Murray’s aestethic realism

Murray (in Human Accomplishment) claims that knowledge of a field and judgement of the quality of items in that field follow each other. That’s testable.   What about this: – Get a community sample. – Divide into three groups. – Teach group one about music, teaching group two about paintings and teach group three about…

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“Why is humankind doomed without eugenics?”

From Reddit. – Two reasons. 1) Technological unemployment. This is going fast right now. Already a large part of the population is useless and can only leech on society economically. This percent is due to increase quickly soon when automated cars become mainstream which will shortly make most drivers workless. There are thousands of people…

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Human Accomplishment (Charles Murray)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/282085.Human_Accomplishment http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=735E143F5E5C9A49FD1188DA457E8287&open=0   This book was very interesting much of the time, somewhat interesting some of the time, and dumb at some time. However, the first part was much larger than the other two, so i think its a great book. The chapters where Murray speculates beyond the data are worst ones IMO.   –…

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Educability and group differences (Arthur Jensen, 1973)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/786753.Educability_And_Group_Differences http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=501f355b6e474bdc0b7f3130dc3bf9c0&open=0   Why read a book from 1973? 41 years old? Well, it was a good read indeed! It is interesting how much of the evidence for racial differences were in place already in 1973, and it has more or less only become stronger since then. Basically, the book is a shorter and less…

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The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People (David P. Barash, Judith Eve Lipton)

This book is fairly short and is mostly about sexual selection and sexual antagonism. While other EP lit. uses animal examples, this book is literally full of them. Lots of interesting comparisons with all kinds of birds, for instance. On the continuum of biology — psychology of EP lit., this one is definitely closer to…

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DMCA #whoknows

Cengage Learning 27500 Drake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48331 Tel: 800-877-4253 Fax 248-699-8074 www.cengage.com   VIA E-MAIL(emil@emilkirkegaard.dk)   Tuesday, February 11, 2014     RE: Unauthorized Use of Cengage Learning Material   In reference to the following Cengage Learning product(s): An Introduction to Language 9th Edition by Victoria Fromkin   Dear Sir:   It has…

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Review: Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter (Ilya Somin)

This book is a quick read and covers the area decently well. The major drawback is that it doesnt discuss deliberative democracy or liquid democracy. IMO this book is not as good as Caplans recent book on the same topic which i also read. Maybe cuz i read his first. http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=af2d8de3a8bc8a8e693a1be68a4bd3f3&open=0   many people conflate…

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Review: Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

I had low expectations for this book. It was assigned for some humanities class im taking (Studium generale). However, the book is a quite decent introduction to the field. Happily surprised.   http://libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=7d804c1413f8993654ecc933170a5141   –   The first two statements are called the premisses of the inference, while the third statement is called the conclusion….

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