262 thoughts on “Russell Brand: One of the Greatest Political Rants You’ll Ever See

  1. Because I like analysing these studies, I’ll point out that there is a mistake in the Abstract. Can you find it? They mixed up the result for the frontal contex with the Aboriginals and Caucasians. The results show that the Caucasians had a significantly bigger frontal cortex which you can see in the results and it’s also pretty obvious. This is just an obvious typing error in the report, they go on to suggest that it’s possible it’s because of poor nutrition in Aboriginal communities, so it’s obvious they got it around the wrong way, see also results for frontal cortex weights. Aside from that I think you will find it a very interesting study.

    • We have made of it, what we will.

      Then you get angry and start calling people fuck face, because what we make of it (ie-not much) does not fit what you make of it (Aborigines smaller brains means they must be a slave class incapable of making any decisions for themselves because of their smaller brains-a rule that only applies to them and not women or anyone else with a smaller brain. Also-brain injury-same thing as a smaller brain-I’m right because my University is magical!)

  2. The significant difference is in the frontal cortex. They actually reported the results the wrong way around in the abstract, but it’s easy to see the mistake, it’s just a typing mistake. The frontal cortex was significantly larger for the Caucasians as seen in the results.

    • Bullshit. Average brain sizes are simply that – averages over a population.

      Einstein’s brain size was actually smaller than average.

      Don’t try and argue with neuroscientists.

        • You’re ignroing a good point there, Brad. Einstein’s brain was smaller than average.

          Should Einstein have not been allowed to control his own posessions, work, a nd wealth, as you are stating Aborigines should be treated?

        • Einstein was just an average student. He made some major discoveries and put forward theories, but there is nothing to suggest that he was some type of super human. He is one of many scientists. He made a contribution in his field, but at another subject he may have failed miserably. I believe that he was an intellectual. I think his brain would have been like an average Caucasian brain. I don’t agree with the stereotype.

        • You on tghe other hand have contributed zero to human knowledge – especially here on this blog where your unwelcome presence and laughable multiple IDs cause our regulars to guffaw with derision.

          Einstein was a towering genius and the greatest scientist of his time. Only Stephen Hawking would equal him in achievement.

          Your pal Adolf would have sent him off to the gas chamber because Einstein was Jewish.

        • Ignoring the point again-such form.

          You have stated that Aboriginal small brain sizes show they are not cognitively able to live in society, and therefore should essentially be wards of the state, with all decisions made for them, and now no opportunities for improvement ever to be provided.

          Einstein also has a small brain. Women on the whole have smaller brains than men. Why are they not also being told that under your plan they would be classed as wards of the state, with all decisions made for them, and no opportunities for improvement ever to be provided?

          That’s what I’ve been asking. Instead you decide to slag off a major thinker:

          “. He made some major discoveries and put forward theories, but there is nothing to suggest that he was some type of super human.”

          Wait-what have you done with your life that makes you able to dismiss Einstein as average so easily?

          Seriously, you’ve never been to university, never completed research, no family to speak of, no prospects for making them, almost certainly have no job, had no publications made, nothing added to your name-what have you done with your life that allows you to dismiss Einstein so easily?

          Look, I know he’s Jewish, and your belief is virtually identical to the Nazis, but it’s still a big call to go around dismissing one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century.

          “He made a contribution in his field, but at another subject he may have failed miserably. ”

          Whereas you are simultaneously ignorant about biology, psychology, sociology and probably where babies come from. Much better.

          “I think his brain would have been like an average Caucasian brain.”

          Well, it wasn’t. It was smaller than the average Caucasian brain.

          ” I don’t agree with the stereotype.”

          What stereotype are you referring to? Because you’ve so far put:

          All Aborigines are drunks
          All Asians are prostitutes who will steal your money

          So which stereotype are you disagreeing with? From where I see you’re pretty stereo-type friendly.

        • What on earth does that have to do with anything? Oh, silly me, expecting you to stay on topic for more than one comment.

          Why don’t you respond to Ian’s point that your article makes no claim about the connection between brain size and cognitive abilities, and the admin’s point that einstein’s brain was below average size, which according to you, means Einstein was not cognitively able, has severe brain damage, and should not have been in charge of making any decisions for himself, like you want to put in place for aborigines?

    • Wait, you post an article, then realise it didn’t say what you wanted it to, then said “There’s a typo which completely changes the result! It’s obvious!”

      Brad, you use pornography as evidence. Don’t pretend to be academic, it just embarrasses you.

      • Well there is a small error in the Abstract the when it talks about the frontal cortex the results were significantly bigger for whites and it has just said it the other way around, you probably haven’t even noticed the mistake because you haven’t read to the results section. The typo is just a typo.

        The results are clear, Aboriginals have smaller brains and the frontal cortex which is large in Caucasians is smaller in Aboriginals.

        Women have a smaller brain than men, but the proportions remain in roughly the same ratios. Women have smaller bodies on average also, so this is nothing significant. Even allowing for this men still have a slightly bigger brain. The difference in brain size between Caucasians and Australian Aborigines is not just in general size, but also in the size of the frontal cortex. Women just have slightly smaller brains in general, the ratio of the frontal cortex to the rest of the brain is not significantly different from that of males of her race.

        • Again, source showing that changes in brain size are related to changes in cognitive abilities sufficient enough to ustify legalising aboriignes as second class citizens, not allowed to make any decisions for themselves.

          Also source showing aborigines are genetically predetermined to be involved in family violence, and prison, completely separate from all social factors.

          Don’t bring up a related study and pretend it says what you want it to say, when it says the exact opposite (As you yourself have pointed out, the cause was stated to be poor nutrition-but you want to ignore that as its a fairlr simple issue to improve and that goes against your hypothesis).

          You are the epitomy of a fake scientist-you never change the theory to suit the facts, you change the facts to suit the theory.

        • The education difference and rate of imprisonment of Australian Aborigines is vast when compared to Caucasians in Australia.

        • Despite JM telling you it’s all everyone elses fault and it’s society’s fault, the real answer is in the difference in size and structure.

        • Women have:

          Smaller brains

          Higher levels of literacy and numeracy

          Lower rates of imprisonment.

          How come smaller brain size means, to you at least, proof positive of poor cognitive abilties leading to poorer results in school, and high prison rates, when others with a small brain (particularly women, though Einstein was also mentioned) have the complete opposite result?

        • @ Brad (25th October 2013 9.04 am) : “Lets look at some facts [sic]
          Aboriginals have: Smaller brain, Lower levels of literacy and numeracy, Higher rates of imprisonment ..”

          Now lets look at some reasons and significant factors Indigenous Australians have :

          1) A history of being dispossessed, murdered and persecuted by European invaders for 200 plus years which has seen their cultures attacked and nearly destroyed and their children stolen and the adults often forced into pretty much slavery and appalling conditions for many generations.

          2) Indigenous Australians have to face an ongoing set of unfair obstacles that include racial discrimination, abuse and lies being told about them constantly, stereotyping & assumptions made of the worst variety regarding them and constant racism from the likes of you.

          3) Indigenous Australians (at least a great many of them) can survive in areas and conditions that almost all Europeans (incl. myself and I’m pretty damn sure you too!) could not. Indigenous peoples have been stewards of Australia for many tens of millennia and have a gargantuan amount of wisdom that we’re too stupid, mostly, to even realise we don’t know.

          If you were stuck in the desert or most remaining national bushland without help or more than the clothes you were wearing could you find water, find food and shelter, live off the land indefinitely, find your way around and be happy in your, well, no, *their* country? I don’t think so.

          The First Australians – the aboriginals – have an enormous wealth of knowledge, know-how and understanding of Australia and its environment and an awful lot to teach us if we’d just be willing to listen and learn and show a bit of respect for a people that kept this land well and in harmony.for fifty thousand years and more.

          There are types of knowledge and wisdom that they have and we don’t and just because they have a lot of problems too – caused mostly by our past and present mistreatment and outright genocide on them – doesn’t mean their minds are any worse than ours.

      • So where have you taught Ian, I’m sorry mate I don’t agree with you at all. From what I personally have seen as well as the statistics for people who identify as aboriginal, as a whole their group struggles the most of any group in the Australian population.

        • Just about all half castes and even less genetically aboriginal people identify as aboriginal also, so the difference is even more vast for full blooded aborigines compared to Caucasians.

        • You have the nerve to ask where Ian has taught, where he could be easily identified, but won’t dare to say where you have studied, something which could not identify you.

          Hypocrite much?

          ” as well as the statistics for people who identify as aboriginal, ”

          Wait a second-I though whether or not people identify as Aboriginal is irrelevent-it was the Aboriginal genes that caused the poor outcomes for Aboriginal people,leading you to state they should have all rights being taken away from them, and become wards of the state for the entirety of their lives.

          But now you’re saying that the statistics are poor for people who identify as Aboriginal, not just those who are defined by you, due to their genes to be Aboriginal. This would, naturally, suggest a social factor-because if the genes aren’t the cause, this would suggest society. But that would completely go against your theory.

          You really should check to see if the BS you’re about to write matches up with all the BS you’ve already written before you post it.

          “Just about all half castes and even less genetically aboriginal people identify as aboriginal also, so the difference is even more vast for full blooded aborigines compared to Caucasians.”

          You realise you made a mistake. But you don’t have evidence of this comment. Because I’ve asked for it a lot-but you can’t provide evidence demonstrating that outcomes are poorer for Aboriginals when they have more aboriginal heritage. And you’ve never provided it.

          But still, you’re not back tracking far enough. You’ve said statistics of people who identify as Aboriginal are poor compared to Caucasian communities-not Aboirignes as defined by DNA testing, or by you,but just by those who identify themselves as Aboriginal.

          You can’t have it both ways, Fake-Name. Either it’s all about blood and aborigines who have some mixed blood in them should not be called Aborigines and thier successes are not representative of the Aboriginal community, or the poor situation in the Aboriginal community effects all Aborigines regardless of the amount of Aboriginal heritage, therefore problems are not due to genetics but due to societal infleunces.

          Keep on writing yourself into a corner here.

