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.
""And you are also mistaken if you think those rioting, are doing so because of Brown. He's an excuse, not a reason. "
Might be, but this raises the question why they are looking for excuses to riot and furthermore how did they get in…"
"Titus, I appreciate what you're saying and agree somewhat, I just don't think it's quite so cut and dry.
Shooting an unarmed man/youth in "self-defence" simply because he might have been armed, speaks more of fear than…"
"JB, I'm not familiar with US law, nor will I pretend to be...but what I perceive you to be saying is that; whether he was armed or not - regardless of the fact that the punishment (or "justice" as you labelled it) far outweighs the…"
"I would rather trust the federal government, when under the firm hand of the populace, than to the state government of any affair.
Especially in Education, where we lag behind numerous other nations, and have such ridiculous fiascoes such…"