary General Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 01:47:31 No. 94 [Reply]
This will be a thread for posting and sharing Documentaries about history as a whole. I was sitting around watching Step back and I realized it has been a while since I have seen any of those old BBC like documentaries about historical figures. Doesn't have to be older though. If you have any Youtube links or torrents to look up post them here. Thanks anons.
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I found this on youtube regarding the Internationale, short but really good. The bit with the Communard in the USSR is amazing, never knew they lived that long but it makes sense, only 46 years. Also love the bit with the different communist leaders in the 1930s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKq5UN9sjqU
A good overall documentary on the History of Neoliberalism https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLATIVW2S3zKMbVlnAHAPR0sHZisHJl4fd
Someone recommend a good documentary on the Franco-Prussian War, trying to get a better grip on the context of the Paris Commune.
Here is a good one on Sumerian civilization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2lJUOv0hLA Bronze Age Collapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B965f8AcNbw

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NASA confirms SAFE LANDING of Mars 2020 probe Comrade 02/19/2021 (Fri) 03:18:41 No. 6578 [Reply]
> The US space agency confirmed that its Perseverance rover has safely touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, where it is supposed to probe the soil for traces of past life over a full Martian year. >“I’m safe on Mars,” NASA tweeted from the account set up for the rover, just before 4 pm Eastern time on Thursday. >The probe survived the descent through the Martian atmosphere and used a newly developed autonomous guidance system to safely land in Jezero Crater, at the edge of Isidis Planitia. >The landing was the most difficult part of the mission, as the signal lag from Earth to Mars is 11 minutes, meaning there is no way for the probe to be piloted remotely. >Among its instruments are 19 cameras and two microphones that will allow audio recordings of Mars. >The NASA probe left Earth in June 2020, to fully exploit the favorable launch window. Two other probes, the UAE’s Hope orbiter and China’s Tianwen-1, were also sent towards the red planet at the time. >NASA’s plan is to follow the ground deployment of Perseverance with Ingenuity, a drone helicopter that would make the first powered flight on another planet. Ingenuity is scheduled to deploy by March 19, and conduct a series of proof-of-concept flights while communicating with the rover.
>>6578 ahah lol
>>6579 at least something good is happening this year
>>6581 this post should be framed in the wall with the caption: "the horror of ideology"

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blue eyes and alcoholism Comrade 12/02/2020 (Wed) 08:56:56 No. 6159 [Reply]
https://rdw.rowan.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2571&context=etd https://www.health.com/condition/alcoholism/people-with-this-eye-color-may-have-a-greater-risk-of-alcoholism People with blue eyes are more prone to alcohol addiction, which makes sense if you take into account their greater social inhibition. For many alcohol can be a way to feel free of inhibitions, so while darker eyed people may be more likely to drink to feel less depressed (if they are socially disadvantaged espec), light eyed people are more likely to drink to become more impulsive. But ofc, blue eyes aren't making someone less impulsive. It's a Neanderthal trait, so anyone with it is more likely to have another set of Neanderthal traits, correlated with being antisocial.
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The good news is that, in the words of the immortal Bill Hicks "there's better drugs and better drugs for you"
>>6406 alcohol by itself feels nice but there's a special kind of awful if you're a binge drinker like me. I always feel that drinking is improved when combined with weed, keeps me from binge drinking.
>>6411 what are they? drinking is one of the most enjoyable drugs that ive ever tried, and it doesnt have really any comedown or after-effects if you keep it modest and stay hydrated and full of mineralz
Maybe be because blue eyes people lives in zones where drink alcohol is very common (Scotland, Ireland, Germany, etc)
>>6412 binge drinking while high is the way to go man, weed makes you more drunk, and booze makes you more high

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Learning dialectical thinking Comrade 04/20/2020 (Mon) 21:07:50 No. 1211 [Reply] [Last]
I'm trying to learn and understand dialectics, but I think getting some direction for this would be helpful. Which works should I read to understand dialectical (Hegelian, materialist) thinking and in what order?
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>>2231 the easiest way to learn it accurately is to gain an understanding of Kant and what is meant by the “noumenal I” and how that relates to the “intellectus archetypus”. (you will obviously have to do some studying to understand what those mean). that’s basically the launching point in which Hegel asserts antinomies are inherent to things-in-themselves since Kant proves it for being-in-itself. it can naturally be projected onto noumena since the Kantian “I” is noumenal. only when you get what I meant by all the things in this post will you grasp the thesis-antithesis of Hegel’s method and how to arrive at a sublation/absorption of those specific types of contradictions/antinomies. the point of this post isn’t for you to understand everything that I’ve typed, but if you can parse it and comprehend it you can claim to have grasped Hegel’s method. and if you believe otherwise, you have been misled.
>>1806 Nah m8 I don't think the equivalency here is between Daoist philosophy and primitive communism, it's with tribalism. In The German Ideology, Marx cites ancient Rome as primitive communism, but that still requires an exploited slave population for the "middle class" (the class of people who owned few slaves and had no currency) to rally around maintaining the exploitation of. Tribalism, on the other hand, Marx defines by small populations of people with a chieftain, often a patriarch, that's non-exploitative.
>>2231 >how can anybody without an understanding of dialectics glean any understanding of it from this thread, when nobody agrees? Bro you're SO close, you've almost got it.

