I got this Torvalds guy completely wrong. There was no 4D underwater chess going on here.
There are the three key phrases that explain his previously inexplicable actions:
- I absolutely do not want to be seen as being in the same camp as the low-life scum on the internet that think it’s OK to be a white nationalist Nazi, and have some truly nasty misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic behaviour.
- I don’t want to be associated with a lot of the people who complain about excessive political correctness.
- I’m not part of the disgusting underbelly of the internet….
Never trust a nerd to stand his ground. No matter what principles he espouses, no matter how tough he talks, at the end of the day all he really wants is to be accepted by the popular people. “Asbestos underpants” should never be confused with actually possessing iron balls and integrity.
Torvalds has destroyed his tech legacy, and he did it for less than nothing. What a contemptible, cowardly action. I have little doubt he’ll eventually come to regret this, but by then it will be too late.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Torvalds failed to protect his tech legacy. The man failed his daughter too.
Trust not in personality
Good riddance to Linux then, and better sooner than later. It’s a damn shame but there’s no replacement for trust, and you have to show fidelity to be worthy of trust.
This is also a good reminder that, as Vox’s title indicates, there is more to politics than general personality factor. Or as I like to call it, Jewishness Quotient (JQ).
Jewish intellectual ability does not fully account for Jewish accomplishment (e.g., Unz, 2012). Both theoretical evolutionary explanations (Cochran et al., 2006; MacDonald, 1994) for Jewishintellectual ability and Jewish social success suggest that Jews are highly socially effective. This social effectiveness may be a contributing factor to Jewish accomplishment and because the GFP is thought to reflect social effectiveness (Dunkel & Van der Linden, 2014); it was hypothesized that Jews would have a higher GFP than other groups. An extensive analysis of this hypothesis was performed by using three separate datasets and the hypothesis was supported in the analyses of each of these samples.
These findings are buttressed by three supplementary findings. First, when controlling for intelligence the group differences remained. Second, the personality differences showed a Jensen Effect. This means that the difference between Jews and non-Jews is strongest on the personality scales that are most reflective of the GFP. If, as theorized, the GFP reflects social effectiveness this means that the more closely a trait maps onto social effectiveness, the larger the difference between Jews and other groups. Third, the within group analysis, using fluency in Hebrew or Yiddish as a measure of strength of religious affiliation, exhibited a positive association with the GFP.
Another, surprising, trend in the data may also warrant further investigation. While the trend seen in the atheist/agnostic/no religion groups not only offers tangential support to the primary hypothesis (i.e., GFP differences are not simply an artifact of differences in intelligence), it is also interesting in and of itself. The atheist/agnostic/no religion groups exhibited high levels of intelligence, but low GFP scores. Thus, it appears that while atheists and agnostics are intelligent, they are less socially effective. Is this social ineffectiveness born out of being intellectually incongruent with others? What form does the social ineffectiveness take; abrasiveness, passivity? The GFP and GFP-intelligence relationship in atheists and agnostics could be a fruitful topic for future research.
A comparative study of the general factor of personality in Jewish and non-Jewish populations
Curtis S. Dunkel a,⇑, Charlie L. Reeve b, Michael A. Woodley of Menie c, Dimitri van der Linden
As Torvalds has shown us, social ineffectiveness can be both passive and abrasive in the same moment. It appears increasingly likely that low religiosity is merely a coping mechanism for people with more intelligence than people sense, and the attendant atheism and agnosticism are probably just post-facto rationalizations for not wanting to participate in crowd rituals. The clever silly has said in his heart “There is no God.”