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Here are two presentations from the London Conference on Intelligence in May. They are in what I would call the proper format, in that both the speaker and the slides are visible, and the sound is on throughout. Almost like being there. The conference is speakers only, so the audience is about 24 persons, hence if you watch these you will boost the numbers somewhat.

The first is by Vladimir Shibaev, on the intelligence of ethnic groups in the Russian Far East. It was a great pleasure to welcome Vladimir, and to convince the Russian authorities to provide a visa so that he could attend the conference. His presentation shows the variability of test scores for different groups, and he proposes various explanations for these differences.

The second is by the irrepressible Ed Dutton, talking about religious belief and mutational load. Mutants don’t believe in god. Needless to say, he was trained in theology. Those of fundamentalist beliefs should be warned that if they watch this they may be educated.Be cautious about recommending this to religious friends.

Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

 
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  1. One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.

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    • Replies: @EH
    I don't mean to be rude or anything, but have you considered figuratively sodding off? Not that there's anything wrong with your usual custom of taking things literally.
    , @Kevin O'Keeffe

    One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.
     
    We're reaching levels of spergtastic bitchery that shouldn't even be possible.

    Also, you misspelled evaluation, Captain Intelligence Quotient.
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  2. EH says:
    @restless94110
    One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.

    I don’t mean to be rude or anything, but have you considered figuratively sodding off? Not that there’s anything wrong with your usual custom of taking things literally.

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  3. FKA Max says:

    I very much enjoy Mr. Dutton’s research and have personally greatly benefited from it, but I think one thing he does not take into consideration is, that (organized) religiosity(/religion) is not ecologically sustainable.

    I briefly touched upon this in the comments of one of Mr. Thompson’s recent articles, when I pointed out the following distinction:

    I think it is also important to distinguish between “selfish rationality”, which benefits chiefly an individual and potentially his immediate family and circle of relatives, friends, etc. (cronyism, nepotism, short-term planning/strategy) and “utilitarian rationality”, which puts the well-being of an entire society/nation/civilization/humanity as its highest priority and goal (noblesse oblige, benevolent/enlightened technocracy, long-term planning/strategy).
    [...]
    One of the highest expressions of true “utilitarian rationality”, in my opinion, is “ disadvantageous inequity aversion”, which at first glance might appear as extremely irrational behavior to in engage in, but, in my opinion, in actuality is highly rational and intelligent behavior when applied/extrapolated on/to a societal or even civilizational level and frame of reference

    http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-genetics-of-genius/#comment-1933246

    This dynamic actually ties in with one of the conclusions from one of Mr. Dutton’s papers:

    Who are the “Clever Sillies”? The intelligence, personality, and motives of clever silly originators and those who follow them
    [...]
    Moreover, it may be argued that, even if the clever silly originators do not directly gain material wealth or children, in some cases, they may be acting at the level of evolutionary group selection, something congruous with evidence that true geniuses often do not breed (Simonton, 1988).

    http://www.unz.com/jthompson/are-we-cleverer-than-the-ancients/#comment-1928063

    Non-religious geniuses often sacrifice their own (selfish) happiness and overwrite their biological/evolutionary instincts to procreate to benefit the collective/humanity and planet Earth/Nature, i.e., protect God’s creation.

    James Watson even hinted at this in a recent Esquire magazine piece:

    If I had been married earlier in life, I wouldn’t have seen the double helix. I would have been taking care of the kids on Saturday. On the other hand, I was lonely a lot of the time. http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-flynn-effect-for-height/#comment-1853984

    It takes much self-discipline, foregoing of instant gratification and low time preference to achieve this.

    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
    Unite humanity with a living new language.
    Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    Balance personal rights with social duties.
    Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions

    Historian Gregg L. Frazer argues that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were neither Christians nor Deists, but rather supporters of a hybrid “theistic rationalism”.[23]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States#Religion

    https://www.unz.com/runz/when-viacom-ceo-philippe-dauman-still-had-an-iq-of-260/#comment-1528524

    Human beings are such subsystems. The “purpose” of their lives, and the “meaning” of their existences, is therefore to self-actualize in a way consistent with global Self-actualization or teleology…i.e., in a way that maximizes global utility, including the utility of their fellow subsystems. Their existential justification is to help the universe, AKA God, express its nature in a positive and Self-beneficial way.

    If they do so, then their “souls”, or relationships to the overall System (“God”), attain a state of grace and partake of Systemic timelessness (“life eternal”). If, on the other hand, they do not – if they give themselves over to habitual selfishness at the expense of others and the future of their species – then they are teleologically devalued and must repair their connections with the System in order to remain a viable part of it.

    https://www.unz.com/freed/gigo-and-the-intelligence-of-countries-disordered-thoughts/#comment-1916424

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    • Replies: @FKA Max
    Chapter Ten ``Reflections on God and Religion'' of ``Common Sense Renewed'' by ``Robert Christian''.

