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Go to: Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic?

Munski's Avatar Jump to comment 54 by Munski

Actually, and thank you for helping me make a choice I've been wrestling with lately.

But then . . . you don't care about what other people think, so this is largely just a comment for me, really. A bit selfish on my part, but that's the beauty of free will.

Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:24:14 UTC | #845725

Go to: Shyness: Evolutionary Tactic?

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It's a bit of both. Much like being an introvert, where I prefer the company of myself in order to 're-energize', and to focus, and I find that I do my best work, my best thinking when in a situation that allows me to 'recharge', as per the classic definition of the classic 'introvert' . . . but, I also have the issues of SAD . . . but I mentioned that earlier.

It's not a damage as long as it's not a 'severe introversion', which can be schitzophrenia or autism, or with SAD or any other disorders.

If you're not damaged . . . good. Then it's not a severe introversion, and I'm thrilled that it's not something you consider 'damage', which makes it a personality thing. Cheers to that. Frankly, you wouldn't want the alternative. But if we're just talking about one sort of introvert, then I'm not going to bother talking in this discussion, since it is being defined in a more narrow way. Enjoy.

Sun, 03 Jul 2011 10:51:56 UTC | #845716

Go to: SETI Allen Array not quite dead! It's getting better!

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Okay, nevermind. The form 'thank you' email they sent me said they had something to the effect of 2000 exoplanets have been identified by NASA's Keplar mission that they intend to explore over the next two years that are supposed to be the 'best candidates' that suit their mission. Not sure how good those candidates are, but at least they seem to be on a good roll to keep it going for another two years if the donations keep coming in at the rate they seem to be.

I guess at least enough folks wanna try to know if anything will come of it.

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 12:11:58 UTC | #845491

Go to: BBC's 'Planet of the Apemen'

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I never saw it, but it can't be too much worse than the movie 'One Million BC' with Rachel Welch. I saw that when I was about 7 or so, and even with all the religious whatsits going on around me, I knew that a cavewomen running around with perfect hair and mascara fighting dinosaurs was pretty unlikely. Fortunately, I had a dinosaur book, that had a simple, nicely illustrated water-colour pictures that even had a timeline with when all the critters, and people, actually existed (as far as they knew in the 70's).

It sucks that we have stupid programs on, while it seems that all the smarter ones get cancelled here in Canada because the ratings don't reach some 'acceptable level', even though they have a decent fan-base.

I just gave my kids illustrated books, and let them watch 'Spongebob'. They grew up with knowledge, and had silly fun as well.

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 12:01:03 UTC | #845488

Go to: Breaking Out from the Prison of Religion

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Another interesting book I've read is "Jesus: A Very Jewish Myth" by R.G. Price. It takes a literary view at how the 'Jesus Myth' was largely a Jewish myth constructed from the books of the OT and Paul's letters or oral traditions into the Gospel of Mark, which was written as an allegory, and reaction to the Jewish War, and provided part of the basis for the following gospels. It makes for a good read.

And @ Amos, I'm in utter awe. Your knowledge of scriptural history or context is nothing short of amazing.

Sat, 02 Jul 2011 11:43:23 UTC | #845487

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