Re: [atheists-662] Re: Meet-up members

From: Dave M.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:06 PM
Well, of course, not everyone's on their devices but, I suppose, I notice those who are and it saddens me. It's like the old line, "The more we know, the less we understand." Dave

From: Dave Vallee <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, August 6,[masked]:23 AM
Subject: Re: [atheists-662] Re: Meet-up members

Check out Sherry Turkle's Together but alone Ted Talk. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Xr3AsBEK4

Smack on the money with your observation Alan. And I would add that the Internet has brought out our tendency to seek those who look like us, sound like us, and believe as we do. Just as the early immigrants to this country (after we stole it from the prior inhabitants) looked for communities of those from the same country. One last thing - be careful not to become a victim of affirmation bias by seeing only those people who are fixated on their phones. Don't forget to look at those around them, not on their phones, as well, just to maintain perspective.

Take care,
Dave

On 8/6/2013 8:12 AM, Dave Martin wrote:
Al, it seems in our interconnected world, most people have become insular. I see it everyday with those who are glued to their phones/pads without regard to those standing right next to them. The words "hello" or "good morning" is no longer in their vocabulary. I don't know, maybe this is just a 58 year old ranting but I do think there's an element of truth to my observation. Dave

From: Alan Palmer mailto:[address removed]
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Sent: Monday, August 5,[masked]:50 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-662] Re: Meet-up members

Thanks for the comment.  I read everything I get from you as I value your thoughts.  Bit it seems I am not thoughtful enoughtg to at least let you kno ZI have read it.  You are generally more literate than I  so I do not comment unless there isd something I take exception to.

Alan B. Palmer
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