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Do Not Interrupt Me I Want Contiguous Learning

Andy G (Gadget),


I telephone friends, or business people, they say,
"I am busy, call back later."
I say,
"You are always busy."



I would propose, the German Shorthaired Pointer had a better teacher than many students.

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San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Monday, June 14, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Guatemala Hotels
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Squandering Our Gift as Humans
This paragraph I found on this page explains the gift of being a human.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3641029

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The uniqueness of human learning.
-- Davis DD.

Abstract
It is proposed that humans are capable of a unique type of learning. All other animals are limited to contiguous learning (not more than 60 seconds separating the two events). Only humans are capable of "separated" or scientific learning (learning a connection between two or more events separated by more than 60 seconds). Science itself is a generalized type of non-contiguous learning. It is also proposed that humans' capacity for separated learning is dependent upon the unique ability to hypothesize (to propose a connection or relationship between two or more events separated by time). As a result of separated learning, humans are the only animals capable of "separated foresight" (anticipating which events are likely to occur more than one minute into the future).
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My Reward in Paradise
One of my many rewards for living outside my own culture is I have learned to keep my life in balance. I can turn on or shut off my learning, I am capable of studying the works of a teacher without interruption. If I want, I can read a book in two days and truly understand the meaning, I do not lose the story line. If I wish, I can sit on the internet and watch every music video with Shakira on YouTube.com.

The other day, a friend mentioned that the television show "South Park" writers were good researchers of current topics. I felt a little vulnerable, and said,
"Describe the story line?"

The answer was ambiguous, with no clarity, I thought to myself, my friend is intelligent, and in my experience, it is best to follow the breadcrumbs.

I went to Wikipedia.org and read about the show.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Park

I am now in the process of downloading one show of South Park; I will take a lick, and see if I want to take a bite. I am able to utilize contiguous learning, and non-contiguous learning methods.

What I have learned by writing this Blog is that people allow themselves to be interrupted continuously, generally, I am fully aware few readers will make it here. What do you think; did you read the last line of this missive?

Do Not Interrupt Me I Want Contiguous Learning

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Motorcycle Bob  85 comments.

I read to the end. Not a surprise I guess.

I occasionally watch Southpark, not one of my favorite shows, but some episodes are hilarious others are horibly dumb. Gross humour, dry humour, child like humour along with adult humour.

I don't know that I would agree that the writers are good researchers, but they do take current trends and attitudes and attack them from different sides, sometimes showing the folly of man as it were. I don't know that watching just one episode will cut it though. Watch a few, as the characters take some getting to know to get some of the jokes. My personal recent favorite is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_F_Word_(South_Park) which touches on a subject I am interested in.

Not exactly high quality programing, but can be entertaining at times.

Bob L


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