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@Nomenclature

Nice attitude ...

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Creative thinking, invention, innovation etc. are not what you may think. The human mind cannot actually create an idea from scratch. In order to "create" you must combine or alter known concepts and elements. Human "creativity" works by making connections between things which are impressed upon the brain through our senses, in other words the brain needs input before it can make new neural connections and form ideas. Thought works through pattern recognition, you cannot create a new idea in a literal sense because all ideas come from external input.

I agree with everything you said in the description--however, that is what creativity is, so I cannot agree with the motion in place.

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." -Albert Einstein

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@Fact

Do you know of any other great sources of fat? I like nuts and such but do not eat them that often since I do not get the sense that they are that great compared to the fatty oils.

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Ultimate diet revealed- Eat/drink only these ten things for optimal health

I have learned that 'good fats', such as olive & coconut oil, are excellent and imperative for peak performance--both physical and mental. After a large dose of these in a meal, your nervous feels super-charged within 20 minutes later. I would highly recommend.

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@Conservanazi

By all means, enlighten me.

Also, where do you think you fall in that vision?

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Note: Short post explanation--can be expanded upon later

One of the main problems with Socialism is that it is founded on an idea which is false--namely, that there are legions of super-compassionate people out there always trying to look out for one another. Overwhelmingly, the "compassion" is a veneer to cover envy, jealousy, hatred of the successful, self-loathing, etc. Then, you are often expecting others to make it their mission to "save"/"help" people that are not seriously trying to help themselves, and would gladly/eagerly f*ck you over if given the opportunity (i.e. "I scratch your back but you never scratch mine").

Capitalism has built into the idea that there are various types of people in the world--as well as a philosophy of 'good & evil' that tugs at humanities core (inside all of us). To visualize; imagine a mountain that scales so high up the summit is out of view. Various groups emerge, by nature; (a) Those who stay on the ground (b) people who climb at a leisurely pace (c) people who climb as fast and high as possible. Inside each camp, there are (1) fans, who cheer on and encourage those climbing up (2) the "foot pullers", who discourage and try to knock them off 'the path'. "Foot pullers" is where the problem comes in, and there are many different strategies to go about it. (i) the direct approach (ii) "concern" for the others safety. Capitalism is founded on the idea of the imagery provided--which I think is a much more accurate view of "human nature". Not that 'Capitalism' is necessarily the optimal route/solution, indefinitely--though it is superior to forcing "mountain climbers/sprinters" etc. to come back down to a "safe" height, for the sake of those who deeply, 'secretly' hope that they will fall to their death, rather than "concern for everyone's safety".

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@Amarel

You make some very solid points .

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You are not a warrior … .

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@Conservanazi

It is actually wise to know as many laws of one's own society as possible--as you are bound to them regardless of ignorance or not.

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Yes--you can have the window curtains open, etc. etc. as long as you are in your own house. People may still call the police on you (since they are self-righteous and less than admirable), however it is not (to the best of my knowledge) a criminal offense.

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@DarkWanderer

Is that why he is always on excon's case then?

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I wonder what the appeal to such conspiracy theories is ?

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@Dermot

Does he really maintain that the Holocaust did not happen?

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@Dermot

Good to see you are still 'holding down the fort' here Dermot. Of course, I agree with everything you said.

Trump, though quite a flawed individual in some respects (also, very successful in other respects), is nowhere even remotely close to a Nazi. However, modern day "Nazis" do exist--and it is ISIS, etc.

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Does he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow?

Yes, although it goes both ways. It expands the circumference of the yin & yang symbol--so to speak. A great representation of this was in the movie The Giver.

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@Nomenclature

Good to see you are still around the forum. I am sure will will have more fruitful conversations in the future

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If we're so superior, why do we have to wipe our ass when lower forms of animals don't?

It is not that they do not have to, rather they do not have the means to. I think it gets on my parents dog nerves sometimes so she rolls/wipes around in the grass to try and clean off.

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@Mingiwuwu

Did you read my original post? I did not say boxing is #1, in fact, I recommend grappling and submissions first. Then, kicks, knees, elbows, punches, blocks/defense. Most people who watch don't realize that although the punch can be very effective, it is also an extremely vulnerable move because it is not difficult to break you hand/wrist compared to other strikes. If one gets into a fight with no pads, throws a punch that lands bad on the first strike, they are liable to break their hand--and then they are pretty screwed.

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@Mingiwuwu

Yuri Boyka is a personal favorite character of mine--I have actually posted tribute videos to Boyka on CD before when discussing movie martial arts. I like Michael Jai White as well. GNT is very good, he hosts a YouTube channel you would likely enjoy.

Muay Thai is an essential martial art, and certainly is a foundational skillset for fighting.

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@Mingiwuwu

Are you familiar with GNT (Ginger Ninja Trickster) and/or Scott Adkins (Martial Arts action movie star)? Both specialize in Taekwondo

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@DarkWanderer

tai kwon do is perhaps one of the worst martial arts in all actuality. It focuses way too heavily on kicks and as a trained martial artist who has fought in dozens of tournaments I can assure you that tai kwon do sucks. If you get in close or use grappling you can easily disable the fancy kicks they rely on so heavily.

Yes--Tai Kwon do is I think by far the coolest looking/flashiest martial art, however is extremely limited in real world implementation and would in fact leave someone very vulnerable if they went for a 540 kick, etc. This is why it is often one of the main arts used in movies, though you very rarely see it in the cage.

Still great to know though--both for the skills themselves as well as balance, control, efficiency of legs, light on your feet, etc. etc., all of which will transfer with you. Also, Martial Arts tricking is very cool in its own right.

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@Mingiwuwu

Do you say that since you need to learn to get them to the ground before submissions can occur? Or, do you have other reasoning?

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@DarkWanderer

Yes, what you say is true. One of the biggest weaknesses of any one individual martial art is that it does not inherently take into consideration attacks from opposing martial arts. For instance, a great boxer would still have no idea what to do if a person goes for a double leg takedown and then applies submission tactics on the ground. Likewise, a person who only does Jui Jitsu is completely unprepared for being cracked in the face when they try and roll. Etc. etc.

Then, to a person who has no martial skills whatsoever, before diving into any particular one and going "all in" on that, they should probably learn fundamental MMA skills basics, and then choose which one to focus in on from there, and then move on to more, and so on ad infinitum.

But, yeah, you're right. If a person spends years in a boxing gym and is intermediate to advanced level, they could still potentially get wasted easily in a "street fight" or mma match from a person who has a more balanced skill set, even if they had less skills in all/any one areas.

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Which martial art is the most effective for a real fight?

The first Martial skills I would recommend people to learn is Wrestling fundamentals. From there, submissions/Jiu-Jitsu ---> Boxing/Mua Thai ---> Taekwondo/Karate/"Traditional" Martial Arts ---> Krav Maga/"Real World" Scenario Defensive & Offensive Skills ---> Weapons; Single Stick & Double Stick Escrima, Knives, etc.


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