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    That's the whole problem. Intelligence is not an...

    That's the whole problem. Intelligence is not an objectively measurable trait, but rather a subjective judgement always made in a social context.
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    "Intelligent" has no meaning relative to an...

    How do you understand evolution and natural selection to work? Is a cat more intelligent than an amoeba? By what process do you think that happened?[/QUOTE]

    "Intelligent" has no meaning relative...
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    That doesn't answer my question.

    I don't know that this could be clearer.[/QUOTE]

    That doesn't answer my question.
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    I am baffled by how you can read an article and...

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    I am baffled by how you can read an article and even highlight its thesis without understanding that it directly and intentionally contradicts your point.
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    So, uh, how many of the Taiwanese subjects...

    To the contrary, it's very reliable.

    Genetic Structure, Self-Identified Race/Ethnicity, and Confounding in Case-Control Association Studies

    [/QUOTE]So, uh, how many of the Taiwanese subjects...
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    How do you quantitatively measure the...

    This makes no sense. If the genes offspring inherit from their parents does not code for intelligence, all life would be a smart as an amoeba.[/QUOTE]

    How do you quantitatively measure the...
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    They do this all the time, indeed the modern...

    They do this all the time, indeed the modern white nationalist movement cannot be understood unless you pick up on all the bullshit word salad they spin out whilst trying not to say "race" in mixed...
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    More to the point, you can define them pretty...

    More to the point, you can define them pretty much any way you like, and reliably find "correlations" within your arbitraily divided group, and insist that those correlations mean your categorization...
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    If so, it would be a coincidence; it still...

    If so, it would be a coincidence; it still wouldn't have anything to do with the imaginary property of "race", they would be unrelated traits that happened to crop up in geographically isolated...
  10. Because we hate Iran, but make gobbets of money...

    Can you tell me why the US hates Shia terrorists and not Sunni terrorists? And yet, has there been a single Shia terrorist act in the US? I can't think of one. All the Islamic terrorist attacks in...
  11. Points of Comparison Temporal Origin: There...

    Points of Comparison

    Temporal Origin: There are a couple of points of overlap in terms of when and how they both came about. In the theories of Karl Jaspers, both are considered characteristically...
  12. So I've been doing some thinking about this. Get...

    So I've been doing some thinking about this. Get ready for a longish post.

    General considerations

    Both traditions are too large and diverse to easily or fairly generalize about. They have also...
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    The one thing everyone can agree on. Calling...

    is not that a lot of people in the northern midwest are racist, or even that a lot of northern liberals are racist, but that all northern liberals are racist or can safely be assumed to be racist to...
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    Heritable =/= non-environmental; it is...

    But how do those heritable differences “go away”?[/QUOTE]

    Heritable =/= non-environmental; it is exclusively a description of correlation, and can only be applied at all if environment is...
  15. Puffed up vainglorious peacocks?

    Puffed up vainglorious peacocks?
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    I said nothing about the motivations of...

    Buddy: you are exaggerating a little here! I also think that it it's a little discriminatory to assume that minorities only vote democratic expecting whites to fix everything for us! More electable...
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    I guess it's more horrific to me because of the...

    Sorry I was asking about the Democrats. He used the words 'horrifically racist' for them.[/QUOTE]

    I guess it's more horrific to me because of the blatant hypocrisy of it all. They act like they...
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    Goodness, you outpace even me on the reading. Let...

    Goodness, you outpace even me on the reading. Let me know if Anthropology of the Indigenous is any good.
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    That the Democratic Party is horrifically racist...

    Plus her status as a "person of color" should have helped her, not hurt her, because this is the Democratic primary and not the general election. If it hurt her in the primary, that says a lot about...
  20. Perhaps we are using different definitions of...

    Perhaps we are using different definitions of "fundamental" here, but it seems to me that the mere existence of Christian Buddhists demonstrates that the two philosophies are not fundamentally...
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    Only good news of the day. I wonder who will "get...

    But she will keep fighting for a variety of causes: improved teacher pay, better gun control, blocking anti-abortion laws, paying attention to black women and people of color, ...

    She then...
  22. Suicude in the prison system is such a terrible...

    Suicude in the prison system is such a terrible epidemic.
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    I didn't think I was disagreeing with you. As...

    Who said people all vote according to their bloc? All the article I posted said is that Biden is very popular among black voters, not that all black voters support Biden. He has the support of about...
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    I'm baffled by the continued assumption that...

    I really don't think anyone has a clue as to who will be the Democratic nominee. Some people aren't even paying attention yet, and won't until a few weeks before the primaries. Lots of people keep...
  25. That's Breitbart. :words:

    Fake News! If it's Fox, they're always the "Dems".[/QUOTE]
    Don't you mean Demonrats?[/QUOTE]

    That's Breitbart. :words:
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