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Even if you have a nail, not all hammers are the same

Had the silliness of this linear model been visible in a scatter plot? Is there any point in using linear regression, when lines are a subset of more complex curves? (I haven't read the papers, no access.)

The scourge of perverse-mindedness

So facts can fester because you only allow yourself to judge them by their truthfulness, even though your actual relation with them is of a nonfactual nature.

One I had problems with: Humans are animals. It's true, isn't it?! But it's only bothering people for its stereotypical subtext. "Humans are like animals: mindless, violent and dirty."

Festering facts?

Let There Be Light

Attempts have been made to reduce the Big Five into a "Big One", or "General Factor of Personality"(GFP), this correlates the way you describe it. The neurotism is sometimes called Stability, and this together with the other four correlate with one another. Here's a paper.pdf) by Rushton et al:

A recent observation is that a General Factor of Personality (GFP) occupies the apex of the personality hierarchy in the same way that g, the general factor of mental ability, occupies the apex in the organization of cognitive abilities. Individuals high on the GFP are characterized as altruistic, emotionally stable, agreeable, conscientious, extraverted, intellectually open, mentally tough, and emotionally intelligent; ...

(I have low GFP: I'm rather miserable...)

Demands for Particular Proof: Appendices

an ambulance ride to the future

That feels extremely poignant to me, for some reason. Cryonics doesn't cut it from an Darwinist perspective. But you don't let people die even though saving them will cost more than making a new human, or do you?

Click.