        • Couldn’t care less if you agree at all. I’ve taught in mainly lower socio economic areas. Frequently have Aboriginal students out perform non aboriginals

    • Brad’s view of evidence:
      Aborigines cannot manage in the modern world due to their biology, and tihs is proven by…..their smaller brains.

      When asked for evidence, you do find evidence of smaller brains, but when asked for proof that the smaller brains lead to difficulties in cognitive function the evidence now becomes: “Well, obviously it’s true!”

      You have proven nothing. And you really should read articles before you post them.

        • And you are a psychologist. Yes I’m sure you are, you went to a real university (Which can never be named), that existed and everything. And it had no Arts students, until I pointed out psychology courses usually are shared between Arts and Science then suddenly the Arts students appeared. Then the Arts students had to do compulsory philosophy, and science students had to do compoulsory anatomy, until I pointed out that the course is identical for arts and science sutdents, then suddenly everyone was in their class together.

          A university course which changes its own history to suit your comments-what a magical university that must be!

  3. I was fascinated that this man survived the accident, but with changed behaviour. That is how actual neuroscientists can relate structure and function.

        • And again, brain injury is not the same as smaller brain. Why are you saying it is? If you were shot in the leg it would not be the same experience as if you were born with only one leg=but to you having a smaller brain is entirely the same as have a rod of metal driven through your brain.

  4. Yes that is true Ian. Very good fuck face. Women do have smaller brains and again structure and function are related and women have different abilities.

    • Oh, we’re not having a serious conversation now, Brad, are we? You find one bit of evidence then go “Let’s all have a serious discussion” after days of talking about bushfires, your own murder theories, sexual activties and porn, but when someone has the nerve to criticise your interpretation of the evidence, you go back to calling them in fuck face.

      You have said that due to smaller brains Aborigines have fewer cognitive abilities than white people, and are inferior. As Ian has pointed out, women also have smaller brains than men. Your response is women have different abilities.

      Why when aborigines have smaller brains they are inferior and must be made wards of the state with all work, and money managed for them, but when women have smaller brains they must just have different abilities?

      • I found this interesting “More than $360 million is being spent on Indigenous-specific ‘culturally appropriate’ literacy and numeracy programs each year. These programs are not only wasteful but actually counterproductive because they take attention and resources away from classroom instruction.”

        • Did you ignore this sentence:

          “Despite the success of most indigenous Australians, a significant minority continue to miss out on the benefits of Australia life”

          Success of most indigenous Australians-surely if all indigenous Australians are biologically wired to go to prison, never finish school, be drunk and instigate family violence, surely that would mean a majority of indigenous Australians would be unsuccessful, right? Or is that another typo.

          You really really should read the whole article before you post it.

    • You know how we could save money? Stop spending so much on the Indigenous population. Millions for white schools? You don’t need millions anyway, all you need is a text book.

      • So again, do you want to get rid of schools and universities altogether? After all, if all you need is a text book, and those with an iq high enough will naturally succeed, why not do away with schools entirely?

      • Just to be clear, Brad thinks a way to save money would be for the government to instead of spending money to help some aborigines get out of government dependence, have them entirely dependant on the government for all decisions that will ever be made for them, essentially becoming wards of the state.

        How exactly would that save the government money, Brad? If you are having all Aborigines having all decisions made for them, all money managed for them, every aspect of their life controlled-think about the administration involved!

        Where I live, Shepparton, there are procedures in place to limit those receiving long term welfare from spending it all on alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. That is not cheap to put in place, hence why few places are getting it. It needs a huge work force to manage this-and that’s just for people in Shepparton, who receive welfare, and only effecting welfare payments, and only until they can demonstrate mature financial decision making.

        You are suggesting that ALL Aborigines in Australia have ALL their money managed, for the their entire lives, with a plan for this to continue for as long as Aboriginal people exist. How exactly is this going to save any money?

    • Yeah Racism is directly related to intelligence. That’s a valid bit of research LOL
      I don’t even consider myself racist. You can’t tell me that any person doesn’t identify more with their own people and want to support their own people. Especially when you created the modern world and are by population size a minority.

        • And creepy fake name is back again. Silly me, expecting him to stay on topic for more than five seconds, when the pattern is of course

          Post data, then say something extreme the data doesn’t actually support.
          Refuse to support your claim.
          Talk in detail about sexuality/porn/dead babies/bush fires/ how everyone else in the world is an idiot….until you find something you think, without reading it of course, actually supports your view.

      • Yes, you don’t consider yourself racist….but don’t do anything with Asian people, right? Don’t employ them, don’t give any business to them, bevause they all have AIDS and will steal your money.

        How is that not a racist beliefs?

        ” You can’t tell me that any person doesn’t identify more with their own people and want to support their own people.”

        That’s true. However, unliek you I don’t identify with “White people”-because that is a social construction that does not fit with reality. I do identify strongly with the Australian people, who are a diverse group of people.

        But please, tell me why I share less of a connection with my Asian, Afghani, and African friends, work colleagues and neighbours, than I do with people in Russia I will never ever meet or have any conversation with.

        What Fake-name is confused by, is it sees Asia as a united body of people, because they all look the same to him, and African as a unoited body of people, because they also look the same to him, so wonders why White people aren’t a united body of people.

        Of course, it ignores the fact that Asians are not a united body of people. The Japanese and Koreans do not see similarity and unity between each other. In various countries in Africa internal groups do not see solidarity with other internal groups in the same country.

      • So Ian just curious as to what your belief is here, two identical twins. One is racist and doesn’t like black people, the other has a black boyfriend. The twin with the black boyfriend is going to be 10, 20 IQ points higher than the other twin?

        The twin with out the black partner is going to perform at a much lower level cognitively?

        When you say Racism is related to intelligence, we can easily show that it is not. There are real life examples of twins where one partner is dating someone of a different race. Siblings also. One sibling hates people of a certain race and their brother or sister is dating a person of said race. A racist and a non racist in the same family. We know that intelligence has a fair genetic component. Identical twins score similarly on intelligence tests, siblings score similarly in most cases. It’s not a case of twins scoring 40 points apart unless one child has a brain injury or some type of environmental damage or condition. There is a genetic component related to intelligence.

        Related people don’t have vastly different scores in tests of cognitive abilities such as IQ tests.

        There are plenty of people who are very intelligent who just happen to be racist. Just like there are plenty of people who are very intelligent who just happen to be sexist.

        • You say a lot of “we know” and “I can prove” without actually demonstrating anything.

          It’s interesting that you’ve dismissed a study showing a link between racism and low intelligence (which I would suspect would occur either through a third variable, ie lack of a suitable education, or if the relationship is purely causal would be in the form of low intelligence leads to racism) based entirely on your hypothetical beliefs, and experiences with intelligent racist people, when your own correlation study (aborigines have smaller brains, and higher incarceration rates, therefore aborigines have less cognitive abilities due to small brain size) is entirely correlation a land dismisses any experiences with aboriginal people, as well as other variables which contradict your beliefs (most particularly that women who have a smaller brain than malign have a lower incarceration rate than males, and in Australia talents, a higher literacy rate…therefore a smaller brain does not have a relationship with prison rates or literacy)

          Since you have said now that iq is entirely genetic, not based on teaching, society, or parentng at all, why do we have schools? I mean, those with a highiq would learn wel without them, and those with low iq scores would not learn anything so why have schools at all?

        • It’s not me suggesting racism is linked with low intelligence. It’s the data from numerous studies that suggest it

        • You don’t remember studies of twins in psychology?! I was beginning to believe that you did do psychology, because just because you did doesn’t mean you were very good at the biology based subjects. But if you don’t recall any studies of twins in psychometric testing, then that is a worry.

        • Oh I remember them, but you’re not demonstrating them. You just say “Research exists, and it proves everything I say….go find it for me would you?”

          You have specifically stated that there are studies showing that racism is not related to intelligence. You have said you can show this. You have decided not to show it for some reason.

          I’ll repeat myself:

          You have said that small brain size proves that Aborigines have low cognitive abilities, due to their low literacy rates, and high imprisonment rates. However women, who also have smaller brains than males, have higher literacy rates (In Australia at least), and lower imprisonment rates. Doesn’t this contradict your statement that small brain size leads to poor numeracy and literacy?

          Since you have said now that iq is entirely genetic, not based on teaching, society, or parentng at all, why do we have schools? I mean, those with a highiq would learn wel without them, and those with low iq scores would not learn anything so why have schools at all?

      • @Brad (24th Oct 11.09 pm) : “I don’t even consider myself racist.”

        You’d be the only one here to think you’re NOT racist then Brad.

        The rest of us can clearly see from your comments that you are. (Is coming here your attempt at a cry for help troll?)

        Yes, you are a racist Brad and, maybe, instead of being in denial, you need to face that fact about yourself and then change it it – please decide NOT to be racist, have a major rethink of your views and then try and become a better,less racist person?

    • While I’m really hoping this will be wiped soon, here we go-

      Brad/Amy/no more foreign/porn obsessed troll-are you honestly telling us that a graphic injury to the frontal cortex is comparable to having a smaller brain?

      Because it looks like your grabbing bits of data and trying to stick them together, hoping no one notices the join.

        • No I did not. I actually achieved at a high level at school. I enjoyed school. I saw it as an opportunity, I liked learning. I have a particular interest in science especially biology and the human body.

        • Yet you can’t name the imaginary magical university you went to. The one whose history changes each time someone points out a mistake in your recollections ( there were no arts students…and then there were!)

          From what you’ve talked about you have at best a high school education. That is all.

        • Yeah, you believe that JM. I’m guessing you are around 30 years old. Just because you are married and talk about having kids soon but also speak about uni as if it wasn’t that long ago for you. People don’t plan kids in their early 20’s usually I’m guessing you didn’t get into uni on your school marks alone. That would make you younger if you finished straight away. You didn’t get into uni straight away I’m guessing.

          I did! Consider that.

        • You’re pretty close on age, but totally wrong on education. My enter score was 93.8- highest in my family. I went straight from high school to study psychology at monash university, followed by a postgraduate diploma of psychology at deakin university, where I completed my thesis.

