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Jared Lardo
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• Raleigh, NC
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## Jared Lardo's Discussions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 15, 2011.

### Religious dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mayur Apr 19, 2011.

### An unethical experiment for you to consider

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Chase Dec 22, 2010.

# Jared Lardo's Page

## Latest Activity

Luara replied to Jared Lardo's discussion What makes a hippie? in the group Hippie Atheists
"Our ancestors, the australopithecines, were hippies"
Apr 29, 2013
"Simply put, no.  Willful ignorance is willful.  The absence of reflection is not necessarily willful.  Some subset of absences of reflection is willful, of course, but not all. Now, actually implementing this "functional…"
Feb 15, 2013
Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion On the nature of certain things in the group Mathematics
"If you're solving this differential equation using separation of variables, you would start by writing: dy/y = dx Notice when you do this, you are dividing both sides of the equation by y. That means you are assuming that y is not 0 (because…"
May 8, 2012
Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion Why is f-sub-xy equal to f-sub-yx? in the group Mathematics
"Does someone have a link with instructions on how to include subscripts, deltas, and other nice math notation in one's reply? I could write out a proof of f_xy=f_yx (assuming continuity of the derivatives) if I knew how to do that."
May 8, 2012
Andrew replied to Jared Lardo's discussion What are the ingredients for a religion? in the group Create Your Own Religion
"What about the universe's creation story? Also a villain, like Satan in the Bible. Maybe a chosen people, perhaps the Scottish. Some miracles that have no way to be verified. Prophecies.  "
May 8, 2012
Rick Taylor replied to Jared Lardo's discussion Why is f-sub-xy equal to f-sub-yx? in the group Mathematics
"The above proof can't work, because f_xy is not always equal to f_yx. You need an additional assumption. For example, if f_xy and f_yx are both continuous functions in an open set, then f_xy=f_yx is true on the set (weaker assumptions are…"
May 7, 2012
"When I have a dream of this type I interpret it as an indication that I "get" the intellectual objection to the nonsense at the gut level, i.e. with my lymbic system and reptile brain. In other words I take it as a symptom of being well…"
Jul 15, 2011
"The "correct" answer for number 2 is in error.  A cross was, at the time of its pertinence, a tool of execution by the state.  For a killing to be murder it must be specified as illegal under pertinent laws (of the time and…"
Jul 15, 2011
Jared Lardo posted a discussion

In a meeting of a small number of people convened for some forgotten reason, I was present, and another present was for some reason sort of giving an impromptu speech on how to learn things about Mr. Yahweh.  She said something like "You can't learn correct things by combining known facts together and examining their implications.".  Dream-me interrupted or interjected, objecting that that's exactly how we come to know anything and is exactly how science works in the composition of theories. …See More
Jul 15, 2011
Jared Lardo liked A Former Member's blog post Terror Management Theory
Jun 20, 2011
"At some point, some guesswork comes into it and you have to make up arbitrary figures, e.g. for the rate of mutations or for the proportion among mutations of beneficial, neutral, and detrimental mutations.  If you set such-and-such a constant…"
Jun 19, 2011
"I got roped into a scenario where some obscure relatives of mine were performing one of these rituals.  I had no idea what was going on when I was asked to join in with this circle of hand-holding that formed.  It was rather…"
Jun 19, 2011
":D Oooooooh! That made me mime laughter."
Jun 19, 2011
"Birds aren't mammals.   Did you mean "animals"?   </paperclip>   Anyway, I love this."
Jun 11, 2011
""You've got a real attitude problem, McFly, you're a slacker.""
Jun 10, 2011
"You have reminded me of a book I'll never finish reading.  I think it was The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker.  Whichever book it was, the "factive" nature of certain verbs--in particular, think and know were focused…"
Jun 8, 2011

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## Jared Lardo's Blog

### My really fucking passionate writing style

Posted on July 2, 2011 at 4:30pm

When I joined this site, I posted the voluptuous, biting thoughts I had without restraint.  After a few days or weeks, I ceased censoring myself as well, letting out every little fine grain of hatred, irritation, or whatever that I had in me whenever I commented on whatever thing.  My, uh, creed, I guess, was as follows:

When you soften your speech and alter it for the sake of others, that is a highly arrogant thing.  Actions speak louder than words, and any action of…

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### "God is Love"

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 4:30pm

There came a point in my life one time when I loved everything in a right-side-of-the-brain swimming elation.  I woke up and I was in love with/toward not only the person who had been the target of such emotions of mine in the recent past, but also everyone else.

