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HBDers are Idiots: Reason 3

October 31, 2010 13 comments

One of the common HBD talking points is- “g-loaded tests measure ‘abstract reasoning’ and are thus more reliable proxies for intelligence”.

I say-

Bullshit! They measure the ability to solve problems within accepted worldviews, not intelligence.

A good example of this phenomena is seen in how the modern heliocentric model of the solar system came to prevail. Ancient greek philosophers (the ones that ‘western’ people fellate) believed that the heavens were a work of pure geometric perfection and symmetry. This lead to the view that the orbits of celestial bodies were always perfectly circular.

Therefore they continued to believe that the orbits of planets were perfectly circular, even when their observations said otherwise. They tried to explain this discrepancy with a complex system of circles within circles (aka epicycles). It was not until Kepler (in the early 1600s) came to the conclusion that only an ellipse could fit the known experimental data, that the idea of perfect circles, spheres and other pseudo-scientific crap started to be abandoned.

However, the formula and mathematical methods for fitting the observations to an ellipse were known for almost 1,500 years before him. So, were there no high g-loaded astronomers before his time? Or were they too busy constructing more complex epicycles to fit the data to the theory?

Another example of this behavior is seen in how famous doctors of previous eras bled and purged their sick patients, even though there was no evidence that such treatments did anything other than kill more people than otherwise. Were these famous ‘famous’ white doctors from eras prior to the 1880s stupid, sociopathic or just plain ignorant? Or could they have been clever morons who tried to solve problems with ever complex versions of their failed theories?

It takes intelligence to accept that you were wrong. Clever morons, on the other hand, try to paper up the gaping hole left after their credibility implodes.

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In Defense of Ephialtes

October 31, 2010 3 comments

If you ever read about or seen the movie based on the battle of thermopylae, the name Ephialtes should ring a bell. He was that guy who betrayed the spartans, thus helping the persians outflank and kill them.

His name has become a synonym for treachery, and is reviled for betraying the greek ’cause’.

My question is-

Why should he have not betrayed the greek cause? What would he have gained if he had not betrayed the spartans?

If you look at the situation objectively, his actions were both logical and rational. He did not stand to gain from not betraying the spartans. Would they have rewarded him for not betraying him? Would his life have improved if he had not betrayed them?

See where I am going..

Consider what he gained from betraying the spartans- money and fame. Would we still remember his name if he had played his assigned social role?

I see him as a person who took a chance at making money and becoming famous. In any case, he had no reason to NOT betray the spartans.

It comes down to a peculiar and ignored form of incentive- one geared towards making it profitable for a person to support a system. Over any significant length of time, only positive incentives can keep the system from collapsing.

However ALL empires and largish states quickly “forget” or ignore this very basic concept. Short-term profit optimization through force, fraud and scams is the real cause of empire failure. Once enough people stand to gain by supporting the other side, other way or not supporting ‘their’ side- it is over for that system.

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People are Stupid: Exhibit 1

October 30, 2010 8 comments

OK, here is a question.

Why are parents more concerned about their children using “bad language” or watching porn than about providing them a stable, safe and relatively affluent environment to grow up in?

Let us analyze the outcomes:

If kids use “bad language” or watch porn, what is the worst thing that can happen to them?

Answer- Nothing significant, as long as they are in a stable, secure and relatively affluent environment. Guess what, they can figure out what is appropriate and generally acceptable very quickly on their own.

Now, what happens to kids who have a “moral upbringing” but an insecure, unstable and deprived environment?

Answer- They become jaded hypocritical individuals incapable of thinking beyond the obvious, just like their parents.

It does not take a genius to figure this out, does it? So why are parents in many cultures so concerned about their kids “moral upbringing”, while ignoring opportunities and possibilities for improving their kids lives through real and tangible steps.

Why?

My hypothesis is that most parents see their kids as trophies for increasing their status amongst their peers. They are, by and large, not interested in their kids well-being. The emphasis is therefore on appearances and make-believe rather than reality.

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HBDers are Idiots: Reason 2

October 30, 2010 20 comments

Ever wonder what standardized “tests” really test for?

1] Do they test for Intelligence? Real ability? Competence?

OR

2] The ability to regurgitate information, perform standard tricks and “dance” on command?

Since ALL standardized tests effectively test for 2], should we not rank computers/ networked databases and other computerized information handling/ analysis systems higher than “high IQ” humans? Machines have much higher “on” times than humans and are far less likely to make a mistake. They are also not hampered by emotion, bias and other human shortcomings.

Maybe we should just let ourselves be ruled by machines. I think they made a movie series and franchise around that idea.

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More NSFW Links: Oct 30, 2010

October 30, 2010 Leave a comment

These links are certainly NSFW.

