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    This is my 100th blog post. Upon reaching this milestone, I thought that this would be a great time to take moment to look back at my experience as a blogger in Human BioDiversity (HBD) and share my thoughts on the things to come. 1. The Beginning 2. Fertility 3. Immigration and the economy 4....
  • […] earlier posting 100 Blog Posts – Reflection on HBD Blogging and What Lies Ahead reviews the topics I’ve talked about in the beginning, including fertility trends, and health […]

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  • Following up on my three previous posts, I want to talk again about what to do with this HBD knowledge. It is now clear, or at least should be, that demographic issues drive many of our current problems. Indeed, changes in the population drive history, and these changes are the primary reasons that civilizations rise...
  • […] indicate a favor towards genocide and the extermination of peoples as a means to bettering a nation. In 2012, Ron Unz published an article on his website that advocated for using infanticide, through Planned Parenthood, to exterminate the […]

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  • There were likely no kids on board EgyptAir Flight 804 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, on May 19. Had there been kids on board, we’d be hearing about it a LOT. Of the 224 people on board the Russian metro jet airbus—it crashed in March—17 were children. I know this because each time TV...
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    Very true. In observing children everywhere I never hear a parent tell a child “No.”‘ I guess if they are ever inclined to curb their child they must take the child aside and reason with him or her, and explain why they should not do something. Now I say this tells a child they are the deciders. I attend and have attended small congregations of very conservative Catholics and they generally let their young run wild. A two year old will grab an expensive large missal and wrestle with it and the parent will never say no you can’t have this. and in the rare instances someone steps in to try and control their child it is usually the woman. today men just stand aside completely neutered it seems.

    Now back in 1961 I happened to be sent to Germany for a couple months by my company. On a hot day in the summer I went to the Frankfurt Zoo to look around. I noticed a German father and mother with a rather young child. she had an ice cream cone and was not holding it upright and the ice cream fell out of the cone onto the cinder pathway. The child looked regretfully at the melting cone and then walked over to the nearby trash deposit station, picked up a scoop, walked over and picked up her fallen cone and went over and dropped it in the trash bin. What really amazed me and cause me to remember this is that the parents did not say a word, the child did this on her own, which means she had been trained to behave this way.

    But today every parent constantly at every parting seems to have to tell their child, “I love you.” The thing is that neither I nor any of my sisters can recall my mother telling me that she loved me. She didn’t have to, we were very much aware of this. Nothing wrong with telling a child you love them but it seems a little contrived to tell this three or four times a day, as if you didn’t the child would not think you loved them.

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  • EDIT, 5/30/15: [Post updated with results of new meta-analyses of behavioral genetic studies. See below!] Edit, 1/3/13: [Post updated to reflect additional information provided in the comments. See below and see the comments.] The time has come for a little reminder of the First Law of behavioral genetics. In my final post of 2012, I...
  • @Anonymous
    https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/beware-of-hbd/

    "I think I’d rather be hated by a 250-pound beer-guzzling, pick-up-driving, Confederate flag-waving bubba than some socially-deprived STEM geek quant."

    by the way your hereditary studies even explicitly chalk some of their phenomenon up to environmental factors, which is funny because you have an instinctual need (and probably environmentally reinforced) to believe that isn't possible and yet you cited it.


    All the studies to a one you ever link are A.) outdated B.) dont say what you want them to say C.) you ban everyone that demonstrates this D.) rely on p-values which the scientific community is gradually abandoning

    by the way your hereditary studies even explicitly chalk some of their phenomenon up to environmental factors

    No.

    All the studies to a one you ever link are A.) outdated

    Nope, see above.

    B.) dont say what you want them to say

    To people who can’t read, sure.

    you ban everyone that demonstrates this

    I ban annoying dumbasses.

    rely on p-values which the scientific community is gradually abandoning

    Oh fuck’s sake! You have got to be kidding me.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2011/04/16/beware-of-hbd/

    “I think I’d rather be hated by a 250-pound beer-guzzling, pick-up-driving, Confederate flag-waving bubba than some socially-deprived STEM geek quant.”

    by the way your hereditary studies even explicitly chalk some of their phenomenon up to environmental factors, which is funny because you have an instinctual need (and probably environmentally reinforced) to believe that isn’t possible and yet you cited it.

    All the studies to a one you ever link are A.) outdated B.) dont say what you want them to say C.) you ban everyone that demonstrates this D.) rely on p-values which the scientific community is gradually abandoning

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    by the way your hereditary studies even explicitly chalk some of their phenomenon up to environmental factors
     
    No.

    All the studies to a one you ever link are A.) outdated
     
    Nope, see above.

    B.) dont say what you want them to say
     
    To people who can't read, sure.

    you ban everyone that demonstrates this
     
    I ban annoying dumbasses.

    rely on p-values which the scientific community is gradually abandoning
     
    Oh fuck's sake! You have got to be kidding me.
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  • There were likely no kids on board EgyptAir Flight 804 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, on May 19. Had there been kids on board, we’d be hearing about it a LOT. Of the 224 people on board the Russian metro jet airbus—it crashed in March—17 were children. I know this because each time TV...
  • Kids are used for emotional effect, period. It’s a really classy tactic (not), but it happens to work.

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  • @Escher
    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?

    Who gives a rip how many children she has, pervert.

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  • @RadicalCenter
    Nothing wrong with that at all. I take it that you don't have children?

    Loving one’s child is normal and healthy, as no one I know doubts. Saying that you are “in love” with your child is a rather different expression, which would give pause to many of us who heard it from an overly attached parent.

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  • @RadicalCenter
    Sounds like your answer is "zero." Pathetic.

    Please adjust your hearing-aid! She has a daughter, who is a twenty-something.

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  • @ilana mercer
    Why does that matter?

    Sounds like your answer is “zero.” Pathetic.

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    Please adjust your hearing-aid! She has a daughter, who is a twenty-something.
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  • @Anonymous
    Communist slave societies? omg ur sooo full of crap.

    Quite accurate according to our friends who grew up in the ussr, you inhuman pricks.

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  • @carol
    Well, at least I no longer hear mothers gush that they're "in love with" their children like I used to back in the 90s.. that was rather gross....

    Nothing wrong with that at all. I take it that you don’t have children?

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    Loving one's child is normal and healthy, as no one I know doubts. Saying that you are "in love" with your child is a rather different expression, which would give pause to many of us who heard it from an overly attached parent.
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  • I don’t think there is a “cult of the kid” in America. Despite the outward appearance that we spoil our kids, in other ways, we treat them like crap. With the relentless bullying, the schools that refuse to educate, and the compulsory drugging of hyperactive kids, I’d be hard-pressed to say that the problem is only sentimentality.

