Modernity and the Lynn-Flynn Effect – from dennis mangan.
Human ancestors interbred with related species – “Analysis suggests genetic mixing occurred in Africa around 35,000 years ago…. Hammer says this disproves the conventional view that we are descended from a single population that arose in Africa and replaced all other Homo species without interbreeding. ‘We need to modify the standard model of human origins,’ he says.”
Study links baby’s behavior and adult brain function – “A new study that tracked children from before they were teething until they were graduating high school suggests that a baby boy’s temperament may predict his brain activity nearly two decades later.”
Freedom to Riot: On the Evolution of Collective Violence – “Collective violence, extending from riots to warfare, presents a challenge to our ordinary understanding of free will. Actions that would rarely be taken by an individual on their own seem to be embraced when supported by a larger group.”
Why Is Average IQ Higher in Some Places? – it’s not the whole story, but it’s likely part of it.
Blacks are more narcissistic – @the inductivist.
bonus: The “Yellow Snow” Test for Self-Recognition – watch out where the huskies go!
bonus bonus: The irrationality of politics
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