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Message  gerardM le Ven 12 Avr - 21:57

MurielB a écrit:My mother always says "I was like my grand mother but there is a big gap between me and my grand children" At certain times of our history evolution goes faster I think.
Faster and faster, like galaxy expansion.

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Avr - 22:02

Ok it draws people close to one another. I have just read " because of their law knowledge multinational companies don't pay taxes as we do ?" do you think it's fair ?


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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Ven 12 Avr - 22:05

MurielB a écrit:... no longer to be rescued, she is part of the rescue operation. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Finally! :-)

Nowise (American for "noway") my granddaughter will be a doll Laughing

I'm confident boys understand better than their granddads and the world will finally be balanced.

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Avr - 22:08

gerardM a écrit:
Do these words "openness", "open-mindendess" exist? Laughing
Sorry, it's open- mindedness I should have read my post again


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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Ven 12 Avr - 22:14

Muriel,
MurielB a écrit:Ok it draws people to one another. I have just read that because of their law knowledge multinational companies don't pay taxes as we do ? do you think it's fair ?
I just think that politicians launched globalization without organizing anything.
Companies do what they have to.

Take a look at French politicians nowadays (government as well as MPs), they make decisions or vote laws without preparation,and afterwards they realize that there're drawbacks. They act a bit like I described regarding medecine: nobody checks the results.
"To govern is to anticipate"...


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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Avr - 22:15

gerardM a écrit:
my granddaughter will be a doll Laughing
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You can't even imagine what she will be

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Ven 12 Avr - 22:56

Muriel, you completely changed what I wrote: "Nowise my granddaughter will be a doll" (the opposite of what you quoted).

At least, that looks like what her dad said yesterday: "I don't want my daughter..." (I don't remember the circumstances but he approved what she was doing).

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Avr - 23:02

sorry about that. I am sure she won't be a doll but a very gifted young lady but you don't know who she will be.

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Avr - 23:06

I forgot to mention "nowise" which a word I never use and I don't understand C\'est vrai!!

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Ven 12 Avr - 23:08

When I say that I don't want her to be a doll, I mean that I (and her parents) don't want to obey us... it's far easier than to say "I want her to be so."

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Dim 14 Avr - 10:31

Hi Muriel,

This was published 2 minutes before my last message that means that I was writing and I did see it, sorry!
MurielB a écrit:I forgot to mention "nowise" which is a word I never use and I don't understand C\'est vrai!!
Nowise is an adverb; it means something like "never" (in my sentence)... Sad but a bit more (never is related to the time, nowise has also something to do with the way, the manner)... the British form would be "in no way" Wink yes I'm happy with this.
In my initial post, I mistakenly wrote "nowise" was American. "Nowise" was created in the 14th century (so, nowise Am. Wink ).
Other equivalents in American are: no wise, noway, noways, in British, "no way" or "in no way", in French "en aucune manière", "aucunement", "nullement".

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  MurielB le Dim 14 Avr - 10:36

Thank you again for teaching me something !

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Dim 14 Avr - 10:48

Hi Muriel,

You posted while I was editing my message to change a few words and to add several paragraphs. I prefer to publish my entire message:



Hi Muriel,

This was published 2 minutes before my last message that means that I was writing and I did see it, sorry!
MurielB a écrit:I forgot to mention "nowise" which is a word I never use and I don't understand C\'est vrai!!
Nowise is an adverb; it means something like "never" (in my sentence)... Sad but a bit more (never is related to the time, nowise has also something to do with the way, the manner)... the British form would be "in no way" Wink yes I'm happy with this.
In my initial post, I mistakenly wrote "nowise" was American. "Nowise" was created in the 14th century (so, nowise Am. Wink ).
Other equivalents in American are: no wise, noway, noways, in British, "no way" or "in no way", in French "en aucune manière", "en aucun cas", "aucunement", "nullement", depending on the context and the tone: "jamais au grand jamais".

~~ edit
I would like to add that "wise" exists as a noun, an adverb, an adjective, and a suffix.
- (noun) in an old and formal meaning: "façon"
- (adverb) "in no wise"="en aucune façon", "nullement".
Additionally...
- (adjective) the well known "sage", "prudent" but also "pertinent"
- (adj. & informal) "to be wise to sth" means "to be aware of sth", "être au courant de qqc"
- (suffix) I already wrote about this one - two main meanings: "in the direction" like in lengthwise, and "with regard to" like in work-wise
(I usually don't put a hyphen but I'm wondering if I'm right)

An idiom: "A word to the wise:..." = "En tous cas, un conseil..."

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Dim 14 Avr - 11:06

Hi Muriel, hi everyone,

In fact, I came to this topic because I had something new to publish.

This morning, France Info spoke about "génération Y" (what I call "GenY" or "Gen-Y").

