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Most misunderstood academic theory/concept?

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HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/25/16
Honestly, white privilege is a contender.
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
this should not be included in the discussion, because OP se...
(O)||||||(O)
  10/25/16
I disagree. The notion that white people living in a white ...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
I suppose the term as you define it is empirically true, but...
(O)||||||(O)
  10/25/16
It has value in terms of political/legal/social understandin...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
I think this means that is it susceptible to jargonizing and...
spaceporn2525
  10/25/16
I'm not sure what your point is.
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
white privilege is nobles getting an advantage in college ad...
ethereum trillionaire
  10/25/16
fuck off with that 4chan bullshit. if you want to say nigger...
404 poster not found
  10/25/16
stop trying to act tough. we all know you are a fucking puss...
''"'"""'''
  10/25/16
fuck you talking about? i'm saying blacks in america are ...
ethereum trillionaire
  10/25/16
Well, not only is that retarded, but is exactly the kind of ...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
explain what the proper understanding of white privilege is ...
''"'"""'''
  10/25/16
Re-read thread. Thank.
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
Whites are systematically discriminated against in the U.S. ...
LJL at wagecucks
  10/25/16
Whites are on the short end of discrimination and the benefi...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
Wow, you are definitely a gook.
The cream and the clear
  10/26/16
(Bad guesser)
TinselMonkey
  10/26/16
Stfu
,.,...,..,.,.,;:,.:,.,.,::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.
  10/26/16
WTF are you talking about? This is the kind of low IQ nonse...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
except asians earn more than whites, have higher net worths,...
.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,,.,,.,.
  10/25/16
So? "White privilege" doesn't mean that every whi...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
yeah, and privileges can be weighed. for example: bett...
ethereum trillionaire
  10/25/16
I think this is pointless nonsense, because all else is neve...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
I think you are rapidly showing how stupid you are, IronMonk...
.....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.
  10/25/16
Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion man.
TinselMonkey
  10/26/16
Very dumb.
.....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.
  10/25/16
nearly everything written about quantum mechanics that does ...
Now I am become Chad, the destroyer of roasties
  10/25/16
What is a good read on quantum theory
Oh, you travel?
  10/25/16
i guess broadly speaking people who are within the field of ...
Now I am become Chad, the destroyer of roasties
  10/25/16
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spaceporn2525
  10/25/16
Just ordered David Albert off amazon. thanks.
spaceporn2525
  10/25/16
The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra
pleroma
  10/25/16
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sharklasers
  10/25/16
Heidegger
"''''""'"
  10/25/16
occam's razor
*<[]:D
  10/25/16
Do a lot of people misunderstand this? I thought this was on...
borders
  10/26/16
Eugenics
HB9
  10/25/16
I think this is a good one - do you mean b/c most people jus...
borders
  10/26/16
Evolution. The general population is split between people...
(O)||||||(O)
  10/25/16
(eugenics era dood)
404 poster not found
  10/25/16
No, the misunderstanding is that people view natural selecti...
brave little poaster
  10/25/16
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brave little poaster
  10/25/16
Nice effort here.
.....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.
  10/26/16
Exactly - people view evolution as adaptive / "purposef...
borders
  10/26/16
Statistics mean nothing to the individual.
nocrypto
  10/25/16
cr probability and statistics are horribly misunderstood
TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM
  10/25/16
Vast majority of people who use the term "margin of err...
.,.,.,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,.,.,
