why it's hard to appease the [g|m]ods
> Did that alleged joke make you laugh?
Yes it did. It was funny damn it.
> It’s an instinctual survival tool for social animals, not an intellectual response to wit.
If the the mind itself is a cooperation of social entities, it could still be an homage to wit.
> by some of the most senior researchers in the field
Tough crowd. Maybe a living group would be easier to research on.
son of parnas
March 15th, 2007 5:54pm
The anecdote at the end was funny.
> the mind is a cooperation of social entities
Interesting definition. Can that be expanded to 'psychosocial'? And to competition/cooperation? Whether I eat said muffin depends on a tug-of-war betwix my internal hunger and my socially-mediated desire to be thin.
sour grape snowflake
March 15th, 2007 6:07pm
"Did that alleged joke make you laugh? I would guess (and hope) not."
Yeah, I don't understand why the journalist said that. I laughed out loud and even got spit on my monitor. And I've heard the joke 100 times before, but it's still hilarious to me.
I guess the writer doesn't think the joke is funny. Must be something wrong with them.
March 15th, 2007 6:15pm
Of course, I can't read the article... that would be almost blasphemous to CoT spirit.
But I think that many many bosses don't laugh just because they are bosses. They have to be taken seriously.
March 16th, 2007 10:18am