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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,699
Posted By razib
Re: The Week in Blog: What Comes Around Goes Around

i found this disappointing, sarah didn't seem to really engage with bill and vice versa. also, sarah made some confusing assertions. commanding heights != social democracy. some social democrats...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 37,093
Posted By razib
Yupik ARE NOT Inuit

heather hulbert corrected eli lake that todd palin is part *inuit*, not *eskimo*. actually, heather is wrong
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yupik

the yupik are distinct from the *inuit* peoples to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-13-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 43,867
Posted By razib
Re: Taking the Veil

i knew that. you're not as good as me. perhaps its your logocentric linear nature which just doesn't give you the holistic flexibility that i have as a man of color (moc).
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-13-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 43,867
Posted By razib
Re: Taking the Veil

if its true, it's all good. also, you should use sophistic terminology appropriately, right? the weirdo-look-at-me-i'm-a-freak applies to both sexes. so not heteronormative ;-) mebee logocentric...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-13-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 43,867
Posted By razib
Re: Taking the Veil

i totally agree with the gist of globocap's comment though. dressing differently sets you off. ninjas and hijabis get MORE looks, not less. to get the least attention you need to dress like the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-12-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 43,867
Posted By razib
Re: Taking the Veil

i was raised in the phd-getting muslim american immigrant community. here is the general stuff i heard "behind the curtain" so to speak

1) a woman who reserves her beauty for her husband is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 39,578
Posted By razib
Re: Lipstick Libertarians

i find the term "lipstick" an excessive concession to white male heteronormative expectations of what a "woman" should be; i.e., "lipstick" = normative and "non-lipstick" = many unmentionable terms...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-18-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 21,467
Posted By razib
Re: Pundits on Polls

the overestimate of black people is a robust finding that can be tracked back decades. the same also occurs with jews (e.g., people guess that 10% of americans are jewish when closer to 2-4% are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-16-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 59,929
Posted By razib
Re: The Skinny on Obesity

if your book is from 25 years ago it's out of date, don't you think? leon kamin famously made up the fact that IQ has a 0 heritability back in the 1970s, which even he backed off.

anyway, i just...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-15-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 59,929
Posted By razib
Re: The Skinny on Obesity

really? can you give a citation? i suspect you're making this up or misremembering. i just went to the general social survey and checked the correlation between WORDSUM (basically, vocab) and SEI...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 59,929
Posted By razib
Re: The Skinny on Obesity

great diavlog as usual. though i have to disagree with megan re: the stupidity of poor people. THEY ARE usually stupid.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,821
Posted By razib
abortion & search and seizure

murray rothbard and some libertarian thinkers have talked about abortion the language of property right.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 37,821
Posted By razib
i feel pro-pro-life!

these ladies make me feel a lot more pro-life ;-)
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 42,700
Posted By razib
Re: New NRA Chain Store: Nukes-Fur-Us

nope. most of the people who are following scalia accept that there should be *reasonable* limitations on the *individual right*. this is one reason that gun control organizations aren't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-07-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 42,700
Posted By razib
Re: A Historian, a Lawyer, and the Heller Decision

right. whether volokh is right or not at the end of the day his argument was much more coherent and tight. both of these guests had a point of view a prior, but volokh seemed to be able to collect a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-07-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,954
Posted By razib
Perfect meritocracy = genetic determinism

Just a minor point, but one that I think is worth noting: in a perfect meritocratic society where one's attainment correlates exactly with one's output an enormous amount of the societal variation...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,103
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Costly Truth-Seeking

here to disorient you.

*bow*
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,103
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Costly Truth-Seeking

LOL. i guess the joke went too far? i like to do PC-speak to see how seriously people take my crap (on yglesias' blog they always take me seriously, it's pretty f**king funny), and you took it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,103
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Costly Truth-Seeking

you do know that demanding that a person of color speak *english* is redolent of exclusionary speech?
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,103
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Costly Truth-Seeking

he was a heternormative pig!
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-06-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,103
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Costly Truth-Seeking

re: status,

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."
-Aristotle Onassis

substitute "status." the ideal is getting yourself a hot chick and telling people you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,462
Posted By razib
Re: Leaving the Levant

oh, i had the same reaction. wtf is wright doing having someone who is obviously an incarnation of the dark lord on???
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,435
Posted By razib
Re: Our Anti-City Constitution

mark schmitt's assertion that only plutocrats feel strongly about free trade shows that perhaps he should diversify his portfolio of friends in terms of ideology. there are many whose passion for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,786
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Fertility Politics

seek knowledge event unto bangladesh :-)
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,786
Posted By razib
Re: Free Will: Fertility Politics

the same incentives which operate when you give performance pay to teachers based on student improvement. funding agencies like to see that their dollars are making a difference.
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