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I faintly recall someone posting an algorithm that estimates intelligence or age/education by board based on the text people write.
I believe /sci/ and /g/ came out on top while /pol/ and /b/ were the dumbest.
I can't find it though. Anyone?
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I'm genoius
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I just replaced the word "nigger" with "loquacious" and it raised my score by 12. Good test.
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>>13780232
It's either "cabal" or "kabbalah"/"cab(b)ala".
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>>13778911
I put in my original semiconductor investment thesis. Looks like I'm gonna /make it/.
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>>13778911
jej

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/sci/ is the only board where I feel some people are more intelligent than me.
Am I a midwit?
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git gud
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>>13779643
if you think the average /sci/ user is intelligent you are not a midwit, you are simply retarded
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>>13779643
if you use the term "midwit", you are one.
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>>13779643
/sci/ and to a lesser extent /lit/ are the only 4chan boards where if you're intelligent but not knowledgeable you can actually end up feeling out of depth. Every other board has little reason for technical language, or is non-academic and limited to a specific interest, so most people talk in layman's terms. Also, most people here are retards, there's just a half dozen or so really autistic math nerds who circle jerk over linear algebra.
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>>13779643
If you have to ask then yes

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Why do humans live so long compared to animals?
Why 20 year old cat is basically near it's deathbed, while 20 year old human is still only reaching its peak?
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>>13780383
Ecological niches. Cats survive better with shorter generations. Just think about it, they have brutal lives and often die before reaching 5 years of age (in the wild). What difference does it make to have long lifespans if you still die young from the harshness of life?
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>>13780398
So you saying its purr genetics?
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>>13780409

Could of googled this nigga.

The average telomere length in cats is 5- to 10-fold longer than in humans, but the rate of telomere shortening is much higher both in vivo and in vitro. These observations are compatible with similar stem cell kinetics in both species.
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>>13780383
Diet, hygiene, environment(not being in a dangerous wildlands) and medicine?

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Is studying artificial (computer) intelligence a better way to understand and explore intelligence in an abstract sense, opposed to studying neuroscience/neurology?
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Artificial intelligence is the study of how human cognition can be replicated by a machine. Cognitive science is probably what you are looking for, which is the study of cognition itself (both natural and artificial)
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>>13777867
This doesn’t really answer the question. Yes, both areas are branches of cognitive science, but which one is worth focusing on more/first to best understand “intelligence”?
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>>13777834
ai is a bottom up approach while neuro is top down. i think bottom up is better as it builds from "first principles" rather than trying to figure out the mess that is biologicals brains.
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>>13777834
What you cannot create, you do bot understand.
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>>13777834
you will definitely use computer to experiment, but studying current """"""AI"""""" would harm more then help.

there are a some things that we're sure intelligence requires e.g. a memory, abstraction ability etc. but not much.

I believe it's probably a simple idea and some crackpot like fabrice bellard would write less than ~1000 lines of code to build a tiny AGI once we figure it out.

out intelligence is too intertwined with the evolution and the earth, it's hard to figure out what's the essence of intelligence.

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Why does running in a dream look like this?
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>>13780359
It's your mind trying to run without any 'muscle memory'. That, or some Freudian crap about lack of agency and running back towards the mother's womb.
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>>13780359
>>13780373
Somehow when I run like this in my dreams there is always some kind of tragedy I could prevent or some huge benefits I could gain if I was running normally. When I wake up I'm super frustrated.
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>>13780373
It's the blanket on your legs dude.
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>>13780373
>That, or some Freudian crap about etc.
That's why nobody sane takes Freud seriously.
>>13780394
Finding it hard to run in a dream is just an expression of frustration with things you consider too difficult to achieve.
So you're not feeling frustrated because of the dream, that frustrations was what was causing it in the first place.
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Long answer short: you’re weak and your body is telling you so

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Major international media outlets are now reporting that lobsters caused covid-19. How much scientific evidence is there of this claim? Can anyone here prove that lobsters didn't cause covid-19?
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>>13780138
>that fauci masterminded the whole thing than any of the CCPs proposed origins.
That still involves the Wuhan lab so they can just say yes it was made in China paid by fauci
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not my problem
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Always knew Jordan Peterson was trying to kill us all.
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>>13780116
Wait... So now we SHOULDN'T eat the (sea) bugs?
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>>13780116
>us corporate media claims china said...
uhuh, yes china will collapse any day now too.

