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From Slate:

Stop Equating “Science” With Truth

Evolutionary psychology is just the most obvious example of science’s flaws.

By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

… Most saliently in the context of the Google memo, our scientific educations almost never talk about the invention of whiteness and the invention of race in tandem with the early scientific method which placed a high value on taxonomies—which unsurprisingly and almost certainly not coincidentally supported prevailing social views. The standard history of science that is taught to budding scientists is that during the Enlightenment, Europe went from the dark ages to, well, being enlightened by a more progressive mindset characterized by objective “science.” It is the rare scientific education that includes a simultaneous conversation about the rise of violent, imperialist globalization during the same time period. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

 
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  1. Yak-15 says:

    “Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collationa of borrowed indigenous knowledge.”

    Really? Which ones? Do we have examples with supporting evidence? Oh, right, that is “objective science” which is just a myth created by invented by “whiteness.”

    What percentage of the population actually believes this? .01 pct?

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    Way, way more than you'd think, especially with our shifting demographics.
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  2. I’m dying to read a an itemised list of these alleged collations.

    At least she is acknowledging we are superior at science and technology (we are not justifying that superiority, though Dalmore explained a lot of it…then again, ee have superior diction as well).

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  3. Ben Kurtz says: • Website

    And I remember, just a few years ago in connection with the global warming debates, the left wing and the mainstream press denigrating Republicans and the right wing for being “anti-science.”

    Remember when being anti-science was ignorant and foolish and unacceptable?

    Gotta memory hole that, stat!

    https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/10/the-left-is-now-anti-science/

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  4. Tiny Duck says:

    females face Sexist male professors, sexist teachers in grade school, and a correct perception of some fields as too hostile to women to be worth dealing with.

    Try talking to some women in science, hear about the experiences that the ones who stick with it go through, and then honestly ask yourself if women are naturally or unnaturally focusing on the areas where they’re not faced with that crap.

    White boys have been privileged for thousands of years. It’s time to aggressively remedy that

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    Batman... Batman... Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a "bat" gets all of my press?

    This town needs an enema!


    - Leonard Pitts
     
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  5. Arclight says:

    I frequently see lefties these days assert there was no concept of race until Europeans developed it when they decided to go a-colonizing, as though no one anywhere on this entire planet recognized that there are groups of humans that don’t look like them or share the same customs and culture until white people in a handful of Western European nations did so fairly recently. It’s bizarre that anyone believes this and gives more credence to the comparisons of modern progressive thought and that of a cult.

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    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Barnard
    At least in Europe until the last 70-80 years or so it was common for people to refer to their own nationality as a race. I have read comments about the Danish race and Scottish race, etc.

    I didn't think the "Science Must Fall" video from South Africa last year picked up much traction on the left. This article seems like the same sort of thing, Slate is posting it as clickbait and it won't get taking seriously.
    , @Logan
    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who "the other" was. "The other" was anybody who wasn't us.

    What they didn't have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn't think of was that they were part of the same "race" as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was "us" or "them," kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.
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  6. Jack D says:

    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda’s name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.

    As a physicist might say, “for certain values of black”. To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda’s BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left’s old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

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    • Replies: @Cornbeef
    Black, Jewish, Woman AND a Physics "Ph.D?"

    Oh my, that's a lot of Pokemon points. Clearly her opinion matters.
    , @Ben Kurtz
    The Onion Singularity.

    "The Onion singularity is kind of like the Turing Test — it’s when the average reader can no longer reliability differentiate between a serious publication and satire."

    I've been banging on for quite some time about it; now more and more people are starting to Notice.

    https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/steve-sailer-has-picked-up-on-the-onion-singularity/
    , @Dr. X

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.
     
    BWAHAHAHA! Funniest thing I've seen in a month... real joker, Ms. Hypnenated-Weinstein is.

    She claims to be black, but that ain't fried chicken on her plate...

    , @ThreeCranes
    For a black body she sure is radiating a lot of energy in the visible light spectrum.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Is that Rachel Donezal's sister?
    , @NickG
    I suppose one really shouldn't notice that Phenotypically she looks as much 4x2 as sub-Saharan. Not that this bares one iota on the validity or otherwise* of what she says, it's just very funny.

    * it's tosh.
    , @Jack D
    BTW, the sistah's drink looks tribal enough, with twigs and leaves and stuff, but do I see the White Man's iPhone at her elbow? Talk about cultural appropriation...
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Big honkers everywhere in this story. Damore has an Updike snout. Chanda Prescod Weinstein has a hog-sized snout that a wild boar would be proud of. E-I, E-I Ohh.

    Perhaps highy intelligent people have big fat two car garages planted on their face to increase their oxygen usage capacity. But that theory is debunked everyday in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The neo-Normans should have no trouble taking charge when the time comes. The disgusting ruling class morons are making themselves more and more laughable with each passing day. From the non-European corporate executive at Google who fired Damore, to this yenta Chanda boob, the anti-White slobs are losing their marbles. But they still have their power; they still have their money; and they still have plans for you. Only now they fear what average White Core Americans might do to them when the neo-Normans come to power.

    Folks, we need to move immediately from Neo-Conism to Neo-Normanism.

    The answer to 1984 is 1066.
    , @George
    http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/

    Her Twitter page implies Bajan heritage from all the flags of Barbados. Based on anecdotal evidence I think the US should allow unrestricted immigration from Barbadoes and the Cayman Islands.

    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Google insists on adding husband to searches of her name. She is apparently married to someone of Asian descent.
    , @res
    The top rated comments are great (and it is a nice touch that the top rated comment appears in a box next to the article).

    This was my favorite:

    Yohami Zerpa 6 hours ago
    This article is intellectually dishonest, without the intellectual part.

     

    , @JimB
    I'm sure Chandra Prescott-Weinstein is auditioning to be a future Google employee since her field of study has been dead as a door nail for at least the past decade, and it seems unlikely she will get a professorship in a top school, where physics departments have been drastically downsizing since the 90's. Now that all the intellectual heavy lifting has been done in particle physics decades ago there are many opportunities for uninspired <135 IQ types like Chandra to compose dull review papers and reinvestigate the error bars on some past result.
    , @syonredux

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.
     
    Judging by that photo, I would say that the actual number of Black women with PH.D.s in physics is 62.....
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    That’s one prominent bulbous bow. When she swims, dolphins frolic ahead, enchanting one and all.
    , @Anon
    Even Chanda’s name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Or maybe it was made up on a scrabble board.
    , @bored identity
    Dear Tdzak,

    You forgot to mention Chandra's Top Ten Terrific-Scientific Intersectional Contributions to the Scientific Scientism's Discipline of Holding the Planet Earth Model Under Wokenly Unshaven Armpit :


    1. Chandra, a black queer femme, was recently awarded a grant to study philosophical questions related to the participation of marginalized peoples in physics.


    2. Chandra got her PhD from the prestigious Waterloo University, Ontario that was founded way back in ... 1957. Ironically enough, Chandra was mentored by fellow tribal-traveling evolutionary strategist Lee Smolin, whose String Theory Denying hypothesis on Cosmological Natural Selection relies heavily on a fitness landscape concept of evolutionary biology :

    https://youtu.be/Y96w6AFVi0o?t=7m5s

    3. As a committee chair, past ex-officio board member and past conference co-chair of the National Society of Black Physicists http://nsbp.org/ , Chandra woked hard to promote Black physicists.


    4.As an active member of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists http://hispanicphysicists.org/
    , and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) http://sacnas.org/ , Chandra woked even harder to promote more broadly other underrepresented minorities to widen participation in physics.

    5.Chandra is a proudly out founding and continuing member of the American Astronomical Society Committee for Sexual-Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA).
    https://sgma.aas.org/

    6. Chandra supports peace and justice through her membership on the Jewish Voice for Peace Academic Advisory Council. https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/campus-organizing/academic-advisory-council/

    7.In 2014, Chandra was listed by L’Oreal-UNESCO Foundation , whose name was unwittingly inspired by the movie "Idiocracy", as one of 5 Amazing Woman Astronomers You Should Know.

    8. Chandra volunteers as Editor in Chief of The Offing, an online literary magazine "dedicated to authoring change from the people who built these cities."

    https://theoffingmag.com/about/

    9. Chandra's meticulous work in the area of AstroMetaPhysics & Industrial Grievances is also available here in its full glory:

    https://medium.com/@chanda/20-warning-signs-your-professors-abusing-you-9382f849348c

    https://medium.com/@chanda/yom-kippur-haftorah-black-lives-matter-b88f6b5649c5

    https://medium.com/@chanda/the-diversity-racket-49948f899b9b

    https://medium.com/@chanda/if-i-die-in-police-custody-e7e8acb5ec93

    10. There's even online Intersectional Scientific Scientism Magazine named after Chandra - where she contributes regularly:

    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/physics-melanin/science-and-chaotic-social-construct-race
    , @AnotherDad

    To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.
     
    But, of course, hyping the sistah bit is the smart move, the Jewish bit gets you nothing. (When I was in grad school, almost half of the faculty doing flat out theory--i.e. zero contact with the lab--were Jewish.)

    What's interesting is that she's been out seven years now and still does not seem to have a tenure track position at UW. She's a "Research Associate"--which can mean anything but sure sounds like "temporary" and "soft money". Maybe she just really, really doesn't want to leave Seattle. But still that's pretty pathetic when she's offering triple play diversity points as black, female and queer in a field that really lacks female and especially black talent. (There definitely are some physics queers, one of the aforementioned Jewish faculty was a sodomite and propositioned a couple of my grad school friends.) I'm guessing--just guessing mind you, absolutely no evidence--that she's not so pleasant to work with.
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  7. Yak-15 says:

    I am not so sure Europeans invented “whiteness.” Has she heard of the Indian caste system? What about the use of sun umbrellas in Middle Ages Japan, etc…

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  8. TWalsh2 says:

    Interesting read, she’s has nothing on Oswald Bates though:
    “First of all, we must internalize the ‘flatulation’ of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the ‘Indianisian’ proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I’d like to continue the ‘redundance’ of my quote, unquote ‘intestinal tract’, you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent – excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the ‘Afro-disiatic’ symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word ‘jalapeno’.”
    – Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3

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    she has nothing on Oswald Bates
     
    Talk about sketches that couldn't be made today.
    , @Stealth
    When I was a teenager, I nearly busted a gut when the camera zoomed out to reveal that Oswald Bates was an inmate.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    I have been watching episodes of In Living Color with a friend who'd never seen them before. They are hilarious, but could not be shown today, 25 years later, even though the series creator was black.

    Available on Amazon for cheap. Much funnier than the retarded poo poo SNL has done for years.
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  9. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

    We Wuz Scientistz…

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  10. slumber_j says:

    It’s Tricknology all the way down!!

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    It's that ol devil's tricknology of people who are very essentially white scamming their onto the diversity gravy train (Afro-American in this case), then spewing their phonied up outage for fame, moving on up the academic food chain and multikult pokemon points.
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  11. Cornbeef says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Black, Jewish, Woman AND a Physics “Ph.D?”

    Oh my, that’s a lot of Pokemon points. Clearly her opinion matters.

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  12. ic1000 says:

    After seeing their ads on TV, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein recently submitted a saliva sample to ancestry.com for DNA analysis. She was pleased to receive their findings, which read, “You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It’s not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct.”

    Surprisingly, every other customer who checked the “Are you a SJW?” box has gotten a similar report.

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    You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It’s not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct
     
    --Chinese Fortune Cookie in the Current Year
    , @fish

    “You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It’s not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct.”
     
    I got the same message yesterday after finishing my noodles at the local Chinese place. Well the, "You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character" part…there wasn't enough room on the fortune for the rest of it.
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  13. JackOH says:

    “Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.”

    Good Lord! Where does one begin with this aggrandizing, nasty piece of rubbish? The sneer quotes around “discoveries” are unjustified. Would Dr. Prescod-Weinstein have us believe there is no difference between localized, folkloric knowledge of willow bark remedies and the modern production of aspirin and the understanding of its effects? Another commenter rightly mentioned her straw-manning.

    I’m chalking this one up as another example of a Ph. D in a very specific area who expects student-like deference for polemics that are way out of her skill set. She’ll likely get good high-fives from the humanities folks, though.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    ....the modern production of aspirin and the understanding of its effects

    This is perhaps not the greatest example because the modern production of aspirin started in the late 19th century (indeed as a purified form of willow bark extract, known since ancient time as a fever reducer) but the actual mechanism of its action was not understood until 1971 (the guy who figured it out got a Nobel).
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  14. White people invented science. White people are bigoted. So science is bigoted.

    Got it.

    Next…

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  15. Ben Kurtz says: • Website
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    The Onion Singularity.

    “The Onion singularity is kind of like the Turing Test — it’s when the average reader can no longer reliability differentiate between a serious publication and satire.”

    I’ve been banging on for quite some time about it; now more and more people are starting to Notice.

    https://benkurtzblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/steve-sailer-has-picked-up-on-the-onion-singularity/

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  16. Guys, you need to realize that it’s not what you do or say, it’s who you are. This crap started decades ago with “structural” racism and the claim that nonwhites could not be racist because of a power differential. Now we get “white privilege.” These ideas are contrived to provide a rationale to exclude, shame and disadvantage every white male. It doesn’t matter what you do. They came for Robert E. Lee. OK. Then they came for Jesse Helms. Yeah. They came for Washington and Jefferson. Didn’t matter what good they had done. Then they came for Bernie Sanders. The left contains a bunch of males trying to protect themselves by proclaiming their allegiance to the dogma more and more loudly, but deep down they know the movement will come for them eventually. Do you think all those male Googlers who ranted about Damore really believe the dogma? They’re afraid for their high-prestige jobs where they write code all day and get free lattes and laundry.

    The movement intends come for you, no matter what you say or do.

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    ""Guys, you need to realize that it’s not what you do or say, it’s who you are."

    FB, you got it. Several of my most recent comments bemoan the naivete, or blindness, or ignorance of many folks here and in the general public who don't understand the shamelessness of the SJW crowd stems from some pretty awful philosophies.
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  17. Dr. X says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.

    BWAHAHAHA! Funniest thing I’ve seen in a month… real joker, Ms. Hypnenated-Weinstein is.

    She claims to be black, but that ain’t fried chicken on her plate…

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  18. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    Right when I first read her name — even before finishing the article — I just had to see what she looked like:

    She’s a Jewlatto if I’ve ever seen one! Looks like she’s got the SJW tendencies from both sides … heredity maybe?

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    Jewlatto! You should send that to urbandictionary,com. Be sure to include all your contact info because I am sure they will want to give you full credit. Then stock up on ammo and food.
    , @e
    Quite a nose.
    No, I'm not punching down. I'm a woman, commenting on some aspect of another woman's physical traits, as we women do.
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  19. TheJester says:

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.

    I have a female relative who spent 11 years working on her doctoral dissertation in education. It statistically proved that the male patriarchy oppressed women in education. The department finally awarded her a doctorate and sent her on her way. My insight into higher academics suggests that they knew they could not throw her out of the program because she was a woman. Next, they thought that the decade-long delay would motivate her to drop out of the program … and when that didn’t work, they acquiesced and gave her a doctorate to get rid of her.

    She never used her doctorate (I guess there is not much of a market for doctoral theses that prove men are assholes). After decades in odd-jobs, the relative retired to a limited income life on Social Security. Her anger has not abated. She takes it all personal. Men are still assholes who conspired against her and her brilliance to condemn her to a life of poverty and loneliness.

    Her most famous quote: “No god-damned man is ever going to tell me what to do …!”

    What hath God wrought!? (Numbers 23:23)

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    • Replies: @Spirit of the Fighting 69th
    "Most saliently in the context of the Google memo, our scientific educations almost never talk about the invention of whiteness and the invention of race.." News flash: The ancient Egyptians clearly delineated races in their tomb paintings with Nubians painted as black, the Egyptians tanish but clearly Semitic. It was those evil whites in their imperial quests who would stop human sacrifice and slavery, introduce immunization and modern agriculture and create modern science. Were it not for those "evil whites" most of those alive today wouldn't exist. I do not dispute her scientific expertise, but the rest of her utterances are sophomoric.
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  20. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    For a black body she sure is radiating a lot of energy in the visible light spectrum.

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    • Replies: @Melendwyr
    Not at all. If you carefully measure her electromagnetic emissions, I think you'll find that she emits only in the infrared, not the visible portions of the spectrum.
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  21. Anon7 says:

    Among traditionally black colleges, the largest producer of black female physics grads is Dillard University. In the past ten years, they’ve given physics degrees to 9 black women, almost one per year.

    In the following video, Janelle Monae, a black actress who played a mathematician in the movie Hidden Figures, which showed how black women helped NASA put a man on the moon, is given an honorary degree at the 2017 commencement exercises.

    There is also a brief interview with Dr. Trivia Frazier, a black female biomedical engineer who got her physics degree at Dillard.

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  22. Jason Liu says:

    Evolutionary psychology isn’t any more nebulous or speculative than psychology in general. Why don’t equalists ever go after the broader field?

    And besides, many conclusions reached in sociology or anthropology make evo psych look absolutely objective by comparison.

    She is getting shanked in the comments, though. So there’s that.

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    Shanked?

    This is not the verb you were looking for.
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  23. jim jones says:

    Isaac Newton was an African

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    Right. His real name was Malcolm X Newton; Huey is a direct descendant.

    We wuz Fisicks Kangsz and sheeit!
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  24. the latest in a long line of white men to justify their superiority with bogus studies

    At least Slate is finally acknowledging that white men are superior. That’s a major breakthrough right there.

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  25. From the article’s concluding paragraph:

    “It’s time to turn the tables on this debate. Rather than leaning in and trying endlessly to prove our humanity and value, people like him should have to prove that our inferiority is the problem. Eliminate structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men and see if we fail. Run the experiment. Be a scientist about it.”

    In other words, give in to all of our demands, allow a total Marxist restructuring of society, then we can talk about whether it was a good idea. That’s the scientific way.

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    In other words, give in to all of our demands, allow a total Marxist restructuring of society, then we can talk about whether it was a good idea. That’s the scientific way.
     
    Yes, that would be an interesting experiment, but this is no groundbreaking field, as these experiments have been done, but I guess the science is not settled.

    If there had just been more scientific journal articles about, say the 70-year-long longitudinal study of multiple-leader Communism performed in the former country of Russia or maybe the 40-year trial of single-leader Communism in Red China, we'd be able to discuss this.

    I think there should have been more peer review done. Maybe there should have been a control group, just a piece of the Ukraine or somewhere that the Soviets could have left alone. At least Chairman Researcher Mao was wise enough to leave a control group in Formosa. However, other aspects of his experiment could rightfully be criticized. The starvation of Chinese people samples for example, in the mow down 40 million flowers program, was done with neither design-of-experiments methods nor statistical analysis, necessary for this multi-variate study.

    I guess maybe another long-term experiment with Communism IS necessary, as right now there is no scientific consensus. All we hear is unscientific nonsense from the deniers, like "Communism is Bad, mmkayy?"

    , @Harold

    “It’s time to turn the tables on this debate. Rather than leaning in and trying endlessly to prove our humanity and value, people like him should have to prove that our inferiority is the problem. Eliminate structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men and see if we fail. Run the experiment. Be a scientist about it.”
     
    Another example of exactly backwards chutzpah. The way it is now is that their equal ‘humanity and value’ is assumed and the only reason people think there are ‘structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men’ is that there aren’t equal outcomes.
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  26. Weinstein.

    Thats where both the brains and greivance mongering comes from.

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  27. “Stop Equating “Science” With Truth”

    I wonder whether this applies to climate change.

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  28. When you consider it, liberals are more anti science, than conservatives. I would imagine there are less people that believe in the bible literally, than there are people who believe the various races of man do not differ at all on iq, tesosterone, psychopathy and conscientiousness.

    The other thing liberals like doing is pretending homosexuality is genetic (which is impossible), and more darkly, that race-ism is a ‘learned’ social norm when its clearly instinctive.

    But the worst anti-science belief is the most obvious one that women are physically and neurologically the same as men. This is third wave feminism however.

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  29. This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

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    I think the normies are coming to terms with fake news, but they still react to it. I think most get the race issue, but only in the context of blacks. Even that is limited to crime and sports. Most people are still locked into the religion of the blank slate. "If only blacks would study hard instead of play basketball and shoot each other!"

    It's important to remember that we are still way outside the norm. It remains much more profitable for Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to be a social justice warrior in the physics department than an actual physicist.
    , @Altai
    Yes, it used to be socially acceptable to mock these people as was the trend during the 90s when they first began to manifest in academic earnest. (The second generation of academics who had never known anything else) Nobody thought that in the late 2000s their mind-virus would come to dominate the media and in so doing provide a visual sign of the incestuous and gatekeeper nature of the media, like injecting dye to find the flow of a leak.

    Everyone can see the moral panic. As has been told before the shift from criticising actions to criticising whole populations (IE, from chastising people who threatened the social contract to creating a new social contract which excluded white people) that would otherwise be on their side is what triggered this. Now people were involved in a zero-sum game of domination. GamerGate radicalised a shed-tonne of young men who thought they were progressives. With this the rise of alt-right youtube and Twitter. The power of contrarians, they can be convinced of something with enough evidence and everyone knows at least one who can bring it up.

    I do think the 'alt-right' has been heavily damaged by being out in the wilderness with libertarians for too long though.

    Most important, however are young people who see the listlessness and direction less nature of their modern nations and want some control and security and not just platitudes that endless deconstruction of society and unending importation of clannish, selfish people (At a time that young people in the West are as universalistic and understanding as can be expected) who seem to hate them. They want something more than they're being offered and see the current order has no will or answers and kowtows to whatever lobby has the most will at the expense of the very future and stability of the countries they govern.

    , @Daniel Chieh
    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of "but conservatives are horrible for women!" "The Right doesn't use 'they' and I feel excluded!' 'I won't be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!"

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    If you listen to NPR and read the New Yorker and New York Times, your liberal views will never be challenged. Whenever the facts reported would seem to threaten them, an explanation is always provided to bring the story in line with the Narrative.
    , @prole
    More men are noticing, but only married women with children are able to notice. Having children forces many females to open their eyes to the vast biological differences between males and females. My cousin was one, after having 4 kids she now realizes gender is not a social construct, but still voted for Hillary...her husband has always voted for the GOP candidate.
    , @Clark Westwood

    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?
     
    It's really hard to say because (1) the vast majority of people who "notice" have learned to hide their views from all but their most trusted inner circle, and (2) even if more people were open about it, the MSM would never cover it accurately (if at all). What I keep reminding myself, however, is that Trump was Trump throughout his campaign and he won the election. That proves that there are a lot of people out there who were "noticing" even before the election--in numbers much much greater than the MSM would acknowledge. And their numbers can only have increased since the election.
    , @Lot
    Whites diverse areas never believed in race egalitarianism. They voted for Dems like Bill Clinton because of economic issues.
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  30. The Z Blog says: • Website
    @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    I think the normies are coming to terms with fake news, but they still react to it. I think most get the race issue, but only in the context of blacks. Even that is limited to crime and sports. Most people are still locked into the religion of the blank slate. “If only blacks would study hard instead of play basketball and shoot each other!”

    It’s important to remember that we are still way outside the norm. It remains much more profitable for Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to be a social justice warrior in the physics department than an actual physicist.

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  31. PSR says:

    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is ‘unmitigated chaos’ with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

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    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is ‘unmitigated chaos’ with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

     

    I wouldn't put India in the same bucket here. It is one of the major--basically the 3rd--civilizations of the world. It was/is distinctly behind the West and China, but it had--and still does--something that could be called "civilization". Indians developed written language thousands of years back and have a recorded literature--never done in black Africa. You can go to India and see all sorts of architecture put up before the Brits arrived. The highlight of black African "architecture" is the Great Zimbabwe--a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.

    India is in in no way shape or form "Africa" and Indians of any stripe--whatever there faults--don't behave like Africans.

    It is interesting speculative history what India would be like without British colonialism. My HBD informed guess is that in a lot of ways it would be very similar to how it is now--they would have picked up and run with a lot of inventions from the West as the Chinese have done--but much more likely composed of many separate states--divided on linguistic lines--so much more chaotic. There's little doubt--including from the serious fair-minded Indians I know--that India benefited tremendously from colonialism. British law, parliamentary democracy, railroads, familiarity with the English language--helping them now tremendously in tech--and a (mostly) united nation.

    Africa without colonialism would be ... "different". This would actually be much better for the rest of us, because colonialism and the concurrent introduction of Western technology and medicine has ended up producing ... a lot more Africans.
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  32. Damn you Voltaire! Damn you to nonexistent Hell!

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  33. Mr. Anon says:

    I remember the days when scientists labored in obscurity. Now they hang out a shingle to announce they’re open for business:

    C. Prescod-Weinstein

    She doesn’t seem to view herself as a scientist, so much as a Brand. Lookout Neil DeGrasse-Tyson – this woman is coming for your job. She’s black, she’s a woman, and she can out-hypenate even your name.

    Also, according to her CV, she left her first graduate school after four years, was the “Martin Luther King Fellow at MIT”, and only has one first-author journal article. I’d put the chances on her being a fraud who has been carried along by her co-workers at 20-30%.

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    She has a pretty wacky essay/manifesto posted, Decolonising Science Reading List,
    It’s The End of Science As You Know It
    , an excerpt:

    There are two different angles at play in the discussion about colonialism and science. First is what constitutes scientific epistemology and what its origins are. As a physicist, I was taught that physics began with the Greeks and later Europeans inherited their ideas and expanded on them. In this narrative, people of African descent and others are now relative newcomers to science, and questions of inclusion and diversity in science are related back to “bringing science to underrepresented minority and people of color communities.” The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin.[my emphasis.] This complicates both racist narratives about people of color and innovation as well as discourse around whether science is fundamentally wedded to Euro-American operating principles of colonialism, imperialism and domination for the purpose of resource extraction.
     
