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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why Would God Have Emotions?
« Last post by stuffin on May 22, 2018, 08:16:07 AM »
I need to point out that the creation story in Genesis tells us that we are created in God's image. I think that explains the anthropomorphic perception of the Abrahamic God's emotions.

Speaking for myself, if there is a God it is not knowable. It's emotions, wants, needs are all unknowable.

After translation, we could interpret image to go beyond the physical and twist it to mean the whole persona. Cause isn't the bible open to interpretation? When god created man in his image, I'm sure he included the whole shabang. 

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Chatter / Re: Is multitasking really a myth?
« Last post by Nick on May 22, 2018, 08:08:21 AM »
It just comes down to being organized.  Have a small to do notebook and just plug along.
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Chatter / Re: Sexism in media
« Last post by Fiji on May 22, 2018, 08:04:42 AM »
Off topic a bit, but I think still relavent to the subject.

 I'm a nurse. Throughout my 30+ year career, especially the first 20 or so, I heard the phrase, oh you're a male nurse. At some point I started responding to that statement with; "No, I'm just a nurse."

I always felt nursing is a profession and did believe it should have a "sexual" modifier.

Aye, same here, the media jumps at a chance to mention that there are STILL far fewer girls/women in STEM or female CEOs or female senior managers and that there are/should be programs to deal with that.
Yet, the near total lack of men in medical fields (including psychology), childcare, teaching, HR, care for the elderly, customer service and general office work is never mentioned.
And especially for teaching, HR and general office work, I can see this becoming a problem. Yet the media completely ignores this.
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Chatter / Re: Is multitasking really a myth?
« Last post by stuffin on May 22, 2018, 08:01:23 AM »
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“This steady and undissipated attention to one object, is a sure mark of a superior genius; as hurry, bustle, and agitation, are the never-failing symptoms of a weak and frivolous mind.”

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-myth-of-multitasking


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We sacrifice our power of full presence when we're multitasking, and we do so for a perceived benefit of improved productivity that simply doesn't exist.

Research indicates that multitaskers are actually less likely to be productive, yet they feel more emotionally satisfied with their work, thus creating an illusion of productivity.

This bears repeating. Forget for a moment that multitasking can be incredibly rude, we're not actually accomplishing what we think we are--we've been fooling ourselves.

In fact, research also shows that multitasking, i.e. trying to do two cognitive things at the same time, simply can't be done--the mind doesn't work that way. Even trying to parallel path a cognitive activity and a more automatic activity doesn't really work. That's why the National Transportation Safety Board reports that texting while driving is the equivalent of driving with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

We believe we're effective at multitasking when in reality we're good at what researchers call "task-switching".

https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/psychology-and-neuroscience-blow-up-the-myth-of-effective-multitasking.html

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Much recent neuroscience research tells us that the brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously, as we thought (hoped) it might. In fact, we just switch tasks quickly. Each time we move from hearing music to writing a text or talking to someone, there is a stop/start process that goes on in the brain.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/creativity-without-borders/201405/the-myth-multitasking

I am totally against multitasking. Once when my boss told me I need to be able to 2 things at the same time I told she needs to pay me like I'm 2 people and double my salary. She wasn't very happy.
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Chatter / Re: Sexism in media
« Last post by Fiji on May 22, 2018, 08:00:50 AM »
Here's another thing the media push relentlessly ... bad fathers.
The last consistently good father in popular media I can remember is Uncle Phil.
In Buffy, a running theme was that good fathers simply don't exist. Is there a single good father in any of the 12 on screen seasons of BtVS and/or AtS? Fatherfigures, sure, but actual fathers? Buffy's father is off in Spain shagging the secretary.
You might go "Liam Neeson in Taken!"
Sure, he does save his daughter from a life of sex slavery but it's made abundantly clear that he sucks at the actual fathering.
There's a Kevin Costner movie that hits some of the same points as Taken ... 3 Days to Kill where again, Costner does keep his daughter safe but sucks at being a father.
One counterexample would be Homefront with Jason Statham ... where Statham IS a good parent (you know, apart from endangering the life of his daughter)

But usually if there's a father in a present day movie/TV series, that father is presented as being detached from his children, ill-equiped to deal with them and a bit childish himself. And we're told that if a father is forced to take care of his kids, either drama or hilarity ensues (depending on what type of movie it is)
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why Would God Have Emotions?
« Last post by junebug72 on May 22, 2018, 07:48:36 AM »
I need to point out that the creation story in Genesis tells us that we are created in God's image. I think that explains the anthropomorphic perception of the Abrahamic God's emotions.

Speaking for myself, if there is a God it is not knowable. It's emotions, wants, needs are all unknowable.

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Chatter / Is multitasking really a myth?
« Last post by Emma286 on May 22, 2018, 03:29:52 AM »
I know there are mixed views out there on this.

This is because I’m aiming to get into paid reception work and think that it’s likely that I’m often going to be coming across job advertisements (once I’m at the stage of applying for jobs) that ask for a good ability to do this.

Trouble is this is an area where I have never been good. In fact, I would say I’m outright poor with it. I’m currently having a hard time working out if this is actually pretty normal (given that people are not designed to multi task the best maybe) or if it’s the case that this is a real genuine talent that some people have that I don’t!
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Chatter / Re: envelopes
« Last post by Emma286 on May 22, 2018, 03:21:45 AM »
I can appreciate the logic there! Makes sense. :-) I have had situations when the anticipation of something has been worse than going through the actual thing. Yet, for some reason, seems to me that it’s different for me here.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Challenging Timeless Bible Principles
« Last post by Ron Jeremy on May 22, 2018, 01:49:08 AM »
I see JST. But just to be clear; are you saying that NOTHING in the Old Testament is to be followed? I need your guidance on this, I thought everything in the Bible was relevant?
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Complexity and detail. At church this term we're working through Samuel as part of a series called "waiting for the true King". In summary - Israel went against God's wishes and insisted on an earthly king, to be like the nations surrounding them and with whom they were at war. Some of the details included in parts of Samuel are, in my view, amazing. The manner in which Samuel is called by God  - thinking it was Eli the priest calling him. The description of how the arc of the covenant was captured. The completely bizarre way in which Saul became king - set out to find some lost donkeys, ended up as king. Its stuff that just absolutely smacks of authenticity, and not fiction.

I have way more I could discuss but little time. Hopefully more later.
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