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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Monday, January 21, 2008

Unfortunate headlines make Florida look stupid more stupid than usual.

Foam Used By Crews To Fight Massive Cocoa Tire Fire

I see your problem. Making tires out of cocoa. You're doing it wrong.


Huge Tire Fire Rages At Cocoa Recycling Plant

They recycle used cocoa? Would they be using used tires? No wonder that bird is so nuts. All those complex hydrocarbons can't be good for your brain.

Residents Uneasy After Spotting Bears Again In Neighborhood

I know, I feel weird every time I see big fat sweaty hairy guys in leather bondage gear.

TV Switch Could Load Up Landfills

They can make a switch to load up landfills but the one marked Brightness doesn't make any difference in the level of intelligence? What is wrong with this country?

List Of Top Cities To Be Pregnant Released

ENTIRE PREGNANT CITIES? Get to high ground, their water is breaking!

Bears Again Spotted Tearing Up Garbage In Longwood Neighborhood

I'm not sure where assless chaps help you on that garbage truck unless those straps are a safety harness.

Employee's Spanking Award Overturned

He didn't hit hard enough? He cheated on the reporting of whacks?

Cold Weather, Rains Ground Cranes Learning To Migrate

They have enough troubles keeping these things stable on one construction site, I don't need them migrating thank you.