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If you were given a choice between:

A). The world staying as it is

And

B) A random 10% of all current people, and all people born from this point forward, getting bending

Which would you choose?
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I'd rather not deal with megalomaniacs with superpowers
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>>79055230
So is it easier to deal with megalomaniacs without super powers?
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>>79055230
If there was a 10% chance of me being a megalomaniac with superpowers, I'd take it.
I say go for it, don't listen to that anon.
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>>79055263
Yeah?
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B
Donald Trump might be part of that 10 percent.
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>>79055325
what if you have super powers, and they don't?
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>>79055384
I'd be very lazy and squander my potential
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>>79055384
but it's 90% chance i won't so I'd rather jot risk it
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>>79055172
Bending can be world-affectingly OP and I sure as hell wouldn't give a random 10% of the world individual access to nuclear weapons
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>>79055464
megalomaniacs are far far less than 50% of the population

the inference is that there would be fewer super powered megalomaniacs than there would be super powered individuals

why do people with a poor understanding of probability talk about risk?
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>>79055172
would it really matter with the existence of guns?

we even have guns that are meant to blast shit like stone to hell.
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>>79055172
I know what you're doing, OP.

But everyone already knows Amon, Zaheer and Kuvira were the real heroes of LoK.
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>>79055528
Fuck off
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>>79055528
no one was a hero in Korra.
the show sucked and all the problems were bullshit ones that the avatar essentially made her self.

maby not Amon, but still.
Amon could have been taken down easy.
Just stab the fucker.
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>>79055525
Gaining superpowers would be more likely to drive someone to megalomania.
When people gain an advantage over one another, they rarely look to be fair with it.
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>>79055526
If applied now a-days yes

However magic stifles technological development by proximity

>>79055528
Amon was a retard due to writer contrivance
Face paint? really? a fake backstory wasn't necessary, but the facepaint was just asking to be blown

Zaheer was a retard due to writer contrivance
You can be a political assassin without being public

Kuvira did nothing wrong, except overpower the lotus city, and try to take back the united republic
If she focused on getting her nation back up and running, and out of poverty she would have been completely in the right, and both would have rejoined her in the long run
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>>79055606
And those driven to be selfish pricks exist whether they have power or not, and should be exterminated of the face of the planet whether they have power or not
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I wouldnt' want to get in a war with Islamic terrorists using earth and fire bending on their turf. Where I live, there are no bodies of water excluding living organisms anywhere, but the only useful bending would be wind or earth.
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>>79055638
Kuvira was retarded due to writer contrivance

Suyin literally had no reason to not take the reigns of the gov't till things calmed down
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>>79055172
Stay as it is. I'm a coward. As cool as it'd be to live in a world of superpowers it's too dangerous to throw the world off its axis like that
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>>79055664
It is much harder to do so when they have power
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>>79055525
It would result in a massive power imbalance that would give that 10% far more control over everyone's lives (whether attacking or protecting) than the other 90%.
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>>79055723
>Suyin literally had no reason to not take the reigns of the gov't till things calmed down
She's have to help icky poor people. More importantly, she'd have to help people other than herself.
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>>79055689
so you mean they would have no experience with water

The extremists with power would expose themselves because they, like you, think they have an advantage.

Bring blocks of ice you dipshit, freeze and unfreeze with bending them to move them, and you would overpowered them because they wouldn't have any trained water benders, and you would have all 4, not to mention first world countries would have better metal benders, and lighting benders from better/safer training facilities
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>>79055230

Where do megalomaniacs shop? at the mega lo mart
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>>79055638
>However magic stifles technological development by proximity
so fucking tech like a god damn mech suit is ok but a steel barrel that fires out a small lead balls propelled by a mixture of sulfur, magnesium, and nitrogen oxide, which you can get with your PEE is a bit to far?
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>>79055763
and how is that any different than now with militaries/gurellas with weapons common people never have?
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>>79055573
Isn't it pass your bedtime lad?
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>>79055799
>The extremists with power would expose themselves because they, like you, think they have an advantage.
Only if they're idiots. Smart people can be monsters, too.
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>>79055821
mecks are already physically irrational iirl, and how many hand guns did you ever see in the avatar universe?
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>>79055789
You do realize most rich people don't like poor people, and would be fine controlling them right?
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>>79055829
Because this would be physically tied to people and inseparable from them.
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Kill the Muties!
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>>79055851
you are moving the goal posts

If powers make people megalomaniacs it can certainly reduce their intelligence

people are only smart because they have to be

besides I prefer smart monsters to dangerous idiots
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>>79055883
But Suyin wouldn't gain anything from it. She already has everything she could ever want; helping the EK would be more work for no improvement in her quality of life.
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>>79055887
and?
Is the military not limiting who has access as well?
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>>79055922

what about the guy who wants to be smart and powerful?
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>>79055829
A common man can become the military/guerillas. That power is distributable, bending is not.
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>>79055922
>If powers make people megalomaniacs it can certainly reduce their intelligence
That's an assumption.

