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Tidbits and notes posted on FB and Twitter. Part 242

Note: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. I pay attention to researched documentaries and serious links I receive. The page of backlog opinions and events is long and growing like crazy, and the sections I post contains a month-old events that are worth refreshing your memory

All discoveries and technological development end up being considered for military purposes, if Not initiated by the military institutions.

A human soldier is frequently considered too human for those rascals in headquarters: the soldier must be “Augmented” whenever possible to behave as a robot, like those trained with ISIS and Evangelical Zionist fundamentalist

I had a night dream. We are in the middle of the semester. This university prof. is asking me a question during class. He spoke quickly and I couldn’t hear the last words. I asked him to repeat the question and he didn’t raise the volume of his voice. I asked him again to repeat to the astonishment of the students and the flabbergasted prof. And I ‘m closing and opening my ears with both hands as if my ears were shut close. I suspected he was saying ” How do you feel about this course” but was not sure and I says: “Fine. I like it better when you invite me to the blackboard”.

I had to force myself wide awake to interpret this dream. Most probably, a few experience high blood pressure when under stress and literally can’t hear. In my case, a combination of blood tension and a question “out of context or subject matter” exacerbated the situation. Most would faint as a response to these kinds of conditions to avoid a sense of shame. Does this dream telling me that I’m a strong minded and confident guy to dare express honestly my lack of hearing the question repeatedly?

Do you know that the USA export one million containers of just old paper to be recycled somewhere else?

Otherwise, the monster cargo will return empty from the USA. Actually 6 out of 10 “made in the USA” enterprises export compressed garbage of plastic bottles, tissues, cartons and ferrailles? China alone import $5.6 bn of these US garbage, out of $18 bn in total from somewhere else, to be recycled into new products to USA supermarkets.

It would be funny if China levy a tax import on USA garbage after its latest restrictions on Quality of imported garbage. USA is counting on Viet Nam, India, Malaysia and Bangladesh to come to the rescue for its garbage exportation.

Confucius: “I will work on the correct usage of the terminology in the language.  If terminology is not widely correctly understood and uniform, discourse will be disorderly, orders are wrongly misinterpreted, and consequently, most orders stop being executed as intended.  If the forms and rituals are not conveniently stabilized then, social relationship are distorted and customs and rituals neglected, justice is not adequately rendered, and the kingdom is weakened.  Any new law must be enunciated in the clearest of terms and never proclaimed without thorough discussions, lest tyranny shows its ugly head”

Confucius wrote: “Respect and work on yourself.  How can you govern and guide your family and community if you neglect working on your limitations, weaknesses, and potentials?

At around that period of Confucius teaching, Pythagoras is founding a secret cult based on the magic of numbers; Buddha is preaching his message in India, and Darius, the all-powerful monarch of Persia, has conquered most of the Mediterranean Sea countries, including Egypt.

Are you able to express your spirit and your culture in a foreign language? The main role of slang:  You are using slang in your “mother tongue” that connote deeper meaning and feeling than in any foreign language

Une petite fille  du Sodan épiée par un vautour

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Ce cliché saisissant représente une fillette soudanaise aux portes de la mort : émaciée, épuisée et affamée, la petite fille git sur le sol tandis qu’un vautour attend patiemment sa mort pour se nourrir de son cadavre… Le photographe et lauréat du prix Pulitzer, Kevin Carter, s’est suicidé quatre mois plus tard, rongé par la culpabilité de ne l’avoir pas aide’ quand les journeaux se sont dechaines sur son attitude “I was just doing my job“.

Ce qu’il y a de miraculeux dans cette histoire est que la petite fille photographiée a finalement survécu !

 

Are you intelligent?  What is being intelligent?

It is frustrating to read “successful” people (mostly US writers) bragging that they were nil in math; that they barely managed addition or subtraction…

They should bluntly state: “I was mentally challenged” and then declare that they did catch up by continuing education to learn some rudiment of math.   I declare that I am mentally challenged in “verbal conversation“, unable to capturing the lyrics in songs,  not adapted for poker games, cannot experience  “out-of-body experience“, cannot be hypnotized, cannot focus long enough for any feeling or benefit in meditation, and that the “Nutcracker” ballet didn’t leave any trace in my memory or feelings, that my brain needs time to gestate (ruminate) ideas and to restructure new models for topics under discussion…

And I am not happy for these failures in artistic abilities that I was not exposed to in my schooling and family environment.  I need to be reincarnated to experience the feelings of everything artistic that I missed in this life.

In addition to the commonly know 5 senses, (in fact there are about 10 senses that capture the conditions exerted by outside and inside environments, such as the sense of balance in movement, acceleration, internal temperature, kinesthetic feeling of the muscles…), we can capture so many feedback from outside and inside that we are not aware how our world view was formed and transformed.

People may be aware of only the 3 main categories of intelligence, mainly analytic, creative, and practical intelligence.

The analytic intelligence is supposed to account for our ability to solving academic problems (in courses that we are taught in school) and to completing biased IQ tests.

