Social history dating secular world views on dating and mating

04 Jul

The first girl, he said, was “a little too tall,” and the second girl was “a little too short.” Then he met my mom. Let’s look at how I do things, maybe with a slightly less important decision, like the time I had to pick where to eat dinner in Seattle when I was on tour last year.

He quickly deduced that she was the appropriate height (finally! First I texted four friends who travel and eat out a lot and whose judgment I trust. Finally I made my selection: Il Corvo, an Italian place that sounded amazing. (It only served lunch.) At that point I had run out of time because I had a show to do, so I ended up making a peanut-butter-and-banana sandwich on the bus.

Young Earth creationism and known social history are utterly incompatible.

Christian Young Earth creationists would have us believe that the world is somewhat over 6000 years old, having been created shortly before 4000 BCE based on their reading of the Bible as a literal history of the world, and counting backwards from some known dates for events during the Roman Empire's domination of the Middle East.

The currently most widely accepted scientific theory of human population dynamics is that the first modern human society originated in east Africa about 190,000 years ago, in and around what is now Ethiopia.

From this origin point, humans migrated throughout the world forming separate societies each developing to agrarianism at their own pace with little contact with human society beyond the local area.

This would leave, at most, 2000 years of history in the region for which the chronology may be disputed, and historical convention relies heavily on a combination of sources such as verbal chronologies recorded in later periods, radiometric dating and assumed population dynamics interpreted from the distribution of artefacts.

This period largely covers what mainstream historians would describe as the transition from the neolithic age to the Bronze Age, the date of this transition tends to be earlier for Mediterranean civilisations and later for other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

If this mentality pervades our decision­making in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?The courtship experience and ideals of those who grew up before World War II were profoundly different from those of teenagers in the postwar years, and the differences created much intergenerational conflict.Beth Bailey and Ken Myers explain in the Mars Hill Audio Report, , demonstrated through the number and variety of dates a young adult could command, sometimes even on the same night.Developers, businesses and organizations can essentially use Data Sift to mine the Twitter firehose of social data.But what makes Data Sift special (besides the premier access to Twitter data) is that it can then filter this social media data for demographic information, online influence and sentiment, either positive or negative.