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  1. #1 Learning is ‘Scuba with a Lamp’ 
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    Learning is ‘Scuba with a Lamp’

    I moved to Dallas in 1980 and decided to learn scuba diving. I took a YMCA scuba class and after completing the class joined, with many fellow members of my class, a dive club sponsored by the Y. We shortly thereafter took a one week dive trip to Mexico.

    It was a marvelous experience.

    We arrived at our destination in late afternoon and the group decided to immediately go on a night dive. My first dive is a night dive! Needless to say I was anxious about the whole matter. My first dive proved to be a marvelous experience. I entered into a world that was fantastically delightful.

    All of our dives after that first one were day dives. I discovered that the night dive, with a lamp, presented a magnificent fantastic world of living color whereas my day dives, without a lamp, presented a magnificent world of living shades of gray. Without a source of light the living color became living shades of gray because the water filtered out the sunlight’s colors.

    I create the linguistic metaphor ‘learning is scuba with a lamp’ to accentuate the fact that the more we learn about our self and our world the more nuanced and delightful our experience of our self and the world becomes. Our schools and colleges teach us a world of shades of gray so that we can function in a culture of production and consumption. If we want to perceive the magnificence of our environment in depth we must become self-learners after our school daze are over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
    I moved to Dallas in 1980
    I left Dallas in 1980. Perhaps that's why we never see eye to eye. (Perhaps you bought my car.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by coberst
    I moved to Dallas in 1980
    I left Dallas in 1980. Perhaps that's why we never see eye to eye. (Perhaps you bought my car.)
    I will be frank here. I think that you never bother to try to comprehend what I post and thus I never bother to chit-chat with you.
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    And I shall repeat what I have stated many times on this and other forums.
    1) Your posts are generally self indulgent. You post lengthy monologues that verge on the pseudo-intellectual, are often contrived, and could certainly be made much pithier. Then you sit back and expect to be admired for this self learning process you are engaged in, a process in which you are several major steps behind many of the posters on this forum, but which you fail to recognie, or certainly to acknowledge.
    2) You have no apparent interest in any view that differs even marginally from your own.
    3) (The big one.) You almost never respond to questions directed towards you other than posting more trite homilies. You appear to think you have more to offer this forum than any other poster.
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    Well Coberst thanks for sharing your scuba experience. It is something I have always wanted to try, but i'm a coward in the water!

    And as for the above statement by Ophiolite, which appears to be rather over-board on severity..........everybody's entitled to their opinion

    After all we are all looking in from different angles and coming from different places

    I personally enjoy reading your posts. So what if they are monologues, statements or quotes and your own opinions. Who else's opinion can you state!?

    And so what if they are sometimes pseudo-intellectual, They are also often thought provoking, and isn't what this place is all about? To provide a space to discuss such things and maybe even to then get round to dismissing them.....or not?

    Not so far into the distant past such theories about atoms and electricity would have been considered to be 'pseudo-scientific-intellectualism' because they hadn't yet been proven and therefore didn't fit in with science's world view.

    It's a bit harsh for Ophiolite to say they are trite homilies just because he shares no interest in the topics or ideas you put forward.

    At least you take the time and effort to post new topics

    If others don't want to be interested or bothered that's up to them.

    But not everyone is dis-interested.
    Absum! has never been bored in her life, but is becoming increasingly bored of the Science Forum! :?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Absum!
    Well Coberst thanks for sharing your scuba experience. It is something I have always wanted to try, but i'm a coward in the water!

    If others don't want to be interested or bothered that's up to them.

    But not everyone is dis-interested.
    I would say that I too am a coward in water but I discovered that by taking the class I was slowely introduced into this experience in such a way that I was able to overcome my fears.

    I have been posting on Ineternet forums for more than four years and I often encounter hecklers. I have learned to ignore them as I do flying insects while hiking in the mountains.
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