Paper: What is Cultural Evolution?

http://www.humannature.hps.cam.ac.uk/PrepubPrinceton.pdf

Many of you are familiar with cyclical theories of history, they often include a heavy cultural component, for example assigning Millennials the status of a Hero Generation.

The mantle of Western Civ would also  come under this heading.

Video: Peeple: The worst kind of people

He uses the same article I did. Maybe he saw: https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/stupidest-app-known-to-man-developed-by-woman/

I thought of some new flaws;

  • Name changes/deadnaming
  • Domestic abuse victims in hiding
  • Witness protection programmes
  • People writing a review, then editing it later when you break up
  • Misquoting, dissembling, twisting
  • Children. Anything about children.
  • Suicides from low ratings
  • Copyright issues
  • People buying positive reviews (rich kids)
  • NDAs and other legal blocks
  • Corporate espionage
  • Blackmail material
  • Gossip material
  • Mobs
  • Making it political (you know they will)
  • Monstering by dragging down the average with neutral reviews, calling someone boring can be worse than calling them awful
  • Chatlogs, other ‘proofs’
  • Organised crime syndicates using it to find the families of undercover cops

I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘private funding’ came right from the NSA coffers.
Why do these people want all your data, to build a database on you, more detailed than a police one, but they don’t want you to know who they are? Oh sure, they get privacy.

They have no authority – unless you give them it.

It isn’t fun. You’re spying on yourself. You’re playing informant on everyone you know like it’s a game.

This could be a very good thing, because when these cases go to court, it might become illegal to slander a person in the manner SJWs are accustomed to, unchallenged. So calling somebody a bigoted -phobic Nazi or something might become illegal. We could give them the rope to hang themselves with.

angel cary grant harp playing happy

Why Street Smarts beat Book Smarts

article

“Some information, while useless under most circumstances, can be found to hold immense value under other conditions. Having knowledge of hunting, skinning and butchering is useless for most people – until, of course, they find themselves in a situation in which they need that knowledge in order to survive.

That’s where information holds its value – when it is necessary for survival. Since surviving is becoming less and less of an issue for people every year, the only other true use of information – arguably an even more important use – is to give people the opportunity to thrive.”

In a word: APPLICATION.

The goal of book learning is to provide information. The good reader applies that information. If the book is false or misleading (see: the $200k Modern College ‘Experience’) they are doomed to fail in the real world. By design. The system doesn’t care once you’re pumped for cash and gone.

Solution?

Buy the  expensive textbooks (HBS etc) secondhand and go to the cheapest possible college to get your credits. Read free online resources. There are alternatives to college. You can hack the college system to graduate early and painlessly (they won’t tell you about, obviously).

Take the Pirate approach to life and learning and I swear it gets better

 

 

Data diving: 2TB of antique papers available for free download

http://blog.archive.org/2013/04/11/450000-early-journal-articles-now-available/

Pre-1923.

“Early Journal Content is a selection of pre-1923 materials from more than 350 journals and includes articles in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and mathematics and other sciences.”

I shouldn't get this happy over old papers but I do