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(Popular Science)   Science discovers twins tend to be religious, hot   (popsci.com) divider line 18
    More: Cool, genetic predisposition, King's College London, religiosity, Clinical study design, White American, individual differences, twin study  
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2013-08-18 10:42:51 PM
8 votes:

PapaChester: Can we just forgo the article and turn this into a misogynistic, hot twins thread?

That would be great. Thanks.


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2013-08-19 12:03:38 AM
3 votes:

Oldiron_79: fusillade762: Hopefully we can identify this gene and eradicate it.

You know who Else liked eliminating those whose genes he disliked?


Me, Ed Grubermann!
2013-08-19 12:00:54 AM
3 votes:
dfordalrymple.files.wordpress.com
2013-08-18 11:58:44 PM
3 votes:

pedobearapproved: and who could forget


apparently you?
2013-08-18 11:50:54 PM
3 votes:

PapaChester: Can we just forgo the article and turn this into a misogynistic, hot twins thread?

That would be great. Thanks.


extras.mnginteractive.com
2013-08-18 10:57:19 PM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-08-18 10:42:49 PM
3 votes:
cdn.crushable.com
2013-08-19 08:26:55 AM
2 votes:

DjangoStonereaver: I guess this is the wrong place to point out that twins find the sexual fascination that singletons have with the
concept of a threesome with a set of twins repugnant.

/Incest is not hot, people.


No, but it is the best.
2013-08-19 02:14:33 AM
2 votes:
Hilarious because when they get to heaven God makes them arena fight for their one shared soul.
2013-08-19 12:09:25 AM
2 votes:

Amos Quito: These days we seem to be trending away from the traditional "sky-god" worship and leaning more toward the (often equally irrational) worship of State, "science" and academia.


Yes, who can forget the university crusades of the middle ages, or the horrific "science" mass killings of the 19th century?

(What the hell are you talking about?)
2013-08-18 11:53:48 PM
2 votes:

fusillade762: Hopefully we can identify this gene and eradicate it.


You know who Else liked eliminating those whose genes he disliked?
2013-08-19 11:50:23 AM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: Throughout history, humans do seem to have had an inexplicable tendency to want to believe and put their faith in a "higher power" of some sort. These days we seem to be trending away from the traditional "sky-god" worship and leaning more toward the (often equally irrational) worship of State, "science" and academia.


Leaving aside several implicit assumptions of the loaded term "worship", I think it's tied to differential attitudes on authority, on what "authority" is, and (at a really fundamental abstract level) how lookup tables can be faster than algorithms in some scenarios (the difficulty being in the non-algorithmic step of picking which lookup table to use).

Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, Altemeyer's RWA scale (an authoritarianism measure, successor to Adorno's "F scale") correlates at approximately the same 50% heritability as religiosity.

Amos Quito: But this creature is rare and elusive - as "science" is highly succeptible to corruption for the sake of ego, profit and political gain, and is constantly manipulated by those we entrust - the bought-and-sold "Scientific Priest Class" to hoodwink and manipulate the befuddled rabble to serve nefarious agendas.


Seeming less so than most other forms of human endeavor, however.

Amos Quito: The placebo outperformed BOTH the SSRI's and the new drugs.
The google-fu fails at the moment, so this will have to suffice.


...which includes a link to the technical article -- (doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1943) -- which includes in the abstract (emphasis added) "The magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medication compared with placebo increases with severity of depression symptoms and may be minimal or nonexistent, on average, in patients with mild or moderate symptoms. For patients with very severe depression, the benefit of medications over placebo is substantial."

The problem of isn't so much in the science, as in the second-hand reports of the science (EG: the link you used) by popular press media -- which is far more "highly susceptible to corruption for the sake of ego, profit and political gain, and constantly manipulated".

I created this alt just for this thread: What I've learned in this thread: Amos Q can't tell the difference between science and how the media reports science.


...so, I'm slow to post.
2013-08-19 02:39:02 AM
1 votes:

Dahnkster: Gordon Bennett: Do identical cousins count?

I always wanted to fark Patti. Not only did Patti like to rock 'n' roll, but a hot dog made her lose control.


See, that's why I'd fark Cathy instead. Even though she's supposed to be Scottish but sounds Dutch to me. Because we're never quite told what losing control would be. On one hand she might be like a squirming orgasmic wildcat in bed, on the other she might try to pop open a champagne bottle up your arse. I'm not sure if I could take that chance.
2013-08-19 12:57:31 AM
1 votes:

Amos Quito: "Scientific Priest Class"


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2013-08-19 12:29:36 AM
1 votes:
I am the cute one. She's just my sister.
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Didn't some of you guys used to keep a timeclock when these two kids would be 'legal tender'?
I'm pretty sure a couple of you wanted to fark the soft spot on their heads or the holes where they drove the nails into their hands. I know it was gonna be like some kind of religious experience for a few of you.
2013-08-19 12:07:25 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm, it's not a choice, they were born that way!

/NTTAWWT
2013-08-18 11:59:43 PM
1 votes:
Throughout history, humans do seem to have had an inexplicable tendency to want to believe and put their faith in a "higher power" of some sort.

These days we seem to be trending away from the traditional "sky-god" worship and leaning more toward the (often equally irrational) worship of State, "science" and academia.
2013-08-18 11:44:53 PM
1 votes:

PapaChester: Can we just forgo the article and turn this into a misogynistic, hot twins thread?

That would be great. Thanks.


Now why do you gotta go put a negative slant on it? Can't we just like hot twins without being all misogynistic about it?
 
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