The Double Helix of James Watson

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About Marlin Nelson

Writer, artist, and poet manqué marlin nelson's work tends to focus on themes such as injustice, struggle, and life, with a strong leaning towards grief and particularly, the suffering of the people. He is keenly interested in life's anxieties; those anxieties that exist under the surface of everyday life. Before returning to the creative sphere, he spent just shy of two decades working as a computer scientist, in the areas of software development and robotics.

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  1. Stereotypes are not only wrong, they are painful and can be very dangerous, and that includes all the male stereotypes as well. Stereotypes cultivate hate and divisiveness and create chasms between people, leading to greater problems for all of society.

    If we repeat a thing often enough, it will eventually become our truth. If done without the intention of it becoming our truth, it will sink in unbeknownst to us, deep into our subconscious minds, where it will reside until found and forcibly evicted. If that eviction does not occur, we will not only believe in this thing, but we will repeat it without batting an eye, teach it to others, and share it with others as if it were fact. We should strive to ensure that the things we say come from a place of truth, integrity, decency, and proof. And whenever we see miscarriages of justice, we must step in and act against them.

    Amen – Amen – Amen!

    I wonder if there is any way that lot could be sort of written across the top of websites – maybe in 60 foot letters of fire?

  2. Richard Aubrey says:

    I studied psychology in the mid-Sixties. We learned all the reasons that the test results didn’t reflect reality. We didn’t learn–because it would have been false–that the test data were not as reported.
    Among other things, if we’re going to decide test results are either incorrect or irrelevant, we’re going to have to stop pointing out that Asians do better than Caucasians on the tests.
    Nobody thinks, or should think, that there are not individual exceptions within group averages. There are, no doubt, not-so-bright Ashkenazic Jews, but that’s not the way to bet.
    So, to take this column to its logical ending point, we need to do something about the aggregate test results. What would that be?

    • I studied psychology in the mid-Sixties. We learned all the reasons that the test results didn’t reflect reality. We didn’t learn–because it would have been false–that the test data were not as reported.

      Well I suspect one factor may be that it wasn’t until the 70′ and mainly the 80′s that Scientific Fraud came out of the closet – and there are still cases being pulled out with crowbars today. You even have to deal with the Fraud Backlash manoeuvre which is presently in full swing over Man Made Climate Change.

      And have you seen the announcement on recorded and prove sea level increase – whoops – and it’s higher and faster than predicted. So get ready for the next round of It is all Wrong and Fraud because we are not going to accept anything that is reported …. and the smart money is on buying a personal submarine. P^)

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