          Due to little practical experience, as that is desirable in psychological graduates, I worked the following two years, while continuing to study in my spare time and returned to the masters of social work at the university of Melbourne.

          Now these are all very good and prestigious universities which can be named. While your university cannot be named and changes it’s history whenever someone asks questions about it. Consider that!

          Again, what you have demonstrated is a high school level of psychology, not a university level and definitely not a postgraduate level. I’m fairly sure you completed high school, that is all. It’s much more believable than “intent to an invisible university which can never be named which goes from having arts students to not having arts students depending on who I talk to”

    • People with small brains can still have certain structures that are proportionately large. I mean I’m pretty sure some structures in the Aboriginal brain are proportionately larger than in the Caucasian brain. Would it be racist to say that? No, but when we say that a part of the Caucasian brain is larger, and just that our brains are larger, that is racist? lol.

      • Again, you have said that Aborigines are biologically less cognitive able, to the point that would need all their money, decisions, and aspects of their life to be managed by the state, and your evidence for this is “small brain size”

        When asked for evidence you say: Aborigines have small brains, they also have higher prison rates, and lower numeracy rates. Therefore smaller brains=poorer outcomes.

        This is despite women in general, as well as Albert Einstein, demonstrating that a smaller brain does not prove poorer outcomes in literacy and imprisonment.

        Don’t try and change what you’ve said because you’ve found you have nothing to back yourself up….again. This is the internet-your original comment didn’t disappear just because you’ve made a relatively more moderate one.

  5. Or you might be slightly younger. Late 20’s, you have green eyes, brown hair, you weigh between 50 and 100 kgs. You finished uni, and when working you met your wife. That’s a possibility. A couple of years before marriage, married a couple of years. Yeah that could be it. You went to university in Melbourne. You don’t have an interest in the biology and anatomy side of things like I do, your all about your social work crap. So you are not exposed to this any more and you have forgotten a lot hence the need to look up everything. So Uni was a few years ago. Ok JM, yeah you keep saying that I am uneducated. Keep going. Where were we?

    • So you make largely inaccurate guesses and that somehow means you’re educated? Whey gas being able to name a single university you attended demonstrates no education. Yeah , that makes sense.

      A psychological degree does not involve a biology or anatomy course. That is not he case at any university I have ever visited, attended or contacted to study, and I’ve been in touch with a lot all over Australia!

    • I just lolled at your guesses on weight-50-100kg! That’s a pretty big margin there, covering most of Australia’s male population.

      Why stop there? I mean your Amani’s powers of prediction couldextenuelsewhere. You can end pretty sure I use a computer, walk, can speak English have arms and legs, voted in the last election, have a Medicare number, a bank account….you’re wasting your talents of stating the virtually universal and pretending it’s smog sort of psychic ability.

      • Well that’s the idea, the chances are that you are in that range. The chance is even greater that you are in that range and married. Obese people are generally shunned in dating. You have met someone in your mid 20’s by my estimation. So the chances are that you are not that fat. The chances already are that you are in that 50-100 range, being married early supports this.

        • So you are obviously educated because you make guesses that either apply to the majority of the population, or are wrong….that’s how we demonstrate genius now is it? Easy guesses and wrong guesses?

    • Yep, studiously that in year 10. Did my first conditioning assignment in year 10 too.

      You’re not really demonstrating a post high school level of knowledge here by the way.

        • Yes, I do. Now, how about some evidence that aborigines are genetically inferior? Got any of that coming, or just more blogs and articles you didn’t read?

        • He doesn’t have to answer trolls especially ones who Google “Psychology” and come up with a bunch of random key words.

          Don’t you have a Newstart interview to attend?

        • Do you guys realize what a joke you are? You moderate posts so as to make out like people are uneducated, when clearly we are. My sibling and I both scored well in the HSC to not give away the time we finished school, I will stick to entrance mark, we both scored highly, my sibling even higher than myself despite myself performing amongst the top of the state in one subject. My sibling score 97 point something and I scored below that, but not by that much.I did however get the top mark in the year in one subject, and just missed out on top in another. I won’t say my score because It could identify me. I will not say my school either. I did go to school and I did go to uni.

        • You’ve never asked me about action potentials. Part of neuropsych, which was a key point of study. Biology and anatomy were not.

          You’re kind of big talking about slow answers. Considering the number of times we’ve gotten no answers from you.

        • Ok then JM if moderators don’t fuck me over ask me some quick questions that anyone who has a psyc degree can answer. Just general quick questions and then I will ask you some. Fair enough?

        • Wait, you’re demanding I answer questions to prove my qualifications? How about you prove your own? I can and have named the universities I have attended, the course covered, and have backed up my claims repeatedly with evidence. Moreover my story is internally consistent.

          You have done none of this. How about you prove your own credentials, claims, and beliefs?

          Or are you just going to go back to your porn now?

        • How would naming your university identify you? Universities have thousands of people entering them each year-you’re going to be identifiable from that?

          Admit it, the reason you can’t name your uni is you didn’t go to one, or even if you did, it’s not the basis for your pretend psychological credentials.

        • No, ok, that’s a valid point, I just don’t want you to find out my name and do some little internet thread about me like you do to others. I’m happy to give you information as long as there is no name.

        • There is a certain amount of people enrolled and graduating each year at each university. With that information it wouldn’t be too hard to be identified, someone could easily say yes I know that person they have talked about the Antibogan before, they did psyc at XYZ university, I know that person, here is all the info on them. I know people that are members of your site!

        • Except we’re not asking for a year or start or completion. So your caution is apparently “Someone is going to go through every year level who ever did psychology ever and find me…..”

          This isn’t true of course. I mean, your comment changed again recently-you didn’t do a psych degree anymore, because you had friends who did a pure psych degree. Now you’re a person who studied psychology.

          Over and over again the story changes. The only constant is-you didn’t do psych at university. Your credentials are a sham!

        • Incidentally, I have given you the name of three universities I went to, and the degrees I completed there. Since it is apparently the easiest thing in the world to find a person’s identity based on that and that alone, how come virtually all your guesses about me (Apart from weight and hair colour) were completely wrong? I mean, if you could find my identity that quickly, couldn’t you make better accurate guesses than “You have the most common hair colour in Australia, and a weight range which covers the vast majority of males in Australia:”?

        • Have you ever thought why I was asking you what seemed like silly questions? You really think I know all that. But I am one step closer to my initial questions that I asked you before about your physical description. You don’t have green eyes, you have brown hair, and you are of average weight. Pity you couldn’t tell me that when I asked before.

        • I believe I got your age approximately correct and the only thing I didn’t get right was eye colour and when you started uni. But now I know, and that was the point!

        • I am a hetero sexual man MMU, I’ll just point that out firstly. I asked JM his physical description because I wanted to point out to him that his children will have black hair and dark eyes no matter what his physical features are.

          Now I’m not saying that those features are not attractive, I think that they are, but realise that by race mixing, you are not going to have children that have your features.

          Your daughter or son will not have brown hair and blue eyes like you JM,
          They will have black hair and dark coloured eyes like their mother. Just be aware of this JM. It’s not too late to get out of the relationship and have children with a Caucasian woman. I seriously suggest that you consider ending the relationship.

        • What a revolting little muppet you are. Clearly you are jealous of JM and any other guy who has the personality and character to attract a nice woman.

          Which you patently cannot.

          I doubt if JM and his wife will particularly care what ethnicity is dominant in their kids’ looks.

          And JM’s kids if he chooses to have any will no doubt be achievers in all areas.

          Still yearning for JM yourself are you troll? We’ve noticed that nutzis have warped sexuality. There is nothing wrong with being gay but nutzis are heavily in denial so hate gays and lesbians while secretly despising themselves for their own same sex longings.

          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-strange-strange-story_b_136697.html

          You are like this aren’t you troll.

        • Brad, I don’t care about the ethnicity of my children. They’re going to be the best children ever, and here’s a little fact you should consider. The only person who cares whether their children have their ethnicity is crazy little racist trolls like you, who don’t really have the opportunity to make children anyway.

          Their hair colour and eye colour does not matter. I want them to have my values, my strong sense of compassion, empathy and humanity, I want them to be hard workers, with strong goals for the future, I want them to be smart.

          My children, when my wife and I choose to have them, are going to have long and happy lives. Your children will continually fail to exist in reality.

          But keep on living your crazy world where apparently you’d judge your own children (In the extremely unlikely chance you’ll ever have them), not on the quality of their charaxter, but the colour of their hair and eyes.

          This is why you are lonely, will continue to be lonely, and will die alone. Because no matter how much you look on the outside (And I know you’re not exactly winning awards in that area), you are a disgusting human being on the inside. And people can see that.

        • Hate to break it to you JM, but you do not know what your children are going to be like. Your children could have downs syndrome, could have any number of disabilities, might be cognitively impaired, physically impaired, could be born with mixed genitalia, could have learning disabilities etc. They might live short lives, they might commit suicide, suffer from a mental illness. You simply do not know.

          Personally, my children will be Caucasian and have similar features to my own. People will know that they are my children when I am with them. There is a chance that they could have any number of problems, my wish is that they are happy and healthy. It would be great if they were smart, gifted at sport or had some type of talent, but I’m having children with the expectation that they are going to be anything other than what they want to be.

        • What a nasty thing to say. I’m proud of the person that I am and I thank my parents, teachers and other role models for the positive influence that they have had in my upbringing. I’m a mature adult and have my own ideas and opinions just like you MMUs.

          I believe that too much money is spent on the indigenous people. I don’t think that results will come from spending lots of money on Aborigines. I think results will come from getting rid of alcohol, tobacco and drugs as well as weapons.

        • The Northern Territory needs to loose it’s drinking culture. Alcohol is the cause of much violence and anti social behaviour. It causes cancer, which affects so many people. When are we going to get serious about alcohol?

        • You’re proud of whom you are. Most criminals and sociopaths are proud also. Your teachers and parents have obviously failed you, however

        • I didn’t compare you to a murder or say you were a criminal. I just said many sociopaths are proud of who they are.