Realistically, what are the odds that humans have already inadvertently spread life beyond Earth?
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>>13776294
There is 100% chance there is earth based life on the moon and probably some on mars as well, whether that's significant or not is up for debate and it's unlikely the life is spreading fast in mars and at all on the moon.
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>>13776396
Tardigrades: Sleeping until Mars get closer to the Sun, then wake up and colonize Mars
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http://astrobiology.com/2014/01/lichen-on-mars.html
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>>13778813
Bacteria survive in space which is more harsh than Mars, where there also is water.
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>>13780416
>Bacteria survive in space which is more harsh than Mars, where there also is water.

lol you are a dumb retard anon
or just ignorant

1. bacteria does not survive for several months in space.
2. Water on mars is not that easy to reach

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I'm third year uni and taking a functional programming class. what the actual fuck is this shit? am i just a retard?
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>>13780340
Yeah, it requires you to think instead of brute force.
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>>13780340
>y-combinator
>s-expression
>lambda calculus
there ya go
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It's category theory

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is philosophy part of science? is science ideologically neutral (without values)? should it be? is philosophy needed? will science replace philosophy?
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>>13779916
Don't think it plays a big role at global scale.
At global scale, overpopulation, then diminishing ressources (fossil fuels, mining, water, arable lands) and the pressure this exerts on countires is what is important. Manipulating people with social engineering is small scale doesn't change the situation
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small scale stuff that doesn't change the situation
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>>13780131
>implying critical theory hasnt done cultural revolution in the west
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>>13779738
Ok, then read Consilience by Wilson. Is not a book of biology, is a book about this you are talking. Read
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>>13780212
I think I will

Is there a good way to estimate the material cost of art made entirely of aluminum?

I use varying wire sizes, so I can't just measure out how much of one spool I used and measure the material cost in proportion to how much wire I used.

Should I just weigh the whole art piece and use the price of aluminum as a commodity, and not mind if I'm a few dollars off what my actual cost is? Or figure out roughly how much this wire costs by averaging the spool prices with their weight?

Pic related, spools on left and some aborted trial work on right.
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>>13779772
>Should I just weigh the whole art piece and use the price of aluminum as a commodity, and not mind if I'm a few dollars off what my actual cost is?
yes
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>>13779772
>commodity price
Aluminum doesnt have a single price. Wire is not pure aluminum, and you have to add the added value of transport and storage at the store plus manufacturing of the wire and the plastic spool. Basically the price at the store of the spool is the real value not some reported price per ton for pure aluminum ingot you might read online.
I buy small amounts of steel bars and plate and pay 10 times the supposed market price

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So finally
Is coffee good for you?
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>>13779497
yes
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>>13779497
Sometimes. Just don't drink too much.
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>>13779671
/thread
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It’s not good for you, but it’s good for you.
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>>13779497
Gives me anxiety and acid reflux. Not good for me

okay so memes and bs posts aside, what do you think the ((actual)) response to climate change is going to look like? WHEN do you think it will be? we're already well committed to it now, how are we going to get out of it?

the ball keeps rolling down the hill and it keeps getting worse and worse with little action being done. i'm interested to hear this because i'm in my 20's now so it's going to be the major global issue of my lifetime.
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>>13772156
>so it's going to be the major global issue of my lifetime
No. Population explosion in Africa will be.
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>>13772156
Where can I learn about the expected outcomes of climate change for particular areas of the world, such as Alaska?
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>>13777039
Exactly this. It'll be a grim age for our species, if it isn't already. I hope we begin to seriously look at ourselves in the mirror and examine what we want. We can't grow the economy forever, there isn't infinite resources, the more we listen to wall street elites the worse everything will get. Our choice in the end will either be extinction or stagnation, I hope to god we choose stagnation.
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>>13780016
You're not going to Alaska. In the next decades Alaskan land will inflate in cost massively, it'll be the final haven of the rich and elite, you're never gonna get any.
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>>13780285
I have Alaskan connections and could have enough or a down payment on a modest lot with in a year if I wanted.