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  • @WorkingClass
    HBD is valuable science. Other than facilitating sophistry it has little value in politics.

    HBD is valuable science.

    Yes, emphatically yes!

    it has little value in politics.

    Wrong, wrong, very wrong.

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  • American boys are raised by women at home and day care and at school. Women can raise good boys but cannot teach them to be men. That teaching is done by modeling. It is learned by boys associating with actual adult men, admittedly rare in society today. The best training for boys, especially fatherless boys, is to WORK alongside adult men.

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  • @Stephen R. Diamond
    That progressive child-rearing practices corrupt the characters of children surely contradicts HBD findings, doesn't it?

    HBD is valuable science. Other than facilitating sophistry it has little value in politics.

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    HBD is valuable science.

    Yes, emphatically yes!

    it has little value in politics.


    Wrong, wrong, very wrong.
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  • @Escher
    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?

    Why does that matter?

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    Sounds like your answer is "zero." Pathetic.
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  • @Anonymous
    Overweight and obese are clinically defined as BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and >30 respectively. The obese have more health problems than the merely overweight. The morbidly obese (>1oo pounds above ideal body weight, >40 BMI, or >35 BMI with one or more comorbidities) fare even worse than the ordinary obese.

    Thanks, I know all that. My point is that obese people, too, are overweight– just as infants, too, are children! “Overweight” was already a word before some doctor(s) decided to make it a category, with limiting BMIs:

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/overweight

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    As always, very well written. The infantilization of American culture, especially male culture, has been accelerated by the corporate media. Corporate media understands that there is no greater prize than the American man-child with a bank account. In 2016, there is no adult American male culture apart from video games, sports, violence, pornography and more video games.

    We did “take our daughters to work” but it seems we left the boys behind. Now adult women will have to deal with the consequences of this.

    The rest of the world is now coming to this realization of American culture. Donald Trump perfectly typifies the modern American man-child which explains his rapid rise to political power. Other major powers (Russia, China, India, et al) are already reacting. They are planning a future which does not include the U.S. as a major player.

    Mathew

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  • @John Jeremiah Smith

    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.

     

    Put the brakes on that ego-inflation behavior pattern, son.

    Grammatically incorrect: "It sounds as if you were a woman." The tense of verb "sounds" is present tense and must be carried to the object. "It sounds as if you are a woman" would be grammatically correct. The sentence is not an example of subjunctive case, it is a clumsy conversion to sloppy form.

    Only my (regrettable) compulsion to correct grammar brought me to this followup response to a Big Stupid. I feel soiled. Bye now.

    Well I am really glad not to be one of your children. Poor souls must be afraid to say anything for fear of being lectured on grammar by an anal retentive type. Which makes me wonder. How did you get soiled. I am looking forward to your corrections Big Genius.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @D. K.
    As I recall, from my several hours of watching the news overnight, when EgyptAir Flight MS804 was reported missing from radar, there were three children aboard the flight, with two of those being infants. (The reports actually said "one child and two infants," which I found as inane as the government's talking about people who are "overweight or obese"-- as if the latter were not a hefty subset of the former!)

    Overweight and obese are clinically defined as BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and >30 respectively. The obese have more health problems than the merely overweight. The morbidly obese (>1oo pounds above ideal body weight, >40 BMI, or >35 BMI with one or more comorbidities) fare even worse than the ordinary obese.

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    Thanks, I know all that. My point is that obese people, too, are overweight-- just as infants, too, are children! "Overweight" was already a word before some doctor(s) decided to make it a category, with limiting BMIs:

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/overweight

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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    Some quotes from Learn English

    "I were" is called the subjunctive mood, and is used when you're are talking about something that isn't true or when you wish something was true.
    If I Were Examples
    If I were you, I would study harder. < < I am not you. It is impossible for me to be you.
    If he were a woman, he would have lots of babies. < < He is not a woman!

     

    If I were you I would spend more time with the kids so that they behave the way Ilana Mercer does not expect.
    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.

    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.

    Put the brakes on that ego-inflation behavior pattern, son.

    Grammatically incorrect: “It sounds as if you were a woman.” The tense of verb “sounds” is present tense and must be carried to the object. “It sounds as if you are a woman” would be grammatically correct. The sentence is not an example of subjunctive case, it is a clumsy conversion to sloppy form.

    Only my (regrettable) compulsion to correct grammar brought me to this followup response to a Big Stupid. I feel soiled. Bye now.

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    Well I am really glad not to be one of your children. Poor souls must be afraid to say anything for fear of being lectured on grammar by an anal retentive type. Which makes me wonder. How did you get soiled. I am looking forward to your corrections Big Genius.
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  • @Hibernian
    Mr. Nostrum, explain why literary license and reductio ad absurdum can never coexist, if you can.

    I have never said that they cannot coexist. I have said that they are not the same thing.

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  • @John Jeremiah Smith

    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording “you guys hate women” is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.
     
    "Were" is grammatically incorrect. Subjunctive case does not apply because there is no tested "if" condition. A simple declarative would be better, as in "You sound like a woman."

    You're being huffy and self-righteous because someone said he agreed with Mercer. So self-righteous that you made the comically self-righteous statement "In this case the children should be removed from your care."

    Well, of course. Absolutely. Agreement with Mercer = unfit parent.

    You are a waste of atmospheric oxygen, but you are off the "Homo" hook, for now. See how easy that was? You said you aren't a homo, and I say "Fine". Nothing to it. Self-righteousness, unnecessary.

    Some quotes from Learn English

    “I were” is called the subjunctive mood, and is used when you’re are talking about something that isn’t true or when you wish something was true.
    If I Were Examples
    If I were you, I would study harder. < < I am not you. It is impossible for me to be you.
    If he were a woman, he would have lots of babies. < < He is not a woman!

    If I were you I would spend more time with the kids so that they behave the way Ilana Mercer does not expect.
    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.

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    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.

     

    Put the brakes on that ego-inflation behavior pattern, son.

    Grammatically incorrect: "It sounds as if you were a woman." The tense of verb "sounds" is present tense and must be carried to the object. "It sounds as if you are a woman" would be grammatically correct. The sentence is not an example of subjunctive case, it is a clumsy conversion to sloppy form.