        • “Hate to break it to you JM, but you do not know what your children are going to be like.”

          Really? I thought with your marvel of genetics you could predict everything.

          My point is my children will be loved and supported no matter who they are. Your children would only be loved and supported on the understanding that they are to look like you. Thankfully, this pinnacle of fatherhood isn’t going to occur.

          “Personally, my children will be Caucasian and have similar features to my own. ”

          Your children don’t exist, nor will they ever.

          Because Brad, here’s what I know about you. You don’t know anyone, you have no positive connections with anyone, there’s been no real attempt to form any new social connections (As that would involve, in part, altering yourself to make yourself appealing, and damn it that’s not going to happen), and with no social connections, there’s no avenue for children to be made. Also, looking at your age, your expected life span isn’t long enough to make the changes that would be required for children to be made.

          Your children are dreams. And dreams they will remain. This is what amuses me about those who say “Your babies must be white to save the species”-they never actually make babies of their own-to do so would require a second person. And there is no second person, and there hasn’t been for a long time. IF there were, you would have been mentioning them, not your obsession with pornography and prostitutes.

          I mean, look at how many years you’ve been alive now. You’ve got, what, 30 years tops until retirement? Do you really think you’re going to have enough time to drastically change who you are to make yourself appealing to others, form a relationship, settle down, and prepare for children? You’re closer in years to your own death than you are your birth-you’d have plenty of time if you were with someone, or likely to be with someone soon, but when you’ve got such a disgusting personality that instantly turns people away, your time has already run out.

          “You directly compared me to criminals and murderers.”

          Whereas you directly compared Aborigines to a separate species-not counting as human at all.

          What craziness is inside your head, Brad, that you think it’s okay to make a negative comparison about an entire community, but wrong to make a negative comparison about an individual?

        • I don’t know. Why are you ignoring everything, Brad?

          To repeat:

          I mean, look at how many years you’ve been alive now. You’ve got, what, 30 years tops until retirement? Do you really think you’re going to have enough time to drastically change who you are to make yourself appealing to others, form a relationship, settle down, and prepare for children? You’re closer in years to your own death than you are your birth-you’d have plenty of time if you were with someone, or likely to be with someone soon, but when you’ve got such a disgusting personality that instantly turns people away, your time has already run out.

        • It’s funny that you think I’m an old man who has no marriage prospects and no chance of having children. I’m just really interested in how you have come to those conclusions? You don’t even acknowledge that they are your guesses.

        • You’ve told me a few things, so I’ll tell you something about me. I’m a volunteer surf life saver. I have fair skin and skin cancer in the family so I cover up in the middle of the day, but I am a qualified life guard. So while I’m on that topic I have something to say about my experiences and that is,that a lot of foreigners, specifically Asians, do not appreciate water safety. They will swim outside the flags or go fishing on really rough days, and you try and advise them by telling them that it’s too rough. Too rough to fish there, or not good to swim there. Best to swim in the flags, and they just ignore you like you are some kinda idiot.

          Then half an hour later they are being rescued. What do you do? They just ignore all safety precautions.

          What is your opinion on this JM?

        • Where do I get my opniion from? What you write, form judgements based on that. I know, it’s so shocking to judge someone on their words and actions, compared to judging someone on the colour of their skin. You are a disgusting person, that’s the truth of it. People tend to not like disgusting people. You know that already, but you tend to blame other people for them not liking you, not ever considering blaming yourself.

          The fact that you don’t deny it is also a bit of a hint.

          As for water safety-my opinion is you’re trying to change the topic again because once again you’ve dug yourself into a hole you can’t get out of, and worry that it might get too much on you to carry on a topic you can’t defend. So let’s change the topic.

          Though, I must say, it makes a nice change from you talking about your porn obsession once again.

    • A pretty basic study in behaviorism there by the way. Interesting you should now be talking about behaviorism and operant and classical conditioning, as all these are based on the belief that the environment and external conditioning can shape behavior.

      Doesn’t that go against your belief that genetics shape everything?

      • Well that’s where my interest lies. As you would know the environment plays a role in an organisms development, good nutrition and other necessities determine how an organism develops. With poor soil and water and inadequate sunlight, a plant doesn’t grow to it’s full potential. However, a African violet is never going to grow to the size of a giant red wood no matter what the environmental conditions.

        Why would it be any different with people?

        • Yes Ian, DNA is the information which determines which protein are built in cells, humans and animals have DNA. I am saying humans are just another type of animal, I’ve never seen a dog the size of a cow. No matter how well you feed a dog it doesn’t become the size of a cow.

          No matter how well you feed a cow, it doesn’t become as smart as an elephant. Why should we expect different within the different subspecies of humans?

          We pump the Abos with money as if it is going to change something.

        • Wait, so you’re saying an aboriginal in not the same species as a Caucasian now? If you are saying comparing an aboriginal to a Caucasian person is the same as comparing a cow to an elephant you are doing exactly that.

          At least we have you accepting that environmental factors exist. Except now you are saying they exist….except when it comes to aborigines. All their problems, according to you, are genetic, completely separate from environmental factors. But you don’t need to find proof of that because your invisible imaginary university already had, right?

        • No, a cow and an elephant are different animals. Humans have different subspecies just like animals. There are different breeds of cows, different breeds of elephants.

          Why is it any different with humans?

          It’s not.

          But it’s controversial to point out the obvious that we are not all the same.

        • ” Humans have different subspecies just like animals. There are different breeds of cows, different breeds of elephants.”

          Wait, so animals are now one species, just like humans. There are different subspecies of human, and there are different sub species of animal. And presumably sub sub species.

          Except that’s total crap, again. All living beings which are not plants are animals, humans included. A cow is not a sub species of animal, a cow is a species of cow, which has a genus entirely separate from an elephant. However humans only have one species-homo-sapien. But I can’t wait to see your crazy text book that says otherwise.

          Now you’re trying to minimise your comment again. You weren’t saying Aborigines and caucasians are like elephants and cows-you were saying aborigines and caucasians are like different breed of cows.

          Nope, you didn’t say that. You implied caucasians and aborigines are not So stop trying to pretend you did.

          You have stated that there are severe cognitive differences in race, which are entirely genetic. You have yet to prove that at all. Because you can’t.

          And I’ll repeat:

          At least we have you accepting that environmental factors exist. Except now you are saying they exist….except when it comes to aborigines. All their problems, according to you, are genetic, completely separate from environmental factors. But you don’t need to find proof of that because your invisible imaginary university already had, right?

        • JM, please stick to what is said. Humans are just like any other mammal species. There are two main types of elephant African elephants and Asian elephants. There are three main types of humans Caucasians, Asians and Africans. These are the subspecies of humans. Just like there are different breeds of cow and subspecies, humans have what we call races, which are our subspecies. We are no different to any other mammal in that regard.

        • “JM, please stick to what is said. ”

          Brad, stick to what you’ve actually said, instead of pretending it was changed after the fact.

          This is what you said:
          No matter how well you feed a cow, it doesn’t become as smart as an elephant. Why should we expect different within the different subspecies of humans?

          Now you like to pretend otherwise, because you liv in a fantasy world.

          “Just like there are different breeds of cow and subspecies, humans have what we call races, which are our subspecies. ”

          That’s not what you said. I’ll repeat-you compared the relationship between Australian Aboriginie and Caucasians to the relation ship between a cow and an elephant.

          Are you stating now that was over the top, and extreme, or are you going to go on pretending you never wrote that?

          And I’ll repeat:

          At least we have you accepting that environmental factors exist. Except now you are saying they exist….except when it comes to aborigines. All their problems, according to you, are genetic, completely separate from environmental factors. But you don’t need to find proof of that because your invisible imaginary university already had, right?

  6. So you could quite easily tell me a heap of neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, norephinephrine, GABA aminobutyric acid.

    And what each of their roles are in the body? You can tell me all about the fight and flight response. And relate that back to theories in Cognitive psyc like the James Lang theory?

    • I’m not familiar with it Ian. There you go, an honest answer. I don’t recall covering it at uni and if we did, it wasn’t something I must have paid attention to.

      • Stage hypnosis is a trick. The people acting like clowns do so because they want to.

        Which of the above neurotransmitters do computer game developers exploit

        • I’m guessing they stay up late at night on cocaine so I’m going to say several involved in the sympathetic nervous response so dopamine and norepinephrine.

        • All stimulants target similar neurotransmitter pathways involved in stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system response. Are you getting at the fact that they often stay awake till late hours? I’m happy to answer questions if I’m not moderated to look like a fool. I have nothing to conceal, I can answer any questions related to the content of my education. If I don’t know the answer, I will simply say that I don’t know. A degree doesn’t mean that I know everything, I don’t have a photographic memory, but I can still remember most things and most of the important concepts and information. The rest it only takes a quick read through a text book to jog my memory. If you have never learnt these things it takes time for understanding. That’s the difference.

        • And do you have an explanation for your question Ian. I mean it’s a valid question and I’m happy to answer any of your questions as it shows that I have a university education in psychology.

        • No. I’m getting at the fact that if they didn’t exploit dopamine they wouldn’t sell many games. Dopamine is the one that will make them want to play the games

        • Europeans unite against non whites in Melbourne this week. A bit of for warning Ian. Westerners and Europeans are taking back Melbourne.

        • Yay, Brad and all his friends are having a rally!

          So, party of one again. How are people meant to tell you apart from all the other individuals who walk through Melbourne.

          Seriously-you’re from NSW, why have a rally in one of the most progressive, and immigrant friendly cities in the world? Are you really expecting to win over the Green voters?

        • Taking it back from what? Will this be your ‘Anders’ moment? He was proud as well. Not saying you’re like him. Just saying you’re proud of who you are, and he’s proud of who he is, and you’d probably have heaps in common

        • Hey Ian, .this is what you have just said In regards to Anders the mass shooter

          . “Not saying you’re like him”. You then finish the very next sentence with

          “You’d probably have heaps in common”

          So you are not saying that I am like him, but you are saying that we probably have heaps in common.

          Dead set, you are dumb.

          Ian, I’m not saying you are like a turd, but you probably have heaps in common with one.

