An Introduction to Toxicology (Burcham, Philip C.)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19824663-an-introduction-to-toxicology   http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=3b495b4fd548e7574a0ec998f22afac6&open=0   Friend of mine wants me to write a book chapter or two in his book advocating nuclear energy. Specifically, a chapter about toxicology and dose response models. I felt less than competent and so i decided to increase my toxicological knowledge with a textbook. I wanted an up to date one,…

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Venice wants to be independent: analysis of possible outcomes given self-selection of the voting population

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/europes-latest-secession-movement-venice/284562/ Venice seems to be tired of Italy. It’s a bad economic trade off for them. They want to return to their former glory. Good! We need more power decentralization. There was a vote: Last week, in a move overshadowed by the international outcry over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Plebiscito.eu, an organization representing a coalition of…

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Paper published: Criminality and fertility among Danish immigrant populations

Abstract Criminality rates and fertility vary wildly among Danish immigrant populations by their country of origin. Correlational and regression analyses show that these are very predictable (R’s about .85 and .5) at the group level with national IQ, Islam belief, GDP and height as predictors. Published in our new journal for psychology. http://openpsych.net/index.php/diff/article/view/7 Peer review…

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Some thoughts on online voting

I was asked to comment on this Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/s1t2c/netsec_how_would_you_design_an_electronic_voting/   This post is written with the assumption that a bitcoin-like system is used.   Nirvana / perfect solution fallacy I agree. I don’t think an electronic system needs to solve every problem present in a paper system, it just needs to be better. Right…

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Test prepping discussion

From reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/Khan/comments/1znhcx/khan_academy_gets_rare_partnership_to_close/ Me: Test prepping does not work very well, so it’s a minor issue. SAT and ACT tests are mainly tests of g and one cannot train g. Him: That’s a common misconception, but they’re not general intelligence tests. SAT and ACT test very specific material that can be studied, so test prep…

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“Why is humankind doomed without eugenics?” #2

From reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/genetics/comments/1z1tli/design_your_own_baby_a_genetic_ethics_dilemma/cfqrlol Zorander22 writes: 1) I would wager a guess that most people are capable of far more than they’re current employment situations might indicate. The idea that machines are taking over increasingly complex tasks is an important one… which, depending on how wealth gets distributed, could ensure an easy future for many people,…

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