Robert Mayer

Program / Project Manager (PMP), Choice Hotels International
Mesa, AZ, United States

About Robert

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Program & Project Management, HACKER - ARTIST - PAINTER - SCULPTOR - DESIGNER - PHOTOGRAPHER

Comments & conversations

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Robert Mayer
Posted almost 3 years ago
What are the demographics of the TED community?
Here is an example where I would edit a question based upon the gender of the person I was asking the question. I may ask a group of women if menopause is something that should have more research dedicated to it. I would not ask a group of men that same question as I would find the information they gave me to be inherently questionable. I believe that asking the right question requires a good deal of information about the person or persons you are asking the question of.
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Robert Mayer
Posted almost 3 years ago
What are the demographics of the TED community?
I was about to ask a question and then realized I had no idea what the group of people I was about to ask consisted of. I would ask a different question if the audience was all men then if they where all women. I would also trust the answer I would get to a question more based upon the group that was giving the answer. Then I tried to do some research on the TED community. This gave me an interesting set of articles indicating that all TED members are rich elitists. So having failed at my Google searching I figured I would just ask the community instead.
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Robert Mayer
Posted almost 3 years ago
Do you think in our efforts to have equality that women are now to masculine?
I would say women are women and to a great extent that really matters about as much as the fact that I have SNP rs1447295. If you say all woman are to masculine you are asking for an argument on the proper place of a woman. I do not see work as man-like woman work and have always worked. Diet would be an interesting study, but food is not masculine. My view is equality is not something you would or should trade for a slightly lower hormone level even if that were scientifically proven.
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Robert Mayer
Posted about 3 years ago
Have you signed the Charter for Compassion, and if not, why not?
It is interesting that you would bring up religion and I find it a valid point as religions do convey various benefits to those that participate. My own religion does not operate in the same manner as most. This pledge is not consistent with my religion thus it makes it very hard for me to "make the pledge". I would have to chose between following the practices that have gotten me to this point and a new set of practices that I have not tested in my life. I do not try to convert people to my religion because one of the things my religion is based upon is the complete understanding that it is not for everyone. So that may bring up the question of do I have compassion that is comparable to what is in the charter? At this point I can not say as I judge my self based only upon the actions I take and not the thoughts I have. In other words I get no points for thinking good thoughts I must do good deeds. So is signing a charter a good deed? In the view of my religion it as I know my actions will not support the charter in full. It would be a kind of deception. Worse it would be a deception without direct purpose.
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Robert Mayer
Posted about 3 years ago
What did you guys think about this article?
A journalist seeks the most readers possible for profit, ego, and/or job security. I do not remember where, but some sites have posted the stats on articles they post. The more controversial the article the more readers/views. It is sad but that is life.
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Robert Mayer
Posted about 3 years ago
Change Management: Forced Change OR Free Will ?
Simple answer - Free Will Slightly longer answer - Your method seems to be running into the same problem that Werner Heisenberg had. You are measuring change at a level that only gives a hint at what caused the change. You have created a system that categorizes everything into two separate buckets when it is very easy to identify multiple examples where an event or series of events would allow the change to jump buckets. Therefore to answer your question I simply figured out which criteria in your definition had the highest probability of happening more often. Since there is significant more entropy in the universe at this time it means more change is caused by free will per your definition.
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Robert Mayer
Posted about 3 years ago
Do you think gay marriage will be universally accepted in the next 10 years?
I do not think that it will be universally accepted as even forms of marriage that have been around much longer are not universally accepted yet. Examples include non-arranged marriages in India. Multi ethnic or multiracial marriages. This is not even getting into plural marriages of the various types. The issue is not one of logic, but one based firmly in the concepts of social norms and religion. Both social norms and religion seem to be very resistant to change of any type. But here is hoping I am wrong.