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  1. If life were a video game...

    If God appeared before your eyes and told you that this world we are living in currently is actually a video game and that there is an afterlife that you automatically go to after you die with no conditions/requirements/strings attached but no Heaven or Hell, how would you change how you live your life today?
  2. If God really does exist and told you that after you die your consciousness is transferred to other human babies (memories erased) and that this process of rebirth and death happens continuously on planet Earth and across different time dimensions and ultimately you are all of humanity (when you interact with another human you are really interacting with yourself but with different life variables influencing both of you), how would you react? E.g. if you kill another human you would be killing yourself, give someone a flower would mean giving yourself a flower etc. If we had this philosophy would we become more humane, empathetic and caring humans?
  3. Benefits of marriage to women

    No. I think it's just good general knowledge every citizen of the planet should have.
  4. IQ bell curve in males

    Hahaha it doesn't lol
  5. IQ bell curve in males

    Why does the IQ bell curve in males have more outliers (i.e. extreme values) compared to the IQ bell curve for females where everything is more together?
  6. Benefits of marriage to women

    If married women live longer than single women but married women who marry younger men with significant age gaps in between live shorter lives relative to married women who marry slightly older men, how big does the gap between husband (being the younger one) and wife (being the older one) have to be in age for the benefits of being married for women to be equivalent as with single unmarried women?
  7. Haha. This is like, does completing university actually improve your economic opportunities after graduation or is it that simply more smarter people go to university? My gut instinct is telling me it's the latter for both cases. So, do you think marriages where there is a large gap between wife and husband is necessarily bad for the woman?
  8. What explanations have been put forward for this observation we generally see in real life? Women today are more obsessed about their looks than ever and with good reason. Employment opportunities are greater for people in general who are deemed to have a good body, seen to be attractive and generally possess a symmetric face. The plastic surgery industry is booming in South Korea, a nation where the average IQ is a whopping 108 points. In contrast, the average IQ in Australia is a mere 98. So, what does everyone here think, what evolutionary reason do we have for being the way we are today?
  9. Why would the woman's social milieu less challenging? Is this for married life?
  10. What explanations have been put forward for this observation we generally see in real life?
  11. Prior to starting any romantic relationship with the opposite gender, is it always best to reveal each other's insecurities and character flaws or is is best to ignore them and leave them to be brought up later and only once a relationship has already commenced? If the latter, when you have reached how far into the relationship should you tell your partner about your own shortfalls/negative traits? If you tell/admit to the partner about your negative traits/insecurities/personality problems in the beginning, would this imply that you want them to accept you for who you are and not have them try to change you? If not, do you think your partner would think this if you were this upfront from the beginning? If you want yourself to improve on these negative traits that you have is it best to not mention your shortcomings in hope that you can improve yourself over time before your partner notices? E.g. let's say you are not good socially in a group setting. Should you tell your partner in the beginning or let them find out themselves with time? What's the best and ideal thing to do if you want your relationship to last longest? I lack life experience and so decided to start this thread to gain life advice from more experienced and rationally-minded people. So, what does everyone here normally do??? What is the most rational/logical thing to do from a scientific social science perspective?? Which tactic produces the most desirable long-term outcomes for all?
  12. Do any modern day homo sapiens carry a neanderthal y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA today?
  13. Becoming vegetarian?

    If you become a vegetarian, will your blood cholesterol levels always necessarily go down?