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How Feminists destroy Mathematics

Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole





In the highly controversial area of #human #intelligence, the ‘Greater Male Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are more #idiots and more #geniuses among #men than among #women. #Darwin’s research on #evolution in the nineteenth century found that, although there are many exceptions for specific #traits and #species, there is generally more #variability in #males than in #females of the same species throughout the #animal #kingdom.

#Evidence for this #hypothesis is fairly #robust and has been reported in species ranging from adders and sockeye #salmon to #wasps and #orangutans, as well as #humans. Multiple #studies have found that #boys and #men are over-represented at both the high and low ends of the #distributions in categories ranging from birth #weight and #brain structures and 60-meter #dash times to #reading and #mathematics test scores. There are significantly more men than women, for example, among #Nobel #laureates, #music #composers, and #chess #champions—and also among #homeless people, #suicide victims, and federal #prison #inmates.

Darwin had also raised the question of why #males in many species might have evolved to be more #variable than #females, and when I learned that the answer to his question remained elusive, I set out to look for a #scientific explanation. My aim was not to prove or disprove that the #hypothesis applies to human intelligence or to any other specific traits or species, but simply to discover a #logical #reason that could help explain how #gender #differences in #variability might naturally arise in the same species.

I came up with a simple intuitive #mathematical #argument based on #biological and #evolutionary #principles and enlisted #SergeiTabachnikov, a #Professor of #Mathematics at #PennsylvaniaState #University, to help me flesh out the model. When I posted a preprint on the open-access #mathematics #archives in May of last year, a variability #researcher at #Durham University in the #UK got in touch by email. He described our joint paper as “an excellent summary of the research to…

https://quillette.com/2018/09/07/academic-activists-send-a-published-paper-down-the-memory-hole/


#leftism #leftists #sjw #convergence #science #academics
Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole


 

#Censorship on #Diaspora: @Vinzenz Hersche

The #podmin of #ThePirateParty threatens users for sharing #science articles




Link to the threats.


About the article:

#Source: Quillette Magazine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quillette

Quillette[needs IPA] is an online magazine founded by Australian writer Claire Lehmann. The publication has a primary focus on science, technology, news, culture, and politics.

Quillette has been praised by a number of well known scholars and public intellectuals. [9]It has been called “superb” by the evolutionary biologist and writer Richard Dawkins, [10]“real journalism” by the psychologist Jordan Peterson, [11]and “one of the most stimulating & original new web magazines” by Steven Pinker of Harvard University.

#Author: Theodore P. Hill


Ted Hill is a renowned #mathematician, with a Master’s degree from #Stanford and a PhD from #Berkeley, working as a #mathematics #professor at the Georgia #Institute-of-Technology:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Hill_(mathematician)

Theodore Preston Hill (born December 28, 1943) is an American mathematician known for his #research on mathematical #probability theory, in particular for his work on Benford’s law, [1]and for his work in the theories of optimal stopping (secretary problems) and fair division.

Born in Flatbush, New York, he studied at the United States Military Academy at #WestPoint (Distinguished Graduate of the Class of 1966), and #StanfordUniversity (M.S. in Operations Research). After graduating from the U.S. Army Ranger School and serving as an Army Captain in the Combat Engineers of the 25th Infantry Division in #Vietnam, he returned to study #mathematics at the University of #Göttingen (Fulbright Scholar), the University of California at #Berkeley (M.A., Ph.D. under advisor Lester Dubins), and as NATO/NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at #Leiden #University.

