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New material added 6/12/15. See below!

Yes, I know several of these deserve to be collected in their own posts. But, as I’m on a schedule with posting, and as these are much too good to miss, I will collect them here, at least for now.

Table of Contents:

NEW (6/12/15) On religion and culture
NEW On modern gay issues
NEW On immigration
NEW On global warming
NEW On transsexuals and Bruce Jenner
NEW On mainstream right-wing nuttiness
UPDATED On Modern Obesity
UPDATED On Pathogens and the Gay Germ
Bashing the Alt-Right (Never gets old)
Bashing the P.C. Left
On Confederate Apologism (i.e., also Bashing the Alt-Right)


On religion and culture

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609269850951716864

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609270132485959680

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609270765867806720

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609271073759084545

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609271821586726912

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609272093583130624

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609272571045883905

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609272888642764800

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609273497890598912

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609273879752671234

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609274666117521408

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609274798401687552

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609274926491549696

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609275053218250753

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609275582711398400

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609276094231875584

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609276337312796672

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609276525637058561

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609276626820448256

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/609277049576886272

See also: The Atheist Narrative


On modern gay issues

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582774228367204352

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582784719206510592

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582785704595312640

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582786575865552897

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582791585466707968


On immigration

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588261839252934656

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588263744813207552

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588264143859269632

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588264675919339520

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588265341609910272

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/588265586737614848


On global warming

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598559594743406592

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598559819524538368

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598560066510327808

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598560638734966784

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598560973545406466

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598561126209560577

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598561376542461952

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598561716859863041

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598564801866928128

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598565253929013248

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598565506333810688

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598565653553885186

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598566313838022656

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598746416199008257

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598746746680836097

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598746944777768961

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/598747451739111424

Also on this topic, see a few key words from Greg Cochran:

From here:

Lindzen probably has a right to an opinion: Jerry Pournelle does not. He is no kind of physicist. Yet he has an opinion anyway, and goes on and on and on about it. I used to occasionally check his arguments: to the extent that I could check them, they were always wrong.

This is not a subject that interests me very much. For one thing, the world is never going to do much about in any event, regardless of the facts, so it’s moot.

Of the people who do work in the field and thus know something about it, almost all think there’s a problem. The notion that that a noticeable percentage of knowledgeable people disagree with it is not true.

Left-wingers say that they believe the scientists: probably many of them also find the whole notion attractive. Right-wingers disbelieve in it because it’s now a mark of their tribal membership: what they have to say about it is almost always false. And there are of course paid shills involved – all on the right wing side. Just as there were for cigarettes – a few of them even the same people.

However, just because the lying bloodsuckers at the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal oppose an idea doesn’t automatically mean that it is correct. Personally, and I say this without having invested the time required to have a valid opinion, I have my doubts about the predictive validity of the required simulation models, particularly since all the projections of big effects involve complex feedback. It is hard to create valid models of such phenomena. We can project planetary positions millions of years into the future, but this is not like that.

And here:

I think that predicting climate is difficult, considering the complex feedback loops, but I know that almost every right-wing thing said about it that I have checked out turned out to be false.


On transsexuals and Bruce Jenner

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/606202836653719552

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/606205681545314304

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/606221573742166016

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/606226513185243136

See also:

Transsexuals | West Hunter

Paul McHugh: Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution – WSJ (Put the story title into Google News to get around paywall.)


On mainstream right-wing nuttiness

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607787282603470848

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607788701242908672

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607789421769818114

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607789835722432512

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607790350690746369

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607790606966865920

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607790918435880960

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607791309626032129

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607791442753290240

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607791921788915714

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607792075057164288

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607792686188208128

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607793127059881985

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607793377594122240

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607793510247362560

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607793797003501568

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607794962831253504

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607796081447936000

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607796400970080256

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607797294532980737

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/607797463831805953


On Modern Obesity:

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582020632151334912

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582021202383777792

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582021900638941184

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582022544170958848

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582023064344358912

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http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/582024061607284736

NEW

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608541081416761345

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608541242381639680

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608541669714108417

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608541958928080897

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608542625558204416

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608542919750909952

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608543184138829824

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608543488439754753

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608543924148305920

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/608546040837357568

 
See also my Obesity Facts page


On Pathogens and the Gay Germ:

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579573774388875264

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579574029515788289

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579574296172896256

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579576232678830080

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579576234440437761

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579576527882301440

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579576852970221568

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579577116108288000

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579577862769897472

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579578648824451072

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579578927200399360

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579579719412236288

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579579872562974721

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579580202717589504

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579580807896915968

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579581083705942016

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579581253797609472

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579581558308245504

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579581560669650944

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579582014413668352

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579582232878182400

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579582676509691904

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579583061886545920

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579583064335994880

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579583388052385792

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579583857881550849

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579584104254976000

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579585073109856256

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579585351963910144

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579585525113204736

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579585753149124608

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579588662947487744

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/579589711703871490

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/581770198857818112

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/581770836568248320

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583158705975263232

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583159020778717184

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583159207513366528

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583159528876687362

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583160631886376961

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583160774589214720

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583160901588557824

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583161200302673921

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583161330313531392

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/583161497678819328

 
See also Greg Cochran’s “Gay Germ” Hypothesis – An Exercise in the Power of Germs


Bashing the Alt-Right (Never gets old):

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578825814013169664

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580181049038123008

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580181197810069505

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580182066483961856

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580202434791751681

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580203122561191936

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580203778177028096

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580206037287866368

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/580206275994124289

 

