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Are Books Superior to TV?
« on: May 13, 2017, 07:59:36 am »
 

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Are Books Superior to TV?

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-books-and-television-affect-your-brain-differently-according-to-science-82c3b14f789b

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What Science Says About Books and Television

In 2013, a study was performed at Tohoku University in Japan. A team led by Hiraku Takeuchi examined the effects of television on the brains of 276 children, along with amount of time spent watching TV and its long-term effects.

Researcher Takeuchi found that the more TV the kids watched, parts of their brain associated with higher arousal and aggression levels became thicker. The frontal lobe also thickened, which is known to lower verbal reasoning ability.

The more hours of television the kids watched, the lower their verbal test results became. These negative effects in the brain happened regardless of the child’s age, gender, and economic background.

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There are also long-term effects from reading books. Reading keeps your mind alert and delays cognitive decline in elders. Research even found that Alzheimer’s is 2.5 times less likely to appear in elderly people who read regularly, while TV was presented as a risk factor.

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Television is designed to be passive. After switching to the show you like, you can just sit back and watch everything unfold without effort on your part. You’re less likely to pause to reflect on what’s happening.
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 08:15:49 am »
 

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Are Books Superior to TV?

https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-books-and-television-affect-your-brain-differently-according-to-science-82c3b14f789b

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What Science Says About Books and Television

In 2013, a study was performed at Tohoku University in Japan. A team led by Hiraku Takeuchi examined the effects of television on the brains of 276 children, along with amount of time spent watching TV and its long-term effects.

Researcher Takeuchi found that the more TV the kids watched, parts of their brain associated with higher arousal and aggression levels became thicker. The frontal lobe also thickened, which is known to lower verbal reasoning ability.

The more hours of television the kids watched, the lower their verbal test results became. These negative effects in the brain happened regardless of the child’s age, gender, and economic background.

......


There are also long-term effects from reading books. Reading keeps your mind alert and delays cognitive decline in elders. Research even found that Alzheimer’s is 2.5 times less likely to appear in elderly people who read regularly, while TV was presented as a risk factor.

....

Television is designed to be passive. After switching to the show you like, you can just sit back and watch everything unfold without effort on your part. You’re less likely to pause to reflect on what’s happening.

Absolutely. You can see when you talk with person who read the books and newspapers and who watch TV or worst watch MSM.
On Serbian TV host said that every day should read 50 pages of any book. Anti-globalist Serbian politician Seselj said that he read 1 book per day. Even prosecutor in Hague called him "Walking encyclopedia".

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 08:20:58 am »
 

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The Global Gulag needs a proper Library.

At present its got 5 topics and 9 posts on the Books board

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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 08:25:18 am »
 

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Thanks for your input Al. 

The United States has embraced Television as the main medium that delivers entertainment and information, but rarely is this device examined and the effects it has on our minds and overall health.   

 

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The Global Gulag needs a proper Library.

At present its got 5 topics and 9 posts on the Books board

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I will make sure to post some of the books I have read.   Thanks for making me aware of that board. 
 

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Thanks for your input Al. 

The United States has embraced Television as the main medium that delivers entertainment and information, but rarely is this device examined and the effects it has on our minds and overall health.

That is an interesting point.

We took the drastic step of getting rid of our TV, and its worked really, really well. From the flicker rate brainwashing as it induces hypnotic like trance, to the content of programs its a health hazzard.


I'll even go so far as to state again on record, that TV is the ultimate population control mechanism.
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Universities are Burning Books, this time because they are redundant as the Libraries go digital

As colleges ditch books, the future of the campus library is changing
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2017/0425/As-colleges-ditch-books-the-future-of-the-campus-library-is-changing

On college campuses across the United States, libraries are getting makeovers. And for many, that means moving away from physical books – the mainstay of libraries for thousands of years – in favor of other functions that college administrators say better fit the needs of the 21st-century student.

One of the latest examples of this trend is the University of California, Berkeley's Moffitt Library, which was recently remodeled to include wide-open meeting spaces for studying, a "nap pod" that students can use to take a break from the stressful college day, and glass walls designed to be written on for group projects.

In order to make room for the revamped space, the library removed 135,000 books that once resided there, sparking an increasingly common debate about the role of academic and public libraries in the age of the Internet, leading some to question whether libraries are necessary at all. But according to David Vrooman, information literacy librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, libraries have been around a long time, and can remain relevant if they continue to adapt with the times.

READ MORE IF YOU WISH
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2017/0425/As-colleges-ditch-books-the-future-of-the-campus-library-is-changing
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HawkWind -  'Fahrenheit 451'

Apologies to those who don't know why I posted this music video.


'Fahrenheit 451'
In Lexington they're going to burn
The Library of Congress for charity
Round it's funeral pyre the flames will churn
As night and winter's darkness spurn
And threaten with their clarity

See the flames they're burning up
Burning so bright, Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451
The fun has just begun, Fahrenheit 451

Oh see the pages all catching fire
See the building shimmering now
It was like this when witches reared
Against the stake, we stood and peered
At such Aladin's caves of air
Oh I wish you could have seen us there
Spreading all around that funeral pyre
Watching the flames burn higher and higher

Fahrenheit 451, Fahrenheit 451
The fun has just begun, Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451, Fahrenheit 451
The burning has just begun
It's like a mushroom cloud on a sun
Fahrenheit 451
The fire's fierce theatre draws herds of folk
All willing to be hypnotised
Anemones of flames and smoke
Enchant us so we gladly choke

Fahrenheit 451, Fahrenheit 451
The fun has just begun, Fahrenheit 451
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 09:48:42 am »
 

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Got rid of cable almost 10 years back and rarely watch regular tv. I definitely do not miss the expense. 

I tried to watch an NFL game couple of months back.  The amount of advertising during 1 broadcast is disorienting to say the least. 
 

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I had the misfortune of watching american tv, and the amount of adverts defeated me channel hopping.
I'd change channels and hit advert after advert.

British TV contains less adverts, and the BBC is completely advert free - but, and its a big but, you have to pay a TV Tax and its about $300 a year.

40 minutes of TV : 20 minutes of adverts


Torrents are the way to go, in my not so humble opinion.

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