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Lord Bearclaw

Belief does not equal reality.



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Lord BearclawLogic.

Even down to the last second that this site is open my posts can be viewed. And they do affect people. The seeds of truth , once planted, bear fruit inevitably.

And learn you will, even if it is only that if you speak to people in person the way you just addressed me, eventually someone is going to be there who refuses to stand for such disrespect and vulgarity, and you’ll be picking yourself up off the street. 1 hour ago


Lord BearclawWatch this. All of it.

http://youtu.be/Xsn3wpVAcjk 4 hours ago


Lord BearclawNo such thing as magic.

Spells do not work. Magick, regardless of spelling, is not real.

No amount of mumbo jumbo, wand-waving, rhyme making, circle casting, incense burning, candle lighting, athame wielding, hocus pocus can so much as alter one single thing in objective reality.

Don’t believe me? Want to prove me wrong? Ok. Set a analog and a digital clock on a table with a yellow #2 pencil. Set both clocks to the exact same second. Now turn on a video recording device and synchronize it with the clocks, setting it to display the timestamp in the video. Mark the pencil with a knife in a unique manner that cannot be easily duplicated.

Now, use your “magic” to change the pencil from yellow to green. Make it bend double. Transmute it into a green bird made from a pencil. Give it two feet and make it hop. On video, without removing any of the items from the table, and no pauses, lookaways, or anything blocking the pencil and clocks from sight for even a second.

Go ahead. Let’s see it. 4 hours ago


Lord Bearclaw"Magic" and "spells"

Here’s an example of what believing in “magic” can result in.

Belief in a nebulous, heretofore unknown and undocumented energy source capable of rewriting and altering Reality inevitably leads to a breakdown of logic, reason, and common sense.

The only cure for this ridiculousness is education and intelligence.

Without that, this is what happens:

http://news.discovery.com/history/religion/witch-doctors-in-east-africa-arrested-in-albino-killing-140519.htm 4 hours ago


Lord BearclawSpells and shifting.

No human has or has ever grown wings, tails, fins, gills, fangs, fur, etc. No one. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

The genetic “instructions” needed to grow wings simply are not part of our DNA inheritance, and never were. Birds are the descendants of the raptor dinosaurs and early feathered creatures like Archeopteryx. Humans are primates and share no genetic inheritance from the dinosaurs. None.

Neither do we share DNA with fish, wolves, bats, any other creature at all except that our closest genetic relative is the ape.

There is no magic. Wishing, praying, trying to cast “spells”, meditating, trying to “shift” – a complete fantasy in any of its concepts – anything at all you do, nothing will cause your body to change in any way. That may not be what you want to hear but it is the truth, no matter how cold and harsh that may be. It may “destroy your dreams”, but such a “dream” isn’t realistic or achievable in any way at all. Such things are complete fantasies, like becoming Superman, or Popeye.

There is no anatomical, biological, or physiological way for the body to change in such ways. “P-shifting” is a fantasy. Some people can become so deeply involved in this fantasy that they delude themselves that they have “shifted”, when the shift exists only in their minds. The “M-shift” IS the delusion. No human can become an animal, even mentally.

People who report therianistic episodes, and report “shifting” into animals behaviorally, do not exhibit authentic animal behavior – they can only exhibit learned or mimicked behavior of how they think such animals act and behave. Their behavior is an egotistical affectation, driven by their psychological need to “be” an animal, either mentally or physically because they feel their life would be “better”, or more fulfilling, or because they want to escape their current existence.

Humans are humans, from birth to death. Nothing else, no more, no less. 4 hours ago


Lord BearclawActually I can.

Humans are Primates. Upright, land-dwelling mammals. There simply isn’t enough evolutionary time for a branch of human to devolve back to first an amphibious state and from there to fully aquatic. Such a evolution takes millions of years. Humans have only been genetically differentiated from our ape cousins for about 100,000 years. We do not evolve to suit our environment – with our brains we adapt our environment to suit us. We make clothes. We build shelter. We innovated fire.

