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Becoming Other
A Political Philosophy podcast beyond left and right (BLR). Critical of capitalism, the state, & all ideologies (left, right and center).
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Becoming Other 1h
There has to be something better to talk about than a Gillette ad. You all are wasting your life.
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Becoming Other 6h
Replying to @TheRocsWorld
I’ve been using these since 2012 and never looked back!
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Becoming Other 23h
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Becoming Other 23h
Leftism is just as much a system of control, a panoptical regulatory body as any corporation or state bureaucracy.
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Becoming Other 24h
The ruling ideology is completely unable to distinguish between regular masculinity and toxic masculinity, nor does it appear to have any idea what masculinity is at all. A dangerous intellectual atmosphere.
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Becoming Other Jan 14
There's a difference between something which is imperfect but approximates the truth, and something which is imperfect which obscures the truth. I'm saying IQ is the latter.
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Becoming Other Jan 14
Sure. But creativity is a different kind of intelligence. You can have an IQ of 174 and not be creative at all. I know this from some high IQ people in my economics program. IQ does not test for creativity.
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Becoming Other Jan 14
And I'm just gonna throw this out there, maybe black people are less keen on white-valued kinds of intelligence because of the history of slavery, Jim Crow and so on?
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Becoming Other Jan 14
One thing the IQ test completely misses is the culture/upbringing/inculcation of the importance of this kind of intelligence. Are you really gonna tell me the culture of Asians and Jews has nothing to do with their high scores?
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Becoming Other Jan 14
In all likelihood it just means you have spent less time grinding and developing the particular kind of intelligence required for those tests. It takes about 400 hours of studying to pass the first actuary exam. How much schooling to train someone to do well on IQ test?
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Becoming Other Jan 14
Intelligence (i) definitely does correlate with (g), the same way it correlates with (a). You have to be quite intelligent to do well on the actuary exam. However the converse is not necessarily true. Just because your (g) or (a) is lower doesn't necessarily mean your (i) is low
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Becoming Other Jan 14
Yes, and that reveals the political nature of IQ tests - it tests for everything which is valued by our current capitalist epoch. Slavemasters could also design a test to see who was fastest at picking cotton but that doesn't mean that ability is inherently meaningful.
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Becoming Other Jan 13
According to my definition of "white," both of those groups are white.
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Becoming Other Jan 13
Undoubtedly, there is some relationship between your (g) and what we might call (i), intelligence. But saying that there is an exact identity between g and i is a very strong claim I'd say, and that requires an argument, not an assertion.
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Becoming Other Jan 13
Which studies are you referencing that show multiple intelligence models are weak empirically?
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Becoming Other Jan 13
Intelligence, being open ended, resists definition. For instance, Coltrane's construction of complex jazz compositions is undoubtedly evidence of great creative intelligence. How is this tested for by IQ tests? What about the physical intelligence involved in creative dance?
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Becoming Other Jan 13
No. I think that the assumptions behind the IQ test are so deeply ingrained in the European imaginary that they are invisible. But nonetheless useful to our power structure, which is effectively racist if not intentionally.
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Becoming Other Jan 13
(g) may be established purely statistically, but the argument that g = intelligence is a philosophical one. And it would have to involve an argument that the kinds of questions covered by IQ cover all the aspects involve in a correct definition of intelligence.
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Becoming Other Jan 13
Okay, if I created an actuarial exam and the variability of performance is explained by one factor (a), then the correct interpretation is that (a) is ability to do well on the actuary test. Why isn't (g) similarly just the ability to do well on IQ tests?
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