Anyone into Cyliani, Artephius work?

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kiorionis
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Re: Anyone into Cyliani, Artephius work?

Post by kiorionis » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:17 am

I'd rather believe everything, because everything is true in one way or another ;)
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Re: Anyone into Cyliani, Artephius work?

Post by SolarSeeker » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:32 am

Even lies contain an aspect of truth in order to be believable, but in practice a single mistake can lead you away from the truth. The best way to lie is to tell the truth and make it sound unbelievable, true as it may be the tiny detail that was left out or added will cause you to discard the whole truth and search elsewhere.

The scientific method for finding a needle in a hay stack is to search through ALL hay stacks and search for more hay stacks hoping to increase your odds of finding one needle.

The alchemical method is to ask around for hay stacks that are known to contain needles, going and finding those hay stacks that happen to be near needle factories, and learning to recognize which hay stacks actually have needles in them, then learning and creating better ways to remove the hay so that you have less hay to go through and don't go through the same hay more than once.

In the first instance "hay stacks contain needles" seems possible but when you collect your evidence you come up empty handed and eventually give up and conclude that hay stacks do not contain needles,or at the very least you have never seen one that did.

In the second instance you find out the truth that hay stacks contain needles, not because the hay stack is special, but because someone was stealing from the factory and bribing one of the workers to hide the goods in boxes of needles and putting those boxes in hay stacks,unfortunately the boxes sometimes lose a few needles during transit.

So you not only learn a shred of truth you learn the WHOLE truth and WHY it is true. From there you can intelligently sort the reality from the rumor. The truth you found was not what you were looking for but now you know,and know WHY there were needles in hay stacks to begin with, and HOW the rumor got started. From there all of the other details fall into place,and your opinion on the topic becomes more accurate than most people's "facts".

THAT is why the alchemical method is vastly superior to the scientific method. That is why most people fail. That is why there is no room for mediocrity in the art. You can literally know everything there is to know about alchemy, BUT it all counts for nothing in the end unless you really understand it,well enough to sort fact from rumor and apply that fact with exacting accuracy.

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Re: Anyone into Cyliani, Artephius work?

Post by Flightoffire » Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:13 am

The scientific method for finding a needle in a hay stack is to search through ALL hay stacks and search for more hay stacks hoping to increase your odds of finding one needle.
You do not understand the scientific method at all.

Do you have access to the internet? I encourage you to look it up. ;)
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