  10/25/16
Blow their minds with that 95% confidence interval.
~~(>' ' )>
  10/25/16
what do they even think it means?
TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM
  10/25/16
something like that any result within a confidence interval ...
.,.,.,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,.,.,
  10/25/16
50/50 chance that Hitlery +4 is a dead heat or +8, breh. 50/...
TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM
  10/26/16
amen
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
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Jim_Kelly
  10/25/16
correlation/causation
*<[]:D
  10/25/16
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spaceporn2525
  10/25/16
among the general public, yes. but even at grad school 70-80...
nocrypto
  10/25/16
what grad school?
brave little poaster
  10/26/16
I AM A PHOENIX
Punctuation Monica
  10/29/16
You mean the fact that they're the same? (David Hume)
'"'''"''''"
  10/25/16
feminism. it is actually a great noble tradition that contin...
''"'"""'''
  10/25/16
I don't think people misunderstand it. It's that the concept...
*<[]:D
  10/25/16
There are lots of variations of the concept, though. Some a...
TinselMonkey
  10/25/16
Combinatronics. The real world does not behave like legos......
Discerning Critic Critiquing Your Thread
  10/25/16
free will
...;.,,,,.....,.,,....;..,,,..
  10/25/16
"Yes, but can you will to will to will to will..."
Oh, you travel?
  10/25/16
we don't understand that yet so no. unless you mean the vari...
''"'"""'''
  10/25/16
No I mean ppl don't know what a coherent concept of free wil...
...;.,,,,.....,.,,....;..,,,..
  10/25/16
Jews and their ideas--sociological, scientific, etc. Goyi...
catatonic meatpuppet
  10/25/16
Nietzsche new atheists read 'god is dead' and take it way...
Keegan, John (landthief)
  10/25/16
what is the context? religion and god-belief gone from Europ...
HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/25/16
http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/nietzsche-madman.asp
ataraxic
  10/26/16
Jfc I've completely extrapolated all experience of Nietzche ...
brave little poaster
  10/26/16
Here is a good interview with Julian Young, a Nietzsche scho...
Keegan, John (landthief)
  10/26/16
Also the will to power
hank_scorpio
  10/25/16
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ataraxic
  10/26/16
This might not fit the premise, but the tech industry's curr...
brave little poaster
  10/25/16
Nah gamers, even the dumbest ones, are well aware of what AI...
Oh, you travel?
  10/25/16
The laffer curve re tax increases.
.,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,....,:,..,:.:.,:.::,
  10/25/16
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HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/29/16
Homosexuality
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  10/25/16
Race realism
LJL at wagecucks
  10/25/16
Emo music
Kilns4Kikes
  10/25/16
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Peterman
  10/25/16
what's that theory that concedes that free markets may be op...
Marty McFly's Japanese truck
  10/25/16
"what's that theory that concedes that free markets may...
*<[]:D
  10/25/16
found it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_the_sec...
Marty McFly's Japanese truck
  10/25/16
Statistics and Bayesian probabilities
DrakeMallard
  10/25/16
Yup - and bayesian probability is much closer to people's in...
borders
  10/26/16
Evolution. Tons of people accept it as a fact, but it is onl...
The cream and the clear
  10/26/16
the different meanings of "theory"
spaceporn2525
  10/26/16
Dialectics. Even Chomsky can't figure out what the hell it m...
cauear
  10/26/16
Due Process/Equal Protection
CapTTTainFalcon
  10/26/16
Chaos
brave little poaster
  10/26/16
...
Samples-Hungry COSTCOPIG
  10/26/16
Occam's razor jfc
404 poster not found
  10/26/16
special relativity
dcpoast (41 yr old shirtless guitar player)
  10/26/16
Catch 22
catatonic meatpuppet
  10/26/16
gamergate
catatonic meatpuppet
  10/26/16
lol
HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/29/16
"It is what it is"
spaceporn2525
  10/26/16
seems straightforward, what do they get wrong?
HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/29/16
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HodlUpHodlUpWait
  10/12/17
Emptiness & self/no-self (Buddha) evolution randomness...
twins
  10/12/17


