Monthly Archives: April 2015

Drugs and history

Stanley mentioned over at the Neanderhall that he’d never considered the role of opium in East Asian history, and it occurred to me that this probably isn’t common wisdom. The human brain is a powerful thing. We each have a … Continue reading

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Roundup of my weirdo psychology theories

These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. 1. There are too many people on the right tail of the IQ bell curve, particularly around the 175 mark. 1a. William Sidis’ measured IQ (250-300 … Continue reading

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Flashcard method, blood sugar, associative horizon, blah blah blah…

I’ve previously proposed that the speed at which a person can learn flashcards of nonsense symbols and images is highly dependent on associative horizon, such that we might test for associative horizon merely by controlling for IQ. The yada yada … Continue reading

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Things are about to get interesting

IQ Denialism is an extremely respectable form of anti-science conspiracy theory-mongering. Of course, if IQ were just a delusion of white male privileged racists, it would be hard to explain how test scores could be forecast from brain scans. Slowly, … Continue reading

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Leveling strategy in a deteriorating environment

I recently quit my job because it was becoming too hard on my mind and body. The reasons for this are manifold, complex, and- here- irrelevant. It is enough merely to say that the work conditions were getting worse at … Continue reading

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Metaphor for IQ, AH, conscientiousness, etc.

Imagine a towering bookshelf and one of those sliding ladders. On the top shelves are the books related to highly g-loaded subjects (physics, math, classics, philosophy), and the more mainstream and accepted books are toward the center, with “fringe” stuff … Continue reading

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Little NE Asian boys have giant heads

This is kind of a weird observation, but it ties in with some of my previous observations: -Visuospatial IQ scales with volume of gray matter, and therefore head size. This is actually a fact, and not just a weirdo on … Continue reading

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Blogging break until Saturday

Things are already getting ugly at the workplace. I put in my two weeks’ not a day too soon. Two more days of insanity, then I’ll be back with some interesting reflections on the whole business.

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Disambiguation of despair and depression

Admittedly, they have many similarities and tend to be comorbid. Depression is a cognitive style caused by a pattern of frustration, as noted previously. It is the observation that one’s choices have consistently failed to achieve happiness for oneself. Despair … Continue reading

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I consider this to be evidence in favor of, essentially, all those weird theories I’ve expounded in the last two or three years. H/T to Dr. James Thompson, whose blog post ought to serve as plentiful explanation. It is essentially … Continue reading

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