Latex and Vinyl Cuties from ModelMayhem: Oct 30, 2010

Self Shots: Oct 30, 2010

Enjoy… I know you will.

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NSFW Links: Oct 30, 2010

October 29, 2010 Leave a comment
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Let “It” Die: 1

October 29, 2010 4 comments

Many men talk about “preserving civilization”. But is it worth it? Let me explain..

The difference between a parasite and a commensal or symbiont is that parasites provide no net benefit to their host, and frequently injure/kill it. By that definition, isn’t the current version of “civilization” closer to a parasite than anything remotely useful, reciprocatory or trustworthy- as far as most men are concerned.

A parasite can be impressive, but it is still a parasite. So why care about the well-being of a parasite?

Why would a rational human being care about something that does not reciprocate the favor? Yes.. caring about anything other than your own selfish interest is a favor, one which can be continued only if it is reciprocated.

Would you keep on paying for a product/service that was not delivered or faulty. Would you pay for cars that explode frequently and randomly? What about paying bills to utilities that did not provide you the service/utility they billed you for? Would you pay for treatments/drugs that made you sicker or killed you more quickly?

I bet that most of you would never willingly take that crap from a company/utility or “professional”. So why are you willing to sacrifice for a concept which does not reward you? If anything, “it” treats you as a lesser disposable human who is stupid enough to care and continue caring inspite of the very obvious.

As I have often said before, let “it” die.

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Christine O’Donnell: Hypocrite

October 29, 2010 1 comment

Have a look at this clip.

Now consider the following.

I Had a One-Night Stand With Christine O’Donnell

Three years ago this week, an intoxicated Christine O’Donnell showed up at the apartment of a 25-year-old Philadelphian and ended up spending the night in his bed. Here’s his story—and photos—of his escapade with the would-be Delaware senator.

Christine O’Donnell’s Ex-Neighbors Wish She Didn’t Have Sex So Loudly

Both Benedetto and another neighbor who asked to have her name withheld said they saw O’Donnell lounging, clothed, with a man on top of her, on O’Donnell’s bright yellow and orange flowered couch. Both said these events happened during the daytime, when O’Donnell would sometimes leave her front door open. Neither minded in the slightest at the time, they said, and the latter of the two neighbors thinks generally well of the candidate. Both said they get a little chuckle on hearing her strict stance against sexual activity outside of the confines of marriage.

Christine at the ‘Frat House’

She would lounge on her front porch in her pajamas some weekends, smoking cigars and drinking wine with a girlfriend. She doted on her cats, but was not always fastidious about her housekeeping, according to neighborhood gossip passed along by her former housekeeper, Pam. She feuded bitterly with the woman next door. And, neighbors couldn’t help but note, for a candidate who’s been so vocally opposed to any pre-marital sexual activity, O’Donnell had frequent overnight visits from her boyfriend Brent, a Philadelphia lawyer who bought her house just before it went into foreclosure and still owns it to this day.

I agree with gawkers response to the “outrage” over their story.

Why We Published the Christine O’Donnell Story

What’s missing from most of the criticism is this essential bit of context: Christine O’Donnell is seeking federal office based in part on her self-generated, and carefully tended, image as a sexually chaste woman. She lies about who she is; she tells that lie in service of an attempt to impose her private sexual values on her fellow citizens; and she’s running for Senate. We thought information documenting that lie—that O’Donnell does not live a chaste life as she defines the word, and in fact hops into bed, naked and drunk, with men that she’s just met—was of interest to our readers.

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NSFW Links: Oct 28, 2010

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes, the links are NSFW.

Luba and Nadya from HegreArt: Bed

Luba and Nadya from HegreArt: Twins Bath

Luba is Petter Hegre’s wife, and Nadya is his sister-in-law. Lucky bastard! Not only has this guy photographed some of the hottest women alive, but has probably fucked quite a few of them.

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Read Between the Lines: Oct 28, 2010

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Let this short clip do the talking.

While I am standing still, I prefer the stillness here. I am tired of Earth, these people. I’m tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.

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Christine O’Donnell: Hypocritical Slut

October 28, 2010 2 comments

You may have heard of the republican senate candidate who denies she is a witch. You might also remember her anti-masturbation campaign in the 1990s.

Turns out, she does not follow her own professed ideology. Isn’t that a shocker?

Here is an article from gawker.

I Had a One-Night Stand With Christine O’Donnell

Three years ago this week, an intoxicated Christine O’Donnell showed up at the apartment of a 25-year-old Philadelphian and ended up spending the night in his bed. Here’s his story—and photos—of his escapade with the would-be Delaware senator.

I barely knew Christine when she turned up at my door at around eight o’clock on the night of Halloween. We’d met for the first and only time three months earlier when my two roommates and I signed the lease on our apartment: Christine’s aunt owned the place we were moving into, and she happened to be up from Delaware visiting at the time. But we’d only spent about five minutes together that day and we hadn’t spoken much, and I hadn’t thought of her since. Yet here she was standing outside my door with a friend. And both of them were pretty tipsy.

go on..