He spent most of his career as a #professor in the School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with temporary appointments at #WashingtonUniversity, #TelAviv #University, the University of #Hawaii, the University of Göttingen (Fulbright Professor), the University of #CostaRica, the Free University of #Amsterdam, the Mexican Centre for Mathematical Research (CIMAT), and as #Gauss Professor in the Göttingen #Academy-of-Sciences. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor of Electrical and #ComputerEngineering at the University of #NewMexico, and Research Scholar in Residence at California #Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
#Diaspora #censor #censorship #threat #threats #science #research #mathematics #pirate #party #totalitarian #ThoughtPolice #ThoughtCrime #WrongThink


 
- #Robots will #assemble #brick #facades of #Milan's #university #science #campus


Carlo Ratti Associati is designing a new science campus for the University of Milan, complete with brick facades that will be made by robots.
https://www.dezeen.com/2018/08/14/carlo-ratti-associati-robots-milan-university-science-campus-architecture/


 
- #Computer the #size of a #speck of #dust #created at #University of #Michigan


According to a team of University of Michigan electrical and computer engineering professors, the new device they created is dwarfed by a grain of rice. It could even be described as the size of a speck of dust.
https://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2018/08/university_of_michigan_creates_5.html


 
- #Engineering #Future #Mars #Rovers: Top 3 Rovers from the #University #Rover #Challenge #2018


Humans are headed for Mars, and students partaking in the University Rover Challenge are developing the next great rover to accompany astronauts on the Red Planet.
https://interestingengineering.com/engineering-future-mars-rovers-top-3-rovers-from-the-university-rover-challenge-2018


 
A Repository with 44 Years of Unix Evolution
The evolution of the Unix operating system is made available as a version-control repository, covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system.

http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/pubs/conf/2015-MSR-Unix-History/html/Spi15c.html
https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo

#Unix #Operating-System #OS #University #California #Berkeley #BSD #FreeBSD #Bell-Labs #kernighan #ritchie #git #C #Caldera


 
A Repository with 44 Years of Unix Evolution
The evolution of the Unix operating system is made available as a version-control repository, covering the period from its inception in 1972 as a five thousand line kernel, to 2015 as a widely-used 26 million line system.

http://www.dmst.aueb.gr/dds/pubs/conf/2015-MSR-Unix-History/html/Spi15c.html
https://github.com/dspinellis/unix-history-repo

#Unix #Operating-System #OS #University #California #Berkeley #BSD #FreeBSD #Bell-Labs #kernighan #ritchie #git #C #Caldera


 
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# Phill from GCHQ - page 59 #


Drawing - 966 × 1350 px - 565 kb PNG - Page 59 of Phill from GCHQ - A story within a story... and mixing up the commentators in the intrigue! Gerald Cornwall is one of three commentators and have been there since page 8 - but we have not heard anything about their connection to the story. The other two commentators are Oyster Brahman who is introduced on page 9 and Damien Dorfmund, who is introduced on page 18. I guess only @Jim R « Համիշ Ռոբերտի որդին » can make sense of all this :)

I know that the latest pages have been slow in the making and I will have to spend some time with my family on a vacation on Iceland, so the next page will also be delayed. I will probably post some pictures from the holiday on @my other profile, but to all my readers here I wish a happy summer! I really appreciate your enthusiasm and feedback!

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#art #Krita #Inkscape #Gimp #Mageia #drawing #Illustration #comic #comics #bd #bande-dessinée #Phill #Phillfromgchq #GCHQ #1955 #1963 #university #pregnant #homosexuality #map #history
#mywork #ownwork #cc #creativecommons #cc-by


 

White philosophy



It seems amusing that philosophers such as Kant should be considered "white": since when was fundamental thought restricted to Europeans? However, similar to the "fallists" in South Africa (see: https://diasp.eu/posts/4771213), do these "snowflake" students have a legitimate claim to their complaint? Why is west Asia referred to as "middle east", especially in consideration of the chosen reference point? Can anyone mention a philosopher of African or Asian origin? If not, why not?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/08/university-students-demand-philosophers-including-plato-kant/

#education #university #philosophy #feesmustfall #students #colonialism #soas #london #uk


 
Also wer an Wissen, an dem was unterrichtet wird, wer sich "bilden" will....und es etwas strukturierter will...also wer das tun will...der kann und darf.