>people are only smart because they have to be
How does that come into play? Smart people would use their intelligence + greater power to get things, just like smart people with power do in real life.
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>>79055924
This sounds like post-hoc rationalization and no where near close to her stated in universe reasons

> helping the EK would be more work for no improvement in her quality of life.

> helping the EK would be more work for no improvement in her quality of life.
except there wouldn't be any more "icky poor people"
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>>79055935
If they could control that completely there would be no guerrillas, insurgents, rebels, etc.
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>>79055943
That enforced distribution is still an artificial limit, and barely better than your problem against "by chance:
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>>79055978
Thats my point

How is that inefficient system BETTER than "by chance" and approaching it equilibrium?
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>>79055935
It can still be obtained and lost. That means people who shouldn't have that power can have it taken away.
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>>79055959
No its not
People's intelligence is directly a product of the challenges they face

You can't be smart if you never have to think
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>>79055859
thats my issue.

the technological evolution of this worlds is insane.
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>>79055969
Her stated reasons don't make any sense, and everything else about her character shows her to be a self-absorbed cunt who gives no shits about anyone but herself and her biological kids.

The fact that she let Kuvira build an empire until she was literally knocking on her door with it shows her attitude reaches self-destructive levels.
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>>79056020
can does not mean will

also your entire statement applies to bending also

>>79056059
Its insane BECAUSE magic stifled technological development

Fire benders are the only group who had to develop tech, because fire was a good energy source, but not a very high impact combat tool
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>>79056047
You must have a pretty easy life.
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>>79056019
Because it can be a meritocracy. It usually isn't but it's at least not impossible to be fair, like random bending would be.
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>>79055172
This is the way we can't have good avatar threads because of idiots like you
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>>79055638
Not really. Technology that builds upon magic would be a new field plus most our tech is redundant building on old technology, or things we can already do. We're still building robot hands despite most the population having both hands. We still make MULEs despite more practical means of carrying shit. Some asshole always want some supersonic car
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>>79056047
Define "have to".

Lots of powerful people use their brains to obtain even greater power. A rich person isn't going to be dumber on average than a poor person.
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>>79056104
so why would STIFFLING technology allow it to build fucking mech suits, even something WE IN THE MODERN WORLD CANT DO WELL and not invent other simple shit?

How does that make sense even in its own universe?
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>>79056122
"Potential" does not an argument make

It is NOT a meritocracy

and you seem to ignore the fact that the equilibrium of the "by chance" COULD be a meritocracy too

possibility is irrelevant
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>>79056104
>also your entire statement applies to bending also
No? Bending being removable is a freak occurance that doesn't even exist in this proposed scenario.
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>>79056047
Average intellect perhaps, but exceptional intellect happens by chance and it nurtured out of desire, not necessity.
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>>79056156
>and you seem to ignore the fact that the equilibrium of the "by chance" COULD be a meritocracy too
It's literally impossible for something to be both random and a meritocracy.
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>>79056152
"If you have a hammer every problem looks like a nail"

Superman always solves his problems by punching it or throwing it into the sun, everything else is Writers trying to make hinm seem smart while all they do is make him look retarded

>>79056154
How Mechs? Because Magic!
Not an explanation

>>79056178
Assumption

>>79056205
I mean to say "as much of a meritocracy as we currently have"
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>>79056186
>>79056047
Intelligence is determined by your genes and physical development when you're young. It's neither based on desire nor necessity.
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>>79055172
We'd be so fucked if our population were to get bending. Mass killings from our depressed suiciders would be on a larger scale if they had powers. I mean imagine some lonely depressed /pol/ or /b/ mass elemental bending people to death because he couldn't get a girl. Or elemental suicide terrorist attacks from our real world terrorist. I do sometimes wish we could have bending but then I look at how fucked up we'd be if its a 10% chance of someone becoming a bender.
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>>79056104
It's just different. They don't have guns but they developed cars comparable to modern cars, mechs, jetskis, planes, tasers, etc
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No because of pic related.
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>>79056281
You're not being very PC

Tell that to anyone outside this conversation and they would call you a racist
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>>79056273
>Superman always solves his problems by punching it or throwing it into the sun, everything else is Writers trying to make hinm seem smart while all they do is make him look retarded
Superman isn't a real person.