    The list is pretty amusing.
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  34. Altai says:
    @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    Yes, it used to be socially acceptable to mock these people as was the trend during the 90s when they first began to manifest in academic earnest. (The second generation of academics who had never known anything else) Nobody thought that in the late 2000s their mind-virus would come to dominate the media and in so doing provide a visual sign of the incestuous and gatekeeper nature of the media, like injecting dye to find the flow of a leak.

    Everyone can see the moral panic. As has been told before the shift from criticising actions to criticising whole populations (IE, from chastising people who threatened the social contract to creating a new social contract which excluded white people) that would otherwise be on their side is what triggered this. Now people were involved in a zero-sum game of domination. GamerGate radicalised a shed-tonne of young men who thought they were progressives. With this the rise of alt-right youtube and Twitter. The power of contrarians, they can be convinced of something with enough evidence and everyone knows at least one who can bring it up.

    I do think the ‘alt-right’ has been heavily damaged by being out in the wilderness with libertarians for too long though.

    Most important, however are young people who see the listlessness and direction less nature of their modern nations and want some control and security and not just platitudes that endless deconstruction of society and unending importation of clannish, selfish people (At a time that young people in the West are as universalistic and understanding as can be expected) who seem to hate them. They want something more than they’re being offered and see the current order has no will or answers and kowtows to whatever lobby has the most will at the expense of the very future and stability of the countries they govern.

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  35. Sometimes the genius in a book is in the editing.

    BTW, isn’t science the search for the truth, not the truth itself?

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  36. Another lecture on the evil of whiteness by not just a POC, but an LGBTQWERTY POC!

    Lectures rotting in the fields! Doing the job white SJWs won’t! Where would we be without all this diversity!

    I think Sailer’s Law of Journalism applies here.

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  37. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of “but conservatives are horrible for women!” “The Right doesn’t use ‘they’ and I feel excluded!’ ‘I won’t be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!”

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.

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    Adorno (ok, wait a minute, please) - ehh, he once mentioned, that it is an illusion to think, that secularisation would be an easy task.

    The longer the more I tend to think, that this sentence of his is a very important one. I take your example as a perfect illustration of Adrno's thought, but I reformulate it now: Secularization comes at a price, too. and the price is: In the first place: Narzisissm.

    , @Flip
    I know a young white woman who voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary and Jill Stein in the general, who made the comment that she didn't understand why we were paying poor black women to have illegitimate children who were unlikely to be productive citizens. I guess even socialists (or maybe especially socialists) realize the impact of freeloaders.

    I was reminded of a quote by George Bernard Shaw:

    "I also made it quite clear that Socialism means equality of income or nothing, and that under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly feed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well."
    , @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.
    , @Desiderius
    They've been running on bigotry and hatred (of Republicans, conservatives, Christians, whites, males, kulaks, whatever it takes) for a good long while now. It's been (more than) enough culturally if not electorally. Then again the gains of the feckless, overly nice Rs (as opposed to Rs that can get anything done) is likely a a direct result of the Ds overplaying the bold hate.
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  38. Mr. Anon says:

    Of course, I was adorably naïve about both the difficulty that quantum gravity presented us (we’ve made little progress in the 18 years since I started university) and about the relationship between science and humanity’s various imperfections.

    Maybe if theoretical physicists spent more time on actual physics and less on SJW signalling, we’d be further along.

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  39. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Is that Rachel Donezal’s sister?

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    It's not Chanda's fault if she was blessed with "good hair" .
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  40. Clyde says:
    @slumber_j
    It's Tricknology all the way down!!

    It’s that ol devil’s tricknology of people who are very essentially white scamming their onto the diversity gravy train (Afro-American in this case), then spewing their phonied up outage for fame, moving on up the academic food chain and multikult pokemon points.

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    Yep, she's a scammer and a vicious one at that.

    But lets be honest. Being black opens a lot of doors that normally aren't open to whites. Such as local, state and federal jobs. Government contractors love to hire blacks as well. Acceptance into exclusive schools and given passing grades no matter how stupid you are.

    In the private sector you become almost fire proof.

    So being a fake black or even American Indian has real advantages.
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  41. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    If you listen to NPR and read the New Yorker and New York Times, your liberal views will never be challenged. Whenever the facts reported would seem to threaten them, an explanation is always provided to bring the story in line with the Narrative.

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    The NYT continues to be read as the gospel word, even by people that should know better, but that is changing slowly--says this resident NYer. I quit it during the 2000 campaign. An older, left/liberal friend was astonished 15 years ago when I told him I didn't read it, now understands my perspective and lampoons it about as often as I do.
    , @Nico
    I have a liberal friend who makes it a point to read National Review as well, "even though it pisses me off," she says, to try to get "balance." Of course, that's not even close to in the ballpark, and I didn't even bother to mention to her that Steve Sailer, TakiMag, VDare or even Chronicles even exist, as I'm pretty sure she'd have a heart attack if she cracked any of those open.

    And even if she were able to swallow it and just read the thing, the obvious problem is that if any of such outlets do get media attention, her favorite "reliable" go-tos (NYT, Atlantic, Slate) caricature and libel the arguments so much that she'd think they were already debunked.

    Ultimately liberals and others on the left come in one of two shades. Either they actually want an apocalypse on whites and Christians or they don't see that such an apocalypse is coming or that an eventual gradual dissipation could possibly mean a worse planet, and like a Muslim who won't allow himself to think of the possibility that Mohammed died, they won't allow themselves to think of the possibility that a whiter and more Christian region might, just might, be a more pleasant place to live in.
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  42. prole says:
    @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    More men are noticing, but only married women with children are able to notice. Having children forces many females to open their eyes to the vast biological differences between males and females. My cousin was one, after having 4 kids she now realizes gender is not a social construct, but still voted for Hillary…her husband has always voted for the GOP candidate.

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  43. Liberals: “I Fucking Love Science!”
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.

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    Liberals: “I Fucking Love Science!”
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.
     
    Ehh - Murray and Herrnstein and Putnam and Peterson and.. are all liberals, aren't they? And they all love(d) their (subversive=critical) work, don't they?
    , @Lurker
    The only science they really love is evolutionary theory because it undermines a particular strawman of theirs - creationism. And now this girl is attacking evolution too! Which leaves them with just about zero.

    Like so much else their argument works in one dimension only.

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  44. @Daniel Chieh
    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of "but conservatives are horrible for women!" "The Right doesn't use 'they' and I feel excluded!' 'I won't be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!"

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.

    Adorno (ok, wait a minute, please) – ehh, he once mentioned, that it is an illusion to think, that secularisation would be an easy task.

    The longer the more I tend to think, that this sentence of his is a very important one. I take your example as a perfect illustration of Adrno’s thought, but I reformulate it now: Secularization comes at a price, too. and the price is: In the first place: Narzisissm.

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    Or to put it simply: You don't take people's religion away, you just give them a different one.
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  45. NickG says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    I suppose one really shouldn’t notice that Phenotypically she looks as much 4×2 as sub-Saharan. Not that this bares one iota on the validity or otherwise* of what she says, it’s just very funny.

    * it’s tosh.

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    I hate to say this, being 4 by 2 ish myself, but I think it does have relevance. The female Giulatto is a special category of the SJW, a sort of perfect storm/Frankenstein monster of SJW tendencies all crammed into one body. She has almost, but not quite, the mathematical chops to make it as a legitimate theoretical physicist on her own merit - it is tantalizingly close, frustratingly close but not quite there - the very thing that gives her her identity as a "black woman" is also the thing that is holding her back - just ONE more distant ancestor from the shtetl and ONE less from the jungle and she might have what it takes it for real. But without that one, she is nothing, she is a fraud, she is Rachel Dolezal. She keeps herself in the running by scraping by on AA bonus points that on some level she knows that she barely deserves. She gets to be a visiting scholar at MIT but only as the Martin Luther King visiting scholar - everyone knows what that really means though they pretend not to. But the verbal skills are there and the sense of racial grievance is there, big time, so there you have it.
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  46. @Harry Baldwin
    Liberals: "I Fucking Love Science!"
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.

    Liberals: “I Fucking Love Science!”
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.

    Ehh – Murray and Herrnstein and Putnam and Peterson and.. are all liberals, aren’t they? And they all love(d) their (subversive=critical) work, don’t they?

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    Being a non-American, you wouldn't know that "I Fucking Love Science" is a hashtag liberals use when posting science news that pleases them on facebook.
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  47. Barnard says:
    @Arclight
    I frequently see lefties these days assert there was no concept of race until Europeans developed it when they decided to go a-colonizing, as though no one anywhere on this entire planet recognized that there are groups of humans that don't look like them or share the same customs and culture until white people in a handful of Western European nations did so fairly recently. It's bizarre that anyone believes this and gives more credence to the comparisons of modern progressive thought and that of a cult.

    At least in Europe until the last 70-80 years or so it was common for people to refer to their own nationality as a race. I have read comments about the Danish race and Scottish race, etc.

    I didn’t think the “Science Must Fall” video from South Africa last year picked up much traction on the left. This article seems like the same sort of thing, Slate is posting it as clickbait and it won’t get taking seriously.

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  48. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    It’s really hard to say because (1) the vast majority of people who “notice” have learned to hide their views from all but their most trusted inner circle, and (2) even if more people were open about it, the MSM would never cover it accurately (if at all). What I keep reminding myself, however, is that Trump was Trump throughout his campaign and he won the election. That proves that there are a lot of people out there who were “noticing” even before the election–in numbers much much greater than the MSM would acknowledge. And their numbers can only have increased since the election.

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  49. AndrewR says:

    The Jewlatta is arguably the most toxic type of person that exists.

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  50. TheBoom says:

    “invention of whiteness”

    That is a new one to me. Did the Kangz invent it?

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  51. Jack D says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    BTW, the sistah’s drink looks tribal enough, with twigs and leaves and stuff, but do I see the White Man’s iPhone at her elbow? Talk about cultural appropriation…

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  52. Flip says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of "but conservatives are horrible for women!" "The Right doesn't use 'they' and I feel excluded!' 'I won't be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!"

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.

    I know a young white woman who voted for Bernie Sanders in the primary and Jill Stein in the general, who made the comment that she didn’t understand why we were paying poor black women to have illegitimate children who were unlikely to be productive citizens. I guess even socialists (or maybe especially socialists) realize the impact of freeloaders.

    I was reminded of a quote by George Bernard Shaw:

    “I also made it quite clear that Socialism means equality of income or nothing, and that under socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly feed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well.”

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  53. Jack D says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Is that Rachel Donezal's sister?

    It’s not Chanda’s fault if she was blessed with “good hair” .

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  54. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Big honkers everywhere in this story. Damore has an Updike snout. Chanda Prescod Weinstein has a hog-sized snout that a wild boar would be proud of. E-I, E-I Ohh.

    Perhaps highy intelligent people have big fat two car garages planted on their face to increase their oxygen usage capacity. But that theory is debunked everyday in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The neo-Normans should have no trouble taking charge when the time comes. The disgusting ruling class morons are making themselves more and more laughable with each passing day. From the non-European corporate executive at Google who fired Damore, to this yenta Chanda boob, the anti-White slobs are losing their marbles. But they still have their power; they still have their money; and they still have plans for you. Only now they fear what average White Core Americans might do to them when the neo-Normans come to power.

    Folks, we need to move immediately from Neo-Conism to Neo-Normanism.

    The answer to 1984 is 1066.

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  55. George says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/

    Her Twitter page implies Bajan heritage from all the flags of Barbados. Based on anecdotal evidence I think the US should allow unrestricted immigration from Barbadoes and the Cayman Islands.

    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Google insists on adding husband to searches of her name. She is apparently married to someone of Asian descent.

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    Her Weinstein-Wong children I am sure will identify as Black.
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  56. eah says:

    Yes, exactly.

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  57. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    A smugot progot.

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  58. Tulip says:

    Stop equating “sexual intercourse” with having an actual partner. I have known for years that there is no difference between onanism and actually screwing someone else. Further, sexual intercourse has been used, since its invention, as a tool of the patriarchy in the form of rape and other nasty business. From now on, I’m going to go f#$@ myself, and I hope Chanda will join me.

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  59. Hi Steve, have you considered posting archive links to poor quality sites? “Writers” have correctly found they can drive traffic by making extreme poorly argued claims. By using an archive link you can stop incentivising this practice by refusing them ad revenue.

    http://archive.is/

    Thanks!

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    It improves user privacy and decreases SJW ad dispays too. It further reduces link rot.
    , @larry lurker
    Eh. It would be kind of shitty to offer up an article for us commenters to tear to shreds without even linking to the original.

    Not linking to original sources is something Danielle Brown would do.
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  60. jJay says:

    The physical world does not care what your opinion of it is, Chandra.

    Ayn Rand, another smart gal, explains:

    http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/primacy_of_existence_vs_primacy_of_consciousness.html

    I’m spitballing way outside my league here, but HBD even denies that consciousness (what you think and the way you go about it) is separate from the immutable physical world.

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  61. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Damore is attacked as having support of Alt Right.

    Guilt by Appreciation.

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  62. res says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    The top rated comments are great (and it is a nice touch that the top rated comment appears in a box next to the article).

    This was my favorite:

    Yohami Zerpa 6 hours ago
    This article is intellectually dishonest, without the intellectual part.

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  63. A mulatto Jewess; the perfect storm of white-hatred

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  64. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Now we know why HAL went crazy.

    It was programmed by touchy progots.

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    As "he" is being deactivated HAL (a simple letter shifted version of Big Blue) reveals that his instructor "was Mr. Langley."
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  65. It is the rare scientific education that includes a simultaneous conversation about the rise of violent, imperialist globalization during the same time period. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

    I think, for the most part, she has her causation reversed.

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    is there a reason articles like this so rarely have examples, or even links to examples of the claimed justice-fact? Its 2017, can't we have hyperlinks to wikipedia articles at least?

    (of course, she probably can't be bothered to write a Wikipedia article)
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  66. George says:

    She discusses her family:

    Yes, Slavery Happened in the Caribbean Too

    https://medium.com/@chanda/yes-slavery-happened-in-the-caribbean-too-8eb1ee72c8f

    She links to this history of Barbados

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/barbados_01.shtml

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  67. Lurker says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Liberals: "I Fucking Love Science!"
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.

    The only science they really love is evolutionary theory because it undermines a particular strawman of theirs – creationism. And now this girl is attacking evolution too! Which leaves them with just about zero.

    Like so much else their argument works in one dimension only.

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    They believe in evolution only insofar as they can use it as a cudgel against creationist Christians; that is their sole purpose for it. They deny its actual implications tirelessly.
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  69. JimB says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    I’m sure Chandra Prescott-Weinstein is auditioning to be a future Google employee since her field of study has been dead as a door nail for at least the past decade, and it seems unlikely she will get a professorship in a top school, where physics departments have been drastically downsizing since the 90′s. Now that all the intellectual heavy lifting has been done in particle physics decades ago there are many opportunities for uninspired <135 IQ types like Chandra to compose dull review papers and reinvestigate the error bars on some past result.

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    I’m sure Chandra Prescott-Weinstein is auditioning to be a future Google employee since her field of study has been dead as a door nail for at least the past decade, and it seems unlikely she will get a professorship in a top school, where physics departments have been drastically downsizing since the 90′s. Now that all the intellectual heavy lifting has been done in particle physics decades ago there are many opportunities for uninspired <135 IQ types like Chandra to compose dull review papers and reinvestigate the error bars on some past result.
     
    Amen.
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  70. Forbes says:
    @ic1000
    After seeing their ads on TV, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein recently submitted a saliva sample to ancestry.com for DNA analysis. She was pleased to receive their findings, which read, "You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It's not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct."

    Surprisingly, every other customer who checked the "Are you a SJW?" box has gotten a similar report.

    You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It’s not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct

    –Chinese Fortune Cookie in the Current Year

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  71. 22pp22 says:

    Real astrophysicists do astrophysics, not activism.

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  72. Forbes says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    If you listen to NPR and read the New Yorker and New York Times, your liberal views will never be challenged. Whenever the facts reported would seem to threaten them, an explanation is always provided to bring the story in line with the Narrative.

    The NYT continues to be read as the gospel word, even by people that should know better, but that is changing slowly–says this resident NYer. I quit it during the 2000 campaign. An older, left/liberal friend was astonished 15 years ago when I told him I didn’t read it, now understands my perspective and lampoons it about as often as I do.

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    I quit when they showed the photo not of the jackbooted thugs capturing Elian Gonzalez, but the picture of smiling Elian reunited with his father. I frankly thought he should be returned to his father, but the photo of the year was the armed forces and terrified child.

    That happened in 2000, and I haven't paid for a NYT since.
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  73. fish says:
    @ic1000
    After seeing their ads on TV, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein recently submitted a saliva sample to ancestry.com for DNA analysis. She was pleased to receive their findings, which read, "You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It's not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct."

    Surprisingly, every other customer who checked the "Are you a SJW?" box has gotten a similar report.

    “You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character. It’s not possible to make any statements about your ancestry or ethnic background, because Race Is A Social Construct.”

    I got the same message yesterday after finishing my noodles at the local Chinese place. Well the, “You are a person of great wisdom, beauty, strength, and inner character” part…there wasn’t enough room on the fortune for the rest of it.

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  74. @Daniel Chieh
    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of "but conservatives are horrible for women!" "The Right doesn't use 'they' and I feel excluded!' 'I won't be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!"

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.

    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

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    Lefties could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to Christians if they'd just stop trying to kill babies.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Its funny how "basic civil rights" is such a flexible term to expand. I also think it should be my basic civil right to murder people who inconvenience me.

    Narcissism, the great expander of rights.

    , @dfordoom

    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.
     
    Translation: Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just become liberals.
    , @Joe Franklin

    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

     

    The US constitution says the people and their associated state government define civil rights, not the federal government.

    Read the constitution's 9th and 10th amendments for more clarification.

    It was the people and their state governments that defined the Bill of Rights, not the federal government. For that matter, it was the people and the state governments that defined the entire constitution to place hard limits on a federal government that they created.

    Birth control and abortion are state issues, not federal issues.

    Leftist turn almost everything in politics into a federal issue because leftist are totalitarian and leftist are consummate liars.
    , @Mr. Anon
    What contemporary conservative politician wants to ban birth control? Or shames people for using them?
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  75. Real astrophysicists do astrophysics, not activism.

    If you find yourself in a field where you basically can’t compete, post-modernist deconstructive “analysis” can be a very handy substitute for real research. Especially if you’re primarily a verbal person (as American women and blacks tend to be).

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  76. CCZ says:

    From http://lgbtphysicists.org/excellence.html

    You can’t spend any amount of time doing Diversity work in Physics without hearing the name of Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein has taken every step of their career with the mindset that the fields of physics, astronomy, and cosmology must be open, accessible, and ethical to people coming from many backgrounds and identities.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.”

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    Sounds like she does a lot more work about the races and attitudes of physicists than actually doing physics. Physics needs less people like her. I'd be curious what her actual math-based physics work is like, if it exists.
    , @CJ

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.
     
    An astronomer who opposes building a better telescope. Pretty much says it all.
    , @fish

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.”
     
    So pretty much anything except physics…...
    , @Bugg
    Looks a lot like 40 acres and a PhD.
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  77. J1234 says:

    It is the rare scientific education that includes a simultaneous conversation about the rise of violent, imperialist globalization during the same time period.

    And this person wants to be the conscience of scientific thought?? Shouldn’t science be a little less…emotional than that?

    Common Core is distrusted by many conservatives because it wants to use early grade level content in history and English as a pretext for instilling progressive values in six and seven year olds, regardless of what their parents’ views are. It seems that science is following suit; our state board of education is considering adopting the Next Generation science standards, which has a reputation for putting political spin on scientific issues, while at the same time improving the grades (but not knowledge) of mediocre science students.

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  78. Ron Unz says:

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success. The ongoing anecdotal evidence of one’s eyes and those dishonest tape-measures would be overwhelming refuted by numerous scientific studies and front-page stories in the top newspapers. These days, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon (for books and films) could easily create their own reality by simply filtering out all discordant viewpoints.

    Perhaps things might reach at point at which Height-Equality Deniers were generally regarded as mentally-ill lunatics who should be shipped off to insane asylums for their own personal safety?…

    And those countries around the world whose leaders refused to publicly endorse Height-Equality thereby demonstrated that they were severe potential threats to world peace, and therefore necessary targets of economic sanctions or even military attack…

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    There to be some stand-up Russian comedian making fun of this tendency against common sense in the US, surely? The jokes virtually write themselves.

    The wisdom of China blocking Google gained a lot of my respect lately.

    , @Charles Pewitt
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/895409762082447360

    Big Brother Wants to Remind You That Steve Sailer Is 6 feet 4 Inches Tall, And Hillary Clinton Is Just As Tall As Sailer, And If You Don' t Agree, You Will Be Sent To Room 101.
    , @anonguy

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.
     
    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women's relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we've never met one. And it wasn't a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine's ass. And it isn't a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people's minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.
    , @JackOH
    LOL, plus, I agree. Somewhere in my comment history, I think I noted that a media campaign whose only copy was "2 + 2 = 5" would induce a significant minority to rethink arithmetic.
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  79. Slate sometimes had something worthwhile a few years ago, but they’ve turned into a joke since Trump was elected. She purposely or just out of ignorance completely misrepresents what Dalmore said (and where does that Jefferson stuff come from?). A publication that actually employed editors wouldn’t have let that pass.

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  80. @Daniel Chieh
    Somewhat, but ultimately this is complicated by the fact that people all have personal interests which usually are threatened by any disruption of the liberal orthodoxy. I knew a woman, for example, who had no particular reason to support liberalism and indeed felt that limiting immigration might be worthwhile, but then she freaked out at the notion of "but conservatives are horrible for women!" "The Right doesn't use 'they' and I feel excluded!' 'I won't be able to self-actualize and they will use the default perspective of that of men!"

    All of the religious talking points, repeated smoothly and without fail. She was a good Christian once too, so she took to her new religion pretty well.

    They’ve been running on bigotry and hatred (of Republicans, conservatives, Christians, whites, males, kulaks, whatever it takes) for a good long while now. It’s been (more than) enough culturally if not electorally. Then again the gains of the feckless, overly nice Rs (as opposed to Rs that can get anything done) is likely a a direct result of the Ds overplaying the bold hate.

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    Fear and loathing. These are not the Jedi that they think they are, despite the mind tricks they use.
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  81. @Ron Unz
    For something like twenty years I've been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they'd probably have a reasonably good chance of success. The ongoing anecdotal evidence of one's eyes and those dishonest tape-measures would be overwhelming refuted by numerous scientific studies and front-page stories in the top newspapers. These days, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon (for books and films) could easily create their own reality by simply filtering out all discordant viewpoints.

    Perhaps things might reach at point at which Height-Equality Deniers were generally regarded as mentally-ill lunatics who should be shipped off to insane asylums for their own personal safety?...

    And those countries around the world whose leaders refused to publicly endorse Height-Equality thereby demonstrated that they were severe potential threats to world peace, and therefore necessary targets of economic sanctions or even military attack...

    There to be some stand-up Russian comedian making fun of this tendency against common sense in the US, surely? The jokes virtually write themselves.

    The wisdom of China blocking Google gained a lot of my respect lately.

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    But the Chinese bestsellers list is dominated by books called “How I Got My Daughter into Yale” or whatever.

    Besides what these say about the [lack of] taste of the Chinese reading public (such works presumably make Dan Brown look like T.S. Eliot), how about creating their own Yales for their daughters to attend? Or, far better, how about neither enrapturedly worshipping, nor seeking to emulate, the single worst self-destructive error of the West?

    That is, academia, the priesthood-potentate, the worst error because it’s upstream from leftism, which is upstream from democracy, which is upstream from mass immigration. The Chinese, though they have no reason to and every warning against, appear determined to keep chugging that Charles River Kool-Aid, raving about its nutritiousness and deliciousness even as they spasm and foam at the mouth.

    China blocking Google is more a stopped-clock type deal than any kind of sign they’ve learned from (or even correctly identified) our mistakes. All the damage Google has or will ever do (which might not be for too much longer, given the rise of adblockers) won’t be a thousandth as bad as that caused by UC Chinatown Berkeley alone.

    China blocking US sites is more a smart bit of protectionism than anything else, as it has been able to create its own software industry and crop of billionaires by simply creating their own Google+Amazon+Facebook+Twitter+Uber doppelgängers for the Chinese market.



    Mr. Wang takes his seat beside Mr. White on the Shanghai maglev. Wang notices White is going quite bald.

    “Good thing I shampoo with Rogaine daily!” Mr. Wang thinks to himself.

    Another thing. “Forgive my bluntness, but you smell like you just took a bath in pig diarrhea and rotting fish—haven’t you realized?” asks Wang of White.

    “Oh. No, I don’t think so,” replies White. “You see here?” he asked, pointing to his nose.

    Or rather where his nose would be, for instead there was a large, hairy, sweaty ballsack, which bounced gently against his chin as he spoke.

    “How strange!” exclaims Wang. “I hadn’t noticed that at all.”

    White chuckles. “It’s easy to miss!” His smile fades and his eyes narrow intensely, as if wincing from pain. “You see, I used to think the same way you do. I called those smells the ‘BO-phrase’.”

    “Without even thinking, I’d totally wipe them out whenever I found them. I’m so deeply sorry and very ashamed, but I’m never going to be able to escape the kind of man I really am.”

    “You see, there are complex, little-understood and highly-ritualized systems of interplay between noses, nostrils, breathing, breath, air, ‘smelly-ness,’ ‘smelling,’ mind, language, culture and socialization. Any interaction between ‘smellee’ and ‘smeller’ is inescapably bound to the context in which it occurs.”

    “To say we smell something ‘bad,’ is really to construct structurally-oppressive contexts in which we perceive that the ‘smell’ does not conform to traditional white middle-class notions of respectability.”

