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Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:52 AM
Would you care to wager whether Obama, a constitutional law professor with a Harvard pedigree, might be a tad more cerebral than Palin? Generally speaking, politicians on the Left tend to be more educated, correcting for differences in family wealth. But education, intelligence, and common sense are three different things.
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Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM
LOL!
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Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM
A lot of science is hopelessly incremental, although what you write about is more engineering. The US leads in that, but not in the insanely cheap labor supply that allows China to be so competitive, although that is changing.
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Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:49 AM
You're absolutely right, and it's inimical to Science, both in theory and practice. The idea of funding only research that leads to particular conclusions is insane, yet, de facto, that's what happens. At the same time, liberals do try to shut down inquiry into some areas, like intelligence differences between gender or ethnic groups. So, it's not entirely a conservative vs. liberal issue, to the extent those labels mean anything at all nowadays.
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Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:42 PM
I've seen some foolish articles about "liberals" on this site, but this sets a new standard. Scientists aren't concerned with what people who think they themselves are cool believe about scientists. They are too busy trying to piece together how the universe functions. They aren't trying to wear the right clothes, slime their way into positions of power, or pontificate about how we all need to live our lives. Scientists tend to scoff at politicians for their boneheaded misuse of science. Other than that, they ignore them. They seem to pretty much totally ignore the views of columnists, but this might change if those columnists actually added something substantive to the debate.
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Hollywood and Post-Boston 'Xenophobia'

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:36 PM
AND: Sirota referred to "white Americans". Dzhokar was American (citizen), and was as white as possible, being from the Caucasus region.
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Hollywood and Post-Boston 'Xenophobia'

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:35 PM
The vast majority of people on this site don't "look favorably on homosexuality and pedophilia", nor abortion, and most so-called liberal viewpoints. All of these views are grounded in historical and religious principles, so it's unsurprising they are similar. Fundamentalist Muslims have a problem with modernity, and America is the world center of modernity, particularly Hollywood and the internet, which they cannot control. This is the crux of the issue, as well as US support for Israel.
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Hollywood and Post-Boston 'Xenophobia'

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:35 PM
The vast majority of people on this site don't "look favorably on homosexuality and pedophilia", nor abortion, and most so-called liberal viewpoints. All of these views are grounded in historical and religious principles, so it's unsurprising they are similar. Fundamentalist Muslims have a problem with modernity, and America is the world center of modernity, particularly Hollywood and the internet, which they cannot control. This is the crux of the issue, as well as US support for Israel.
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Hollywood and Post-Boston 'Xenophobia'

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 7:05 AM
Three things I'm not sure about: 1) What is ambiguous about starting a column with "As much as liberals had their fingers crossed after the Boston Marathon bombings". 2) Why it matters whom he is referring to. 3) Why you believe sarcasm helps get your point across, as opposed to underscoring adolescence. But glad to see you realized I'm intelligent.
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Hollywood and Post-Boston 'Xenophobia'

afriKa Wrote: Apr 27, 2013 12:30 AM
Obama is "one of the most hardcore leftists in the country"? He has stopped neither foreign war, escalated drone programs, rolled back few of the Bush-era tax reforms, suspended habeas corpus for security purposes, etc. Do you know what a REAL leftist looks like? People who, for example, want to topple capitalism?
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