Monday, July 15, 2013 5:42:11 AM
I can talk about research design all damn day for that matter, chalket. It is what I do as part of my living. These studies are biased, for many different reasons.
I consider myself a Christian. So, if I conducted a study finding that Christian prayer effectively alleviated 90% of depression and anxiety would it be meaningful? Hell no. Because it would be biased as all get out. If that study was conducted with an atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, and Pagan as fellow researchers, it might raise a few eyebrows.
However, when liberals conduct research that furthers the agenda of "everybody that is rich is an a$$hole!" because they don't like the voting habits of rich people; it hardly is considered science. Berkley science is not really considered science, much like creationism is really considered science. You can call them both "science" or "scientific" all day. It simply doesn`t make it so.
Monday, July 15, 2013 5:35:18 AM
For example, in the "monopoly" game. It leaves out a lot of information. How are you "generous" in monopoly? You buy, sell, and trade. That is it. It is a game of capitalism; nothing more, nothing less. How do you measure people being more or less generous in a game that doesn't allow you to give anything? (spoiler: you don`t.)
The notion of pretzel eating is stupid. People snack more when they are successful in games. If they are loosing, they are concentrating more. it has nothing to do with entitlement.
"Give me back 140, I am going to buy Mediterranean Avenue." is not exactly "barking orders" either. It is a statement of fact.
The whole "science" of this, and other, studies are designed to make a point. So what if they smudge the lines of a few things on the way, right?
Monday, July 15, 2013 5:31:14 AM
MrOrange - The whole point is with these studies is that the bulk of wealthy people are conservative. Portray them as "not generous, nice, etc etc." ... sure liberals might also be wealthy, but these studies are designed to make a point; not be objective.
Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:12:46 AM
Damn! elkingo and Tupinambis were neck-and-neck for stupidest interpretation of this video, then Liquidglass comes along out of nowhere and blows them both out of the water! Way to go guys, keep that idiot flag flying!
BMW drivers are often rich. Perhaps they aren't multi-millionaires, but they`re extremely rich compared to the rest of the world.
Also, you`re wrong there - Becoming wealthy is almost always luck. Most rich are born into the wealth, which is unrelated to their work (unless they jumped out of their mother mid-birth and found the nearest rich womb). Then, the ones who earned their money still got lucky - You`d have to be incredibly naive to think that a guy who goes from rags to riches worked any harder than a a highly dedicated factory worker simply trying to make ends meet. Even Bill Gates, who became the world`s top billionaire, became such out of monopolies and pure luck with meeting the right shareholders.