[Paleopsych] RE: An improvement -
shovland at mindspring.com
Fri Feb 11 06:06:34 UTC 2005
I'm aware that you tend to be cerebral.
Beware. A Limbic Warrior like me will
use that to f*** up your head :-)
I would refer you to the work on emotional
intelligence for a survey of the power you
There are at least 4 major areas where
the right is not contributing anything, and
where the left could take over if they
wished: Budget Deficit, Trade Deficit,
Health Care, and Energy Policy.
I think that Iraq will prove to be a disaster
and that the real national interests of the
US will be badly damaged by that failure.
From: Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. [SMTP:ljohnson at solution-consulting.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 8:39 PM
To: Steve Hovland
Subject: Re: An improvement -
Certainly I would miss that. Not big on poetry anyway, except for pretty
straightforward stuff, so it might go over my head. I like Waddie Mitchell.
I am interested in Left thoughts, but I find them too emotional. There
is an attempt to change 'liberal' to 'progressive' but, as Opinion
Journal says, first they have to come up with something progressive.
Digression. Well, what I am looking for is education, links, data, stuff
that enlightens me. I am fond of the cerebral cortex, not the limbic
system. I looked at Moveon.org a whle back, and found it barren of any
actual exploration. Lacked data. I read townhall.com and find the
arguments generally well reasoned, except that Ann Coulter who is mainly
a humorist. Love Tom Sowell.
At the University (adjunct prof), I find the liberals are generally
incapable of thoughtful discourse, and I wonder if I am on to something
general or if I am just unlucky. They get irrational. I almost lost a
good friend recently when I confided that I was reasonably certain that
Iraq will work out pretty well, and I thought the war was a good thing.
He was practically shaking with emotion,a nd it took him 3 months to
calm down. We had lunch two weeks ago, and he has calmed down, but the
guy thinks that Bush is a devil. I mean, based on what? And he cannot
lay out a reasoned train of thought.
So perhaps I transfered my frustration with my friend onto you. I am
seeking intelligent discourse. When the limbic system kicks into high
gear, the blood flow to the frontal lobes diminishes, so functionally,
high emotions equal loss of IQ points. I value intellect - data -
science - reason - see it as 'man in god's image' and that.
Steve Hovland wrote:
>Have you considered the possibility that
>I sometimes write crazy irrational things
>to express my sense of a situation?
>More like poetry, perhaps?
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