From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 06:20:36 +0100 Archived: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 07:35:42 -0400 Subject: Alternative Viewpoints [was: Shirley MacLaine] Hello List, Didn't think Carol and I would raise such a storm - but maybe understand why. First had better say that I'm not the type to have strange sightings or other experiences, being too rooted in hard physics and looking for 'nuts'n'bolts explanations - having been a techy, troubleshooter, inspector and instructor, mainly for NATO stations but some other nations' stuff in Middle East also. However, have noticed that, where males and females have effectively equal education (precious few places in the West or the East) ie, either in primitive societies with no technology, or progessive places like parts of Scandinavia, generally the female viewpoint is more balanced, rational and - importantly - is more heeded. Old males might do a lot of talking (and maybe a bit of chest-beating) but the real decisions tend to come from the (elder) women. Being male _and_ techie my people-skills are crap, and I know it, so have learned to make up for that by relying heavily on female 'holistic' advice and tips - which has maybe saved my skin a few times. It's fairly evident to me that many, maybe most Western males can be aggressive or defensive about male 'logic' and 'common- sense', while women seem to be more tolerant of apparent anomaly and weirdness - because that's the way the world can appear when you don't know all the facts. And none of us knows _all_ the facts. There's other reasons to respect alternative viewpoints: in 'Light and Vision' (editors C.P. Snow, Prof. Henry Margenau, Prof. Ren=E9 Dubois) we read - "An examination of most of the data of vision would reveal no examples of what could be accurately called 'correct' perception"; Anna Wang Roe of Vanderbilt University said - "We think we know what's out there in the physical world, but it's all interpreted by our brains. Everything we sense is an illusion to a degree"; and in 'The Collapse of Chaos', the Profs Stewart and Cohen wrote - "What we see and hear changes our neural circuitry so that it becomes more able to deal with those features of the sensory world. There must be a lot out there that we have never learned to see at all - it's part of the real universe, but we can't get it into our brains". Cheers Ray D Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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