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Postby YF » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 7:16 pm

Vancluse: I argument is spurious. You hijacked a couple of snippets but I don't think you gave the work a fair analysis. You called it "pseudo-intellectual" but it was clearly science, you criticized the author for not being asian enough for your tastes, when a good portion of the research was done by east asians. I think this is an important research area, and yes, it is in its infancy so there are going to be some growing pains. I can't say I agreed with everything in the book, but the take home points were well established.

To everyone else: I still recomend the book. It takes a sceintific look at these questions and comes up with some suprising results that fly in the face of the contemporary model of human psychology. I have gained a better appreciation for WHY there are the differences between the east and the west and I think this is important for mutual unerstanding and tolerance.

And thanks, yes, I am loving my time in Singapore -- the heat did get to me today! People have been super nice, its so modern, and clean. And I love how there are trees everywhere. Its like a forest!

-Rob

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Postby k1w1 » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 8:07 pm

Define "American".

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Postby YF » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 8:57 pm

Read the book ;)

-Rob

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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:23 pm

YF wrote:Vancluse: I argument is spurious. You hijacked a couple of snippets but I don't think you gave the work a fair analysis.

And thanks, yes, I am loving my time in Singapore -- the heat did get to me today! People have been super nice, its so modern, and clean. And I love how there are trees everywhere. Its like a forest!

-Rob


Not spurious at all - quite a bizarre thing to say when I quoted - you term this as hijacking??? :o I'm sure you'd make a great academic . . . handbags at dawn.

I find the book is not worth the paper it's printed on, plus I believe that the Arapaho, Inuit or Apache (as Americans) would have a different world view alltogether. (Nice one, K1w1)


Anyway, peace Rob, enjoy your time here, gald you like 'our' little island in the sun.
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Postby sapphire » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:41 pm

YF, he does mean glad and not gald. :lol:
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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:45 pm

sapphire wrote:YF, he does mean glad and not gald. :lol:


Gald:

1 entry found for gald.
gal/d
gal/d: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary


Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB


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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:46 pm

Yes I confirm he means glad, not gald or dalg. Despite the appearances, he's a nice guy, believe me. Even a pretty guy if I may say. :P

So you are in our fine city? Until when? I have to say I'd like to pop up and meet you somewhere, sometime.
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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:47 pm

Oops did not notice "he" was online. Still I confirm "he" can be nice.
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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:48 pm

OI, you two - enough. That's it, I'm packing my picnic and going to bed!
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Postby Carpe Diem » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:52 pm

Have a nice dinner and a good night then, Mr V!
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Postby YF » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:13 pm

Did you ever notice that you are usually unable to have an intellectual discussion without trying to get personal? Wow...you really are one insecure little individual arn't you? A "sly" little cut-down here, and a dash of sarcasm there (the lowest form of humor i've heard) -- propping yourself up ("I am/was an academic") and putting others down ("I'm sure you'd make a great academic"). It's all such a cliche.

Yeah, and your dogmatic attitude can get a little irritating after awhile.

-Rob

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Postby Vaucluse » Sat, 17 Dec 2005 10:26 pm

YF wrote:Did you ever notice that you are usually unable to have an intellectual discussion without trying to get personal? Wow...you really are one insecure little individual arn't you? A "sly" little cut-down here, and a dash of sarcasm there (the lowest form of humor i've heard) -- propping yourself up ("I am/was an academic") and putting others down ("I'm sure you'd make a great academic"). It's all such a cliche.

Yeah, and your dogmatic attitude can get a little irritating after awhile.

-Rob


Possibly my attitude can get a little irritating to YOU after a while, whereas your entire persona does get annoying after no time at all.

As far as being insecure, you would find that that is one foible I don't possess (please feel free to ask any of the forum members that I am acquainted with in real life - I guess you're talking out of your arse on this one) - and please do make sense in your postings - if you are talking about point and counterpoint then that is what constitutes a discussion - my apologies if I don't agree with your assessment of the book - live with it.

As far as getting personal, I think you're doing a splendid job of that yourself, but why let facts get in the way of a good story . . . oh, yes the book you are plugging . . .

Possibly we could discuss more intellectual issues in MY mother tongue instead of yours, it could balance things out a bit - nah, not necessary.

Do enjoy your time here, we need a few more of your kind among us, possibly your next suggestion to those of us living here would be about why Asians eat rice and we eat potatoes.
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Postby sapphire » Sun, 18 Dec 2005 9:46 pm

Actually, Vaucluse is pretty insecure.















Alright, he's pretty, but not insecure, far from it.
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Postby Vaucluse » Sun, 18 Dec 2005 11:02 pm

sapphire wrote:Actually, Vaucluse is pretty insecure.
Alright, he's pretty, but not insecure, far from it.



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Postby sapphire » Sun, 18 Dec 2005 11:42 pm

Vaucluse wrote:
sapphire wrote:Actually, Vaucluse is pretty insecure.
Alright, he's pretty, but not insecure, far from it.



Sigh . . . . friends will be friends . . .

Ain't that sweet? :D
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