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    Just because you are suffering under a neglectful...

    I am curious, actually. I just haven't been able to quite figure it out. The nearest I can fathom is that its like an abused woman who keeps going back to her abusive husband, despite the...
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    https://www.sfgop.org/resolutions.html As near...

    What Republican policy positions with regard to crime in SF, or in California for that matter, do you think are stupid?[/QUOTE]

    https://www.sfgop.org/resolutions.html

    As near as I can see, the...
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    Precious little since Eisenhower, but it's their...

    Uh, how much power do you think Republicans have in SF?[/QUOTE]

    Precious little since Eisenhower, but it's their own fault.
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    A yag?

    A yag?
  5. I am baffled by your continued habit of citing as...

    Wut???

    Family environment and the malleability of cognitive ability: A Swedish national home-reared and adopted-away cosibling control study

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    I am baffled by your continued habit...
  6. If taken as a very general statement, that's been...

    Huh? How was noting that adopted children take after their biological parents confusing to you? Do you just not like the implication?[/QUOTE]

    If taken as a very general statement, that's been...
  7. My political bias has nothing to do with your...

    Yes, twin studies are interesting but adoption studies more so. You want to blame social factors - I get that, you’re a leftist - but adoption studies show that adopted children take after their...
  8. I agree, if you only read the first line of a...

    What does that even mean? They conducted studies and data have shown that character/personality traits are highly heritable.
    No amount of your hand waving can change that.[/QUOTE]

    I agree, if you...
  9. I am not advocating for a "blank slate" approach....

    Actually this was also measured and found to be highly heritable.[/QUOTE]

    The blank slate is just too beautiful to let go.[/QUOTE]

    I am not advocating for a "blank slate" approach. We know...
  10. Being "heritable" does not mean that something is...

    Actually this was also measured and found to be highly heritable.[/QUOTE]

    Being "heritable" does not mean that something is a biological trait. If I inherit from my parents a propensity to go...
  11. No. I'm an educator, and am well acquainted with...

    Okay: Doing well at school. Does that satisfy your hand waving?[/QUOTE]

    No. I'm an educator, and am well acquainted with the subjective factors that determine success in school, it's not a...
  12. "Achievement" is a subjective judgment, not a...

    "Achievement" is a subjective judgment, not a "trait" in the sense that a biologist means that term. You might as well try to inherit "goodness" or "charm" or "piety".
  13. Who has cable tv these days? I have to go to the...

    Who has cable tv these days? I have to go to the gym if I want to know what Anderson Cooper is up to.
  14. Wow, even more vaguely defined numbers without...

    Yeah, but how large is effect? Studies have shown it's 25%. The rest is genetic.
    I am all for telling students they are great, but don't expect miracles.[/QUOTE]

    Wow, even more vaguely defined...
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    On historical questions? Primary sources, when...

    Sounds pretty dubious to me.[/QUOTE]

    With this going on, who can you believe?
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    On historical questions? Primary sources, when possible. Consistent, context-considerate reasoning, when...
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    Sounds pretty dubious to me.

    Sounds pretty dubious to me.
  17. Thread: Trump 2024?

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    It's not too surprising, they've been avid...

    It's not too surprising, they've been avid supporters of violent regime change as a valid form of governmental transition for many decades now; it was just always in other countries before. But they...
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    Not all the bad ideas, though. You're forgetting...

    Not all the bad ideas, though. You're forgetting all the terrible ideas that came from the Evangelical takeover of American Christianity and the rise of the religious Right.
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    Acorns are similarly quite toxic without being...

    Acorns are similarly quite toxic without being processed, raising some questions about how they ever came to be the staple food that they were on the North American coast. I don't think the cartoon...
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    Haiti interim prime minister Joseph set to step...

    Haiti interim prime minister Joseph set to step down this week



    I suspect this decision has everything to do with the US delegation that was going around interviewing claimants all last week,...
  21. The Dinosaur Networks are all still hoping that...

    The Dinosaur Networks are all still hoping that streaming will coalesce into the new Cable, with expensive subscription packs, as many ads and extra packages as cable, etc. Monoliths are resistant to...
  22. I just ordered a new gaming laptop, and...

    I just ordered a new gaming laptop, and absolutely plan to stalk it. I do not trust mail delivery services to ring the bell when they arrive anymore; the thing could be sitting out there on the porch...
  23. Absolutely. Didn't you read it? The article is...

    Absolutely. Didn't you read it? The article is not long.
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    And of course, I'm sure you're equally concerned...

    And of course, I'm sure you're equally concerned about all the actual threats to lesbian people around the world right now. :rolleyes:

    Spare me the clutched pearls.

    Why is it the only "rights"...
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    Well, what is so important about a definition?...

    Well, what is so important about a definition? Why does it matter whether Jesus is classified as a lich or a zombie or neither? Whose monsterological categories are you elevating as "definitive", and...
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