18/02/2013

People from the antipodes don’t fall off anymore

Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, editor, lecturer, Anglican priest and expert on religion. He is known primarily for his work as an interpreter and popularizer of Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote more than 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, consciousness raising and the pursuit of happiness, relating his experience to scientific knowledge and the teaching of religions and philosophies East and West —Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism, etc—. Grant from Harvard University and the Bollingen Foundation, obtained a masters in theology from the Sudbury-Western Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from the University of Vermont, in recognition of his contribution to the field of comparative religion.

In this video defends the existence of a link between everything in the Universe and talks about the importance of our beliefs and how to modify them are changes in emotions and behavior.

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array(4) { [0]=> object(WP_Post)#1736 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3017) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2049" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2012-07-23 00:01:37" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2012-07-22 22:01:37" ["post_content"]=> string(3321) "Ken Robinson es un educador, escritor y conferenciante británico, experto en asuntos relacionados con la creatividad, la calidad de la enseñanza, la innovación y los recursos humanos. Doctor por la Universidad de Londres desde 1981, fue nombrado Sir por la Reina Isabel II de Inglaterra en 2003 debido a la relevancia de su actividad en el estudio de las relaciones entre la educación y el arte. Actualmente es profesor emérito de la Universidad de Warwick, en Reino Unido. En 1998 el gobierno británico lo puso al frente del comité consultivo nacional sobre educación creativa y cultura, donde realizó la mayor investigación nacional sobre la importancia de la creatividad en la educación y la economía del Reino Unido. Fruto del trabajo en dicho comité se publicó el llamado 'Informe Robinson', que tuvo un gran impacto al poner de relieve el escaso apoyo que hasta entonces había recibido la creatividad y destacar la importancia que esta tenía en el futuro, ya no sólo del país, sino de la propia humanidad. Además del británico, durante su carrera ha trabajado para otros gobiernos como el de Hong Kong, el de Singapur o la Comisión Europea. Sus obras principales son 'El elemento: cómo encontrar tu pasión puede cambiarlo todo', libro traducido a más de 20 idiomas, y 'Fuera de nuestras mentes: aprende a ser creativo'. En este vídeo, que recoge su conferencia íntegra en The School of Life en marzo de 2011, Robinson explica que todos y cada uno de nosotros tenemos una pasión, que es difícil ser feliz sin encontrarla y que la educación es fundamental para reconocerla y potenciarla.Ken Robinson is a British educator, writer and lecturer, expert on issues related to creativity, quality of education, innovation and human resources. PhD from the University of London since 1981, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 because of the relevance of his activity in the study of the relations between education and art. Currently, he is a professor emeritus at the University of Warwick (UK). In 1998, the British government put him in charge of the national advisory committee on creative education and culture, where he carried out the greatest national research on the importance of creativity in the education and the economy of the United Kingdom. As a result of his work at such committee, the 'Robinson Report' was published, which had a great impact by highlighting the lack of support that had previously received creativity and noted the importance of this in the future, not only of the country but of Humanity itself. Besides the British government, during his career he has worked for other governments like that of Hong Kong, Singapore and the European Commission. His main works are 'The element: How finding your passion changes everything', translated to more than 20 languages, and 'Out of our minds: Learning to be creative'. In this video, which includes his full lecture at The School of Life in March 2011, Robinson explains that each and every one of us has a passion, it's hard to be happy without finding it and education is crucial to recognize it and enhance it. 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A la pregunta de qué les contaría a nuestros descendientes de dentro de cien años sobre las cuestiones que ha aprendido a lo largo de su vida, Russell da dos respuestas: una intelectual y otra moral. La intelectual aboga por la objetividad en los análisis, y la moral incluye la frase 'El amor es sabio, el odio es estúpido', que lo dice todo para quien quiera entenderlo.Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, mathematician and writer, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature and well known for his influence in analytical philosophy, his mathematics studies and his social activism. When asked what he will tell, in a hundred years time, to our descendants about what he has learned throughout his life, Russell gives two answers: an intellectual one and a moral one. The intellectual pleads for objectivity in analysis and the moral one includes the sentence 'Love is wise, hate is foolish' which tells everything in itself to whom is willing to understand it. " ["post_title"]=> string(103) "El amor es sabio, el odio es estúpidoLove is wise, hate is foolish" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(28) "love-is-wise-hate-is-foolish" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2014-07-13 14:40:55" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-07-13 12:40:55" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(30) "http://what.dealfil.com/?p=727" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "2" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [2]=> object(WP_Post)#1738 