Review: The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality

Goodreads. The book is on Libgen (free download). Since I have ventured into criminology as part of my ongoing research program into the spatial transferability hypothesis (psychological traits are stable when people move around, including between countries) and the immigrant groups by country of origin studies, I thought it was a good idea to actually…

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Tail effects in climate science and the pleasures of polymathy

From the interactive visualization I previously published to give foster an intuitive understanding of the concept: Tail effects are when there are large differences between groups at the extremes (tails) of distributions. This happens when the distributions differ in either the mean or the standard deviation (or both), even when these differences are quite small….

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What is Richard Lewontin most known for?

From Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/3hktp8/try_phacking_for_yourself_the_process_of_fishing/cu8rexf?context=3  [–]jufnitz 2 points 1 day ago Not a bad place to plug the excellent, accessible, and snarky Statistics Done Wrong, which explains this problem with p-values along with many other, similarly rampant statistical missteps in natural and social science. Also too, this: Science is not a magic wand that turns everything it…

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Can we make humans that are 1,000 SDs smarter than current humans?

Note that perhaps there should be doubt quotation marks around human in the title. Would humans with a 1,000 SD increase in (general) cognitive ability (CA) really be human? Steve Hsu discusses his rough estimation that we can increase CA in humans around 1,000 SD by basically turning all the current alleles with negative effects…

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