liberals are going extinct

my conservative friends want to kill me. (see when conservatives populate the earth, also [here]).

despite what you might think, i don’t object to conservatives. i object to stupid. i expect people to think. preferably prior to inflicting their partially digested bile upon the world.

this time, the author points to seattle and salt lake city, to infer that republicans outbreed democrats. salt lake city has a large mormon population (duh). mormon families tend to have more children than any other demographic, and tend to be republican. but – i could just as easily observe that swarthmore (republican) has low fertility rates, while albuquerque, new mexico (deep dem) has higher ones, and make the opposite inference. its true, fertility correlates with religion, which correlates with political affiliation. (all of which correlate with economic class, btw).

the issue is (among many other things, including the most laughably bad understanding of patriarchy since rush) a misunderstanding of correlation. all the factors above are listed as weak predictors by the general social survey (r-squared


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