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Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after committing wrongthink about race and intelligence submitted by Bill_Murrays_Sandals to news

karmatic 1 points 35 points (+36|-1) ago

While there's some argument to be made for how best to improve it (e.g. gene editing vs not beating children vs nutrition)

We've been having this discussion for decades.

Adoption and twin studies, in particular, are the most damning of the "people are largely equal" theory. Adopt black children into stable, loving white families, and the differences are still there. Adopt white children into homes where they get beat and underfed, and they still do better. These differences hold true when they are in families of the same or opposite race, when they are in areas that are majority black or white.

With humans, we see roughly 80% of potential (whether sports, music, academic, etc.) is determined by genetics. Most people, no matter how hard they work, will never be in the NBA, or the NFL, or a world expert in chess. The other 20% responds very well to training, and severe neglect can easily overcome that 80%, but largely only in a negative direction.

As an easy example, I'm 6'8". I have a disproportionate advantage in both volleyball and basketball, through nothing I chose to do. It's purely genes, and it's why I had fullride offers to college simply by talking to schools. They know they can teach that last 20% (skill), but the 80% can come only through genetics.

Likewise, I grew up in pretty crappy schools. It didn't matter - I was smart enough to teach myself. I read everything I could get my hands on at the public library, and as soon as this "internet" thing came around, I figured out ways to get access. I shared logins with my friends, and even committed a bit of credit card trial fraud as a young teenager. I fixed PCs to earn and get parts, built my own computer, then when paypal came around I hooked it up to my savings account, and started working on RentACoder. Nobody knew I was a twelve-year-old, and I started making thousands. It gave me the time (and the access) I needed to learn whatever I wanted. When wi-fi came around, I used my neighbors.

My environment didn't really matter. My parents trying to stop me from using the computer didn't really matter - I assembled (and disassembled) my computer every night so they didn't know I had one. Nobody checks ID on the internet, so I was free to do as I wished. It's even easier these days with cheap prepaid unlimited internet, and tablets at goodwill for $30.

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karmatic 12 points 27 points (+39|-12) ago

I'm Mexican. I'm an immigrant and a lawful permanent resident in Canada.

If I lose my wallet, I'm undocumented - literally, someone without documents. If I hop a border illegally, I'm not undocumented, I'm illegal.

Mexican illegals have documents. Those documents show that they aren't American, and aren't in the country legally.

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karmatic 6 points 20 points (+26|-6) ago

Unless you are completely opposed to immigration, I'm probably the type of immigrant you actually want.

I'm Mexican, because the Spaniards colonized there. European DNA. I immigrated to Canada on a work permit, for an employer who spent 3 years trying to hire someone with the specialized technical knowledge I have. I'm a native English speaker, an entrepeneur who has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes since 2014 and started several Canadian tech startups.

Most of my personal income comes from US companies I have started, so I'm bringing in money to Canada. I have US healthcare, so I'm not even using services in Canada.

I'm a merit-based white immigrant, who immigrated under Harper to a majority white country, under an immigration system (Express Entry) designed to channel immigration to those who are compatible with traditional Canadian culture and values, who won't freeload.

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You have a choice but the results may be beyond your control submitted by cynicaloldfart to whatever

karmatic 8 points -7 points (+1|-8) ago

I may not have a firearm at the moment, but prayer is for the weak. It’s intellectual masturbation, nothing more.

Calling the police is for after I deal with the problem. Knives, bats, fists, and teeth if necessary are for actually dealing with the problem.

A year ago in v/science: Straight men's physiological stress response to seeing two men kissing is the same as seeing maggots submitted by SearchVoat to science

karmatic 17 points -6 points (+11|-17) ago

Homos have no redeeming qualities.

We are more likely to stay around and help raise kids, and we don't compete for mates.

There's a reason that the more male children a woman has, the more likely he is to be gay. There's also a reason that time hasn't completely bred us out of the gene pool.

If a gay man helps keep his brother or sister's child alive long enough to reproduce, his genes (which belong to the family) still get spread.

100% homos would likely result in the death of the species, but so would being 100% men or 100% women. There's a number, greater than 0, and less than 100%, that's "optimal" from a genetics standpoint.

Really good friend's photography company is getting review bombed for refusing to shoot a gay wedding. Fuck these faggots submitted by FartsAreAlwaysFunny to whatever

karmatic 10 points -6 points (+4|-10) ago

That's what we did.

We booked a wedding package with a hotel in Canada. Day before the wedding, the pastor they used calls us to cancel because he doesn't do same sex marriage.

The hotel should have known better - when you advertise weddings at Niagara Falls, you can reasonably expect all kinds of legal marriages. The pastor, on the other hand should be free to do what he wants.

We called around, found someone who actually wanted to marry us, and the hotel comped us some arcade passes for the inconveniences. It worked out fine.