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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:21 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723433)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:23 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

Honestly, white privilege is a contender.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723453)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:30 PM
Author: (O)||||||(O) ( A Game of)

this should not be included in the discussion, because OP seems to suggest a concept that has merit and is coherent in itself, and is capable of being understood, but has a huge popular misconception. WP is only political rhetoric.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723509)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:37 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

I disagree. The notion that white people living in a white majority society enjoy a privilege that non-white people do not is a completely valid concept. Unfortunately, low IQ shitlibs have slapped the term on anything and everything with reckless abandon.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723542)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:41 PM
Author: (O)||||||(O) ( A Game of)

I suppose the term as you define it is empirically true, but it has very little value apart from politics.

My children also enjoy a privilege within my household that neighborhood children do not. My beagle enjoys a privilege that a raccoon in the attic does not. A white guy in Beijing who can speak Chinese will enjoy privileges that one who does not, will not.

I hardly think this is an "academic concept", except insofar as any description of reality is. White privilege in white society. Rich privilege in capitalist society. Muscle privilige in feats of strength. Intelligence privilge in puzzle solving. Gills privilege in the ocean.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723559)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:43 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

It has value in terms of political/legal/social understanding and discourse. I don't think that makes it non-academic, unless you are completely wiping away all social sciences from academia.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723573)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:21 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

I think this means that is it susceptible to jargonizing and therefore "permeates all aspects of social and economic interaction" plus add in some postmodern gibberish and... there you go. affirmative Action should NEVER be ended etc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723869)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:23 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

I'm not sure what your point is.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723890)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:02 PM
Author: ethereum trillionaire

white privilege is nobles getting an advantage in college admissions worth 310 points on the SAT

white privilege is nobles having a 5x higher per capita murder rate than whites and everyone complaining that police are too mean to nobles

white privilege is getting robbed for walking in a noble neighborhood in the daytime

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723688)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:03 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (OPEN YOUR EYES)

fuck off with that 4chan bullshit. if you want to say nigger just say it you fucking faggot pumo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723700)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:04 PM
Author: ''"'"""'''


stop trying to act tough. we all know you are a fucking pussy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723704)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:06 PM
Author: ethereum trillionaire

fuck you talking about?

i'm saying blacks in america are like a noble class with privileges and no duties and other races are like commoners

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723722)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:07 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

Well, not only is that retarded, but is exactly the kind of misunderstanding of "white privilege" I'm talking about. So, thanks for proving my point, I guess?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723739)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: ''"'"""'''


explain what the proper understanding of white privilege is shitlib. thank

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723747)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:10 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

Re-read thread. Thank.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723779)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 6:02 PM
Author: LJL at wagecucks

Whites are systematically discriminated against in the U.S. The concept of "white privilege", is not only profoundly stupid but counterproductive and harmful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725609)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:36 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

Whites are on the short end of discrimination and the beneficial end of discrimination. If you can't wrap your head around the concept that whites receive *some* benefits simply by being white (regardless of whether there are also some detriments), you are a moron.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728078)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:28 AM
Author: The cream and the clear

Wow, you are definitely a gook.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728415)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

(Bad guesser)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731661)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 3:27 AM
Author: ,.,...,..,.,.,;:,.:,.,.,::,..,..,:,.,.:.:.,:.::,.


Stfu

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729009)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:06 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

WTF are you talking about? This is the kind of low IQ nonsense discussion of "white privilege" I'm referring to.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723728)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:22 PM
Author: .,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,,..,,,..,,.,.,.,..,.,.,.,,.,,.,.


except asians earn more than whites, have higher net worths, lower crime, etc. explain.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723876)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:26 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

So? "White privilege" doesn't mean that every white person has everything better in every way than every non-white person. That is an example of a misunderstanding of the concept (in my opinion).

I would argue that Asians enjoy an Asian privilege that is similar in some ways and different in some ways than white privilege.

I think people that fall into different apparent groups enjoy different privileges and detriments based on their outward appearances.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723912)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:39 PM
Author: ethereum trillionaire

yeah, and privileges can be weighed.

for example:

better to be 130 IQ white guy in america, ceteris paribus, than 130 IQ asian, because asians are disadvantaged in elite admissions and elite sexxx with babes.

but ceteris paribus 130 IQ white guy vs. black guy? that's tougher.

black guy: gets pulled over by the cops more and unfashionable poor whites (rednecks) might call you a nigger from time to time.

otoh, black guy gets a huge, +3SD advantage on the SAT in admissions. same deal in grad school. huge advantage in hiring. and rich whites and jews fall all over themselves to hunt down your oppressors and destroy them.

advantage: black

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724040)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 3:27 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

I think this is pointless nonsense, because all else is never equal and focusing attention on whether someone else had it better than you is only likely to drive bitterness and insecurity.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724453)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:49 PM
Author: .....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.


I think you are rapidly showing how stupid you are, IronMonkey. Every single reply has bested you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728192)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:09 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion man.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731678)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:46 PM
Author: .....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.


Very dumb.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728176)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:23 PM
Author: Now I am become Chad, the destroyer of roasties

nearly everything written about quantum mechanics that does not include enough math to scare off almost everyone except mathematicians and physicists.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723452)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:26 PM
Author: Oh, you travel?

