Hi! ☺ My name is Steve. I am a free thinking, skeptical atheist who by sheer chance, seems to have become a magnet for ✝Christ puppets✝ who seek my conversion to whichever sect of Christianity they advocate. This often results in fierce logical debates, where the meme infected Christian ends up with hurt feelings, while looking intellectually rather foolish in defense of their incredibly outdated, and factually flawed “holy” scriptures, the Bible. As you may have already surmised, I am an atheist living in the heart of what I consider to be, the Baptist Bible Belt.
As an atheist, I hold firmly to a naturalistic worldview, one free of any supernatural or mystical elements. This adherence includes not only a rejection of all deity based religions, but even the modern social humanist religions such as Humanism, Egalitarianism and Equalism, those worldviews which espouse an unrealistic, unworkable, multicultural voluntary mutual cooperation based society. Thus, I inexorably stand in direct opposition to dozens of Nobel laureates and countless prominent academics who endorse these views. I recognize that such idealistic archetypes are biologically impossible fantasy solutions to a naturally inherent race and gender based social disharmony, one which has vexed Mankind, and our generally acquisitive, profit motivated and racially segregated societies without redress, ever since the dawn of civilization. As a result, I am what one might deem a Racial Realist, one who holds Scientific fact above political correctness. This is not to be confused with racist which many people falsely perceive me to be. For counter example, it is reported on the U.S. Department of Justice website, Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Racial differences exist, with blacks disproportionately represented among homicide victims and offenders. In 2004, offending rates for blacks were 7 times higher than the rates for whites." When dealing with the issue of race, violence and crime, the notion of race and intelligence is concordant. Despite all the government spending for affirmative action, and the fervor of public assertions to the contrary, there has been no narrowing of the 15 to 30 point median IQ difference between Blacks and Whites. The difference is just as large today, as when it was first measured nearly 100 years ago. These differences, and the associated disparity in achievements, living standards, education levels, crime, and so on, are rooted in factors that are largely heritable, not cultural. These IQ differences are attributable to genetic differences in brain size, not to racism, stereotype, culture bias, or any of the other commonly cited suggestions.
In a paper titled, "Thirty Years of Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability" by J. Philippe Rushton of the University of Western Ontario and Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley, the authors' state: "Neither the existence nor the size of race differences in IQ are a matter of dispute, only their cause. The Black-White difference has been found consistently from the time of the massive World War I Army testing of 90 years ago to a massive study of over 6 million corporate, military, and higher education test takers in 2001. Race differences show up by 3 years of age, therefore they cannot be due to poor education since this has not yet begun to exert an effect." Studies using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) find a correlation of brain size with IQ of about 0.44. Larger brains contain more neurons and synapses, thus process information faster. Race differences in brain size are present at birth. By adulthood, Blacks average 5 cubic inches less brain matter than Whites, a deficit of approximately 6 percent over Whites. This 60 page review of Scientific evidence has concluded that race differences in average IQ are largely genetic, thus suggesting special policies such as affirmative action are indeed a pointless waste of taxpayer funding.
On the U.S. Department of Education website, in a speech given by Secretary of Education Rod Paige on March 26, 2002 he outlines, "On the 2000 NAEP reading assessment, 73 percent of white fourth-graders scored at or above the basic level, compared to only 37 percent of their black peers. The racial achievement gap is real, and, unfortunately, it is not shrinking." As his speech evolves, he states, "The genetic explanation explains the achievement gap by saying that achievement is strongly determined by intelligence, and that average intelligence is different for every race." He then continues, "They said that ... society should accept it as a given and focus on diminishing its consequences." This is the Scientific reality which I have accepted, however Mr. Paige goes on to say, "I reject [these] explanations for different reasons. Not only do they not explain the main cause of the gap, they also don't show us the way out." This is clearly a political, or more accurately, a religious response to the problem, one which is not founded in Scientific principles. I hope you are now able to appreciate why it is important for me to express my position, and to stress that I am a Racial Realist, holding the position of Scientist, not racist.
Now as for me, through a purely random chance process of natural antecedent genetics, possibly combined with a few heretofore unrecognized external forces and/or environmental factors, I came into this world with what some would deem as an advantage, while others might call this a curse. I was born of Highest Genius (+5.5 standard deviations from the mean; scoring septuple nines, in the 99.999998th percentile on the Stanford-Binet form LM, at the age of 9, with a measured IQ of 188). At the present time, there are only 6 living people (including myself) in the United States (129 living people worldwide) whose percentile scores match or exceed my own, a rarity of about one in every fifty million (50,000,000) persons. As a result of this extreme aberration, I naturally lust after all things intellectual! Also, I can't seem to limit myself to any one particular discipline. ☺ Science is tantamount to religion for me of course, but I also dearly love art and music, often painting and composing nearly as often as I am creating in the lab. Any person demonstrating such an extraordinary mastery (rather than mere exceptional aptitude or talent) in several different areas of human endeavor, as shown through their works and accomplishments, is known as a Universal Genius (UG). Universal Genius, as found in persons expressing these extreme amounts of intelligence, talent, associative horizon, and conscientiousness, due largely in part to the discontinuity of Genius, have historically been extremely rare.
If one must choose their own explication, then ostentatiously, I deem myself to be a polytechnical research scientist, however I primarily earn my living as an embedded applications design engineer, principally working in industrial automation and robotics. If you drive a Dodge, Chrysler, or Plymouth vehicle, which was manufactured between 1984 and 1992, then you have enjoyed the benefits of some of my program code! ☺ Also of interest; some of my software and hardware subassemblies have flown onboard various JPL/NASA robotic spacecraft, one mission in particular was the Stardust mission which returned to earth in January of 2006, bringing with her, the first interplanetary sample and return of extraterrestrial material since Apollo. Early in my career, I was a principle engineer with Atari, developing some of the first ever video game, and home computer systems. Sporadically, I have also been involved in the creation of theatrical electronic special effects (SF/X) and animatronics, used primarily in the science fiction entertainment and lasertag industries. It seems that I have always had a special fondness for strange looking objects that blink and move. ☺ Likewise, my involvement with computing and networking has been long standing, indeed I may be one of only a few thousand people who could claim to have the longest continuous presence on the Internet! When I first arrived online, the term “Internet” had not yet been coined, the network I was using at the time was called ARPAnet, which later merged with the other prominent networks at that time, such as BITnet, TYMnet, CSnet, and NSFnet, as well as the many smaller private networks, to form what we now know today as the Internet.
I could continue, ad infinitum, elucidating about my artificial intelligence engine project, my text to speech engine; bringing a clean and clear human voice to many of my robots, or my laboratory produced transgenic (genetically modified) lifeforms, both bacterial and mammalian ad nauseam, but will save all that for our personal conversations. ☺
I am intelligent, curious, and passionate