Priveledged people in real life do not have reduced intelligence.
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>>79056302
THIS IS THE ONLY CORRECT "NO" ANSWER IN THIS THREAD
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>>79056319
It has nothing to do with race, and I never mentioned race.
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>>79056348
>Superman isn't a real person.
>talking about hypothetical super-powered people in a hypothetical world about how their superpower is used, has nothing to do with how their powers are used
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B

Escalation of human ability and available technology has only ever lead to greater things
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>>79056302
Huh, I thought there were a lot more Jews.
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>>79056273
>How Mechs? Because Magic!
>Not an explanation
You're right, magic is never an explanation for anything that magical in nature.


>>79056302
islam i could see causing a ruckus, but i think it has more of a chance of starting politically motivate rebellions and insurgencies.
think of the anarchist, right wing, socialist, and communist groups out there.

i mean America has guns, not much would change other than schools would have to beef up security and train students in martial arts.

but imagine china, eastern europe, africa, india, and former soviet sattelite nations.
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>>79056390
saying "Intelligence is hereditary" certainly IS racist
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>>79056281
Potential is determined by genetics. Nothing will come of it if the mind is not challenged.
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>>79056406
We're talking about how people on our world would likely act, not how a writer with no social studies background would write this fictional scenario.
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>>79056508
The VAST majority in our world are dumber than superman
If superman is so stupid to solve all his problems with his great strength , then they certainly wouldn't do any better
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>>79056469
It is hereditary, but the idea that humans can be divided into "races" is nonsense.

It's as un-PC as saying that height is hereditary.
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>>79056292
What about opposing benders in the crowd in this hypothetical scenario? Unlike a gun, or a knife, or any real world weapon, they can't make you check your magic kung fu at the door. At the very least the other benders in the crowd will fight back against the aggressor out of a sense of self preservation. While the crazy is focused on the other tai chi wizards, the normies evacuate the area, then the metal bender cops show up, detain everyone, cart the crazy of to wing chun sorceror prison, take the other benders statements, then everyone goes their merry way.
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>>79056549
No. They're dumber than Superman's STATED intelligence, not the intelligence he actually displays - Which is equal or more commonly lower than the writer's.
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>>79056571
>but the idea that humans can be divided into "races" is nonsense.
no it isnt, its a completely logical and scientifically proven subject.
they can tell what nation you came from just by looking at your skull and skeleton structure.
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>>79056613
That just means 90% of the population are at the mercy of the other 10%.
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>>79056571
>it is hereditary
says no studies ever
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>>79056571
>humans can be divided into "races" is nonsense.
False
It is Anthropologicaly
It is Geneticaly
It is Geographicaly

Why can Crows have subspecies but humans cannot?
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>>79056613
Same argument for ANY martial art applies here

How do we check krav-maga at the door?
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>>79056635
They ARE dumber than the writers to eat that shit, and you know it
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>>79056678
Then get a Sato brand shock glove. zapping people isn't just for firebenders anymore! Shockgloveisaregisteredtrademarkofsatoindustries.
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>>79056613
>At the very least the other benders in the crowd will fight back
They're 10% of the population. The nearest other bender would be a hundred miles away eating doritos
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>>79056654
The definitions of "races" are arbitrary and have little connection to genes; two people of the same race will as commonly have less genetic similarity with each other as they do with a random person of another race.

Not to mention that human genetic diversity is laughably small compared to most species.
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>>79056654
Okay, but so what?
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>>79056875
Sign me up!
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>>79056716
Human are not dumb animals like crows.