What is a good read on quantum theory

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723466)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:41 PM
Author: Now I am become Chad, the destroyer of roasties

i guess broadly speaking people who are within the field of Philosophy of Physics have books that are much more conceptually precise than most popular physics books while also addressing metaphysical issues that are ignored in the purely "shut up and calculate" approach that many textbooks take. David Albert's _Quantum Mechanics and Experience_ is a good book about the interpretation of quantum mechanics which i can vouch for, but there are others as well.

some popular physics authors are better than others, but at least one of the candidates worth mentioning is a personal acquaintance of mine and i can't claim to make any unbiased recommendations. perhaps Roger Penrose's _Road to Reality_, but that just tries to give you a relatively brief summary of all of the gory mathematical details that you would usually spend years learning in graduate school if you wanted to wanted to become a real expert in it rather than reading a popular physics book, at the cost of the book being incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't already know about all the stuff he's talking about



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723560)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:50 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723615)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:59 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

Just ordered David Albert off amazon. thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723672)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:07 PM
Author: pleroma

The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725235)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:29 PM
Author: sharklasers



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723496)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:26 PM
Author: "''''""'"


Heidegger

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723468)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:30 PM
Author: *<[]:D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

occam's razor

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723504)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 11:33 AM
Author: borders (Padre)

Do a lot of people misunderstand this? I thought this was one that most people get (or maybe I don't) as just preferring parsimony when considering theories.

In statistics we do this with shrinkage estimators (lasso / elastic net) - there's also a bias-variance tradeoff but it can be thought of as mathematical parsimony.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31730506)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:31 PM
Author: HB9

Eugenics

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723515)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 11:37 AM
Author: borders (Padre)

I think this is a good one - do you mean b/c most people just flip out and associate this with Hitler?

I'm surprised that even a lot of libs I talk to agree that our welfare policies of paying poors to have babies is disastrous and that we shouldn't incentivize dumbs to have more kids.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31730543)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:32 PM
Author: (O)||||||(O) ( A Game of)

Evolution.

The general population is split between people who think it's evil propaganda that mandates a Godless universe in which Jesus was a liar and people who think it provides them with personal affirmation that they are quantitatively better, more virtuous, and more enlightened than people and societies that came before

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723521)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:02 PM
Author: 404 poster not found (OPEN YOUR EYES)

(eugenics era dood)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723694)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 3:35 PM
Author: brave little poaster

No, the misunderstanding is that people view natural selection as the only mechanism of changing allele frequencies and that all observed phenotypic differences among organisms are adaptive

Also, that intelligence is an end in evolution, when it is a mostly blind process with innumerable local optima

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724511)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:06 PM
Author: brave little poaster



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727836)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:02 AM
Author: .....,,.,.,.,..,.,.,,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,,.


Nice effort here.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728281)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:44 AM
Author: borders (Padre)

Exactly - people view evolution as adaptive / "purposeful" evolving - when it's really just genetic variation and survival pressures which leads to survivorship bias.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728516)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:39 PM
Author: nocrypto (Pederas†rian)

Statistics mean nothing to the individual.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723551)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:43 PM
Author: TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM (*)

cr probability and statistics are horribly misunderstood

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723577)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:11 PM
Author: .,.,.,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,.,.,


Vast majority of people who use the term "margin of error" have no idea what the fuck they're saying

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723781)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:32 PM
Author: ~~(>' ' )>

Blow their minds with that 95% confidence interval.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723969)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:10 PM
Author: TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM (*)

what do they even think it means?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725262)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 6:08 PM
Author: .,.,.,,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,.,.,


something like that any result within a confidence interval is equally likely ("it's a statistical dead heat!" after 10 different polls showing the same basic result). or that a 95% confidence interval actually means something other than being a common convention.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725649)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:44 AM
Author: TIS THE SEASON TO TRICK THE GOYIM (*)

50/50 chance that Hitlery +4 is a dead heat or +8, breh. 50/50 chance.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729206)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:43 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

amen

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723579)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: Jim_Kelly



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723744)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:10 PM
Author: *<[]:D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

correlation/causation

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723775)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:12 PM
Author: spaceporn2525



