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.
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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Kangaroo farts could ease global warming | The Daily Telegraph

 

WTF is wrong with this world and the dominant species on it???

AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!

Hello, Earth? YOUR ICE AGE IS OVER! PUT DOWN THE SNOW SHOES AND STEP AWAY FROM THE SNOW SHOVEL. PREPARE FOR WARMER WEATHER!

In a world where we are told breathlessly by brainless idiots that we dare not endanger the world with the sci-fi movie theoretical perils of genetic engineering, i.e. we dare not genetically tamper with cells to force them into stem cell format to make whatever cells we need to save the lives of the people from whom we take the cells... we are being asked to consider genetically re-engineering sheep and cows to be more like kangaroos.

Oh wait, it gets better.

Another group of scientists, meanwhile, has suggested Australians should farm fewer cattle and sheep and just eat more kangaroos.

Australians exhale CO2... should we just eat Australians and kill the whole problem all at once?

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