dull people…

…find life more dull.

from the gss, ca. 40% of smart people find life routine or dull (1.4% find it dull) while 60% of the dumbest people find life routine/dull – a full 8.7% of them find it dull (remember: wordsum scores serve as a proxy for iq. kinda-sorta.):

more men than women find life exciting (49.9% vs. 44.2%) – more women than men find life dull (5.1% vs. 3.7%):

more whites than blacks find life exciting (47.7% vs. 41%) – more blacks than whites find life dull (7.6% vs. 4.0%):

i find most people dumb people to be dull and try to avoid them at all costs.

see also from tggp: “Intelligent people are bored at work and don’t have much free time”

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linkfest 11/28/10

“The relationship between religiosity and infidelity differs by religion” – from inductivist.

“Did human evolution accelerate?” – (hint: prolly h*ll yeah!) “Modern humans changed little when they initially spread out of Africa and into the Middle East. Real change occurred farther north, when they entered seasonally varying environments that differed much more even in summer.” @ evo and proud.

“NCBI ROFL: Surprise! Men vote for the hotter female candidate.” – *facepalm* you guys should think with your heads! (the OTHER one!) (~_^)

“A £250 handbag? Well, it is that time of the month, dear: Study reveals why women splash out on luxury items” – (my luxury item of choice? dark-chocolate. mmmmmmmmmmm!)

“Group Selection, Again” – from steve sailer.

“Antisocial behavior more heritable for girls and the wealthy” – @ inductivist.

warships

western warship:

eastern warship:

“A Chinese Song Dynasty naval river ship with a Xuanfeng traction-trebuchet catapult on its top deck, taken from an illustration of the Wujing Zongyao (1044 AD).” [wikipedia]

african warship:

“War canoes have been extensively used in Africa to transport troops and supplies, and engage targets onshore. While documentation of canoe versus canoe battles in on the open ocean is rare, records from the 14th century mention various tribal peoples of West Africa using huge fighting canoes in inland waters, some up to 80 feet (24 m) and carrying over 100 men. Construction of the war canoe was typically from one massive tree trunk, with the silk cotton tree being particularly useful. The inside was dug out and carved using fire and hand tools. Braces and stays were used to prevent excessive expansion while the fire treatment was underway. Fire also served to release sap as a preservative against insect pests. Some canoes had 7 to 8 feet (2.4 m) of width inside, accommodating benches for rowers, and facilities such as fireplaces and sleeping berths.

“Warriors onboard were typically armed with shield, spear and bow. In the gunpowder era, small iron or brass cannon were sometimes mounted on the bow or stern, although the firepower delivered from these areas and weapons was relatively ineffective. Musketeers delivering fire to cover raiding missions generally had better luck. The typical tactic was to maneuver close to shore, discharge weapons, then quickly pull out to open water to reload, before dashing in again to repeat the cycle. Troop and supply transport were the primary missions, but canoe versus canoe engagements in the lagoons, creeks and lakes of West Africa were also significant.” [wikipedia]

bonus photo:

whoa. (click on the photo to see a really BIG version.)

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assimilation interrupted

via steve sailer:

Second generation Immigrants in Europe are de-assimilating

“The paper includes data on employment rate of first and second generation non-European immigrants in the 3 major European countries of France, Germany and U.K (the 4th largest European country – Italy – has few non-European immigrants).

“Looking carefully at the data in some of the tables, we can see that non-European immigrants in Europe are de-assimilating, with the second generation doing worse than the parents….

“For women, the second generation is slowly assimilating. Whereas the first generation works 35% less than natives, the second generation works 27% less than natives, an improvement of 8 percentage points. (the figures are the non-weighted, arithmetic mean of the 3 countries, below I have put data in each one).

“For men however the trend is the opposite. The second generation non-European immigrants are less likely to work than the previous generation! While the first generation work 10% less than natives, the second generation works 24% less, a deterioration of 14 percentage points….”

the children of muslim immigrants in the uk (and a lot of the non-european immigrants we’re talking about here are muslim immigrants) are also “de-assimilating” in other ways:

Young, British Muslims ‘getting more radical’

“A bleak picture of a generation of young British Muslims radicalised by anti-Western views and misplaced multicultural policies is shown in a survey published today.

“The study found disturbing evidence of young Muslims adopting more fundamentalist beliefs on key social and political issues than their parents or grandparents.

Forty per cent of Muslims between the ages of 16 and 24 said they would prefer to live under sharia law in Britain, a legal system based on the teachings of the Koran. The figure among over-55s, in contrast, was only 17 per cent….

Turning to issues of faith, 36 per cent of the young people questioned said they believed that a Muslim who converts to another religion should be ‘punished by death.’ Among the over 55s, the figure is only 19 per cent.

Three out of four young Muslims would prefer Muslim women to ‘choose to wear the veil or hijab,’ compared to only a quarter of over-55s….

what the h*ck is going on?

well, i suggest that part of the problem is that many muslims marry their cousins – 55% of pakistani marriages in the uk, for instance, are between cousins.

as i said in a previous post:

“if the problem were just that britain suddenly wound up with more retarded kids than it would’ve had otherwise, that wouldn’t be so bad. but the thing is, most brits – and definitely 110% of their politicians – are completely unaware of the larger problems that institutionalized cousin marriage brings: the tribalism; the nepotism; the ingrained antipathy towards anything remotely resembling democracy; islam and all its accoutrements.”

i suspect that muslim-immigrants-in-europe-2.0 are failing to assimilate the way that the multi-culti proponents thought they would ’cause muslim immigrants are inbreeding heavily and, therefore, becoming more and more tribalistic in their sentiments. they’re getting more radical in their ideological thinking — and practically they figure they may as well sponge off the state ’cause, h*ll, they’re not at all related to those stupid english|germans|swedes who finance the welfare state anyway.

family reunification|chain-migration patterns will just continue to exacerbate all these problems with assimilation.

previously: kissin’ cousins

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linkfest 11/21/10

“Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate”“The black community’s 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americans were born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.”

“Canadian scientists transform human skin into blood”

“Attitudinal and behavioral differences towards work by race” – from herr audacious

“Thirty percent of Episcopalian women fail to have any kids” – that ain’t good. from inductivist.

“African American Blood Donations Needed” – “Of the 5% of the general population who donate blood, only 1 out of 10 are African American or Hispanic.” via diversity is chaos. related classic link.

“Large cardinals: maths shaken by the ‘unprovable'”

“How to spread the truth of HBD” – from half sigma.

“The Valley of Taboos”“V.S. Naipaul dares to discuss Africa’s indigenous beliefs.” via onestdv.