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2nd Dec '16 11:24:37 AM Nargrakhan
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* The original civilization on Easter Island. The most popular theory is that deforestation caused the collapse of their society: over logging, local climate shifts, or a widespread plant virus are working hypothesis. Regardless of the cause, the destruction caused widespread ecological damage that obliterated island's advanced standard of living. The madness in this case, was when the islanders discovered their gods were impotent lies and their leaders were not a chosen people. What followed was pure utter madness and chaos: wars, genocide, cannibalism, loss of technology, and abandonment of culture. When European explorers "discovered" the islands generations later, Easter Island was a mere shadow of it's former self, forever unable to resurrect its former glory. While slaver traders and foreign diseases brought the final death knell, the island had reached a forgone conclusion.

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* The original civilization on Easter Island. The most popular theory is that deforestation caused the collapse of their society: over logging, local climate shifts, or a widespread plant virus are working hypothesis. Regardless of the cause, the destruction caused widespread ecological damage that obliterated island's advanced standard of living. The madness in this case, was when the islanders discovered their gods were impotent lies and their leaders were not a chosen people. What followed was pure utter madness and chaos: senseless chaos across the land: wars, genocide, cannibalism, loss of technology, and abandonment of culture. When European explorers "discovered" the islands generations later, Easter Island was a mere shadow of it's former self, forever unable to resurrect its former glory. While slaver traders and foreign diseases brought the final death knell, the island had reached a forgone conclusion.
2nd Dec '16 11:23:30 AM Nargrakhan
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* The original civilization on Easter Island. The most popular theory is that deforestation caused the collapse of their society: over logging, local climate shifts, or a widespread plant virus are working hypothesis. Regardless of the cause, the destruction caused widespread ecological damage that obliterated island's advanced standard of living. The madness in this case, was when the islanders discovered their gods were impotent lies and their leaders were not a chosen people. What followed was pure utter madness and chaos: wars, genocide, cannibalism, loss of technology, and abandonment of culture. When European explorers "discovered" the islands generations later, Easter Island was a mere shadow of it's former self, forever unable to resurrect its former glory. While slaver traders and foreign diseases brought the final death knell, the island had reached a forgone conclusion.
2nd Dec '16 3:04:54 AM Dravencour
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** The poor mother who gets put to the torture by Mozgus to "expiate her sins" during the Conviction Arc is later seen back among the refugees having gone completely insane and clutching the corpse of the baby she had gone through hell for.
28th Nov '16 6:28:45 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/JewelsOfGwahlur" Yelaya warns ConanTheBarbarian.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/JewelsOfGwahlur" Yelaya warns ConanTheBarbarian.Literature/ConanTheBarbarian.
26th Nov '16 5:02:20 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' there are scholars who have tried to understand what [[SatanicArchetype Gaunter O'Dimm]] really is. In O'Dimm's own words, the ones who did are either dead or have gone entirely mad. The one living researcher that Geralt can find who knows the most about O'Dimm is unhinged and near-suicidal, having spent the last year hiding in a magic circle that's supposed to protect him from O'Dimm. [[spoiler: The moment he falls out of the circle, he dies.]] Geralt can also ask O'Dimm what he is straight to his face, but Gaunter will not tell him, mostly because [[PragmaticVillainy he still needs Geralt sane and useful]].
22nd Nov '16 3:03:38 PM Pseudoname
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* The Patterson Equations in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}''. Trying to unravel or understand them will gradually drive you to madness, but they work so [[CargoCult people just leave them alone]]. [[spoiler: This was actually intentional by their creator and discoverer, Lester Patterson. He achieved true understanding of the Cherenkov geometries used by the equations, which allowed him a glimpse into the monster's dimension and shattered his mind. In his final acts of sanity, he built his encroaching madness ''into'' the equations to prevent them from being understood or tampered with. This ensured that no one else ever furthered his knowledge and made things worse.]]
21st Nov '16 7:08:33 AM Nargrakhan
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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation, and declare the equality as a paradox. The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation, and limitation (some declare the equality as equation a paradox.paradox). The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.
21st Nov '16 7:07:19 AM Nargrakhan
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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999... 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation, and declare the equality as a paradox. The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.

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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999... 999 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation, and declare the equality as a paradox. The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.
21st Nov '16 7:06:39 AM Nargrakhan
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* The mathematical proof that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999... 0.999~ is equal to 1]]. The evidence has been known to cause opposition and skepticism in college classes, as it compels detractors to question preception of infinitesimals and numeric limitation, and declare the equality as a paradox. The rejection is a popular case study in arithmetic, as the math can be proven in multiple methods, both simple and complex. It's human perception and expectation that leads to an incorrect rejection that 0.999~ to infinity is still the entire whole that is 1.
19th Nov '16 7:35:08 PM Xtifr
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* In Creator/WilliamTenn's story ''Firewater'', humanity is being observed by aliens that appear to have god-like powers, and anyone who tries too hard to understand them goes insane. [[spoiler: Near the end, it's revealed that the aliens have a similar problem with understanding humans.]]

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* In Creator/WilliamTenn's story ''Firewater'', "Firewater", humanity is being observed by aliens that appear to have god-like powers, and anyone who tries too hard to understand them goes insane. [[spoiler: Near the end, it's revealed that the aliens have a similar problem with understanding humans.]]
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