If this news came out 40 years ago, there would be no LGBT movement. For 40 years, we have been told by countless activists that, "we were born this way." We have been told that using the term, "choice," with regards to homosexuality is hateful because, "they did not choose it." Lady Gaga sang, "Born this way." I remember my grandfather telling me that he supported gay rights because he was convinced that, "they are born that way." Books that spoke of the influence of environmental factors like abuse or parental neglect were labeled hate speech.
40 years ago, homosexuality was widely frowned upon. Many thought it should be illegal. Almost no one wanted gay marriage. But, we were told, they are born that way. To hate something in the genes, is like being racist. And who wants to be a hater about something that is genetic? Nobody. And this was the foundation of the homosexual movement. And boy was it effective. With the exception of so…
Okay.... I, like most people, do not want to be called a conspiracy theorist. I think we landed on the moon. Flat earth is crazy. I don't think the school shootings are false flags. I don't go for the flying saucers. And I even believe that JFK was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. In our culture, "conspiracy theory," is a synonym for a wacky story that is almost certainly false.
But conspiracies do happen. There have been plenty of cases of true conspiracies including those involving the government. Whether it was the poisoning of alcohol during prohibition or Edward Snowden's terrifying revelations of the actions of the NSA, it is simply untrue that every time someone suspects a conspiracy they are crazy. Sometimes people in positions of power and influence do sketchy stuff. That is a fact.
So there are conspiracies out there. And we can theorize about them without being crazy.
Since Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell, theories on what really happened to h…
"IQ is predictive. It predicts how you do on SATs."
Hmm. It is almost as though an SAT and an IQ tests were designed with the same assumptions in mind.
"IQ tells us how much money people are going to make."
Huh. We make IQ tests (SATs) the entrance exams for schools and then we find it surprising that IQ and income correlate. What is shocking is not that there is a correlation but how absolutely minor it is. R^2 values less than 0.1. That means that another IQ point is terrible at predicting whether that means another dollar for the person.
In fact, putting a straight line trend on this is silly. Remove the trend line and let your eyes look at the dots. What do you see? I see buck shot. Maybe a slight trend but not something I would do any sort of engineering based on.
My undergraduate is engineering. Before I decided to move in other directions educationally and career wise (moving to business then philosophy) I worked in several transportation markets including A…