[LMB] OT: IQ Tests

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 00:53:29 BST 2021


"Socialism must work!  It's scientific!  Anything going wrong is because
Trotsky and his counter-revolutionary wreckers sabotaged it"

On Thu, Jul 1, 2021, 6:30 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 'Bias' is now the term used to describe a result of testing that the
> speaker doesn't like.  If a neutral observer detects a pattern in data,
> either that pattern is genuine or spurious.  But if a person is not willing
> to consider the idea that the pattern might truly exist, it must have been
> introduced, and so the witchhunt begins.
>
> There are all sorts of findings that have been cross-verified and
> demonstrated far beyond reasonable doubt, but they're unpalatable, so
> either they're denied or handwaved away.  Meanwhile, the shoddiest research
> and least supported experimental results that vanish whenever people try to
> independently confirm their existence?  As long as they support a desired
> narrative, they'll be reported across the world and used to justify policy
> change.
>
> Matt "it was ever thus, but it's gotten worse lately" G.
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