[Homeroast] Hot Rod Home Coffee Roasters: The Spirit of Invention, revisited And the elusive 1lber

Barry Luterman lutermanb at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 20:07:58 CDT 2011


On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Jim Gundlach <pecanjim at bellsouth.net>wrote:

> Here is a theory on the root of bright people going in to law and an excess
> of lawyers creating a barrier to innovation.  There is a French psychologist
> who found that children are highly variable in the age that actually doing
> quantitate thinking is possible, thanks to the bugs that hit my brain a
> couple of years ago I cannot recall his name.  Bright children who are
> forced to do math before their brain has matured to where it can actually do
> mathematical thinking learn that they cannot do math and that lesson
> actually limits their learning math when they are able.  The age they reach
> math ability is not related to overall intelligence. They then seek a career
> that minimizes doing math.  It is my experience that attorneys generally
> have a history of avoiding as much math as possible.  One of our daughters,
> the one we got when she was 13, so we were not present to keep her from
> being taught math too early, is a math avoider who married another math
> avoider and they both became attorneys. They had a daughter but we made sure
> she avoided doing math until she passed the quantitative thinking test.
>  That test consists of pouring water back and forth between two containers,
> one short and fat and the other tall and thin, that hold the same amount in
> front of the child and then asking the child which one holds the most.  When
> the child stops saying that the tall one holds the most and instead of
> actually answering the question asking for a wrong answer, says they hold
> the same amount, their brain is ready to learn math.  These two anti math
> attorneys had a daughter but, thanks to knowing about this research, they
> made sure she was math ready before she took any.  This granddaughter was
> selected to represent her school, one of the state's top three in
> standardized test sores,  in the state math competition.
> She is different in one other way, she will only drink SweetMaria's coffee,
> her parents will drink anything.
>    pecan jim
> On Jul 18, 2011, at 3:01 PM, sci wrote:
> > This insurance trap is real, I admit. It is stifling innovation across
> the
> > board. Nobody will take risk because there are droves of unemployed
> > attorneys (200K+) hungry to sue anybody. The system encourages it.
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