Matthew Palsson

Sydney, Australia

About Matthew

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English, Swedish

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Matthew Palsson
Posted about 3 years ago
Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?
1.The study discusses wage differences between levels of degree rather than field of study. Example, it is far more likely for someone with a B.A in Engineering to earn more than someone with a PHD in literature. The study also does not discuss the choices of the fields either. For instance, committing to a law degree in this climate would probably find you probono work at Greenpeace where as B.A in mining and engineering will find you work upon completion of your degree. 2. If the studies were accurate then any sane businessperson would employ only woman for their company. As we know far to well, in the business world, dollars are the crunching factor and if you can supposedly get the same value and quality out of the a woman for less money than it would be completely moronic to go with a man, hence the study being inaccurate. 3. To top it off the chart describes full-time as a 35 week. If the study is not accurate in it's control then the study is rendered useless. In this instance the study does not adequately measure the exact profession/quality of work/hours worked or any other necessary factors.
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Matthew Palsson
Posted over 4 years ago
How does the presenter impact the reaction to a talk? So how might people's reactions to my talk be different if I was retired military?
To be completely honest Sam, I thought your talk was poorly structured. You are not a nutcase anti-American liberal. You are just emphatic about your passions. For me, the concepts you brought up have no infringement on my identity as it is not bound by nationalism or any other pointless constructs. If you would like more precise criticism on how to improve your talk so that your ideas can market a larger audience then please PM me.
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Matthew Palsson
Posted over 4 years ago
Gregory Stock: To upgrade is human
"The only way to make sure that populations don't outgrow their resources is to limit their size. " That sounds heavily regurgitated. That fact of the matter is, you nor I, have the capacity to foretell what the world will be like 5 years from now let alone 20 or 50. To say that limiting the size is the ONLY way we can avoid outgrowing our resources is limiting many forms of science and possibility. There are thousands of sustainable methods to our disposal and many lumps of rock floating around in space which may one day inhabit.
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Matthew Palsson
Posted over 4 years ago
What are your thoughts and questions on "the magic washing machine"?
YES Kelly, standing at a single point and washing clothes repeatedly for numerous hours on end IS wasting your time when you can efficiently wash clothes in a fraction of that time. This repetitive and strenuous form of manual labor causes arthritis, back pains and is a great catalyst for carpal tunnel syndrome and variety of other horrible outcomes. To think for a moment that there is ANYTHING positive to come from it shows that you must have an entirely romanticized view of what is actually happening here. The fact is that a lot of the people (I'm speaking of kids now which is what I assume you are referring to when you brought up education) are most likely going to school. Adding manual labor to their day does not help them with their schooling, it impedes it. I have been to South Africa and spent some time there and witnessed first hand what the conditions are like. There is not a single person I have EVER met would prefer the manual labor you believe is so invigorating and essential in social aspects. From a different angle; I also have many friends from India who describe waking up at 3a.m to work for 5 hours on their parents farm before walking for an hour to school as nothing but depressing. Another fact is that most of these communities we speak of are not isolated out in the wilderness impervious to the impact of our first world society. Countries like Africa and India are riddled with contradicting standards. You'll find 1st world and 3rd world in the same postcode. You won't find people in these communities looking upon us thinking "Oh what a shame that they live their 21st century lifestyles while here I am, with my simple life, where I romantically wash clothes by the riverside with my 5 best friends in these beautiful cholera infested waters." You'll probably find the sort of jealousy and envy that is associated with the increase in petty crime in these countries.