May 2, 2009 | 5 Comments

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Performance is an integral part of blogging, particularly when you’re engaged in social or political change.  Kos of Daily Kos ( writes of the importance of confrontation rhetoric in Taking on the System.  That’s not my style.

This will no doubt seem stupid, but I don’t like to get my feelings hurt unless I’m fairly certain my positions are well reasoned with opinions articulate enough that I can feel confident I got the point across.  Getting my feelings hurt is OK if I’m fielding opinions different from my own.  I just don’t like to screw up in public.  So, pretty much everything that posts here has been gone over several times.

So, I’m not too spontaneous unless it’s in the comments sections or at my sister site  Everything else goes to an editor to check grammar, tenses and spelling.  Editor Roger also tells me if something doesn’t make sense.  If someone is going to disagree with me, I want to make sure it’s not over failures of communication.

Almost 100% of the communications I receive from professors and academics comes to me as emails, not comments.  This is probably due to those folks mostly not using blogs as prime communication avenues.  This is a problem as I seek support for my ideas.  Conversations need to take place in the open where others can observe the content of the criticisms and either support or defend the thesis.

Criticism in public, in the comments sections, still feels sometimes like physical blows.  Yet, I always appreciate the comments appearing where they can be seen.  Like I said, I don’t like to get my feelings hurt, but I feel thankful when that does occur, when opinions are shared.  When ideas collide, there is damage.  This is good.  This is how things change.  Unlike Kos, though, this is not the way I know if I’m making a difference.

While my performance style is not confrontational, I believe my ideas are often uniquely different from conventional wisdom.  Be my ideas evolutionary theory, social change theory or my observations, the ideas often feel related to me, having emerged from internal locations unknown.  What I write feels personal.

And so the comments people post are usually respectful, even when they disagree with what I’ve proposed.  This is good.  I hope to be influenced deeply by the contributions of readers.  It’s happened before.  It is only as a joint project that the foundation ideas of this website will become useful.  I hope there is a lot of hurt ahead.


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  1. Jennie on May 14, 2009 9:32 am

    I wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that although not everyone leaves comments (I usually do not as I am always scared that someonle else will leave me a rude reply), your theories are thought provoking. I have read many of your posts, and spend the rest of my day not only thinking of what you have said, but babbling about it incessantly to my husband (who’s interest lies in cardiac and resp. disorders). I now discuss it with my autistic 5 year old and his teachers.
    Whether I agree with your theories or am somewhat skeptical does not change that they are well thought out and presented as well as thought provoking.
    I am glad that these ideas have personal meaning to you, without passion, some of the greatest theories would never have come to light-
    I hope that you start to receive more comments, I totally agree with you about open discussion and will try my best to help kick off some discussions, hopefully people will keep open minds and be polite!
    Thank you!!!!!

  2. poetpiet on May 19, 2009 3:54 am

    hi, long time admirer of yours here .. on unaccustomed keyboard ….. wondering whaqt would be best … chasing or enticing you over to sexual paradox — a yahoo group run by Chris King, an older math prof in New Zealand who is very split on the split (does that make him patrist squared?) — or vica versa.

  3. Andrew on May 19, 2009 6:31 am

    Googling Chris King and sexual paradox I see his book. Looks interesting, particularly the part alluded to as “the paradox of how sexual selection fertilized the explosion of culture.”

    Of the many sites I see relating to his work, is there a place you would recommend I begin? A yahoo group is OK.

  4. poetpiet on May 19, 2009 12:40 pm no reg. req.

    .. presents a mix of news on gender issues, mostly from the scientific press … CK would like more conversation than actually takes place (nearly none), another good reason for mixing messages.

    You Andrew are starting to fit my savant collection more and more, your FfEeTt : MmEeTt grid is a one to one overlayable to the chinese trigram one.

    I am looking forward to reading you in an olfactorily registrable emission edition. I know mine benefited from travel/cultural relativism and it seems more inducable (in the sense of opportune window stretch/width than the decisive moments you write about.

    All the best and great big thanks.

    CK drew my (digital) attention in 98 but since then i find his bias against Arabs in favor of ‘homecoming’ semites a good illustration of best vs worst possible lesson drawable from desert holy books.

  5. GraigeFrifign on July 23, 2009 3:30 pm

    Хардкорный секс, секс мужчины с азиатами, развратные гимназисточки участвуют в лесбях, спанк прямо на вокзале. Бодро подставляют свои попки под длинные фаллосы своих друзей. Рука ласкала вялую писечку Геи мужчины фото. Настя ощутила удовольствие, когда кавказец тискал ее щелки. Оставшись вдвоем с обалденной малолеткою на заводе холодного солярия.

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