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Message 924673 - Posted: 8 Aug 2009, 17:26:13 UTC

When language developed, the left brain was pretty full, so language went in on the right.


Sorry dude, but the primary language centers are on the left!

Which is why men are at a slight disadvantage when talking to women.


What do you mean "slight"?

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Message 924701 - Posted: 8 Aug 2009, 19:16:23 UTC - in response to Message 924673.

She not like way we talk. Make much noise. Me go find meat now.
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Message 924737 - Posted: 8 Aug 2009, 21:18:27 UTC - in response to Message 924673.

When language developed, the left brain was pretty full, so language went in on the right.


Sorry dude, but the primary language centers are on the left!


Which is why men are at a slight disadvantage when talking to women.


What do you mean "slight"?

Like I said, we're at a strong disadvantage. :-)
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Message 924904 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 13:16:19 UTC - in response to Message 924737.
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Ned clearly meant the other right. Guys can pick up on those little non-verbal communications in order to get the full intent of the message.
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Message 924937 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 16:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 924904.

Ned clearly meant the other right. Guys can pick up on those little non-verbal communications in order to get the full intent of the message.

Since the nerves cross (left side of the brain controls the right side of the body) then clearly left is right and right is left.

Yeah, that's the ticket.
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Message 924946 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 16:40:08 UTC

then clearly left is right and right is left.


And up is down and out is in and back is forth and push is pull and here is there and this is that....

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh I SEE!!! Boys are "special"! That's it!!! I get it now... very, very special.

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Message 924947 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 16:46:05 UTC - in response to Message 924946.


And up is down and out is in and back is forth and push is pull and here is there and this is that....


In context, yes, sometimes. You need to pay attention and pick up on the subtle non-verbal things. Otherwise, we will never get that mammoth.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh I SEE!!! Boys are "special"! That's it!!! I get it now... very, very special.


Not special, just different. Very, very different.
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Message 924984 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 19:47:31 UTC

OK I will start the war. How many guys have had their wife read a map to them while driving?
Ive found they can go North,East, and West but when it comes to reading a map while you are headed South they read it the wrong way.
And yes Ive turned the wrong way because of that.
let the flames begin:)
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Message 924992 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 20:10:05 UTC
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In my experience anybody can be taught to read a map, but they have to want to be taught (as with most things). I told my wife she had to learn, because I will NEVER stop and ask for directions. Ever. So far it is working, but we have only been at it for 36 years.

(Side note sort of related to previous topics: a lot of women seem to have a hard time taking any instructions from men. I think this is because they feel they are being considered stupid when a man offers to help them. In fact, the man considers them ignorant - in the classical sense of the term - not stupid when they offer to help. The problem is probably compounded by typical male lack of sensitivity. I welcome corrections or other insights on this puzzling topic.)

I've also noted that people seem to fall into 2 categories. Those with good spatial imaging abilities (the ability to picture objects and their relationships in 3D, and from various angles) take quickly to map reading, 3D CAD design, wire harness and pipe routing, and navigation in general. The others (maybe 75% of the population in my experience) struggle with these concepts, but they can be taught.

A prime example is night sky star maps, usually printed mirror image from regular maps (north at the top, but west on the right and east on the left). When you first explain to people that this is because you want to picture the night sky viewed from below, whereas maps show the earth's surface viewed from above, about 25% of people say "oh, of course" while everybody else says "whaaat?".
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Message 925002 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 21:27:56 UTC

How many guys have had their wife read a map to them while driving?


Guys and gals take note: those GPS thingies are your key to a successful marriage!

I can't figure out why more young couples don't have them on their wedding registries.

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Message 925003 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 21:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 925002.

Guys and gals take note: those GPS thingies are your key to a successful marriage!

Sorry to disagree, Angela, but they, too, can lead you up the garden path (literally!!). And then it's "Why did you buy that model?"

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Message 925024 - Posted: 9 Aug 2009, 23:19:26 UTC - in response to Message 925003.

And it is still just a tiny little electronic map you have to read. It can sort of tell you where you are, but you still have to figure out what to do next.
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Message 925071 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 2:27:26 UTC - in response to Message 925003.

Guys and gals take note: those GPS thingies are your key to a successful marriage!

Sorry to disagree, Angela, but they, too, can lead you up the garden path (literally!!). And then it's "Why did you buy that model?"

F.


Too true. It seems UPS/Fed Ex/any food delivery place uses GPS's to find my house and they always end up on the other side of my subdivision. Granted, my subdivision has a very confusing layout to the layman, but I thought GPS's were supposed to be able to get around all that.
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Message 925073 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 2:36:52 UTC - in response to Message 925071.
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Hand held GPS is only as good as the underlying map data, and some of that dates back a long time. I remeber the first time I used a portable GPS was in about 1989, standing on the shore of Lake Erie while the GPS showed us out in the middle of the lake. I'm sure I would have noticed if we were.

If one inputs garbage, one can expect garbage in the output (or something like that).
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Message 925081 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 3:53:52 UTC - in response to Message 925002.



Guys and gals take note: those GPS thingies are your key to a successful marriage!

I can't figure out why more young couples don't have them on their wedding registries.


If asked before I was married, I would have asked for a new scope, a compound bow or fishing gear. I might have even considered a BBQ.

But a device that tells me where to go would have seemed redundant, as I was already getting married.

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Message 925120 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 11:26:45 UTC - in response to Message 925081.

But a device that tells me where to go would have seemed redundant, as I was already getting married.


Bada Boom!
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Message 925168 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 15:56:16 UTC - in response to Message 925081.
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But a device that tells me where to go would have seemed redundant, as I was already getting married
LMAO
I dont mind being told where to go, Just give me the right directions:)

And yes i did give my wife some map reading classes. Told her amongst other things that when we head south you have to read it the other way.
As far as the GPS thingy, yeah they might be handy, but Im a luddite, I still use a compass and a map.
Orienteering i think they call it.
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Message 925176 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 16:56:27 UTC

For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)
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Message 925183 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 17:58:47 UTC

Well Angela all most got fired up:)
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Message 925194 - Posted: 10 Aug 2009, 18:36:39 UTC - in response to Message 925176.

For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)


Looks to me like most of the people with an interest in SETI are smart enough to realize that points of view can be valid and/or interesting, even if you don't agree with them.

So, what's wrong with the rest of the world? How do we get them into this state of peaceful tolerance and coexistance? There's a war for you.
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