Fish are adapted from billions of years back to develop physically with organs aligned front to back in a streamlined form. They are also cold-blooded animals to survive in the water. Mammals are warm-blooded. We cannot survive in the ocean indefinitely.

The mermaid myth is descended from the religious imagery of the ancient Philistines, who worshipped a fish god named Dagon. (Who isn’t real). It is also descended from seashore dwelling cultures that developed the skill of free diving and became highly adept at swimming. Just like ancient cultures that tamed the horse and learned to ride it, they were mistaken for mythological creatures, mermaids, centaurs, etc.

The deep ocean cannot be habituated by a humanoid organism. The lack of light would cause atrophy of the eyes to begin with, as well as the creature would look nothing like a human at all, with thick, white skin, no hair, etc. etc. etc. – in short, a freak, a monster.

We do not have the genetic ability to adapt to such an environment in so short a time. We are specialized, differentiated, hominids. There are no branches of aquatic humans.

You need to watch this. All of it. http://youtu.be/Xsn3wpVAcjk 4 hours ago


Lord Bearclaw"Shifting"

No human has or has ever grown wings, tails, fins, gills, fangs, fur, etc. No one. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

The genetic “instructions” needed to grow wings simply are not part of our DNA inheritance, and never were. Birds are the descendants of the raptor dinosaurs and early feathered creatures like Archeopteryx. Humans are primates and share no genetic inheritance from the dinosaurs. None.

Neither do we share DNA with fish, wolves, bats, any other creature at all except that our closest genetic relative is the ape.

There is no magic. Wishing, praying, trying to cast “spells”, meditating, trying to “shift” – a complete fantasy in any of its concepts – anything at all you do, nothing will cause your body to change in any way. That may not be what you want to hear but it is the truth, no matter how cold and harsh that may be. It may “destroy your dreams”, but such a “dream” isn’t realistic or achievable in any way at all. Such things are complete fantasies, like becoming Superman, or Popeye.

There is no anatomical, biological, or physiological way for the body to change in such ways. “P-shifting” is a fantasy. Some people can become so deeply involved in this fantasy that they delude themselves that they have “shifted”, when the shift exists only in their minds. The “M-shift” IS the delusion. No human can become an animal, even mentally.

People who report therianistic episodes, and report “shifting” into animals behaviorally, do not exhibit authentic animal behavior – they can only exhibit learned or mimicked behavior of how they think such animals act and behave. Their behavior is an egotistical affectation, driven by their psychological need to “be” an animal, either mentally or physically because they feel their life would be “better”, or more fulfilling, or because they want to escape their current existence.

Humans are humans, from birth to death. Nothing else, no more, no less. 5 hours ago


Lord Bearclaw"Methods"

Biokinesis.

No such thing exists as you imagine it to be. The word literally means “body movement”, and technically you’re doing it right now. Swing your arm, turn your head, stomp your foot, even every beat of your heart. The fantasy of being able to mentally and willfully cause physical changes in your body on a molecular or cellular level simply does not exist.

If it was real it would take you hundreds of years to make any changes whatsoever. There are tens of trillions of cells in the body – in order to change anything on a functional level would take years of doing nothing but concentrating and mentally rearranging cells into new patterns. Even Charles Xavier needed Cerebro to pull off manuevers half that complicated, and Jean Grey needed the full power of Phoenix to do it. Just like those characters, this “ability” is only a fantasy.

“The Law of Attraction”

Not a “Law” at all, only a hypothesis with zero objective evidence to back it up. This concept was invented by con men and hucksters as a means of selling books and “self-help” systems. The real kicker: by the “rules” of the LoA if you buy the system or book and it doesn’t work, then you have no one to blame but yourself, and therefore cannot get your money back. It’s a shameless and foolproof con game.

If the LoA was real, then it would mean that every good thing in your life is a direct result of “positive energies” generated by conscious thought, and that every negative thing in your life is ALSO your fault, simply because YOU weren’t positive enough. It also would mean that all the people killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11 deserved it because they weren’t “positive” enough, that every rape is therefore the victim’s fault because SHE wasn’t thinking happy thoughts, etc. etc. ad nauseum.

Spells.

Magic is not real. There is no nebulous energy field capable of altering or changing reality or the physical world. If there was such a energy source we would see the results and effects, much the same way we can see the results of electricity – consistent, repeatable, objective effects. Energy follows repeatable patterns that can be observed, documented, and predicted. No amount of wand-waving, circle-drawing, crystal-gazing, candle-lighting, athame-wielding, incense-burning, spell-chanting ritual nonsense can cause a single objective effect.

If “magic” was real, and the ability to use it was hereditary, then at the least it would be passed down via Mendelian genetics, expressing 25% of the time – meaning that 1.7 BILLION of the human population would carry the gene. Even if a thousandth of that number expressed the trait actively it would mean over 1.7 MILLION “magic-users” running around and we would have objective, documentable evidence of the existence of “magic”. No such evidence exists. There is no energy field capable of altering reality on a whim.

Meditation.

To meditate on something means to think about something, looking at it from as many angles as possible. It is not magic, nor can it cause “magical” things to happen. Back in the Sixties and Seventies the hippie drop-outs and drugheads took an old Zen teaching about the Ohm, supposedly the perfect “vibration” in the Universe that is sublimely expressed by all things, and that if you could achieve the perfect Ohm you would be instantly connected spiritually to the entire Universe.

This concept was dropped when thousands of people literally spent years humming Ohm while sitting in lotus position and achieving nothing, so they reworked the concept into, once again, an idea that is only the fault of the practitioner if it doesn’t work.

Confidence Games

These ideas are all cofidence games, con games for short, so named because they rely on gaining your confidence, or trust, or belief, while showing zero results. Not one shred of observable, documentable proof of any of these ideas producing results has ever been shown.

The human body, and our genetic code, is a product of our evolution from upright bipedal primates. We do not have the genetic instructions in our DNA to grow wings, and we never have. The primate chain of evolution specialized from ground-dwelling mammals to become upright and bipedal. Birds descended from the avian evolutionary chain with members like Archeopteryx. Certain winged, feathered animals, like the chicken and certain flightless birds, are descended from the raptor dinosaurs and have nothing to do with primates genetically. Our bodies are designed by our evolution for bipedal, upright, ambulatory movement on the ground.

Even if a human could grow wings they would never fly as our bodies simply are not designed to do so. Long before we could ever achieve lift-off we would die from cardiac arrest or rupturing of the cardiac muscle, as our cardiopulmonary systems simply cannot handle the muscular work necessary to achieve powered flight.

This is a proven fact. People have tried using wings, even in recent years, constructing them out of superstrong, superlight materials – and they still cannot achieve lift-off, not even one inch. A much better ambition would be to really learn how to fly – using a hang glider. Out of all the people on this goal wanting to fly, I find it highly ironic that I am the only one to have actually done so, having been up hang gliding back in my late teens/early twenties. 5 hours ago


Lord BearclawActually I usually sleep in the morning, given that I work all night.

The pursuit and dissemination of the truth to counter deceptions, lies, and harmful fantasies is a driving force in my life, yes. 3 days ago


Lord BearclawI do not have children.

I work at the fifth largest cardiac hospital in the U.S.

Having children or not is irrelevant to knowing the truth. 3 days ago


Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.
The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawScience

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawYou read far too much into what I say - and don't comprehend the point I am making.

First, your ridiculous use of the Garfield strip is irrelevant as I will shortly explain. Second, the “coincidence” you cite is no coincidence at all – it is simple mathematical inevitability. Eventually all of you (barring unforeseen accidents or health issues) will also be 43 years old. I have been on this site for nearly four years already.

I cite these things much the same way any adult will cite the qualifications that set them apart from the average joe schmo in regards to any field of study.

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, so they say – the time I have spent here is the same time that every other user has spent here, probably less overall, and not one person on any of these “goals” can show supporting objective evidence that they have achieved even the slightest bit of success. I, on the other hand, have succeeded in the reason I came on here – which is to provide a voice of reason that contradicts the liars and purveyors of delusions with objective fact and medical science.