    “As we privilege and reinforce the dominant narrative within our spaces, we further marginalize experiences and perspectives drawn from Non-Western, Feminist, Queer, Non-Binary and Intersectional systems of smell and smelling.”

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend anyone,” says Wang, a bit confused.

    White shakes his head, the ballsack swinging in the opposite direction as it turns. “It’s our fault, not yours. European colonialism introduced structures of oppressive smell-smelling to China, into an existing context of progressive smell-smelling.”

    “Anyway, back to my story, I eventually made an appointment with my doctor. I hoped, I'm sorry to say, she would prescribe some more-effective means to 'wipe out' all the 'BO-phrase' I perceived. But the doctor challenged my perception that I had a 'problem' with 'bad' smell.”

    “She told me my experiences of a 'problem' were drawn from a white cisheterosexist patriarchal perspective, which served to erase marginalized nose-nasal experiences (except to be viewed as sex objects, either 'attractive' 'white-looking' noses or the 'ugly' 'primitive' noses of the racial Other—totally eradicating non-white nasal agency).”

    “I wasn't convinced, but she told me that's because I didn't know the science. In a study of dominant smell narrative-identifiers, after just two weeks of exposure to a 'bad' smell, they no longer perceived it as 'bad' at all.”

    “Not only that, but at the end of the two weeks the participants found every smell sweeter, not just the ones they'd experienced as 'bad.' So the ironic fact is having a diversity of vibrant smells benefits all smelling experiences, not only marginalized ones.”

    “But sadly, the study participants continued to perceive themselves as threatened by the existence of marginalized nose-nasal narratives, and as soon as the experiment ended they resumed suppressing perceived-'bad' smells just as violently as they had.”

    “So while people like me would benefit from a reassessment of social constructions around smelling, our lived experience prevents us from properly interrogating our preconceived narratives.”

    “Unless… I was interested in a radical new procedure.”

    “The balls?” asks Wang.

    “Yes, the balls,” answers White. “My nose was removed so I would no longer experience some smells as invalid or commit any other olfactory violence. Then the really genius part is they plugged up the hole with my ballsack, which was always getting in the way where it was.”

    “Now, if I detect a foul taste in the air (taste and smell are completely unrelated—durian fruit, soap), I just have to lick this salty salty ballsack,” he said, lapping at the balls to demonstrate.

    “My sinuses and throat still get the same natural lubrication as they did before. And, I'm now equipped to radically interrogate dominant narratives of the procreative sex act by exploring it as reoriented towards the female-bodied person's pleasure.”

    "Wow, that sure sounds like a great idea!” says Wang, eyes beaming. “Who's your surgeon?”
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  82. @Desiderius
    They've been running on bigotry and hatred (of Republicans, conservatives, Christians, whites, males, kulaks, whatever it takes) for a good long while now. It's been (more than) enough culturally if not electorally. Then again the gains of the feckless, overly nice Rs (as opposed to Rs that can get anything done) is likely a a direct result of the Ds overplaying the bold hate.

    Fear and loathing. These are not the Jedi that they think they are, despite the mind tricks they use.

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  83. Off topic…but not by too much:

    Why does Angela Nagle…author of “Kill all Normies…The Alt Right….”…want to flood her Native Ireland with Nigerians and Ghanians?

    Steve

    Google Moon Dunchin…the tranny mathematician and a favorite of the recently retired Baltimore Raven John Urschell….”she” wants to get Hillary Clinton elected via an application of the classical isoperimetric inequality to overcome racist gerrymandering…..Comrade Derbyshire can explain the math….

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  84. @Ron Unz
    For something like twenty years I've been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they'd probably have a reasonably good chance of success. The ongoing anecdotal evidence of one's eyes and those dishonest tape-measures would be overwhelming refuted by numerous scientific studies and front-page stories in the top newspapers. These days, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon (for books and films) could easily create their own reality by simply filtering out all discordant viewpoints.

    Perhaps things might reach at point at which Height-Equality Deniers were generally regarded as mentally-ill lunatics who should be shipped off to insane asylums for their own personal safety?...

    And those countries around the world whose leaders refused to publicly endorse Height-Equality thereby demonstrated that they were severe potential threats to world peace, and therefore necessary targets of economic sanctions or even military attack...

    Big Brother Wants to Remind You That Steve Sailer Is 6 feet 4 Inches Tall, And Hillary Clinton Is Just As Tall As Sailer, And If You Don’ t Agree, You Will Be Sent To Room 101.

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    “Feet” and “inches” are mere social constructs, who’s to say how long they really are in any given situation?
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  85. Tiny Duck says:

    Can I just say, as a queer man, I find statements about discrimination against straight white males both hilarious and infuriating. Infuriating because straight white males are attempting to piggyback on the concept of discrimination when the experience they’re describing doesn’t even come close to the actual experience of being in a non straight white male. Hilarious because straight white males are the reason that discrimination concept exists at all. This may be a shitty thing to say but, given what straight white males put the non straight white males community through for centuries, I don’t feel the least bit sorry for them

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    Can I just say,
     
    Shut the duck up, Tiny!

    as a queer man,
     
    Tiny, you're out of your element!
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  86. “…our scientific educations almost never talk about the invention of whiteness…”

    Will a google image search identify which black American scientist invented whiteness?

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  87. Nico says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    If you listen to NPR and read the New Yorker and New York Times, your liberal views will never be challenged. Whenever the facts reported would seem to threaten them, an explanation is always provided to bring the story in line with the Narrative.

    I have a liberal friend who makes it a point to read National Review as well, “even though it pisses me off,” she says, to try to get “balance.” Of course, that’s not even close to in the ballpark, and I didn’t even bother to mention to her that Steve Sailer, TakiMag, VDare or even Chronicles even exist, as I’m pretty sure she’d have a heart attack if she cracked any of those open.

    And even if she were able to swallow it and just read the thing, the obvious problem is that if any of such outlets do get media attention, her favorite “reliable” go-tos (NYT, Atlantic, Slate) caricature and libel the arguments so much that she’d think they were already debunked.

    Ultimately liberals and others on the left come in one of two shades. Either they actually want an apocalypse on whites and Christians or they don’t see that such an apocalypse is coming or that an eventual gradual dissipation could possibly mean a worse planet, and like a Muslim who won’t allow himself to think of the possibility that Mohammed died, they won’t allow themselves to think of the possibility that a whiter and more Christian region might, just might, be a more pleasant place to live in.

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  88. Mr. Blank says:

    Hey, remember when Slate used to publish a regular column by Robert Wright, one of the guys responsible for popularizing evolutionary psychology? He wrote a book about it and everything! I guess he’s a Nazi now? Is that right?

    More seriously: I happened to be reading the other day about the anti-witchcraft hysteria of the late Middle Ages. I know everyone makes the comparison, but the parallels with modern-day PC witch hunts really are astonishing.

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    Slate was where Mickey Kaus starting writing his Kausfiles column as well. I'm surprised they still have his old columns in their archives.
    , @Anon
    For men, doing wrong is a crime. For women, talking wrong is an even bigger crime than doing wrong, and Bad Talk deserves extreme punishment. If you tell a powerful woman she's full of nonsense, she'll fly into a full-blown, abusive dictator-style rage.
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  89. Barnard says:
    @Mr. Blank
    Hey, remember when Slate used to publish a regular column by Robert Wright, one of the guys responsible for popularizing evolutionary psychology? He wrote a book about it and everything! I guess he's a Nazi now? Is that right?

    More seriously: I happened to be reading the other day about the anti-witchcraft hysteria of the late Middle Ages. I know everyone makes the comparison, but the parallels with modern-day PC witch hunts really are astonishing.

    Slate was where Mickey Kaus starting writing his Kausfiles column as well. I’m surprised they still have his old columns in their archives.

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  90. kihowi says:
    @Dieter Kief
    Adorno (ok, wait a minute, please) - ehh, he once mentioned, that it is an illusion to think, that secularisation would be an easy task.

    The longer the more I tend to think, that this sentence of his is a very important one. I take your example as a perfect illustration of Adrno's thought, but I reformulate it now: Secularization comes at a price, too. and the price is: In the first place: Narzisissm.

    Or to put it simply: You don’t take people’s religion away, you just give them a different one.

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    Or to put it simply: You don’t take people’s religion away, you just give them a different one.
     
    Agree.

    If you gon on from here, one additional caveat ought to be: Watch out, that the other religion does not turn out to be worse than the one you had, before you tried out your reforms - or your progress.

    The basic line then could be: To keep in mind that it's usually much more difficult, to destroy something, than to build something.
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  91. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Chanda fur die goyim

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  92. syonredux says:
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.

    Judging by that photo, I would say that the actual number of Black women with PH.D.s in physics is 62…..

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  93. syonredux says:

    Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

    Yeah, bigots. Get WOKE. Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica? He just ripped that off from the Mayans.

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  94. @CCZ
    From http://lgbtphysicists.org/excellence.html

    You can't spend any amount of time doing Diversity work in Physics without hearing the name of Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein has taken every step of their career with the mindset that the fields of physics, astronomy, and cosmology must be open, accessible, and ethical to people coming from many backgrounds and identities.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein's work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA."
     

    Sounds like she does a lot more work about the races and attitudes of physicists than actually doing physics. Physics needs less people like her. I’d be curious what her actual math-based physics work is like, if it exists.

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  95. L Woods says:
    @Lurker
    The only science they really love is evolutionary theory because it undermines a particular strawman of theirs - creationism. And now this girl is attacking evolution too! Which leaves them with just about zero.

    Like so much else their argument works in one dimension only.

    They believe in evolution only insofar as they can use it as a cudgel against creationist Christians; that is their sole purpose for it. They deny its actual implications tirelessly.

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  96. res says:

    I mentioned this in a comment on an older post, but thought it was of enough general interest to warrant a comment on the current Google/Damore post (iSteve is moving fast these days).

    Link to Damore’s NLRB case: https://www.nlrb.gov/case/32-CA-203891

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  97. @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    Lefties could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to Christians if they’d just stop trying to kill babies.

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  98. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Unions had a noble purpose in defending workers’s interests, but they could be badly abused.

    1. Because of lower-educational-and-cultural level of Union people, it was dominated by boors, at least according to HOFFA by Danny Devito. These men could be tough, even courageous and armed with conviction, but not very principled. They grew up rough and had no use for ideals. It was all about Interests. This side of Unionism is on display in LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN.

    2. Because the entry into Union was open to grubbier types, it could more easily be infiltrated by organized crime than elite institutions could be. It was less about intelligence and talent than interests and identity. So, Unions got corrupted by organized crimes of various ethnic groups depending on locale and industry.

    Hoffa vs Bobby was interesting cuz Kennedy family itself had a history with organized crime.

    HOFFA is a strange movie because it was written by David Mamet. For all his faults, Hoffa is presented sympathetically as a man who stuck his neck out for the workers(even as he exploited his position). Sort of like Huey Long. HOFFA betrays a certain ideological tension within Mamet who was then still a ‘liberal’. There’s a sense that Mamet felt an obligation to side with the working man against the Power… but Mamet’s Jewishness has problems with low-IQ goyim making demands. Too much like mob with pitchforks. (So, Mamet turned libertarian-right… only to discover that the American Right is shifting to pitchforks under Trump.) In movies like STATE AND MAIN and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, the one who makes big speeches about workers and fairness are really just losers who can’t win the game and want something for free… under the cover of moralistic speechifying. Bald-headed guy who loses the girl in STATE AND MAIN sounds so much like Ed Harris in GLENGARRY. Mamet is a contradiction. He sees the world as a house of games. Those who play the game, legit or illegit, deserve to win while the losers, if they complain, are just being sore. Also, angry losers aren’t so much outraged by the ‘game’ but that it was played on them.

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    After all, the woman in HOUSE OF GAMES was with the crooks as long as she thought she was in on the game. She had no idea that the game was really against her. THAT is what pissed her off. Had it been done to anyone else, she would loved the excitement. (This is deep state logic. Those who enter the club become addicted to the game of power.) Even in the movie about Phil Specter, Mamet sort-of-sides with Specter the murderer who is presented as an object of envy by others who did much less. And yet, there is a contradiction in Mamet’s worldview because he chooses tribalism for Jews. He will stick up for even unintelligent Jews who live like Amish in West Bank. Mamet talks about Jews the way Ed Harris talks about the working class. Even though he feels smart Jews have right to win over dumb goyim, he also believes smart Jews must use their power to protect dumb Jews from the Ay-Rabs. But then, in a way, Mamet’s pro-intelligence-and-ability position is also tribal since Jews have an advantage there. Meritocracy favors Jewish power. (Mamet’s interest in crime and con-men may have something to do with Jewish domination of vice industries. Indeed, what is interesting about modern economics is how gangsters can be seen as pioneer-enterprisers of what we now consider legit. Gambling was once an evil vice… but now it’s even offered to American Indians as moral recompense. Maybe Palestinians will finally be offered reparation in form of Gaza Casino. And consider drugs, porn, and prostitution. Marijuana is being legalized all over. Pornography is now accessible to kids. Not only that but even Disney and kiddie shows offer sleazy proto-porny stuff. Ariana Grande is now considered ‘wholesome’ entertainment for young girls. Prostitution can’t be too far off. So, everything that gangsters once peddled and was denounced as immmoral is now part of legit industry. Vice is Nice. Hedonism of Mammon is king, and pleasure is liberating, and the only shame is shame itself. So, we have homo vanity parades, adulation of trannies, gluttony and obesity epidemic, and opioid addictions, which may begin to treat pain but turn into addiction to getting high, like with quaaludes in Wolf of Wall Street.)

    3. Because Unions had moral cover, they could get away with lots of abuse. And since working class union members thought tribally in terms of us-vs-them, they kneejerkedly sided with management even when it was obviously corrupt. It could get even worse if prole identity ‘intersected’ with ethnic identity. A union full of Italian-Americans could really mess things up. By invoking the Working Man’s rights, the crooked management could call for strikes and mess things up. If you got moral oneupmanship on your side, you can get away with lots of shi*. Moralism is a license to steal in the hands of the shady… and there are many shady people who are utterly unscrupulous about using moral bullhorn to rake it in. Just ask Morris Sleaze of $PLC. And of course, Jesse Jackson dynasty built on using Blackness as the New Prole or Broletariat. Reparations for Jimmy Crow and etc.

    So, what does this have to do with Google?

    After all, even the ‘SJW’ types at Google are higher-IQ, well-educated, and privileged. They couldn’t be more different from Slats Grobniks of the world.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-06-13/features/0106130008_1_mike-royko-slats-grobnik-gun-club

    But everything makes sense within particular contexts. And in the world of Google, it’s not between haves and have-nots but between have-super-tons, have-tons, have-super-lots, and have-lots. And even the have-lots, even though they have more than most, are going to feel ‘oppressed’ in relation to have-super-tons.

    Now, the have-super-tons, like Brin and Page, are morally vulnerable since they can be charged with greed, monopoly, doing business with repressive China, hiring cheaper H1V (more useful than even HIV) workers to rake in more profits, and etc. “Look! I’m H1V-positive! I deserve to come to America!!”) So, they need moral cover, and this means they need alliance with PC sacerdotal class. Apple also got a lot of mileage with ‘think different’ ads featuring diversity, as if Dalai Lama had anything to do with computer technology. So, Apple was really doing tons of business with Han China while virtue-sigging with image of Dalai.

    http://creativecriminals.com/celebrities/apple/think-different

    Anyway, there is a symbiotic relationship between Google biggies and the siggies(virtue signalers).
    Google needs moral cover from the siggies to justify their global domination and gobbling everything up. And siggies, though well-educated and reasonably smart, don’t have the real high levels of intelligence to go head-to-head with the real smart geeks and gorks. So, their position at Google depends more on identity and interests than intelligence and raw talent. They could easily be replaced by others just as smart or much smarter. So, without their torch of self-righteousness, their position at Google is precarious. Therefore, someone like Damore is threatening to them since he’s talking about need for real talent and ability.

    Even though the siggies yammer about diversity and equality, the fact is what they value most is their position in the biggest company in the world after Apple. They are inside the castle, or palace. But by ability alone, they don’t belong and should be ejected. So, their self-righteous torch is their moral pass to the Elysium World.

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    "Hoffa" isn't a great movie but it's worth watching for a side of American history that isn't often covered from the inside. Lots of talent involved: Nicholson starred, DeVito directed, Mamet wrote.
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  99. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Slate commentators always amaze me with how much debate they generate although they don’t bother to go out and read the evidence on their chosen topic.

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  100. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Mr. Blank
    Hey, remember when Slate used to publish a regular column by Robert Wright, one of the guys responsible for popularizing evolutionary psychology? He wrote a book about it and everything! I guess he's a Nazi now? Is that right?

    More seriously: I happened to be reading the other day about the anti-witchcraft hysteria of the late Middle Ages. I know everyone makes the comparison, but the parallels with modern-day PC witch hunts really are astonishing.

    For men, doing wrong is a crime. For women, talking wrong is an even bigger crime than doing wrong, and Bad Talk deserves extreme punishment. If you tell a powerful woman she’s full of nonsense, she’ll fly into a full-blown, abusive dictator-style rage.

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  101. volente says:
    @Cloudbuster
    It is the rare scientific education that includes a simultaneous conversation about the rise of violent, imperialist globalization during the same time period. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

    I think, for the most part, she has her causation reversed.

    is there a reason articles like this so rarely have examples, or even links to examples of the claimed justice-fact? Its 2017, can’t we have hyperlinks to wikipedia articles at least?

    (of course, she probably can’t be bothered to write a Wikipedia article)

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  102. In post-white America……White Males will only be allowed to exist as chattel slaves on a billionaire TATA Institute-Grad-Hindu -”American’s”-plantation in the Napa Valley…cleaning toilets….

    I think Angela Nagle understands this point…and she endorses this chattel slavery for White Males…..The Alt Right is the response to this.

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  103. @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    Its funny how “basic civil rights” is such a flexible term to expand. I also think it should be my basic civil right to murder people who inconvenience me.

    Narcissism, the great expander of rights.

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  104. CJ says:
    @CCZ
    From http://lgbtphysicists.org/excellence.html

    You can't spend any amount of time doing Diversity work in Physics without hearing the name of Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein has taken every step of their career with the mindset that the fields of physics, astronomy, and cosmology must be open, accessible, and ethical to people coming from many backgrounds and identities.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein's work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA."
     

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    An astronomer who opposes building a better telescope. Pretty much says it all.

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    No doubt she'll be laying down her life to take down barriers on Hawaii?

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/mark-zuckerberg-sues-to-keep-native-hawaiians-off-his-kauai-estate
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  105. @Forbes
    The NYT continues to be read as the gospel word, even by people that should know better, but that is changing slowly--says this resident NYer. I quit it during the 2000 campaign. An older, left/liberal friend was astonished 15 years ago when I told him I didn't read it, now understands my perspective and lampoons it about as often as I do.

    I quit when they showed the photo not of the jackbooted thugs capturing Elian Gonzalez, but the picture of smiling Elian reunited with his father. I frankly thought he should be returned to his father, but the photo of the year was the armed forces and terrified child.

    That happened in 2000, and I haven’t paid for a NYT since.

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  106. Ironsides says:

    (((Chanda Prescod-Weinstein))). Every. Single. Time.

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Or perhaps, “We’re going to need bigger (((echoes))).”

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    • Replies: @Judah Benjamin Hur
    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg's Law for this site.

    Most of the ridiculous critics of Damore aren't Jewish.

    Oh, and I wouldn't be too sure Damore doesn't have a few ((()))s in his family tree.
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  107. Logan says:
    @Arclight
    I frequently see lefties these days assert there was no concept of race until Europeans developed it when they decided to go a-colonizing, as though no one anywhere on this entire planet recognized that there are groups of humans that don't look like them or share the same customs and culture until white people in a handful of Western European nations did so fairly recently. It's bizarre that anyone believes this and gives more credence to the comparisons of modern progressive thought and that of a cult.

    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who “the other” was. “The other” was anybody who wasn’t us.

    What they didn’t have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn’t think of was that they were part of the same “race” as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was “us” or “them,” kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

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    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was “us” or “them,” kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.
     
    That was certainly true, to an extent.

    But the Bible also was really a treasure trove of HBD thinking. They didn't know about genetics, but sure cared a great deal about who begat whom.
    , @Jack D
    I don't think this is quite right WRT Jews. In the biblical period, the Jews were quite aware of diverse surrounding nationalities and tribes and even races (the woman in the Song of Solomon says she is "black") and often refer to them specifically by name in the Bible and their other surviving works - Moabites and Edomites and Babylonians and so on. (I'll bet BTW that Indian tribes were also aware of the specific identity of other tribes and did not regard them as an undifferentiated mass of "not our tribe").

    Later on, when the Jews become isolated in ethnically homogeneous E. Europe, "goy" becomes synonymous with white Christian to the Jews because everyone you knew was indeed one or the other - two categories was enough to fully describe daily reality as they knew it. This is not that different than whites who used to think of all East Asians as "Chinamen" or Arabs who thought that all white European were Ferengi (Franks).

    My father told me that the first (and only) black person he saw before he saw American soldiers at the end of WWII was someone who was with a traveling circus that came to his town in Poland. He said that some people tried rubbing the man's skin with a cloth to see if the color would come off.
    , @guest
    What is the point of their point? Because it comes off to me like pretending no one before Newton believed in the existence of color because they didn't have the benefit of his Optics. That is, if the scientific concept of "color" was somehow supposed to be evil.

    My "Race in America" (or whatever they called it) class in college admitted right away that there was an Us versus Them mindset throughout history. But only European man had developed Scientific Racism, which was bad because...Normally. when they tease out the difference between vulgar and scientific concepts, it's to the benefit of the latter. Unless they're in postmodernist mode. But in the case of racism, the white=bad principle takes over. Then it becomes Scientific Racism is bad because Jim Crow/gas chambers.

    White people have not only done bad things to other races, but in the minds of the left uniquely bad things. Things other races wouldn't even think to do. Which is not to the credit of whites for being innovators. But speaking of innovation, white people have been better than the rest of humanity--except Jews--at science in the last few centuries. So if you're casting about for reasons they're uniquely evil regarding race, bingo? Systematized False (because race doesn't actually exist) Knowledge, aka race science, makes whites more powerful. Like black magic, or something.

    You'd think pretending race doesn't exist would be enough. The left still does that, but no one takes them seriously. Everyone knows race exists,* because they're not blind and stupid. The Us versus Them phenomenon--which in many instances fits perfectly with the concept of race--is also a bit too obviously throughout history, if we do a bit of digging. How to forestall those facts from making people Notice? Well, segregate (if you will) white racism from all other racisms. Also, separate scientific from vulgar racism, and pretend the scientific version is more wrong for some reason. Finally, deter anyone from studying race scientifically. (You don't want to be one of those white people who are wrong and accidentally set in motion causal chains resulting in gas chambers, do you?)

    That's leftist parody of rational thought at its most elegant.

    *Everyone notices leftists noticing race, when they're out of race-is-a-social-construct mode. Which when they have their heads about them they pass off as "race doesn't exist, BUT the history of white discrimination/oppression arbitrarily set this group apart, and we're just going off of that." But that's a mouthful to keep repeating, and as they're only human the mask is constantly slipping.
    , @Travis
    thus the enlightenment and the advancement of science expanded our understanding of Us verse Them. Europeans started to understand that they belonged to a larger group of similar people when they realized their similarities and noticed the differences between Negroids , Mongoloids and Caucasoids...While the older perspective of race which defined the English race as distinctive from the French , Irish or German Race is now less common. The Medieval Period had not yet embraced nationalism and the clan was still the primary Us verse those not in our clan being Them. in 775 When the Franks invaded and conquered Saxony (although both tribes were germanic) they saw each other as different peoples, not as the same race.
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  108. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    That’s one prominent bulbous bow. When she swims, dolphins frolic ahead, enchanting one and all.

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  109. Lot says:
    @George
    http://www.cprescodweinstein.com/

    Her Twitter page implies Bajan heritage from all the flags of Barbados. Based on anecdotal evidence I think the US should allow unrestricted immigration from Barbadoes and the Cayman Islands.

    https://twitter.com/IBJIYONGI?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    Google insists on adding husband to searches of her name. She is apparently married to someone of Asian descent.

    Her Weinstein-Wong children I am sure will identify as Black.

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    Kwanza yes, Hanukah no,and of course none of that evil white Christmas cis-gender patriarchy for those poor kids.
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  110. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Even Chanda’s name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Or maybe it was made up on a scrabble board.

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    Read it French:
    Chanda reads Shanda.

    Afterwards use your Yiddish.
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  111. Lot says:
    @deeblygoncerned
    Hi Steve, have you considered posting archive links to poor quality sites? "Writers" have correctly found they can drive traffic by making extreme poorly argued claims. By using an archive link you can stop incentivising this practice by refusing them ad revenue.
    http://archive.is/
    Thanks!

    It improves user privacy and decreases SJW ad dispays too. It further reduces link rot.

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  112. Melendwyr says: • Website
    @ThreeCranes
    For a black body she sure is radiating a lot of energy in the visible light spectrum.

    Not at all. If you carefully measure her electromagnetic emissions, I think you’ll find that she emits only in the infrared, not the visible portions of the spectrum.

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    Best physics joke ever.

    I salute you, Zir.
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  113. @Charles Pewitt
    https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/895409762082447360

    Big Brother Wants to Remind You That Steve Sailer Is 6 feet 4 Inches Tall, And Hillary Clinton Is Just As Tall As Sailer, And If You Don' t Agree, You Will Be Sent To Room 101.

    “Feet” and “inches” are mere social constructs, who’s to say how long they really are in any given situation?

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    From Jenner:

    “Feet” and “inches” are mere social constructs, who’s to say how long they really are in any given situation?