We were all created by god in his image.
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>>79056716
Because crows have much, much greater genetic diversity than humans. We have less globally than most species have within a single city-sized population.
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>>79056759
China tried to regulate martial arts by limiting which ones were taught/arresting practitioners of illegal arts.
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>>79056938
>crows
>dumb

He doesn't know, should we tell him?
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>>79055172
>10% of people

YOU REALLY WANT TO SEE DETENTION CAMPS BROUGHT BACK, DON'T YOU, OP?
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>>79056989
They are dumber than us, no matter how many hooks they can make
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>>79056716
>>79056654
The classification of human races is about as scientific as the classification of film genres.
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>>79056906
You seem to misunderstand the percentage of human junk DNA when making that comparison

DNA can be used to identify Race
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>>79057034
I don't know man, they figured out how to crack nuts using intersections and cars. There are people that wouldn't have been able to figure that out.
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>these conversations are a direct result of a poor understanding of Species Concept Theory
>American education at its finest
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>>79056613
This is implying suiciders fight fair. They don't, just like real war, it'll just be a hit and run or hit and hide tactics. Even if by some miracle you have one or 2 good benders trying to help, you just can't stop someone from killing themself just to kill you or other. There's so many ways a fire bender could blow themselfs up that it's ridiculous. Earth benders could just sink random people deep into the ground pretty damn quick. Water benders have blood bending and freezing. Air benders, do I even need to explain?
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>>79056976
Warping statistics like this is why no one trusts them

Stop this

DNA CAN DETERMINE GEOGRAPHIC RACIAL HEREDITY
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>>79055525
Power makes people crazy anon. The average person isn't a megalomaniac sure but the average person doesn't have superpowers.
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>>79057145
It's because no one credible science or scientists will touch race with a 10 foot pole at the cost of their careers.
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>>79057170
Have fun never getting a job racist prick.
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>>79057235
Are you serious?
This was in relation to 10% of all people getting powers
Megalomaniacs with powers would be outnumbered by average people WITH POWERS
Read the fucking thread
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>>79056906
you're an idiot if you think thats the case.

genetic diversity within one race is not the same type of genetics they talk about when discussing different races.
a german and a celt are of the white european race and are genrtically diverse but they're closer to each other than they would be say....an asian or a sub saharan.

>>79056907
what do you mean so what? thats very advantageous.

anyone ever thought this is an explanation to why different learning methods may apply differently between two types of people?
understanding a root cause is a step to solving issues.
so teaching "race doesnt exist" and black listing people trying to do research in those fields with ultimately be a disservice to many people, making the PC crowd the fucking racist who marginalize people.

you dont have to be racist to be a race realist.

>>79056938
im a christian form the bible belt and i want to smack your shit sideways for squandering gods gift for us to learn.

>>79056976
sauce?
because im certain thats horse shit.

>>79057034
until they develope working vocal chords and opposable fingers and thumbs.

then give it time. Crows will have developed simple tools.
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>>79057155
>This is implying suiciders fight fair.

This is implying people fighting for their lives fight fair.
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>>79057268
The wave of PC crap is ending
Thank the internet feminists for taking PC to far for reasonable people to follow

Trump 2016-Forever
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>>79057042
>The classification of human races is about as scientific as the classification of film genres.
so....totally legitamate and for a good reason?

also you're full of shit.

also sickle cell.

>>79057268
says the science denier.
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>>79057307
Anon's point is that many of those average people with powers would become megalomaniacs.
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>>79057307
Yes anon but even with 10% of the population of the world getting powers I still believe most of them will be jerks about it.
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>>79057400
Seriously read the thread
those would still be outnumbered unless you think >50% of normal people would become megalomaniacs, and if so you don't seem to understand we would already have a problem bigger then superpowers
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>>79055172
So 740 million people in the world get superpowers.
What could possibly go wrong?
Does it stay at a constant 10% say 10% of the population get powers and until someone dies no one else can get them?
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>>79057447
>I still believe most of them will be jerks about it.
Jerk is not an issue, is it?
Most people are jerks, but not megalomaniacs
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>>79057332
>sauce?
>because im certain thats horse shit

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/skin-color/modern-human-diversity-genetics

https://www.quora.com/Do-humans-have-a-high-amount-or-low-amount-of-genetic-variation-compared-to-other-species-with-a-large-population

http://www.ashg.org/education/pdf/geneticvariation.pdf
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>>79057552
>Does it stay at a constant 10% say 10% of the population get powers and until someone dies no one else can get them?
yes, YES!

This sounds like a fucking great setting
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>>79057552
10% of all people currently living, and 10% of all future births.
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Hmmmm. 10% to even be a bender, then out of that 25% chance to be a water bender.