    Full PDF: https://www.metabunk.org/files/Common%20Sense%20Renewed.pdf

    Common Sense Renewed: Reflections on God and Religion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-lGOZV7JJM
    , @Anonymous
    All of your comments are lengthy links to and copy pastes of your previous comments. It's like an endless circle jerk. It's bad form, man.
  4. FKA Max says:
    @FKA Max
    I very much enjoy Mr. Dutton's research and have personally greatly benefited from it, but I think one thing he does not take into consideration is, that (organized) religiosity(/religion) is not ecologically sustainable.

    I briefly touched upon this in the comments of one of Mr. Thompson's recent articles, when I pointed out the following distinction:


    I think it is also important to distinguish between “selfish rationality”, which benefits chiefly an individual and potentially his immediate family and circle of relatives, friends, etc. (cronyism, nepotism, short-term planning/strategy) and “utilitarian rationality”, which puts the well-being of an entire society/nation/civilization/humanity as its highest priority and goal (noblesse oblige, benevolent/enlightened technocracy, long-term planning/strategy).
    [...]
    One of the highest expressions of true “utilitarian rationality”, in my opinion, is “ disadvantageous inequity aversion”, which at first glance might appear as extremely irrational behavior to in engage in, but, in my opinion, in actuality is highly rational and intelligent behavior when applied/extrapolated on/to a societal or even civilizational level and frame of reference
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-genetics-of-genius/#comment-1933246

    This dynamic actually ties in with one of the conclusions from one of Mr. Dutton's papers:


    Who are the “Clever Sillies”? The intelligence, personality, and motives of clever silly originators and those who follow them
    [...]
    Moreover, it may be argued that, even if the clever silly originators do not directly gain material wealth or children, in some cases, they may be acting at the level of evolutionary group selection, something congruous with evidence that true geniuses often do not breed (Simonton, 1988).
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jthompson/are-we-cleverer-than-the-ancients/#comment-1928063

    Non-religious geniuses often sacrifice their own (selfish) happiness and overwrite their biological/evolutionary instincts to procreate to benefit the collective/humanity and planet Earth/Nature, i.e., protect God's creation.


    James Watson even hinted at this in a recent Esquire magazine piece:

    If I had been married earlier in life, I wouldn’t have seen the double helix. I would have been taking care of the kids on Saturday. On the other hand, I was lonely a lot of the time. – http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php
     

    - https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-flynn-effect-for-height/#comment-1853984

    It takes much self-discipline, foregoing of instant gratification and low time preference to achieve this.


    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
    Unite humanity with a living new language.
    Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    Balance personal rights with social duties.
    Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions

    Historian Gregg L. Frazer argues that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were neither Christians nor Deists, but rather supporters of a hybrid “theistic rationalism”.[23]

    – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States#Religion
     

    - https://www.unz.com/runz/when-viacom-ceo-philippe-dauman-still-had-an-iq-of-260/#comment-1528524

    Human beings are such subsystems. The “purpose” of their lives, and the “meaning” of their existences, is therefore to self-actualize in a way consistent with global Self-actualization or teleology…i.e., in a way that maximizes global utility, including the utility of their fellow subsystems. Their existential justification is to help the universe, AKA God, express its nature in a positive and Self-beneficial way.

    If they do so, then their “souls”, or relationships to the overall System (“God”), attain a state of grace and partake of Systemic timelessness (“life eternal”). If, on the other hand, they do not – if they give themselves over to habitual selfishness at the expense of others and the future of their species – then they are teleologically devalued and must repair their connections with the System in order to remain a viable part of it.
     

    - https://www.unz.com/freed/gigo-and-the-intelligence-of-countries-disordered-thoughts/#comment-1916424

    Chapter Ten “Reflections on God and Religion” of “Common Sense Renewed” by “Robert Christian”.

    Full PDF: https://www.metabunk.org/files/Common%20Sense%20Renewed.pdf

    Common Sense Renewed: Reflections on God and Religion

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  5. @restless94110
    One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.

    One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.

    We’re reaching levels of spergtastic bitchery that shouldn’t even be possible.

    Also, you misspelled evaluation, Captain Intelligence Quotient.

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  6. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @FKA Max
    I very much enjoy Mr. Dutton's research and have personally greatly benefited from it, but I think one thing he does not take into consideration is, that (organized) religiosity(/religion) is not ecologically sustainable.