    Only my (regrettable) compulsion to correct grammar brought me to this followup response to a Big Stupid. I feel soiled. Bye now.
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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    Literary license, better known as artistic license, is used in works of fiction not in a piece of writing which pretends to be some sort of analysis. Literary license has nothing in common with reductio ad absurdum. You should recheck its meaning. Your effort to impress with lofty words only shows your ignorance. If your article was a piece of fiction then I apologize.

    Mr. Nostrum, explain why literary license and reductio ad absurdum can never coexist, if you can.

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    I have never said that they cannot coexist. I have said that they are not the same thing.
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  • edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:
    @ilana mercer
    Regnum Nostrum: It's called literary license; using reductio ad absurdum to drive a point. Generally, the statement is correct. There have been fewer mentions of The Kids regarding the latest crash. Seems reasonable given that fewer perished.

    Right. I didn’t balk at your essay in regards to that issue, I think some just nit pick, (wanna be trolls).

    However you are hitting some pay dirt, in bringing up the issue. Concern… as in ”concern trolls”, concern as in… those who masquade as ”concerned”, and that is on various issues. Ie: ”the children…” Yank my string on that…! N0rmal adults jump to protect the … children/women, Hellory counts on it…!… She don’t mind killery Gadaffi’s kids…! (while they slept…!).

    I mean these idiots that think they can hide…. Hide behind this thin gosamer veil… that they have some concern about… this or that: Could be Children, which is huge, and draws from basic instinctual sources… Maternal/paternal… (pre hominid…pre vertebrata… ).

    Could be pollution, or over population, or…over population X’s exponents deleted)… hahaha…

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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording "you guys hate women" is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.

    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording “you guys hate women” is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.

    “Were” is grammatically incorrect. Subjunctive case does not apply because there is no tested “if” condition. A simple declarative would be better, as in “You sound like a woman.”

    You’re being huffy and self-righteous because someone said he agreed with Mercer. So self-righteous that you made the comically self-righteous statement “In this case the children should be removed from your care.”

    Well, of course. Absolutely. Agreement with Mercer = unfit parent.

    You are a waste of atmospheric oxygen, but you are off the “Homo” hook, for now. See how easy that was? You said you aren’t a homo, and I say “Fine”. Nothing to it. Self-righteousness, unnecessary.

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    Some quotes from Learn English

    "I were" is called the subjunctive mood, and is used when you're are talking about something that isn't true or when you wish something was true.
    If I Were Examples
    If I were you, I would study harder. < < I am not you. It is impossible for me to be you.
    If he were a woman, he would have lots of babies. < < He is not a woman!

     

    If I were you I would spend more time with the kids so that they behave the way Ilana Mercer does not expect.
    By the way you do sound like Ilana Mercer.
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  • @John Jeremiah Smith

    In this case the children should be removed from your care.
     
    LOL. Any "man" who gets all huffy and judgmental about a woman's opinion on a child-related issue is in all likelihood a homosexual. God, but you guys hate women, and you hate that you can't bear children.

    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording “you guys hate women” is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.

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    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith

    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording “you guys hate women” is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.
     
    "Were" is grammatically incorrect. Subjunctive case does not apply because there is no tested "if" condition. A simple declarative would be better, as in "You sound like a woman."

    You're being huffy and self-righteous because someone said he agreed with Mercer. So self-righteous that you made the comically self-righteous statement "In this case the children should be removed from your care."

    Well, of course. Absolutely. Agreement with Mercer = unfit parent.

    You are a waste of atmospheric oxygen, but you are off the "Homo" hook, for now. See how easy that was? You said you aren't a homo, and I say "Fine". Nothing to it. Self-righteousness, unnecessary.
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  • @Regnum Nostrum

    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said.
     
    In this case the children should be removed from your care.

    In this case the children should be removed from your care.

    LOL. Any “man” who gets all huffy and judgmental about a woman’s opinion on a child-related issue is in all likelihood a homosexual. God, but you guys hate women, and you hate that you can’t bear children.

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    Since I am not a homosexual and do not hate women your ability to reach the right conclusion on anything is highly questionable. Just for your information I respond to articles and comments based on their content or lack of it. The gender of the author plays absolutely no role. Your wording "you guys hate women" is peculiar. It sounds as if you were a woman.
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  • @John Jeremiah Smith

    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?
     
    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said. Now, I ask you, does the irrelevance of my having four children match the irrelevance of your question?

    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said.

    In this case the children should be removed from your care.

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    In this case the children should be removed from your care.
     
    LOL. Any "man" who gets all huffy and judgmental about a woman's opinion on a child-related issue is in all likelihood a homosexual. God, but you guys hate women, and you hate that you can't bear children.
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  • WOW WHOLE LOT OF TRUTH IN THIS ARTICLE

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  • Maybe this type always had existed but they no have any public exposition nor urban subculture to follow and self segregates. They were dragged by mainstream conservative culture of the “golden days” and now they have a existent and mainstreamed subculture in the epicenter of regressive hurricane.

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  • Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    There’s all this talk of SAFE SPACES.

    Me thinks this is secularization of spirituality.

    Churches, Temples, Mosques, and etc served as save spiritual havens and oasis from the world of flesh, politics, warfare, and etc. A place where men could get away from the world of men and be in communion with God or some higher authority.

    Now, we have PC tards demanding Safe Spaces, a kind of quasi-spiritual realm distanced from truth and reality. Today’s college kids have plenty of food, live in physical safety(especially in colleges which are extra-sensitive to the Left), and have it so good.
    But they feel empty and they’ve been told by their professors that they are ‘victims’ of something or other.
    So, they want these Safe Spaces, which is a kind of sublimated desire for spirituality in a non-religious world.

    When religious people built churches, temples, and mosques, they were seeking and serving God.
    But what do PC tards seek to gain in their Safe Spaces? Since they don’t believe in God or believe only in some New Age Deity(that can be molded into anything), their only religion is their own egos. It’s all about self-worship, as if their tender feelings and simpering rages are what the cosmos should really be about.

    We see this mentality in TREE OF LIFE by Terrence Malick who’s turned dreadful of late. A New Age neo-Heideggerian search for ‘authenticity’ where nothing is more authentic than one’s sense of ego and its place in the universe.

    PC is a further perversion of that notion where one’s ego is both the most fragile thing in the universe(deserving of safe space and protection) and the highest truth to which all must bow down.

    It is icky poo.

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  • No one cares about the kids of this particular flight because they were probably Arabs.

    True story.

