There is a fifty year old debate about IQ. As Jonah Goldberg (2012, 94) observed: “One of the most fascinating counter-intuitive facts of life is that the introduction of dumb people can make a group of smart people collectively smarter.”
An acquaintance, Phil Rushton, spent ten years refuting popular opinions about his demonstrations of the importance of IQ in courtship, marital choice, occupational choice, and friends. The Jews (IQ approx. 110) will never have an easy…Continue
“It is the man, not the gun, that is capable of committing acts of evil.
“That was the message Glenn Beck conveyed throughout his highly anticipated keynote speech at the 2013 NRA Convention on Saturday. He made that case using storied antique firearms as he taught America’s captivating history through guns. Make no mistake, the history behind some of the guns Beck handled on stage will blow you away.
“One story about a particular shotgun, wielded by a ‘naked hippie’ shooting…Continue
Lawyers can do anything, including the practice of psychology without a license.
Once or twice or three times again . . .
Predictors – witchdoctors, cops, electrical contractors, or political consultants – can explain a plague, a criminal, a fire, or Mitt’s defeat. None of those events is predictable. In every case you have to lock-up thousands (literally!) in order to prevent one bad actor, one suicide, or one dead teacher.
Explanations are easy.…Continue
Convenience sometimes drives confusion; it also builds superstitions, particularly when convenience lines up with our instincts.
Docs for example, are linked to each other, to computerized diagnostic systems, and to networks of insurance companies. They are an obvious lens from the government into your gun closet. The problem arises when you ask a doc to predict your lethality. He/she can’t do it because half of them tend to be a little paranoid and others of them are too autistic to…Continue