Fuck it, I'll take the chance.
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>>79057566
You got me there, people will definitely become more egotistical and their might be an even greater divide in classes in some countries but there would be to many budding heads for them all to go full megalomania.
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>>79057595
Like already stated you are trying to warp statistics into saying that genes cannot determine race
They are just smuggling the expectations of percentages into "variance" which no one denies

A small percentage is still more than enough information for differences to be identified, your sources cite 3 FUCKING MILLION sequence difference between two humans alone, besides that percentage is inflated by junk DNA
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>>79056469
Race and intelligence both being hereditary does not mean they can't be independent of one another.
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>>79057615
So do you get the powers of the person you kill or does it just go to some random guy?
Would there just be groups of hunters out there hoping they randomly get powers by taking them down?
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>>79057813
I never said that

Correlation is not causation, but It doesn't have to be
Its still racist
People who select "Black" on their SAT's get +230 points for just showing up, where White and Asians get -100
to reduce the huge margin between the groups averages
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>>79057855
Random

Those groups would be fueled by both able-ism AND jealousy

Powered individuals better be on their toes at all times
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>>79056989
Remember;a group of crows is called a fucking murder.
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>>79058018
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>>79056938
>We were all created by god in his image.
I'm Catholic, and even I think you're stupid.
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I'd choose option B. I'd be interested to see the results.
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>>79055172
I would say that at least 10% of the population are right cunts and giving them the ability to throw fireballs in the middle of traffic or waterbend hot coffee into people's faces isn't going to help anybody. People cannot be trusted with superpowers. People can barely be trusted with the responsibilities they have now.
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>>79058163
How else will you oust them than by making them think they are untouchable?
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>>79058185
Why oust them? I'd rather have an asshole pretend to be civil than have an asshole who has no reason to pretend.
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>>79058274
Asshole like that should be purged

and you should be purged with them for thinking asshole who are polite should get a pass
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>>79057552
>>79057615
If we assume that the 10% thing is just a natural law which cannot be broken i.e it's literally a 'one in, one out' system for who gets powers, does genetics come into play at all?

I don't mean 'Would x country have more of this bender type', although that is also an interesting point, but rather, if two benders have a child, does the chance of their child being a bender increase?
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>>79058324
See, talk like that is why we can't trust anybody with elemental kung-fu.
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>>79058387
Hitler did nothing wrong
He only had a poor standard

If he purged people based on a measurable standard and didn't exceed his military grasp, he wouldn't have lost and you know it
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>>79058501
He did have a measureable standard. 'Is this person a Jew?'

A person's assholery is less measureable.
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>>79055172
b but if I don't get any powers I would get rid of anyone with them out of spite
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>>79058565

People self identified with their religious dogma, and practice, and making known associates squeal, its really fucking easy to identify self identifying groups if your not a reactionary retard

Hell the Allies didn't even know about the concentration camps till he was way beyond losing
Think about it, if he had been slightly prudent about sinking American ships, he would have gotten away with the biggest crime against humanity
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>>79056469
Couple of questions:
Why do they cap income at $100,000+?
Africans actually do have some Neanderthal dna so which groups and countries where selected from this:>>79057170
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>>79058856
Which graph are you refering to, there are several with a higher cap than 100,000

Which graph claims they don't have neanderthal DNA?
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>>79055172
It you don't train at bending your powers would be shit. Not to mention airbison, dragons and badgermoles don't exist so nobody would ever be truly good at it.
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>>79058667
Except that it wasn't all just down to religious dogma. For instance, the Ashkenazi Jews were/are distinct enough that even if a person didn't identify as a Jew, you could tell they were from said group.

There's also the poles, the disabled, the Romani...it wasn't all down to people self identifying anon. I mean, it's kind of hard to hide that you can't walk, yknow?
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>>79058930
I meant income that caps at $(x)plus and I was referring to the description on the image about genetic distances
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>>79059001
I was only claiming that self identification is inherently verifiable, just like physical disablement, and physical location that you live

Also being in a community IS a self identification
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>>79059174
Yes, but being distinct enough in terms of looks/genetics isn't, which was my point.
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>>79055172
Stay as it is.

I am not lucky, I would not get bending.

Why the fuck do I want to live in the same world except now knowing there are people not me who can bend?
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As long as I get to be the Avatar, I choose B.

