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A new study in the journal Intelligence indicates that viewers can, on average, sort the intelligent from the unintelligent merely by seeing individuals’ faces. Since both intelligence and character are largely heritable, it is not at all surprising that we can sense such traits by noting,
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by David Sims YOU GET THE right number for the age of the universe if the Hubble constant is 71 km/sec/Mpc. If that’s the case, then whatever we see in the universe that is observed to have a distance greater than 7.81054e+9 light years has moved, in the time that the light was enroute to us, to a point…
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by Marian Van Court Introductory Note: Though we disagree with the author’s notion that “raising the IQ of Blacks” through eugenics is worth discussing — since we believe that achieving an all-White society must precede the institution of eugenic measures — we recommend…
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The problems which cause mediocre minds to declare “it’s all hopeless” cause extraordinary minds to find unseen pathways. by David Sims A BROWN DWARF star having a mass of 0.05 solar masses contains about 5.9747e+55 hydrogen atoms, making possible a maximum of 1.4937e+55 nuclear…
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John Bannister Goodenough was one of the pioneers of today’s lithium-ion batteries. COULD WE BE on the verge of a major battery breakthrough, from the very man who pioneered the use of today‘s state-of-the-art lithium batteries? A 91-year-old with the unlikely name of John Bannister Goodenough,…
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Chris Nsamba’s creation by David Sims ON 24 January 2017, Gen. Genesius Mugisha Junior (a Black man living in Fort Portal in western Uganda) asked me (since I write widely on such subjects): “Hello Mr.David? i would lyk to ask you a question.gravity is a force dat pulls objects towards the…
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PREDICTING 9% of educational achievement directly from DNA — and DNA alone — is quite good; a great achievement, in fact, almost quintupling the previous figure. Remember, it is established science that educational achievement is 60% heritable — but predicting it directly from…
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A reconstruction of a Homo naledi face. Introductory note by Kevin Alfred Strom: Scientists are very gradually coming to realize what should have been obvious all along: Human evolution is not a linear progression; there were always many races and subraces of humans, and some thrived and evolved into…
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Ancient life: These clumps of iron and filaments show similarities to modern microbes SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED what they say could be fossils of some of the earliest living organisms on Earth. They are represented by tiny filaments, knobs and tubes in Canadian rocks dated to be up to 4.28 billion…
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Following is the text of today’s SpaceX press release WE ARE EXCITED to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these…
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