Dec 10, 2017
Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations


along with a thriving middle and lower class who completely ignored diamat. The Progressives are the ones with the scars.
Dec 10, 2017
Those are big numbers, but they haven't established that it was the coming of industry rather than the loss of industry that lead to these differences. Indeed, such big gaps in what are largely stable and heritable psychological traits such as conscientiousness indicates a mostly genetic cause which must partially precede the Industrial Revolution, since the people there on the Welsh-Midlands border have largely been settled there for thousands of years. The idea that /both/ the population influx at the beginning of the IR /and/ the efflux in the post-industrial area concentrated the low-conscientiousness / high neuroticism personality types is not just speculative but contradictory. I believe most of the effect is recent, due to the more hopeful people leaving, but concentrating characteristic local psychological traits that had long been there. /Source: 3 nights (1986) in a W. Midlands casino-campground; industrial archaeologist Arthur Raistrick's _Quakers in Science and Industry_
Dec 10, 2017
Eeeeevil capitalism. If only there was an alternative economic system to eeeeevil capitalism..... lol, what a load of bs.
Dec 10, 2017
Dunning-Kruger syndrome is the condition in which the stupid are incapable of understanding what makes smart people smart.

Lot of it around here, @Shootie. Hint: most smarts are progressives, at least the way you define "progressive." It must really burn you.
Dec 10, 2017
And here in the disunited states, we call them "republiKKKlans"; they don't really have any of the same characteristics nor the same causality, and are quite a lot dumber than the average population (way on the left side of the bell curve despite being so far right they admire Hitler and Mao) and the thing they do best is hate things that don't look or smell like them. They shit in corners and eat McDonalds three times a day and vote for filth like Drumpf and congresspeople who hate them, abuse them and laugh at them for voting they way they do. But those voters are so damned stupid and full of inchoate hate, they haven't a clue. Welcome to AmeriKKKa.
Dec 10, 2017
Anybody who thinks that attacking people who are different from them will make things better is a stupid. Doesn't matter a damn to me whether they were born that way or weren't educated enough to figure out it's wrong and counter-productive. Either way is a flat fail.

Simple as that.
Dec 10, 2017
Dunning-Kruger syndrome is the condition in which the stupid are incapable of understanding what makes smart people smart.

Lot of it around here, @Shootie. Hint: most smarts are progressives, at least the way you define "progressive." It must really burn you.


Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell a beta male dum dum.
Dec 10, 2017
And here in the disunited states, we call them "republiKKKlans"; they don't really have any of the same characteristics nor the same causality, and are quite a lot dumber than the average population (way on the left side of the bell curve despite being so far right they admire Hitler and Mao) and the thing they do best is hate things that don't look or smell like them. They shit in corners and eat McDonalds three times a day and vote for filth like Drumpf and congresspeople who hate them, abuse them and laugh at them for voting they way they do. But those voters are so damned stupid and full of inchoate hate, they haven't a clue. Welcome to AmeriKKKa.


OOOO So inclusive, so progressive. Hail the Nu-male!!
Dec 10, 2017
@Pigeonsteve, why I have you on ignore.

Where you have no intellectual argument you resort to the emotional fail. Which is most arguments you make. You are a stupid.
Dec 10, 2017
It never ceases to amaze me what kind of utter drivel gets passed off as "research" by psychologists.
Dec 11, 2017
Go back to 1650 and enjoy the brutish toil and die at 35. Luddite morons.
Dec 11, 2017
@Doc you shouldn't confuse psychologists with sociologists.
Dec 11, 2017
It's weird how people self-select based on their desire for better opportunity. Whodathunkit? People who wanted something better for themselves could tell that the community they were in wasn't the best place and they left. But blame it on coal or the Industrial Revolution or capitalism or whatever the cause de jour is in liberal academia. Here's a thought. Try the same study in other places where there is a culture of poverty and despair, say inner-city America, and see if you can still blame it on coal or the Industrial Revolution.
Dec 11, 2017
The progressive need to blame fossil fuels for all the evils in the world is utterly amazing. I cannot name one development that has done more to lift mankind out of poverty and starvation than fossil fuels and the industrial revolution. People left the farms to work in the mines and factories to escape starvation. The bottom line in a progressive's mind is that there is no good industry except for government controlled industry.
Dec 11, 2017
"The team note that, while they focused on the negative psychological imprint of coal, future research could examine possible long-term positive effects in these regions born of the same adversity - such as the solidarity and civic engagement witnessed in the labour movement."

Good God that statement is not is not too Marxist is it!
Dec 11, 2017
Sorry Steve I gave your last post a 1 by mistake.
Dec 11, 2017
Researchers aren't even trying to hide their biases any more. It seems perfectly acceptable to come to a conclusion and then present only the data that supports it.
Dec 11, 2017
Few of either ilk should be confused with scientists.
Dec 12, 2017
Somewhere in the middle of the industrial "mechanical" revolutions (I&II) and the birth of the digital (AI) revolution, the responsibility for producing too many purposeless human laborers (overpopulation) - has been ignored. We can continue to assign blame - while planetary finite critical resources are further depleted by human overpopulation and we can inevitably collapse like all other species that exceed their resources. Or, we can use our bigger brains (that we are so proud of) and start working toward a sustainable population before depleted critical resources do the work for us.
Dec 12, 2017
The most interesting fact regarding overpopulation is that poverty and overpopulation go hand in hand. It seems that as nations become richer they produce fewer children. Japan is a prime example of this. Many western nations have birth rates that do not equal replacement levels. In that industrialization and automation raise the standard of living for all, AI might help reduce birth rates.
Dec 12, 2017
@Doc, a fair number of people who think about these things would say that pursuing a subject using the scientific method doesn't make it a scientific subject.

Having dealt with animal behaviorists who denied the contents of sequences of pictures I have taken, never mind behavior witnessed by multiple independent observers, I can't say that I find the wherewithal to argue with you much.

By and large I'd add philosophers to your bucket.
Dec 12, 2017
More like White sugar White flour causing the problems
Dec 12, 2017
Real 1 you could be on to something there. High glycemic index carbs are at the root of a lot of problems.
Dec 13, 2017
@Pigeonsteve, why I have you on ignore.

Where you have no intellectual argument you resort to the emotional fail. Which is most arguments you make. You are a stupid.


Sounds like you are the one who should be on 'ignore'!
Dec 13, 2017
More like White sugar White flour causing the problems

Both of them being refinements developed during the Industrial revolution...:-)

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