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by gwern
Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Episode 26 Literary Inspiration
Replies: 21
Views: 5453

Connection unclear

As it happens, I just came across TONTTD and read it. CorporalChaos, nice summary. It's much better than another summary I read, http://www.strangehorizons.com/2005/20050919/notkin-c.shtml which doesn't even get the ending right. Now, what relevance does it hold? I think the scrapped Heinlei...
by gwern
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Do you think the Human Instrumentality Project could happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 12695

Actually there are severall christian groups that try to start the apocalypse. http://www.letusreason.org/curren23.htm Those guys are trying to acquire Jesus Christ DNA to clone him which would start the second coming. Other groups try to trigger the "Apocalypse of John" . And thats just ...
by gwern
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Evangelion 02 post Harpy attack
Replies: 83
Views: 23296

Arm isn't injured

You know guys, that shot of Asuka's arm proves nothing.

Arms not made out of Spam! They do not split evenly down the middle with a uniform red filling. They have little white bones and things in them.

It's just mental imagery. Half of what you see inside a plug is.
by gwern
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Do you think the Human Instrumentality Project could happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 12695

Re: Would you belive if there ever was a Human Instermentali

These guys are planning something similar, and are dead serious about it. There is a lot of techno-millenialist feeling out there in the real world. FWIW, I've been reading SIAI material (and participating in discussions) for most of the last decade. The Singularity as most of them/us e...
by gwern
Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Official Welcome Thread : Jun 21, 2004 to Nov 13, 2010
Replies: 3989
Views: 410069

Finally joined

Greetings everyone. I figured that I've been reading and benefiting from the discussions here long enough that, although I prefer the Eva ML, I ought to register.

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