Archives for the month of: April, 2011

i wanna create a faq page of genes that affect behavior, intelligence, etc., that vary in frequency between different populations or the sexes.** i’m tired of having to look up this stuff whenever i want to make a comment somewhere! i thought it might make a good resource for others, too. (if there’s one out there that already exists, lemme know!)

what i’d like to include are:

1) genes that affect behavior, intelligence, etc., that vary in frequency between different populations or the sexes;
2) genes that affect behavior, intelligence, etc., but that we have no frequency info for yet.

here’s what i’ve got so far (off the top of my head):

1)
- MAO-A gene – the “warrior gene”
- DRD4
- DRD2? (i can’t remember)
- MCPH1

2)
- VMAT2 – the “god gene”
- oxytocin- and vasopressin-related genes (whatever the heck they are)

any other suggestions? links to sources would be helpful, but not necessary. i can look stuff up myself. thnx! (^_^)

**edit: i’m talking about alleles, of course. genes, alleles — you know what i mean! (~_^)

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this is pretty bizarre if (IF) it’s true:

Gaddafi ‘supplies troops with Viagra to encourage mass rape’, claims diplomat

“US ambassador Susan Rice has also said, without offering evidence, that Iran was helping Syria to suppress dissent

“One of America’s most senior diplomats claimed at the United Nations security council that Muammar Gaddafi is supplying his troops with Viagra to encourage mass rape, according to diplomats.

“Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN made the claim while accusing Gaddafi of numerous human rights abuses. Earlier in the week Rice also claimed, without offering any evidence, that Iran is helping Syria suppress internal dissent.

“Foreign affairs specialists expressed scepticism about both claims.

“The Viagra claim surfaced in an al-Jazeera report last month from Libya-based doctors who said they had found Viagra in the pockets of pro-Gaddafi soldiers. But it is a jump from that to suggesting Gaddafi is supplying troops with it to encourage mass rape….”

people talk about rape during war as a weapon (pretty right) used to terrorize populations. eh. yeah, i guess hoardes of men entering your town and raping and pillaging everyone|thing in sight would be terrorizing, but i think (of course) the real reason for rape during wartime is more fundamental than even that.

what’s war all about? eliminating your competitors, i.e. competitors for resources. how do you eliminate them? well, killing them for one. you can also try to replace their genes by impregnating the women of whatever population you’re fighting. then you reduce the mating opportunities for the guys in that other group (’cause all their women are now pregnant) AND you increase your own reproduction rate. it’s a win-win situation!

also, i would think some really strong reproductive urges kick in when you’re at war. your genes are prolly “thinking”: sh*t. we could be dead any second now! better mate!

rape during human wars is kinda like my favorite example of male lions taking over a pride: they kill (or try to kill) the current males in the pride, kill all the young uns, and then mate with all the females. reproductive success! it’s all that matters.

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be back in a couple of days. (^_^)


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novruz eggs, azerbaijan:

nowruz eggs, iran:

easter eggs, hungary:

easter eggs, ukraine:

italian easter bread:

binary easter egg (heh!):

previously: “a girl and her room”

a couple of weeks ago, onestdv had a post up about chicks and their haul videos. i actually hadn’t heard of haul videos until his post (yes, believe it or not!, sometimes i’m really out of touch — ME!), but i had to agree with him — girls ARE weird with all their frivolous shopping and crazy haul videos.

but, guys are kinda weird, too! maybe buying techie things isn’t so frivolous, but unboxing videos (or geek pr0n as we like to call it in our house) certainly are silly! here’s the purported first one. eveh! and it predates all the haul videos, so YOU GUYS STARTED WITH THE SHOPPING VIDEOS! (~_^):


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heh! (^_^)

i have to admit, the only unboxing video i ever watched before making this post was this one — unboxing the lego millennium falcon. i sooooo shared this guy’s excitement!:


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other silly guy things? how about all the everday carry sites? huh? huh? (not that there’s anything at all wrong with them! and not that i’m not totally into them….):

EDC
EDCForums
edc videos

yeah. you guys are kinda weird, too! in your own, lovable ways. (~_^)

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