Hier zum Beispiel am MIT (Massachusettes Institute of Technology) Aber auch andere Universitäten bieten Kurse, Wissen, Zugang zu Stoff an. Reichlich. Yale zum Beispiel...

Einfach so....for free. Und ganz Verwegene, die es noch besser und genauer wissen wollen und dichter ran wollen, die nehmen einfach Kontakt auf und gucken mal, wie weit der Weg sie bringt.

Ich nutze dieses Angebot... Mal aus Langeweile, mal aus Interesse, mal, weils mir gerade vor den Zeiger springt... Blöder wird man davon nicht... und während hier Elternabende, Schulreformen, und Schulobst vs Ritalin diskutiert werden, hauen die besten Unis der Welt uns die Bildung um die Ohren...und das auch auf sehr angenehme Art und Weise.

Tja...Internet. ...noch... Leute haut rein, bevor ein "Gericht" dem allgemeinen und beobachtbaren Trend folgend, hier irgendwas mit Bedenken zumüllt.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT

#bildung #MIT #Massachusettes-Institute-of-Technology #yale #OpenCourseWare #wissen #knowledge #wissenschaft #science #universität #university


 
Also wer an Wissen, an dem was unterrichtet wird, wer sich "bilden" will....und es etwas strukturierter will...also wer das tun will...der kann und darf.

Hier zum Beispiel am MIT (Massachusettes Institute of Technology) Aber auch andere Universitäten bieten Kurse, Wissen, Zugang zu Stoff an. Reichlich. Yale zum Beispiel...

Einfach so....for free. Und ganz Verwegene, die es noch besser und genauer wissen wollen und dichter ran wollen, die nehmen einfach Kontakt auf und gucken mal, wie weit der Weg sie bringt.

Ich nutze dieses Angebot... Mal aus Langeweile, mal aus Interesse, mal, weils mir gerade vor den Zeiger springt... Blöder wird man davon nicht... und während hier Elternabende, Schulreformen, und Schulobst vs Ritalin diskutiert werden, hauen die besten Unis der Welt uns die Bildung um die Ohren...und das auch auf sehr angenehme Art und Weise.

Tja...Internet. ...noch... Leute haut rein, bevor ein "Gericht" dem allgemeinen und beobachtbaren Trend folgend, hier irgendwas mit Bedenken zumüllt.

https://www.youtube.com/user/MIT

#bildung #MIT #Massachusettes-Institute-of-Technology #yale #OpenCourseWare #wissen #knowledge #wissenschaft #science #universität #university


 

Three Things Students Can Do Now to Promote Open Access


The open access movement is a long-standing campaign in the world of research to make scholarly works freely available and reusable. One of its fundamental premises is that the progress of knowledge and culture happens scholarly works of all kinds are widely shared, not hidden in ivory towers built with paywalls and shorn by harsh legal regimes.

Scholarly journal publishers currently compile research done by professors (for free), send articles out to be peer reviewed (for free), and distribute the edited journals back to universities around the world (for costs anywhere up to $35,000 each). Subscription prices have outpaced inflation by over 250 percent in the past 30 years, and these fees go straight to the publisher. Neither the authors nor their institutions are paid a cent, and the research itself—which is largely funded by taxpayers—remains difficult to attain. Skyrocketing costs have forced university libraries—even Harvard's, the richest American university—to pick and choose between journal subscriptions.

The result: students and citizens face barriers accessing information they need; professors have a harder time reviewing and teaching the state of the art; and cutting-edge research remains hidden behind paywalls, depriving it of the visibility it deserves.

The good news is that the open access movement is changing all this, and you can help. As scholars, researchers, and tuition-payers, students hold a powerful voice in setting the course for the future of knowledge.

Here are three quick actions you can take to help promote the open access movement and support the cultural commons:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/01/three-things-students-can-do-now-promote-open-access

#open #access #free #freedom #information #research #student #university #science #scholar #library #democracy #public #knowledge #eff #rights