It didn’t take long before the two women—who’d clearly been drinking—were sitting on my couch, beers in hand, trying to convince my roommate and me to join them for a night on the town. Christine was in the holiday spirit dressed in her ladybug outfit. Her friend, who had a female pirate costume on, was much more quiet and reserved. She barely spoke all night.


ok..

I could tell when we first met that Christine was older than me. I was 25, and although I never asked her age, I’d have guessed she was in her early 30s. It was only recently that I found out her real age and learned she was in her late 30s when we hooked up. There’s a 14-year gap between us, but she looks good for her age. I don’t think I’d heard the word “cougar” yet at that point, but that’s probably what I’d call her. Aggressive is another word I’d use to describe her. At the bar, she confessed to me that her aunt really hadn’t been sleeping. She hadn’t even gone to her apartment to check, she said. She had remembered me from our five-minute meeting the previous summer, and used the story about her aunt as an excuse to knock on my door. She’d set her sights on me from the beginning. Things got physical on the couch pretty quickly. It wasn’t long before we’d moved from the living room to my bed.

I see..

I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of what happened between the sheets that evening. But I will say that it wasn’t half as exciting as I’d been hoping it would be. Christine was a decent kisser, but as soon as soon as her clothes came off and she was naked in my bed, Christine informed me that she was a virgin. “You’ve got to be kidding,” I said. She didn’t explain at the time that she was a “born-again virgin.” She made it seem like she’d never had sex in her life, which seemed pretty improbable for a woman her age. And she made it clear that she was planning on staying a virgin that night. But there were signs that she wasn’t very experienced sexually. When her underwear came off, I immediately noticed that the waxing trend had completely passed her by.

Things worked out for the best, though. A few weeks later, Christine started dating my roommate. They went out for over a year, and it was a little awkward the first few times Christine came over to visit him at our apartment and we all had to make conversation in the living room. But that passed pretty quickly. And in case you’re wondering, he never had sex with her either, as far as I know.

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Letting The Material Make My Point: Oct 27, 2010

October 27, 2010 2 comments

Enjoy some more videos from that national dance competition.

I’m Available – Addison Moffett
Musical Theater solo- age 9

and

Whatever Lola Wants – Jasmine Pham
Musical Theatre solo- age 11

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HBDers are Idiots: Reason 1

October 27, 2010 25 comments

I believe that all people who believe in HBD to any serious extent are idiots. While I have pissed on their reasoning in previous articles, this series takes a different approach.

Sarcasm.

Would you give a person more money, power, respect because he/she said that they were more deserving based on tests/criteria and interpretations of their own making?

Do such people not remind you of criminals, politicians, government contractors, lawyers.. you know- sociopaths? Why should any person believe a sociopath? If anything people who make such claims, and their kids, should be used to feed sharks or crabs.

How can a supposedly “high IQ” person make an argument which is so fundamentally flawed? or maybe “high IQ” reduces the ability to reason?

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NSFW Links: Oct 27, 2010

October 26, 2010 Leave a comment
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Complex Systems Can Magnify Events

October 26, 2010 1 comment

Many clever morons believe that the world does not change beyond the predictions of their pathetic, antiquated and incomplete models. Reality suggests otherwise..

Let me explain-

What was the maximal effect that 19-20 guys with gladius-type swords could have hoped to achieve during the roman empire?

Now, what effect did the infamous 19, armed with box-cutters, have on the US economy, zeitgeist and way of living.

So what changed? Clever morons might dismiss it as the effects of “multiculturalism” etc, but what was the real reason for its impact?

Could the real reason be that technology, in all its manifestations, made the system magnify its impact? Would it have had the same impact in a world without computers, cell-phones, cable news and high connectivity? Would that event even been possible without the development of cheap wide-bodied jets? Did that event not set off a whole series of secondary/tertiary events, some related and others not immediately obvious whose impact is now part of our reality?

Would it have had the same impact in the 1970-80s? What about the 1950-60s? See the pattern?

Likewise, the casualties suffered in ww1 and ww2 battles would now be considered unacceptable. Why? Because at that time the system was simpler, much less productive but also more robust. Moreover, such casualties were considered “normal” then. Today we know better, and people have a far more cynical view of governments, war and nationalism. Plus we have nukes.

Once again, the same pattern can be seen.

A combination of developments in technology, communication and social attitudes will always make older assumptions about how people behave and react obsolete. The net effect of such changes will close many older avenues for action while simultaneously opening new ones.

However, perceiving reality requires the ability to be an objective observer. Clever morons lack the ability to be objective, unlike small kids.

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