From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu 06 Mar 2003 - 12:41:09 GMT
On Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at 11:07 PM, Grant wrote:
>> But, yes, I am arguing that intention need not be communicated, at
>> all, and can be lost for all time.
>> - - Wade
> I don't see us having much control over the intentions we communicate.
> The laugh, the frown, body language, choice of clothing and car are
> all methods of communication, some of which are voluntary and some
> involuntary. A raised hand could indicate a desire to hit someone or
> it might indicate an intent to give a high five.
And, allow me to alter-
"There is a [technique within a culture] of body language that allows a
person well versed in it to predict a lot of future behavior in the
people he comes in contact with [in that culture]. I have often heard
people talk about instances in which the mouth smiles but the eyes
don't. The eyes give away the person's true intention. And the
folklore of the old west talks about knowing when a man is going to
draw his gun by the look in his eye.
Martial arts make a big deal of this form of anticipation, also. The
point is, there is a lot of [performance/observation] going on that the
person [performing] isn't consciously aware of. It's intentional in
the sense that the [mind] gets prepared to act before the [body]
decides to carry out that action."
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