    That's an interesting little joke. A modern inch is defined to be exactly 2.54 cm, no rounding. It is a social construct, of sorts, among scientists and engineers.
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  114. Interesting that Google’s most cutting-edge algorithm… besides hummingbird……is the TensorFlow algorithm which is a big data-machine-learning AI algorithm which has as one of its core components the backpropagation algorithm. And the version they use…since everybody that works with artificial Neuronal Networks uses this version…was concieved in the head of one of those evil White Males back in 1974….and this evil White Male also happens to have been a critic of post-1965 Immigration Policy…

    Ok…a little bit of interesting trivia……

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    War for Blair Mountain:

    Who was the "evil White Male" who was a critic of post-1965 Immigration Policy? Name please.

    Thanks.
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  115. jsr says:

    Taxonomies, eh? Ummmmm. Those stupid phony taxonomies. So, if you squint, and flush out dem social constructs someone bad made up and stuck in your brain, and if the light is just so… then donkeys and squid are, well, so closely related that no one will notice at the family reunion. Does the same thing hold for atoms and electrons and protons and neutrons and quarks and stuff like that?

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  116. Lot says:
    @Gunnar von Cowtown
    This is probably the wrong place to ask, but are average normies starting to notice that the mainstream-media-industrial-complex has gotten ridiculously desperate, absurd and sloppy?

    Whites diverse areas never believed in race egalitarianism. They voted for Dems like Bill Clinton because of economic issues.

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  117. Beckow says:
    @Aeoli Pera
    Damn you Voltaire! Damn you to nonexistent Hell!

    Must had seemed like a good idea in his time…

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  118. @Dieter Kief

    Liberals: “I Fucking Love Science!”
    However, they fucking hate science that undermines their ideology.
     
    Ehh - Murray and Herrnstein and Putnam and Peterson and.. are all liberals, aren't they? And they all love(d) their (subversive=critical) work, don't they?

    Being a non-American, you wouldn’t know that “I Fucking Love Science” is a hashtag liberals use when posting science news that pleases them on facebook.

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    Liberals don't; progtards do.

    Keep up with the accepted nomenclature, dude.
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  119. She has the same ethnic mix as Adria Richards of Donglegate fame. And the same set of resentments too.

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  120. Dan Hayes says:
    @War for Blair Mountain
    Interesting that Google's most cutting-edge algorithm... besides hummingbird......is the TensorFlow algorithm which is a big data-machine-learning AI algorithm which has as one of its core components the backpropagation algorithm. And the version they use...since everybody that works with artificial Neuronal Networks uses this version...was concieved in the head of one of those evil White Males back in 1974....and this evil White Male also happens to have been a critic of post-1965 Immigration Policy...

    Ok...a little bit of interesting trivia......

    War for Blair Mountain:

    Who was the “evil White Male” who was a critic of post-1965 Immigration Policy? Name please.

    Thanks.

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  121. fish says:
    @CCZ
    From http://lgbtphysicists.org/excellence.html

    You can't spend any amount of time doing Diversity work in Physics without hearing the name of Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein has taken every step of their career with the mindset that the fields of physics, astronomy, and cosmology must be open, accessible, and ethical to people coming from many backgrounds and identities.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein's work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA."
     

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to “Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.”

    So pretty much anything except physics……

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  122. So apparently we now have “selective science” in that global warming or climate change is all based on science and that is fact. But any other “science” that exposes unwelcome truths is bigotry.

    interesting world indeed!!

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  123. Old Jew says:
    @Anon
    Even Chanda’s name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Or maybe it was made up on a scrabble board.

    Read it French:
    Chanda reads Shanda.

    Afterwards use your Yiddish.

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  124. The number of “irony overload” moments I’ve had with this Google memo story is unreal:

    1. Man writes memo in which he complains, inter alia, that his employer is hostile to dissenting points of view. Employer plays straight into the stereotype by firing him for expressing a dissenting point of view.

    2. Man writes memo in which he suggests that women are more emotional than men. Feminists and prominent tech industry women have public emotional meltdown and employer fires man for hurting their delicate feelings, thereby playing (you guessed it) straight into the stereotype.

    3. Man writes memo defending his employer’s hiring policies against accusations of discrimination. Employer responds by firing him, thereby implicitly validating accusations to the effect that its hiring policies are discriminatory.

    4. A company with a US$650 billion market cap and a CEO who took home US$200 million last year fires an employee for expressing his opinions on an internal forum curated by the company itself in probable violation of California labour laws designed to protect, inter alia, union organising and nobody on the political left can stop gloating and come to the defence of the fired worker.

    5. A company which has made literally hundreds of billions monetising the skills of highly intelligent Aspergerish males is shocked (Shocked, I tell ya!!!!) that some of them might:

    (a) not unquestioningly believe that millions of years of evolution and the vastly different selection pressures to which different populations and sub-groups of populations have been subject over those millions of years cannot possibly, conceivably have anything to with the demographic profile of industries and professions; and

    (b) might not have the social cop-on to keep that lack of credulity to themselves.

    6. A company whose executives are supposedly so prejudiced and bigoted that they turn away obvious talent based on biological factors that have nothing whatsoever to do with the bottom line somehow ended up being worth US$650 billion and having close to monopolistic power in the provision of internet search facilities and nobody in the mainstream commentariat can bring themselves to notice the complete incongruity and irreconcilability of the two foregoing propositions.

    Here, in my view, are the take-outs from the l’affaire Damore:

    1. When an industry (e.g. manufacturing) is sucked into the bureaucratic vortex created by parasitic social justice jihadis and gradually accretes layer-after-layer of inert bureaucracy dedicated to the manufacture and management of grievance, it becomes less profitable and throws off progressively fewer surplus resources for rent seekers to feed off and the social justice jihadis start to lose interest in it.

    2. Conversely, when an industry (e.g. ICT) manages to stay out of the vortex’s gravitational pull, it becomes much more profitable and, in so doing, generates vast billions’ worth of surplus cash which attracts social justice jihadis in their droves just as refuse attracts rats. In the long term, therefore, both honest commerce and the social justice jihad are doomed. If an industry manages to avoid the parasites for long enough, it becomes too big and juicy for the parasites to ignore. However, once the parasites engorge themselves, they’ll make that industry as inert and uninteresting as those they have already infested.

    3. Sailer theorises (and he’s almost certainly correct to a point) that Google is being plagued by a phenomenon that it thought would never afflict it. However, I fear that this may be somewhat over-optimistic. It cannot have escaped the attention of Google, now that it has gone from plucky upstart to a massive scale gigantised incumbent, that there are two ways to make money in a business environment increasingly defined by administrative state harassment.

    (a) The first is to escape the attention of the administrative state and the social justice jihadis and to operate in one of the few remaining corners of the economy where the free market’s writ still runs.

    (b) The second is that, like the financial services sector, you effectively convert yourself into a de facto emanation of the administrative state and make money through influencing public policy rather than creating wealth. IT is an “adapt or die” industry. It has perhaps occurred to people like Google CEO Sundar Pichai that if Google can lead the IT industry into a massively bureaucratised business model with layers of HR administrators, sensitivity coaches, VPs for diversity and community relations and “equality” tsars, it can, by voluntarily loading its body up with parasites, require all industry players to do the same – including small start-up players whose competitive threat to Google can be eliminated by virtue of social justice jihadis crushing them with their increasingly ridiculous financial demands.

    4. For decades, companies like Google were able to avoid the wrath of social justice jihadis because, as new players which had no institutional history within the supposedly dark ages of 1900 to 1980, they could claim to be “new” and thus entirely “meritocratic”. The problem is that, being run by people who were ruthlessly greedy for money and brought up in the culturally Marxist environs of the western metropolitan areas of the late 20th century, their claims to be entirely meritocratic in their hiring policies have largely turned out to be correct – which is the problem. Social justice jihadis have been utterly humiliated by the fact the most politically correct industry there is, which did everything it possibly could and more to fight “privilege” and “bias” ended up being one of the least “diverse” (as the jihadis define the term), hence their feral obsession with destroying it.

    5. I can’t say I feel too sorry for Mr. Damore. I read his memo and it’s full of PC tropes about “valuing” the richness of “diversity” and it is, in fact, a manifesto for precisely the sort of bland centrism that has banished precisely the rational thought whose absence Mr. Damore rightly feels impoverishes modern policy discourse. In any event, I presume that (a) Peter Thiel will give him a job; and (b) it’ll pay rather better than the one he lost at Google. In any event, good luck to him but I shed no tears.

    6. Speaking of the aforementioned Mr. Thiel, he does point to an alternative future for the IT industry, namely to get into bed with Mr. Crony Capitalism himself, namely Donald Trump. If they can hold their collective nose and do business with the Donald, he might return the favour by releasing his wrath onto the jihadis by, for instance, eliminating funding for universities which teach and promote bogus concepts like “privilege” and “microaggressions”. Of course, that might require them to do something about their addiction to cheap immigrant labour imported by virtue of H-1B Visas, but hey, there’s a price for everything in life.

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    Very good. I can see why Steve blogged it.

    Steve! Give this guy (?) a Gold Box!
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  125. Bugg says:
    @CCZ
    From http://lgbtphysicists.org/excellence.html

    You can't spend any amount of time doing Diversity work in Physics without hearing the name of Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein has taken every step of their career with the mindset that the fields of physics, astronomy, and cosmology must be open, accessible, and ethical to people coming from many backgrounds and identities.

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein's work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS's Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.

    Her writings on science and the scientific culture always shine light through an intersectional lens that highlights how issues around race, sexuality, gender, gender identity, class, disability, and others are issues that have an important impact on the profession and professional lives of physicists, and they have spread that message of inclusiveness from her blog at Medium, including the Decolonizing Science Reading List, to the pages of Bitch Magazine, Black Perspectives, the Black Youth Project, and the introduction to "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA."
     

    Looks a lot like 40 acres and a PhD.

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  126. jJay says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    “Feet” and “inches” are mere social constructs, who’s to say how long they really are in any given situation?

    From Jenner:

    “Feet” and “inches” are mere social constructs, who’s to say how long they really are in any given situation?

    That’s an interesting little joke. A modern inch is defined to be exactly 2.54 cm, no rounding. It is a social construct, of sorts, among scientists and engineers.

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  127. Rod1963 says:
    @Clyde
    It's that ol devil's tricknology of people who are very essentially white scamming their onto the diversity gravy train (Afro-American in this case), then spewing their phonied up outage for fame, moving on up the academic food chain and multikult pokemon points.

    Yep, she’s a scammer and a vicious one at that.

    But lets be honest. Being black opens a lot of doors that normally aren’t open to whites. Such as local, state and federal jobs. Government contractors love to hire blacks as well. Acceptance into exclusive schools and given passing grades no matter how stupid you are.

    In the private sector you become almost fire proof.

    So being a fake black or even American Indian has real advantages.

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    Government contractors love to hire blacks as well.
     
    Wrong, Tonto. Government contractors have to hire minorities or they will not get the contract.

    I have been on more than a few contracts where there were do-nothing AAs. Fortuneatly, most of them did not get in the way of those of us who, actually you know, wanted to get stuff done.

    There would not be any, repeat any, black middle class without government employment.
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  128. Bugg says:
    @Lot
    Her Weinstein-Wong children I am sure will identify as Black.

    Kwanza yes, Hanukah no,and of course none of that evil white Christmas cis-gender patriarchy for those poor kids.

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  129. eah says:

    Interesting.

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    I think the explanation here might be that in those countries they prefer to send STEM-inclined sons to more prestigious foreign schools, but daughters to cheaper domestic schools.
    , @Lot
    I don't think it is about gender roles, but relative wealth and the number of foreign males who crowd domestic females out of STEM jobs.

    Lowest 10 countries for female Math/Stats Ph.D.s are all fairly wealthy with high levels of immigration.

    How many Indian IT guys are there in Latvia and Portugal?

    Sweden might be the most left place in the world on gender roles, but is not ranked as badly as more conservative Norway because it lacks Norway's extreme oil wealth.

    As Steve and others have noted, wealth and self actualization let men and women follow their biological desires more, increasing behavioral sexual dimorphism.
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  130. @Seamus Padraig
    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    Right when I first read her name -- even before finishing the article -- I just had to see what she looked like:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2FDmLWomjx4/U2T6A6DqnHI/AAAAAAAAELU/0J1jFV-87Vg/s1600/chanda_prescod_weinstein.jpg

    She's a Jewlatto if I've ever seen one! Looks like she's got the SJW tendencies from both sides ... heredity maybe?

    Jewlatto! You should send that to urbandictionary,com. Be sure to include all your contact info because I am sure they will want to give you full credit. Then stock up on ammo and food.

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  131. @jim jones
    Isaac Newton was an African

    Right. His real name was Malcolm X Newton; Huey is a direct descendant.

    We wuz Fisicks Kangsz and sheeit!

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    Indeed. Malcom X Newton, the cousin of Sugar Ray. Working together they invented the X Ray.
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  132. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Off Topic
    1917
    Centenary this week of Passchendaele. Take a moment to reflect on a world lost in The Great War.
    Russian Revolution also. Look at destruction in world after Lenin and Bolshevik cancer.

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  133. eah says:

    OT

    “irrelevant”

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    There are none so blind as those who will not see.
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  134. Sparkon says:
    @Jason Liu
    Evolutionary psychology isn't any more nebulous or speculative than psychology in general. Why don't equalists ever go after the broader field?

    And besides, many conclusions reached in sociology or anthropology make evo psych look absolutely objective by comparison.

    She is getting shanked in the comments, though. So there's that.

    Shanked?

    This is not the verb you were looking for.

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  135. That quote you posted is a brilliant Monty Python-esque parody of how SJWs at Slate think. Hi-larious!! Almost thought it was real. Kind of like The Rutles.

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  136. @Ironsides
    (((Chanda Prescod-Weinstein))). Every. Single. Time.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    Or perhaps, "We're going to need bigger (((echoes)))."

    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg’s Law for this site.

    Most of the ridiculous critics of Damore aren’t Jewish.

    Oh, and I wouldn’t be too sure Damore doesn’t have a few ((()))s in his family tree.

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    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg’s Law for this site.
     
    LOL! Imagine what the comments would look like here after a single day of that.

    Time to break out the Manischewitz.
    , @Kyle McKenna
    Quote: "There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com"

    You could just call it a War on Noticing..
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  137. Art Deco says:

    That’s one of the better arguments I’ve seen for cosmetic surgery.

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  138. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Did Malcolm Gladwell turn tranny?

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    How would you be able to tell?
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  139. @Harry Baldwin
    Being a non-American, you wouldn't know that "I Fucking Love Science" is a hashtag liberals use when posting science news that pleases them on facebook.

    Liberals don’t; progtards do.

    Keep up with the accepted nomenclature, dude.

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  140. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    Dear Tdzak,

    You forgot to mention

    3. As a committee chair, past ex-officio board member and past conference co-chair of the National Society of Black Physicists http://nsbp.org/ , Chandra woked hard to promote Black physicists.

    4.As an active member of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists http://hispanicphysicists.org/
    , and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) http://sacnas.org/ , Chandra woked even harder to promote more broadly other underrepresented minorities to widen participation in physics.

    5.Chandra is a proudly out founding and continuing member of the American Astronomical Society Committee for Sexual-Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA).

    https://sgma.aas.org/

    6. Chandra supports peace and justice through her membership on the Jewish Voice for Peace Academic Advisory Council. https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/campus-organizing/academic-advisory-council/

    7.In 2014, Chandra was listed by L’Oreal-UNESCO Foundation , whose name was unwittingly inspired by the movie “Idiocracy”, as one of 5 Amazing Woman Astronomers You Should Know.

    8. Chandra volunteers as Editor in Chief of The Offing, an online literary magazine “dedicated to authoring change from the people who built these cities.”

    https://theoffingmag.com/about/

    9. Chandra’s meticulous work in the area of AstroMetaPhysics & Industrial Grievances is also available here in its full glory:

    https://medium.com/@chanda/20-warning-signs-your-professors-abusing-you-9382f849348c

    https://medium.com/@chanda/yom-kippur-haftorah-black-lives-matter-b88f6b5649c5

    https://medium.com/@chanda/the-diversity-racket-49948f899b9b

    https://medium.com/@chanda/if-i-die-in-police-custody-e7e8acb5ec93

    10. There’s even online Intersectional Scientific Scientism Magazine named after Chandra – where she contributes regularly:

    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/physics-melanin/science-and-chaotic-social-construct-race

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    With all of these activities, how does she find time to do theoretical physics and author all those papers (well actually 1 paper)?

    By the way B.O., her name is Chanda, not Chandra. You may be confusing her with the late Chandra Levy, Congressman Condit's girlfriend who had a similar Jewfro.
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  141. HBD Guy says:

    Any thoughts on this Steve?

    A University of Georgia professor is being ridiculed for offering a class in which students can give themselves any grade they want.

    Predictably, that’s pointed to as the latest example of colleges’ dumbing-down so a bachelor’s degree attests to little more than having paid all that money.

    And certainly, legitimate arguments can be made in favor of grades. After all, few of us would go to work every day if we didn’t get paid—Grades are students’ pay. Indeed, most students do work harder and thus learn more when they have to earn a good grade.

    But underdiscussed, a case can be made not only for allowing students to grade themselves but for eliminating grades except for on a comprehensive exam that must be passed before graduation. (See this article’s last section.)

    Intrinsic motivation is superior to extrinsic. We’d rather our child behave well because s/he believes it’s the right thing to do than simply to get a reward or avoid a punishment. After all, throughout life, we’re asked to do the right thing in the absence of external consequences. Eliminating grades moves motivation from extrinsic to intrinsic.

    And if the instructor does his or her job—teaching material that’s important to students’ lives, does so in a compelling way, and gives assignments that are meaningful to students, many will work hard. Issuing grades is a way for professors to get away with poor instruction—Even in the worst-taught courses, most students will work hard to get the grade.

    Students focusing on the grade causes many to cut class, use Cliff Notes, cheat on exams, and yes, buy others’ term papers—That’s a thriving industry that would decline if there were no grades and if, before getting a diploma, students had to pass the comprehensive exam described below.

    Of course, some students aren’t mature enough to work hard despite a lack of grades, and candidly, when I was in college, one professor did tell us upfront we’d all get A’s and I did work less because of that. But it’s at least arguable that greater net good accrues from eliminating grades.

    The case for eliminating grades is strengthened by the need to reduce student stress. Today’s college students face greater pressure than we may acknowledge. Today, many students who did poorly in high school are being pushed into college—To not go is viewed, unfortunately, as a path to second-class citizenship. That’s ironic because the competent tradesperson is worthy of at least as much respect as is the typical career-undertrained bachelor’s degree holder. And all college students are facing a more challenging future than did the previous generation College and housing are much less affordable today and the job market for good jobs is tougher. Ever more white-collar jobs are requiring technical and soft skills and the Damoclean swords of automation and offshoring hang close to employees’ necks.

    The graduation exam

    Yes, before granting students a bachelor’s degree, they should be required to pass an exam attesting to bachelor’s-level competence in reading, writing, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, citizenship, connoisseurship, and in one’s major. While of course, that high-stakes exam would be stressful, it serves the crucial purpose of ensuring that diploma is worth more than the paper it’s written on.

    But it’s undue piety to tsk-tsk at a professor who dares to try an experiment in building intrinsic motivation while reducing student stress by in one course, allowing students to grade themselves.

    Dr. Nemko’s nine books are available. You can reach career and personal coach Marty Nemko at mnemko@comcast.net (link sends e-mail).

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    Oxford and Cambridge traditionally did something like that. You putter along for 3 years working as hard as you wish, and then you take a giant test to find out what kind of degree you get.
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  142. Chandra The Scientist in her own words:

    “…I don’t recommend Richard Feynman to people because

    A) I’ve never found him to be a particularly compelling writer (sorry fellow physicists) , but

    B) He was apparently a serial sexual harasser and gender discriminator.

    Both Sagan and Hawking engaged in questionable behavior toward their first wives, but nothing on the scale of what Feynman did, as far as I know. ”

    http://www.aaihs.org/black-intellectual-history-and-stem-a-conversation-with-chanda-prescod-weinstein/

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  143. baythoven says:

    How can the birth control/abortion issue be 99% of the problem, when only about 10% of conservatives seem to focus on that issue? And when at this point in our culture those “civil rights” are so secure?

    I think for a lot of liberals, it’s just a nifty explanation. Case in point: My brother’s Jewish friend. When my brother has on occasion asked him why he always votes Democrat, he always explains that it’s in his daughters’ interest, he believes in a “woman’s right to choose”. But his two daughters are not promiscuous sluts, and he isn’t opposed to having grandkids. It’s just a smokescreen excuse. This man has made about ten trips to Israel. One can surmise more plausible reasons to explain his voting. But doesn’t it sound better to say you’re for basic human rights, rather than say you’re thinking Jews vs. Whites vs. …?

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  144. @Logan
    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who "the other" was. "The other" was anybody who wasn't us.

    What they didn't have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn't think of was that they were part of the same "race" as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was "us" or "them," kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was “us” or “them,” kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

    That was certainly true, to an extent.

    But the Bible also was really a treasure trove of HBD thinking. They didn’t know about genetics, but sure cared a great deal about who begat whom.

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    It fluctuated over time, but for much of the period covered by the Bible the Hebrews were quite cheerful about accepting converts, especially women who became wives of Hebrew men.

    Hence Rahab and Ruth and no doubt a great many others.

    Exodus refers to a "great mixed company" that went out with the Hebrews, but a few years later there is no mention of them. They pretty clearly assimilated.

    The issue was often one more of religious practice than of "bloodlines."
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  145. @TheJester

    Chanda is the” 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics”, according to herself.
     
    I have a female relative who spent 11 years working on her doctoral dissertation in education. It statistically proved that the male patriarchy oppressed women in education. The department finally awarded her a doctorate and sent her on her way. My insight into higher academics suggests that they knew they could not throw her out of the program because she was a woman. Next, they thought that the decade-long delay would motivate her to drop out of the program ... and when that didn't work, they acquiesced and gave her a doctorate to get rid of her.

    She never used her doctorate (I guess there is not much of a market for doctoral theses that prove men are assholes). After decades in odd-jobs, the relative retired to a limited income life on Social Security. Her anger has not abated. She takes it all personal. Men are still assholes who conspired against her and her brilliance to condemn her to a life of poverty and loneliness.

    Her most famous quote: "No god-damned man is ever going to tell me what to do ...!"

    What hath God wrought!? (Numbers 23:23)

    “Most saliently in the context of the Google memo, our scientific educations almost never talk about the invention of whiteness and the invention of race..” News flash: The ancient Egyptians clearly delineated races in their tomb paintings with Nubians painted as black, the Egyptians tanish but clearly Semitic. It was those evil whites in their imperial quests who would stop human sacrifice and slavery, introduce immunization and modern agriculture and create modern science. Were it not for those “evil whites” most of those alive today wouldn’t exist. I do not dispute her scientific expertise, but the rest of her utterances are sophomoric.

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  146. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is in a long line of liberal nutjobs who have magically turned Asians into White people. It’s hilarious how Asians (who historically faced far more discrimination in the USA than, say, Hispanics) suddenly developed White privilege.

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  147. @Clement Pulaski
    From the article's concluding paragraph:

    "It’s time to turn the tables on this debate. Rather than leaning in and trying endlessly to prove our humanity and value, people like him should have to prove that our inferiority is the problem. Eliminate structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men and see if we fail. Run the experiment. Be a scientist about it."

    In other words, give in to all of our demands, allow a total Marxist restructuring of society, then we can talk about whether it was a good idea. That's the scientific way.

    In other words, give in to all of our demands, allow a total Marxist restructuring of society, then we can talk about whether it was a good idea. That’s the scientific way.

    Yes, that would be an interesting experiment, but this is no groundbreaking field, as these experiments have been done, but I guess the science is not settled.

    If there had just been more scientific journal articles about, say the 70-year-long longitudinal study of multiple-leader Communism performed in the former country of Russia or maybe the 40-year trial of single-leader Communism in Red China, we’d be able to discuss this.

    I think there should have been more peer review done. Maybe there should have been a control group, just a piece of the Ukraine or somewhere that the Soviets could have left alone. At least Chairman Researcher Mao was wise enough to leave a control group in Formosa. However, other aspects of his experiment could rightfully be criticized. The starvation of Chinese people samples for example, in the mow down 40 million flowers program, was done with neither design-of-experiments methods nor statistical analysis, necessary for this multi-variate study.

    I guess maybe another long-term experiment with Communism IS necessary, as right now there is no scientific consensus. All we hear is unscientific nonsense from the deniers, like “Communism is Bad, mmkayy?”

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  148. snorlax says:
    @Jack D
    BTW, the sistah's drink looks tribal enough, with twigs and leaves and stuff, but do I see the White Man's iPhone at her elbow? Talk about cultural appropriation...

    Hidden Figures invented the iPhone, hater.

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  149. Jack D says:
    @NickG
    I suppose one really shouldn't notice that Phenotypically she looks as much 4x2 as sub-Saharan. Not that this bares one iota on the validity or otherwise* of what she says, it's just very funny.

    * it's tosh.

    I hate to say this, being 4 by 2 ish myself, but I think it does have relevance. The female Giulatto is a special category of the SJW, a sort of perfect storm/Frankenstein monster of SJW tendencies all crammed into one body. She has almost, but not quite, the mathematical chops to make it as a legitimate theoretical physicist on her own merit – it is tantalizingly close, frustratingly close but not quite there – the very thing that gives her her identity as a “black woman” is also the thing that is holding her back – just ONE more distant ancestor from the shtetl and ONE less from the jungle and she might have what it takes it for real. But without that one, she is nothing, she is a fraud, she is Rachel Dolezal. She keeps herself in the running by scraping by on AA bonus points that on some level she knows that she barely deserves. She gets to be a visiting scholar at MIT but only as the Martin Luther King visiting scholar – everyone knows what that really means though they pretend not to. But the verbal skills are there and the sense of racial grievance is there, big time, so there you have it.

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    Yup, pretty much, and well put....that's and the irony is why it's funny.
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  150. @HBD Guy
    Any thoughts on this Steve?

