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by Aggicificicerous
Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your Thoughts on Idiocracy (NOT THE MOVIE)
Replies: 129
Views: 1969

You said that mutations are far more likely to harm the organism than further its fitness. Harm means that the organism's fitness is lowered, i.e. lower reproductive output. Yes, I did say that. This does not mean that traits that further reproductive fitness are necessarily positive, nor that harm...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri May 18, 2018 2:04 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your Thoughts on Idiocracy (NOT THE MOVIE)
Replies: 129
Views: 1969

If a new trait doesn't lower reproductive output, then it's not negative. Only from the reproductive standpoint, not a rational or moral one. If propensity to rape increased reproductive fitness would that be not negative? You said that mutations are far more likely to harm the organism than furthe...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri May 18, 2018 12:52 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your Thoughts on Idiocracy (NOT THE MOVIE)
Replies: 129
Views: 1969

Mutation, that is the blind alteration of the genome by the unthinking forces of nature, is far more likely to harm the organism than it is to allow for the emergence of desirable traits to further its fitness. The filter of natural selection separates the undesirable from the desirable mutations a...
by Aggicificicerous
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:22 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: 2018 Canadian Politics Thread—ON, QC, and BC vote
Replies: 162
Views: 2591

It will be a great day if BC actually passes electoral reform this time. I'm still pissed off from what happened last time.
by Aggicificicerous
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:00 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Except it very much is. If I write a paper, I do not have to include every paper I cite as an appendix. In fact, it would illegal for me to post their proprietary data on this public forum for you to read for free. Missing the point again. The question doesn't make any sense. That is what is writte...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Yes maybe, so buy access and take a look at the numbers and see if it is all wrong. It really just isn't a "gotcha", it's a minor inconsistency. That's not how burden of proof works. You posted the graph. You're responsible for it. Your objection was first that there were no numbers of a ...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:32 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Yes it is possible that this is some sort of data mining ploy. Is it likely? As I said originally, let this be considered by a candid world. I don't know about a candid world, but a sceptical one does not accept numbers at face value. The social class of creationists is certainly much lower on aver...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

A 1980-1990 survey is a subset of a 1979-1992 survey. Ok, I'll explain this in a really simple hypothetical. Suppose I find the following dataset from botanists measuring the height of six trees (in metres): 15, 12, 18, 36, 14, 29. Yes, the dataset is too small for a real scientific study, but that...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:19 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

I was at work between 8am and 6pm, and I was at work between 9am and 5pm. That's great, but 8:00-6:00 is not the same as 9:00-5:00. I've already explained repeatedly why a 1980-1990 survey is not equivalent to a 1979-1992 survey. Or to use a method we learned in elementary school, 8:00-6:00 > 9:00-...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:43 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

On the contrary, you found there was a survey that took place from 1980-1990. I don't know how you interpret numbers, but 1979-1992 is not the same as 1980-1990, and your insistence that it is does not speak well of your grasp on reality. That is true; in your first post you did that and to your fi...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:17 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

You found the study and then complained that you cannot access it to check that the data being plotted is really from that study. But you can access it: you just don't want to do the work or buy the subscription. I already did the work: I did your job, found the basis for the graph you cited, and f...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:39 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

You have not made an argument at all. You want me to buy you a journal subscription and then copy and paste all the text into the browser and then you will say it is all wrong because there is a decimal point in the wrong place. Meanwhile pretending to have no view on the issue of your own. What yo...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:51 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Oil exporting People wrote:
Aggicificicerous wrote:Looks like you've run out of excuses, but aren't above putting words in someone else's mouth. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.


That's not an argument.


What? I've already made my arguments. I just don't appreciate people distorting what I've said.
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:37 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

IQ does reflect actual intelligence. People keep on saying this but never provide a shred of evidence for it (while calling me a pseudoscientist for quoting 1980-1990 statistics when the survey clearly says the study period is 1979-1992). Looks like you've run out of excuses, but aren't above putti...
by Aggicificicerous
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:55 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

The samples have been scaled to show their relative size given their total share of the US population. Oh yeah? Prove it. OK. You not owning a book or a library card, or being willing to pay for one, is not my problem and does not show my argument is wrong. No, it means the webpage you gave me does...
by Aggicificicerous
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

State one way in which the numbers on the y axis could possibly materially affect the argument being made. The numbers on the y axis don't tell you anything about relative intelligence of racial groups, they tell you about the total population of the USA. The y-axis does not tell you about the tota...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:48 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Once or twice on the way to being awarded a PhD in physics. There is a y-axis label: the sum of the area under the two graphs is normalised to 1.0 Population of the United States. From this you could calculate numbers for the axis if you wanted but it would add no important information to the graph...
by Aggicificicerous
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:13 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 535
Views: 13598

Denying the existence of extreme difference is a side-step. Here is measured IQ in the USA separated by race (oh dear I lied, you get a source for free...): ( Image ) The distributions overlap almost entirely but that does not stop them being enormously different. This doesn't have a quantifiable y...
by Aggicificicerous
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:42 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: FCC to repeal Net Neutrality Bill
Replies: 3179
Views: 50353

Of course. The other option being "no internet". What's the definition of a monopoly again? Except that isn't the case except for a rediculously small percentage of the country. Really? Where I grew up in Canada, there was only 1 service provider: Telus. Eventually we moved to a new city ...
by Aggicificicerous
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: FCC to repeal Net Neutrality Bill
Replies: 3179
Views: 50353

If I want CenturyLink's DSL service, I'd have to practically move to the other side of my city. I would think it is fair to conclude that my ISP doesn't have enough competition. It is just a fact that for giant swaths of my geographic location, Cox effectively has a captive market. Well, not enough...
by Aggicificicerous
Sat May 20, 2017 5:52 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Reddit and r/The_Donald
Replies: 178
Views: 3431

How ironic that the forum full of snowflakes who ban anyone challenging their circlejerk is crying about freedom of speech. Nothing of value lost.
by Aggicificicerous
Wed May 10, 2017 3:51 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: 'Cures' for homosexuality in Russia
Replies: 279
Views: 6097

Wrong. Please try again :P Sexual interactions between same sex partners (male mounting another male or female mounting another female) are observed quite frequently in a broad variety of animal species (16, 17). Often, these behaviors are expressed only when a suitable partner of the opposite sex ...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu May 04, 2017 3:17 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Handmaid's Tale - A Discussion on Relevancy and Meaning
Replies: 174
Views: 3250

No, he's right. Sex is for procreation. That's it. The chemicals released are designed to encourage procreation to continue the species. We're not designed to have sex for pleasure, but we evolved into a heightened state of intelligence whereby we began to use it not only for pleasure but also as a...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:00 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: 2017 Canadian Politics Megathread - Sesquicentennial Edition
Replies: 1720
Views: 28029

You won't find me arguing that Harper wasn't a scumbag, either. This was a huge promise, that many supported the liberals over. Don't dismiss this as a non-important issue, it's incredibly important. You think so? Few if any Canadians voted for Trudeau based off it. There is disappointment now, but...
by Aggicificicerous
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:59 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: 2017 Canadian Politics Megathread - Sesquicentennial Edition
Replies: 1720
Views: 28029

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-electoral-reform-mandate-1.3961736 God damn it, Justin ​"There has been tremendous work by the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform, outreach by Members of Parliament by all parties, and engagement of 360,000 individuals in Canada throu...
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