I even, though it was painful at that time to even realize it, let alone to admit to it, loved the people that I hated.  Now, those who I hated, I hated dearly.  They were and, I…

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### Weather

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 11:00pm

The weather in these parts varies outlandishly throughout the year. I've heard it said that there are two seasons here, but simplifying it down to Hot and Cold does no justice to the swarm of retched weather that we who live here have to endure:

In early January, there is high wind, dry, blowing, extremely cold, and biting. This wind is like a blundering, uncoordinated aspie in a chemistry class lab to a fragile piece of glass equipment; the slightest touch by it provides such damage… Continue

### Why Final Fantasy XII is great

Posted on July 18, 2009 at 12:48am

Spoiler goodness for 1984, FFX, and FF12.

The battle system pwns. In all the ways that "pwn" means. The battle system defeats and embarrasses (in such a way that the defeat and embarrassment feed off one another reaching an unusually high level of reaction) all other battle systems in comparable games (that I've played (which, I admit, is limited to FF12, FFX, and FFT&A)). The battle system in Twelve kills the battle systems used in comparable games, as it kicks total ass; being… Continue

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At 6:25pm on May 16, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…
Greetings, Jared! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since April. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
At 3:06pm on March 26, 2010, Jo Jerome said…
Hi there - I've taken over as the Asperger/Autism group admin and reformed the group. It should stay permanent this time!

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/autismaspergersandatheism
At 2:18pm on February 27, 2010, Gecko, Seth...brother of Richie! said…
Welcome to Atheists for a Vigorous Space Progam! Feel free to dive in Jared and post discussions, vidclips and articles! Thanks for joining
At 4:08pm on November 15, 2009, Christy Gonzalez said…
I'm going to tell you something weird. One time I had a dream that you told me you hated me.
At 1:38pm on November 8, 2009, Gold Guy said…
Thanks :-)
At 10:58am on November 8, 2009, Gold Guy said…
contained alarmingly high levels of win.

I'm sorry, I don't understand that expression. What is a high level of win?
At 10:51am on October 20, 2009, Little Name Atheist said…
You might find Beyond Vegetarianism: Transcending Outdated Dogmas interesting and/or useful.
At 4:07pm on October 13, 2009, david hartley said…
Forebearance please Jared, computer course in the pipeline. I've only just arrived at being able to cut and paste at all, i will improve honest. The only time I've worked with computers was 35yrs ago and we had to start it up by entering a binary code plus it was only a retrieval system. So no more sighing one will get around these problems.
At 12:51am on October 11, 2009, david hartley said…
Hi jared. Please excuse a certain incoherence as the abstract is not always easy to pin down and i'm largely a self taught man (pause while you feel awful now; shame on you). The soul of the poet in me can make me elusive and effusive.
At 10:03am on August 13, 2009, A Former Member said…
It's a preposition sometimes, too. E.g.: "You're sillier than a circus." You could make the same "There's an 'is' in there!" assertion again, but that's bullshit. It works just fine without adding an unnecessary element to the situation as a preposition, having "circus" as the object of the preposition in this situation, instead of this garbage about a subordinate clause.

Additionally, just to smartass it up, how could it possibly be right to leave a word completely out of a sentence?

Hey Jared, I'm glad that you have joined us in LINGUAPHILES. I hope the group is an educational process for us all. However, can I ask that you please watch the tone of your posts and comments? We can discuss our opinions, but I don't want the group to have a combatitive tone. Thanks.

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