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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    Perhaps. I am from the old school and if I want to say something I just say it. I see no reason why others should be burdened by trying to extract so called "essence" from some incoherent babble. There might or might not be a pearl hidden inside of a pile of manure but I have no desire to find out. If you want me to see the pearl, just show me the pearl. By the way, what exactly was the "essence"?

    Since your own voluminous utterances never contain anything but verbal manure, one can see why you proceed on that basis.

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  • @ilana mercer
    Regnum Nostrum: It's called literary license; using reductio ad absurdum to drive a point. Generally, the statement is correct. There have been fewer mentions of The Kids regarding the latest crash. Seems reasonable given that fewer perished.

    Literary license, better known as artistic license, is used in works of fiction not in a piece of writing which pretends to be some sort of analysis. Literary license has nothing in common with reductio ad absurdum. You should recheck its meaning. Your effort to impress with lofty words only shows your ignorance. If your article was a piece of fiction then I apologize.

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    Mr. Nostrum, explain why literary license and reductio ad absurdum can never coexist, if you can.
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  • @Unapologetic White Man
    A really dumb thing for you to say. The essence of her point was not even remotely about how many children died in the crash. I'm guessing that this article hit too close to home for you.

    Perhaps. I am from the old school and if I want to say something I just say it. I see no reason why others should be burdened by trying to extract so called “essence” from some incoherent babble. There might or might not be a pearl hidden inside of a pile of manure but I have no desire to find out. If you want me to see the pearl, just show me the pearl. By the way, what exactly was the “essence”?

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    Since your own voluminous utterances never contain anything but verbal manure, one can see why you proceed on that basis.
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  • @Escher
    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?

    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?

    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said. Now, I ask you, does the irrelevance of my having four children match the irrelevance of your question?

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    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said.
     
    In this case the children should be removed from your care.
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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.

    There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.

    I give you now Professor Twist,
    The conscientious scientist.
    Trustees exclaim “He never bungles!”
    And sent him off to distant jungles.
    There, encamped by tropic riverside,
    He chanced to miss his blushing bride.
    She had, the guide informed him later,
    Been eaten by an alligator.
    Professor Twist could not but smile …
    “You mean,” he said, “a crocodile”.

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  • Does our much vaunted “Faustian spirit’, the striving for the eternal youth of the arrested in their teen zombies who populate the ‘progressive’ societies, has anything to do with the further regress into infantilism of our ‘progressive’ society?

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  • The worship of children has always baffled me.

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  • You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?

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    You make some good points Ms Mercer, but how many children do you have?
     
    I have four children, and I agree with everything she said. Now, I ask you, does the irrelevance of my having four children match the irrelevance of your question?
    , @ilana mercer
    Why does that matter?
    , @Anonymous
    Who gives a rip how many children she has, pervert.
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  • @Mark F.
    It would---if it were true. Children, in fact, inherit their parent's good and bad qualities, and how they are raised makes little difference to adult outcomes.

    Children, in fact, inherit their parent’s good and bad qualities, and how they are raised makes little difference to adult outcomes.

    That seems highly unlikely to be true. The trouble is that the HBD-blank slate debate is so politicised that I don’t think either side is interested in doing any more than hurl slogans at each other.

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  • @Stephen R. Diamond
    That progressive child-rearing practices corrupt the characters of children surely contradicts HBD findings, doesn't it?

    HBD ought to be dropped from the alt-right playbook entirely. Quant-ish glossing on the pseudoscience of modern biology does nothing to help the cause.

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  • Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    My own observation is that children value what they see mom and dad value. I have always been an avid reader, some say a fanatic reader. Thus, my children read and their children read. Neither of them have cable tv, but antenna tv, and very little is watched. My children got straight A’s in school and the grandchildren do very well. I count myself lucky to have such kids. I attribute a lot to them, but I do fancy that our example helped. I confess I never read Red Chief, but I have read Treasure Island many a time since my father first read it to me.

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  • @Stephen R. Diamond
    That progressive child-rearing practices corrupt the characters of children surely contradicts HBD findings, doesn't it?

    It would—if it were true. Children, in fact, inherit their parent’s good and bad qualities, and how they are raised makes little difference to adult outcomes.

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    Children, in fact, inherit their parent’s good and bad qualities, and how they are raised makes little difference to adult outcomes.
     
    That seems highly unlikely to be true. The trouble is that the HBD-blank slate debate is so politicised that I don't think either side is interested in doing any more than hurl slogans at each other.
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  • That progressive child-rearing practices corrupt the characters of children surely contradicts HBD findings, doesn’t it?

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    It would---if it were true. Children, in fact, inherit their parent's good and bad qualities, and how they are raised makes little difference to adult outcomes.
    , @Intelligent Dasein
    HBD ought to be dropped from the alt-right playbook entirely. Quant-ish glossing on the pseudoscience of modern biology does nothing to help the cause.
    , @WorkingClass
    HBD is valuable science. Other than facilitating sophistry it has little value in politics.
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  • Miss Mercer, I could not find any indication that you have any children. Maybe you would be better off discussing how to raise parrots.

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  • A plane load of old white males crashing wouldn’t draw hardly any sympathy but maybe mentioned as a good start.

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  • Communist slave societies? omg ur sooo full of crap.

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    Quite accurate according to our friends who grew up in the ussr, you inhuman pricks.
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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.

    A really dumb thing for you to say. The essence of her point was not even remotely about how many children died in the crash. I’m guessing that this article hit too close to home for you.

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    Perhaps. I am from the old school and if I want to say something I just say it. I see no reason why others should be burdened by trying to extract so called "essence" from some incoherent babble. There might or might not be a pearl hidden inside of a pile of manure but I have no desire to find out. If you want me to see the pearl, just show me the pearl. By the way, what exactly was the "essence"?
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  • edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    Well in these times… when a deep state and it’s systems of psychological manipulations lay barely beneath the conscious perceptions of many,

    Well when a couple of huge buildings with people inside, get thrown into a hole in the ground for a cause of belli… purpose, for war $$

    Then to make up for that kind of callousness! they play this game of pretend concern about children! Like the mfrs gave one damn about who dies! Never stop mentioning the children, but Madelain A says, ” Oh about 1/2million children got starved to death from sanctions, sure, I think it was worth it”. But her fellow travelers ramp it up some more with the Suffering Children meme.

    The bastards don’t give a rat’s patoot!

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  • Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Diversity favors elitism. Elites no longer identify with masses of their own race but with the elites of other colors, thus snubbing their own kind.