    I briefly touched upon this in the comments of one of Mr. Thompson's recent articles, when I pointed out the following distinction:


    I think it is also important to distinguish between “selfish rationality”, which benefits chiefly an individual and potentially his immediate family and circle of relatives, friends, etc. (cronyism, nepotism, short-term planning/strategy) and “utilitarian rationality”, which puts the well-being of an entire society/nation/civilization/humanity as its highest priority and goal (noblesse oblige, benevolent/enlightened technocracy, long-term planning/strategy).
    [...]
    One of the highest expressions of true “utilitarian rationality”, in my opinion, is “ disadvantageous inequity aversion”, which at first glance might appear as extremely irrational behavior to in engage in, but, in my opinion, in actuality is highly rational and intelligent behavior when applied/extrapolated on/to a societal or even civilizational level and frame of reference
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-genetics-of-genius/#comment-1933246

    This dynamic actually ties in with one of the conclusions from one of Mr. Dutton's papers:


    Who are the “Clever Sillies”? The intelligence, personality, and motives of clever silly originators and those who follow them
    [...]
    Moreover, it may be argued that, even if the clever silly originators do not directly gain material wealth or children, in some cases, they may be acting at the level of evolutionary group selection, something congruous with evidence that true geniuses often do not breed (Simonton, 1988).
     
    - http://www.unz.com/jthompson/are-we-cleverer-than-the-ancients/#comment-1928063

    Non-religious geniuses often sacrifice their own (selfish) happiness and overwrite their biological/evolutionary instincts to procreate to benefit the collective/humanity and planet Earth/Nature, i.e., protect God's creation.


    James Watson even hinted at this in a recent Esquire magazine piece:

    If I had been married earlier in life, I wouldn’t have seen the double helix. I would have been taking care of the kids on Saturday. On the other hand, I was lonely a lot of the time. – http://www.gnxp.com/blog/2007/04/intercourse-and-intelligence.php
     

    - https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-flynn-effect-for-height/#comment-1853984

    It takes much self-discipline, foregoing of instant gratification and low time preference to achieve this.


    Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
    Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
    Unite humanity with a living new language.
    Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
    Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
    Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
    Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
    Balance personal rights with social duties.
    Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
    Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
     
    - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones#Inscriptions

    Historian Gregg L. Frazer argues that the leading Founders (Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Wilson, Morris, Madison, Hamilton, and Washington) were neither Christians nor Deists, but rather supporters of a hybrid “theistic rationalism”.[23]

    – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States#Religion
     

    - https://www.unz.com/runz/when-viacom-ceo-philippe-dauman-still-had-an-iq-of-260/#comment-1528524

    Human beings are such subsystems. The “purpose” of their lives, and the “meaning” of their existences, is therefore to self-actualize in a way consistent with global Self-actualization or teleology…i.e., in a way that maximizes global utility, including the utility of their fellow subsystems. Their existential justification is to help the universe, AKA God, express its nature in a positive and Self-beneficial way.

    If they do so, then their “souls”, or relationships to the overall System (“God”), attain a state of grace and partake of Systemic timelessness (“life eternal”). If, on the other hand, they do not – if they give themselves over to habitual selfishness at the expense of others and the future of their species – then they are teleologically devalued and must repair their connections with the System in order to remain a viable part of it.
     

    - https://www.unz.com/freed/gigo-and-the-intelligence-of-countries-disordered-thoughts/#comment-1916424

    All of your comments are lengthy links to and copy pastes of your previous comments. It’s like an endless circle jerk. It’s bad form, man.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    FKA MAX keeps files of his great thoughts so he can read and re read them basking in his great genius.
  7. I like this primitive technology series. It is very relaxing. De-stress and detoxify.

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  8. 22pp22 says:
    @restless94110
    One movie is 22 minutes, the other is 21 minutes.

    What is the IQ of a writer who would then say: Both movies are only 20 mins in total. Provide your own popcorn.

    My evalutation? IQ of writer is probably close to 70.

    Go away.

    Read More
  9. hyperbola says:

    <<<>>>>

    Actually everyone can learn from this video. A fancy sounding name (London Conference on Intelligence) or a presumably credible venue (UCL) are no guarantee of any intelligence or quality.

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  10. Be cautious about recommending this to religious friends.

    Why? Shouldn’t religious people find it encouraging if atheists are sickly, unnatural mutants who’ve only become common due to the relaxed natural selection of modernity? Couldn’t this be seen as evidence that atheism is an evolutionary dead end and the future will once again belong to the religious?

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  11. Alden says:
    @Anonymous
    All of your comments are lengthy links to and copy pastes of your previous comments. It's like an endless circle jerk. It's bad form, man.

    FKA MAX keeps files of his great thoughts so he can read and re read them basking in his great genius.

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