        • Okay then, Brad, it’s not a rally.

          Then pray tell, how are europeans going to unite against non-whites this weekend, and take back Melbourne. Please be specific, so we know what to look out for when it doesn’t happen.

        • We all have lots in common with him. Every person on this planet has a lot in common with him.

          No need to be so sensitive

    • No, clearly Ian is educated. You, on the other hand, can google. Thea’s why whenever ian or myself tests your knowledge in a way you can’t google your by out of, you get lost.

        • I already have. Back when we were talking about intelligence theories and IQ tests I purposefully made a mistake. You weren’t able to pick it up, because that’s not the sort of thing you can google.

          Do you want me to copy and paste the entire discussion here and you can try again? Or just admit you’re lying and leave?

        • Don’t pretend like you purposefully make mistakes. You just stated something that was incorrect and are trying to cover yourself.

        • Okay then, believe what you want to believe.

          But tell me what my mistake was then. IF you’re such an expert in psychology in general and intelligence in particular, you can name what my mistake was.

          But you can’t. Because that’s a problem that can’t be easily googled.

        • And since I’ve been looking back at our exchanges, this is every question, point, and counter argument you have ignored, while talking about bushfires, pronography, sex lives of people you have nothing to do with and now water safety.

          Apologies to admin for length, but it’s a handy resource to see just how full of BS this troll is.

          1- “The blogs are not my sources of this information.”

          Then why are they the only sources you are naming?

          2. Isn’t it a little odd that you directly linked and cited not these articles which are your “actual” sources, but a blog? It doesn’t look like the act of someone who actually has knowledge in the area, it looks like the actions of a guy who quickly googled “Aborigines have low IQ” and linked the first article he found, not bothering to read it.

          3. ” I’m saying there are studies referenced which if you bothered you could investigate further.”

          Why should I bother when you clearly haven’t? Why should I spend more tiem trying to find articles to back up your own wild claims when you couldn’t be bothered mentioning them?

          4. No mor foreign, you claim to have research experience. You claim to have written a thesis. You claim to know about proper sources.

          So why have you consistently failed to provide proper sources, and instead use the above completely unreliable sources?

          5. “2) races show differing abilities and this can be related to brain structure and anatomy.”

          Which is based on…..what exactly? Another blog? An experiment you can’t tell us about?

          6. Which is all very nice, but you still haven’t proven Aboriginals fall between 60-70 which is what you’ll need to do if your previous claim of “Aborigines score between 30-40 points less than white people” is to be backed up by evidence.

          7. “I suspect someone like Nova Peris would score outside the predicted range for Indigenous Australians, but that is because she is not a full blooded Aboriginal, she is an Indian.”

          Again, based on no evidence. Based on you looking at her and saying “You don’t look Aboriginal” How is that a reliable measure?

          8. Research on mixed race people shows that they tend to score in predictable intermediate groupings based on their racial contributions.’

          Source for that. Nope? You’ve got none? Again-no sources?

          9. Source for the following line:
          “I am talking on behalf of a lot of people in Australia, when I say we need to define people who don’t look Aboriginal as not Aboriginal.”

          10. Source for the following line:
          “People with majority aboriginal blood will have a greater likelihood of alcohol addiction, drug addiction, family violence and poor education outcomes, than someone with a lower rate of Aboriginal blood living in the same community, with the same culture and same socio-economic scale.”

          11. Source for the folloiwng line:
          “Aborigines are genetically more likely to be involved in alcohol, drugs, or family violence.”

          12. Source for the following line:
          “People who have majority Aboriginal blood have the worst outcomes.”

          13. Source for the following line:
          “Stopping Aboriginal people (Presumably everywhere) from having access to money actually works.”

          14. Source for the following line:
          “Aborigines cannot process alcohol as efficiently as Europeans.”

          15. Source for the following line:
          “Aborigines suffer higher rates for nearly all types of cancer, due entirely to genetics.”

          16. Source for the following line:
          “Outside of dry zones, Aborigines abuse alcohol at a far higher level than the white population.”

          17. Source for the following line:
          “All Aborigines drink to excess.”

          18. Source for the following line:
          “Aborigines cannot properly perform a job”

          19. Source for the following line:
          “Aborigines have different cognitive abilities.”

          20. Source for the following line:
          “All problems in Aboriginal communities are entirely due to genetics and not in anyway caused by social effects.”

          21. Source for the following claim:
          Aborigines who have full blood score lowest in school performance, psychometric tests, and IQ tests, completely separate from any social infleunces. You also make it clear that Aborigines fall short of the mainstream IQ test within point range of 30-40 points. As the Average of an IQ test is 100, the scores you’ll need to prove the majority of Aborigines fall within to is between 60-70.
          I’m being generous by the way. Because while 100 is the average, most people fall outside either side of it, with around 66% of the population falling between 85 and 115, meaning you’d need to prove that the majority of full blooded aborigines fall between 45-55 IQ points. Or I could be particularly cruel and say since 95% of the population fall between 70 and 130 (Two standard deviations), you’d need to prove that the majority of Aborigines fall within 30-40 IQ points.

          But I’m nice. So you just need to prove that the majority of Aborigines have an IQ between 60-70 IQ points. Good luck with that.

          22. But why are you making this choice? Why is it the case that white men, and it’s almost always white men, are the ones saying who is or who isn’t an Aboriginie.

          23. In your theory, Albert Einstein would be a shining celebration of the German people-something he might disagree with you on, don’t you think?

          24. Now you’re saying Aborigines are a different species than white people? If not that is a truly idiotic and offensive statement to make.

          25. Then why talk about British ethnicity? That was your own choice of words. Why do you continue to define Britain as an ethnicity when we’ve stated it doesn’t exist?

          26. Wait, so if you’re Tongan, British, English, etc you can say you belong to that ethnicity (Your definition), but if you’re Aboriginie, only you, a white man, can say what a person’s ethnicity is, which will be based on their blood and who they look like.

          Is this not a double standard?

          27. I’ve seen alcohol do terrible things to white people too. Shall we ban all white people from having money?

          28. You volunteering to pay for rent in an Aboriginal community? It’d be cheaper.

          29. Any examples of any non-Aboriginal people being overlooked for a mainstream job (ie not a job in the Aboriginal community) because they’re not Aboriginal? Any at all? (Apparently a senate position is mainstream to you-not for me)

          30. So, Aborigines should have not rights whatsoever? All their decisions should be made by others? I mean, would you get to choose where they work, who they married?

          Are you wanting to start up slavery with Aborigines now?

          31. You’ve never…met an Aboriginie have you. you’ve seen them, especially on tv, but never have met or spoken to any, have you?

          32. You’re denying Alcohol is a problem in non-Aboriginal communities now?

          33. “The statistics that you provided JM actually support what I am saying!”

          Are you denying the article shows that the majority of Aborigines drink less than non-Aboriginal people? This would tend to disprove your belief that ALL Aborigines drink to dangerous levels.

          34. “People currently do work with Aboriginal communities. One common trait is they are always putting their hand up for more money. ”

          And you’d know that…how? Work with a lot of Aboriginal communities? Actually met with any community leaders?

          35. Wait….so if anyone has problems now, anyone gets themselves into trouble, it’s because they were born with less cognitive abilities than others? You are really supporting the “born to rule” mentality-extrmeely literally.

          36. Then the story changes further. When you first started talking about Nova your entire basis in saying she wasn’t Aboriginal was that she looked Indian. Now you know that shes Sri Lankan, but also Indian (Which are apparently entirely the same)

          Why the change, no more foreign? If you were so sure of her ancestry, why not say that earlier, instead of just saying “She looks indian”?

          37. I have no idea about his ancestry. Do you regularly walk up to your boss and ask him “Could you give me your full family history so I can judge you based on your race?”

          38. ” I do believe that intelligence is difficult to define, but I specified repeatedly that we were talking about cognitive abilities pertaining to the modern world. ”

          Then why use IQ tests to verify a result? Considering that IQ does not measure cognitive abilities but is meant to define Intelligence alone.

          39. “We are all the same? It’s just discrimination and lack of services?”

          Are you denying that Aborigines in Aboriginal communities have a poorer access to health and educational services?

          40. Wait, are you saying….social experiences effect actions? Heresy! You’re a eugenics guy!

          Or is it the case that social factors only effect white people?

          41. Why is that a bad thing, to have mixed people? Especially considering you yourself have said how much immigrants fit into our soceity.

          42. At the time it wa considered okay, therefore it is okay now-right?
          Just like at the time it was okay to beat left handed children until they use their right hand-why aren’t we doing that anymore?

          43. Name this countries that don’t have any mixing. Please, let me know-I’d love to hear them.

          44. Incidentally, I made an error intentionally earlier. A person with any current experience in psychology would have picked it up much earlier. It’s really interesting that you didn’t, and you still can’t now. And that’s because you don’t have any experience in psychology apart from reading books that no self respecting academic would ever consider as anything other than a door stop.

          45. So even if your source was reliable, which its not, even if your source mentioned anything specific about Aboriginal IQ, which it didn’t, it still doesn’t support your claim that Aborigines have IQ results 30-40 points lower than white people.

          So you were wrong when you said that, right? Are you going to admit you either made that statistic up, or were intentionally lying, or trying and deny that you’re changing your story?

          46. Also, interesting that in the space of two posts you wnet from “Only science students study psychology” to “Oh yeah, there were some arts students, but they didn’t do well”-where did these magical arts students spring up from?

          47. “Obviously whites are more than capable, they were the ones who designed IQ tests and provided all of the technology in the modern world”

          But how do you know? I mean, if Aborigines don’t know what’s good for them because of their low IQ test scores, surely we wouldn’t know what’s good for us due to our comparatively low IQ test scores compared to Asian people.

          I mean, if we weren’t capable-how would we know?

          48. “Even allowing for this lack of exposure to exams and the nature of the tests, Australian Aboriginals still score well below Other groups.”

          Again, no source for that. Still waiting on it. Why can’t you provide any evidence? IS it because you’ve made it all up?

          49. “The Alaskan Natives which are a North East Asian group score in the 90′s North East Asians 105 so 10 points is not genetic.