is beer the devil's brew of alchohol? Comrade 02/12/2021 (Fri) 21:19:15 No. 6568 [Reply]
beer is sort of like crack cocaine. if you are an alcoholic, anytime you need to you can go out and find a dollar or so to get some cheap beer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK4OG3PvJDE ^if this is not nonsense science rhetoric on addiction, idk what it is unknowing science-academics' dogmatism

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Master Kǒng Comrade 02/11/2021 (Thu) 17:24:25 No. 6566 [Reply]
Did Confucius hate women?

Markets in the Name of Socialism Comrade 02/09/2021 (Tue) 00:20:04 No. 6564 [Reply]
Has anyone read this book and what do you think of it.
Repost of review: Utter shit. The one thing Bockman gets right is that many of the economists that contributed to stuff that today is among the sources of mainstream economic thought wrote publications that if espoused in the 1990s would get you branded as a leftwing extremist. Walras shilled for the land-value tax, Abba Lerner was a socialist in his youth. And it isn't really hidden, though it's not something that mainstream brainlets are usually aware of. Lots of statements in the book are either false, nonsensical, or so vague they can mean anything. The author is simply not cut for logical thinking. It's weird to imagine somebody spending so much time talking to economists about the themes of this book over a span of several decades and not understanding a fucking thing. Her writing is like that of a person suffering from Williams syndrome. She presents Marxists as dogmatic and neoclassical economists as more reality-based. It isn't really clear to the reader (and probably herself) how she distinguishes the camps. She presents marginalist reasoning as in Marshall and the econ intro book by Samuelson/Nordhaus as neoclassical, but also the very different general equilibrium stuff. I would focus on the former, because that's what hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats and the public at large learn in econ101. That's what influences them. How could some type of theorizing be influential if nobody reads it? According to Bockman, any sort of input-output modeling is also neoclassical. Who cares that you can't get from a model with supply and demand curves (most price-quantity combinations in that you make up and don't measure) and assuming that markets for distinct products don't influence each other to an input-output model of physical quantities connecting everything or vice versa? Indeed, working with the input-output modeling makes you lose faith in the curves for supply and demand. But who cares if these ways of thinking don't fit together and give completely different results, right? Otto Neurath looked at inputs and outputs of production in physical terms and she thinks that makes him a fucking neoclassical economist! Who else is a neoclassical economist? Do you know what linear programming is? Then you are one, too. <-This is what Johanna Bockman actually believes. According to her, Marxists were just all about writing polemics and justifying the party line by quote-mining all day and only the cool neoclassical kids were doing the Real Science(TM) with input-output and quantitative analysis. Quantitive analysis, what the fuck, no qualifications given here to a term so generic. Apparently, she believes anybody using stats, anybody using numbers for anything ever, can't be a Marxist. And anybody using numbers for any bullshit models is doing serious science. She mixes up Pareto-efficient with stable. What fares better than the polemical Russkies is le undogmatic Yugo shit, she doesn't mention their massive unemployment problem. Indeed, the very words unemployment and underemployment don't show up even once in the entire fucking book. Zero stars.

Capital in the 21st century Comrade 01/19/2021 (Tue) 09:49:10 No. 6496 [Reply]
Is this book worthy of reading?
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>>6508 but anyway is the book worthy of reading? is it good or is it some sort of moderate gibberish?
>>6498 liberal hands typed this >modern economics, which is based around mathematical modeling and empirical evidence source?
>>6501 >>6503 >>6504 >>6508 >>6518 It's from a Reddit post: https://old.reddit.com/r/AskEconomics/comments/bpwgdl/what_do_economists_think_of_marxs_capital_today/enynfs6/ Lolberts really love this sub and r/badeconomics, so do some quick Googling if you encounter something like this to make sure you're not arguing against a copypasta.
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I'm not OP but can one of you faggots actually answer the question instead of memeing about reddit for the millionth time. As if everyone doesn't already know the place is filled with pseuds and soybrains. I was actually curious about the book!!
>>6562 maybe pick it up and skim it at the library first

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