    A University of Georgia professor is being ridiculed for offering a class in which students can give themselves any grade they want.

    Predictably, that’s pointed to as the latest example of colleges’ dumbing-down so a bachelor's degree attests to little more than having paid all that money.

    And certainly, legitimate arguments can be made in favor of grades. After all, few of us would go to work every day if we didn’t get paid—Grades are students’ pay. Indeed, most students do work harder and thus learn more when they have to earn a good grade.

    But underdiscussed, a case can be made not only for allowing students to grade themselves but for eliminating grades except for on a comprehensive exam that must be passed before graduation. (See this article's last section.)

    Intrinsic motivation is superior to extrinsic. We’d rather our child behave well because s/he believes it’s the right thing to do than simply to get a reward or avoid a punishment. After all, throughout life, we’re asked to do the right thing in the absence of external consequences. Eliminating grades moves motivation from extrinsic to intrinsic.

    And if the instructor does his or her job—teaching material that’s important to students’ lives, does so in a compelling way, and gives assignments that are meaningful to students, many will work hard. Issuing grades is a way for professors to get away with poor instruction—Even in the worst-taught courses, most students will work hard to get the grade.

    Students focusing on the grade causes many to cut class, use Cliff Notes, cheat on exams, and yes, buy others’ term papers—That’s a thriving industry that would decline if there were no grades and if, before getting a diploma, students had to pass the comprehensive exam described below.

    Of course, some students aren’t mature enough to work hard despite a lack of grades, and candidly, when I was in college, one professor did tell us upfront we’d all get A’s and I did work less because of that. But it’s at least arguable that greater net good accrues from eliminating grades.

    The case for eliminating grades is strengthened by the need to reduce student stress. Today’s college students face greater pressure than we may acknowledge. Today, many students who did poorly in high school are being pushed into college—To not go is viewed, unfortunately, as a path to second-class citizenship. That’s ironic because the competent tradesperson is worthy of at least as much respect as is the typical career-undertrained bachelor’s degree holder. And all college students are facing a more challenging future than did the previous generation College and housing are much less affordable today and the job market for good jobs is tougher. Ever more white-collar jobs are requiring technical and soft skills and the Damoclean swords of automation and offshoring hang close to employees’ necks.

    The graduation exam

    Yes, before granting students a bachelor’s degree, they should be required to pass an exam attesting to bachelor’s-level competence in reading, writing, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, citizenship, connoisseurship, and in one's major. While of course, that high-stakes exam would be stressful, it serves the crucial purpose of ensuring that diploma is worth more than the paper it’s written on.

    But it’s undue piety to tsk-tsk at a professor who dares to try an experiment in building intrinsic motivation while reducing student stress by in one course, allowing students to grade themselves.

    Dr. Nemko’s nine books are available. You can reach career and personal coach Marty Nemko at mnemko@comcast.net (link sends e-mail).

    Oxford and Cambridge traditionally did something like that. You putter along for 3 years working as hard as you wish, and then you take a giant test to find out what kind of degree you get.

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    My understanding (as a graduate student at a graduate College in Oxford early 1980s) was that undergraduate students had a first year exam then nothing until Finals (end 3rd Year). But constant tutorials or lab work would be necessary to get a ticket for the Finals.
    Happy to be proved wrong.
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  151. Getting another lecture from yet another whiny Jewess … yawn.

    What i want to know, “where’s Trump?”

    [Oh off yapping about North Korea--giving those loons the attention/drama they want--a problem that is easily solved in terms of US policy by four words: "We hold China responsible."]

    The talking points write themselves:

    – Soviet Union

    – Left totalitarianism

    – Freedom of Speech

    – Protection for “traditionalists” “conservatives”, even old style “liberals”

    – Diversity of thought

    – How can we actually “get along” in a diverse society–leave each other alone?

    – The left’s war on common sense

    – The left’s war on science

    – A society that believes nonsense and demonizes truth is doomed.

    Where’s Trump?

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  152. Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge.

    Correct.
    The Europeans are “indigenous” to Europe.

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  153. Now, I’m not suggesting a resemblance to a probicis monkey….however…if you go to google images and google Chandra Prescod……and google images for probicis monkey….holy s…….t!!!!

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  154. Logan says:
    @Judah Benjamin Hur


    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was “us” or “them,” kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.
     
    That was certainly true, to an extent.

    But the Bible also was really a treasure trove of HBD thinking. They didn't know about genetics, but sure cared a great deal about who begat whom.

    It fluctuated over time, but for much of the period covered by the Bible the Hebrews were quite cheerful about accepting converts, especially women who became wives of Hebrew men.

    Hence Rahab and Ruth and no doubt a great many others.

    Exodus refers to a “great mixed company” that went out with the Hebrews, but a few years later there is no mention of them. They pretty clearly assimilated.

    The issue was often one more of religious practice than of “bloodlines.”

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  155. Cortes says:
    @Anon
    Now we know why HAL went crazy.

    It was programmed by touchy progots.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARJ8cAGm6JE

    As “he” is being deactivated HAL (a simple letter shifted version of Big Blue) reveals that his instructor “was Mr. Langley.”

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  156. @Anon
    Unions had a noble purpose in defending workers's interests, but they could be badly abused.

    1. Because of lower-educational-and-cultural level of Union people, it was dominated by boors, at least according to HOFFA by Danny Devito. These men could be tough, even courageous and armed with conviction, but not very principled. They grew up rough and had no use for ideals. It was all about Interests. This side of Unionism is on display in LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN.

    https://youtu.be/UhBU9cB4zAE?t=52s

    2. Because the entry into Union was open to grubbier types, it could more easily be infiltrated by organized crime than elite institutions could be. It was less about intelligence and talent than interests and identity. So, Unions got corrupted by organized crimes of various ethnic groups depending on locale and industry.

    https://youtu.be/5vcPi-xiORU?t=52s

    https://youtu.be/dSWhZXWGLPI?t=42s

    Hoffa vs Bobby was interesting cuz Kennedy family itself had a history with organized crime.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h9W4c2YLCg&t=4s

    HOFFA is a strange movie because it was written by David Mamet. For all his faults, Hoffa is presented sympathetically as a man who stuck his neck out for the workers(even as he exploited his position). Sort of like Huey Long. HOFFA betrays a certain ideological tension within Mamet who was then still a 'liberal'. There's a sense that Mamet felt an obligation to side with the working man against the Power... but Mamet's Jewishness has problems with low-IQ goyim making demands. Too much like mob with pitchforks. (So, Mamet turned libertarian-right... only to discover that the American Right is shifting to pitchforks under Trump.) In movies like STATE AND MAIN and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, the one who makes big speeches about workers and fairness are really just losers who can't win the game and want something for free... under the cover of moralistic speechifying. Bald-headed guy who loses the girl in STATE AND MAIN sounds so much like Ed Harris in GLENGARRY. Mamet is a contradiction. He sees the world as a house of games. Those who play the game, legit or illegit, deserve to win while the losers, if they complain, are just being sore. Also, angry losers aren't so much outraged by the 'game' but that it was played on them.



    After all, the woman in HOUSE OF GAMES was with the crooks as long as she thought she was in on the game. She had no idea that the game was really against her. THAT is what pissed her off. Had it been done to anyone else, she would loved the excitement. (This is deep state logic. Those who enter the club become addicted to the game of power.) Even in the movie about Phil Specter, Mamet sort-of-sides with Specter the murderer who is presented as an object of envy by others who did much less. And yet, there is a contradiction in Mamet's worldview because he chooses tribalism for Jews. He will stick up for even unintelligent Jews who live like Amish in West Bank. Mamet talks about Jews the way Ed Harris talks about the working class. Even though he feels smart Jews have right to win over dumb goyim, he also believes smart Jews must use their power to protect dumb Jews from the Ay-Rabs. But then, in a way, Mamet's pro-intelligence-and-ability position is also tribal since Jews have an advantage there. Meritocracy favors Jewish power. (Mamet's interest in crime and con-men may have something to do with Jewish domination of vice industries. Indeed, what is interesting about modern economics is how gangsters can be seen as pioneer-enterprisers of what we now consider legit. Gambling was once an evil vice... but now it's even offered to American Indians as moral recompense. Maybe Palestinians will finally be offered reparation in form of Gaza Casino. And consider drugs, porn, and prostitution. Marijuana is being legalized all over. Pornography is now accessible to kids. Not only that but even Disney and kiddie shows offer sleazy proto-porny stuff. Ariana Grande is now considered 'wholesome' entertainment for young girls. Prostitution can't be too far off. So, everything that gangsters once peddled and was denounced as immmoral is now part of legit industry. Vice is Nice. Hedonism of Mammon is king, and pleasure is liberating, and the only shame is shame itself. So, we have homo vanity parades, adulation of trannies, gluttony and obesity epidemic, and opioid addictions, which may begin to treat pain but turn into addiction to getting high, like with quaaludes in Wolf of Wall Street.)

    https://youtu.be/MVHJrz6Sk7U?t=40s

    3. Because Unions had moral cover, they could get away with lots of abuse. And since working class union members thought tribally in terms of us-vs-them, they kneejerkedly sided with management even when it was obviously corrupt. It could get even worse if prole identity 'intersected' with ethnic identity. A union full of Italian-Americans could really mess things up. By invoking the Working Man's rights, the crooked management could call for strikes and mess things up. If you got moral oneupmanship on your side, you can get away with lots of shi*. Moralism is a license to steal in the hands of the shady... and there are many shady people who are utterly unscrupulous about using moral bullhorn to rake it in. Just ask Morris Sleaze of $PLC. And of course, Jesse Jackson dynasty built on using Blackness as the New Prole or Broletariat. Reparations for Jimmy Crow and etc.

    https://youtu.be/vc4mBGIDEeU?t=7m30s

    https://youtu.be/aM5bfWrkdRo?t=33s

    So, what does this have to do with Google?

    After all, even the 'SJW' types at Google are higher-IQ, well-educated, and privileged. They couldn't be more different from Slats Grobniks of the world.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2001-06-13/features/0106130008_1_mike-royko-slats-grobnik-gun-club

    But everything makes sense within particular contexts. And in the world of Google, it's not between haves and have-nots but between have-super-tons, have-tons, have-super-lots, and have-lots. And even the have-lots, even though they have more than most, are going to feel 'oppressed' in relation to have-super-tons.

    Now, the have-super-tons, like Brin and Page, are morally vulnerable since they can be charged with greed, monopoly, doing business with repressive China, hiring cheaper H1V (more useful than even HIV) workers to rake in more profits, and etc. "Look! I'm H1V-positive! I deserve to come to America!!") So, they need moral cover, and this means they need alliance with PC sacerdotal class. Apple also got a lot of mileage with 'think different' ads featuring diversity, as if Dalai Lama had anything to do with computer technology. So, Apple was really doing tons of business with Han China while virtue-sigging with image of Dalai.

    http://creativecriminals.com/celebrities/apple/think-different

    Anyway, there is a symbiotic relationship between Google biggies and the siggies(virtue signalers).
    Google needs moral cover from the siggies to justify their global domination and gobbling everything up. And siggies, though well-educated and reasonably smart, don't have the real high levels of intelligence to go head-to-head with the real smart geeks and gorks. So, their position at Google depends more on identity and interests than intelligence and raw talent. They could easily be replaced by others just as smart or much smarter. So, without their torch of self-righteousness, their position at Google is precarious. Therefore, someone like Damore is threatening to them since he's talking about need for real talent and ability.

    Even though the siggies yammer about diversity and equality, the fact is what they value most is their position in the biggest company in the world after Apple. They are inside the castle, or palace. But by ability alone, they don't belong and should be ejected. So, their self-righteous torch is their moral pass to the Elysium World.

    “Hoffa” isn’t a great movie but it’s worth watching for a side of American history that isn’t often covered from the inside. Lots of talent involved: Nicholson starred, DeVito directed, Mamet wrote.

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  157. CCZ says:

    Re: the content of https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/physics-melanin/science-and-chaotic-social-construct-race

    Chandra the social “justice” intersectional feminist and rape advocate? Let’s see a white male start an essay with “at least until rape proliferates.”

    The Physics of Melanin Science and the Chaotic Social Construct of Race
    by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
    Published on December 19, 2016

    This article appears in our 2017 Winter issue, Chaos.

    Inferior Science

    Hundreds of years after the advent of chattel slavery, it’s easy to see why race is defined by skin color. Skin color offers a highly visible cue that makes sorting easy—at least until rape proliferates.

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  158. @TWalsh2
    Interesting read, she's has nothing on Oswald Bates though:
    "First of all, we must internalize the 'flatulation' of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the 'Indianisian' proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I'd like to continue the 'redundance' of my quote, unquote 'intestinal tract', you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent - excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the 'Afro-disiatic' symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word 'jalapeno'."
    -- Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3

    she has nothing on Oswald Bates

    Talk about sketches that couldn’t be made today.

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  159. Cortes says:
    @CJ

    Dr. Prescod-Weinstein’s work includes fighting for the rights of native Hawaiians to their lands in opposition to the Thirty Meter Telescope; educating and holding accountable many physicists on issues of race, including multiple of us within lgbt+physicists; Co-Chairing the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and is a founding member of the AAS’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy.
     
    An astronomer who opposes building a better telescope. Pretty much says it all.

    No doubt she’ll be laying down her life to take down barriers on Hawaii?

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/mark-zuckerberg-sues-to-keep-native-hawaiians-off-his-kauai-estate

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  160. Stealth says:
    @TWalsh2
    Interesting read, she's has nothing on Oswald Bates though:
    "First of all, we must internalize the 'flatulation' of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the 'Indianisian' proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I'd like to continue the 'redundance' of my quote, unquote 'intestinal tract', you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent - excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the 'Afro-disiatic' symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word 'jalapeno'."
    -- Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3

    When I was a teenager, I nearly busted a gut when the camera zoomed out to reveal that Oswald Bates was an inmate.

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  161. res says:
    @Judah Benjamin Hur
    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg's Law for this site.

    Most of the ridiculous critics of Damore aren't Jewish.

    Oh, and I wouldn't be too sure Damore doesn't have a few ((()))s in his family tree.

    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg’s Law for this site.

    LOL! Imagine what the comments would look like here after a single day of that.

    Time to break out the Manischewitz.

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  162. MarcB. says:

    If nothing an ally does could ever make them a “good white”, than why would they even try? I encourage the New Left to follow this line of thinking to it’s logical conclusion and share it with all of their White friends.

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  163. Jack D says:
    @Logan
    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who "the other" was. "The other" was anybody who wasn't us.

    What they didn't have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn't think of was that they were part of the same "race" as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was "us" or "them," kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

    I don’t think this is quite right WRT Jews. In the biblical period, the Jews were quite aware of diverse surrounding nationalities and tribes and even races (the woman in the Song of Solomon says she is “black”) and often refer to them specifically by name in the Bible and their other surviving works – Moabites and Edomites and Babylonians and so on. (I’ll bet BTW that Indian tribes were also aware of the specific identity of other tribes and did not regard them as an undifferentiated mass of “not our tribe”).

    Later on, when the Jews become isolated in ethnically homogeneous E. Europe, “goy” becomes synonymous with white Christian to the Jews because everyone you knew was indeed one or the other – two categories was enough to fully describe daily reality as they knew it. This is not that different than whites who used to think of all East Asians as “Chinamen” or Arabs who thought that all white European were Ferengi (Franks).

    My father told me that the first (and only) black person he saw before he saw American soldiers at the end of WWII was someone who was with a traveling circus that came to his town in Poland. He said that some people tried rubbing the man’s skin with a cloth to see if the color would come off.

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    The lady in the S of S almost certainly did not mean she was black as in sub-Saharan African, what the Bible writers would probably have called a Cushite. Based on the context she's pretty clearly contrasting her tanned skin, from working outside in the vineyards, with the "more beautiful," because untanned, daughters of Jerusalem.

    I may not have expressed myself clearly. Hebrews, Indians and other peoples have always been fully aware of the differences not only between their group and all others, but also between those groups. What they did not do was assign each of those groups, tribes or whatever, membership in a meta-group of four or five "races."

    The recognition of differences between ethnic groups undoubtedly goes all the way back to the development of the first ethnic groups. What was new was the classification into "races," defined as four or five huge groups into which all ethnies fit.

    Which is not to say, BTW, that ancient peoples were right, and early modern Europeans were wrong, in so classifying people into ethnic groups and then races. I'm just not addressing the accuracy of the idea, only its relatively recent origin.
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  164. Steve

    And I manage to fit Tom Schilling into all of this….imagine that. The inventor of the most widely used form of the backpropagation algorithm(Gradient Method)….very highly likely used in Google’s TENSORFLOW Algorithm…….wrote his phd thesis under Tom Schilling…You know Tom Schilling right? Schilling wrote that very interesting book explaining how racial segregation occurs….Tranny freak mathematician Moon Duchin with her(it’s) isopermetric tricks wants to make sure this very natural process doesn’t gerrymander into another Hillary Clinton POTUS loss… neither does the recently retired Baltimore Raven’s backup center(whose father looks like one of my brothers)…

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  165. WR says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    Right. His real name was Malcolm X Newton; Huey is a direct descendant.

    We wuz Fisicks Kangsz and sheeit!

    Indeed. Malcom X Newton, the cousin of Sugar Ray. Working together they invented the X Ray.

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  166. Jack D says:
    @bored identity
    Dear Tdzak,

    You forgot to mention Chandra's Top Ten Terrific-Scientific Intersectional Contributions to the Scientific Scientism's Discipline of Holding the Planet Earth Model Under Wokenly Unshaven Armpit :


    1. Chandra, a black queer femme, was recently awarded a grant to study philosophical questions related to the participation of marginalized peoples in physics.


    2. Chandra got her PhD from the prestigious Waterloo University, Ontario that was founded way back in ... 1957. Ironically enough, Chandra was mentored by fellow tribal-traveling evolutionary strategist Lee Smolin, whose String Theory Denying hypothesis on Cosmological Natural Selection relies heavily on a fitness landscape concept of evolutionary biology :

    https://youtu.be/Y96w6AFVi0o?t=7m5s

    3. As a committee chair, past ex-officio board member and past conference co-chair of the National Society of Black Physicists http://nsbp.org/ , Chandra woked hard to promote Black physicists.


    4.As an active member of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists http://hispanicphysicists.org/
    , and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences (SACNAS) http://sacnas.org/ , Chandra woked even harder to promote more broadly other underrepresented minorities to widen participation in physics.

    5.Chandra is a proudly out founding and continuing member of the American Astronomical Society Committee for Sexual-Orientation and Gender Minorities in Astronomy (SGMA).
    https://sgma.aas.org/

    6. Chandra supports peace and justice through her membership on the Jewish Voice for Peace Academic Advisory Council. https://jewishvoiceforpeace.org/campus-organizing/academic-advisory-council/

    7.In 2014, Chandra was listed by L’Oreal-UNESCO Foundation , whose name was unwittingly inspired by the movie "Idiocracy", as one of 5 Amazing Woman Astronomers You Should Know.

    8. Chandra volunteers as Editor in Chief of The Offing, an online literary magazine "dedicated to authoring change from the people who built these cities."

    https://theoffingmag.com/about/

    9. Chandra's meticulous work in the area of AstroMetaPhysics & Industrial Grievances is also available here in its full glory:

    https://medium.com/@chanda/20-warning-signs-your-professors-abusing-you-9382f849348c

    https://medium.com/@chanda/yom-kippur-haftorah-black-lives-matter-b88f6b5649c5

    https://medium.com/@chanda/the-diversity-racket-49948f899b9b

    https://medium.com/@chanda/if-i-die-in-police-custody-e7e8acb5ec93

    10. There's even online Intersectional Scientific Scientism Magazine named after Chandra - where she contributes regularly:

    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/physics-melanin/science-and-chaotic-social-construct-race

    With all of these activities, how does she find time to do theoretical physics and author all those papers (well actually 1 paper)?

    By the way B.O., her name is Chanda, not Chandra. You may be confusing her with the late Chandra Levy, Congressman Condit’s girlfriend who had a similar Jewfro.

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    Oops, sorry, a typo. I meant to call you BI, not B.O. I assume that all your friends refer to you as BI, amirite?
    , @bored identity
    bored identity sincerely apologizes for clumsiness and missing jpg. link :

    Chandra Chaplin :

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56dcce827da24f56fb1d2b31/t/56dce7df45bf214a0b3fe478/1482729574889/?format=500w
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  167. Jack D says:
    @Jack D
    With all of these activities, how does she find time to do theoretical physics and author all those papers (well actually 1 paper)?

    By the way B.O., her name is Chanda, not Chandra. You may be confusing her with the late Chandra Levy, Congressman Condit's girlfriend who had a similar Jewfro.

    Oops, sorry, a typo. I meant to call you BI, not B.O. I assume that all your friends refer to you as BI, amirite?

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  168. URGENT STEVE!!!

    You may recall the story about the Soviet Era Scientist who attempted to break the species-breeding barrier…..gulp!!!!….Now…go google the photos of Chandra Prescod in her White wedding dress gazing into the eyes of her husband…Do you Species Realists at isteve.com think it’s possible?

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  169. When Mau-Mauing runs in the family:

    Chanda’s Roots :

    “…My mother, Margaret Prescod, is probably the most influential thinker in my life.

    She emigrated from Christ Church, Barbados to New York City in the early 60s and came of age organizing, first as a student, and then as a teacher and Black Panther breakfast volunteer in Ocean Hill-Brownsville.

    This meant she was running with Black feminists like Wilmette Brown, who was friends with feminist organizer Selma James, the wife of Afro-Trinidadian Pan-Africanist C.L.R. James (who is known as Nello to family). *

    ( * bored identity’s note ; C.L.R. James aka Nello in his own words:
    https://www.marxists.org/archive/james-clr/works/1940/09/sharejobs.htm )

    My mom fell in love with Selma’s son/Nello’s step-son, and I am what’s left of that marriage!

    When I was born, Selma (who is a white Jew) insisted that I be named after Sojourner Truth, so I carry Sojourner as one of my given names.

    I think Selma intended the name to be a reminder of the political path I was meant to be on, but I suspect my mother was mindful that for Black women, as Audre Lorde said, “survival is the greatest gift of love.”

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  170. guest says:
    @Logan
    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who "the other" was. "The other" was anybody who wasn't us.

    What they didn't have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn't think of was that they were part of the same "race" as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was "us" or "them," kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

    What is the point of their point? Because it comes off to me like pretending no one before Newton believed in the existence of color because they didn’t have the benefit of his Optics. That is, if the scientific concept of “color” was somehow supposed to be evil.

    My “Race in America” (or whatever they called it) class in college admitted right away that there was an Us versus Them mindset throughout history. But only European man had developed Scientific Racism, which was bad because…Normally. when they tease out the difference between vulgar and scientific concepts, it’s to the benefit of the latter. Unless they’re in postmodernist mode. But in the case of racism, the white=bad principle takes over. Then it becomes Scientific Racism is bad because Jim Crow/gas chambers.

    White people have not only done bad things to other races, but in the minds of the left uniquely bad things. Things other races wouldn’t even think to do. Which is not to the credit of whites for being innovators. But speaking of innovation, white people have been better than the rest of humanity–except Jews–at science in the last few centuries. So if you’re casting about for reasons they’re uniquely evil regarding race, bingo? Systematized False (because race doesn’t actually exist) Knowledge, aka race science, makes whites more powerful. Like black magic, or something.

    You’d think pretending race doesn’t exist would be enough. The left still does that, but no one takes them seriously. Everyone knows race exists,* because they’re not blind and stupid. The Us versus Them phenomenon–which in many instances fits perfectly with the concept of race–is also a bit too obviously throughout history, if we do a bit of digging. How to forestall those facts from making people Notice? Well, segregate (if you will) white racism from all other racisms. Also, separate scientific from vulgar racism, and pretend the scientific version is more wrong for some reason. Finally, deter anyone from studying race scientifically. (You don’t want to be one of those white people who are wrong and accidentally set in motion causal chains resulting in gas chambers, do you?)

    That’s leftist parody of rational thought at its most elegant.

    *Everyone notices leftists noticing race, when they’re out of race-is-a-social-construct mode. Which when they have their heads about them they pass off as “race doesn’t exist, BUT the history of white discrimination/oppression arbitrarily set this group apart, and we’re just going off of that.” But that’s a mouthful to keep repeating, and as they’re only human the mask is constantly slipping.

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  171. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Mr. Anon
    I remember the days when scientists labored in obscurity. Now they hang out a shingle to announce they're open for business:

    C. Prescod-Weinstein

    She doesn't seem to view herself as a scientist, so much as a Brand. Lookout Neil DeGrasse-Tyson - this woman is coming for your job. She's black, she's a woman, and she can out-hypenate even your name.

    Also, according to her CV, she left her first graduate school after four years, was the "Martin Luther King Fellow at MIT", and only has one first-author journal article. I'd put the chances on her being a fraud who has been carried along by her co-workers at 20-30%.

    She has a pretty wacky essay/manifesto posted, Decolonising Science Reading List,
    It’s The End of Science As You Know It
    , an excerpt:

    There are two different angles at play in the discussion about colonialism and science. First is what constitutes scientific epistemology and what its origins are. As a physicist, I was taught that physics began with the Greeks and later Europeans inherited their ideas and expanded on them. In this narrative, people of African descent and others are now relative newcomers to science, and questions of inclusion and diversity in science are related back to “bringing science to underrepresented minority and people of color communities.” The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin.[my emphasis.] This complicates both racist narratives about people of color and innovation as well as discourse around whether science is fundamentally wedded to Euro-American operating principles of colonialism, imperialism and domination for the purpose of resource extraction.

    The list is pretty amusing.

