I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book". Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the…Continue
I don't know if any of you have seen this, but I thought you might enjoy Liam's submission to Scott Adam's latest "Dilbert" book". Check it out and if you like it you might want to vote on the "comments section.http://www.dilbert.com/blog/See More
""Daniel your just a fat Mexican."
I usually enjoy your posts and photos-- you add flavor to this site. However, with the above statement I think you've stepped over the line. The comment was mean-spirited and…"
I think the way to describe Stone Turners (or at least what I hope it can become) is to compare it to The Great Debate. TGD is focused on questions that most people are aware of and takes an adversarial approach to answering them.
Stone Turners will hopefully focus on aspects of existence that don't get looked at because they are accepted as givens. An example would be jokes (how do they work, what assumptions lie beneath the surface, what does laughing at one say about me?). Another would be our forward facing eyes. The group image is actually of a New Caledonian Crow using a drinking fountain. What's fascinating about these birds is that they are observed using a range of tools not seen in other crows, even though their raw cognitive abilities aren't different. What they do have is a straighter beak shape and more forward-facing eyes, which is what researchers currently believe might account for the difference. So there's territory to be explored there about our natures and how they might result from such things.
So, by nature of the questions we're asking, I hope Stone Turners will be more exploratory and cooperative, as opposed to adversarial. Maybe it won't lead anywhere. Maybe it will just lead to bullshit. But my experience doing this kind of thing on my own is that questioning what's given has led me to some fruitful inquiries and improved my mindset.
"Except we know that when most of us make split-second decisions, or even considered decisions but with little data, race, background, etc. are big factors. And "how well you cooperate" is a mostly a matter of perception. If…"
"It wasn't why the Syrians were bugging out. It was where. It looked like here - brown rolling hills. Judging by how clean they were, some of them didn't look like they'd come far. Others appeared to have had a…"
"If crap goes down, I think (at the risk of sounding super cliché and unimaginative) that The Walking Dead nails it as far as how people will gather and be conflicted. It makes sense that people will find someone they like, and form a cluster.…"
"I just mean all our know-how survives, even if our infrastructure isn't there. And even if no one living literally knows how to do what needs to be done, as in, has done it before. Explode all the printers and presses tomorrow, put…"