They were referring to a recent article in "Le Monde" dated April 11:

-> Génération Y... Les empêcheurs de travailler en rond

Other related articles:
-> Topsy (Génération Y... Les empêcheurs de travailler en rond -commentaires); this page was opened on Topsy, a social network, to collect comments on the article.
-> Les conséquences de l’arrivée de la génération Y : l’exemple du secteur sanitaire et social this article from the "Cercle des Echos" was published in September 2012.

I didn't read the article nor the other 2 pages but according to France Info, it's said that with GenYs at work, there were a few issues:
- they have no working hours (in both directions: they arrive late, they leave late)
- they want vacations any time... not that they are lazy but they simply make a late decision
- they mainly think of quality of life.
...
Again, I didn't read the articles so, please, add the missing points or your comments.

Above are "bad sides" of GenYs but these guys also have very "good sides"... pls could you write about them.

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I'm sorry. There's a glitch re my link to Topsy... it's something weird technicallywise: the forum cannot get it.
Here it is in code mode :
Code:
http://topsy.com/www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2013/04/11/generation-y-les-empecheurs-de-travailler-en-rond_3158117_3224.html
Copy and paste it into the address bar of your browser.

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Message  gerardM le Dim 14 Avr - 17:40

Hi everyone,

A message that could have been posted here -> Google Glass

What will future do with this? Promising indeed!

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Dim 14 Avr - 21:25

Hi everyone,
gerardM a écrit:... Above are "bad sides" of GenYs but these guys also have very "good sides"... pls could you write about them.
I respond to myself.

First of all, other "bad side" points: poor spelling, poor language, less patient (except if they are convinced - in this case, they are able of a better concentration).

GenYs are said to be very quick (prolly due to video games and aliens to kill), they easilly do 2 or more things at the same time.


Can you find anything to add to the "good sides" of a GenY, compared to people at the same age, in the past?

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Message  MurielB le Dim 14 Avr - 23:13

Hi Gerard, everyone
They are more environmentally and socially conscious, less materialistic, more community-minded (Good sides)
less patient and can't wait when they want somthing (Bad sides)

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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Sam 11 Mai - 22:06

Hi everyone,

I hesitated about where to post this message.
In a former "Magazine de la santé" broadcast of the 9th of May, 2 guys were interviewed about a book they wrote: Conversation avec mon grand-père, De la paysannerie à la blogosphère (€5,99 for the digital version).
I liked this interview, I liked this subject and it's in the good location in the "Evolution" thread.
The author is a modern Professional journalist who is connected to the Internet (and Facebook, and Twitter, etc.) all day long. His grandfather is 94 and was a small farmer in Savoy; he liked to exchange with him and got to need to be connected to nature in addition to the Internet.

-> Le magazine de la santé -Le livre go to 12 minutes

I liked! I didn't read the book but I feel that it tells us about evolution between the lives of the grandfather and the author


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Message  MurielB le Sam 11 Mai - 22:17

I Gérard, everyone
Thanks for that book I definately will read. As i have already written, I helped my mother to write her biography four years ago. All the changes between 1920 and 2010 are amazing !

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Message  gerardM le Sam 11 Mai - 22:28

Muriel,

You responded too fast Wink I was editing my message to add the URL of the broadcast.

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Message  MurielB le Dim 12 Mai - 18:53

Sorry Gerard for responding too fast !
It is interesting to note that the average human QI is increasing
Are we becoming more and more intelligent?Is It useful to improve humanity ?
http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/FLYNNEFF.html
The results of intelligence tests in different countries show that over the past century average IQ has been increasing at a rate of about 3 points per decades


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Re: Continuous Evolution, again

Message  gerardM le Dim 12 Mai - 19:19

Muriel,

> Sorry Gerard for responding too fast !
Not your fault but mine. I don't have to edit except if there's nobody reading.

The IQ Test may not be accurate...

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Message  Remy le Dim 12 Mai - 23:19

Hi everyone,

it is generally admitted today that the IQ test measures mainly mathematical and philosophical capacities, which is important, but there are other kinds of intelligence, corresponding to the différents topics of human mind activities : for exemple spatial view (artistic capacities), biology, language, introspection, spiritual, social, psychological...and also phantasy, creation capacities...

Anyway, in advanced countries, we are transforming into a knowledge society, whereas in emerging countries they are much more numerous people who go to school. So, obviously, the human intelligence is progressively increasing. Cool

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Message  gerardM le Dim 12 Mai - 23:57

Hi Remy,

Thanks for your message!

> The IQ Test may not be accurate...
Yes, that's what I was suggesting.

> human intelligence
Take care with "intelligence". Better to speak about technical knowledge level.

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Message  MurielB le Lun 13 Mai - 13:56

Hi Remy ! Gérard !
It is better to work with an old user-friendly computer than a very modern one you don't know how to use ! Laughing Laughing Laughing
Be happy with the brain you have ! that is what I keep telling to myself !

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