How do I purposely induce dissociation disorder? I've come to the realization that all social anxiety is a result of too big an ego. I want to dissociate from my ego so that I can once and for all kill my social anxiety. How do I get dissociation disorder? I've been abusing DXM (which works amazing for my social anxiety during the actual high), but it has yet to induce any dissociation disorders. What are some other methods?
>>8062964 You don't. I've been suffering from depersonalization and derealization for 14years. I literally feel like my brain and consciousness is disconnected from my body, it's like the front half of my head is empty and i'm viewing life from the back of my skull. It's miserable and sometimes I want to an hero.
I will only say that it's possible, and you might not like where it leads.
Invest time into building awareness, and then cognitive structures to manipulate low level features of your mind. Subdivide and model it however it makes sense to you, plot out what avenues you can use. Build the systems, and then do the low level architectural work required. Pull he cover off the black box of the mind as much as possible.
>>8062870 The exact, absolutely scientific reason is "SPACE IS FUCKING HUGE" Like, beyond our comprehension huge. People just don't have the scope for that. They see space like it's portrayed in Sci-fi; imaginably large, but not constricting; big enough for epic battles. In reality, the stars are so far away that even at superluminal speed we would almost certainly never reach them within a year
Are non stem majors paid too much in america? I feel like there are jobs americans make 10x to 20x the pay that the eqivalent worker in another country would make. For shit like working a xerox machine. Should most americans be bitchslapped?
A person's pay is dictated by labor supply. Generally a company will pay their employees the minimum amount possible where they'll be able to maintain an employee who can do the job.
It just so happens that the amount required to keep an unskilled laborer is higher in a wealthy nation like America compared to a poor nation.
If you want to whine about somebody being paid too much, you should be more concerned about the CEOs and chairmen who basically just sit in an office all day and make more money in 10 minutes than you will make in your entire life
I don't know whether gorillaposters are sincere or not, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
A sincere answer is that you are either born with it, like the fortunate few, or you work hard & practice a lot. For #2 to work you clearly have to enjoy mathematics so that you can actually spend a substantial amount of your time/life to playing/practicing/experimenting with mathematics.
Some biology/health science research has the distinct disadvantage of taking a long time (incubation times, etc). We've all heard horror stories of some poor PhD having a decade-long project due to failures & shitty grow times.
However, my 2c are for anything relating to human behaviour. The signal to noise ratio is absolutely astronomical, and frankly, I'm surprised we get the number of articles published that we do. See PNAS, complete joke of a journal publishing garbage like
I realize that the math community on /sci/ is pretty contemptuous towards "applied math" and even moreso to a toxic meme field like mathematical finance.
However, at the moment I'm interested in stochastic calculus/stochastic diff. eqns. in and of themselves. I'm looking for textbooks/material that'd be helpful for self-study (current in the workforce with a math undergrad, no graduate work).
How good is pic related for a general cover of stochastic calculus? I'm sure there's something better & more substantial out there.
There are a bunch of Springer books with "Stochastic Processes" in the titles, however, looking e.g. at quant sites on the web it's soon clear that all the fine machinery developed in math departments is not what's used and what is implemented is are "common sense" (for a broad reading of that term) math. I say in case you think "that's something where I can do interesting math and still get $$$". The practical side of this field isn't very mathy, I think. Not as mathy as you may thing.
I have read a lot about the quant job and what i have concluded so far is that people with VERY STRONG computational background and advanced knowledge in diff. eq. probs/stats if not just don't even try.
I really enjoy watching sixtysymbols when they talk about all sorts of space objects, feels really comfy. I know that I need differential geometry to learn general relativity, but until then what are the best astronomy pop sci books?
I just want to read about nebulae, clusters, supermassive black holes, and all that stuff.
I'd recommend Einstein's "Relativity". If you're completely unfamiliar with the basics of the Theory of Relativity then I'd say its a bit terse. However, if you've had some previous exposure it's a great quick read that gives Einstein's own perspective on the "derivation" and "implications" of relativity, in a fairly nonmathematical perspective (some math is discussed, but anything beyond basic algebra isn't used).
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>>8062852 Oh I see. I'm not too familiar with that, but sometimes when I want some background noise while working I put on Neil Degrasse Tyson talks I find on youtube. I realize this isn't what you wanted, but maybe it'd interest you the same (if you haven't already exhausted this).
I'm currently a high school senior who is going to major in astrophysics, but what are some good fundamental readings/reviews I can take so that I am learning the basics before I enter college? I understand 4Chan is probably the worst place to go for this kind of advice, but sadly I don't have anyone to discuss such life preparation skills with, and I assume there are bound to be at least a few helpful minds on this board. What math is most crucial to entering astrophysics? General advice? Insights?
Is the "academia is awful" meme only true for soft subjects? Surely physicists, engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians are judged on results?
It does seem to be a true meme for many subjects. Anything that is economics or softer seems to require you to be at an elite university before people care about your work. Chemistry and biochemistry etc require shitloads of brainless lab work.
>>8062412 Most academic research is "useless" in that it lacks either a direct or immediate payout. This is not to say that it shouldn't be done as blue skies research is what generally leads to significant advances, but such advances are neither quick nor dramatic the majority of the time. This need for long term support makes such efforts a generally poor target for industrial support which is driven by short term gains (an exception is the pharmaceutical industry where the necessary testing and approval regiment... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8062431 yeah but even pharma doesn't support academic research because the reality is academic research doesn't have the same stringent reproducibility requirements as industry if you're doing science for a company your results need to happen every single time if you're doing science for academia it only needs to kind of work once, and you can crank out a paper and be done with it amgen complaining about this issue: "In 2012, Amgen researchers made headlines when they declared that they had... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Every maths misconception is actually secondary school maths teachers' fault, because they don't think like formalists.
They talk as if mathematical objects really exist, and then wonder why students object to certain mathematical objects existing.
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The issue is that even accomplished logicians will defend a Platonist position (in fact, instead of ever defining a Platonist position, they declare the opposite as absurd and speak negatively of those who hold it).
But looking back at math reforms (pic related), you can't teach the general kid interesting conceptions, appearently. Probably, there will always be just plug and chuck and crying about it
>>8062415 >>8062347 Formalism was completely btfo by the time of Gödel and Tarski you goober. Most mathematicians and logicians subscribe to some version of structuralism nowadays. Some are reservedly platonist, I'll give you that, but even they are not even close to 'muh forms'
>>8062245 >like steve jobs. First of all, kill yourself for wanting to be "like steve jobs".
That aside, computer science isn't only about coding, unless you're at some mediocre uni in the US, trained to be a code monkey programmer, in which case your coding ability might as well be the only criterion for being good at "computer science". Actual research in computer science will require apt mathematical skills as well, not just coding ability. Finally, designing... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I knocked my wife up and she's pregnant with twins. At week 10 our doctor offered a cell-free fetal DNA test to tell if either of the fetuses have any chromosomal abnormalities. Everything checked out fine. No retards in there. The doctor also could tell us that they detected a Y chromosome in there, which means we're having definitely having a boy. However the test isn't able to say if we're having two boys. Since they aren't identical twins, there's a possibility that there's a female in there as well. At this point the doctor says... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>8061620 Mathematician here. I personally think that psychology is an important up and coming experimental science. It doesn't have the foundings that the other sciences have, but it's improving all the time, theories being replaced by newer ones, and once it does have a proper founding, I believe that it can really go far.
My Brother, bless him, has recently discovered Youtube (he's 46). Anyway, today he tells me..
>big lizard dinosaurs are fake >the chinese created false bones for sale to museums >they used whale bones or giraffe bones to create fake dinosaur blueprints >there is not one single full skeleton of a large lizard-like dinosaur (t-rex etc)
Oh and my favourite
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>>8061565 He bent his dendrites so hard for so long they can no longer bend back to shape so the neurons can communicate properly. If he tapers off drinking and quits it won't get worse. However, sudden stopping of drinking for an alcoholic can damage the brain.
As far as reversing the process, I'm not sure. cognitive exercises are usually the best course of action. Things like jigsaw puzzles for instance.
He most likely has alot vitamin deficiencies including B12, folate, and thiamine. Thiamine is probably the most likely culprit for the dementia. He should probably go to a doctor to get IV injection of it for most benefit, but if he doesn't want to I guess you could try oral.
>>8061515 Faulty reasoning. Wikipedia is your friend.
/pol/ mentions it a lot as a counter-measure, to try to hide the fact that they use them in pretty much every post they make.
/lit/ mentions them because constructing philosophical arguments is all they have so errors in their arguments will be commonplace to point out.
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sort of? i was in environmental science then dropped out for a couple years, moved around the country and now i'm majoring in geomatics. i think it's really interesting in any case. options are pretty open ended so "enviro work" is afterwards is totally an option depending on who you work for, though the opposite is also a possibility (resource extraction industries etc)
If we are truly living in a multiverse and our world is one in an infinite variety of expanding and collapsing universes, is it possible for our body and brain to be reborn in a parallel universe? Not as in us being reborn as a buddha and remembering our previous lives, but a carbon copy of us like a clone. Same DNA, same body, same neurons, no memory of past lives, just a different universe. Could this be a form of reincarnation or am i just being autistic?
>>8061166 Not literally our brain, if there is infinite universes then some of them are bound to be similar to ours... and eventually a version of ourselves will be born. Not literally us but might as well be us, if we are nothing but neurons and chemical reactions an exact clone is technically us. No time travel or wormholes just the power infinity..
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