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Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:13pm

Jacque Fresco - Investigating Behavior 2/5 - translation problems

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We couldn't learn how to drive a car. We couldn't alter our patterns.

What does he mean by "patterns"? Operating methods? Human behavior?

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Love: Do they mean extending maximum courtesy to people

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regardless of the person?

Can you clarify the meaning of "maximum courtesy to people"?

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If by 'love' you mean greeting everyone fairly,

I'm not sure about the exact meaning of "greeting everyone fairly".

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or you can say the person doesn't have enough to close that,

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to understand what I'm talking about.

What does he mean by "doesn't have enough to close that"? Doesn't have enough knowledge to understand me?

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If your boat is asymmetric, not uniform, oddly shaped,

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point to one side. It will go round in circles if you make a boat like that.

What is the meaning of "point to one side"?

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They say that the earth when it spins

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wobbles a little, wobbles meaning doing that;

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and some day it'll wobble more than others.

More than other planets or days? And if he's talking about days, which days? Those that already passed or it includes all days in its life cycle?

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"What is your response to nature?" is the question.

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Do you know what that means?

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What is your range of response to nature?

What does he mean by "range of response"?

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Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 5:05pm

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We couldn't learn how to drive a car. We couldn't alter our patterns.



What does he mean by "patterns"? Operating methods? Human behavior?
It is surely about behaviour, the subject of the video.
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Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 5:41pm

Love: Do they mean extending maximum courtesy to people

Courtesy | What is the Definition of Courtesy? | Dictionary.com
Maybe this will help.


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If by 'love' you mean greeting everyone fairly,

I'm not sure about the exact meaning of "greeting everyone fairly".

I think he means "greeting" everyone in the same amount. No more no less to anyone than the others.

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or you can say the person doesn't have enough to close that,

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to understand what I'm talking about.

What does he mean by "doesn't have enough to close that"? Doesn't have enough knowledge to understand me?

I would say so. I usually make an effort to translate the exact meaning of the words of the speaker. Not necessarily literally but as close as possible. In the situation above, yes, you are correct, that is what he is "talking about", but he is also trying to share and connect "new" concepts and ideas in order to redesign society, so we should be carefull to choose the same forms of expression as he does; he was probaby carefull all his life to chose well his words.Concluding, I would translate this with something that would suggest "connecting the dots of all aspects of what I am saying into a comprehensive understanding of the general idea". No points are left "open", or loose in one's mind, but actually "close" (watch Jacques hand when he says this word) the analysis.

I might be wrong in this. I am not even an English native. This might be a common expression that I don't know about.


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If your boat is asymmetric, not uniform, oddly shaped,

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point to one side. It will go round in circles if you make a boat like that.

What is the meaning of "point to one side"?

It refers to direction. Points more to one side than the other, so it goes in circles because of the counter-action of the water on the side of the boat.


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They say that the earth when it spins

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wobbles a little, wobbles meaning doing that;

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and some day it'll wobble more than others.


More than other planets or days? And if he's talking about days, which days? Those that already passed or it includes all days in its life cycle?

I am not sure I understand your questions. "some day it'll wobble more than others" others = other days.


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"What is your response to nature?" is the question.

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Do you know what that means?

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What is your range of response to nature?

What does he mean by "range of response"?

If you listen carefully to the ideas he is passing in the talk, one minute before at least, I think it will become clear that he is explaining that the perception of the "nature of things" in the world around us, is very dependent of how well we are equipped to perceive them. The "nature of things" is very different for an insect and for a person. So the real question is "what's the range of response/perception" that a human being has to nature/conditions around that person.

Range

Response is related to hardware to perceive the environment (eyes, temperature sensors) and hability to take action on that environment too. What is the range of response a person and a worm has? Quite different in many aspects. Tell the wor that the sea waves :D Butothers very common:we both have cells in our body that respond to light. Different ranges of (possible) response.
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