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3830) ["post_author"]=> string(4) "2049" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-14 00:02:07" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-13 23:02:07" ["post_content"]=> string(839) "'La humanidad está completando su ciclo de conciencia'. A sus 73 años, Roy Littlesun es agricultor, maestro, sanador y guía espiritual, heredero de la tradición de los indios hopi de Arizona, Estados Unidos. Convencido de que todos somos uno y de que quien controla la alimentación controla a los seres humanos, lleva más de 36 años compartiendo sus conocimientos por todo el mundo a través de ceremonias y conferencias.'Humanity is completing its cycle of consciousness.' At 73, Roy Littlesun is a farmer, teacher, healer and spiritual guide, heir to the tradition of the Hopi Indians of Arizona, USA. Convinced that we are all one and that those who control feeding control human beings as well, has over 36 years sharing knowledge worldwide through ceremonies and conferences." 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Los europeos emplean el 40% de su tiempo libre de cada día, unas tres horas, mirando la televisión; los australianos el 50%, cuatro horas, y los estadounidenses casi el 60%, aproximadamente cinco horas. Según el estudio realizado por un equipo de científicos de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Harvard, que analiza los resultados de ocho investigaciones en las que habían participado más de 175.000 personas, esta costumbre tan cotidiana y aparentemente inofensiva acarrea graves problemas físicos. Los resultados revelaron que quienes pasaban más de dos horas frente al aparato cada día tenían un mayor riesgo —20%— de diabetes tipo 2 y enfermedad cardiovascular —15%—, y aquellos que le dedicaban más de tres horas diarias mostraron un mayor riesgo —13%— de morir prematuramente. W_poltergeist
'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
El profesor Frank Hu, director del estudio, advierte que 'el problema no es la televisión en sí misma, sino que la gente que pasa horas mirando programas tiene menos oportunidad de llevar un estilo de vida activo y, como resultado, más probabilidades de tener sobrepeso o ser obeso'. En cuanto a lo psicológico, el estudio de la Universidad de Otago, en Nueva Zelanda, sobre los efectos a largo plazo del abuso de la televisión, publicado en la revista Pediatrics, indica que los niños que la ven menos de dos horas al día no aumentan su riesgo de sufrir trastornos de atención en la adolescencia, pero a partir de la tercera hora el riesgo se incrementa en un 44% por cada hora adicional transcurrida. Estudios anteriores al neozelandés ya habían detectado que ver desmesuradamente la televisión en la infancia conlleva problemas de déficit de atención, mientras los niños aún cursan Primaria. Pero ningún gran estudio había analizado si estos problemas perduran hasta la adolescencia, y ahora se sabe que los efectos de la televisión sobre la capacidad de atención son duraderos. Los investigadores alertan contra la costumbre de algunas familias de encenderla para que los niños estén tranquilos y recomiendan tratar de reducir las horas que se le dedican. Mientras tanto, un estudio del CIS —Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, España— asegura que los niños españoles de entre 4 y 12 años pasan al año prácticamente las mismas horas delante del televisor que en el colegio.In many parts of the world, spending hours sitting in front of the television has become one of the main activities of daily life. Europeans employ 40% of their free time every day, about three hours, watching television; Australians 50%, about four hours and Americans almost 60%, approximately five hours. According to the study conducted by a scientific team from the School of Public Health from Harvard University, which analyzes the results from 8 investigations that involved more than 175.000 people, this so common and seemingly harmless habit carries serious physical problems. Results revealed that those who spent more than two hours each day in front of the TV had a higher risk of suffering type 2 diabetes —20%— and cardiovascular disease —15%—, and those who spent more than three hours showed a higher risk of dying prematurely —13%—. W_poltergeist
'Poltergeist', Tobe Hooper, 1982
Professor Frank Hu, the study’s director, warns that 'the problem is not television per se, but the people who spend hours watching programs have less opportunity to take an active lifestyle and as a result are more likely to have overweight or be obese'. Regarding the psychological side, the University of Otago's, in New Zealand, study on long-term effects of television abuse, published in Pediatrics journal, shows that children who watch less than two hours a day do not increase their risk of attention disorders during their adolescence but from the third hour, the risk increases 44% for each hour elapsed. Previous studies to the latter had already detected that watching television inmeasurably during childhood leads to attention deficit problems, while children are still in elementary school. However, no big study had analyzed before whether these problems persist until adolescence, and now it is known that television has long-lasting effects on attention capacity. Researchers warm against the habit that many families have of turning it on so kids remain quiet and recommend trying to reduce the hours devoted to it. Meanwhile, a CIS's —Spain Social Research Center— study assures that Spanish children between 4 and 12 years old spent in front of the television, around 960 hours per year, virtually the same amount as in school." ["post_title"]=> string(82) "¿Puede una caja ser tonta?Can a box be idiot?" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "can-a-box-be-idiot" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2020-03-09 16:26:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2020-03-09 15:26:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=2417" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } }