Profile overview for TheJubJubBird.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

130 submissions to politics

17 submissions to conservative

15 submissions to music

15 submissions to news

4 submissions to Libertarian

This user has so far shared a total of 196 links, started a total of 0 discussions and submitted a total of 365 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 1650 and downvoted 578 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 1031 and downvoted 80 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

75% of social psychology experiments and 50% of cognitive studies cannot be replicated, submitted: 8/28/2015 3:06:07 PM, 226 points (+229|-3)

Christina Hoff Sommers on how Feminism went awry, submitted: 8/10/2015 5:28:50 PM, 66 points (+68|-2)

Rand Paul: Blow Up the Tax Code and Start Over, submitted: 6/18/2015 2:16:40 PM, 61 points (+61|-0)

O'Malley apologizes for saying 'all lives matter' - CNNPolitics.com, submitted: 7/19/2015 3:13:37 PM, 55 points (+55|-0)

Judge orders USC to let accused student return to school, submitted: 8/15/2015 3:54:52 PM, 43 points (+43|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Ben Carson, Black Conservative, submitted: 10/30/2015 2:13:03 PM, -1 points (+3|-4)

Planned Parenthood videos should appall even pro-choice advocates - The Boston Globe, submitted: 7/22/2015 4:35:15 PM, 0 points (+3|-3)

Fifteen Elephants and a Clown, submitted: 7/28/2015 5:19:02 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Can Kasich pull it off?, submitted: 7/21/2015 9:27:02 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator), submitted: 8/1/2015 11:54:23 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

"Sexist" Sir Tim WAS joking, photo shows - Picture could prove top scientist was wrongly hounded out of his job submitted by Rea11yN0tMe to news

TheJubJubBird 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago

Here we have a woman getting all upset about what really was a stupid and bad joke. He should not have said it.

I reject even that. It was not stupid or bad... it was innocuous. It took spitefulness, tone-deafness and a malicious desire to be offended in order to harm others to make anything negative out of his comments.

We shouldn't grant that kind of malicious person any middle ground like "it was a joke gone horribly wrong" or "it was a stupid, bad joke". It wasn't, it was a lighthearted comment on his own falling in love with a woman in his lab and that is how it was received by everyone aside from this one spiteful woman.

deleted by user submitted by Neoplatonist to politics

TheJubJubBird 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago

No, no, no. Black Panthers back in the day actually did a lot of good for their communities. Your comment reads as someone pandering.

Sure, if you ignore little things like the torture and murder of Alex Rackley, the murders of Betty Van Patten and Kathleen Smith, the attempted assassination of Crystal Gray, ambushing of police, shootouts with rival groups, assassinating each other over policy differences

Really just "doing a lot of good for their communities"

75% of social psychology experiments and 50% of cognitive studies cannot be replicated submitted by TheJubJubBird to news

TheJubJubBird 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago

Social sciences are considered "soft" sciences so the rigorous standards applied to more hard sciences like physics aren't as applicable.

If that is true the word you should put in scare quotes is not "soft" but "science". If your field can't or won't follow the scientific method and so much of it's fundamental research isn't replicable it's not a "soft science" but a "psuedoscience". Which is to say it is not science at all.

I suspect it's not so much that cognitive and social psychology are utterly incapable of being approached as real sciences, but that it is very, very hard to do so. Rather than conceding this truth that so much of their research is provisional and incomplete they have fudged it. They have borrowed the terminology of science and half-heartedly gone through the motions... but dishonestly so without the rigor that would be required to disprove their pet hypotheses.

This particular attempt to replicate psychology research isn't the first time it's been revealed as mostly empty pseudoscience. Similar attempts have been made to replicate the major, foundational milestone research in social psychology: The studies we've all heard about and have read about in the basic textbooks. Those attempts similarly failed.

So much that we "know" in this field simply isn't true. We have built a vast edifice of hypotheses but we haven't proven the vast majority of it to be true. Rather, by being stubbornly irreproducible much of it has been proven to be false.

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by openborderforisrael to politics

TheJubJubBird 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

Oh yeah, protecting their borders against manipulation from their enemies is really massive warmongering.

The problem is they're defining their borders in a way that includes other sovereign nations.

Get Out of My Class and Leave America: "I need to address an issue that is causing problems...students who believe they have a right to be free from being offended." submitted by TerriChris to politics

TheJubJubBird 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

He's the one who can't handle people challenging his views.

He didn't have a problem with someone challenging his views. He had a problem with someone going to the administration with the goal of suppressing his views.

Hillary Clinton is playing the woman card too early submitted by TheJubJubBird to politics

TheJubJubBird 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Corporations are VOLUNTARY groupings of people, each of which already have their own individual free speech rights, the association does not deserve ANOTHER set of rights.

Personally I think the Supreme Court was correct in refusing to overturn NAACP v. Alabama. People do not just have an individual right to free speech, they also have a freedom of association to form groups that have a free speech right to speak with one voice. Despite your hostility to the NAACP, the Sierra Club and the like having free speech rights I think it's important that people can form such groups and that such groups are free to publish their collective opinions, even their opinions about elected officials.