Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Remember When? (Updated - 4:55 p.m. 1-20-2010)

I don't mean to sound like I'm tooting my own horn. The ideas I get are completely original but that doesn't mean other folks don't come to the same conclusion. I know and completely acknowledge this. Now simply because I call attention to it and reference my blog I hope you all don't think I'm trying to say "I told you so." I just find pleasure in the fact that other folks agree.  I'm human and glad that others are on the same track.

Remember my blog about modular cars that I posted last year?

Well check this out. :)  Someone has designed it. XDXDXDXDXD

Oh and remember when I wrote the blog titled Closet Bigots?  The one where I said racism was "natural" and came easy to us because our minds just worked that way?
"This is the way we humans in all our wisdom come to grips with that which we do not understand. We classify and categorize.

These virtual files and categories we created helped keep us in line, think abstractly and learn to abide by rules that don’t physically exist. We learned to survive by using our sense of judgment. Prejudice. We need to be able to identify a threat and not wait impotently for the attack first."

Scientific American agrees.
"..information about living and nonliving objects is shuttled to different areas of the brain so as to trigger appropriate reactions. Animals, for example, could be dangerous, 'but you don’t have to run away from a hammer,' he says. The new findings suggest that the wiring system that connects different areas of the visual cortex with appropriate regions in the rest of the brain is innate—it does not have to form gradually based on visual inputs. That means 'the organization of the brain has to be understood in terms of our evolutionary history,' Caramazza notes. Our brain’s structure is such that we can distinguish prey and aggressors from other kinds of objects, and we have retained this structure even as we get 'milk from bottles and meat from the butcher shop.'”

Of course their terminology is a lot more intellectually and topically appropriate.

5 comments:

Douglas said...

'but you don’t have to run away from a hammer,' he says.

Right... unless it is the hands of your ex-wife, says I.

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