I read quite a bit. I hike, I kayak, I take part in armored combat, I game, I sew, I make chainmail, I make plate armor, leatherwork, wood carve, etc. etc. etc. I also work a full time job at the fifth largest cardiac hospital in the nation as a float Nurse – meaning I work all floors and departments, including the ICUs and Emergency Rooms. I live a full and rich life. My time is my own to spend as I see fit.

I didn’t say age did. I simply state my age for the benefit of the poster who is apparently new and may not know who I am or my credentials. Youth certainly has a far lower percentage of either of those two qualifications. There are exceptions to all “rules” when it comes to human ability, of course, I know some rather childish and immature grown-ups, and also some very advanced childlings, but this is not the norm assuming a society that teaches not what to think, but rather how to think.

I didn’t say that a Nurse had to be an expert in biology (yet Biology is a Nursing field of study, and slackers who are not of above average intelligence do not make it through Nursing training), neither did I say that advanced physics was required to discuss the reasons that a human cannot grow wings (in reality the reasons that we can’t aren’t advanced at all, they just require a good grounding in human anatomy and biology and common sense).

Gifted classes and Mensa were discussed to point out that I am not your average joe schmo, and to again support my credentials, which are obviously true – once again, Nursing classes don’t graduate those with below average intelligence, and sometimes not even those at average levels.

If I were to act the way I do here in “real life”. I do “act” this way in real life – i.e. I present the facts of science to expose anyone who tries to deceive others with lies. That is usually seen as being “rude” only by those who are the liars to begin with. Get used to it – there are tons of people in the world who won’t stand idly by and let liars get away with their shenanigans. People say they don’t like my honesty, but to be fair I don’t like their lies. I don’t think I am “better than those around me” – but if they refuse to use their brains to learn how to think critically, then I am under no obligation to cater to their delusional thinking patterns. Matt Moneymaker, for instance, host of the Animal Planet farce “Finding Bigfoot” doesn’t like me at all and takes exception to my well-reasoned debunk of “Bigfoot”, as do most of the believers and B.F.R.O. I find, for my part, that what they think of me and all the names they call me don’t affect my ability to sleep at night one bit.

I believe in God. I have discussed this many times. The human organism is a finite, quantified lifeform, descended from the upright bipedal primates, and has been differentiated from the rest of the primates for about a million years give or take. We do not spontaneously generate physical features that we have no genetic inheritance for – no species does that. Evolution does not happen spontaneously within a individual creature – it happens over hundreds or thousands of years in most cases, and sometimes millions of years when many generations of a species develop specializations through breeding and usually only if those specializations are genetically dominant.

I don’t care if no one is “listening” – I know that I am doing the right thing by offering a voice of reason and intelligence that counters the delusional thinking patterns introduced on these “goals” by highly suspect individuals who are likely doing this as a sadistic form of baiting to see how many gullible people they can get to believe this foolishness. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawYou read far too much into what I say.

I cite these things much the same way any adult will cite the qualifications that set them apart from the average joe schmo in regards to any field of study.

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, so they say – the time I have spent here is the same time that every other user has spent here, probably less overall, and not one person on any of these “goals” can show supporting objective evidence that they have achieved even the slightest bit of success. I, on the other hand, have succeeded in the reason I came on here – which is to provide a voice of reason that contradicts the liars and purveyors of delusions with objective fact and medical science.

I didn’t say age did. I simply state my age for the benefit of the poster who is apparently new and may not know who I am or my credentials.

I didn’t say that a Nurse had to be an expert in biology (yet Biology is a Nursing field of study, and slackers who are not of above average intelligence do not make it through Nursing training), neither did I say that advanced physics was required to discuss the reasons that a human cannot grow wings (in reality the reasons that we can’t aren’t advanced at all, they just require a good grounding in human anatomy and biology and common sense).

Gifted classes and Mensa were discussed to point out that I am not your average joe schmo, and to again support my credentials, which are obviously true – once again, Nursing classes don’t graduate those with below average intelligence, and sometimes not even those at average levels.