          No source for that.

          50. ” Travel south in Asia and they are some of the most corrupt and backward places on Earth. These people have much lower IQ’s than whites. ”

          Says you, without any evidence to back up.

          51. Ah, so you’re saying that southern europeans have less cognitive abilities then? Are southern europeans needing to lose thier rights then?

          And again-source for that. You do not provide any sources for anything though, because you’ve got all crap.

          52. “South Asians perform much lower than whites.”

          Source for that.

          53. Any evidence that aborigines are genetically more likely to commit crimes, separate from all social factors, no more foreign? Or more “prove me wrong”?

          54. Naturally you have evidence that structure is related to function and cognition then, right?

          55. Quick question, should Aborigines be allowed to partner with who they choose-or should their relationship partners be picked for them by white people?

          56. Einstein also has a small brain. Women on the whole have smaller brains than men. Why are they not also being told that under your plan they would be classed as wards of the state, with all decisions made for them, and no opportunities for improvement ever to be provided?

          57. Wait-what have you done with your life that makes you able to dismiss Einstein as average so easily?

          Seriously, you’ve never been to university, never completed research, no family to speak of, no prospects for making them, almost certainly have no job, had no publications made, nothing added to your name-what have you done with your life that allows you to dismiss Einstein so easily?

          58. ” I don’t agree with the stereotype.”

          What stereotype are you referring to? Because you’ve so far put:

          All Aborigines are drunks
          All Asians are prostitutes who will steal your money

          So which stereotype are you disagreeing with? From where I see you’re pretty stereo-type friendly.

          59. You have the nerve to ask where Ian has taught, where he could be easily identified, but won’t dare to say where you have studied, something which could not identify you.

          Hypocrite much?

          60. Wait a second-I though whether or not people identify as Aboriginal is irrelevent-it was the Aboriginal genes that caused the poor outcomes for Aboriginal people,leading you to state they should have all rights being taken away from them, and become wards of the state for the entirety of their lives.

          But now you’re saying that the statistics are poor for people who identify as Aboriginal, not just those who are defined by you, due to their genes to be Aboriginal. This would, naturally, suggest a social factor-because if the genes aren’t the cause, this would suggest society. But that would completely go against your theory.

          61. Stop ignoring the point:
          Links are not related to brain size. After all, women tend to have smaller brains than men, but have more links between hemispheres, and are therefore better able to multi-task

          62. brain injury is not the same as smaller brain. Why are you saying it is? If you were shot in the leg it would not be the same experience as if you were born with only one leg=but to you having a smaller brain is entirely the same as have a rod of metal driven through your brain.

          63. Why when aborigines have smaller brains they are inferior and must be made wards of the state with all work, and money managed for them, but when women have smaller brains they must just have different abilities?

          64. Did you ignore this sentence:

          “Despite the success of most indigenous Australians, a significant minority continue to miss out on the benefits of Australia life”

          Success of most indigenous Australians-surely if all indigenous Australians are biologically wired to go to prison, never finish school, be drunk and instigate family violence, surely that would mean a majority of indigenous Australians would be unsuccessful, right? Or is that another typo.

          65. So again, do you want to get rid of schools and universities altogether? After all, if all you need is a text book, and those with an iq high enough will naturally succeed, why not do away with schools entirely?

          66. Just to be clear, Brad thinks a way to save money would be for the government to instead of spending money to help some aborigines get out of government dependence, have them entirely dependant on the government for all decisions that will ever be made for them, essentially becoming wards of the state.

          How exactly would that save the government money, Brad? If you are having all Aborigines having all decisions made for them, all money managed for them, every aspect of their life controlled-think about the administration involved!

          You are suggesting that ALL Aborigines in Australia have ALL their money managed, for the their entire lives, with a plan for this to continue for as long as Aboriginal people exist. How exactly is this going to save any money?

          67. Yes, you don’t consider yourself racist….but don’t do anything with Asian people, right? Don’t employ them, don’t give any business to them, bevause they all have AIDS and will steal your money.

          How is that not a racist beliefs?

          68. But please, tell me why I share less of a connection with my Asian, Afghani, and African friends, work colleagues and neighbours, than I do with people in Russia I will never ever meet or have any conversation with.

          69. You have specifically stated that there are studies showing that racism is not related to intelligence. You have said you can show this. You have decided not to show it for some reason.

          70. So you make largely inaccurate guesses and that somehow means you’re educated? Whey gas being able to name a single university you attended demonstrates no education. Yeah , that makes sense.

          71. How would naming your university identify you? Universities have thousands of people entering them each year-you’re going to be identifiable from that?

          72. I have given you the name of three universities I went to, and the degrees I completed there. Since it is apparently the easiest thing in the world to find a person’s identity based on that and that alone, how come virtually all your guesses about me (Apart from weight and hair colour) were completely wrong? I mean, if you could find my identity that quickly, couldn’t you make better accurate guesses than “You have the most common hair colour in Australia, and a weight range which covers the vast majority of males in Australia:”?

          73. At least we have you accepting that environmental factors exist. Except now you are saying they exist….except when it comes to aborigines. All their problems, according to you, are genetic, completely separate from environmental factors. But you don’t need to find proof of that because your invisible imaginary university already had, right?

          74. That’s not what you said. I’ll repeat-you compared the relationship between Australian Aboriginie and Caucasians to the relation ship between a cow and an elephant.

          Are you stating now that was over the top, and extreme, or are you going to go on pretending you never wrote that?

          75. Then pray tell, how are europeans going to unite against non-whites this weekend, and take back Melbourne. Please be specific, so we know what to look out for when it doesn’t happen.

          76. Why would I want to meet you, Brad? Seriously-what possible interest would I have in meeting a porn obsessed troll who has some sort of fixation with me? Give me a good reason.

          77. Tell me how much respect you gave the Asian population when you said they’re prostitutes who all have HIV and steal your money. Tell me how much respect you gave the Aboriginal population when you stated they are genetically predestined to cause family violence, and should have all rights taken away from them?

          Hell, how much respect did you give Ian when you called him a fuck face?

          78. “Other studies show that animals with larger brains relative to body size perform better cognitively.”

          And I thought brain size didn’t matter, -it was the size of particular parts of the brain that mattered, right? Because if brain size did matter, then we’d have to apply the same ward of the state rules to Einstein that you are suggeting to all Aboriginal people.

          79. I mean, seriously-you’re trying to use guppies to defend your beliefs now? Not dolphins (Similar in behavioural ways), any apes (Similar in DNA), but fish (Not similar in anyway shape or form).

        • Well I can think of several things. So I’ll just say them. Your brain size and IQ correlation I don’t agree with, as there have been other studies that have shown a much higher correlation. Also I thought that Samuel Morton was actually a bit of a Supremesist when it came to race, you say he judged skulls by their attractiveness, but he was very involved in skull and brain size, maintaining that whites had the largest skulls and brains and African blacks the smallest. I just disagree with you in general when you say that brain and skull shape is not genetic. So I put my hand up I don’t know what your mistake is, I pretty much disagree with your whole way of thinking.

        • Why don’t you just ask some quick questions? The only subject I had to redo was statistics in 2nd year and I also failed physics, but that was not a psyc subject, that was as part of the science degree. But I get to ask you questions so don’t make them too obscure. I’m not an expert googler, It takes time to google things, at least it does on my computer.

        • Because I failed two subjects? I also got quite a few distinctions. I worked while going to uni also and had a lot of things going on in my life.

        • “Why don’t you just ask some quick questions? ”

          Because you would just google the answer. Here is a test for you that you have chosen to ignore, because you can’t just google the answer.

          “The only subject I had to redo was statistics in 2nd year and I also failed physics”

          Never had to redo a subject I’m very proud to say. And if you had difficulty with second year statistics, nhow on earth did you survive 3rd and 4th year statistics?

          Oh, of course, you didn’t. You didn’t go to University.

          ” so don’t make them too obscure. ”

          My error is in no way obscure, for someone who has stated they have knowledge about intelligence and psychology. It’s just obscure for someone who has never studied psychology.

          ” Your brain size and IQ correlation I don’t agree with,”

          That’s not an error, that’s a difference of opinion.

          “as there have been other studies that have shown a much higher correlation. ”

          Which you cannot show, of course.

          “So I put my hand up I don’t know what your mistake is,”

          Because it’s a question you cannot google. How interesting-why is it whenever you have a question hwere an answer can’t be googled you have no idea?

          Well, here you go. When describing theories of Intelligence, I referred to:
          (Gardner’s multiple intelligences for one, Sterberg’s central intelligence and key categories for another)

          Of course, Sternberg didn’t come up with the Central or general intelligence theories-that was Spearman. Sternberg was referring to the Triarchic theory of intelligence. Completely different.

          So, did you not study theories of intelligence when you went to your fictional psychological university?

          ” I pretty much disagree with your whole way of thinking.”

          Well we can agree on that.

          So why are you here again? Your style of argument that of either
          A) Saying you’re right because you are
          B) Saying you’re right because no one has proven you wrong Even when they have)
          C) Saying you’re right because you have extensive experience showing you are which you cannot describe in detail
          D) Saying you’re right because of this blog post that says you are
          E) Saying you’re right because of this journal article which doesn’t actually say you’re right at all

          -You’re aware this style of argument would convince a mildly curious housefly? So why are you here?

          “I worked while going to uni also and had a lot of things going on in my life.”

          As do many many students. Most don’t fail, and those who do don’t pretend to have an extensive knowledge about theories of intelligence, while pushing a white supremacist agenda? Did you miss your course on false hubris?

        • JM firstly don’t think for one moment that I believe that you “deliberately” made a mistake a few posts ago only to being it up now. You wrote something, looked it up and realised that it wasn’t right and now you are making out like it was a mistake to somehow catch me out. I mean you spelt DNA, “DVA” on this thread amoungst other mistakes, but you want me to check your comments for mistakes when they were several threads ago and there are about 60 comments, which I simply am not going to read through.

