@Chaddeus_Rex I'm surprised anyone seriously still disputes the existence of racial IQ differences as numerous studies conclusively show they exist. As I recall, Jews and Asians on average have higher IQs than gentile whites, and whites on average have higher IQs than Latinos and blacks. The NY Times had a piece about the subject within the past few years, and a researcher discussed how it was a delicate area. There was no suggestion that these IQ differences aren't real.
@1 For something a little different, check out "The Theoretical Minimum" series by Leonard Susskind, a physics prof at Stanford. The first book is on classical mechanics, the second on quantum mechanics, and the third is on special relativity. What makes the series unique is that it is for non-physicists but teaches the actual math involved, which is more challenging than the F=MA stuff in high school or beginning college physics that is used for pedagogical reasons but doesn't reflect reality. Familiarity with calc is useful but not required as it gives a primer on the concepts. The third one is my favorite though the quantum stuff is pretty wild. 19th century Russian literature is always good too if you want well written fiction, and Henry James's books are also a good fiction choice.Read More
@MentORPHEUS They'll bow to the will of the Chinese. CNBC was on in the background yesterday while I worked. The prevailing attitude was of course people can't criticize China, it's bad for business. Adam Silver was treated as a courageous hero for groveling to the Chinese. 30 years ago there would have been a backlash; there won't be one now.
@redpillschool If you do a search request that implicates political or red pill content, it is amazing how different the results are on duckduckgo and google. The latter is clearly using algorithms that have the effect of giving prominence to politically-correct propaganda.
@redpillschool It doesn't have legs. But we have officially attained banana republic status in that it is now the norm in the U.S. to investigate and impeach political opponents solely because of political differences. Trump's presidency has exposed how thoroughly corrupt the U.S. government is, on par with Venezuela, and how the sole function of the media is to push state-approved propaganda.
@MentORPHEUS I like that response. This is one area where I've never been satisfied with my responses. I've had women drop "I love you" early on in knowing them, and it's awkward. Dealing with one now who is like that. Usually this type falls out of love quickly too. They are poster children for the light switch effect.
@jwayne Risky? The incidence and severity of side effects are lower than for oral contraceptives. The medical establishment sensationalizes and lies about side effects, unless the subject is females transitioning to males. Then, side effects are discussed in a more truthful manner.
@TheStoicCrane Well-designed epidemiological studies. Exposing mice to ever increasing amounts of a compound until they get tumors does not comport with the scientific method. It is instead how dishonest researchers obtain support for predetermined conclusions. Some plaintiff lawyers are probably planning a lawsuit against the makers of that chemical.