If I were to act the way I do here in “real life”. I do “act” this way in real life – i.e. I present the facts of science to expose anyone who tries to deceive others with lies. That is usually seen as being “rude” only by those who are the liars to begin with. Get used to it – there are tons of people in the world who won’t stand idly by and let liars get away with their shenanigans. People say they don’t like my honesty, but to be fair I don’t like their lies. I don’t think I am “better than those around me” – but if they refuse to use their brains to learn how to think critically, then I am under no obligation to cater to their delusional thinking patterns.

I believe in God. I have discussed this many times. The human organism is a finite, quantified lifeform, descended from the upright bipedal primates, and has been differentiated from the rest of the primates for about a million years give or take. We do not spontaneously generate physical features that we have no genetic inheritance for – no species does that. Evolution does not happen spontaneously within a individual creature – it happens over millions of years when many generations of a species develop specializations through breeding and usually only if those specializations are genetically dominant.

I don’t care if no one is “listening” – I know that I am doing the right thing by offering a voice of reason and intelligence that counters the delusional thinking patterns introduced on these “goals” by highly suspect individuals who are likely doing this as a sadistic form of baiting to see how many gullible people they can get to believe this foolishness. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawBecause we have the common sense and education to know better.

Age has little to do with it.

If I were to be told that a green and gold dragon carrying a trumpet playing hippopotamus had been spotted careening down main street at high noon, and the people telling me this were serious, sane, and generally sober individuals with no penchant for lies or wild stories, and if I saw secondary evidence that something was happening of a fantastical and extraordinary nature, then I would be well disposed to believe that they had seen something, but would want to investigate first-hand to corroborate the reported story. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawWhen (and if) 43 Things terminates.

I hear constant flap about running off to another website where “people like me” won’t be allowed in. Oh, so you mean educated adults with a firm grasp on Reality who care enough about all of you that we don’t want to see any of you hurt yourselves, physically or psychologically?

You’re going to end up with an elitist group, all dedicated to an unhealthy and psychologically damaging agenda, and because there will be no one around to perform a reality check, when someone posts something really dangerous you’re not going to have the education to stop it. Until I posted all the information on the dangers of water intoxication no one on this goal had even heard of it – one person tried to tell me I was making it up.

Or you’re going to approve a profile for a 12 year old who’s going to show you neato pic after neato pic of her “tail”, and she’ll start talking to members privately, and one day that profile and at least one of the people she was talking to will be gone. Not turned into mermaids, you understand, because in reality the 12 year old was actually an adult pedophile or slave trafficker with a really good CGI and Photoshop/Paint program.

So go right ahead – seal yourselves into your little “room”, so to speak, where you can keep out anyone with a lick of common sense, and eventually, inevitably, the worst will happen, in one form or another 1 week ago


Lord BearclawYou are 13.

Of course you are lying in regards to your inferred claim that you have seen people get wings.

I am 43, and have been a Licensed Nurse for almost ten years, was in gifted classes throughout my childhood, and missed entry into MENSA by only a few points but still qualify as a genius level intellect.

Trust me, fantasy does not trump reality. People do not metamorphose into their wants and dreams. It is physically impossible. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawFacts of Medical Science.

Facts of medical science.

1. Humans cannot grow wings. We have no DNA instruction to do so.

2. Anything is not possible. We live in a finite world of finite possibility and we exist in a very narrow set of physical parameters.

3. You have not seen this work – humans do not grow wings. I am a Nurse, I know the human anatomy. This is genetically, biologically, anatomically, and physiologically impossible.

4. Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie. If people are believing in this delusion than they need to be disillusioned of the fantasy.

5. No one could hide with wings. It is completely impossible. They would be seen. They would be filmed. They could simply not disappear from the world and not be sought after.

6. God does not cause active and specific changes in people’s lives in such ways. In fact, the existence of God cannot be proven or disproven, as God is a concept of a infinite Being that does not reveal His existence to the world in order to engender true Faith. God may or may not actually exist by the simple lack of forensic evidence one way or another, but the human body is a known, quantified organism. We do not spontaneously generate any physical features not indigenous to our genetic inheritance, the same way elephants don’t develop gills and cats don’t grow beaks and dogs don’t grow feathers. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawFacts of medical science.