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723795)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:08 PM
Author: nocrypto (Pederas†rian)

among the general public, yes. but even at grad school 70-80% of the students couldn't grasp this concept

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725250)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 1:53 AM
Author: brave little poaster

what grad school?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728725)



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Date: October 29th, 2016 7:06 PM
Author: Punctuation Monica

I AM A PHOENIX

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31754936)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:13 PM
Author: '"'''"''''"


You mean the fact that they're the same? (David Hume)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725289)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 1:44 PM
Author: ''"'"""'''


feminism. it is actually a great noble tradition that continues to help women out everywhere.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723585)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:11 PM
Author: *<[]:D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

I don't think people misunderstand it. It's that the concept itself is fraud.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723780)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:19 PM
Author: TinselMonkey

There are lots of variations of the concept, though. Some are valid IMO. Others (including the more popular modern conceptions) are bullshit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723858)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: Discerning Critic Critiquing Your Thread

Combinatronics. The real world does not behave like legos...yet it does....

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723751)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:26 PM
Author: ...;.,,,,.....,.,,....;..,,,..


free will

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723917)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:29 PM
Author: Oh, you travel?

"Yes, but can you will to will to will to will..."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31723935)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:40 PM
Author: ''"'"""'''


we don't understand that yet so no. unless you mean the various arguments in favor of its existence or non existence are not well understood by dumbs, then i guess

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724046)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:56 PM
Author: ...;.,,,,.....,.,,....;..,,,..


No I mean ppl don't know what a coherent concept of free will is, likely yourself included.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725581)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:53 PM
Author: catatonic meatpuppet

Jews and their ideas--sociological, scientific, etc.

Goyim literally cannot comprehend or understand anything Jews write unless it is in the form of cheap entertainment

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724152)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 2:59 PM
Author: Keegan, John (landthief)

Nietzsche

new atheists read 'god is dead' and take it way out of context

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724210)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:05 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait

what is the context? religion and god-belief gone from European life? special meaning for "death"?

do they take it as a statement of god non-existance?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725212)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:13 AM
Author: ataraxic

http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/nietzsche-madman.asp

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729158)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:19 AM
Author: brave little poaster

Jfc I've completely extrapolated all experience of Nietzche from reading like 20 pages of zarathustra in high school and the random neckbeard out of context quotes scattered throughout the Internet, I need to (re?)visit Nietzche

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729173)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 10:45 AM
Author: Keegan, John (landthief)

Here is a good interview with Julian Young, a Nietzsche scholar who has received a lot of attention lately: http://harpers.org/blog/2010/09/reconsidering-nietzsche-six-questions-for-julian-young/ .

Two the most important questions:

1. Most books that address Nietzsche’s life and writings discuss his difficult relationship with Richard Wagner, but your book deals more systematically than others do with Nietzsche’s ideas about music, and the book’s website even includes a series of pieces composed by Nietzsche. How did Nietzsche’s ideas about music affect his philosophy?

prof-young

“Without music life would be an error” is a great T-shirt slogan, but its meaning is far from obvious. Here is how Nietzsche glosses his aphorism in a letter from 1888, the last year of his sanity:

Music … frees me from myself, it sobers me up from myself, as though I survey the scene from a great distance … It is very strange. It is as though I had bathed in some natural element. Life without music is simply an error, exhausting, an exile.

Nietzsche’s first book, The Birth of Tragedy, dedicated to Richard Wagner, is constructed around the duality between the “Apollonian” and the “Dionysian.” Apollo stands for intellect, reason, control, form, boundary-drawing and thus individuality. Dionysus stands for the opposites of these; for intuition, sensuality, feeling, abandon, formlessness, for the overcoming of individuality, absorption into the collective. Crucially, Apollo stands for language and Dionysus for music. What, therefore, music does is to–as we indeed say–”take one out of oneself.” Music transports us from the Apollonian realm of individuals to which our everyday self belongs and into the Dionysian unity. Music is mystical.

Since the human essence is the will to live–or for Nietzsche, the “will to power”–the worst thing that can happen to us is death. Death is our greatest fear, so that without some way of stilling it we cannot flourish. This is why musical mysticism is important. In transcending the everyday ego we are delivered from “the anxiety brought by time and death.” Through absorption into what Tristan und Isolde calls the “waves of the All,” we receive the promise and experience of immortality.