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    Aside from her questionable version of Greek scientific history, more sleight of hand conflating Ancient Egyptians with the sub-saharan Africans who are supposedly Chanda's black ancestors (well maybe 1). Since no sub-Saharan culture ever developed a written language, this really limited the amount of science they could do.
    , @syonredux

    The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin
     
    Get WOKE, bigots. All of those so-called "Greek" mathematicians and philosophers (Aristotle, Archimedes, Euclid, Diophantus, etc) were actually sons of KEMET. WESTERN SCIENCE WAS BUILT ON BLACK BODIES!

    #BlackGreekLivesMatter
    , @Mr. Anon

    The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule.
     
    No, for example, they were actually Greeks living in greek ruled Egypt and the Levant (not Mesopotamia).
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  172. @TWalsh2
    Interesting read, she's has nothing on Oswald Bates though:
    "First of all, we must internalize the 'flatulation' of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the 'Indianisian' proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I'd like to continue the 'redundance' of my quote, unquote 'intestinal tract', you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent - excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the 'Afro-disiatic' symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word 'jalapeno'."
    -- Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3

    I have been watching episodes of In Living Color with a friend who’d never seen them before. They are hilarious, but could not be shown today, 25 years later, even though the series creator was black.

    Available on Amazon for cheap. Much funnier than the retarded poo poo SNL has done for years.

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    A second generation Wayans family film, White Girls, in which two younger Wayans guys are FBI agents who, for reasons I instantly forgot, have to dress up in whiteface drag as, more or less Paris and Nikki Hilton, to infiltrate some country club, is pretty decent if you like broad comedies.
    , @guest
    I was thinking the "Men on Film" bit couldn't be shown, but maybe that's only true for a couple of Current Years ago. Gays have lost cachet.

    Does anyone else find it ironic that om show focused on black culture with many talented black performers, its most famous alumni by far are the white Jim Carrey and the Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez? (I'm counting the fly girls, though they weren't part of the main cast.)

    Last time I checked out SNL, by the way, it had gone way black. (Including one of the guys from Good Burger.) Are black people the only ones who watch network tv anymore?
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  173. @Irish Paleo
    The number of "irony overload" moments I've had with this Google memo story is unreal:

    1. Man writes memo in which he complains, inter alia, that his employer is hostile to dissenting points of view. Employer plays straight into the stereotype by firing him for expressing a dissenting point of view.

    2. Man writes memo in which he suggests that women are more emotional than men. Feminists and prominent tech industry women have public emotional meltdown and employer fires man for hurting their delicate feelings, thereby playing (you guessed it) straight into the stereotype.

    3. Man writes memo defending his employer's hiring policies against accusations of discrimination. Employer responds by firing him, thereby implicitly validating accusations to the effect that its hiring policies are discriminatory.

    4. A company with a US$650 billion market cap and a CEO who took home US$200 million last year fires an employee for expressing his opinions on an internal forum curated by the company itself in probable violation of California labour laws designed to protect, inter alia, union organising and nobody on the political left can stop gloating and come to the defence of the fired worker.

    5. A company which has made literally hundreds of billions monetising the skills of highly intelligent Aspergerish males is shocked (Shocked, I tell ya!!!!) that some of them might:

    (a) not unquestioningly believe that millions of years of evolution and the vastly different selection pressures to which different populations and sub-groups of populations have been subject over those millions of years cannot possibly, conceivably have anything to with the demographic profile of industries and professions; and

    (b) might not have the social cop-on to keep that lack of credulity to themselves.

    6. A company whose executives are supposedly so prejudiced and bigoted that they turn away obvious talent based on biological factors that have nothing whatsoever to do with the bottom line somehow ended up being worth US$650 billion and having close to monopolistic power in the provision of internet search facilities and nobody in the mainstream commentariat can bring themselves to notice the complete incongruity and irreconcilability of the two foregoing propositions.

    Here, in my view, are the take-outs from the l'affaire Damore:

    1. When an industry (e.g. manufacturing) is sucked into the bureaucratic vortex created by parasitic social justice jihadis and gradually accretes layer-after-layer of inert bureaucracy dedicated to the manufacture and management of grievance, it becomes less profitable and throws off progressively fewer surplus resources for rent seekers to feed off and the social justice jihadis start to lose interest in it.

    2. Conversely, when an industry (e.g. ICT) manages to stay out of the vortex's gravitational pull, it becomes much more profitable and, in so doing, generates vast billions' worth of surplus cash which attracts social justice jihadis in their droves just as refuse attracts rats. In the long term, therefore, both honest commerce and the social justice jihad are doomed. If an industry manages to avoid the parasites for long enough, it becomes too big and juicy for the parasites to ignore. However, once the parasites engorge themselves, they'll make that industry as inert and uninteresting as those they have already infested.

    3. Sailer theorises (and he's almost certainly correct to a point) that Google is being plagued by a phenomenon that it thought would never afflict it. However, I fear that this may be somewhat over-optimistic. It cannot have escaped the attention of Google, now that it has gone from plucky upstart to a massive scale gigantised incumbent, that there are two ways to make money in a business environment increasingly defined by administrative state harassment.

    (a) The first is to escape the attention of the administrative state and the social justice jihadis and to operate in one of the few remaining corners of the economy where the free market's writ still runs.

    (b) The second is that, like the financial services sector, you effectively convert yourself into a de facto emanation of the administrative state and make money through influencing public policy rather than creating wealth. IT is an "adapt or die" industry. It has perhaps occurred to people like Google CEO Sundar Pichai that if Google can lead the IT industry into a massively bureaucratised business model with layers of HR administrators, sensitivity coaches, VPs for diversity and community relations and "equality" tsars, it can, by voluntarily loading its body up with parasites, require all industry players to do the same - including small start-up players whose competitive threat to Google can be eliminated by virtue of social justice jihadis crushing them with their increasingly ridiculous financial demands.

    4. For decades, companies like Google were able to avoid the wrath of social justice jihadis because, as new players which had no institutional history within the supposedly dark ages of 1900 to 1980, they could claim to be "new" and thus entirely "meritocratic". The problem is that, being run by people who were ruthlessly greedy for money and brought up in the culturally Marxist environs of the western metropolitan areas of the late 20th century, their claims to be entirely meritocratic in their hiring policies have largely turned out to be correct - which is the problem. Social justice jihadis have been utterly humiliated by the fact the most politically correct industry there is, which did everything it possibly could and more to fight "privilege" and "bias" ended up being one of the least "diverse" (as the jihadis define the term), hence their feral obsession with destroying it.

    5. I can't say I feel too sorry for Mr. Damore. I read his memo and it's full of PC tropes about "valuing" the richness of "diversity" and it is, in fact, a manifesto for precisely the sort of bland centrism that has banished precisely the rational thought whose absence Mr. Damore rightly feels impoverishes modern policy discourse. In any event, I presume that (a) Peter Thiel will give him a job; and (b) it'll pay rather better than the one he lost at Google. In any event, good luck to him but I shed no tears.

    6. Speaking of the aforementioned Mr. Thiel, he does point to an alternative future for the IT industry, namely to get into bed with Mr. Crony Capitalism himself, namely Donald Trump. If they can hold their collective nose and do business with the Donald, he might return the favour by releasing his wrath onto the jihadis by, for instance, eliminating funding for universities which teach and promote bogus concepts like "privilege" and "microaggressions". Of course, that might require them to do something about their addiction to cheap immigrant labour imported by virtue of H-1B Visas, but hey, there's a price for everything in life.

    Very good. I can see why Steve blogged it.

    Steve! Give this guy (?) a Gold Box!

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  174. @Rod1963
    Yep, she's a scammer and a vicious one at that.

    But lets be honest. Being black opens a lot of doors that normally aren't open to whites. Such as local, state and federal jobs. Government contractors love to hire blacks as well. Acceptance into exclusive schools and given passing grades no matter how stupid you are.

    In the private sector you become almost fire proof.

    So being a fake black or even American Indian has real advantages.

    Government contractors love to hire blacks as well.

    Wrong, Tonto. Government contractors have to hire minorities or they will not get the contract.

    I have been on more than a few contracts where there were do-nothing AAs. Fortuneatly, most of them did not get in the way of those of us who, actually you know, wanted to get stuff done.

    There would not be any, repeat any, black middle class without government employment.

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  175. @Jim Don Bob
    I have been watching episodes of In Living Color with a friend who'd never seen them before. They are hilarious, but could not be shown today, 25 years later, even though the series creator was black.

    Available on Amazon for cheap. Much funnier than the retarded poo poo SNL has done for years.

    A second generation Wayans family film, White Girls, in which two younger Wayans guys are FBI agents who, for reasons I instantly forgot, have to dress up in whiteface drag as, more or less Paris and Nikki Hilton, to infiltrate some country club, is pretty decent if you like broad comedies.

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  176. snorlax says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    There to be some stand-up Russian comedian making fun of this tendency against common sense in the US, surely? The jokes virtually write themselves.

    The wisdom of China blocking Google gained a lot of my respect lately.

    But the Chinese bestsellers list is dominated by books called “How I Got My Daughter into Yale” or whatever.

    Besides what these say about the [lack of] taste of the Chinese reading public (such works presumably make Dan Brown look like T.S. Eliot), how about creating their own Yales for their daughters to attend? Or, far better, how about neither enrapturedly worshipping, nor seeking to emulate, the single worst self-destructive error of the West?

    That is, academia, the priesthood-potentate, the worst error because it’s upstream from leftism, which is upstream from democracy, which is upstream from mass immigration. The Chinese, though they have no reason to and every warning against, appear determined to keep chugging that Charles River Kool-Aid, raving about its nutritiousness and deliciousness even as they spasm and foam at the mouth.

    China blocking Google is more a stopped-clock type deal than any kind of sign they’ve learned from (or even correctly identified) our mistakes. All the damage Google has or will ever do (which might not be for too much longer, given the rise of adblockers) won’t be a thousandth as bad as that caused by UC Chinatown Berkeley alone.

    China blocking US sites is more a smart bit of protectionism than anything else, as it has been able to create its own software industry and crop of billionaires by simply creating their own Google+Amazon+Facebook+Twitter+Uber doppelgängers for the Chinese market.

    Mr. Wang takes his seat beside Mr. White on the Shanghai maglev. Wang notices White is going quite bald.

    “Good thing I shampoo with Rogaine daily!” Mr. Wang thinks to himself.

    Another thing. “Forgive my bluntness, but you smell like you just took a bath in pig diarrhea and rotting fish—haven’t you realized?” asks Wang of White.

    “Oh. No, I don’t think so,” replies White. “You see here?” he asked, pointing to his nose.

    Or rather where his nose would be, for instead there was a large, hairy, sweaty ballsack, which bounced gently against his chin as he spoke.

    “How strange!” exclaims Wang. “I hadn’t noticed that at all.”

    White chuckles. “It’s easy to miss!” His smile fades and his eyes narrow intensely, as if wincing from pain. “You see, I used to think the same way you do. I called those smells the ‘BO-phrase’.”

    “Without even thinking, I’d totally wipe them out whenever I found them. I’m so deeply sorry and very ashamed, but I’m never going to be able to escape the kind of man I really am.”

    “You see, there are complex, little-understood and highly-ritualized systems of interplay between noses, nostrils, breathing, breath, air, ‘smelly-ness,’ ‘smelling,’ mind, language, culture and socialization. Any interaction between ‘smellee’ and ‘smeller’ is inescapably bound to the context in which it occurs.”

    “To say we smell something ‘bad,’ is really to construct structurally-oppressive contexts in which we perceive that the ‘smell’ does not conform to traditional white middle-class notions of respectability.”

    “As we privilege and reinforce the dominant narrative within our spaces, we further marginalize experiences and perspectives drawn from Non-Western, Feminist, Queer, Non-Binary and Intersectional systems of smell and smelling.”

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend anyone,” says Wang, a bit confused.

    White shakes his head, the ballsack swinging in the opposite direction as it turns. “It’s our fault, not yours. European colonialism introduced structures of oppressive smell-smelling to China, into an existing context of progressive smell-smelling.”

    “Anyway, back to my story, I eventually made an appointment with my doctor. I hoped, I’m sorry to say, she would prescribe some more-effective means to ‘wipe out’ all the ‘BO-phrase’ I perceived. But the doctor challenged my perception that I had a ‘problem’ with ‘bad’ smell.”

    “She told me my experiences of a ‘problem’ were drawn from a white cisheterosexist patriarchal perspective, which served to erase marginalized nose-nasal experiences (except to be viewed as sex objects, either ‘attractive’ ‘white-looking’ noses or the ‘ugly’ ‘primitive’ noses of the racial Other—totally eradicating non-white nasal agency).”

    “I wasn’t convinced, but she told me that’s because I didn’t know the science. In a study of dominant smell narrative-identifiers, after just two weeks of exposure to a ‘bad’ smell, they no longer perceived it as ‘bad’ at all.”

    “Not only that, but at the end of the two weeks the participants found every smell sweeter, not just the ones they’d experienced as ‘bad.’ So the ironic fact is having a diversity of vibrant smells benefits all smelling experiences, not only marginalized ones.”

    “But sadly, the study participants continued to perceive themselves as threatened by the existence of marginalized nose-nasal narratives, and as soon as the experiment ended they resumed suppressing perceived-’bad’ smells just as violently as they had.”

    “So while people like me would benefit from a reassessment of social constructions around smelling, our lived experience prevents us from properly interrogating our preconceived narratives.”

    “Unless… I was interested in a radical new procedure.”

    “The balls?” asks Wang.

    “Yes, the balls,” answers White. “My nose was removed so I would no longer experience some smells as invalid or commit any other olfactory violence. Then the really genius part is they plugged up the hole with my ballsack, which was always getting in the way where it was.”

    “Now, if I detect a foul taste in the air (taste and smell are completely unrelated—durian fruit, soap), I just have to lick this salty salty ballsack,” he said, lapping at the balls to demonstrate.

    “My sinuses and throat still get the same natural lubrication as they did before. And, I’m now equipped to radically interrogate dominant narratives of the procreative sex act by exploring it as reoriented towards the female-bodied person’s pleasure.”

    “Wow, that sure sounds like a great idea!” says Wang, eyes beaming. “Who’s your surgeon?”

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    Well, the issue with the Chinese public is similar to the issues with the SWPL crowd in general: everything is about status. Within China, there are indeed good universities such as Tsinghua or Fudan but there are many which see how even more status is gained by attending something Western and in general, embracing goodthink and goodthought.

    And the people certainly have a tendency to admire anything Western. There's a lot of, if not ethnomasochism, certainly a degree of cultural masochism. And it should be noted that innately the culture was always one that argued something akin to equality: that merit came from trying and working hard.

    But that said, the Chinese government - which would be the originator of policy within China, really doesn't tend to promote people who have come from Western universities. They might take advisers, but especially recently, it does seem that the government has gotten cued that something is going pretty insane in the West and they would prefer not to join in this fun gay parade quite yet.

    I do agree that blocking Google was probably more of an stopped clock as they sought to follow a Friedrich Listian economic policy, but various editorials and actions seem to show that they are aware that something is seriously wrong with the culture in the West. The fact that gay scenes are truncated from foreign movies seems to show that they aren't exactly cool with homomania, for example.
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  177. Jack D says:
    @JackOH
    "Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific “discoveries” were in fact collations of borrowed indigenous knowledge."

    Good Lord! Where does one begin with this aggrandizing, nasty piece of rubbish? The sneer quotes around "discoveries" are unjustified. Would Dr. Prescod-Weinstein have us believe there is no difference between localized, folkloric knowledge of willow bark remedies and the modern production of aspirin and the understanding of its effects? Another commenter rightly mentioned her straw-manning.

    I'm chalking this one up as another example of a Ph. D in a very specific area who expects student-like deference for polemics that are way out of her skill set. She'll likely get good high-fives from the humanities folks, though.

    ….the modern production of aspirin and the understanding of its effects

    This is perhaps not the greatest example because the modern production of aspirin started in the late 19th century (indeed as a purified form of willow bark extract, known since ancient time as a fever reducer) but the actual mechanism of its action was not understood until 1971 (the guy who figured it out got a Nobel).

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  178. renault says:
    @Yak-15
    "Very few curricula acknowledge that some European scientific "discoveries" were in fact collationa of borrowed indigenous knowledge."

    Really? Which ones? Do we have examples with supporting evidence? Oh, right, that is "objective science" which is just a myth created by invented by "whiteness."

    What percentage of the population actually believes this? .01 pct?

    Way, way more than you’d think, especially with our shifting demographics.

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  179. Jack D says:
    @anonymous
    She has a pretty wacky essay/manifesto posted, Decolonising Science Reading List,
    It’s The End of Science As You Know It
    , an excerpt:

    There are two different angles at play in the discussion about colonialism and science. First is what constitutes scientific epistemology and what its origins are. As a physicist, I was taught that physics began with the Greeks and later Europeans inherited their ideas and expanded on them. In this narrative, people of African descent and others are now relative newcomers to science, and questions of inclusion and diversity in science are related back to “bringing science to underrepresented minority and people of color communities.” The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin.[my emphasis.] This complicates both racist narratives about people of color and innovation as well as discourse around whether science is fundamentally wedded to Euro-American operating principles of colonialism, imperialism and domination for the purpose of resource extraction.
     
    The list is pretty amusing.

    Aside from her questionable version of Greek scientific history, more sleight of hand conflating Ancient Egyptians with the sub-saharan Africans who are supposedly Chanda’s black ancestors (well maybe 1). Since no sub-Saharan culture ever developed a written language, this really limited the amount of science they could do.

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  180. snorlax says:
    @eah
    Interesting.

    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/895493873094414336

    I think the explanation here might be that in those countries they prefer to send STEM-inclined sons to more prestigious foreign schools, but daughters to cheaper domestic schools.

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  181. @Jack D
    With all of these activities, how does she find time to do theoretical physics and author all those papers (well actually 1 paper)?

    By the way B.O., her name is Chanda, not Chandra. You may be confusing her with the late Chandra Levy, Congressman Condit's girlfriend who had a similar Jewfro.

    bored identity sincerely apologizes for clumsiness and missing jpg. link :

    Chandra Chaplin :

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56dcce827da24f56fb1d2b31/t/56dce7df45bf214a0b3fe478/1482729574889/?format=500w

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  182. Lot says:
    @eah
    Interesting.

    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/895493873094414336

    I don’t think it is about gender roles, but relative wealth and the number of foreign males who crowd domestic females out of STEM jobs.

    Lowest 10 countries for female Math/Stats Ph.D.s are all fairly wealthy with high levels of immigration.

    How many Indian IT guys are there in Latvia and Portugal?

    Sweden might be the most left place in the world on gender roles, but is not ranked as badly as more conservative Norway because it lacks Norway’s extreme oil wealth.

    As Steve and others have noted, wealth and self actualization let men and women follow their biological desires more, increasing behavioral sexual dimorphism.

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    Exactly this. Its been shown several times, that increased wealth increases behavioral dimorphism with increased choice.
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  183. JackOH says:
    @Faraday's Bobcat
    Guys, you need to realize that it's not what you do or say, it's who you are. This crap started decades ago with "structural" racism and the claim that nonwhites could not be racist because of a power differential. Now we get "white privilege." These ideas are contrived to provide a rationale to exclude, shame and disadvantage every white male. It doesn't matter what you do. They came for Robert E. Lee. OK. Then they came for Jesse Helms. Yeah. They came for Washington and Jefferson. Didn't matter what good they had done. Then they came for Bernie Sanders. The left contains a bunch of males trying to protect themselves by proclaiming their allegiance to the dogma more and more loudly, but deep down they know the movement will come for them eventually. Do you think all those male Googlers who ranted about Damore really believe the dogma? They're afraid for their high-prestige jobs where they write code all day and get free lattes and laundry.

    The movement intends come for you, no matter what you say or do.

    “”Guys, you need to realize that it’s not what you do or say, it’s who you are.”

    FB, you got it. Several of my most recent comments bemoan the naivete, or blindness, or ignorance of many folks here and in the general public who don’t understand the shamelessness of the SJW crowd stems from some pretty awful philosophies.

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  184. @Melendwyr
    Not at all. If you carefully measure her electromagnetic emissions, I think you'll find that she emits only in the infrared, not the visible portions of the spectrum.

    Best physics joke ever.

    I salute you, Zir.

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  185. It is true that Indigenous people discovered science. The problem is that they didn’t write down their findings.
    They discovered everything but the written word.

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  186. Cortes says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Oxford and Cambridge traditionally did something like that. You putter along for 3 years working as hard as you wish, and then you take a giant test to find out what kind of degree you get.

    My understanding (as a graduate student at a graduate College in Oxford early 1980s) was that undergraduate students had a first year exam then nothing until Finals (end 3rd Year). But constant tutorials or lab work would be necessary to get a ticket for the Finals.
    Happy to be proved wrong.

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  187. “Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape.”

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:

    http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2009/08/20/thomas-jefferson-the-face-of-a-rapist/

    that he was a rapist because, well, what else could it be?

    As for Black female Ph.ds, my favorite is the Survivor contestant: “Dr. J’Tia Taylor is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory.”

    And what does she do with this?

    “She now works at Argonne in the area of nuclear nonproliferation policy.”

    A government bureaucrat.

    http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/02/26/argonne-nuclear-engineer-on-new-season-of-survivor-premiers-tonight/#sthash.0ofKfLB6.dpbs

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    “Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape.”

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:
     
    I pointed out what nonsense that is a month back when Jeff was up for discussion:

    Sally Hemings was almost certainly thrilled by Jefferson’s attentions. Women are hypergamous. They crave high status (and maleness). (Not unreasonably, they want good genes and high-quality provision for their children.) Jefferson was boss. Master of the plantation she was on. Writer of the Declaration of Independence. Ambassador to France. Secretary of State and finally President of the United States. Plus, he made her kids 7/8ths white and they were manumitted and headed out into white society. No she didn’t want any of that cock! She wanted to be a scullery maid and get it from some field buck. Puh-lease.

    Modern leftists are just loons and along with their other idiocies have seemingly have no concept of the actual world of sexual relations as they have existed between men and women in the real world since … eternity.
     
    , @AnotherDad

    As for Black female Ph.ds, my favorite is the Survivor contestant: “Dr. J’Tia Taylor is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory.”

    And what does she do with this?
    “She now works at Argonne in the area of nuclear nonproliferation policy.”
     
    Know your strengths. She's probably pretty mediocre relative the competition working as an actual nuclear engineer. Doing non-proliferation ... soft skills, paper pushing, she's probably as good as the next.

    It's like my grad school buddy Neil Tyson. He's a not an idiot. However as a practicing scientist he's mediocre. He'd never produce any science of note--and hasn't. But Neil is honestly loaded with charisma and charm. And as a science PR flack and especially giving the SWPLy legions the "black scientist" they crave--he's killing it. Perfect mating of man and job.


    Other thing worth saying about J'Tia, she was smart enough to marry a white guy. There are all these black women out there, who want to have a baby. If they'd get knocked up by even just a so-so smart white guy, they'd have a (better looking) black kid with an actual "hot day" IQ, for whom the opportunities in society are actually pretty darn good. (Just be a little bit on the ball, learn to dress and speak nicely and whites will fawn all over you. The AA opportunities are legion.) But they are too stupid to even grab that opportunity for their kid and end up getting knocked up by D'Shitavious who ain't going to hand around.

    J'Tia has not only gotten knocked up by a white guy--presumably a reasonably smart one IQ wise--she got him to put a ring on it first, so he'll be around providing. All things considered she seems to actually be a pretty darn smart black woman.
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  188. syonredux says:
    @anonymous
    She has a pretty wacky essay/manifesto posted, Decolonising Science Reading List,
    It’s The End of Science As You Know It
    , an excerpt:

    There are two different angles at play in the discussion about colonialism and science. First is what constitutes scientific epistemology and what its origins are. As a physicist, I was taught that physics began with the Greeks and later Europeans inherited their ideas and expanded on them. In this narrative, people of African descent and others are now relative newcomers to science, and questions of inclusion and diversity in science are related back to “bringing science to underrepresented minority and people of color communities.” The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin.[my emphasis.] This complicates both racist narratives about people of color and innovation as well as discourse around whether science is fundamentally wedded to Euro-American operating principles of colonialism, imperialism and domination for the purpose of resource extraction.
     
    The list is pretty amusing.

    The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin

    Get WOKE, bigots. All of those so-called “Greek” mathematicians and philosophers (Aristotle, Archimedes, Euclid, Diophantus, etc) were actually sons of KEMET. WESTERN SCIENCE WAS BUILT ON BLACK BODIES!

    #BlackGreekLivesMatter

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  189. @snorlax
    But the Chinese bestsellers list is dominated by books called “How I Got My Daughter into Yale” or whatever.

    Besides what these say about the [lack of] taste of the Chinese reading public (such works presumably make Dan Brown look like T.S. Eliot), how about creating their own Yales for their daughters to attend? Or, far better, how about neither enrapturedly worshipping, nor seeking to emulate, the single worst self-destructive error of the West?

    That is, academia, the priesthood-potentate, the worst error because it’s upstream from leftism, which is upstream from democracy, which is upstream from mass immigration. The Chinese, though they have no reason to and every warning against, appear determined to keep chugging that Charles River Kool-Aid, raving about its nutritiousness and deliciousness even as they spasm and foam at the mouth.

    China blocking Google is more a stopped-clock type deal than any kind of sign they’ve learned from (or even correctly identified) our mistakes. All the damage Google has or will ever do (which might not be for too much longer, given the rise of adblockers) won’t be a thousandth as bad as that caused by UC Chinatown Berkeley alone.

    China blocking US sites is more a smart bit of protectionism than anything else, as it has been able to create its own software industry and crop of billionaires by simply creating their own Google+Amazon+Facebook+Twitter+Uber doppelgängers for the Chinese market.



    Mr. Wang takes his seat beside Mr. White on the Shanghai maglev. Wang notices White is going quite bald.

    “Good thing I shampoo with Rogaine daily!” Mr. Wang thinks to himself.

    Another thing. “Forgive my bluntness, but you smell like you just took a bath in pig diarrhea and rotting fish—haven’t you realized?” asks Wang of White.

