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(satire=a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.)

As the gun debate unfolds it becomes clear that large segments of the population are no longer willing to accept that a man, or a woman for that matter, has the right to defend themselves. This is just another example of how fussy thinking emasculators have come to dominate society. There was a time in not too distant past when everyone understood that the gene pool was best served by letting everyone crazy enough to carry a weapon do so. Unrestricted weapons served two purposes, one it quickly removed the ultra violent in gun duals and shoot outs from the population, secondly it improved the gene pool by removing anyone incapable of defending themselves. What the emasculators fail to understand is that fighting the natural order of things always results in disastrous consequences in the long term. Removing the evolutionary prerogative of violence from the...

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Emotional Intelligence: Science and Myth
by Gerald Matthews, Moshe Zeidner, and Richard D. Roberts; Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press, 2002, 736 pages,

So what do the authors conclude from their exhaustive efforts? Is emotional intelligence something new? Is it distinct from existing measures of individual difference? Or is it old wine in new bottles? They conclude with a cautious pessimism about the utility of emotional intelligence. They find serious psychometric limitations with all published measures of emotional intelligence. They are not optimistic about the prospects for developing a coherent, empirically supported theory of emotional intelligence. They suggest that the applied benefits of the construct are limited, especially in the clinical arena, "where the principle of taking emotions seriously is already ingrained." Although they believe that the popularity of emotional intelligence seems to be based more on myth than on science, they urge readers not...


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