1. Humans cannot grow wings. We have no DNA instruction to do so.

2. Anything is not possible. We live in a finite world of finite possibility and we exist in a very narrow set of physical parameters.

3. You have not seen this work – humans do not grow wings. I am a Nurse, I know the human anatomy. This is genetically, biologically, anatomically, and physiologically impossible.

4. Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie. If people are believing in this delusion than they need to be disillusioned of the fantasy.

5. No one could hide with wings. It is completely impossible. They would be seen. They would be filmed. They could simply not disappear from the world and not be sought after. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawNo human has or can grow wings. No one.

The human form cannot and does not, grow wings. Period. Anyone who says they have done such is lying or is delusional.

The human genetic code does not, nor has it ever, contained the DNA “instructions” for wings. Birds are the descendants of the raptor dinosaurs and early flighted creatures such as Archeopteryx.

So-called “junk” DNA does NOT spontaneously combine to cause radical mutations in the lifetime of a single organism – indeed, we have no evidence that junk DNA has recombinant capability at all.

The human form is adapted for land-based, upright, bipedal ambulation. Not one of its systems can support the muscle work and exertion necessary for muscle powered flight.

Attempts to produce “wings” using ultralight materials flapped by the arms fail utterly. The human musculature system simply cannot, no matter how strong the individual is or how in shape they are, cannot perform the muscle work necessary to achieve lift-off or sustain powered flight.

Attempts to do so did however lay the groundwork for hang gliding and parasailing technology, which does allow the human form to fly.

For the sake of argument/debate, if a human child did spontaneously grow wings there is simply no way they could remain out of the public eye. Once they were removed from school there would be home visits by school agents, such as truancy workers and child protective services to ensure the child was being correctly homeschooled.

Contrary to what others here will tell you, homeschooled children cannot simply “vanish” from sight. Their teacher parent must still satisfy the school board guidelines for allowing a child to be homeschooled, such as a submitted and approved curriculum, evidence of the child’s continued good health such as shown by regular check ups by medical professionals. No child can simply “vanish” from public sight in such a manner without arousing local suspicion.

Neighbors, family, friends, etc. etc. etc. i.e. all the people you routinely come into contact with during the course of each day would notice such a disappearance and eventually, inevitably, CPS agents would knock on the door to make sure the child was healthy and not being harmed. If they were turned away this would only strengthen their resolve and the next time they would return with a warrant and Judge’s order to be allowed to see the child. Think of how prolific cameras are in our society – everyone has them in their phones now, and recording devices on private and public land record each of us an estimated 100 times per day. Someone is always watching you.

Any person with such things on their backs would be incredibly ungainly and could not drive or even fit into a car or other mode of similar transport, and would have difficulty even going through doors. The minimum wingspan necessary to support the human form in flight is 22 feet, as shown by hang glider technology. At that length each wing would have to be 11 feet long each. With a bird wing having three joints – one at the attachment to the body, one a fourth of the distance from the body, and one more half of the distance from the body, there is simply no possible way to fold them against the body in any way that they would be hidden at all. If placed under clothing the bulge would be unmistakable, as well as the primaries trailing past the ankles.

They would be seen. They would be photographed. They would be sought out. They would be filmed. People would clamor after them night and day for interviews. They would be followed, hounded, watched every minute.

Humans do not grow wings. Ever. No one who claims such is telling the truth. They are delusional, or lying. Period. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawImpossibilities.

P-shifting is impossible. It is not physically, genetically, or physiologically possible.

If you don’t want to believe in verified, proven, exhaustively documented facts of Science and medicine, that’s your affair. I sincerely hope that you don’t eventually teach these delusions to your children one day.

Every single person on this planet is human. Upright, bipedal, land-dwelling human. There are no such things as mermaids, vampires, werewolves, faeries, ghosts, aliens, kaiju, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men or anything else. There is no such thing as “magic”, or “powers”, or “special abilities”. There are no wizards or witches. People cannot cast “spells”.

