Thursday, November 29, 2007


Lincoln Douglas / policy
Where? In school, tournaments, extra curricular activity
Purpose? To get better at debating, fun, good skills later
Better decision? Not necessarily because its all for school and competition
Structured, so it makes it more clear and concise in the decision-making.

Presidential debates
Where? Various places and televised but for the public
Purpose? Candidates tell people their beliefs and argue so people know who to vote for.
Better decision? I think so because people know more about whom they are voting for and can make good decisions
Structured, so time for each candidate is even and equal so people can make good decisions.

Law cases
Where? Court rooms
Purpose? To settle an argument, put blame somewhere
Better decision? Yes because it's equal and equitable
Structured, so it's easy to follow and same for the same types of things

Family problem
Where? At home with family
Purpose? Come to an agreement
Better decision? Yes because each side has it's chance to share
Unstructured because it's different for everyone but it adapts to people and sittuation

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

#2 blink

part a
-The prefrontal cortex is the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the brain, lying in front of the motor and premotor -meteorology is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting.
one emerging thing i have found is the locked door to the part of our unconscious and how we have no idea of knowing what happens and why we know certain things.
part b
the book is still gettign starrted and i am still enjoying it alot. i am learning even more new things about how are brain works

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Outside reading blog #1 blink

part a
1)calcite (pg. 4) is a chemical or biochemical calcium carbonate corresponding to the formula CaCO3 and is one of the most widely distributed minerals on the Earth's surface.
thin slicing (pg. 23) is the ability of our unconciouse to find patterns in sittuations and behaviors based on very narrow slices of experience.
3)"the power of knowing within the first 2 seconds, is not a gift given magically to a fourtunent few. it is the ability that we can all cultivate for ourselves" (pg.16) this was in the begining of the book and explains its title blink. i thought this was signifigant because with out knowing this quote i dobt you are going to understand the rest of the book or even when im talking about this book. this applys to almost all of his examples i have read in the book yet on ewas about a statue that just didnt look right and everyone knew within those first two seconds was that is wasnt real but if they wanted it to be real they did the research and it showed it was real but then it turned out it wasnt so you know so much without trying.
part b
After only reading blink for one week I am amazed at what information this book has and I cant put it down I just want to keep reading and learning about these things in my mind that I hadn’t known existed one week ago. “Can a marriage really be understood in one sitting? Yes it can and so can lots of other seemingly complex situations.” (Pg. 23) this theory is the first of many introduced in his book and it is the theory of thin slicing. Thin slicing shows how accurate a small sample of soothing is, and how you can use that thin slice for a variety of different situation both something as complex as a marriage and other much more simple matters. And this comes from the title blink because in one blink of an eye your subconscious and process more information then you conscious from a very large sample.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

outside reading #2

the book that im reading is Blink by Malcom Gladwell
published 2005 but you approved it
non fiction
277 pages
its a phycology book directed twards adults
because it looks interesting and my mom and sister both said it was very good