Link: Neanderthal’s under-rated genius

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/01/24/neanderthals-underrated-genius/#.WIojkVOLTZ4

“For the Levallois technique, the toolmaker takes an oblong, relatively flat flint nodule and strikes flakes off the thinner sides of the core all the way around its circumference. She then flips the nodule over and strikes flakes off its front side, then flips it again to do the same on the back. Finally, and after a lot of such preparation, the toolmaker strikes one end of the core to remove a large and distinctive “Levallois flake” off its front. By design, the edge of the Levallois flake will follow the contours of previous flake scars, creating a very nice, thin, and predictably shaped tool.”

this is awkward

Women own the domain of art, men veer toward cookery, carpentry, ballistics.

Women were the original cave-painters too. They finally measured the palms. Facts are hard for sexist idiots.

They act like ancient man had thousands of hours per week and the women just sat around…. knitting.

The women made these things for everyone to enjoy once the men returned.
To deny female creativity is practically to deny one’s own birth.

It isn’t even a feminist thing in the old sense, it’s mathematics.
It’s like when they try to claim the Scientific Revolution was a sausage fest. Certainly there were more men (because women were physically banned from Universities) but it was much more a matter of class (there were high-born men and high-born women and barely a whit of difference between them).

The Islamic plagiarism of other’s inventions

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/09/03/they-came-they-saw-they-plagiarized-1001-so-called-muslim-inventions-virtually-none-of-which-were-actually-invented-by-muslims/

These are the people who still take credit for Greek texts they only translated?

brb gonna write me some Shakespeare!

Tbf, prior to Islam, they were quite smart. But the Islamic culture is oppressive to things like …heliocentrism:
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/4822/top_saudi_cleric_says_true_muslims_must_believe_the_sun_revolves_around_the_earth

Oh, they’re happy to use our electronics and stuff though. You know, to kill us.
Meanwhile they’re still dealing with Third World problems like water shortage.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/27/middle-east-faces-water-shortages-for-the-next-25-years-study-says
*everyone snickers at California*

Don’t get me started on that bomb hoax kid. Little troll.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/09/hoax-exposed-muslim-student-ahmed-mohameds-briefcase-clock-is-1970s-digital-alarm-clock/
http://libertynews.com/2015/09/boy-genius-ahmed-mohameds-digital-clock-invention-is-a-hoax-he-didnt-build-it/
A ‘genius’ would’ve covered the live transformer. 

eye roll omg shut up boring bored damon ian drinking

It’s all part of lawfare, for their jihad thing, along with “Islamophobia” BS:
http://www.thelawfareproject.org/what-is-lawfare.html

They’d better pray we’re kind to them when the cheers of Deus Vult! rise up.

The Decade of Technology was Victorian

http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/history/the-miraculous-1880s

Boosters of Silicon Valley days are off base: The real tech decade happened rather earlier

Yes it damn well did.
IQ was higher for a damn reason.
Dammit.

Perhaps the most inventive time was the 1880s. Have any two sets of primary inventions and epochal discoveries shaped the modern world more than electricity and internal combustion engines?

Yet they mention Edison but not Tesla.

oh no oh dear hides facepalm double

I need to go lie down……………..
You are engineers.

The genius personality and invention

http://iqpersonalitygenius.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-endogenous-personality-its.html

….The Endogenous personality offers the possibility (but there is no guarantee) of a ‘breakthrough’ – a novel solution to a potentially-fatal social problem – e.g. the prospect of annihilation by the environment or another group unless there is a breakthrough; some new technology, some unifying art or religion, some way of extracting more resources per unit area, some new weapon or defense…..

Hence the Tesla cult we have now.

And Ada Lovelace et al…..

Case study: Inventor innovation and tax rates

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11676069/Want-more-inventors-Then-try-lowering-the-top-rate-of-tax.html

By definition, immigrants are highly mobile, and the smartest ones are probably going to have a choice of where they do their best work. They are probably always going to choose a modestly taxed country to base themselves in – after all, there isn’t much point of doing all the work of creating a new product if the government is going to confiscate half of the wealth it creates.

COMMON SENSE!

There is a little shirtiness in there too, for good measure.

Most analysis of the impact of high top rates of tax looks only at the amount of revenue collected, and the incentives to work more or less. But the greatest damage may well come from destroying innovation, and that is not going to be easily captured by that kind of data. …There will be a loss, however – and an even greater one once you take account of the British inventors who move abroad. At 45pc, we still have one of the highest top rates of personal tax in the world. If a lower rate made the UK a magnate for global inventors, then we’d all be better off very quickly – even if there was some short-term loss of revenue.

It’s a simple question: Who does your country value?
The hardworking producers who make your life easier or the envious socialists who want to tax capitalism so hard it becomes impossible, because if they fail, everyone else must?

But top tax rates will make a significant difference. The new paper for the NBER by Ufuk Akcigit, Salomé Baslandze and Stefanie Stantcheva took data from the World Intellectual Property Organization from the 1970s onwards, and looked at the impact of higher top marginal tax rates on the numbers of patents filed. [DS: good methodology] It placed particular emphasis on ‘superstar’ investors – that is, those with the greatest number of patents, and the most valuable ones. It found that higher taxes meant fewer patents and vice versa.

Paper record here: http://www.nber.org/papers/w21024
Remember, patents are filed with government. The policies of the government and treatment therein (red tape) will either encourage OR discourage, there is no neutral because the process is already difficult and expensive.

http://www.nber.org/digest/jun15/w21024.html Two papers on the subject, actually.

If inventors and scientists are important contributors to economic growth in their state or country, then their migration in response to tax progressivity is a potential cost of such a policy. These studies may provide broader insights if the mobility of highly productive inventors sheds light on how taxation affects the location decisions of other educated, talented, high-earning workers.

If you welcome the Boat People (criminals) and shun the high-tech job creators, frankly, your society deserves to die a long and painful death from terminal stupidity.