Later on, Nietzsche realized that not all music is Dionysian. Much classical music, based as it is on the geometrical forms of dance and march, is firmly rooted in the Apollonian. Yet as the 1888 letter indicates, he never abandoned the musical “antidote” to death. Without music, life would be anxiety and then extinction. Without music, life would be an “exile” from the realm of immortality.

Nietzsche wrote not for lecture halls but to convert his contemporaries to an new way of living in a post-death-of-God world. This is why he believed that, without music, not only life but also philosophy would be an “error.” He ‘”thirsted” after a “master composer” who could “learn my thoughts from me and hereafter speak them in his language.” Only thus, he believed, could he “penetrate into people’s ears and hearts.” Like today’s filmmakers, Nietzsche learned from Wagner that words combined with music have a power to move our feelings–and thus our lives–that words alone can never achieve. Richard Strauss’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Mahler’s Third Symphony would thus have received, I believe, Nietzsche’s enthusiastic approval.

4. It’s conventional to portray Nietzsche as a nihilist who rejects religion as a sort of fraud, but you argue that religion was essential to his vision for a new society. Where do you see his embrace of a new religion, and what exactly does this religion look like?

Émile Durkheim defines religion as “a unified system of beliefs and practices… which unite in one single moral community, called a Church, all those who adhere to them.” Originally, this is how Wagner thought about religion. What had preserved ancient Athens as a flourishing community had been Greek tragedy, the original Gesamtkunstwerk, or collective artwork. Tragedy was “collective” not only because it collected together the individual arts–music, words, acting, dance, scene-painting–but also because it gathered the entire community. The tragic festival, like the medieval mass, was a sacred occasion on which the community was gathered into a clarifying affirmation of its fundamental ethos–that which made it the community it was. In his earlier, “optimistic” days, Wagner’s own music dramas, and more specifically the Bayreuth festival, were intended to be the rebirth of Greek tragedy, a rebirth that would rescue Western modernity from its desolate, fragmented condition.

With his 1854 conversion to Schopenhauer’s “pessimism,” Wagner gave up on community, on indeed the world in general. “Redemption” became a matter of post-mortem ascension to a supernatural “beyond.” Art and religion–Wagner saw no light between the two–now became, as Nietzsche puts it, the “will to death.”

After a decade of confusion, in about 1880 Nietzsche finally became clear that what he endorsed in Wagner was the early philosophy of the Gesamtkunstwerk, and what he hated was the turn to Schopenhauerian “life-denial,” which he considered an apostasy. We must, he wrote, “become better Wagnerians than Wagner,” explaining that “In the end, it was the aged Wagner against whom I had to protect myself.” Thus, immediately after announcing the “death of [the Christian] God,” The Gay Science calls for the creation of new “festivals” and says that the only art that matters is the “art of festivals.”

Nietzsche’s mature view is thus that community cannot exist without being gathered and preserved by a Gesamtkunstwerk. There cannot be genuine community without (in the broadest possible sense of the term) a “church.” And community is important, for only if there exists a community to which we feel we are, in our own way, as we say, “making a contribution” can we live meaningful, flourishing lives. As to the content of a communal religion–as to what would play the exemplary role played in Christianity by its saints and martyrs–he has no view. That content may vary widely depending on the cultural tradition of the community concerned. Nietzsche’s only stipulation is that the sacred figures in any healthy religion must be, like the Greek gods, glorifications of human potential rather than, like the Christian gods, anti-human ideals. The new religious festival will celebrate rather than condemn sexuality, will be a festival of life rather than death.

Durkheim’s definition of religion is one-sided. As Schopenhauer points out, no religion has achieved “world” status without a doctrine of immortality, without some kind of “solution” to the problem of death. Great religions have a public aspect that consists in the creation of Durkheim’s “moral community,” but they also have a private aspect that addresses the individual in the solitude of his confrontation with death. As I indicated in responding to your first question, Nietzsche’s private god is Dionysus: overcoming fear of death is a matter of inhabiting the perspective in which the everyday self shows up as just “a poor wave in the necessary wave-play of becoming,” a mere ripple in the great ocean of causes and effects which, from this perspective, constitutes one’s self. This might sound like Wagnerian life-denial, but it is actually the opposite: not the yearning for absorption into the Dionysian, but the prophylactic against allowing its inevitability darkening one’s Apollonian life.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31730196)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 6:06 PM
Author: hank_scorpio