The Middle East would just be a shallow sea when I'm done.
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>>79059121
>why is there any cap on any graph ever
I don't know what your actually asking, if you refuse to point at a specific graph

>genetic distances
You Mean PCA?
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>>79059226
>in terms of looks/genetics isn't
It is verifiable in those terms. If you mean it's not verifiable by genetics your still not clear enough to say "no".
Its not a standard I would use, but its still a standard
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>>79056613
>they can't make you check your magic kung fu at the door.
Couldn't they just place a toy in front of them and see how it reacts? Like, how they did in the first episode of the original series to aang?
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>>79059274
The family income graphs. I was wondering why they used "more than $200,000" and "more than $100,000" as a cap instead of "160,000 to 200,000" as the former has a larger margin than all the income levels. I guess they found an average within that margin
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>>79059826
I can only speculate that that particular jump is due to sample restrictions

Either way If further subdividing would show that the gap narrowed at some point it would need to grow at another to fulfill the average for that bracket

The source is linked so if you want to find their explanation you can
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>>79055384

No bending is going to stop a gun or tank
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>>79060231
Then that makes half this thread moot, as they assumed bending would give peoples some advantage

But if the megalomaniac has tanks and bending can't deal with it then B isn't even a problem

also TLAB and LOK had tanks you know, benders regularly shat all over them
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>>79060405

That's because those were cartoons and not real life
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>>79060423
I'm pretty sure any earth-bender could tip a tank just as easily
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>>79055172

Definitely B, fuck this world.
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>>79055172
Nah mann. Just A. We're still trying to get our shit together with being different colours man. Maybe next time
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>>79055172
Considering everyone from this point on gets the abilities to control the elements from thin air, chaos would insue. Remember, the avatar universe has every bender learn marital arts before they can speak properly. Real world martial artists who happen to be in the 10% would become extremely dangerous to fuck around with because now they can basically hit you from more than a 100ft by simply throwing a fist. World governments would have an arms race where they race to be the first nation with a special task force specializing in bending. Normal people who suddenly got bending would freak out, like that guy who got bending and ended up blowing people away, but worse because now fire benders would have the fire department jumping hoops while plumbers now have their hands full, fixing broken pluming caused by accidental water bending.
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>>79056894

>They're 10% of the population. The nearest other bender would be a hundred miles away eating doritos
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>>79065878

Imagine a water bender who is naturally talented blood bending people on accident, or an airbender choking someone.
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People would react exactly how marvel citizens react to mutants.
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>>79065878
>>79068035
Everybody always highlights how easy it is for water/air/fire benders to kill people. But an earthbender would by far cause the most devastation. Pipelines broken, tunnels collapsed, power/phone lines severed, roads rendered unserviceable, buildings made unstable; modern civilization simply couldn't deal with earthbenders.
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>>79068173
I agree, we'd basically have to abandon all of our major cities because any semi skilled earthbender could demolish skyscrapers by themselves by just pulling out a few key chunks, not to mention what they could do provided metalbending is also discovered.
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>>79056894
Wow. You are REALLY bad at math. Holy shit.
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>>79057170
No, NO NO NO!!!!!! Race is NOT scientific! Race is a SOCIAL CONSTRUCT, and it's NOT REAL! You fucking racist!
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>>79056894
10% is a lot of people. That's ten out of ever hundrd. You probably know a few hundred to a thousand people depending on where you live
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>>79055172
why give 10% of the population, including children and crimminals, the power to destroy an entire building without anyone noticing?

that's jut stupid.

>>79055526
yest, it would. Bending can cause more damage.
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B it's just much more interesting.
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FOOLS!
All of you!
I would choose to remake the world so that the strong can thrive.
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Laws would need to be seriously revised. Most likely it'd be illegal not to register powers, because it gives you access to lethal weaponry (ie bending) without anyone knowing, on planes, in banks, vulnerable facilities etc.
And of course the laws and constant checks alone would cause division in itself.

Basically I see the world devolving to anarchy pretty quickly. Yeah, bending is nothing compared to weapons, but it is an invaluable, hidden ADDITIONAL power that no one can see until it's too late.
Just imagine benders with guns.
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>>79070566
>bending is nothing compared to weapons
it's even more powerful, considering the weapons you can normally have.
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>>79055172
>choose B
>china gets proportionately more superheroes than any other country
>China gets 138 million superheroes, compared to the 3.16 million superheroes the US gets
>china takes over the free world
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