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About Trizee

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  1. It's a short story composed of deleted scenes from AMOL, published in one of the unfettered anthologies
  2. There are two points I would like to make. The first regards the discussion which has come up on the question whether humankind has a non-material aspect. I think that we most definitely do, and the basic proof of that lies in the writings of Descartes. It is easiest to explain through an example, let's say the experience of heat. Now, the materialist would say that the experience of heat is only neurons firing in our brain, but this is simply a misunderstanding - the actual experience of heat is by definition not the firing of neurons. It is an actual event this experience - and where does this event take place? The 'place' where it takes place is what we call the mind, or the consciousness, it could be said the self (BTW this what Descartes meant when he said "I think therefore I am" - by think he meant any mental event) - all of these are terms that refer to a non material entity. The same is true of the experience of pain, of hearing a sound, seeing the color red and so on. I hope that was in some way clear, these things can be difficult to explain in words. It's the kind of thing you need to spend a lot of time meditating on to fully appreciate and understand (at least in my experience). The second point regards the creation of the world etc. I think one of the most convincing points is the fine tuning of the laws of physics. At the basis of physics lie a few physical constants that if we were to change them even slightly the world as we know it would never have come to be - and we would not have life, not to mention sentient life, as we know it. The physical constants are fine tuned to bring about the existence of these things, and that seems to me like very good proof that said constants are a result of deliberate design.
  3. (Hopefully this hasn't come up already) If J. K. Rowling wrote stormlight, Kaladin's slave brand would hurt every time Amaram is around.
  4. ישיבה truly is wonderful. I don't think there's really anything else like it. So enjoy the remainder of זמן חורף!
  5. In the past year and a half I've read a lot of Cornwell's books, and have just finished his newest book Warlord, which is the last of the Saxon Tales novels. Like most of Cornwell's works, this book was terrific. I think Cornwell managed to portray Uhtred as old in a convincing way without making him seem too frail or weak. So have any of you read Cornwell? What do you think of him?
  6. You're in for an amazing read!
  7. I wonder if the epigraphs for one of the parts will be from jasnah's interview of the heralds
  8. Banning toes! I was laughing out loud
  9. Will it be available as an ebook independently from the Kickstarter, or can you only get it through the Kickstarter?
  10. Lately I've been reading Bernard Cornwell. I'm on to the fourth book in his Saxon tales series, Sword Song, and I'm loving it. I also read his book Fools and Mortals, which was decent but not nearly as good.
  11. So this deleted scene from aMoL just came out it Unfettered 3. Personally I enjoyed it, though I felt the ending was a bit of a deus ex machina. What did you think?
  12. I don't know if it's the strangest I've read, but Philip K. Dick's Ubik was definitely weird.
  13. I recently finished Trudi Canavan's The Black Magician trilogy which has a female protagonist. Though there was really nothing special or original about these books, I still enjoyed them a lot.
  14. It sounds like the main character will be moiraine. I hope that doesn't mean they'll be changing too much.
  15. So Brandon just posted on his website that in the upcoming unfettered iii (march 19th) we will see a deleted sequence from a memory of light, about perrin in the ways. brandon says it will answer a major question left unanswered at the end of the wot. Any idea what that may be? Anyway, i can't wait to read this!