Telling people that they can turn their bodies into half of another species is a lie and/or a delusion. People do not turn or shift into anything. If we could it would be far, far, easier to change ourselves first from male to female or vice versa or to change into a wereape, because that would be the closest genetic change possible.

It is delusional fantasies like this that can lead to true mental illness, such as paranoid schizophrenia, in which sufferers lose the ability to correctly distinguish between reality and fantasy, and trust me, most of the believers in this hogwash are well on their way down that path if they continue to eschew intelligence, reason, and critical thinking skills. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawYes, I cheered this. Doing so is not "low" - it is applauding rational thought.

P-shifting is impossible. It is not physically, genetically, or physiologically possible.

If you don’t want to believe in verified, proven, exhaustively documented facts of Science and medicine, that’s your affair. I sincerely hope that you don’t eventually teach these delusions to your children one day.

Every single person on this planet is human. Upright, bipedal, land-dwelling human. There are no such things as mermaids, vampires, werewolves, faeries, ghosts, aliens, kaiju, Stay-Puft Marshmallow Men or anything else. There is no such thing as “magic”, or “powers”, or “special abilities”. There are no wizards or witches. People cannot cast “spells”.

Telling people that they can turn their bodies into half of another species is a lie and/or a delusion. People do not turn or shift into anything. If we could it would be far, far, easier to change ourselves first from male to female or vice versa or to change into a wereape, because that would be the closest genetic change possible.

I cheered this because this person seemed (for a moment) like they were seeing reason and using their head for something other than a hatrack. It is delusional fantasies like this that can lead to true mental illness, such as paranoid schizophrenia, in which sufferers lose the ability to correctly distinguish between reality and fantasy, and trust me, most of the believers in this hogwash are well on their way down that path if they continue to eschew intelligence, reason, and critical thinking skills. 1 week ago


Lord BearclawThat is true.

I trust you are doing well. 2 weeks ago


Lord BearclawF6

F6 doesn’t cause any name to appear on your screen, certainly not because of superstitious twaddle you may or may not have said.

Bad “luck” isn’t a punishment meted out because you didn’t complete a hoax – bad “luck” is simply the mathematical certainty that out of the thousands upon thousands of possible outcomes every day that happen as a direct result of choices you make combined with the choices of others, that inevitably and invariably outcomes result that have less than favorable effects on your life, depending on how you view them.

Whether or not you read or don’t read a few sentences on a page has no effect whatsoever on the actions of another person and whether or not they kiss you or anything else.

Pasting this hogwash only ensures that other people, possibly impressionable or gullible minds, are fooled into believing in this rubbish. 2 weeks ago


Lord BearclawYou need to understand what blood actually is.

The reason blood can be fatal is on account of iron overload toxicity.

Second, blood isn’t “corrupted” or anything – it is about as “pure” a substance as you can get for the job it does – which is to serve as a transport system for oxygen, nutrients, and blood factors such as erythropoietin and fibrin. It also acts as a excretory system for carbon dioxide and cellular wastes.

Blood has little to do with our “health” or immune system in a direct fashion. Blood carries no intrinsic nutrients at any level that could sustain a human sized creature with our degree of physiological complexity. A human sized creature drinking blood as his only source of nutrients would (if he could handle the iron overload somehow) starve from nutritional depletion.

We discover “new” animals everyday – but in our rapidly shrinking world these animals are usually as a rule small in size and in population, usually tucked away in some relatively unexplored corner of the world. They are not megafauna. Their blood works in the same way as most other blood systems – transport of oxygen and nutrients and excretion of CO2 and cellular wastes.

We age and die because of the breakdown of our cells due to many factors including de-elastization of the cell structure, the presence of free radicals, pathological disease processes, genetic imperfections that result in terminal conditions, etc. etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.

The point you are missing is that even if such a miracle animal could exist, it hasn’t been found ever, meaning that it couldn’t possibly have given rise to the story of vampires. In forensic pathology you must look for a cause/effect relationship, not invent causes to support fantastic theories.