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If we look at the data regarding employment in the U.S., it becomes clear that it doesn't match the frequency of personality types. Types such as INTJ which should be relatively common given the information-driven age that we live in, are very infrequent.
Why is it the case?
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>>13777897
You can't make babies with tinkerbells. You can't even have sex with them.
Fetishizing large men and small women is unintelligent behavior. Sexual attraction to large women and small men is high IQ behavior.
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>>13779333
Conceding what, retard? I never gave this shit much credit myself; I'm just saying men are better even at being superstitious.
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>>13779340
you are conceeding meyers-briggs is astrology tier
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Myers-Briggs is based on Jung who made the typology based off astrology. So they're actually connected somewhat.
The difference though is that astrology seeks to look prescribe behavior while Myers-Briggs describes it.
Astrology says, "You have Pisces in your rising sign with Taurus as your sun sign so you will behave like blah blah blah".
Myers-Briggs says "we see that you behave like blah blah blah so you are an ESTP".
The latter is clearly more "scientific", even if it's not a proper scientific theory.
Disagreeing with this is simply wrong.
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>>13778653
Not very scientitic but there's nothing scientifically incorrect about organizing people by their traits. It's just a debate as to whether these traits are useful criteria.

Do humans originate from Africa?
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But non-african humans have genes from other archaic humans, which evolved outside of Africa. Neanderthal and Denisovan come to mind.
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>>13776085
>Yes but whites originate from Atlantia
>whites
ou mean the iberian, right? they are the only group in mankind to have the oldest known gene
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>>13775824
Yes. The question is where does the truth lie in the spectrum of "we have a close common ancestor with modern sub Saharans" to "we developed from different branches of humanoids". Any idiot believing a non-Africa origin can't explain where did THOSE non-African ancestors come from, and how come we can breed with sub Saharans, Neanderthals, and others.
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>>13775824
I don't know and there is no reason to believe otherwise.
>>13776452
Civilizations tended to develop in areas of sufficient population density and environmental change prompting higher orders of social structure in order to adapt, like the Yellow River, the Nile river, and Mesopotamia. People who remained in the horn of Africa really didn't have a reason to organize until their neighbors already had.
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muh ancestors

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Opinions about chinese rockets?
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>>13778362
There's no real rush for the chinese space program to go to the moon. Maybe if USA had a serious program they would fast track it and if it was a matter of life and death (I dunno alien ship found on the moon or something), I'm sure they could put up a suicide mission by next sunday but as things are they don't really need to do that. As it is they are concentrating on increasing their capabilties and reliability and producing steady stream of achievements. Their budget is going up as are their launch counts and a new milestone is being hit constantly. They are clearly "winning" so there's no reason to get ahead of themselves trying to do a dumb publicity mission when the program is already producing great results and perhaps more importantly their program isn't nearly as dependent on popularity to get funding as something like NASA is which is subject to fickle whims of democracy with it's budget and missions constantly being adjusted by some "el bumer de mutto" from congress.

In the end moon for the next 50 years or more is going to be a tertiary importance while near space activities is where it's at militarily and economically so key goals like setting up independent navigation systems and developing launch capabilities is much more important than being the first chink to die on the moon.
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>>13778648
KEK if it did ignite it wouldn't reach past the troposphere
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>>13775143
Boss...
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>>13778362
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-20/china-rocket-engine-test-worlds-largest/100554104

They just successfully tested the most powerful solid fuel rocket in the world
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China could go to the moon with what they have now. If they're willing to do Earth Orbit Rendezvous. They could slap a propulsion stage onto their current space station, and a lander. Send it to or it the moon with a crew. 2 bugs go to the surface EVA all the way down. Plant the Chinese flag and get some roggs. Then back up and return to earth orbit.




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