The creative intelligence is the ability to resolving novel situations and coming up with “original solutions” by looking at the problem from different perspectives

The practical intelligence is the ability to dealing with everyday challenges for maintaining, managing, and controlling our survival.

You are justified to asking: “where do synthesis intelligence, pragmatic intelligence, social communication, verbal communication and conversation, and emotional and discussion abilities fall within the three previous categories?”  

How knowing our capabilities, limitations, shortcoming, and our main passions come into play in this varieties of intelligence?

How learning argument avoidance techniques works?

How we sense in our guts new experiences and incoming dangers?

How do we fall in love and maintain the level of our affection and energy flowing?

Obviously, not all kinds of intelligences emanate directly from the brain, though the repeated and frequent experiences, observations, and feelings are ultimately registered in the brain or in our various memories (short-term, working, and long-term memories).

The neurological network in our intestinal tracts and other internal organs, as well as our muscles, are essential “intelligence sites” that coordinate with the cognitive and limbic brain systems and networks.

We can say that we think in sounds (rhythmical, musical, melody, tonality).

We think visually (color, shape, tone…),

We think kinesthetically in dancing, walking…

We think by metaphor and analogies to comparing notions in different perspectives.

There are features to intelligence such as diversity (verbal, math, reasoning…), dynamic in creativity and interactive relationship, and distinctive intelligence so that every individual has his unique brand of collective intelligence.

A group of psychology and neuroscientists experts were asked to evaluate 25 attributes related to intelligence. Only 25% of them agreed on three attributes.

And you wonder: “if we asked experts to describing edible mushrooms and only 25% of them agree on the poisonous types of mushrooms then, how many might consider it prudent to avoid the subject altogether?”

I ask you: “where imagination comes from; or empathy, or a sense of integration with the universe, our collective intelligence for local survival…”?

If someone asks you: “On a scale of 1 to 9, how intelligent do you grade yourself?”  

Would you fall in the trap before asking: “What do you mean by intelligence?  How do you discriminate among intelligence?  Why is it so important for you to know how intelligent I am?  What types of intelligences are more important to you?”

I recall during my PhD dissertation in the late 80’s that a psychologist and an industrial engineering professor received a grant from the military air force to setting up a battery of tests and skills in order to sort out the applicants for the air force pilots; I was refused to participate in this research program as a non-citizen, but I tested it.  As far as I recall, there were not an emotional or communication skills tested.  It is as if pilot will be trained to shoot down enemy planes as efficiently as robots.

From my observations, I feel that bright people share 3 features:

First, when attending lessons or sessions, they can focus on the lesson with undivided attention.

Second, when they return home they don’t feel the need to “study”:  They solve all the exercises and problems in the chapter from the beginning to the end, in succession, no picking and choosing alternative of what problem is easy or difficult.  This system of studying generates a big bonus:  a vast repertoire of ready solved problems are memorized and consequently, the student is able to finish the exam quickly no matter how long and complicated is the test sheet

Third, they acquire a flexible mind to view problems from different perspectives.

Mathematicians acquire this trait from comprehending entirely different abstract constructs:  I think that the math process is somehow rigid, but it is the opportunity of learning new abstract concepts that invariably extend this feature, even if not totally conscious of its brain ramifications and building appropriate neuro-networks.

Expert mathematicians can understand the main problems in any other discipline, better than the semi-professionals in the field.  That is why, it is such a loss that math graduates do not pursue applied disciplines after graduation to enhancing the scientific base of any social sciences discipline.

I contend that the complex behavior of mankind and the varieties of his intelligence, especially in the “developed” western hemisphere, are the product of body poisoning from regurgitating unnatural food products in the last 5 centuries, and the dissemination of acquired violent streak due to the poisoning of their mind and feelings with experimental drugs and mental control techniques.

The advance of technology is the byproduct of a steam release valve process (a scapegoat), a reaction of the unbearable violent tendencies that drove people crazy.  Unfortunately, it is the military institutions that funded and managed most of these technologies:  They adapted and adopted technologies of mass destruction, global eavesdropping, mass media dissemination and control, and gathering spying intelligence such as industrial and scientific spying technologies, and preempting freedom movements by disturbing any kinds of democratic evolution and national development.

I contend that violent acts and vehement  incitement speeches in the media to violence will increase exponentially, unless serious research are done to courageously pinpoint the dangerous eating habits and curbing violent scenes disseminated to kids and adolescents in the web and movies.

A newer equilibrium to our physical and mental constitution must be investigated in order for more lenient and socially bearable kinds of violent tendencies can be managed and controlled.

It is unconscionable that the individual should be made to bear all the responsibilities for self-improvement and be blamed for not having the capacity to avoid violent reactions or learn to manage the flow of his rage and frustration.

Note 1: A chapter in “The element” by Ken Robinson discussed intelligence

Note 2: You might read the two related posts  https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/are-you-a-genius/ and https://adonis49.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/low-iq-prisoner-studied-and-raised-the-score-found-eligible-to-death-row/


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