    “Oh. No, I don’t think so,” replies White. “You see here?” he asked, pointing to his nose.

    Or rather where his nose would be, for instead there was a large, hairy, sweaty ballsack, which bounced gently against his chin as he spoke.

    “How strange!” exclaims Wang. “I hadn’t noticed that at all.”

    White chuckles. “It’s easy to miss!” His smile fades and his eyes narrow intensely, as if wincing from pain. “You see, I used to think the same way you do. I called those smells the ‘BO-phrase’.”

    “Without even thinking, I’d totally wipe them out whenever I found them. I’m so deeply sorry and very ashamed, but I’m never going to be able to escape the kind of man I really am.”

    “You see, there are complex, little-understood and highly-ritualized systems of interplay between noses, nostrils, breathing, breath, air, ‘smelly-ness,’ ‘smelling,’ mind, language, culture and socialization. Any interaction between ‘smellee’ and ‘smeller’ is inescapably bound to the context in which it occurs.”

    “To say we smell something ‘bad,’ is really to construct structurally-oppressive contexts in which we perceive that the ‘smell’ does not conform to traditional white middle-class notions of respectability.”

    “As we privilege and reinforce the dominant narrative within our spaces, we further marginalize experiences and perspectives drawn from Non-Western, Feminist, Queer, Non-Binary and Intersectional systems of smell and smelling.”

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to offend anyone,” says Wang, a bit confused.

    White shakes his head, the ballsack swinging in the opposite direction as it turns. “It’s our fault, not yours. European colonialism introduced structures of oppressive smell-smelling to China, into an existing context of progressive smell-smelling.”

    “Anyway, back to my story, I eventually made an appointment with my doctor. I hoped, I'm sorry to say, she would prescribe some more-effective means to 'wipe out' all the 'BO-phrase' I perceived. But the doctor challenged my perception that I had a 'problem' with 'bad' smell.”

    “She told me my experiences of a 'problem' were drawn from a white cisheterosexist patriarchal perspective, which served to erase marginalized nose-nasal experiences (except to be viewed as sex objects, either 'attractive' 'white-looking' noses or the 'ugly' 'primitive' noses of the racial Other—totally eradicating non-white nasal agency).”

    “I wasn't convinced, but she told me that's because I didn't know the science. In a study of dominant smell narrative-identifiers, after just two weeks of exposure to a 'bad' smell, they no longer perceived it as 'bad' at all.”

    “Not only that, but at the end of the two weeks the participants found every smell sweeter, not just the ones they'd experienced as 'bad.' So the ironic fact is having a diversity of vibrant smells benefits all smelling experiences, not only marginalized ones.”

    “But sadly, the study participants continued to perceive themselves as threatened by the existence of marginalized nose-nasal narratives, and as soon as the experiment ended they resumed suppressing perceived-'bad' smells just as violently as they had.”

    “So while people like me would benefit from a reassessment of social constructions around smelling, our lived experience prevents us from properly interrogating our preconceived narratives.”

    “Unless… I was interested in a radical new procedure.”

    “The balls?” asks Wang.

    “Yes, the balls,” answers White. “My nose was removed so I would no longer experience some smells as invalid or commit any other olfactory violence. Then the really genius part is they plugged up the hole with my ballsack, which was always getting in the way where it was.”

    “Now, if I detect a foul taste in the air (taste and smell are completely unrelated—durian fruit, soap), I just have to lick this salty salty ballsack,” he said, lapping at the balls to demonstrate.

    “My sinuses and throat still get the same natural lubrication as they did before. And, I'm now equipped to radically interrogate dominant narratives of the procreative sex act by exploring it as reoriented towards the female-bodied person's pleasure.”

    "Wow, that sure sounds like a great idea!” says Wang, eyes beaming. “Who's your surgeon?”

    Well, the issue with the Chinese public is similar to the issues with the SWPL crowd in general: everything is about status. Within China, there are indeed good universities such as Tsinghua or Fudan but there are many which see how even more status is gained by attending something Western and in general, embracing goodthink and goodthought.

    And the people certainly have a tendency to admire anything Western. There’s a lot of, if not ethnomasochism, certainly a degree of cultural masochism. And it should be noted that innately the culture was always one that argued something akin to equality: that merit came from trying and working hard.

    But that said, the Chinese government – which would be the originator of policy within China, really doesn’t tend to promote people who have come from Western universities. They might take advisers, but especially recently, it does seem that the government has gotten cued that something is going pretty insane in the West and they would prefer not to join in this fun gay parade quite yet.

    I do agree that blocking Google was probably more of an stopped clock as they sought to follow a Friedrich Listian economic policy, but various editorials and actions seem to show that they are aware that something is seriously wrong with the culture in the West. The fact that gay scenes are truncated from foreign movies seems to show that they aren’t exactly cool with homomania, for example.

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  190. @Lot
    I don't think it is about gender roles, but relative wealth and the number of foreign males who crowd domestic females out of STEM jobs.

    Lowest 10 countries for female Math/Stats Ph.D.s are all fairly wealthy with high levels of immigration.

    How many Indian IT guys are there in Latvia and Portugal?

    Sweden might be the most left place in the world on gender roles, but is not ranked as badly as more conservative Norway because it lacks Norway's extreme oil wealth.

    As Steve and others have noted, wealth and self actualization let men and women follow their biological desires more, increasing behavioral sexual dimorphism.

    Exactly this. Its been shown several times, that increased wealth increases behavioral dimorphism with increased choice.

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  191. @PSR
    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is 'unmitigated chaos' with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is ‘unmitigated chaos’ with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

    I wouldn’t put India in the same bucket here. It is one of the major–basically the 3rd–civilizations of the world. It was/is distinctly behind the West and China, but it had–and still does–something that could be called “civilization”. Indians developed written language thousands of years back and have a recorded literature–never done in black Africa. You can go to India and see all sorts of architecture put up before the Brits arrived. The highlight of black African “architecture” is the Great Zimbabwe–a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.

    India is in in no way shape or form “Africa” and Indians of any stripe–whatever there faults–don’t behave like Africans.

    It is interesting speculative history what India would be like without British colonialism. My HBD informed guess is that in a lot of ways it would be very similar to how it is now–they would have picked up and run with a lot of inventions from the West as the Chinese have done–but much more likely composed of many separate states–divided on linguistic lines–so much more chaotic. There’s little doubt–including from the serious fair-minded Indians I know–that India benefited tremendously from colonialism. British law, parliamentary democracy, railroads, familiarity with the English language–helping them now tremendously in tech–and a (mostly) united nation.

    Africa without colonialism would be … “different”. This would actually be much better for the rest of us, because colonialism and the concurrent introduction of Western technology and medicine has ended up producing … a lot more Africans.

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    The highlight of black African “architecture” is the Great Zimbabwe–a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.
     
    The highlight of Bantu architecture, yes, but the Ethiopians managed some decent stuff, maybe a notch or two below India's level.

    St. George's Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, carved straight down out of solid rock.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg/465px-Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg
    , @Desiderius
    The Mughals wreaked a lot of havoc tho. Could have used a Sobieski.
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  192. e says:
    @Seamus Padraig
    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

    Right when I first read her name -- even before finishing the article -- I just had to see what she looked like:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2FDmLWomjx4/U2T6A6DqnHI/AAAAAAAAELU/0J1jFV-87Vg/s1600/chanda_prescod_weinstein.jpg

    She's a Jewlatto if I've ever seen one! Looks like she's got the SJW tendencies from both sides ... heredity maybe?

    Quite a nose.
    No, I’m not punching down. I’m a woman, commenting on some aspect of another woman’s physical traits, as we women do.

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  193. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    females face Sexist male professors, sexist teachers in grade school, and a correct perception of some fields as too hostile to women to be worth dealing with.

    Try talking to some women in science, hear about the experiences that the ones who stick with it go through, and then honestly ask yourself if women are naturally or unnaturally focusing on the areas where they're not faced with that crap.

    White boys have been privileged for thousands of years. It's time to aggressively remedy that

    Batman… Batman… Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed up as a “bat” gets all of my press?

    This town needs an enema!

    - Leonard Pitts

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  194. @Jack D
    Slate and the Onion are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Even Chanda's name sounds like it was made up by a gag writer.

    Chanda is the" 63rd Black American woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics", according to herself.

    https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*SeE2ozc-6rtFwnagqr6aMA.jpeg

    As a physicist might say, "for certain values of black". To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    The legend about Newton and the apple is false. It was actually a mango that fell on his head.

    Even the Slate commenters are not buying Chanda's BS. Most are pointing out the straw man nature of her argument against the Damore memo. People are getting wise to the Left's old tricks, which were never that good to begin with.

    To me it looks like the sistah takes after the Weinstein side of the family.

    But, of course, hyping the sistah bit is the smart move, the Jewish bit gets you nothing. (When I was in grad school, almost half of the faculty doing flat out theory–i.e. zero contact with the lab–were Jewish.)

    What’s interesting is that she’s been out seven years now and still does not seem to have a tenure track position at UW. She’s a “Research Associate”–which can mean anything but sure sounds like “temporary” and “soft money”. Maybe she just really, really doesn’t want to leave Seattle. But still that’s pretty pathetic when she’s offering triple play diversity points as black, female and queer in a field that really lacks female and especially black talent. (There definitely are some physics queers, one of the aforementioned Jewish faculty was a sodomite and propositioned a couple of my grad school friends.) I’m guessing–just guessing mind you, absolutely no evidence–that she’s not so pleasant to work with.

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  195. snorlax says:
    @AnotherDad

    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is ‘unmitigated chaos’ with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

     

    I wouldn't put India in the same bucket here. It is one of the major--basically the 3rd--civilizations of the world. It was/is distinctly behind the West and China, but it had--and still does--something that could be called "civilization". Indians developed written language thousands of years back and have a recorded literature--never done in black Africa. You can go to India and see all sorts of architecture put up before the Brits arrived. The highlight of black African "architecture" is the Great Zimbabwe--a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.

    India is in in no way shape or form "Africa" and Indians of any stripe--whatever there faults--don't behave like Africans.

    It is interesting speculative history what India would be like without British colonialism. My HBD informed guess is that in a lot of ways it would be very similar to how it is now--they would have picked up and run with a lot of inventions from the West as the Chinese have done--but much more likely composed of many separate states--divided on linguistic lines--so much more chaotic. There's little doubt--including from the serious fair-minded Indians I know--that India benefited tremendously from colonialism. British law, parliamentary democracy, railroads, familiarity with the English language--helping them now tremendously in tech--and a (mostly) united nation.

    Africa without colonialism would be ... "different". This would actually be much better for the rest of us, because colonialism and the concurrent introduction of Western technology and medicine has ended up producing ... a lot more Africans.

    The highlight of black African “architecture” is the Great Zimbabwe–a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.

    The highlight of Bantu architecture, yes, but the Ethiopians managed some decent stuff, maybe a notch or two below India’s level.

    St. George’s Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, carved straight down out of solid rock.

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    Very beautiful!
    , @Hyperborean
    I am actually surprised that more SJWs aren't using the Ethiopian example in their arguments, compared to all the other African failures the Orthodox Ethiopians did fairly well.
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  196. @deeblygoncerned
    Hi Steve, have you considered posting archive links to poor quality sites? "Writers" have correctly found they can drive traffic by making extreme poorly argued claims. By using an archive link you can stop incentivising this practice by refusing them ad revenue.
    http://archive.is/
    Thanks!

    Eh. It would be kind of shitty to offer up an article for us commenters to tear to shreds without even linking to the original.

    Not linking to original sources is something Danielle Brown would do.

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  197. @Joe Stalin
    "Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape."

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:

    http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2009/08/20/thomas-jefferson-the-face-of-a-rapist/

    that he was a rapist because, well, what else could it be?

    As for Black female Ph.ds, my favorite is the Survivor contestant: "Dr. J’Tia Taylor is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory."

    And what does she do with this?

    "She now works at Argonne in the area of nuclear nonproliferation policy."

    A government bureaucrat.

    http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/02/26/argonne-nuclear-engineer-on-new-season-of-survivor-premiers-tonight/#sthash.0ofKfLB6.dpbs

    “Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape.”

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:

    I pointed out what nonsense that is a month back when Jeff was up for discussion:

    Sally Hemings was almost certainly thrilled by Jefferson’s attentions. Women are hypergamous. They crave high status (and maleness). (Not unreasonably, they want good genes and high-quality provision for their children.) Jefferson was boss. Master of the plantation she was on. Writer of the Declaration of Independence. Ambassador to France. Secretary of State and finally President of the United States. Plus, he made her kids 7/8ths white and they were manumitted and headed out into white society. No she didn’t want any of that cock! She wanted to be a scullery maid and get it from some field buck. Puh-lease.

    Modern leftists are just loons and along with their other idiocies have seemingly have no concept of the actual world of sexual relations as they have existed between men and women in the real world since … eternity.

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    Just as Chanda is "black" for certain values of black, Sally Hemings relationship with Jefferson was "rape" for certain values of rape. (By the way, some of those values would include current Virginia law regarding statutory rape - it is believed that Sally first became pregnant by Jefferson when she was 16 and he was 56.) Due to the unequal power relationship, blah, blah, blah, a consensual relationship between Jefferson and Hemings was impossible so any sex between them was rape by definition. It might have looked like Sally was having a jolly good time living in the big house (lots of times - she was impregnated at least 7 times) and that she voluntarily returned to Virginia (and nominal slavery) from France when she was 21 and could not be forced to go back under French law, but it only looks that way.

    You have to understand that modern Leftism is thru the looking glass.


    When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that's all.”
     
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  198. Cortes says:
    @snorlax

    The highlight of black African “architecture” is the Great Zimbabwe–a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.
     
    The highlight of Bantu architecture, yes, but the Ethiopians managed some decent stuff, maybe a notch or two below India's level.

    St. George's Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, carved straight down out of solid rock.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg/465px-Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg

    Very beautiful!

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  199. anonguy says:
    @JimB
    I'm sure Chandra Prescott-Weinstein is auditioning to be a future Google employee since her field of study has been dead as a door nail for at least the past decade, and it seems unlikely she will get a professorship in a top school, where physics departments have been drastically downsizing since the 90's. Now that all the intellectual heavy lifting has been done in particle physics decades ago there are many opportunities for uninspired <135 IQ types like Chandra to compose dull review papers and reinvestigate the error bars on some past result.

    I’m sure Chandra Prescott-Weinstein is auditioning to be a future Google employee since her field of study has been dead as a door nail for at least the past decade, and it seems unlikely she will get a professorship in a top school, where physics departments have been drastically downsizing since the 90′s. Now that all the intellectual heavy lifting has been done in particle physics decades ago there are many opportunities for uninspired <135 IQ types like Chandra to compose dull review papers and reinvestigate the error bars on some past result.

    Amen.

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  200. @Joe Stalin
    "Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape."

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:

    http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2009/08/20/thomas-jefferson-the-face-of-a-rapist/

    that he was a rapist because, well, what else could it be?

    As for Black female Ph.ds, my favorite is the Survivor contestant: "Dr. J’Tia Taylor is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory."

    And what does she do with this?

    "She now works at Argonne in the area of nuclear nonproliferation policy."

    A government bureaucrat.

    http://ansnuclearcafe.org/2014/02/26/argonne-nuclear-engineer-on-new-season-of-survivor-premiers-tonight/#sthash.0ofKfLB6.dpbs

    As for Black female Ph.ds, my favorite is the Survivor contestant: “Dr. J’Tia Taylor is a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory.”

    And what does she do with this?
    “She now works at Argonne in the area of nuclear nonproliferation policy.”

    Know your strengths. She’s probably pretty mediocre relative the competition working as an actual nuclear engineer. Doing non-proliferation … soft skills, paper pushing, she’s probably as good as the next.

    It’s like my grad school buddy Neil Tyson. He’s a not an idiot. However as a practicing scientist he’s mediocre. He’d never produce any science of note–and hasn’t. But Neil is honestly loaded with charisma and charm. And as a science PR flack and especially giving the SWPLy legions the “black scientist” they crave–he’s killing it. Perfect mating of man and job.

    Other thing worth saying about J’Tia, she was smart enough to marry a white guy. There are all these black women out there, who want to have a baby. If they’d get knocked up by even just a so-so smart white guy, they’d have a (better looking) black kid with an actual “hot day” IQ, for whom the opportunities in society are actually pretty darn good. (Just be a little bit on the ball, learn to dress and speak nicely and whites will fawn all over you. The AA opportunities are legion.) But they are too stupid to even grab that opportunity for their kid and end up getting knocked up by D’Shitavious who ain’t going to hand around.

    J’Tia has not only gotten knocked up by a white guy–presumably a reasonably smart one IQ wise–she got him to put a ring on it first, so he’ll be around providing. All things considered she seems to actually be a pretty darn smart black woman.

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  201. anonguy says:
    @Ron Unz
    For something like twenty years I've been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they'd probably have a reasonably good chance of success. The ongoing anecdotal evidence of one's eyes and those dishonest tape-measures would be overwhelming refuted by numerous scientific studies and front-page stories in the top newspapers. These days, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon (for books and films) could easily create their own reality by simply filtering out all discordant viewpoints.

    Perhaps things might reach at point at which Height-Equality Deniers were generally regarded as mentally-ill lunatics who should be shipped off to insane asylums for their own personal safety?...

    And those countries around the world whose leaders refused to publicly endorse Height-Equality thereby demonstrated that they were severe potential threats to world peace, and therefore necessary targets of economic sanctions or even military attack...

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.

    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women’s relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we’ve never met one. And it wasn’t a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine’s ass. And it isn’t a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people’s minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

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    From where I'm standing Millennials are way more interested in working out at the gym than their parents ever were, although new Marine recruits might look different from my SWPL crowd. Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics.
    , @benjaminl
    I think Razib's postings on this are pretty interesting.

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don't have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then... sure, why not?

    You have to actually think about it, and look at the numbers, to realize how crazy it is. We all know how common that is...


    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/men-are-stronger-than-women-on-average/
    http://gnxp.nofe.me/2017/05/04/in-grip-strength-a-woman-in-the-90th-percentile-would-be-at-the-10th-percentile-for-men/
    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-men-should-never-hit-women/
    , @PiltdownMan

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.
     
    Popular culture both feeds, and feed on, such propaganda.

    People these days tend to take movies as being historical truth, and an adequate substitute for education. Accordingly, movies like Wonder Woman or Hidden Figures strongly influence people as being adequately true versions of reality.
    , @JimB
    Obviously you didn't watch the first Jackass movie. Ryan Dunn gets his ass kicked by a girl.
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  202. snorlax says:
    @anonguy

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.
     
    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women's relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we've never met one. And it wasn't a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine's ass. And it isn't a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people's minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

    From where I’m standing Millennials are way more interested in working out at the gym than their parents ever were, although new Marine recruits might look different from my SWPL crowd. Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics.

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    You are missing the point. It isn't about working out.

    It is about believing, because of intentional propaganda, that men and women are much nearer in inherent physicality than is actually the reality of the situation.

    But at the same time, not registering any dissonance between this and male NFL squads.

    , @JimB
    "Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics."

    Is that why so many of them go into gardening, construction, roofing, road repair, and dry-walling?
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  203. dfordoom says: • Website
    @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    Translation: Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just become liberals.

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  204. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    “Of course, this apparent inferiority never stopped Jefferson from repeatedly raping his wife’s half-sister, Sally Hemings, herself a product of rape.”

    From the Slate article. I was just wondering if there were any historical record indicating direct knowledge of this. I did read this feminista rant:
     
    I pointed out what nonsense that is a month back when Jeff was up for discussion:

    Sally Hemings was almost certainly thrilled by Jefferson’s attentions. Women are hypergamous. They crave high status (and maleness). (Not unreasonably, they want good genes and high-quality provision for their children.) Jefferson was boss. Master of the plantation she was on. Writer of the Declaration of Independence. Ambassador to France. Secretary of State and finally President of the United States. Plus, he made her kids 7/8ths white and they were manumitted and headed out into white society. No she didn’t want any of that cock! She wanted to be a scullery maid and get it from some field buck. Puh-lease.

    Modern leftists are just loons and along with their other idiocies have seemingly have no concept of the actual world of sexual relations as they have existed between men and women in the real world since … eternity.
     

    Just as Chanda is “black” for certain values of black, Sally Hemings relationship with Jefferson was “rape” for certain values of rape. (By the way, some of those values would include current Virginia law regarding statutory rape – it is believed that Sally first became pregnant by Jefferson when she was 16 and he was 56.) Due to the unequal power relationship, blah, blah, blah, a consensual relationship between Jefferson and Hemings was impossible so any sex between them was rape by definition. It might have looked like Sally was having a jolly good time living in the big house (lots of times – she was impregnated at least 7 times) and that she voluntarily returned to Virginia (and nominal slavery) from France when she was 21 and could not be forced to go back under French law, but it only looks that way.

    You have to understand that modern Leftism is thru the looking glass.

    When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

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    Thomas Jefferson having any relationship with Sally Hemmings is almost certainly a myth (although a relative probably did).

    https://www.amren.com/features/2012/12/did-jefferson-sleep-with-his-slave/
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  205. @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they’d just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    The US constitution says the people and their associated state government define civil rights, not the federal government.

    Read the constitution’s 9th and 10th amendments for more clarification.

    It was the people and their state governments that defined the Bill of Rights, not the federal government. For that matter, it was the people and the state governments that defined the entire constitution to place hard limits on a federal government that they created.

    Birth control and abortion are state issues, not federal issues.

    Leftist turn almost everything in politics into a federal issue because leftist are totalitarian and leftist are consummate liars.

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  206. benjaminl says:
    @anonguy

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.
     
    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women's relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we've never met one. And it wasn't a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine's ass. And it isn't a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people's minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

    I think Razib’s postings on this are pretty interesting.

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don’t have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then… sure, why not?

    You have to actually think about it, and look at the numbers, to realize how crazy it is. We all know how common that is…

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/men-are-stronger-than-women-on-average/

    http://gnxp.nofe.me/2017/05/04/in-grip-strength-a-woman-in-the-90th-percentile-would-be-at-the-10th-percentile-for-men/

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-men-should-never-hit-women/

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    Over 50 years ago on The Avengers on TV, Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) was using judo (?) to topple henchmen.

    It wasn't all that implausible in the 1960s that a tall woman or a little guy like Bruce Lee on The Green Hornet could use Oriental scientific mystery fighting styles to defeat big dumb brutes who only knew how to punch. In retrospect it was silly ("Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" -- Mike Tyson), but it was an amusing premise at the time 50 years ago.

    , @anonguy

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don’t have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then… sure, why not?
     
    As you note, where do we get our ideas.

    When I entered the USMC in 1976, I'd say that probably every one of the recruits in my boot camp platoon had already been in multiple various scraps in his life. Some of that was due to the times as well as the demographics entering the Corps then which was very light on things like high school diplomas etc.

    For instance, the honor man in my boot camp platoon really was a gang-leader type from the South Bronx. Great guy, we went on to the same infantry platoon out in the fleet for several years.

    And the brawling/fighting stuff was carried on in the Corps then in a way that would be unimaginable nowadays. On "rec days" back then or out on ship against the swabbies, boxing smokers were de rigeur and if you wanted to be a stud among your peers, you pretty much had to man up for one of these from time to time and get your bell rung by some golden gloves aspirant. Fortunately, they were typically just 3 rounds.

    And less sanctioned stuff like ongoing racial conflict on/off base, real scourge in the Corps in the 70s or just generalized drunken boozy fighting. All the stuff you heard starting hearing about in Okinawa, rapes, etc, in the 90s didn't start then, that is just when officialdom started cracking down on a situation that was previously considered just natural collateral to having 10s of thousands of Marines stationed on an island somewhere. Kinville was a jungle in the 1970s - lots of everything you wanted but also subtext of menace lest you walk down the wrong dark street without enough of your buddies along.

    So everyone tended to have personal practical experience both before and in the Corps. It was just in the weave. Incidentally, I knew/encountered hundreds of infantry guys and only ever met one on his first enlistment who was married and he was a judicial consent case, sentenced to the Corps. That alone is a radical difference from today's military.

    In the 1980s as the USMC upgraded requirements for recruits, prominent generals, including a future, influential Commandant, Gen, Gray, publicly lamented that the USMC was now getting recruits that had never been in a fight in their lives.

    That was sort of an unthinkable thing to Marines at the time. Al Gray went on as Commandant to institute The Crucible portion of boot camp to instill the warrior fighting virtues that he felt were lacking in the more herbivorous recruits the USMC was now getting.

    So our worldview changes mightily on these things.

    FWIW, I recently looked at the official website of one of my old USMC battalions and they had a happy little item about a recent "rec day" and one of the activities was golf. I could only laugh, thinking about my peers and I even being asked to play golf. It would have been comic, like taking a bunch of prison inmates out to the course.
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  207. @anonguy

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.
     
    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women's relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we've never met one. And it wasn't a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine's ass. And it isn't a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people's minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

    Popular culture both feeds, and feed on, such propaganda.

    People these days tend to take movies as being historical truth, and an adequate substitute for education. Accordingly, movies like Wonder Woman or Hidden Figures strongly influence people as being adequately true versions of reality.

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  208. Harold says:
    @Clement Pulaski
    From the article's concluding paragraph:

    "It’s time to turn the tables on this debate. Rather than leaning in and trying endlessly to prove our humanity and value, people like him should have to prove that our inferiority is the problem. Eliminate structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men and see if we fail. Run the experiment. Be a scientist about it."

    In other words, give in to all of our demands, allow a total Marxist restructuring of society, then we can talk about whether it was a good idea. That's the scientific way.

    “It’s time to turn the tables on this debate. Rather than leaning in and trying endlessly to prove our humanity and value, people like him should have to prove that our inferiority is the problem. Eliminate structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men and see if we fail. Run the experiment. Be a scientist about it.”