The myth of vampires is just that – a myth – born out of the imperfect or non-existent understanding of disease, disease transmission, and the natural processes of decay and necrosis after death. So-called “plague doctors” sported masks with long “noses” on them during the plague outbreaks, with the noses stuffed with flowers, because they thought disease was carried in “bad odors” – they were on the right track, but had a imperfect understanding of droplet and vector transmission of disease, and likewise didn’t understand that disease could be spread in a myriad of ways. To the superstitious, ignorant, and uneducated peasantry, such “unnatural” and technically unexplainable deaths in a community led back to their fears and superstitions about monsters, and the stories of vampires were born out of that fear.

Such fears are universal to the human race – fear of age, of sickness, of pain, of dying, of death. It is perfectly natural, and will occur wherever humans are. It is therefore inevitable that such myths also arise, and are indeed part of almost every culture in one form or another, but this is not because “vampires” are real, rather, it is because of the universal fears that plague our minds no matter where our communities are. 2 weeks ago


Lord BearclawNo mermaids. No powers. No shifts.

There is only one sentient humanoid species on this planet, and that is us – Homo Sapiens. Every human on this planet is born of two human parents, as were they, and their parents before them, and theirs before them, and so on and so forth back to the point where we differentiated from other primates.

There are no offshoots of the human species that have “went back to the water” – environmentally based evolutionary changes take millions of years to occur. Humans as a general rule, do not adapt to the environment so much as we alter our environment to suit us. This has taken the form of building fire, creating clothing, building shelters, making tools, etc. etc. ad nauseum.

Magic does not exist, in any way, shape, or form. There is no nebulous energy field that allows humans to change, alter, or otherwise affect reality in any way. Energy reacts in scientifically recognizable ways, such as electricity, thermal heat, and electromagnetism. It reacts in the same way over and over and over again, producing consistent, verifiable, testable, and documentable results.

Claims of “abilities” to consciously affect or direct fire, water, air, etc. are fantasies born out of the old myth that there were four “elements” that made up the whole world. Humans cannot cause the movement of anything with their minds via the fantasy of telekinesis. Fire “moves” as a matter of natural course, because of eddies and currents in the air, differences in air pressure, differing rates of fuel consumption according to material density, movements of people in the vicinity, even differing densities of gases in the air among a myriad of other variables. Similar variables affect water.

Shifting is not real. It is at best a simple imaginative fantasy and at worst a dangerous delusional thinking pattern that can lead to true mental illness such as paranoid schizophrenia, which is marked by a loss of the ability to differentiate reality from fantasy. Such thinking patterns have been shown to be nothing more than fantasy over and over again, from the delusions of Alzheimer’s patients to people suffering traumatic brain injuries to drug-induced delusions to people who induce in-depth fantasies such as “therianthropy”. Self identified “therianthropes” claim to be able to “m-shift”, which they claim is a change from a human mode of behavior to the behavior of their self-chosen animal “type”. They seem to exhibit a mental change, affecting at first glance the behavior of the target animal, but no such change is genuine. They are adopting the perceived behavior of an animal, from an entirely human standpoint of observation, and they are usually very, very, wrong about how the animal actually behaves. In most cases if that person were to try to use their “therian” behavior to actually interact with real animals of that type, they’d probably get severely mauled or injured.

The electrical patterns and waveforms of the human brain do not change in such episodes to that of an “animal”, but they do reflect the patterns associated with delusional thinking or deep fantasies.

Continued participation in these fantasies of “shifting”, of whatever type someone invents, will not turn you into a mythological creature – but it will mentally predispose you to deeper delusions and aberrant thinking patterns that can lead you into mental illness. 2 weeks ago


Lord BearclawI am a Nurse.

There are no such things as vampires. They are a complete fantasy. There are however, rapists, pedophiles, serial killers, and slave traffickers who will not hesitate to victimize you. Putting your real address on here is not only endangering yourself but your entire family as well. If you don’t wise up you probably are going to live a very short life. 2 weeks ago


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