Maxims, rules of thumb and other observations on human cognition and sociocultural affectations

This will be added to on an irregular basis...
  • What is said to humans directly is received with skepticism and considered with dubiousness while that which is heard in passing, especially that which most conforms to their mentality or prejudices, is readily believed.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive latency between exposure to new information or experiences and the ability to think dispassionately and intellectually about it.
  • Humans have a certain cognitive spectrum starting with the moment of exposure to new information or experiences and ending with some point at which the thing is effectively "in the past" for them.
  • This cognitive spectrum is linked to the emotional process often referred to as shock, anger, denial and acceptance.
  • The more and faster information or experiences are presented to people and the closer the quarters and the lesser the distance between people, the more their early reactions in the passionate emotional stage are reflected back to them in the manner of responses to those reactions from others in light of those responses.
  • The more outrages which are suffered without sufficient time to allow emotional bleed-off, the farther the bar for subsequent reaction and outrage are pushed, and the more further events must progress before reaction and outrage.
  • It is possible for serious detriments to eventually sit below this threshold for long enough for their damaging effects to build and multiply until their entire society undergoes some reactive convulsion.
Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Several GOP House members denounce Islam

Several GOP House members denounce Islam

Several GOP House members denounce Islam.


This is noted by the Department of Redundancy Department because of its extremely repetitive inner meanings.


Also, why don’t we get equal coverage when Democrats mouth anti-semitic remarks? Oh that’s right, the press agrees, and the Democrats are smart enough not to do it that openly. The Democrat are the SS to the Republicans’ SA. The former is craftier and the latter is street-brawler enough to make themselves obvious.


Memo to the above parties. You’re both making us look like twits. SHUT UP.

Astronomy Picture of the Day