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Religion determines politics for Asian Americans

blogs.discovermagazine.com — I was at ASHG this week, so I've followed reactions to the election passively. But one thing I've seen is repeated commentary on the fact that Asian Americans have swung toward the Democrats over the past generation. The thing that pisses me off is that there is a very obvious low-hanging fruit sort of explanation ...
Nov 04, 2015

@Edsall blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/11/r… % of asians who are not christian gone way up since 1990. repubs also more xtian salient identity

Distribution of a religious meme

gnxp.com — This whole conversion story in Afghanistan has been in the news recently. The Christian Science Monitor attempts to put the issue of conversion from Islam to another religion in an international perspective.
Sep 28, 2015

@williamcmay @sdgblu4ever @Qafzeh anway, here's a post gnxp.com/new/2006/03/26… by me 9 years old have to opt-out of conversation cuz work

How to use the General Social Survey

blogs.discovermagazine.com — I few years ago I complained that no one was using the General Social Survey web interface for blogging, a practice which probably can be traced back to the Inductivist (yes, social scientists use the GSS constantly, but they use it to publish papers, not blog posts).
Aug 25, 2015

@aronro @jessesingal @nk here's an old post: blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/08/h… you can pull stata data into R as well and play with it there

Rumors of the death of consumer genomics are greatly exaggerated

genomebiology.com — The idea of computation is not new. Gottfried Leibniz in the 17th century had already outlined its basic elements in a formal sense [ 1], though one could argue that various mechanical calculating devices in Classical Antiquity and in Imperial China prefigured the difference engines of later ages [ 2].

Dolezal's delusion: Column

usatoday.com — Contrary to much of the racial identity debate, race is far from a social construct. The saga of Rachel Dolezal, who recently resigned as president of the Spokane, Wash., chapter of the NAACP after it was revealed that she was dishonest about her racial identity, sparked yet another national debate on issues of race in America, until it was eclipsed by events in Charleston.
Jun 28, 2015

RT @HankCampbell: .@razibkhan and @AlexBerezow deconstruct 'race is just a social construct' in USA Today: usatoday.com/story/opinion/… Sickle cell anemia disagrees

Jun 29, 2015

Dolezal's delusion: Sure race is socially constructed, but race is cold hard science, too usat.ly/1NpZQst via @USATopinion #tcot #p2

The Religious Right’s Blank Slate Fallacy & The Duggars

unz.com — It's easy to point out the cultural Left's adherence to all sorts of social constructionisms. My post Men Are Stronger Than Women (On Average) has a lot of Google juice because it now gets cited online a fair amount in arguments...because people are obviously taking the converse position (not that women are stronger, but that [...]
May 28, 2015

The Religious Right’s Blank Slate Fallacy & The Duggars: Crime rates from FBI, % “No Religion” from General So... bit.ly/1KrnOT9

Grafts along the human bramble

unz.com — Nature published a paper recently, New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity, which seems to complicate the deep history of the hominin lineage. More precisely, it gets curiouser and curiouser, as the number of human(ish) groups proliferates. Honestly I don't know well this will hold up, a lot of science seems to [...]
May 28, 2015

Grafts along the human bramble: Citation: Racimo, Fernando, et al. “Evidence for archaic adaptive introgressio... bit.ly/1BqDQaK

Blue Sky and Brown Earth: look to the Red Planet!

unz.com — Today on Medium I saw a post, Shouldn't We Fix Poverty Before Migrating to Mars? The substance of the piece is less important to me than the title, because the title expresses a viewpoint common among many. Why look to the heavens when we don't have heaven here on earth?
May 27, 2015

Blue Sky and Brown Earth: look to the Red Planet!: Today on Medium I saw a post, Shouldn’t We Fix Poverty Bef... bit.ly/1GEhLeU

Can a religious person be a good scientist?

unz.com — In the culture of science you occasionally run into the sort of person who believes as an apodictic fact that if one is religious one can not by their fact of belief be a good scientist. You encounter this sort of person at all levels of science, and they exhibit a range of variation in [...]
May 26, 2015

Can a religious person be a good scientist?: Source: Pew In the culture of science you occasionally run into t... bit.ly/1HJglyh

Science, evolved and reimagined

unz.com — Science is a pretty big deal. Science is the foundation for our civilization. Science is the best method we've found to map reality, and take us into the unknown on more than whim and prayer. I don't agree with those who believe that science drained romance from our understanding of the world around us.
May 25, 2015

Science, evolved and reimagined: Science is a pretty big deal. Science is the foundation for our civilization.... bit.ly/1FPjq2j

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Nov 30, 2015

Efficient coalescent simulation and genealogical analysis for large sample sizes biorxiv.org/content/early/… woah this shiznit 4 real? #genetics

Nov 30, 2015

RT @jgschraiber: This looks like a game changer to me: biorxiv.org/content/early/… @jeromekelleher any interest in writing an Author Post for @Haldanessieve?

Nov 30, 2015

RT @omarali50: @razibkhan for your collection of small items illustrating difference in norms/limits re public atheism 2-50 mark youtube.com/watch?v=7dqSY1…

Nov 30, 2015

Hope for Nefertiti’s Tomb, and Egypt’s Economy nyti.ms/21nKei1

Nov 30, 2015

PS I think defensible to say Wilson particularly racist compared to republicans who came before & after. But facts of detail matter!

Nov 30, 2015

Princeton, Dont Erase Woodrow Wilsons Name realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/… facts of history important. When facing wikipedia-historians frustrating

Nov 30, 2015

RT @politicalmath: US politics has been boiled down to a race to establish the tribal narrative. Once established, untrue things will live forever as Truth

Nov 30, 2015

@Matt97681659 @kcjohnson9 lots of stem ppl sympathize with them though. But there is still more ideological diversity. So rxn makes sense

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