candidateforhumanity t1_itq27wb wrote

You may have observed that the sun rises every 24 hours. You think it's safe to predict that it will rise again tomorrow. Maybe you talk to people that have noticed it before you and they confirm your suspicion: the sun has been rising everyday in the past too.

The sun rising is a cyclical celestial event like any other.


candidateforhumanity t1_irxft5r wrote

This is mortality risk of psychopathic women compared to the general population, not psychopathic men.

Men are much more likely to die from self harm than women.

Edit: to clarify my point and end the ridiculous discussion that somehow my comment gave origin to, i'm using the term self harm as all acts of self-poisoning or self-injury, irrespective of the degree of suicidal attempt [intent]. My phrasing, specifically "die from self harm", was (apparently) ambiguous. "Successful suicide attempt" is a term that is discouraged by mental health professionals for associating suicide with success, so it's common in the case of intentional suicidal attempt to make the distinction between unsuccessful attempt as "self harm" or just "attempt" and successful attempt as just "suicide". The literature is clear on this whichever way you choose to interpret it, but I don't understand how "die from self harm" leaves much room for interpretation.

I made the mistake to assume that my point was obvious in context. Not that I think it matters here. It sickens me that people treat this as some sort of competition.


candidateforhumanity t1_ir1ivf5 wrote

for every action, en equal and opposite reaction. for him to raise his feet without exerting pressure on the board he would have to be 1. not standing on the board while going up and 2. have his head lower to compensate.

he is jumping on his way up and the curvature of the wall catches up with his trajectory, that's all. you won't magically keep flying away from the wall in a curved path