          To deflate you here, I had a quck look on that thread and there is a lot of comments, I do recall you saying that at the time and Yes I am very aware of Gardiners theories of Multiple intelligences. I had to do a whole assignment on it in cognitive Pscy. To be honest all I recall about Spearman was the g and general intelligence, and when we were talking last time I had a look through my text book, because honestly I can’t remember his full contributions. Sternberg, I had heard of his name, but and just now I looked him up and It is familiar I do recall now his theory, but mate I don’t have a photographic memory, nobody does! I have actually had my memory tested for number sequences in a fourth year psyc experiment, which I performed better than average on.

          You on the other hand are just being dishonest.

          You made a mistake plain and simple. I couldn’t remember the specifics either. I could only remember Spearman with the G and a general intelligence theory.
          If a doctor pulls out a book or looks on the computer resource for extra information, I don’t think any less of them, in fact I think higher of them, because they at least can concede that they do not know it all, and sometimes it is important to get accurate and specific information on a level that is simply not retained in a persons memory.
          A doctor needs to know generally about all medical conditions, but nobody is going to retain knowledge to detail on every single subject unless that knowledge is regularly encoded, which is impossible to do if there is a broad study area.

          So pull the other one JM. You were also not really right on Morton either, which I correctly pointed out. His work was actually directly about racial differences in skull and brain size, you said he was concerned about the “attractiveness of skulls” I would have thought that his work on skull size pertained more closely to what we were having a discussion about, but maybe you choose to discredit his work?

        • I’ve answered many of your questions and you should keep in mind that just because you decide to argue with everything that I say, does not make any of your arguments correct. It’s not as if you win a discussion by having an argument for everything I say. Especially when all your arguments are just not valid.

          Take your last point 79 for example, I say straight after the guppy study on brain size which shows that guppies selected for larger brains perform better on cognitive tasks, I say what about Chimpanzees? Our closest related species. If a guppy is not relevant at all than ok what about Chimps?

          Chimpanzees are not as smart as humans correct? Humans display higher cognitive abilities. Humans also have a much larger encephalization ratio than Chimpanzees. Our brains are much larger relative to our body size.

          So are you going to deny that humans are smarter than Chimpanzees because we have a larger brain relative to our body size?

          I mean you have an opposing argument for everything, I’m just wondering if you are going to say that chimpanzees are just as smart as humans?

        • “You wrote something, looked it up and realised that it wasn’t right and now you are making out like it was a mistake to somehow catch me out. ”

          And you couldn’t pick it out at all. A major intelligence theorist was matched to the incorrect theory and you couldn’t pick it out, because you had no idea about intelligence theories.

          ” I mean you spelt DNA, “DVA” on this thread amoungst other mistakes,”

          You’re going to call me out on obvious typos now?

          “but you want me to check your comments for mistakes when they were several threads ago and there are about 60 comments, which I simply am not going to read through.”

          So when you said “I’m going to have a look” and “I can’t find it” you actually meant “I have not looked at all,”

          I told you I made a mistake right after posting it, and then later said I had stated an inaccurate comment about intelligence. If you were rational you would have realised it would have been something that while being incorrect, was not something major to go against my entire argument, and would not be something that would be a difference of opinion rather than completely accurate/inaccurate. Therefore suggesting it was more likely to be a name incorrect.

          The clues were there. But you had no idea. Because you couldn’t google the answer.

          True, I made a mistake, but I knew pretty quickly I made a mistake and could confirm the right answer. You had no idea.

          “I have actually had my memory tested for number sequences in a fourth year psyc experiment, which I performed better than average on. ”

          What was your fourth year called? Because it wasn’t part of a BA which is three years.

          “You on the other hand are just being dishonest.”

          You’re going to lecture me about honesty? You who changes his gender and personality every second week? You who comes from a university that had no arts students, until it was pointed out that arts students did psychology, then miraculously they appeared? You who claims to have plenty of data to back up his beliefs, but presents only blogs, discredited book details, and journal articles you don’t read long enough to find out don’t actually support what you think they do? You’re going to lecture me about honesty?

          Hypocrisy much?

          “A doctor needs to know generally about all medical conditions, but nobody is going to retain knowledge to detail on every single subject unless that knowledge is regularly encoded, which is impossible to do if there is a broad study area.”

          You asked for a general psych question, and I gave it. Then you couldn’t answer, and you say that doesn’t prove anything.

          So why ask for a general psych question?

          ” His work was actually directly about racial differences in skull and brain size, you said he was concerned about the “attractiveness of skulls””

          Morton can be discredited for a lot of reasons. Are you aware he came to the conclusion that all races must have always been separate because he found differences in race that predate Noah’s Arc? Yep, Noah’s Ark was his rationale.

          Meanwhile, you’ve yet to provide any evidence that differences in skull sizes effect cognitive abilities.

          “I’ve answered many of your questions”

          You’ve ignored almost 80. I think you’ve ignored more than you’ve answered.

          ” just because you decide to argue with everything that I say, does not make any of your arguments correct. ”

          Oh, so even though everything you say is unsubstantiated BS, I should not argue with everything you say, only key points.

          I’m sorry, am I meant to be nice to you for some reason? After insulting my wife repeatedly, and myself, I’m meant to be gentle with you?

          Grow a pair.

          “Take your last point 79 for example, I say straight after the guppy study on brain size which shows that guppies selected for larger brains perform better on cognitive tasks, I say what about Chimpanzees? Our closest related species. If a guppy is not relevant at all than ok what about Chimps? ”

          Except, that’s a false description of what happened. You came up with a study showing guppies with bigger brains had more intelligence. I pointed out guppies do not have much in common with humans, so you respond “Chimps have big brains too!”

          If you had a tudy showing Chimps with larger brains displayed greater cognitive abilities, that would be a different point. But you’re just saying “Chimps have big brains and are smart, therefore Caucasian people have more cognitive abilities than Aborigines”-ignoring that there’s no logical leap between these two clauses.

          “So are you going to deny that humans are smarter than Chimpanzees because we have a larger brain relative to our body size? ”

          And I answered that. You ignored it obviously. Because that’s what you do. Humans are more intelligent than Chimps, not because of large brain to body ratio, but what that brain is being used for-particularly language. However, as all humans have language, your use of this as a basis to say white people are the master race is not supported.

          And you’re going back to your nasty habit of comparing Aborigines to animals. Now you’re going to deny it, because that’s what you do:say something extreme, then deny ever saying it when someone calls you out on it. But listen carefully,

          This arguement: “Human beings have bigger brains than chimps and are smarter, Caucasian people have bigger brains than Aborigines and therefore must be smarter too” is comparing Aborigines to chimpanzees, or at the least stating they are not the same species as caucasian people.

          Is this what you are intending? Or are you being unintentionally racist?

          And amongst the 79 other points you ignored, here’s what you’ve ignord recently:
          “Never had to redo a subject I’m very proud to say. And if you had difficulty with second year statistics, nhow on earth did you survive 3rd and 4th year statistics?”

          -You’re aware this style of argument would convince a mildly curious housefly? So why are you here?

          “I worked while going to uni also and had a lot of things going on in my life.”

          As do many many students. Most don’t fail, and those who do don’t pretend to have an extensive knowledge about theories of intelligence, while pushing a white supremacist agenda? Did you miss your course on false hubris?

        • JM When did I say I did a fourth year of psyc. I didn’t I have never said this, because I did a science degree with a major in psyc. We did a lot of the same subjects, but I did biology as well as a few human bioscience subjects. I specifically stated that I was a participant in a fourth year psyc experiment and my memory for number sequences was tested in that experiment. I was also a participant as part of my Psyc studies, yes part of my psyc studies in my Psyc major for experiments such as facial recognition, attractiveness of faces, experiments on race and team bias In fact in second year I had to participate in 4 experiments as as part of one of the subjects. Seriously if you want to know more about my uni studies I will tell you about them, but not on here. Science was not the first degree I studied btw, I transferred from another degree. You genuinely want to know I will tell you. Not publicly on here.

  7. Happy to talk JM, I’m happy to meet with you in person. I’m a non violent person who is not intimidating in any way, I can respect you as another human being if you show me the same courtesy.

    • Why would I want to meet you, Brad? Seriously-what possible interest would I have in meeting a porn obsessed troll who has some sort of fixation with me? Give me a good reason.
      .
      ” I can respect you as another human being if you show me the same courtesy.”

      Tell me how much respect you gave the Asian population when you said they’re prostitutes who all have HIV and steal your money. Tell me how much respect you gave the Aboriginal population when you stated they are genetically predestined to cause family violence, and should have all rights taken away from them?

      Hell, how much respect did you give Ian when you called him a fuck face?

      • Personally, I don’t mind being insulted. Always felt that people who would rather attack a person rather discuss an idea are of lower intelligence.

        And you were right about my ‘links aren’t dependent on volume’ comment. He wanted an answer that didn’t come from wikipedia or the net, I gave him one that was accurate and he complains

        • I’m sorry to prolong this part of the tread, but did Brad really say he was interested in Biology? If so, there are 5 forms of life not 2. Why didn’t he pick up on that before?

      • @ Brad : ” I can respect you as another human being if you show me the same courtesy.”

        How much courtesy and respect do you show Aboriginal – Indigenous Australians -among apparently others, Brad?

        In your comments that I’ve seen here you’ve make sweeping racist generalisations that they have small brains, imply they’re mostly illiterate criminals, state outright that they are a “sub-species” of human (No such thing exists as anyone who understands actual biology very well knows.) and say we shouldn’t bother providing an education to them same as all other humans then have the gall to demand respect for such racism here of all places. So you reveal yourself as a racist who considers Aborigines as “sub-human” and favour denying Indigenous Aussies the same basic inalienable rights that all Aussies, all people really, deserve.

        You get my respect as a mere human being – but not a mathematical point more than that, Brad. Respect beyond the bare minimum owed by being Human is earned and can also be lost.. I hold your racism, your trolling, your views in utter disgusted contempt and I would not want to meet you at all.

      • We may as well JM, we have been in correspondence on this site for the last few years. I’m sure your wife can fix me some sandwiches if you invite me around. Does she speak English?