See also The Problem with HBD, the Dark Enlightenment, Neoreaction, Alt-Rightism, and All That Jazz


Bashing the P.C. Left:

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578202087781089281

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578202781888036864

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578203334781181952

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578203901159067648

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578204684449509376

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578204686139854849

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578204816918228992

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578205452581765121

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578205641925246976

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578206345599414272

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/578825070560157696


On Confederate Apologism (i.e., also Bashing the Alt-Right):

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/572768668641148929

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/572769016332222464

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/572769449637376001

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576672134023413761

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576672829766139906

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576673260898676738

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576673263335571456

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576673793436819456

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576673962521849856

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576674638782021632

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576674640568844288

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576675197123596289

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576675562472648704

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576676178968207360

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576676458870894593

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576676460552810496

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576677819620544512

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576678586456743936

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576678588050640896

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576678907606216704

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576679337660932096

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576679698853298176

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576680073845043200

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576680490075168768

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576680824277356547

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576683252255043584

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576685736528781313

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576688592124182528

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576689748728684544

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576690872156229632

http://twitter.com/SuperMisdreavus/status/576691194517843968

 

See also The Cavaliers

(Republished from JayMan's Blog by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Never have, never will. And you can say goodbye to “racial genetic interests”, because nobody anywhere acts as if such a thing exists.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jews

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  2. Re: will power, in 1965 nearly 50% of American adults smoked. Now fewer than one-in-five do. Perhaps a broad definition of the phrase, but things aren’t static even when the ease of and enjoyment from doing a thing essentially is.

    Re: left-of-center scientists and behavioral genetics (or professional variants of HBD), but they’ve not been left of the academic center, not at all. As far as the ‘grassroots’ goes, it’s been virtually all on the alternative right. Welcome additions like you and Misdreavus are latecomers to the party. A lot of us on the right have been here for decades, taking lumps back when there was no virtual presence to apologize for biological realities in comment sections and across countless blogs, etc.

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  3. e says:

    I don’t know what misdreavus is studying–microbiology maybe?–but I’ve a hunch the “gay germ” is yeast.

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  4. I like the tweets about global warming.

    Given Misdreavus’s sassy smart-assness and overall scientific knowledge, why doesn’t he start a blog? He only needs to post a couple times a month. These tweets alone could make a half post.

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  6. vinteuil says:

    You consider this guy’s comments worthy of collecting & repeating…why, exactly? I read through them all in search of a single spark of originality/insight/anything and came up empty. And he routinely violates your commenting rules against incivility, disrespectfulness, and personal attacks.

    Guys like Gregory Cochran & Razib Khan have more or less earned the right to be the aggressively arrogant jerks that they are (though I’d respect them both a lot more if they could only learn to conduct themselves in a more gentleman-like manner). But, seriously – who does this misdreavus dude think he is?

    Some sort of Grand Duchess, I guess.

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    You consider this guy’s comments worthy of collecting & repeating…why, exactly?
     
    I do. And the reason why is simple: he's usually quite right. In the end, in this business, that's all that really matters.
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    You consider this guy's comments worthy of collecting & repeating...why, exactly? I read through them all in search of a single spark of originality/insight/anything and came up empty. And he routinely violates your commenting rules against incivility, disrespectfulness, and personal attacks.

    Guys like Gregory Cochran & Razib Khan have more or less earned the right to be the aggressively arrogant jerks that they are (though I'd respect them both a lot more if they could only learn to conduct themselves in a more gentleman-like manner). But, seriously - who does this misdreavus dude think he is?

    Some sort of Grand Duchess, I guess.

    You consider this guy’s comments worthy of collecting & repeating…why, exactly?

    I do. And the reason why is simple: he’s usually quite right. In the end, in this business, that’s all that really matters.

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  8. e says:

    The latest published by Dr. Charles Roselli in PLOS.

    Would be neat if Misdreavus had a blog that was devoted to ruminating on each new bit of research that gets us closer to understanding both morphological differences between the male and straight brain, the mechanisms at work, and of course, ultimately the trigger for such differences…ie, the CAUSE.

    Effect of Testosterone on Neuronal Morphology and Neuritic Growth of Fetal Lamb Hypothalamus-Preoptic Area and Cerebral Cortex in Primary Culture
    Radhika C. Reddy, Rebecka Amodei, Charles T. Estill, Fred Stormshak, Mary Meaker, Charles E. Roselli

    Published: June 8, 2015DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129521

    Abstract

    Testosterone plays an essential role in sexual differentiation of the male sheep brain. The ovine sexually dimorphic nucleus (oSDN), is 2 to 3 times larger in males than in females, and this sex difference is under the control of testosterone. The effect of testosterone on oSDN volume may result from enhanced expansion of soma areas and/or dendritic fields. To test this hypothesis, cells derived from the hypothalamus-preoptic area (HPOA) and cerebral cortex (CTX) of lamb fetuses were grown in primary culture to examine the direct morphological effects of testosterone on these cellular components. We found that within two days of plating, neurons derived from both the HPOA and CTX extend neuritic processes and express androgen receptors and aromatase immunoreactivity. Both treated and control neurites continue to grow and branch with increasing time in culture. Treatment with testosterone (10 nM) for 3 days significantly (P < 0.05) increased both total neurite outgrowth (35%) and soma size (8%) in the HPOA and outgrowth (21%) and number of branch points (33%) in the CTX. These findings indicate that testosterone-induced somal enlargement and neurite outgrowth in fetal lamb neurons may contribute to the development of a fully masculine sheep brain.

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0129521

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