    White elites COME APART from white masses and instead COME TOGETHER with yellow, black, brown, Arab, Hindu, Jewish, and etc elites.

    Brown elites COME APART from brown masses and instead COME TOGETHER with yellow, black, white, Arab, Hindu, Jewish, and etc elites.

    Yellow elites COME APART from yellow masses and instead COME TOGETHER with white, black, brown, Arab, Hindu, Jewish, and etc elites.

    Mulatto elites COME APART from black masses and instead COME TOGETHER with yellow, white, brown, Arab, Hindu, Jewish, and etc elites.

    Arab elites COME APART from Arab masses and instead COME TOGETHER with yellow, black, brown, white, Hindu, Jewish, and etc elites.

    Hindu elites COME APART from white masses and instead COME TOGETHER with yellow, black, brown, Arab, white, Jewish, and etc elites.

    All these elites pompously pontificate about ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ but only to mask their own power and privilege. The globo-aristocratic elites are more diverse than ever, but that makes elitism more powerful. Since ‘diversity’ now trumps equality and unity, the fact that globo-elite circles are now diverse means that the elites don’t really have to care about the masses, especially of their own kind. They have their own diverse Elysium in the sky. A diversity of privilege that skims the cream of the crop of each group and makes them favor one another while snubbing the masses of their own nationality and race.

    The ONLY exception is the Jewish elites who still care for and stick up for the Jewish masses in Israel and all over the world.

    Of course, Jews control the narrative and the ‘values’ and rigged it so that ONLY Jewish elites can favor Jews in general to all others.
    All other elites must go be globo-’meritocracy’ whereas Jews can go by ethnicity and territoriality.

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  • @Bill Jones
    Children predeceasing adults is like homosexuality: If universal both result in extinction in one generation.

    If homosexuality vaguely speaking were really sterile in its roots so Athens and others societies no had existed.

    What is intrinsically sterile is sterility.

    Even homosexuality (sexual attraction to the same sex) don’t mean sexual diseases.

    Every feral-state behavior have a Windom of opportunity to be changed positively and continue what it is.

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  • an honest question:

    What is the significance of the Bar Mitzvah?
    One explanation I heard was that it was the male child’s assertion that his father is no longer in charge but that the child has taken control of his own life.

    Yes?

    Is there a notion in the ceremony of the child killing his father?

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  • @David
    This column seems forced, like the author is running out of material. The bits of evidence are quite variable in quality. For example, most people feel worse about kids dying than adults dying. It's normal. Also, who cares what engineers in China or Taiwan think? Maybe we should consult that teacher who said European civilization is boring, too. What was her name again?

    I don't disagree with the general point that kids these days are different in a bad way but Mercer's prose, always lumpy with words like Decalogue, is the writing equivalent of the self-conscious exhibitionism, the "look at me!" she finds distasteful in kids. Vanity is a moral failing in anyone.

    And Some Thing doesn't become something we all know about just because you slap some capital letters on it. Oscar Wilde might have had some pithy things to say about her Authentic Child but I can't tell what she's talking about.

    Mercer should be fired. Her columns suck.

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  • Fun says:

    This article comes across like a conclusion in search of evidence, because the author has decided kids these days are spoiled, without accurate knowledge of what’s it’s like to grow up in 2016 (or any decade past an idealized mid-century America).

    In case you haven’t noticed, those American boys who spent their youth messing with gadgets–and didn’t grow up with hard-headed traditionalist parents who misunderstood the value–are now running the economy. And despite the worship of gray hairs or lack thereof, which country has the more innovative tech industry: Taiwan or America?

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  • @Santoculto
    Supposedly kids death hurt more in the similar way that teen death if compared with adults because it will be a precocious death, someone who have all life to live and lost everything. And people obviously put themselves in the place of dead children. Life is already complicated. Lost a life in its apex of innocence is naturally shocking.

    But yes the lost of ((relatively innocent/generally stupid)) adult lifes hurt less common people and seems a incorrect way to give the right weight to this phenomena.

    This discrepancy can be the result of the thinking where adults are treated as full-complete humans and able to survive "alone", a priore and posteriore.

    Children predeceasing adults is like homosexuality: If universal both result in extinction in one generation.

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    If homosexuality vaguely speaking were really sterile in its roots so Athens and others societies no had existed.

    What is intrinsically sterile is sterility.

    Even homosexuality (sexual attraction to the same sex) don't mean sexual diseases.

    Every feral-state behavior have a Windom of opportunity to be changed positively and continue what it is.
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  • Well, at least I no longer hear mothers gush that they’re “in love with” their children like I used to back in the 90s.. that was rather gross….

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    Nothing wrong with that at all. I take it that you don't have children?
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  • @Lyov Myshkin

    Not for nothing did the Communist slave societies place kids in control of their parents.
     
    Say what?

    Pol Pot

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  • Ivy says:
    @Anonymous
    Thanks for this column and especially the mention of "The Dangerous Book for Boys." Although my sons are well into their 40's, I always have a copy on hand to gift to an obviously unchallenged, but bright, young man/boy (and there are far, far too many of them).

    In a former era, the entries in The Dangerous Book would’ve been just a listing of what typical boys did over the course of their youth. Our kids got plenty of free range time and even managed to have some awareness of unbridled fun without adult supervision. That amused and amazed their more sheltered friends.

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  • @Regnum Nostrum
    There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.

    Regnum Nostrum: It’s called literary license; using reductio ad absurdum to drive a point. Generally, the statement is correct. There have been fewer mentions of The Kids regarding the latest crash. Seems reasonable given that fewer perished.

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    Literary license, better known as artistic license, is used in works of fiction not in a piece of writing which pretends to be some sort of analysis. Literary license has nothing in common with reductio ad absurdum. You should recheck its meaning. Your effort to impress with lofty words only shows your ignorance. If your article was a piece of fiction then I apologize.
    , @edNels


    Right. I didn't balk at your essay in regards to that issue, I think some just nit pick, (wanna be trolls).

    However you are hitting some pay dirt, in bringing up the issue. Concern... as in ''concern trolls'', concern as in... those who masquade as ''concerned'', and that is on various issues. Ie: ''the children...'' Yank my string on that...! N0rmal adults jump to protect the ... children/women, Hellory counts on it...!... She don't mind killery Gadaffi's kids...! (while they slept...!).

    I mean these idiots that think they can hide.... Hide behind this thin gosamer veil... that they have some concern about... this or that: Could be Children, which is huge, and draws from basic instinctual sources... Maternal/paternal... (pre hominid...pre vertebrata... ).

