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.

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