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    Poll: It is not deductively valid. It becomes valid...

    Do you personally think this argument is logically valid?

    Thank you to cast a vote before posting any comment.

    Please note you can vote for several options.
    EB[/QUOTE]

    It is not deductively...
  2. Yeah, it could be quite valid to see if the...

    So, witnesses and tellers describe the perp, no one mentions face tattoos, the cops immediately think, "hey that sounds like a guy we know who does not fit the description, but would with a lot of...
  3. I'm not sure about the notion that the "observing...

    I'm not sure about the notion that the "observing self" deal with immediate problems while the "thinking self" deals with more distal problems. While distal problems do likely entail mostly thinking...
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    Racist dogs

    So, there is a story making the rounds about a pastor who told a black woman from a maid service that she couldn't clean his home because his dog was racist.

    This thread is not about that story...
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    quote=Toni "I’m not trying to scare you but women...

    Yeah, WTF barbos? Get off my side of the argument with that sh!t. And I say that as someone whom Toni just made an equally sexist fallacious personal attack against.[/QUOTE]

    I made no attack at...
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    Despite your incoherent non-sentence, I get the...

    The fact that you think the many studies that show that the gender gap is specifically due to sexism in the system, at the grade school, secondary, college, and professional level, because the...
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    Oh joy, an entire new thread based upon the...

    Oh joy, an entire new thread based upon the fallacious strawman that anyone has suggested that only men should be allowed in a particular profession (rather than the actual suggestion made that maybe...
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    Yeah, WTF barbos? Get off my side of the argument...

    WTF?[/QUOTE]
    Fortunately, sexism in males is very easy to diagnose. ;)[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, WTF barbos? Get off my side of the argument with that sh!t. And I say that as someone whom Toni just made an...
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    Before we waste time with that, can you cite...

    Before we waste time with that, can you cite anything that anyone has said that implies or presumes that to be true?

    In fact, if you cannot find anything in this thread, feel free to cite anything...
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    Discussions of too few women in STEM regularly...

    I don’t know anybody who thinks that we must hire equal numbers of male and female anything.

    I don’t think that any thinking person believes that everybody should be taught math (or science or...
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    Note that all of following replies apply only to...

    Note that all of following replies apply only to situations where an actual gender difference in ability or interest exists (regardless, of whether it is "innate" of developed from prior experience)....
  12. I agree with all of that. My view of the theory...

    I agree with all of that. My view of the theory of innate differences in actual intelligence is based upon decades of professional familiarity with the relevant literature, plus just personal...
  13. Could you clarify what you mean by this? Are you...

    Could you clarify what you mean by this? Are you suggesting that b/c white supremacists are so stupid, they wouldn't want to view intelligence as a virtue and a characteristic of the race that...
  14. My detailed reply to your question is above and...

    But I'm not confused. If the OP believes X cannot exist without Y, it puts a different perspective on things, no?[/QUOTE]

    My detailed reply to your question is above and you should read that...
  15. Not likely. There is no valid evidence to draw...

    Do you believe anybody believes that there are racial IQ differences for non self-serving reasons? [/quote]

    Not likely. There is no valid evidence to draw such a conclusion. It is possible to...
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    Yeah, but some people are demanding that we don't...

    Yeah, I think that's the point. You seem to be under the mistaken impression that schools teach demographics, not individuals. It doesn't matter if one gender in general could be better than another...
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    My post above is based upon the assumption that...

    My post above is based upon the assumption that there is in fact a biologically based difference. A separate but related issue is that the acceptance and allowed application of that fact must be...
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    IF the innate difference is quite large, with a...

    IF the innate difference is quite large, with a large impact on job performance (such as with upper body strength in some jobs), then clearly we should not demand or expect equal workplace outcomes...
  19. IOW, you have a completely unprincipled...

    It is different because you want to extend the meaning of "violence" to "execution of democratically enacted laws"[/QUOTE]

    IOW, you have a completely unprincipled definition of violence that has...
  20. Great, so if I pay someone to come and forceably...

    Well, all law enforcement requires the threatened use of violent force, Thus, support for laws is support for the use of violence, that can and often is little different than hiring a hit man or mob...
  21. Well, all law enforcement requires the threatened...

    {{{{"shudder}}}}
    I'm sure that white supremacists will be delighted to learn that they are mentally ill, and will respond by voluntarily giving up their rights and freedoms.
    Oh wait - they're...
  22. "I'm not a white supremacist b/c I think Asians are the smartest!"

    So, I encountered a prototypical pseudo-science racist (aka, alt-righter Trump supporter) who put forth several of standard tropes of this dogma that we hear often and which have been presented here...
  23. IOW, you don't actually understand what causality...

    I'm not sure it's a "cause" because hundreds of millions of people have access to guns and do not commit mass shootings. Perhaps you meant to say it's a necessary element. But I hope you didn't...
  24. Not neccessary, but a major causal factor that...

    But not necessary to mass killings. Off the top of my head we have cases with knives, trucks and explosives.[/QUOTE]

    Not neccessary, but a major causal factor that makes mass killings far more...
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    https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_29/293...

    https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2019_29/2936571/190717-trump-epstein-mc-1146_041d6f81eda4092775238f3b6b39b7c1.JPG

    "And we've been friends ever since."
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