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Analogy (from Greek ἀναλογία, analogia, "proportion") is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process.
indicates something I think is vital here: the agricultural revolution was not, strictly speaking, a revolution at all. It probably occurred in these areas over several thousand years. It is a co-evolution. So, too, will the social institutions and behaviors be co-evolutionary. As population sizes rise with the introduction of managed herds, in a semi-nomadic lifestyle as herds are taken to seasonal food sources, interactions between non-kin will rise. Where territories are shared, a way to resolve disputes and increase cooperation is needed. Shared rituals are always how humans do this, no matter whether it is football or sacrifice to the gods (if, indeed, there is a difference). So not only is G�bekli-Tepe not a counterexample, it is a necessary outcome of the gradual rise of what we would now think of as agriculture.
Evolution is a gradual process that occurs at varying degrees of gradualness. Some of this gradualness permits us to mark a more or less definite border, but depending on the scale chosen, there is always something that comes before and goes on after any line we may draw.
Originally posted by litterbaux
reply to post by ascension211
What? Are you kidding me?
Knock knock, hey its reality.
Your metaphor is fine but its so far in left field. This is the real world and if you think that way, you will be the weed. Mowed over.
Yeah I'm insensitive, I'm tired of the pansy attitude everyone has now.
Originally posted by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS
We're not trees or plants, I get the parallels and influences... still, different ball game. The entire psychology of death and dying, or mortality salience alone proves that the faculties of mind far exceed any potential correlations between us and trees. So lets stop...
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare)
Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt,
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew,
Or that the Everlasting had not fixed
His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God, God!
How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
Fie on ’t, ah fie! 'Tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely.
I'm not sure why the notion of using an anology has offended anyone? It's a tool of communication that's been used for thousands of years and helps to make tricky subjects easier to discuss. Human psychology is such an awkward subject that it has to be mediated by metaphors and analogies if it's to be understood by more people.
Correlation and regression
After examining forearm and height measurements, Galton introduced the concept of correlation in 1888 (Bulmer 2003, pp. 191–196). Correlation is the term used by Aristotle in his studies of animal classification, and later and most notably by Georges Cuvier in Histoire des progrès des sciences naturelles depuis 1789 jusqu'à ce jour (5 volumes, 1826–1836). Correlation originated in the study of correspondence as described in the study of morphology. See R.S. Russell, Form and Function. He was not the first to describe the mathematical relationship represented by the correlation coefficient, but he rediscovered this relationship and demonstrated its application in the study of heredity, anthropology, and psychology.
Gardening is a good analogy for human psychology. In fact, one of my favourite Shakespeare quotes uses one...
In this analogy, free will is symbolized by the "gardener" the element which steps in between the natural growth and reproductive processes happening, and influences change.
Compartmentalization is an unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person's having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves.
Compartmentalization allows these conflicting ideas to co-exist by inhibiting direct or explicit acknowledgement and interaction between separate compartmentalized self states
BPD often manifests itself in idealization and devaluation episodes and chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, issues with self-image, identity, and behavior; as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self.
The reason I don't like using construction (building blocks and foundations) is because they are inanimate (concrete, steel, etc.) without any emotions or heart attached. They may have energy attached, but it is from the hands of those that built them