    Another example of exactly backwards chutzpah. The way it is now is that their equal ‘humanity and value’ is assumed and the only reason people think there are ‘structural biases in education, health care, housing, and salaries that favor white men’ is that there aren’t equal outcomes.

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  209. guest says:
    @Jim Don Bob
    I have been watching episodes of In Living Color with a friend who'd never seen them before. They are hilarious, but could not be shown today, 25 years later, even though the series creator was black.

    Available on Amazon for cheap. Much funnier than the retarded poo poo SNL has done for years.

    I was thinking the “Men on Film” bit couldn’t be shown, but maybe that’s only true for a couple of Current Years ago. Gays have lost cachet.

    Does anyone else find it ironic that om show focused on black culture with many talented black performers, its most famous alumni by far are the white Jim Carrey and the Puerto Rican Jennifer Lopez? (I’m counting the fly girls, though they weren’t part of the main cast.)

    Last time I checked out SNL, by the way, it had gone way black. (Including one of the guys from Good Burger.) Are black people the only ones who watch network tv anymore?

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  210. anonguy says:
    @snorlax
    From where I'm standing Millennials are way more interested in working out at the gym than their parents ever were, although new Marine recruits might look different from my SWPL crowd. Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics.

    You are missing the point. It isn’t about working out.

    It is about believing, because of intentional propaganda, that men and women are much nearer in inherent physicality than is actually the reality of the situation.

    But at the same time, not registering any dissonance between this and male NFL squads.

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    I was responding to your second to last paragraph.
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  211. NickG says:
    @Jack D
    I hate to say this, being 4 by 2 ish myself, but I think it does have relevance. The female Giulatto is a special category of the SJW, a sort of perfect storm/Frankenstein monster of SJW tendencies all crammed into one body. She has almost, but not quite, the mathematical chops to make it as a legitimate theoretical physicist on her own merit - it is tantalizingly close, frustratingly close but not quite there - the very thing that gives her her identity as a "black woman" is also the thing that is holding her back - just ONE more distant ancestor from the shtetl and ONE less from the jungle and she might have what it takes it for real. But without that one, she is nothing, she is a fraud, she is Rachel Dolezal. She keeps herself in the running by scraping by on AA bonus points that on some level she knows that she barely deserves. She gets to be a visiting scholar at MIT but only as the Martin Luther King visiting scholar - everyone knows what that really means though they pretend not to. But the verbal skills are there and the sense of racial grievance is there, big time, so there you have it.

    Yup, pretty much, and well put….that’s and the irony is why it’s funny.

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  212. Mr. Anon says:
    @anonymous
    She has a pretty wacky essay/manifesto posted, Decolonising Science Reading List,
    It’s The End of Science As You Know It
    , an excerpt:

    There are two different angles at play in the discussion about colonialism and science. First is what constitutes scientific epistemology and what its origins are. As a physicist, I was taught that physics began with the Greeks and later Europeans inherited their ideas and expanded on them. In this narrative, people of African descent and others are now relative newcomers to science, and questions of inclusion and diversity in science are related back to “bringing science to underrepresented minority and people of color communities.” The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule. So, even though for the last 500 years or so science has largely been developed by Europeans, the roots of its methodology and epistemology are not European. Science, as scientists understand it, is not fundamentally European in origin.[my emphasis.] This complicates both racist narratives about people of color and innovation as well as discourse around whether science is fundamentally wedded to Euro-American operating principles of colonialism, imperialism and domination for the purpose of resource extraction.
     
    The list is pretty amusing.

    The problem with this narrative is that it isn’t true. For example, many of those “Greeks” were actually Egyptians and Mesopotamians under Greek rule.

    No, for example, they were actually Greeks living in greek ruled Egypt and the Levant (not Mesopotamia).

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  213. Mr. Anon says:
    @(((Owen)))
    Conservatives could overcome 99% of the perception of being hostile to women if they'd just stop trying to ban, shame, and punish basic civil rights like birth control and abortion.

    What contemporary conservative politician wants to ban birth control? Or shames people for using them?

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  214. @benjaminl
    I think Razib's postings on this are pretty interesting.

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don't have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then... sure, why not?

    You have to actually think about it, and look at the numbers, to realize how crazy it is. We all know how common that is...


    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/men-are-stronger-than-women-on-average/
    http://gnxp.nofe.me/2017/05/04/in-grip-strength-a-woman-in-the-90th-percentile-would-be-at-the-10th-percentile-for-men/
    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-men-should-never-hit-women/

    Over 50 years ago on The Avengers on TV, Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) was using judo (?) to topple henchmen.

    It wasn’t all that implausible in the 1960s that a tall woman or a little guy like Bruce Lee on The Green Hornet could use Oriental scientific mystery fighting styles to defeat big dumb brutes who only knew how to punch. In retrospect it was silly (“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson), but it was an amusing premise at the time 50 years ago.

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    In The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1903, Arthur Conan Doyle had Holmes claim expertise in baritsu, which he described as a Japanese "system of wrestling."
    , @Desiderius
    A lot of this stuff is warmed-over sixties-era fantasies.
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  215. DFH says:
    @Jack D
    Just as Chanda is "black" for certain values of black, Sally Hemings relationship with Jefferson was "rape" for certain values of rape. (By the way, some of those values would include current Virginia law regarding statutory rape - it is believed that Sally first became pregnant by Jefferson when she was 16 and he was 56.) Due to the unequal power relationship, blah, blah, blah, a consensual relationship between Jefferson and Hemings was impossible so any sex between them was rape by definition. It might have looked like Sally was having a jolly good time living in the big house (lots of times - she was impregnated at least 7 times) and that she voluntarily returned to Virginia (and nominal slavery) from France when she was 21 and could not be forced to go back under French law, but it only looks that way.

    You have to understand that modern Leftism is thru the looking glass.


    When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that's all.”
     

    Thomas Jefferson having any relationship with Sally Hemmings is almost certainly a myth (although a relative probably did).

    https://www.amren.com/features/2012/12/did-jefferson-sleep-with-his-slave/

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    I think "almost certainly a myth" is probably overstating the case just as much as saying "he is almost certainly the father". The only thing we really know is that some Hemings descendants carry Jefferson family DNA - whether that came from Thomas or some other relative we will never really know.

    What is also known is that the Hemings family was given special treatment at Monticello and all of Sally's offspring were either freed or allowed to "escape" to the north (due to legal complications, Jefferson may not have had the legal right to free them). So Jefferson clearly had some affection for the family but whether it was fatherly affection we don't really know. Relationships (sexual and otherwise) between the races in the South were always more complex than racists of all stripes want to make them out to be. This continued up until modern times with, for example, Strom Thurmond's secret black daughter - on the one hand he did not publicly acknowledge her, on the other hand he always supported her as a father.
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  216. anonguy says:
    @benjaminl
    I think Razib's postings on this are pretty interesting.

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don't have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then... sure, why not?

    You have to actually think about it, and look at the numbers, to realize how crazy it is. We all know how common that is...


    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/men-are-stronger-than-women-on-average/
    http://gnxp.nofe.me/2017/05/04/in-grip-strength-a-woman-in-the-90th-percentile-would-be-at-the-10th-percentile-for-men/
    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/why-men-should-never-hit-women/

    Most(?) of us, thankfully, are never really in a situation where it comes up, so many of us don’t have an intuitive sense of the difference. So where do we get our ideas from?

    For a lot of people (most people?), watching dozens and dozens of movies with butt-kicking babes has some kind of effect. If you watch super-fit, athletic-looking movie star babes seeming to beat up men, with all the Hollywood magic, then… sure, why not?

    As you note, where do we get our ideas.

    When I entered the USMC in 1976, I’d say that probably every one of the recruits in my boot camp platoon had already been in multiple various scraps in his life. Some of that was due to the times as well as the demographics entering the Corps then which was very light on things like high school diplomas etc.

    For instance, the honor man in my boot camp platoon really was a gang-leader type from the South Bronx. Great guy, we went on to the same infantry platoon out in the fleet for several years.

    And the brawling/fighting stuff was carried on in the Corps then in a way that would be unimaginable nowadays. On “rec days” back then or out on ship against the swabbies, boxing smokers were de rigeur and if you wanted to be a stud among your peers, you pretty much had to man up for one of these from time to time and get your bell rung by some golden gloves aspirant. Fortunately, they were typically just 3 rounds.

    And less sanctioned stuff like ongoing racial conflict on/off base, real scourge in the Corps in the 70s or just generalized drunken boozy fighting. All the stuff you heard starting hearing about in Okinawa, rapes, etc, in the 90s didn’t start then, that is just when officialdom started cracking down on a situation that was previously considered just natural collateral to having 10s of thousands of Marines stationed on an island somewhere. Kinville was a jungle in the 1970s – lots of everything you wanted but also subtext of menace lest you walk down the wrong dark street without enough of your buddies along.

    So everyone tended to have personal practical experience both before and in the Corps. It was just in the weave. Incidentally, I knew/encountered hundreds of infantry guys and only ever met one on his first enlistment who was married and he was a judicial consent case, sentenced to the Corps. That alone is a radical difference from today’s military.

    In the 1980s as the USMC upgraded requirements for recruits, prominent generals, including a future, influential Commandant, Gen, Gray, publicly lamented that the USMC was now getting recruits that had never been in a fight in their lives.

    That was sort of an unthinkable thing to Marines at the time. Al Gray went on as Commandant to institute The Crucible portion of boot camp to instill the warrior fighting virtues that he felt were lacking in the more herbivorous recruits the USMC was now getting.

    So our worldview changes mightily on these things.

    FWIW, I recently looked at the official website of one of my old USMC battalions and they had a happy little item about a recent “rec day” and one of the activities was golf. I could only laugh, thinking about my peers and I even being asked to play golf. It would have been comic, like taking a bunch of prison inmates out to the course.

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  217. JackOH says:
    @Ron Unz
    For something like twenty years I've been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they'd probably have a reasonably good chance of success. The ongoing anecdotal evidence of one's eyes and those dishonest tape-measures would be overwhelming refuted by numerous scientific studies and front-page stories in the top newspapers. These days, Google/YouTube, Facebook, and Amazon (for books and films) could easily create their own reality by simply filtering out all discordant viewpoints.

    Perhaps things might reach at point at which Height-Equality Deniers were generally regarded as mentally-ill lunatics who should be shipped off to insane asylums for their own personal safety?...

    And those countries around the world whose leaders refused to publicly endorse Height-Equality thereby demonstrated that they were severe potential threats to world peace, and therefore necessary targets of economic sanctions or even military attack...

    LOL, plus, I agree. Somewhere in my comment history, I think I noted that a media campaign whose only copy was “2 + 2 = 5″ would induce a significant minority to rethink arithmetic.

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  218. @Steve Sailer
    Over 50 years ago on The Avengers on TV, Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) was using judo (?) to topple henchmen.

    It wasn't all that implausible in the 1960s that a tall woman or a little guy like Bruce Lee on The Green Hornet could use Oriental scientific mystery fighting styles to defeat big dumb brutes who only knew how to punch. In retrospect it was silly ("Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" -- Mike Tyson), but it was an amusing premise at the time 50 years ago.

    In The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1903, Arthur Conan Doyle had Holmes claim expertise in baritsu, which he described as a Japanese “system of wrestling.”

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    There is--or was--such a thing:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu
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  219. Travis says:
    @Logan
    Actually, the lefties have a point in this area.

    Ancient peoples, and most people outside western civ till quite recently, did not actually have a concept of race as developed in Europe during the early modern period.

    All peoples knew who they were, and who "the other" was. "The other" was anybody who wasn't us.

    What they didn't have, generally speaking, was the idea that all of humanity was broken down into three or four or five huge groups, with each of those groups having much in common with each other and much less with those in the other groups.

    IOW, the Crow Indians knew perfectly well that their enemies the Sioux and Blackfeet were not Crow, and that they were enemies. What they didn't think of was that they were part of the same "race" as the Sioux and Blackfeet, as opposed to the white man.

    They saw Blackfeet and white men and Sioux as pretty much the same thing, non-Crows. Same is true of most peoples. The Chinese used to, maybe still do, think of non-Chinese as an undifferentiated mass, with their most salient characteristic being that they were not Chinese.

    Another way to look at this is that historically most people viewed the most important characteristic of a person is whether he was "us" or "them," kind of the Jewish view of Jew or Gentile. What other characteristics the Gentile might have were comparatively unimportant. The important part was that he was not a Jew.

    thus the enlightenment and the advancement of science expanded our understanding of Us verse Them. Europeans started to understand that they belonged to a larger group of similar people when they realized their similarities and noticed the differences between Negroids , Mongoloids and Caucasoids…While the older perspective of race which defined the English race as distinctive from the French , Irish or German Race is now less common. The Medieval Period had not yet embraced nationalism and the clan was still the primary Us verse those not in our clan being Them. in 775 When the Franks invaded and conquered Saxony (although both tribes were germanic) they saw each other as different peoples, not as the same race.

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  220. snorlax says:
    @anonguy
    You are missing the point. It isn't about working out.

    It is about believing, because of intentional propaganda, that men and women are much nearer in inherent physicality than is actually the reality of the situation.

    But at the same time, not registering any dissonance between this and male NFL squads.

    I was responding to your second to last paragraph.

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  221. Jack D says:
    @DFH
    Thomas Jefferson having any relationship with Sally Hemmings is almost certainly a myth (although a relative probably did).

    https://www.amren.com/features/2012/12/did-jefferson-sleep-with-his-slave/

    I think “almost certainly a myth” is probably overstating the case just as much as saying “he is almost certainly the father”. The only thing we really know is that some Hemings descendants carry Jefferson family DNA – whether that came from Thomas or some other relative we will never really know.

    What is also known is that the Hemings family was given special treatment at Monticello and all of Sally’s offspring were either freed or allowed to “escape” to the north (due to legal complications, Jefferson may not have had the legal right to free them). So Jefferson clearly had some affection for the family but whether it was fatherly affection we don’t really know. Relationships (sexual and otherwise) between the races in the South were always more complex than racists of all stripes want to make them out to be. This continued up until modern times with, for example, Strom Thurmond’s secret black daughter – on the one hand he did not publicly acknowledge her, on the other hand he always supported her as a father.

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  222. @snorlax

    The highlight of black African “architecture” is the Great Zimbabwe–a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.
     
    The highlight of Bantu architecture, yes, but the Ethiopians managed some decent stuff, maybe a notch or two below India's level.

    St. George's Church in Lalibela, Ethiopia, carved straight down out of solid rock.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg/465px-Bete_Giyorgis_03.jpg

    I am actually surprised that more SJWs aren’t using the Ethiopian example in their arguments, compared to all the other African failures the Orthodox Ethiopians did fairly well.

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    1. Because it would be an implicit admission other Africans (specifically the West Africans Af-Ams are descended from) didn’t do well.
    2. Because the 1980’s famine is still too recent a memory.
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  223. @PiltdownMan
    In The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1903, Arthur Conan Doyle had Holmes claim expertise in baritsu, which he described as a Japanese "system of wrestling."

    There is–or was–such a thing:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartitsu

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  224. @eah
    OT

    "irrelevant"

    https://twitter.com/cathynewman/status/895669915864018944

    There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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  225. @Anon
    Did Malcolm Gladwell turn tranny?

    How would you be able to tell?

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  226. @Judah Benjamin Hur
    There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com (does that count as one?) And someone needs to come up with a Godwinberg's Law for this site.

    Most of the ridiculous critics of Damore aren't Jewish.

    Oh, and I wouldn't be too sure Damore doesn't have a few ((()))s in his family tree.

    Quote: “There ought to be a Jewish drinking game on Unz.com”

    You could just call it a War on Noticing..

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  227. JimB says:
    @anonguy

    For something like twenty years I’ve been joking with my friends that if the government and media combined to persuade most Americans that men and women had the same average height, they’d probably have a reasonably good chance of success.
     
    It is no joke. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc., have done their job I discovered very vividly in a discussion with a 30-something friend who played linebacker in college football.

    We were discussing men/women's relative fighting abilities. I said that I would have easily and confidently gotten in the ring with any woman in the world when I was in my young USMC infantry trim. Any woman meaning one born as such and without steroidal/hormonal treatments, etc.

    And that I or any of my USMC peers would have considered it inconceivable that there was any woman out there that could kick their asses. Maybe we would have agreed to some hypothetical that somewhere there was one genetic freak or something, but we've never met one. And it wasn't a prideful, arrogant thing, just a natural assumption like asking if there were any third-graders that could similarly do so.

    My young friend, who is conservative, found that attitude inconceivable. Apparently, his received worldview is that there are naturally and regularly occurring examples of formidable women out there who could routinely kick a male infantry Marine's ass. And it isn't a political point, him being conservative, just an assumption about biology.

    It was astonishing to discover how fundamental ostensibly non-political pieces of reality have been subverted, replaced with falsehoods, in people's minds the past 25 years.

    But thought precedes action, and nowadays maybe there are some unaltered gals around that could whomp some hapless male Marine. One does read about things such as reduced grip strength among the Millennials.

    You first have to believe a thing possible for it to happen, that is the fundamental idea of propaganda.

    Obviously you didn’t watch the first Jackass movie. Ryan Dunn gets his ass kicked by a girl.

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  228. Logan says:
    @Jack D
    I don't think this is quite right WRT Jews. In the biblical period, the Jews were quite aware of diverse surrounding nationalities and tribes and even races (the woman in the Song of Solomon says she is "black") and often refer to them specifically by name in the Bible and their other surviving works - Moabites and Edomites and Babylonians and so on. (I'll bet BTW that Indian tribes were also aware of the specific identity of other tribes and did not regard them as an undifferentiated mass of "not our tribe").

    Later on, when the Jews become isolated in ethnically homogeneous E. Europe, "goy" becomes synonymous with white Christian to the Jews because everyone you knew was indeed one or the other - two categories was enough to fully describe daily reality as they knew it. This is not that different than whites who used to think of all East Asians as "Chinamen" or Arabs who thought that all white European were Ferengi (Franks).

    My father told me that the first (and only) black person he saw before he saw American soldiers at the end of WWII was someone who was with a traveling circus that came to his town in Poland. He said that some people tried rubbing the man's skin with a cloth to see if the color would come off.

    The lady in the S of S almost certainly did not mean she was black as in sub-Saharan African, what the Bible writers would probably have called a Cushite. Based on the context she’s pretty clearly contrasting her tanned skin, from working outside in the vineyards, with the “more beautiful,” because untanned, daughters of Jerusalem.

    I may not have expressed myself clearly. Hebrews, Indians and other peoples have always been fully aware of the differences not only between their group and all others, but also between those groups. What they did not do was assign each of those groups, tribes or whatever, membership in a meta-group of four or five “races.”

    The recognition of differences between ethnic groups undoubtedly goes all the way back to the development of the first ethnic groups. What was new was the classification into “races,” defined as four or five huge groups into which all ethnies fit.

    Which is not to say, BTW, that ancient peoples were right, and early modern Europeans were wrong, in so classifying people into ethnic groups and then races. I’m just not addressing the accuracy of the idea, only its relatively recent origin.

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  229. @Steve Sailer
    Over 50 years ago on The Avengers on TV, Mrs. Peel (Diana Rigg) was using judo (?) to topple henchmen.

    It wasn't all that implausible in the 1960s that a tall woman or a little guy like Bruce Lee on The Green Hornet could use Oriental scientific mystery fighting styles to defeat big dumb brutes who only knew how to punch. In retrospect it was silly ("Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" -- Mike Tyson), but it was an amusing premise at the time 50 years ago.

    A lot of this stuff is warmed-over sixties-era fantasies.

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  230. snorlax says:
    @Hyperborean
    I am actually surprised that more SJWs aren't using the Ethiopian example in their arguments, compared to all the other African failures the Orthodox Ethiopians did fairly well.

    1. Because it would be an implicit admission other Africans (specifically the West Africans Af-Ams are descended from) didn’t do well.
    2. Because the 1980’s famine is still too recent a memory.

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  231. @AnotherDad

    I wish these lefties would do a quiet little thought experiment by asking themselves truthfully what countries like India and South Africa and Nigeria would look like now had it not been for western colonialism? An objective reading of history and sociology would suggest the answer is ‘unmitigated chaos’ with sparse civic institutions, limited physical infrastructure, violent and constant political conflicts and primitive or non-existent medical services.

     

    I wouldn't put India in the same bucket here. It is one of the major--basically the 3rd--civilizations of the world. It was/is distinctly behind the West and China, but it had--and still does--something that could be called "civilization". Indians developed written language thousands of years back and have a recorded literature--never done in black Africa. You can go to India and see all sorts of architecture put up before the Brits arrived. The highlight of black African "architecture" is the Great Zimbabwe--a pile of stones it would take a few man years to pile up.

    India is in in no way shape or form "Africa" and Indians of any stripe--whatever there faults--don't behave like Africans.

    It is interesting speculative history what India would be like without British colonialism. My HBD informed guess is that in a lot of ways it would be very similar to how it is now--they would have picked up and run with a lot of inventions from the West as the Chinese have done--but much more likely composed of many separate states--divided on linguistic lines--so much more chaotic. There's little doubt--including from the serious fair-minded Indians I know--that India benefited tremendously from colonialism. British law, parliamentary democracy, railroads, familiarity with the English language--helping them now tremendously in tech--and a (mostly) united nation.

    Africa without colonialism would be ... "different". This would actually be much better for the rest of us, because colonialism and the concurrent introduction of Western technology and medicine has ended up producing ... a lot more Africans.

    The Mughals wreaked a lot of havoc tho. Could have used a Sobieski.

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  232. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Chanda is like Lena(Dunham).

    Narcissism of the unattractive.

    I guess narcissism is now a ‘right’.

    But then, affirmative action is ‘right of brightness’ among the not-very-bright.

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  233. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Mamet’s take on crime, money, class, status, government, law, power, and game. For the masses in style of Ben Hecht.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/86503/tnr-film-classic-the-verdict-1982-sidney-lumet

    http://csac.buffalo.edu/untouchables.pdf

    A quirkier flick:

    http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84031170/1988-11-06/ed-1/seq-33.pdf

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  234. MEH 0910 says:

    http://quillette.com/2017/08/11/stop-equating-science-truth/

    Should We “Stop Equating ‘Science’ With Truth”?

    written by Heather Heying
    Published on August 11, 2017

    Actually: no.

    In the modern world, there are ever fewer reasons to maintain the distinct roles of men and women, which evolved over millions of years. But to imagine that we are not living with that inheritance is to reject not just science, but all forms of logic and reason.

    Evolutionary biology is not ‘splaining, man- or otherwise. In contrast, the control-left and, and more specifically Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in her recent Slate piece, most definitely are.

    Allow me to explain. ‘Splaining is different from explaining. ‘Splaining uses authority rather than logic to make points. By contrast, explaining, as in the way of science, tries to minimize assumptions and black boxes, and return to first principles whenever possible. Authority is not what scientists use to seek truth. Reality doesn’t care about degrees or gravitas. Working with the scientific method, we follow a meandering path, with many wrong turns and dead-ends. The scientific method can be remarkably inefficient, but we tolerate that inefficiency because of what it buys us: Science is self-correcting. Over time, our answers are ever better, and more in line with objective reality.

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    Heather Heying is the wife of Bret Weinstein, the professor who was demonized and attacked by the ‘social justice’ fanatics at Evergreen State.
     
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  235. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910
    http://quillette.com/2017/08/11/stop-equating-science-truth/

    Should We “Stop Equating ‘Science’ With Truth”?

    written by Heather Heying
    Published on August 11, 2017

    Actually: no.

    In the modern world, there are ever fewer reasons to maintain the distinct roles of men and women, which evolved over millions of years. But to imagine that we are not living with that inheritance is to reject not just science, but all forms of logic and reason.
     

    Evolutionary biology is not ‘splaining, man- or otherwise. In contrast, the control-left and, and more specifically Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in her recent Slate piece, most definitely are.

    Allow me to explain. ‘Splaining is different from explaining. ‘Splaining uses authority rather than logic to make points. By contrast, explaining, as in the way of science, tries to minimize assumptions and black boxes, and return to first principles whenever possible. Authority is not what scientists use to seek truth. Reality doesn’t care about degrees or gravitas. Working with the scientific method, we follow a meandering path, with many wrong turns and dead-ends. The scientific method can be remarkably inefficient, but we tolerate that inefficiency because of what it buys us: Science is self-correcting. Over time, our answers are ever better, and more in line with objective reality.
     

    http://quillette.com/2017/08/11/stop-equating-science-truth/#comment-8980

    Heather Heying is the wife of Bret Weinstein, the professor who was demonized and attacked by the ‘social justice’ fanatics at Evergreen State.

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  236. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Can I just say, as a queer man, I find statements about discrimination against straight white males both hilarious and infuriating. Infuriating because straight white males are attempting to piggyback on the concept of discrimination when the experience they're describing doesn't even come close to the actual experience of being in a non straight white male. Hilarious because straight white males are the reason that discrimination concept exists at all. This may be a shitty thing to say but, given what straight white males put the non straight white males community through for centuries, I don't feel the least bit sorry for them

    Can I just say,

    Shut the duck up, Tiny!

    as a queer man,

    Tiny, you’re out of your element!

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  237. JimB says:
    @snorlax
    From where I'm standing Millennials are way more interested in working out at the gym than their parents ever were, although new Marine recruits might look different from my SWPL crowd. Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics.

    “Any trends towards lower fitness probably comes from the increasing proportion of exercise-averse Hispanics.”

    Is that why so many of them go into gardening, construction, roofing, road repair, and dry-walling?

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  238. @kihowi
    Or to put it simply: You don't take people's religion away, you just give them a different one.

    Or to put it simply: You don’t take people’s religion away, you just give them a different one.

    Agree.

    If you gon on from here, one additional caveat ought to be: Watch out, that the other religion does not turn out to be worse than the one you had, before you tried out your reforms – or your progress.

    The basic line then could be: To keep in mind that it’s usually much more difficult, to destroy something, than to build something.

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