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Post by Biscotti on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:03 pm

Now I'm going to meet w/ that friend about it tomorrow and begin spreading similar messages out on campus next week.
I'm still not quite sure what to do about the evo psych class DIRECTLY though. It's a split between contacting the director again (After last time ended with me being kicked out). Or emailing her boss (Which would require yet another new write-up) I've been talking with an academic "philosopher" at the school, and he seems to think the class is justified (despite knowing it's BS) because the field has theoretical promise (that he believes the academic system will make better in time). I told him I don't agree and that the current state of the field is SO bad that at the LEAST the course needs to be investigated.
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Post by xenosimiana on Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:46 am

Yeah speaking of that, yesterday I went to the doctor for a normal check up and he asked if I was sexually active (for pap smears etc.) and I said "no", given that I am in my late twenties he asked me again to double check, saying "You've never had sex?" and I said no. He said I was a rarity esp. with the many other usual questions of not smoking, high blood pressure etc. 

But yeah, give the celibate community a try and don't completely give up on asexuals even though dealing with most of them isn't all that different from dealing with sexuals to a certain extent.

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Post by xenosimiana on Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:14 am

The "Can We Save Darwin from Evolutionary Psychology?" I'm still waiting on the person to send me the paper through ResearchGate.net

On the Reddit someone shared a link about the lack of evidence of sex drive which I found interesting but most of the I guess disclaimer, in the purple box about currently no empirical basis for condemning most sexual practices got on my nerves lol.

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Post by Biscotti on Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:02 pm

It can get old writing the same stuff over and over again.

But I have sent a strongly worded email to the entire psychology department about the issue.

I said in the email that I intend to write another email to be sent out to students. So I guess I have to do that now too. Not right now though. Need a break.
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Post by Biscotti on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:20 pm

I have bad news and good news.

The bad news is the college is offering it again this term. Meaning I need to deal with it again.

The good news is that they dropped using the David Buss book and are using a different book now. Meaning I'll need to re-work my argument.
It seems the new book (Titled the Blank Slate) is less sexually focused. Which is good. But in exchange it also seems to be philosophically focused ( sort of nihilistic). From my reading descriptions of it it's like Sam Harris wrote it.

So I don't know how to feel about it. Now it's a philosophy class, still titled "evolutionary psychology". Is that a good thing? I did rail on it to stop calling itself a science. At the same time, evolutionary psychology as a philosophy is worse, it would be a joke. Except this book doesn't seem to be about evolutionary psychology but instead about the mind not being a blank slate (There's a word for this philosophy/psychology, but I can't recall it).

So now what. should I thank them for listening to me? Should I fight against it? I mean I still have issues with it, but at least it seems to be more honest now.
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Post by Biscotti on Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:28 pm

After thinking about it briefly. The fact it doesn't call itself a science anymore, and the fact it's stopped focusing on trying to call it's sexual fetishes as natural. I am satisfied. I'll give the book a once-over though.
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Post by Pravotoop on Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 am

Evolutionary psychology scares the shit out of me.

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Post by radarerror31 on Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:30 pm

I'm not scared so much of the fedora crowd shitposting on the internet.  Certain idiots will look for the first pretext to push ideologies to serve their narrow emotional interest, and that constitutes almost all of the "politics" posting on the internet.

The really scary shit is that when you actually look at the law, eugenics is still the law of the land, and not for a second has the ruling party backed down from that goal.  The same people who bankrolled Hitler and wrote glowing praise for fascism in the 1930s never went away, never suffered once for their role (and considering their role is the overwhelming majority of the war guilt for both world wars and much of the war since then, it tells you a lot about the true nature of this culture, if the brutal police state tactics didn't tip you off).

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Post by J. Ridd on Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:09 pm

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Post by radarerror31 on Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:45 pm

I'm not talking about herd mentality.  The masses generally don't support fascism, or only support it in the most passive means possible.  The base of support for the Nazis wasn't the working class but the petit bourgeois and certain parts of the haute bourgeois seeking to supplant the faction of the ruling class that eventually won out (or so it seemed).  Those people, after fascism's defeat, never once stopped admiring what the Nazis were doing, but had to rebrand their ideology since it was so massively unpopular and hated.  Eugenics never died, as I said it is still the law of the land and continued without much interruption, only having to rebrand and rejig the laws in the 1970s so that people couldn't file a grievance through the court system when the eugenicists broke their own rules (which they always do, because it is an ideology of rank intellectual and moral dishonesty).  The ideology is never popular with the masses, but it has a following among feeble-minded bourgeois and a few pathetic scum who suck up to any power, in any time.

As for Stalin or Mao, they're not comparable to a Hitler, and the Communists are not Nazis.  The attempt to liken the Communists to the Nazis is, itself, Nazi and Nazi-apologist propaganda, attempting to create a false equivalence so that Hitlerism is normalized, and any actual knowledge of how the Marxist-Leninist system worked is obscured.  The same people behind anti-Communism are those who want to abolish teaching of civics in general, and who want to destroy Americans' knowledge of their own history and system and replace it with some neo-feudalist bullshit (a process well underway here and shepherded by both "parties" in the American system).

And 31 has no special meaning.  I just picked a number roughly close to my age at the time I created my first reddit account (30), and created a second account for reasons.

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