Quotation of the day on human intelligence as a distributed, collaborative phenomenon…
"….. is from Matt Ridley:
Human achievements are always and everywhere collective. Every object and service you use is the product of different minds working together to invent or manage something that is way beyond the capacity of any individual mind. This is why central planning does not work. Ten million people eat lunch in London most days; how the heck they get what they want and when and where, given that a lot of them decide at the last minute, is baffling. Were there a London lunch commissioner to organize it, he would fail badly. Individual decisions integrated by price signals work, and work very well indeed.
And here is the key insight from evolution. Our brains grew big long, long before we achieved civilization. We’ve had 1,200cc of intelligence for half a million years: even Neanderthals had huge brains. For 99 per cent of that time we were just another hard-pressed species, as bottle-nosed dolphins are today, and around 75,000 years ago we teetered on the brink of extinction.
What changed was not some bright spark of a new gene being turned on, but that we began to exchange and specialize, to create collective intelligence, rather than rely on individual braininess. To put it another way, dozens of stupid people in a room who talk to each other will achieve far more than an equal number of clever people who don’t. The internet only underlines this point. Human intelligence is a distributed, collaborative phenomenon."
Versus the outcome of Centrally Planned Socialism:
Lawyer Reasoning Differs from Economist Reasoning - Cafe Hayek
... they reason like dilettantes without out real-life experience, er, um, like Barak Obama.
Ex-DNC chair: Biden would 'win overwhelmingly' against Trump in 2020
I'm putting this "prediction" in the same category: Unicorn Wishes. The tax code reforms alone will make Trump the next Reagan in popularity within a year or so.
Most key federal agencies have cut staff under Trump: report
Once we get to 50% cuts it will be a "good start."
Trump wishes a happy new year to his supporters, haters, enemies and fake news
✔@realDonaldTrumpAs our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!
2:18 PM - Dec 31, 2017
Ku Klux Klan pictured at 1920s peak in chilling photos
These are all Democrats, the Klan was the militant wing of the Democratic Party and did the bidding of the party. Never forget.
A Democrat (Hiram Wesley Evans) in his natural plumage.
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s. After a period of decline, white Protestant nativist groups revived the Klan in the early 20th century, burning crosses and staging rallies, parades and marches denouncing immigrants, Catholics, Jews, blacks and organized labor. The civil rights movement of the 1960s also saw a surge of Ku Klux Klan activity, including bombings of black schools and churches and violence against black and white activists in the South. Ku Klux Klan - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com
German New Year's Eve party will have a 'safe area' for women
Thanks, Angela! I am sure the Germans love segregated New Years Parties because the feral immigrants can't stop raping women. The better choice would be to imprison the criminal immigrants then deport them, but Angela can't let that happen. Combine this with the strong resurgence of German antisemitism and one can plot the course of Europe without much difficulty.
Just to let you know, America will not be coming back to solve another European civil war, you are on your own.
Seattle settles lawsuit over abuse claims against ex-mayor
Here in Portlandia, we had a mayor who was grooming at least one underaged young man for his majority birthday party, and another who was a child rapist. This seems like a pretty serious problem which is rampant in progressive cities. Just like the current sexual predation problem is ten to one to the progressives.
Pope orders image of young Nagasaki victims to be distributed
The photos you should publish are the horrific uncounted dead from the Japanese Unit 731, or the illegal surprise attack on US forces at Pearl Harbor, or the illegal war in Manchuria, or China, or the illegal invasion and murder of uncounted individuals throughout the islands in the Pacific Ocean. Instead, you point to the Japanese deaths in Nagasaki after the United States dropped an atomic bomb to pressure the Japanese to surrender. The atomic bombs dropped worked and saved the lives of millions of Japanese and at least another million Americans.
Swatter: Not my fault a man died over 911 prank in gamer feud
Condolences to the family and friends of the murder victim.
Prepare yourself for a long prison term, including a felony murder charge, which will provide you with a residence for many years if not decades.
"'It's my personal belief that I didn't cause someone to die,' a man claiming to be Barriss said Friday during an interview on the DramaAlert YouTube channel."
Too bad the law doesn't care about your opinion. You are likely to find the law a harsh and unforgiving mistress. But for your actions, a man would be alive. Perhaps you should read up on causation, or better yet what to expect while in prison because from this side of reality it looks like you have a solid chance of decades of incarceration.