boys will be boys

via not exactly rocket science:

“An oral masturbation was recorded when a male [Cape Ground Squirrel] sat with head lowered and an erect penis in his mouth, being stimulated with both mouth (fellatio) and forepaws (masturbation), while the lower torso moved forward and backwards in thrusting motions, finally culminating in an apparent ejaculation, after which the male appeared to consume the ejaculate.”

what do the religious know about religion?

not so much apparently. from the pew research center:

“On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Atheists and agnostics average 20.9 correct answers. Jews and Mormons do about as well, averaging 20.5 and 20.3 correct answers, respectively. Protestants as a whole average 16 correct answers; Catholics as a whole, 14.7. Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons perform better than other groups on the survey even after controlling for differing levels of education.”

you can take a sample survey here, but a warning: it’s reeeeeeeeally easy.

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linkfest 09/26/10

“Can Genes Explain the Sex Divide?” via steve sailer (i can’t believe we’re still having this discussion…)

the audacious epigone finds that, gee, the best countries to live in (per newsweek) also, purely coincidentally i’m sure, have the highest, average iqs. whaddyaknow!

bulgarians are not scots are not irish are not swedes are not portugese. via dienekes.

PANIC!!!! (you’re more likely to if you’re white. via inductivist.)

“Found: genes that make kids smart” (via pretty much every blog/website i read)

“Does Race Plays a Factor in Accident Survival? Black Motorcyclists — Even in Helmets — More Likely to Die in Crashes, Study Finds”

“Narcissists Can Be Identified By Their Facebook Accounts – Psychologists”

classic link: “The Inconvenient Science of Racial DNA Profiling” @ wired.

slavic values?

what always struck me about this graphic from the world values survey site is not that the “ex-communist” european groups are “ex-communists” but that most of them are slavsrussians, ukrainians, belorussiansbosniaks, bulgarians, croatians, macedonians, montenegrins, serbs, slovenesczechs, poles, and slovakians.

for that matter, dontcha think it’s interesting that the protestant european groups are pretty much all germanic peoples?

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native american genocide

’cause nuthin’ bad ever happened here before the white man arrived:

Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population

“Physical traces of ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 800s suggest the massacre was an inside job.

“Crushed leg bones, battered skulls and other mutilated human remains are likely all that’s left of a Native American population destroyed by genocide that took place circa 800 A.D., suggests a new study.

“The paper, accepted for publication in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, describes the single largest deposit to date of mutilated and processed human remains in the American Southwest….

“Based on the archaeological findings, which include two-headed axes that tested positive for human blood, co-authors Jason Chuipka and James Potter believe the genocide occurred as a result of conflict between different Anasazi Ancestral Puebloan ethnic groups.”

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