Happy heuristic for the holidays [Polarity Shift #1]

Happy heuristic for the holidays [Polarity Shift #1]

A good heuristic for deciding how much to trust a claim about some group of humans is to exchange the groups (say with a find:replace command in word) with other groups and see if the change would result in a large swing in public perception. A large change in the…

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Learning from the mistakes of others

Learning from the mistakes of others

Cat Lady by Lisa Monica Nelson No affiliation with Atavisionary.com. See more artwork at this website. I found this daily mail article written by a career woman expressing her regret at abandoning her young love and thus leaving herself alone and childless at 42. As a young woman she apparently was…

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Power, Sex, Suicide: Or why do genders exist in the first place?

Power, Sex, Suicide: Or why do genders exist in the first place?

Image Source There has been a lot of crap happening the last few weeks, so I thought a not particularly political post might be a nice respite for some. Please bear with the large digressions in this post. It may not seem like it, but it is all related in…

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Women’s Olympic Soccer Team loses 0-7 playing teenage boys 14 years old (or younger)

Women’s Olympic Soccer Team loses 0-7 playing teenage boys 14 years old (or younger)

You can read about it here or here. Honestly, I am not particularly surprised by this outcome. In my soon to be released book on intellectual differences between the sexes (Titled “Smart and Sexy“), I spent a short time evaluating past research on the differences in strength, endurance, and other…

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The girls who cry wolf

The girls who cry wolf

The boy who cried wolf is a famous tale in western culture. In it a shepherd boy who maintains a flock of sheep repeatedly calls for the help of local villagers to repel an attack by wolves. However, once the villagers arrive, they discover that there was no wolf attack and…

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