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Paul
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 6:59 pm

This man should not be allowed to vote! (Sarcasm, you sheep!)
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 7:05 pm

You talkin' to me? I got it first time.

The cruel part is that those poor students had to listen to 50 minutes of his drivel.
 
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Paul
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 7:30 pm

He is a poor lecturer, I will grant that. But that’s something I know about :)

I like the news stories that say “His views on...have recently emerged.” Rather disingenuous. It’s the difference between a natural birth and a Caesarian.
 
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Paul
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 8:02 pm

Job done! Next?
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 8:21 pm

You guys! If Pavlov were around today he wouldn’t need dogs!
Cummings and Sabisky need some Skinner's conditioning, either negative punishment (dismissal) or positive punishment:
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Definitely above 8 (everything below is pleasure).
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 8:27 pm

He is a poor lecturer, I will grant that. But that’s something I know about :)

I like the news stories that say “His views on...have recently emerged.” Rather disingenuous. It’s the difference between a natural birth and a Caesarian.
Boris Johnson adviser: 'Very real racial differences in intelligence'
"Eugenics are about selecting 'for' good things... Intelligence is largely inherited and it correlates with better outcomes: physical health, income, lower mental illness. There is no downside to having IQ except short-sightedness."
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 9:06 pm


He certainly didn't spend much time researching the (historically-loaded) subject of the correlation between IQ and race, not to mention the race vs genetics problem. And digging out the eugenics - the hauly grail of statistics! Seriously, what we know best about correlations in soft sciences is that anybody making firmly conclusive statements based on them is either stupid or has some agenda. This one looks to me like an embarrassingly stupid man.
27, MA in Education from Cambridge..
Welcome to the 21st Century!
So this is the superforecaster elite?

I wonder how Cummings won the bidding war with silicon valley?
"Superforecasting" = wisdom of the crowd? Fine by me if they are resolving the weight of an ox, but not the politics of the country where I live (sometimes).
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 9:09 pm

 
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bearish
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 9:09 pm

Lord Acton is almost certainly the wrong source to quote in a racism case, but there is some real relevance here to his famous dictum that "power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely."
 
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Paul
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 9:37 pm

Where is this manual for RightThink that all you young people have? If it’s a pdf can someone email it to me with the hourly updates?

But also, how did Cuch get a copy?!
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 9:48 pm

History of the 20th century, basically.
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 10:11 pm

Don't worry; there's lost more where he came from.

A weirdo for sure, but a misfit?
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 10:12 pm

You guys! If Pavlov were around today he wouldn’t need dogs!
Cummings and Sabisky need some Skinner's conditioning, either negative punishment (dismissal) or positive punishment:
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Definitely above 8 (everything below is pleasure).
You were doing fine until that last parenthetical remark. That raised an eyebrow. 
 
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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 10:14 pm

You guys! If Pavlov were around today he wouldn’t need dogs!
Cummings and Sabisky need some Skinner's conditioning, either negative punishment (dismissal) or positive punishment:
Image
Definitely above 8 (everything below is pleasure).
No, cat o 9 tails is better; that' why no crime in Manx.

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Re: What is Borisism?

February 17th, 2020, 10:21 pm



But also, how did Cuch get a copy?!
I wrote it.
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