Also the will to power

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725631)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:13 AM
Author: ataraxic



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729160)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 3:32 PM
Author: brave little poaster

This might not fit the premise, but the tech industry's current usage of "AI" is probably misleading to a ton of people. People think robots and terminator etc, but tech uses it as a shorthand for applied machine learning. Obviously connected to AI but I just wonder how many people think their phone Siri has sentience or something when they hear it as an AI

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31724484)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:09 PM
Author: Oh, you travel?

Nah gamers, even the dumbest ones, are well aware of what AI is. That's why they're always complaining about how shitty it is.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725251)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:16 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,....,:,..,:.:.,:.::,


The laffer curve re tax increases.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725305)



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Date: October 29th, 2016 6:28 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31754735)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 5:57 PM
Author: ,,.,:;:.,;::.,;;,.,.:;.,;:.,;:.,;:;,.:;,..,;:..,;:


Homosexuality

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725588)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 6:09 PM
Author: LJL at wagecucks

Race realism

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31725659)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:07 PM
Author: Kilns4Kikes

Emo music

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727840)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:11 PM
Author: Peterman



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727867)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:13 PM
Author: Marty McFly's Japanese truck

what's that theory that concedes that free markets may be optimal, but given the existence of the regulatory state, the most efficient policy "move" to make markets more optimal may not necessarily be towards the free market?

can't remember it's name. not really a good answer to the OP.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727891)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:15 PM
Author: *<[]:D (5000 mcg B12/wk, 150 mcg iodine/day, 250 mg algal DHA-EPA/day)

"what's that theory that concedes that free markets may be optimal"

LMAO

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727904)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:18 PM
Author: Marty McFly's Japanese truck

found it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_the_second_best

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727936)



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Date: October 25th, 2016 11:19 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (Make Duckburg Great Again)

Statistics and Bayesian probabilities

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31727939)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:55 AM
Author: borders (Padre)

Yup - and bayesian probability is much closer to people's intuitive definition of probability - i.e. a statement of your degree of belief in an event.

People have a much harder time grasping the idea of long-run frequencies, p-values, confidence intervals, etc.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728572)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:18 AM
Author: The cream and the clear

Evolution. Tons of people accept it as a fact, but it is only a theory.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728356)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:07 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

the different meanings of "theory"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731653)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:32 AM
Author: cauear

Dialectics. Even Chomsky can't figure out what the hell it means.

"Dialectics is one that I’ve never understood, actually—I’ve just never understood what the word means. Marx doesn’t use it, incidentally, it’s used by Engels. And if anybody can tell me what it is, I’ll be happy. I mean, I’ve read all kinds of things which talk about ‘dialectics’—I haven’t the foggiest idea what it is. It seems to mean something about complexity, or alternative positions, or change, or something. I don’t know…"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728438)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 12:33 AM
Author: CapTTTainFalcon

Due Process/Equal Protection

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728446)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:00 AM
Author: brave little poaster
Subject: Chaos

Choas

People think it's all just stored in 7 gemstones but really there's 15

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31728747)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:06 AM
Author: Samples-Hungry COSTCOPIG (Serving | The Written Word)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729141)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 4:23 AM
Author: 404 poster not found (OPEN YOUR EYES)

Occam's razor jfc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31729179)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 11:35 AM
Author: dcpoast (41 yr old shirtless guitar player)

special relativity

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31730521)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: catatonic meatpuppet

Catch 22

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731660)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:08 PM
Author: catatonic meatpuppet

gamergate

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731662)



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Date: October 29th, 2016 6:29 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31754738)



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Date: October 26th, 2016 2:09 PM
Author: spaceporn2525

"It is what it is"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31731674)



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Date: October 29th, 2016 6:29 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait

seems straightforward, what do they get wrong?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#31754742)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 3:34 PM
Author: HodlUpHodlUpWait



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#34426724)



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Date: October 12th, 2017 3:37 PM
Author: twins

Emptiness & self/no-self (Buddha)

evolution

randomness (related)

mental illness

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3398388&forum_id=2#34426745)