    Could be pollution, or over population, or...over population X's exponents deleted)... hahaha...
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  • I’m a bit of an old grouch; but it troubles me that kids are institutionalized in one form or another 100% of the time. They don’t organize sports and chose up teams. They don’t have an open afternoon that they have to fill with their friends. They don’t even learn how to cross busy streets.

    Is it any wonder that they graduate from college and are at a loss as to what to do with their time/lives?

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  • Ms. Mercer, you wrote:

    “For kids are naturally feral and liberal. They want nothing more than more privileges, more license and lenience; fewer demands for obedience, chores and hard work. This every parent knows firsthand.”

    Although this statement is hyperbolic, I generally agree. My question to you is if you would agree that the general thrust of your arguments can easily be transferred to feminism. So for example, your statement can easily modified as follows…

    For WOMEN are naturally feral and liberal. They want nothing more than more privileges, more license and lenience; fewer demands for obedience, chores and hard work. This every MAN (whose brain hasn’t been turned into mush by P.C. boilerplate) knows firsthand.”

    I agree with your contention that “Certainly, a moral society must be a hierarchical society,” but it seems to me that patriarchy is an absolutely necessary component of this hierarchy. And that the infantilization of society and its feminization are highly correlated phenomena.

    In fact, I have substituted the word “child/kid” for “woman” and “adult/grown-up” for “man” throughout the article, and feel the correctness of the statements remains the same. I encourage the readers to try it! For example…

    “Of course, it’s not the child’s fault that the adults in his life have conditioned him to be their miserable, sniveling clone. The adults are to blame for molding kids in their image. That kids today are a shadow of their former selves is the fault of the grown-ups. (Saddest of all is that most kids are socialists, as their intellectual upbringing has been monopolized by progressive pedagogues, who’re driven by crass politics.)”

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  • In case no one has noticed, adult run societies are failures. Not that child run societies could possibly be an improvement. The dynamics of most families indoctrinate children into a cult of obedience to authority and thereby create a world of control, theft, wars, and enslavement by psychopaths who have few abilities outside of a completely asinine desire to run the lives of millions or billions of individuals as if they were toys to play with. Such has been man’s history since the advent of government.

    Families can be made to work. The animal world doesn’t have a concept of property that belongs to others. That must be taught early and often to children along with other people are not their property. When the children have the ability, parents should begin to negotiate (from the position of owner of house and money, not authority) with their children.

    Authority should be taught as something granted from the child’s authority over one’s self. Sort of like the concept the Founding Fathers had towards government.

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  • Supposedly kids death hurt more in the similar way that teen death if compared with adults because it will be a precocious death, someone who have all life to live and lost everything. And people obviously put themselves in the place of dead children. Life is already complicated. Lost a life in its apex of innocence is naturally shocking.

    But yes the lost of ((relatively innocent/generally stupid)) adult lifes hurt less common people and seems a incorrect way to give the right weight to this phenomena.

    This discrepancy can be the result of the thinking where adults are treated as full-complete humans and able to survive “alone”, a priore and posteriore.

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    Children predeceasing adults is like homosexuality: If universal both result in extinction in one generation.
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  • So…ul jooisches are feral perpetual kids who never grow up? Never…learn with their past mistakes??

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  • Easy sleazy credit consumerism driven by infantile fantasies designed by P R firms owned by the investment corps have destroyed much of value in the western republics. Nit picking omissions in research on this piece does not alter how dangerous it is for our society to be designed by children with gray hair.

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  • Lyov Myshkin [AKA "Nicholas White"] says:

    Not for nothing did the Communist slave societies place kids in control of their parents.

    Say what?

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    Pol Pot
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  • Some years ago there was a mid-period Simpsons episode in which the town more or less divided politically between absurdly over-doting [in that quintessentially American way] parents who indulged their children’s every whim and moment of selfishness [think Bart's misbehaviour and Lisa's unwarranted arrogance dialed up to 11], and childless adults concerned only to indulge their own, admittedly relatively sophisticated, pleasures [the doctor, mayor, multitalented professional woman Lyndsay Nagel et al.].

    I remember thinking it a pretty good representation of the American dialogue on life at that time, and things may have gotten worse. Call it the difference between people who think it proper to bring small children to fancy restaurants and not bother to train or discipline them and people who think children are disgusting and call parents “breeders”.

    It is as if the idea that children and reproduction are the core mission of society [they kind of are] but they should be trained properly to take their place in an adult world which contains so much more of human accomplishment, which is properly governed by adults, and which includes pleasures not available to childlike minds, is a mental balance no longer available to the people of the 21st century.

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  • Bravo.

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  • This column seems forced, like the author is running out of material. The bits of evidence are quite variable in quality. For example, most people feel worse about kids dying than adults dying. It’s normal. Also, who cares what engineers in China or Taiwan think? Maybe we should consult that teacher who said European civilization is boring, too. What was her name again?

    I don’t disagree with the general point that kids these days are different in a bad way but Mercer’s prose, always lumpy with words like Decalogue, is the writing equivalent of the self-conscious exhibitionism, the “look at me!” she finds distasteful in kids. Vanity is a moral failing in anyone.

    And Some Thing doesn’t become something we all know about just because you slap some capital letters on it. Oscar Wilde might have had some pithy things to say about her Authentic Child but I can’t tell what she’s talking about.

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    Mercer should be fired. Her columns suck.
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  • Great article!! Thank you Ms. Mercer.

    And whatever happened to The Katzenjammer Kids???

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  • Good read. Kids promote higher when they start lower. Humility first tends to exalt later. Who knew?

    Mark 9:35, And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.

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  • NOPE dear – Egyptian airline officials did claim “a child and two babies” on board of the doomed Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo.

    The passengers were reported to be Egyptian (30), French (15), Iraqis (2), and others from Canada, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Sudan, Kuwait, Algeria and Chadian – but no Jewish.

    On May 19, the ‘Jewish News’ quoted Jean-Paul Troadec (Jewish), the former chief of France’s air accident investigation unit (BEA) saying that the disappearance of MS804 suggested a brutal event and was almost certainly caused by an attack.

    He told Europe 1 radio station in Paris: “A technical problem, a fire or a failed motor do not cause an instant accident, and the team has time to react.”

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/05/19/crashed-egyptair-flight-804-and-mossad/

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  • This article, in tandem with the cited work by Ms. West, ought to be essential reading! Of all the times we most need to be adults, and all too many of us have abandoned our posts!

