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by Aggicificicerous
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:16 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservative Party split in Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Bernier looks more likely to destroy what's left of the Bloc Quebecois not the Conservatives, though I'm sure Trudeau is celebrating nonetheless. It's easy for a small party with no chance of winning to say it's opposed to things like lobbying, interest groups, and the like, but it won't amount to a...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

You said that ACC will most likely make it easier for tropical epiphytes to reach Canada. I gave a counter example of how extreme heat here in Southern California adversely affected my epiphytes. I'll double check my world map to see if Canada and Southern California are at the same latitude. I'm s...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:24 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

This summer it got to be 114F degrees here where I live. Do you know what happened to my epiphytes? They baked . They fried . They cooked . However, they weren't equally harmed by the extreme heat, because they are all different. Plus, they are also in different locations in the garden. Variation i...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:39 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

But the epiphyte race to Canada started way before anthropogenic climate change (ACC). Will ACC make it harder for the contestants to reach Canada? Maybe. Easier most likely. Ummm, I'm not sure what happened. I shared several passages that explained that, unlike with terrestrial plants, with epiphy...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

Ummm... the movement of epiphytes is tied to climate change? Well yeah, climate is always changing and organisms adapt/migrate or go extinct. Were you specifically referring to anthropogenic climate change? If so, when did you think it started? And when do you think the epiphyte race to Canada star...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:59 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

"Quickly" is a matter of perspective. Right now there are three species of vascular and tropical epiphytes "racing" to Canada . Well, all the tropical epiphytes in the Americas are racing to Canada... but these three species are in the lead. Nature badly wants Canadian trees to ...
by Aggicificicerous
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:11 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Conservation VS Herclivation
Replies: 129
Views: 1746

Perhaps you're under the impression that nobody has comprehensively studied the consequences of introducing new species? In this case, it wouldn't make sense to look for something that you're sure doesn't exist. But then your belief would be based on a study that doesn't exist. You have your heart ...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: China Caps Pay For Actors
Replies: 93
Views: 1156

This is to stop "yin and yang" contracts, tax evasion and worshiping of money. It is also to help prevent youth having a distorted view and social values. Great idea. They can follow it up by capping the amount of money officials are allowed to, uh, 'siphon' out of government funds. There...
by Aggicificicerous
Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your Thoughts on Idiocracy (NOT THE MOVIE)
Replies: 129
Views: 2242

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: 2242

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: 2242

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: 187
Views: 3602

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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: 14269

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...
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