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About thebrainpolice

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  1. What were your prior beliefs about first world countries? What specifically did you find surprising about how low wage workers are treated? I'm curious since it's fairly rare to hear non-American perspectives about the U.S.
  2. Most people (in Europe and North America) are still Christian. If all people have immortal souls and were created in God's image then other differences are mostly insignificant by comparison.
  3. Even the Requiem?
  4. That's true, but only to an extent. There was actually a lot of social experimentation at the beginning of the Soviet Union. At least one high ranking communist official openly promoted free love. Abortion was legalized and divorce laws were liberalized. With regard to art, there was some pretty weird stuff. See for example the Symphony of Factory Sirens. Actual musical instruments were too "bourgeois" for some. That of course changed under Stalin. Though I agree it's ridiculous to tie any of this to modern pop culture.
  5. Goku.
  6. Jethro Tull - Living in the Past
  7. Black Sabbath - Methademic
  8. Did this person commit or threaten to commit any crimes before that? Are you suggesting locking people up, not because they've actually committed a crime, but because they might commit one in the future?
  9. Just finished A Concise History of the Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes. Starting The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848 - 1918 by A.J.P. Taylor.
  10. That's the problem right there. Everyone has their own definition and a lot of people become irrational and angry if your definition doesn't match theirs. I see no reason to think a female version of myself would have any greater tolerance for drama queens and endless nitpicking over semantics, so I would probably not identify as a feminist if I were a female for that reason alone. Better to focus on specific issues rather than labels.
  11. The Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
  12. Because the samples aren't looking at the same thing. The Atlas of Type Tables drew from the general 11th and 12th grade student population. The other 14 studies only included gifted students. It would be like taking a study of MBTI in the prison population and a completely different study of MBTI in the general population combining the raw numbers from both studies and declaring that most INTJs are criminals. The paper itself did not combine the data in that way. Whoever made that table did that. Furthermore the paper did not state what the cutoff for "gifted"* was (since that paper is a meta-analysis it's possible the studies had sightly different cut-offs). When I was in high school the cuff-off for the gifted program was an IQ of 130. Only 2% of the population has an IQ that high, but the four IN types put together make up at least 10% of the population. Its of course possible that they were using a lower threshold, but given the kinds of IQ scores people post on this forum its doubtful that most would find an IQ of 115 or 120 all that impressive. * They did mention SAT scores but again they didn't say what score was needed to qualify as gifted and most of the students in the sample who took the SAT did so in 8th grade, much earlier than usual.
  13. The data for the gifted group comes from 14 different studies that only looked at gifted students. The data for the norm group comes from the "Atlas of Type Tables" which was based on a completely different study. It doesn't make any sense to lump them together and derive a "% Gifted per type" the way the first table does. I'm sure that some MBTI types are over represented among gifted but I don't think one can infer that a majority of any type is gifted.
  14. How are they getting the numbers in the first table? If ESFJs are the least intelligent type and over 10% still qualify as "gifted", then their threshold for gifted must be very low.