On the Scientistic Ethic

Let’s broadly consider scientism to be something like the belief that science is the best means toward truth or that Christianity represents an unimportant addition to human knowledge over and above secular science. Let’s further define science narrowly as the best-practice implementation in modern times, including peer review and so on. In this case, there … Read more On the Scientistic Ethic

Should gender be distinguished from sex in science?

Should gender be distinguished from sex? Yes, it is scientifically needed. Yes, it is particularly useful in regards to social sciences including psychology, sociology, economics, and political science. As a researcher and economist, I often conduct surveys where I ask people about their gender. I have no way to verify the chromosomes of these people … Read more Should gender be distinguished from sex in science?

Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

It’s an industry norm that property managers often (usually?) get reduced rent as part of their compensation. I was suspicious there was some interesting employer tax deduction here, as is the case with many industrial employee benefits. After becoming a landlord myself and conducting research as part of an apartment complex purchase, it turns out … Read more Don’t Give Your Property Manager Free Rent

How long should it take to find a job after learning to program?

I recently created an 8 week coding curriculum. Following the 8 week curriculum is a month-long continued self study and job prep period which yields a minimum experience of 3 months prior to the job hunt. How long should it take a typical student to obtain a programming job after completing this curriculum? How much … Read more How long should it take to find a job after learning to program?

Measures and Psychology of Evil

Getting a large amount of quality data on evil people is hard to do. Case studies about people regarded as evil may be insightful, but the sample size is low and one wonders about other data reliability problems such as the authorship of history by the victor and the problems of popular science. Survey methods … Read more Measures and Psychology of Evil