COMPLETE The Man of Genius by Cesare Lombroso - dc

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Post by niobium » May 4th, 2020, 8:39 pm

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after reading ahead through most of the text, there is a very obvious trend in how evidence for claims is presented. There is almost no comparison to a control group, which gives the misleading suggestion that 'they are all like that'. Previously, where me mentioned the shape of skulls for example, just about everything is a verifiable fact, except caring to mention how frequently it is expected to appear in a given population sample. and do you know how hard it is to try to track down references, especially from antique books written in other languages published in different nations? well, I am certainly finding out as we go along, although a few gems of knowledge have surfaced in places

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Post by craigdav1 » May 5th, 2020, 7:24 am

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Post by craigdav1 » May 5th, 2020, 6:34 pm

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Post by niobium » May 10th, 2020, 3:28 pm

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35:02 running time

Seasonal changes in behavriour have been noted by many others, but maybe not seen as very serious after all. The onset of winter is usually associated with religious activity, while traditional festivals are also coincided on seasonal shifts. In fact, the coldest and longest historical winters are often in time with major political changes and military mobilisations and vice versa. sunny days in the spring have also been noted by American hospitals for when people kill themselves. near the end of this section, Lombroso actually castes rational doubt and alternative explanations to the facts presented....but....when I casually took a look at the publication history month by month of just the first sample I came across, it looks like Lombroso was right.

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Post by craigdav1 » May 10th, 2020, 6:20 pm

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...on a cold and rainy day.


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Post by craigdav1 » May 11th, 2020, 3:30 pm

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Post by craigdav1 » May 16th, 2020, 7:33 pm

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Post by niobium » May 21st, 2020, 5:35 pm

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it was especially interesting to note the part about the allegedly first publication of industrial and commercial steam. There have actually been a series of "steam" engines that overlook the realistic force of power that actually comes from steam exiting a vessel or how air contracts as it cools. Some years ago there was a propaganda drive to claim that the chinese invented steam engines, but banned them because they would cause unemployment. This was picked apart by examination of antique books that actually showed chimneys or what is actually a thermal device that does not really use steam as a motive at all. it was not until after a whole century since the first british patent (which was garbage in practice) that steam was put to productive use.

On another point, as someone who goes through the patent office, I can see lots of failed inventions from which the creators did no background research into equivalent devices, or simply filed vanity publications to buff up their resume as an inventor. often there is a paper trail of self praise for their ideas. I dont mean to discourage imaginative solutions, but i also dont want to encourage laughing stocks either

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Post by craigdav1 » May 22nd, 2020, 5:41 am

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Post by niobium » May 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm

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52:31

Ever get the impression he forgot which book he was supposed to be writing? Ive heard the one about personal afflictions working their way into artistic expressions before, but it was discredited as evidence because apparently normal people do it too. Maybe there is another book somewhere out there that can shed light on the subject?

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