The New Testament writers, “did not follow cunningly devised fables” (2 Peter 1:16 NKJV) when they wrote about Jesus Christ. A “fable” is a “myth, fairy tale, or falsehood.” “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7 NKJV). Shepherds were told: “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11 NKJV). “And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger” (Luke 2:16 NKJV). They praised “God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them” (Luke 2:20 NKJV). The day of His birth is given, a date of December 25 was not. Going beyond God’s Word is unscriptural!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
While there are many benefits in using technology for learning, there are also problems as well. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and aging at UCLA Medical School, is among many scientists who argue that digital multi-tasking is a myth – http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2010/09/the-challenge-of-digital-media-in-the-classroom265.html.
Quoting professor Small: “Young people who multi-task can complete the task more rapidly, but they make more errors, so we’re becoming faster but sloppier when we multi-task.”
The idea of being able to do more than one task at a time and to do it well, is a fallacy. As human beings, we are able to only think one thought at a time and to do one task at a time with any positive results. We can plainly see the results of multi-tasking while driving an automobile on the freeway – it causes accidents because folks are trying to do more than one task at a time instead of totally concentrating on the task of driving.
When our workforce is downsized and existing employees are forced to multi-task in order to keep their jobs, the end product will indeed be “sloppy” as professor Small points out in the above article.
And we wonder why we are slowly becoming a third world country!