    My only hope in all of this – and it’s a painful one – is that that which does not conform to reality won’t last. This situation will right itself, but the broken lives left in its wake will be the tragedy that just keeps on giving!

    Whee.

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  • Thanks for this column and especially the mention of “The Dangerous Book for Boys.” Although my sons are well into their 40′s, I always have a copy on hand to gift to an obviously unchallenged, but bright, young man/boy (and there are far, far too many of them).

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    In a former era, the entries in The Dangerous Book would've been just a listing of what typical boys did over the course of their youth. Our kids got plenty of free range time and even managed to have some awareness of unbridled fun without adult supervision. That amused and amazed their more sheltered friends.
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  • As I recall, from my several hours of watching the news overnight, when EgyptAir Flight MS804 was reported missing from radar, there were three children aboard the flight, with two of those being infants. (The reports actually said “one child and two infants,” which I found as inane as the government’s talking about people who are “overweight or obese”– as if the latter were not a hefty subset of the former!)

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    Overweight and obese are clinically defined as BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and >30 respectively. The obese have more health problems than the merely overweight. The morbidly obese (>1oo pounds above ideal body weight, >40 BMI, or >35 BMI with one or more comorbidities) fare even worse than the ordinary obese.
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  • * It’s the fault of the parent that little snot is addicted not to books or to outdoor ball games, but to gadgets.
    * Who gave sonny boy the gadget? The parent did! Take the iPad away.
    * Stop paying for your kids’ cell phones and assorted hand-held devices. (It costs a fortune!)

    I had that conversation with my sister-in-law, who was exasperated at my ten-year-old nephews’ behavoiur with their mobile phones, and she gave me a horrified look and replied, “We can’t take their phones away … they would be the only children there without them.” This was the same woman who wanted me to sneak a pricy watch through customs at my risk (She offered to pay the duty if I were to be caught, but she underestimated the value of my legal and reputational capital to me and was upset when I refused), so no reason to be surprised how the kids will turn out.

    I used to laugh when the Sovs called us the decadent West, but here we are.

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  • There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.

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    Regnum Nostrum: It's called literary license; using reductio ad absurdum to drive a point. Generally, the statement is correct. There have been fewer mentions of The Kids regarding the latest crash. Seems reasonable given that fewer perished.
    , @Unapologetic White Man
    A really dumb thing for you to say. The essence of her point was not even remotely about how many children died in the crash. I'm guessing that this article hit too close to home for you.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    There were three children on board. This information was readily available and your ignorance of that fact points to a sloppy research which makes the rest of your article rather less credible.
     
    I give you now Professor Twist,
    The conscientious scientist.
    Trustees exclaim "He never bungles!"
    And sent him off to distant jungles.
    There, encamped by tropic riverside,
    He chanced to miss his blushing bride.
    She had, the guide informed him later,
    Been eaten by an alligator.
    Professor Twist could not but smile ...
    "You mean," he said, "a crocodile".
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  • KA says:

    Don’t we worship youth? Don’t we worship sex? Deification of kid is just natural extension of that mindset which also conflates intelligence with energy beauty, mixes capability with isolated child prodigy and ignores wisdom,hard labor. caution and resilience.
    This undermines the roles and responsibilities of the grown up who are left with to find vicarious satisfaction from the achievement of their 12 yrs old kid .Pedopihila follows soon.

    Thanks a lot for writing such a great incisive article

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  • Speaking of not “do[ing] it for the children”, Peter Freuchen relates, in his book Vagrant Viking that in the old days, among the Inuit of Greenland (one of whom he married) when faced with starvation due to lean hunting during barren winters, couples would let their children starve rather than they themselves.

    Now this seems counter intuitive and cruel to we “women and children into the lifeboats first” knights of Euro chivalry but upon reflection makes eminent sense. Their reasoning went as follows: inasmuch as survival in the Arctic required many advanced skills and those being beyond the abilities of children, then, by themselves, the children had zero chance of surviving on their own anyway. An adult couple, on the other hand, could beget more children who would hopefully survive to maturity.

    This is not to say the the Inuit didn’t feel enormous remorse and sorrow at the loss of their children. Freuchen noted that couples who had made that terrible choice avoided the place where it had occurred for the rest of their lives.

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  • To demonstrate a point that I have asserted at various points – a point that tends to be often indirectly hinted at in the blogosphere and only occasionally stately concretely, I again avail to maps to tell a tale. First, I'll start with a previously featured map of fertility rates across Europe: This is a...
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  • […] about the human personality intelligence, extraversion, neuroticism, aggressiveness, and so on is heritable to some degree117, typically at around the fifty percent level. This suggests that the human personality, and the […]

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  • EDIT: Post updated, 3/17/14. See below! Welcome to my blog! New Blog post #1! So I moved over from Blogger.com because it didn’t allow people to comment without signing in. Why would I want to restrict people that way? So this post is mostly copied from that site with a few changes. This will be...
  • @ACThinker
    I have a vary obvious question that you didn't seem to mention and it is related to observational bias.

    It has to do with this statement
    "Contrary to what Chua claimed on your show, one cannot make one’s children into “respectful, decent human beings who contribute to society” if it is not in their makeup, their peer environment, and the luck of the draw to become this way."

    First there is lots to pick apart about what makes one "respectful and decent" and such. A respectful WEIRDO might be disrespectful for a Asian (assuming that we follow the right cultural cues). Frankly I think he'd come off as arrogant or brash or something. - but that is another discussion.

    I think what was missed are the questions of "when are we making this judgment/evaluation of decent human?" and "is the person just pretending?" And while pretending or passing oneself off as the group normal or as expectations is mostly learn* - that is when and how to do it - there is good reason to think that the motivation for that would be genetic. Humans are after all a pack or herd type animal. One that is fundamentally group.

    So to the TigerMom I'd ask "are you seeing what is? or what your observational target wishes you to see?"

    *I'd say that about 95%+ maybe even 105% of us know to be like the group - and this is certainly genetic in action. The how much, when and why to be like the group is a what I'd say is mostly learned/environmentally taught.

    So to the TigerMom I’d ask “are you seeing what is? or what your observational target wishes you to see?”

    You touch on a serious problem: measurement error in psychometric testing. There are ways of mitigating it, but not completely eliminating it. In general, the less noisy the measurement, the higher the heritability.

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  • I have a vary obvious question that you didn’t seem to mention and it is related to observational bias.

