Political Correctness vs Science

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Political Correctness vs Science

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by Weetabix » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:33 pm

*sigh* We're doomed to regress to the dark ages. Oh, well. It was a good ride.

I suppose there's hope for my great grandchildren. After a few decades of freezing and hunger, maybe the lunatics will be focused on something like survival and let the grownups get back to work.
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Post by Langenator » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:48 am

Fortuna Fortis Paratus

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by Vonz90 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:09 pm

The funny thing is, I do not think most women are bothered by this at all. I discussed this with my wife and while she was not familiar with the hypothesis, after I I described it to her, she basically said well yeah duh.

However, I guess if you have your whole life built around the thesis that women and men are Identical despite all the evidence to the contrary, then you probably have a lot of weirdness in you in the first place.

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by BDK » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:37 am

The only thing controversial is that people are still funding those studies. That's been, pretty well accepted for a very long time.

Males are much more fungible, genetically, so greater risks can be taken with them/a high value male can greatly improve an entire population. (Hence why a grand champion bull is much more valuable than a grand champion heifer... Er, OK, so w. modern embryo transplants females are more valuable for breeding purposes, but still a long way from a bull.)

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by D5CAV » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm

I'm just watching the show. Should be interesting, but I'm pretty sure how it's going to end.

Kipling nailed it 100 years ago in his last poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings". It was his last poem because it was a slam on the progressives, who turned on Kipling after that poem was published, and ended his publishing career. It was almost impossible to find this poem until the internet a few years ago. Prior to the internet, I only found it in a retrospective on Kipling published in the 1940s that talked about his waning years before his death. I never saw it in any poetry anthologies in US sanctioned schools prior to discovering it in that old used book in the remainder bin.

http://www.kiplingsociety.co.uk/poems_copybook.htm

The poem is worth reading in its entirety, however, for those of you who are attention-span challenged, here is the last stanza, which sums up where we are going:
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Laws of nature don't care how you feel. If you are upset that the laws of gravity are going to spoil your wonderful experience of flight from a 20 story building, you only have a few seconds to be upset about it.
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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:50 pm

Kim was big on that poem, remember? It is dead on.
Watergate didn't have a body count.

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by NVGdude » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:54 am

D5CAV wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:02 pm
I'm just watching the show. Should be interesting, but I'm pretty sure how it's going to end.

Kipling nailed it 100 years ago in his last poem "The Gods of the Copybook Headings".
It was one of Jerry Pournelle's favorites. He quoted it often.

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Re: Political Correctness vs Science

Post by Windy Wilson » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:58 am

And Kipling published that in 1919, when the Russian Civil War was roaring along, but before the Gulags got going under Lenin, and way before Stalin perfected terror.
The use of the word "but" usually indicates that everything preceding it in a sentence is a lie.
E.g.:
"I believe in Freedom of Speech, but". . .
"I support the Second Amendment, but". . .
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