New IQ study shows: You aren't imagining that we're getting, like; stupidderer

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  1. Flakey

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    Labeling something "Hate speech" is a very small part of P.C. group think. Codification that demands that thought adhere group norms are by far more dangerous to a free society and the practice of human agency.
     
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    @jondanger, wouldn’t that be spelled “me’er?”

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    Somewhere I have a huge painting of Prometheus chained to a rock with the eagle dining on his living liver.
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    Thank heavens for free speech!


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    My general response to practitioners of obviously PC speech is generally mild annoyance.

    But I'm not sure it's so much a danger to a free society, as a mediocre response to many dangers in free society.
    Free society is dangerous and hard to manage.
    Experimental too.

    Possibly the greatest danger to free society is the repeated insistence that "we" are not we, but rather "us and them".

    Great power can be taken by those who call out the loose cannons in a free society, to fire on those "thems".
    Free speech is protected, but assault is not.
    Have you a new way to limit assault without limiting freedom?
    A tough job for certain.
     
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    Waddayamean? I’m wicked smaht.
     
  5. jondanger

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    Mostly "meer," sometimes "mera." But "meer" definitely is a one syllable word here.

    I moved to NC for 12 years and though I had lost some of my accent. I have been back for 7 and had this conversation with my wife a couple weeks ago:

    Me: Oh hey it looks like the amblance finally showed up two doors down.
    *pause*
    Me: Honey, I think I just heard myself say "amblance," I must really have been back long enough now.
    My wife: Jon, you've been saying "amblance" since we met.
     
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    Up here in Maine I like to think we're sort of honorary Southerners, with our particular brand of drawl.
    But we have an affectation where we both draw out and smear words, while at the same time tossing in some flexible syllability for good measure, sorta like playing in 11/4 time.

    But I'm regularly accused of making stuff up, so there's that.

    Here's a feller from NYC, Marshall Dodge, who used to make records pretending to be a Mainer.
    Funny story about Dodge: he came to my house to do an interview with my Mother for the local paper.
    We took a walk round the house and through our vegetable garden.
    In the pumpkin patch he asked incredulously, "what are those?".
    He had never seen pumpkins green.

     
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    Nope. Only if you are ideologically driven. Data is neutral.

    No need to slime me with accusations, buddy. I daresay, you know nothing whatsoever about me. I am just adding some data to the conversation for those interested. If it is upsetting to you, maybe you should just move on.
     
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    that's not history, that's a CNN article

    and even that article says scholars don't know if it's a beauty or fertility emblem

    painters working on commission are poor evidence of the everyday. fatter women were more indicative of wealth than beauty

    health and symmetry are the constants, and health is flexible: Twiggy and the anorexics are ideals from the gay male world, not from Sports Illustrated, where Kate Upton is the basic ideal

    but fatties? sorry, I'm sure there are as many fine people among them as any other group, but it's wrong to suggest they're as physically beautiful as Giselle Bundchen

    ask people who study this seriously, maybe like Marquardt
     
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    You have described data, but you have not provided any.
     
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    Not upset in the least. But when you say
    ...you are clearly doing some assuming there, yourself
     
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    I don't have the time or inclination to educated you. If interested, do your own research.
     
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    Please tell me you’re kidding...
     
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    You noticed that too, hey? ;)
     
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    This sentence makes zero sense. But that's not too surprising, I'd say. :)
     
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    It wasn't personal, I was referring to the idea that IQ studies are biased - by and large they haven't been since the 80s. That is an untrue assumption many still espouse, like the gender pay gap. When you dig into the numbers you find other answers.
     
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    but I'm suspicious the asparagus are in a bin below the sign, not above it

    one fella did come by my garden one day and was baffled to see broccoli growing on a plant

    lol

    I said, did you think it grew on trees? and he said no, I thought it came up out of the ground like little trees
     
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    Fair to say we may have a different understanding of “fat.” The original example in this thread was Kim Kardashian, who I don’t consider fat. She’s obviously more voluptuous than the archetypical 60s-90s model, but even with whatever has been medically augmented, “fat” is not the word, IMO.

    Doesn’t Marquardt focus mostly on the face rather than the body?
     
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    I just Googled the “Hitler Treatise on the Studies of Modern Anthropology and Heredity” and you’re right, it’s in there.
     
  19. ndcaster

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    agreed on KK, I think she's a total babe

    yes, M focuses on faces from what I've seen, but I'd bet the principles are more broadly applicable
     
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    You'll get no argument from me regarding that one
     
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