Monthly Archives: April 2015

Myopia as an indicator for mutation accumulation in populations

Because the eye is a complicated beast requiring many interdependent instructions for assembly, microscopic errors have macroscopic effects on the final product. It occurred to me that population rates for myopia are therefore a good barometer for mutation rates in … Continue reading

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On ethics in technology

Long ago (probably before you were even born :-O), Eden’s Thaw posted a moral question. Hypothetical situation: A Thal working in a well-funded, secret weapons facility develops advanced crowd control technology. The device causes immense, torturous pain to everyone within … Continue reading

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Anecdote on neoteny and mental infantilism

There was a new barista today. A short girl with big eyes and other neotenous features. You probably know the type: 2-year degree, age-inappropriate displays of obsession toward cutesy stuff (ponies, Hello Kitty), big cheeks, bright eyes, cheery demeanor, often … Continue reading

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Chronic Niceguy Syndrome indicates an unsophisticated amygdala

(Turns out I was correct about why I felt trashy. Reading this Charlton post reminded me that it’s been months since I did a proper RAM dump, so I did one this morning and realized I am really, really close … Continue reading

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Eyes on the sky

I’ve been sleeping very poorly lately. My mind won’t stop running around in circles. Nothing works except to bombard it with trashy audiobooks at triple speed, and that is taking longer and longer each time. Last night, I laid down … Continue reading

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Faces of the top ten most hated basketball players

Notice any similarities? Put these guys in the woods and they’ll build a civilization in 10 years, complete with indoor plumbing. 1. Christian Laettner 2. J.J. Redick 3. Chris Collins 4. Steve Wojciechowski 5. Cherokee Parks 6. Greg Paulus 7. … Continue reading

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Anti-neanderthal racism

Previously I mentioned Steve Sailer’s take on a particular sort of white basketball player. “I didn’t want to be the racist guy who calls out the white thing. But that’s exactly one of the main reasons I hate him. He’s … Continue reading

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