Some metafilosofy

From a discussion on Google+   Opening post: Massimo Pigliucci 28. okt. 2012  –  Offentlig Philosophy lost its bite, says another physicist who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. —————————– Emil Ole William Kirkegaard29. okt. 2012Rediger+1 Dyson might not know what he is talking about, but the LW article linked in the beginning is right…

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Various 23-10-2012

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1761333 Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support Abstract: Nathaniel was a California teenager who became a father in 1995. The mother of Nathaniel’s child was named Ricci, and at the time of conception, she was thirty-four years old. Nathaniel, however, was merely fifteen. Although Nathaniel admitted to having sex with…

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Review and thoughts: Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences (Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen, 2012)

Richard Lynn was so kind to send me a signed copy of his latest book. i immediately paused the reading of another book to read this one. some comments and quotes are below. quotes are from the ebook version of the book which i found on the internet. Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanan – Intelligence, a…

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Some links and quotes

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513898000452 Abstract   We recruited two groups of women who differed in their number of lifetime sex partners in order to investigate several hypotheses related to female sociosexuality. Specifically, we explored whether women who engage in casual sex have low mate value, are especially likely to have come from stressful family environments, or are masculine…

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Thoughts about Ashraf and Galor (2012)

Via Steve Sailer. The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor Abstract This research advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the prehistoric exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance to various settlements across the globe affected genetic…

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Review: Particle Physics, A very short introduction (Frank Close)

It’s pretty decent. I definitely learned a lot of quarks and squarks and other strange entities! Particle Physics – A Very Short Introduction – The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is 2070 metres below ground in a nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario. Its heart is an acrylic vessel filled with 1,000 tonnes of ‘heavy water’, called…

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Review and thoughts about The g Factor (Christopher Brand, 1996)

The-g-Factor-General-Intelligence-and-Its-Implications-Chris-Brand https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_g_Factor:_General_Intelligence_and_Its_Implications_%28book%29 The g Factor: General Intelligence and Its Implications is a book by Christopher Brand, a psychologist and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. It was published by John Wiley & Sons in the United Kingdom in March 1996. The book was “depublished” by the publishing house on April 17th, which cited “deep ethical…

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