        • “We may as well JM, we have been in correspondence on this site for the last few years. ”

          Oh, you’ve been a different troll before you turned up as no more foreign? Who were your other later egos?

          “I’m sure your wife can fix me some sandwiches if you invite me around. ”

          I’m sure your idea of wives being home to make sandwiches is a real hit with the ladies.

          “Does she speak English?”

          Better than you I’m sure.

          And again, questions you ignored:
          Why would I want to meet you, Brad? Seriously-what possible interest would I have in meeting a porn obsessed troll who has some sort of fixation with me? Give me a good reason.

          Tell me how much respect you gave the Asian population when you said they’re prostitutes who all have HIV and steal your money. Tell me how much respect you gave the Aboriginal population when you stated they are genetically predestined to cause family violence, and should have all rights taken away from them?

          Hell, how much respect did you give Ian when you called him a fuck face?

      • “Just to catch up. I was thinking you could show me around your local area and I could drop over for a bite to eat.”

        Still not answering the question. Why would I want to do that? Seriously-what possible interest would I have in meeting a porn obsessed troll who has some sort of fixation with me? Give me a good reason.

        “Surely you don’t have to ask your missus about everything, who wears the pants in the relationship? ”

        Big surprise, the unmarried single racist guy also believes women should be subservient to men. A bigger surprise is that this is not helping him get married and have children.

        My wife and I have an equal arrangement-we share domestic duties. This is what people do in the 21st century-you should try it some time.

        “If she can’t manage a couple of sandwiches I reckon you should send her back and order a new one.”

        Of course, because if she’s Asian she must be a mail order bride. And you’re totally not racist right? Just because the only way you could ever marry someone is if you pretty much had them as a mailed in slave, doesn’t mean all guys have as poor opportunities as you.

        Just for the record, my wife came here as a student, and now has two degrees, one in Australia, one in her home country, and is about to commence study on a third.

        You, on the other hand, have not completed any study at any University, and while you deny it, you can’t name your university because that would prove you’ve made up your degree.

        So in terms of people who should be shipped off and replaced, really you’re bringing less to Australia than she is, so perhaps we should ship you off and replace you.

        And I repeat:
        “Oh, you’ve been a different troll before you turned up as no more foreign? Who were your other later egos?”

        Tell me how much respect you gave the Asian population when you said they’re prostitutes who all have HIV and steal your money. Tell me how much respect you gave the Aboriginal population when you stated they are genetically predestined to cause family violence, and should have all rights taken away from them?

        Hell, how much respect did you give Ian when you called him a fuck face?

  8. Ok you don’t want to ask me questions ok then, well invitation is open. I have to get some work done now, I’ll come back on another time. Cya Ian, MMU and JM. bye.

    • Again, what nerve you have to complain about people not answering the questions (When they are answered), when you have repeatedly and directly refused to answer any question yourself.

      You don’t have a job, by the way. We all know it.

  9. Jesus, I can’t believe how much scrolling I had to just do then. And what are we talking about? Aborigine brains being smaller? Ok, because that is a stupid topic, allow me to actually comment on the video (you know, the relevant thing to this post) …

    I quite like Brand, and I don’t disagree with most of his political stance – but I couldn’t get through this. The whole “I don’t vote” thing does put me off. The other guy sure is a twat, but I couldn’t rate this as one of the greatest political rants.

    • We had a small troll infestation, but thank you for trying to put us back on topic.

      Brand is a bit of a dick, but liked a lot of what he said. As for the not voting part, it kind of has me in a quandary. Politics, especially in England, is so much based on class and coming from the right school, that I can understand his feeling that there is no real choice, and to pretend otherwise is to encourage the status quo.

      However, it’s also true that before a beautiful revolution or a change in political systems, not voting would allow the leadership of the country to be decided by fewer and fewer people, and sadly when you have an elective voting system, that means more appealing to extremes. The perfect example is the Republican party in America-yes appealing to extremes has come back to bite them now, leading to the strong possibility that one party will keep control of the presidency for the longest time since WWII, but in the meantime they had two terms of extreme conservatism with GWB, with control of the House being maintained for most of the last 15 years, preventing any progress and stifling real change.

    • My original comment – Brand sounds like a character from yes minister.

      Can’t say I admire him. I would agree with Parkinson when I don’t see the point to him.

      He comes across as a wannabe anarchist – he wants to change society for the better but is unsure how to acheive this

      • Yeah, I guess there’s nothing necessarily wrong with saying you want to change the world but admitting that you don’t know how to do it. Acting like you fully understand all the world’s most complex issues and believing you have all the answers, is surely worse. But yeah he does come across as a bit out of his depth – repeating phrases too often etc. Maybe I could slip it into my top 1000 political rants? :p

        • Andy’s Top 1000 Political rants-now there’s a DVD I want for Christmas.

          Feel free to use that comment on the ad.

        • Haha yeah it’ll be a 30 disc box set. I expect massive sales of about 3 units. I don’t even know what I’d have at number 1. Maybe I should actually try to do a top 10 for a blog post

    • There was a small handful of very stupid people posting racist bullshit under a variety of names. The admins seem to let it go as long as they’re amusing.

      I can see what he was getting at with the “don’t vote” thing. He’s saying that he’s lost faith in the democratic process. To most voters, it certainly seems like we have a choice between the Total Scumbags Party and the Partial Scumbags Party, with a variety of minor parties that most voters don’t bother getting informed about.

      • Yes, being disillusioned is very very very understandable – but personally I don’t think anything justifies throwing your vote away. Assumedly we want to do everything in our power to change things, and voting is a very tangible, very real way that you can make a small contribution toward that change. To throw it away is a waste. Even if it’s just a choice between “bad” and “less bad”.

        As South Park taught us – the choice is always going to be between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. If you wait around for there to be a “real choice” that suits you perfectly – you’re going to be waiting a long time.

        • I’ll repeat, your article in no way mentions the functionality of smaller brains-that’s a conclusion you’ve added to it.

        • Other studies show that animals with larger brains relative to body size perform better cognitively. Would you not agree that humans and dolphins are amongst the smartest of animals? We have the largest encephalization ratio of the mammals. Surely you agree that a human has more cognitive abilities than a cow.
          This is a study from Uppsala in Sweden, just north of Stockholm. Guppies were artificially selected to have large brains and these guppies performed better on cognitive tasks than guppies with regular sized brains, but there were changes in other parts of the body such as the GI tract which could be to the animals detriment.http://courses.washington.edu/ccab/Kotrschal%20-%20artificial%20selection%20on%20guppy%20brain%20size%20-%20Curr%20Bio%202013.pdf

          What makes you think that humans would be any different? Those with relatively larger brains performing better cognitively.
          Especially larger cerebral cortex.

        • “Other studies show that animals with larger brains relative to body size perform better cognitively.”

          And I thought brain size didn’t matter, -it was the size of particular parts of the brain that mattered, right? Because if brain size did matter, then we’d have to apply the same ward of the state rules to Einstein that you are suggeting to all Aboriginal people.

          Wait, I forgot. Your theory does not exist as a solid, rigid wirten thing, it constantly changes depending on what basis you want to use this second.

          “Would you not agree that humans and dolphins are amongst the smartest of animals? ”

          So again you’re comparing Aborigines to other species. Apparently, to you, comparing the relationship between Aborigines and Caucasians, to the relationship between dolphins and other animals is totally not calling Aborigines another species, because, I don’t know, your fingers are crossed or something.

          “What makes you think that humans would be any different?”

          Because, and I know this is going to be a shock for you, humans are not guppies. And there you were about to sell yourself into an aquarium, and trying to develop gills.

          I mean, seriously-you’re trying to use guppies to defend your beliefs now? Not dolphins (Similar in behavioural ways), any apes (Similar in DVA), but fish (Not similar in anyway shape or form).

          Though, if you are a guppy, that would explain the poor memory of what you’ve already written.

        • Sometimes my comments don’t turn up, but it would be a shame to lose a major point in your new argument (Brain size does matter again! There we were being told only the size of relative parts of the brain mattered, but we’re all back to argument number 1)-

          Sit down Brad, be calm, I have something shocking to tell you. Human beings are not guppies. We cannot live underwater, do not have gills, and have arms and legs. To compare us to guppies and expect an experiemnt involving guppies to be easily generlisable to human beings is incredibly stupid.

          You know why they use mice in experiments moreso than they do guppies? It’s because human have quite a lot in common with mice, in terms of both being mammals, with all that entails, and when it comes down to DNA. Whereas, guppies have very little in common with humans (Outside of chromosome number).

          But maybe you have a lot in common with a guppy. Poor memory, poor cognitive skills, lived in a small compartment, etc

        • Look at the bottle nose dolphin or the killer whale, they have large encephalization ratios and look at what they can do. Certainly a dolphin is very intelligent. This is due to its brain size relative to it’s body size. Dolphins are more intelligent than other types of whales you would agree with this JM?

        • Would you agree that humans are more intelligent than chimpanzees JM?

          Would you agree that this is because humans have larger brains?

        • “Would you agree that this is because humans have larger brains?”

          Not entirely. We have greater area towards language centres. Language more than naything else separate the intelligent beings from the non-intelligent beings.

          All human beings have language though. So your “Big brains means I am superior” really isn’t justified by this.

          Anyway, stuff you ignored again:
          And I thought brain size didn’t matter, -it was the size of particular parts of the brain that mattered, right? Because if brain size did matter, then we’d have to apply the same ward of the state rules to Einstein that you are suggeting to all Aboriginal people.

          So again you’re comparing Aborigines to other species. Apparently, to you, comparing the relationship between Aborigines and Caucasians, to the relationship between dolphins and other animals is totally not calling Aborigines another species, because, I don’t know, your fingers are crossed or something.

          I mean, seriously-you’re trying to use guppies to defend your beliefs now? Not dolphins (Similar in behavioural ways), any apes (Similar in DVA), but fish (Not similar in anyway shape or form).

  10. I’m not sure I agree with everything Russell Brand said in his rant (eg. not voting) but he certainly makes a passionate, strong and entertaining case for his positions here. Great clip, cheers. 🙂

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