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Forum: The Pit 10-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
and considering the importance of IQ in pretty...

and considering the importance of IQ in pretty much every aspect of life that's a serious problem.
Forum: The Pit 10-14-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
So apparently Cumming's didn't simply pronounce...

So apparently Cumming's didn't simply pronounce this but actually arranged a meeting between Gove and Robert Plomin, one of the biggest names in behavioural genetics. I'm in no position to evaluate...
Forum: The Pit 10-14-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
IQ, as a measure of a real general factor of...

IQ, as a measure of a real general factor of intelligence, is cared about by far more than just such societies. A brief search of major journals such as, but not limited to, Nature, PNAS, Science,...
Forum: The Pit 10-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
IQ tests aren't arbitrary but undergo rigorous...

IQ tests aren't arbitrary but undergo rigorous statistical validation during their production. The multiple intelligence theorists make up a small community of educationalists who refuse to put their...
Forum: The Pit 10-14-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
90% of the non-professional talk of epigenetics...

90% of the non-professional talk of epigenetics is simply people attempting to scramble away from the implications of behavioural genetics (10 years ago 'plasticity' was the equivalent). If...
Forum: The Pit 10-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,446
Posted By leeb rocks
It's been a closed issue for a good few decades...

It's been a closed issue for a good few decades that intelligence (which IQ tests are a good indicator of) is highly heritable. Recent work has simply been making the nature of this relationship...
Forum: The Pit 09-21-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,969
Posted By leeb rocks
Journal it appeared in is a joke. Fell free to...

Journal it appeared in is a joke. Fell free to ignore it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journal_of_Cosmology
Forum: The Pit 08-22-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 3,129
Posted By leeb rocks
He can be sloppy as all hell statistically and...

He can be sloppy as all hell statistically and his thinking on evolution is all over the place but it's pretty hard to mess up simple IQ-outcome correlations. Not going to waste money buying his book...
Forum: The Pit 08-17-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,921
Posted By leeb rocks
I keep dreaming about snakes. And in my dreams...

I keep dreaming about snakes. And in my dreams the snakes are smoking cigars.

What does it all mean?
Forum: The Pit 07-26-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By leeb rocks
The fact that huffington post readers support it...

The fact that huffington post readers support it is enough reason alone for me to oppose it.

As has been said I don't see this getting anywhere when costs are made public.
Forum: The Pit 07-17-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,129
Posted By leeb rocks
Really depends on what specific topic you want to...

Really depends on what specific topic you want to look into and then find the best supervisor possible. Uni's a secondary concern to that (third really after considering funding too). As far as...
Forum: The Pit 07-04-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Not sure if anyone caught the reaction to the...

Not sure if anyone caught the reaction to the month or so that Ben Goldacre was heavily pushing for a randomised trials approach to evaluating educational programs. It reeked of the worst kind of...
Forum: The Pit 05-09-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
You're welcome.

You're welcome.
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By leeb rocks
A BSc from the OU is identical to one from any...

A BSc from the OU is identical to one from any other institute (or as identical as any other two BScs are at least).
Forum: The Pit 04-28-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,474
Posted By leeb rocks
Patriarchy is internalised in young men, beating...

Patriarchy is internalised in young men, beating male children is probably the best way to stop the next generation of politicians, rapists and Sports fans from ruining society for the rest of us.
Forum: The Pit 04-26-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Yeah seems that way. Always the possibility that...

Yeah seems that way. Always the possibility that as knowledge of genetic science spreads further and we become more able to act on that knowledge that a eugenics driven by individual choice and...
Forum: The Pit 04-26-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Except this isn't speciation, it's simply certain...

Except this isn't speciation, it's simply certain groups diverging as genetic populations on some trait or other. That sort of thing can happen shockingly fast under strong enough selection...
Forum: The Pit 04-25-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Bit more likely I'd imagine given they have...

Bit more likely I'd imagine given they have children later but it's still a rare case which adds noise to but doesn't override the sizable heritability of intelligence. Cases like that do make a...
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
The working definition of intelligence is pretty...

The working definition of intelligence is pretty good really and is based of the fact the fact that across pretty much any fair set of mental tests people who score well on one will score well on the...
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Genetic differences account for somewhere in the...

Genetic differences account for somewhere in the range of 40-60% of the differences amongst people so it's not negligible.

Wouldn't help on this issue. In fact removing all environmental differences...
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
If you're position in society (in terms of...

If you're position in society (in terms of wealth, prestige, etc.) are in some extent a result of your intelligence, and if intelligence is to some extent heritable, then over time genes which...
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
I'm saying there is and the consequences of it...

I'm saying there is and the consequences of it may well be unsavoury.
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,392
Posted By leeb rocks
Oh joy, more well validated psychometric scales...

Oh joy, more well validated psychometric scales for the pit to demolish from the comfort of their armchairs.
Forum: The Pit 04-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
So new (but not surprising) research suggests...

So new (but not surprising) research suggests that if you want to be rich then stop being so stupid (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/are-billionaires-smarter-than-you-2013-04-24?link=sfmw), stupid....
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
Missed that. What an absolutely ridiculous...

Missed that. What an absolutely ridiculous statement to make. Seriously.
Forum: The Pit 04-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64,875
Views: 736,282
Posted By leeb rocks
The reaction from the online data analysis...

The reaction from the online data analysis community has largely been "well if you insist on using excel for these things...". The botching of the data itself has raised few eyebrows (and happens...
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 60,331
Posted By leeb rocks
Police now reporting suspect is posting online...

Police now reporting suspect is posting online "I will kill all of you as you killed my brother".

No clue where he'd be posting (he could be anyone of us...)
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 60,331
Posted By leeb rocks
Moving in on individual in black-hoodie in...

Moving in on individual in black-hoodie in someones yard. Plain-clothes and uniformed officers present/
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 60,331
Posted By leeb rocks
You forgot Kevin 'in-and-out' Brennan.

You forgot Kevin 'in-and-out' Brennan.
Forum: The Pit 04-19-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 60,331
Posted By leeb rocks
They believe it is likely but this is not...

They believe it is likely but this is not confirmed. Suspect 1 had a trigger on him but no definitive word on suspect still at large.
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