Both these can be regarded as sub-study fields of Sociology. Demography is the statistical study of the human population.
Which sounds like just a cute trick, until you realize that saltwater floods destroy a lot of cropland, and fresh water shortages are one of the biggest problems facing the 21st century.
And the cherry on top is that fruits irrigated with salt water taste sweeter. The linguistics of curse words. God help them if they ever discover the Internet. The winds higher in the atmosphere can be many times stronger than those on the ground.
So why not suspend a wind turbine a thousand feet high in a giant balloon? First hoverwindmill to be tested in Alaska over eighteen months. Arch-antinatalist Sister Y has written a remarkably complete and scholarly piece on the demographic transition which — while not coming out in favor of unlimited reproduction — provides enough ammunition in that direction that the piece is getting thrown around the conservative blogosphere [ but ].
And cop-hating fringe-libertarian ClarkHat has veered so hard toward neoreaction that I expect him to come out in favor of a police state any day now. I blame whoever decided to build a WordPress server on an ancient Indian burial ground.
As enlightened, technologically advanced Westerners, we can laugh at such ignorance; we know that Tumblr is the source of all evil.
Inchess champion Gary Kasparov played a game of chess against the entire world. He played white, and anyone who wanted was allowed to go to a website where they each got one vote on how the black pieces would move.
Kasparov eventually won by a hair, but said it was one of the most difficult games he had ever played.
It is nevertheless considered one of the greatest games in history. Kasparov Against the World: The Book Not the Onion: Taylor Swift accidentally releases 8 seconds of white noise, tops Canadian iTunes chart.
Move along, nothing to see here. Most recent study finds that marijuana does not lower your IQcontrary to previous findings including my own best guess. On the other hand, it was found that alcohol can lower your IQ. I am certain that the people who used this as their justification for keeping marijuana illegal will now behave perfectly consistently and switch to wanting marijuana legalized and alcohol banned.
Aside from a lot of great stories, the most interesting thing I got out of this thread is that law is more self-policing than you would think and most lawyers are kept in line by the fear of losing reputation among their professional peers which is apparently a pretty big economic hit because your ability to get good outcomes for cases depends on how much you can convince other people to work with you.
A lot of medicine seems to work this way too. Media images aside, life has improved dramatically across the former Eastern bloc. Since their transition, the postcommunist countries have grown rapidly; today, their citizens live richer, longer, and happier lives. In most ways, these states now look just like any others at similar levels of economic development.
They have become normal countries — and, in some ways, better than normal. The media reports the study as Pew: Weirder still, there seems to be some evidence of contact with people on the Brazilian coast, suggesting they may have almost circumnavigated the continent.
At this rate one of these days, someone is going to find Polynesian artifacts in Portugal. As usual, Leah Libresco wins Halloween.
GiveWell is promising a more rigorous investigation of the same question. First JayMan and now Audacious Epigone find a surprising and fascinating result: The dysgenic effect was by far the strongest argument of the traditional values crowd for why it was important to promote traditional gender roles so that smarter women would be able to have more kids and reverse the dysgenic effect.Compare and Contrast the demographic and environmental effects of The Colombian Exchange on The Americas and Europe.
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