    It has to do with this statement
    “Contrary to what Chua claimed on your show, one cannot make one’s children into “respectful, decent human beings who contribute to society” if it is not in their makeup, their peer environment, and the luck of the draw to become this way.”

    First there is lots to pick apart about what makes one “respectful and decent” and such. A respectful WEIRDO might be disrespectful for a Asian (assuming that we follow the right cultural cues). Frankly I think he’d come off as arrogant or brash or something. – but that is another discussion.

    I think what was missed are the questions of “when are we making this judgment/evaluation of decent human?” and “is the person just pretending?” And while pretending or passing oneself off as the group normal or as expectations is mostly learn* – that is when and how to do it – there is good reason to think that the motivation for that would be genetic. Humans are after all a pack or herd type animal. One that is fundamentally group.

    So to the TigerMom I’d ask “are you seeing what is? or what your observational target wishes you to see?”

    *I’d say that about 95%+ maybe even 105% of us know to be like the group – and this is certainly genetic in action. The how much, when and why to be like the group is a what I’d say is mostly learned/environmentally taught.

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    So to the TigerMom I’d ask “are you seeing what is? or what your observational target wishes you to see?”
     
    You touch on a serious problem: measurement error in psychometric testing. There are ways of mitigating it, but not completely eliminating it. In general, the less noisy the measurement, the higher the heritability.
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  • […] Religion comes to the religious because that’s how their brains are wired. A believer cannot think any different … Believers literally have God/Earth spirits/Buddha on the brain. To such a person, their deities are as real as the Sun in the sky (since, after all, the believer’s brain is the only brain he’s got). Religiosity is highly heritable (as are all behavioral traits)… […]

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  • @JayMan
    @Anonymous:

    And you are wrong. See my HBD Fundamentals page.

    The ethnic composition of Israel is not 100% Ashkenazi Jewish.

    American & British organizations made intense efforts to remove German Jews from Germany/Austria.

    Of Jews who died in WWII, German Jews were the smallest group.
    They were also the wealthiest and probably the group that had more and better education.

    Slavic Jews had least educational achievement and died in far larger numbers in WWII.

    So did the war skew the gene pool in favor of higher IQ German Jews?

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  • @Tony
    A parent might decide to enroll their kids in survival classes, or they might raise them in a wilderness environment and teach them survival skills themselves. Or a parent might push a high IQ kid to pursue Medicine or Law, whilst another parent might push a high IQ kid to study art. The kid may be destined for reasonable success in any field, but if the parents pressure the kid to do law he will likely end up richer.

    You need to read my post The Son Becomes The Father, because we have hard data on this.

    Namely, there is a shared environment effect on education, but that doesn’t translate into anything in the real world, because there is no shared environment effect on any major life outcome. Indeed, a Danish twin control study specifically found that educational differences have no effect on lifetime income net genetics.

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  • @Tony
    It is statistically demonstrated that IQ is much more hereditary than environmental. But this is because IQ tests have been specifically designed to be culturally nuetral and measure raw g. You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ. No, surely most fields require a great deal of education and experience. The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.

    A parent might decide to enroll their kids in survival classes, or they might raise them in a wilderness environment and teach them survival skills themselves. Or a parent might push a high IQ kid to pursue Medicine or Law, whilst another parent might push a high IQ kid to study art. The kid may be destined for reasonable success in any field, but if the parents pressure the kid to do law he will likely end up richer.

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    @Tony:

    You need to read my post The Son Becomes The Father, because we have hard data on this.

    Namely, there is a shared environment effect on education, but that doesn't translate into anything in the real world, because there is no shared environment effect on any major life outcome. Indeed, a Danish twin control study specifically found that educational differences have no effect on lifetime income net genetics.

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  • @Tony
    Education and life experience can come from many sources. Look if you put a young man on a desert island with no tools and no knowledge of primitive survival he will ptobably die. On the other hand if you put him on a 1 month survival course where you teach him to make fire, build shelters, spear fish, etc. He has a much higher chance of surviving. You can increase his life outcome considerably with just 1 month of education.

    On the other hand if you put him on a 1 month survival course where you teach him to make fire, build shelters, spear fish, etc. He has a much higher chance of surviving.

    Who decides to take survival courses?

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  • @Tony
    It is statistically demonstrated that IQ is much more hereditary than environmental. But this is because IQ tests have been specifically designed to be culturally nuetral and measure raw g. You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ. No, surely most fields require a great deal of education and experience. The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.

    Education and life experience can come from many sources. Look if you put a young man on a desert island with no tools and no knowledge of primitive survival he will ptobably die. On the other hand if you put him on a 1 month survival course where you teach him to make fire, build shelters, spear fish, etc. He has a much higher chance of surviving. You can increase his life outcome considerably with just 1 month of education.

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    @Tony:

    On the other hand if you put him on a 1 month survival course where you teach him to make fire, build shelters, spear fish, etc. He has a much higher chance of surviving.
     
    Who decides to take survival courses?
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  • @Tony
    It is statistically demonstrated that IQ is much more hereditary than environmental. But this is because IQ tests have been specifically designed to be culturally nuetral and measure raw g. You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ. No, surely most fields require a great deal of education and experience. The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.

    You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ

    Where do education and life experience come from?

    The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.

    Happier, maybe. Not any better off.

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  • It is statistically demonstrated that IQ is much more hereditary than environmental. But this is because IQ tests have been specifically designed to be culturally nuetral and measure raw g. You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ. No, surely most fields require a great deal of education and experience. The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.

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    @Tony:

    You cannot really think that education and life experience have no bearing on life outcome at all. If that is what you believe then an 18 year old high school graduate with a high IQ would be just as succesful at wining a law case as a 50 year old Harvard Law Graduate with 30 years of experience with the same IQ
     
    Where do education and life experience come from?

    The more education, experience, and wise advice a parent can cram into the home environment, the better the child will be.
     
    Happier, maybe. Not any better off.
    , @Tony
    Education and life experience can come from many sources. Look if you put a young man on a desert island with no tools and no knowledge of primitive survival he will ptobably die. On the other hand if you put him on a 1 month survival course where you teach him to make fire, build shelters, spear fish, etc. He has a much higher chance of surviving. You can increase his life outcome considerably with just 1 month of education.
    , @Tony
    A parent might decide to enroll their kids in survival classes, or they might raise them in a wilderness environment and teach them survival skills themselves. Or a parent might push a high IQ kid to pursue Medicine or Law, whilst another parent might push a high IQ kid to study art. The kid may be destined for reasonable success in any field, but if the parents pressure the kid to do law he will likely end up richer.
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