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Friday, November 28, 2014

r/K selection theory

From Koanic Soul, via Bob Wallace. He explains it better than I can, so please click through and read.

In my opinion, the future wars will be K-selected versus r-selected. I expect the K-selected will win eventually, because historically they always have. The farmers always beat the hunter-gatherers except where the farmers just can't be bothered and withdraw instead.

It won't be pretty--war never is--but it will be prettier than it would be if the r-selected were to take over.

19 comments:

Bert said...

I can't stand Bob Wallace. He may be right about some of the things he says, but his endless bitching about women gets old very quickly.

Bob Wallace said...

I didn't write the article. Koanic Soul did.

Anonymous said...

"I didn't write the article. Koanic Soul did."

It's an r selective way of disqualifying the article because your an asshole ;-)

Bob Wallace said...

"You're"

Bert said...

If you like being an asshole just for the sake of it, then I guess you can.

Also, similies are for teenagers and women.

Bob Wallace said...

"Similes."

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Great thread guyz

Kakistocracy said...

I LOLd

ben dover said...

8===>8

smiley simile.

Kakistocrazy said...

"r = fecundity selection = liberal = Sapiens = extrovert"

"K = competitive selection = conservative = Neanderthal = introvert"

Classic Alinsky tactic displayed here. Create a definition and make what is seemingly a logical argument in defense of that definition.

Except...the definition is rooted exclusively in confirmation bias.

Anonymous said...

Except hunter-gatherers aren't necessarily r-selected. R-selection is reproduction over carrying capacity and can only occur in plenty where its more profitable to eat breed and flee than fight. Hunter-gatherers considering their limited resources by virtue of their life-style are quite K-selected since limited resources require competitiveness in order to survive.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Anybody have a link to r/K selection theory without as much baggage as Koanic Soul's? I'll post it and get rid of this attempt at an insightful thread.

August said...

I was thinking maybe "Death to the Extroverts" might have good signalling value. As much as I despise wearing messages, it may be good advertising, especially to the opposite sex.

Anti-gnostic you've got to go to Anonymous conservative: http://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/the-theory/rk-selection-theory/

I don't know if that is the best post on it, and what A.C. says about it ought to be mixed with this:

http://iqpersonalitygenius.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-common-misunderstanding-of-rk.html

Kakistocrazy said...

“Anybody have a link to r/K selection theory without as much baggage as Koanic Soul's? I'll post it and get rid of this attempt at an insightful thread.”

Dude, you should have vetted the source in the first place.

Besides, why don’t YOU offer a (poor) attempt at explaining r/K selection theory, which is essentially meaningless given the fact the literature on this topic from r/K proponents cite that there is significant disagreement over how and why the three primary mechanisms by which the ratio of r/K expression operates.

Basically, it is an exercise in scientistry, not scientody.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

which is essentially meaningless given the fact the literature on this topic from r/K proponents cite that there is significant disagreement over how and why the three primary mechanisms by which the ratio of r/K expression operates.

There is a lot of argument over how gravity is transmitted as well.

Kakistocrazy said...

“There is a lot of argument over how gravity is transmitted as well.”


Except those arguments are based on a well-established concept, compared to the capricious nature of r/K selection theory.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Except you didn't say anything like that. You said "there is significant disagreement over how and why the three primary mechanisms by which the ratio of r/K expression operates."

In other words, you're just a sophist.

Kakistocrazy said...

You really have trouble comprehending things. Indeed, I made this statement--"there is significant disagreement over how and why the three primary mechanisms by which the ratio of r/K expression operates.

Since there is a wide chasm between those who advocate r/K expression, one is able to reasonably conclude that each of the three sides wildly vary in their explanations.

As I correctly stated earlier, it is an exercise in scientistry, not scientody.

bookooball said...

www.anonymousconservative.com