What happens if you take a bunch of socially inept, above average intelligence, and mentally ill people and have them try to do stuff together? Sounds like a disaster. Well… lesswrong.com/lw/p23/dragon_army_theory_charter_30min_read/ One comment, which I repost here because some are advocating for censorship, is very telling: Comment author: 18239018038528017428 26 May 2017 08:43:41PM *  22 […]

One can find quite a lot of popular articles on the topic: newrepublic.com/article/139700/democrats-party-science-not-really reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/15/are-republicans-or-democrats-more-anti-s www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/28/can-the-republican-party-solve-its-science-denial-problem www.pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/the-politics-of-climate/ www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-republicans-still-reject-the-science-of-global-warming-w448023 www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/democrats-have-a-problem-with-science-too-107270 www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/left-science-gmo-vaccines with wildly diverging conclusions. So what is true? It at these times that we want to take a look at the raw data ourselves. Fortunately, The Audacious Epigone did some legwork for us: Item Rep% […]

For whatever reason, John Fuerst created a bunch of different blogs on IQ matters, and posted a lot of nice content all over the place. At some later point, one or two of these were deleted (not clear to me). They also had silly names, so I keep forgetting what they were. So here’s a […]

In the fallout of the OKCupid dataset release, some people wrote a complaint letter to Aarhus University. I haven’t read the letter, but Aarhus University has now replied to it: Reply to Oliver Keyes et al Basically, the letter affirms everything I’ve already said, namely: University was not involved, so: Their ethics rules do not […]

The problem: To install a virtualenv (virtual environment for python) under a common (not user) folder, so that it is accessible to other users. If we try without using sudo, we get a permission error: [go into virtualenv called env] pip3 install fibo >[lots of stuff] >PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/django/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/Fibo.py’ If we try […]

I often share material on Twitter when I find something interesting. This is the primary purpose of Twitter for me: share and find interesting links. Right now, the process is a bit cumbersome. I have to switch tabs and paste the URL manually. Sometimes I need to also copy the title which means another set […]

Abstract A dataset of 127 variables concerning socioeconomic outcomes for US states was analyzed. Of these, 81 were used in a factor analysis. The analysis revealed a general socioeconomic factor. This factor correlated .961 with one from a previous analysis of socioeconomic data for US states.   Introduction It has repeatedly been found that desirable […]

Since James Thompson is posting statistics, here are some for comparison. Note that the statistics for this covers all sites hosted by this server, so that includes: both Danish and English blogs, lyddansk.dk, legaliser.nu, Understanding Statistics, as well as a host of other subsites that can be found via the old front page. Note that […]