vendredi 28 novembre 2014

Renewable energy sources don't work

Jesus the Rabbi was married to Mary the Magdalene and had two children



L'abondance des "droits à" sonne  la fin de la liberté .

Consanguinity and intelligence: does it matter for social peace?

"The most famous example of inbreeding is in ancient Egypt, where several Pharaonic dynasties collapsed after a couple of hundred years. In order to keep wealth and power within the family, the Pharaohs often married their own sister or half-sister and after a handful of generations the offspring were mentally and physically unfit to rule. Another historical example is the royal houses of Europe where royal families often married among each other because tradition did not allow them to marry people of non-royal class."

"Indian Muslim school boys, ages 13 to 15 years, whose parents are first cousins, were compared with classmates whose parents are genetically unrelated on the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices, a nonverbal test of intelligence. The inbred group (N=86) scored significantly lower and had significantly greater variance than the non-inbred group (N=100), both on raw scores and on scores statistically adjusted to control for age and socioeconomic status. Genetic theory predicts both of these effects for a polygenic trait with positive directional dominance."

Another paper on intelligence and wealth which challenges the same consensus about social peace

Table 1.
Mean scores, standard errors and standard deviations and Greenwich IQs in student performance in the Italian regions in the PISA creative problem solving test (PISA-CPS 2012) and Greenwich IQs in student performance in the PISA 2006 tests of reading, mathematics and science (PISA-RMS 2006).
Italian regionsMean score (SE)SDPISA-CPS 2012PISA-RMS 2006
Northeast527 (6.4)91101.56101.25
Northwest533 (8.6)83102.5099.00
Center514 (10.8)9399.53
South474 (8.4)8293.2891.00
South Islands486 (8.5)9095.1590.30

Uber and the taxi creative destruction


jeudi 27 novembre 2014

Iran, Venezuela, Russia: extreme danger of low oil prices

Armes de destruction massive en Irak

Numerus clausus? Pour qui? Quelle crise?

Chronic fatigue syndrome

0, 3, 90...

Jours de carence selon que vous êtes salarié du secteur marchand, fonctionnaire, médecin conventionné...

Helping the wounded soldiers

Derrida est il le "mal"

dimanche 23 novembre 2014