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, February 02, 2009

Islamic Supremacism in Action

The first part of their war is to move to act. The second part is for us to fail to act. Note the conspiracy freakery in the comments.

Anyone with a basic sixth grade understanding of structural mechanics and construction knows very damn well that a steel reinforced concrete building definitely should collapse under the stresses seen here. Massive kinetic impact shattering concrete, dramatically weakening compressive strength, great heat weakening steel and lessening torsion and tensile strength, tremendous weight above under dynamic wind loads and gravitational pull, down it comes. That is exactly what should happen.

Yet, there are architects and engineers who are unworthy of their degrees insisting that steel and concrete don’t react that way. The sure as fuck do and it is precisely for those reasons that steel and concrete composition and methods of manufacture are carefully watched and researched for every usage and environmental condition from humidity to temperature, to chemistry and dynamic versus static loads. Every piece of a building is figured into the intended final configuration, as well as every step of construction in between. A final configuration that would be stable during use might not be possible to erect due to instability in the middle of the construction process. Many possible combinations of steel and concrete are not used precisely because every step of the way from start to finish must be safe and stable within the abilities of human technology and preparation to deal with.

Maybe these dickhead truthers should try standing in front of a forge working steel and in pouring and forming concrete before they open their idiot mouths and aid and abet sworn enemies of all non-Muslims in general and the western world in particular.

News flash morons: if you betray your nation and people now to stand with the enemies of humanity, they will have no reason to be merciful and trust you since you already sold out your own people. Islamic Supremacism in no different than Nazism.