linkfest – 02/19/12

A Facial Attractiveness Account of Gender Asymmetries in Interracial Marriage“Studies suggest that there is considerable agreement regarding what makes a face attractive. Much of this agreement is common even across cultures. Further, just as not all races are equal in terms of their average height, not all races of people are equal in terms of their average rated facial attractiveness.” – black males found to be most attractive, east asian women found to be most attractive.

Gaps around the world – chuck the occidentalist is on a mission.

Depths of Madness – greg cochran and the gay-germ theory. quote of the week: “As for Freudian explanations, exotic-becomes-erotic, etc: just reading the social-science literature on the subject is enough to make you wonder if the human brain really does exist to cool the blood.” (^_^)

Y-chromosomes and coronary artery disease in Britain[A]t least some of the dramatic shifts in Y-haplogroup frequencies between modern and ancient populations may have been driven — at least in part — by natural selection.” – from dienekes.

Were there Neanderthals in Africa? – from peter frost.

Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development“[D]uring the first months of life, babies rapidly attune to the language sounds they hear and the sights they see (movements in the face that accompany talking) of their native languages. After this foundational period of language recognition, babies begin focusing on acquiring their native tongues and effectively ignore other languages…. [T]his key developmental period – which typically ends between the ages of eight and nine months … lasts longer for babies in bilingual households than in monolingual babies, particularly for the face recognition aspects of speech.” — the researchers don’t know if that’s a good or bad or neutral thing.

Jews and vegetarianism – from the inductivist.

Losing Interest in Attention Deficit Disorder“The main problem is that these ‘diseases’ are not caused by germs or viruses or, as far as it seems, anything remotely resembling indisputable chemical or brain-scan evidence. This is nothing more than speculation that diseases exist based on the act of describing common symptoms.” – from jim goad.

bonus: Plucking a Strand of Genetic Insight From the Sea“[T]hough the organism itself has never been isolated or seen, its genome is now complete.”

bonus bonus: The ‘Undue Weight’ of Truth on Wikipedia

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11 Comments

  1. “black males found to be most attractive, east asian women found to be most attractive”

    I have a funny feeling he won’t be forced to publicly recant his racist conclusions like Kanazawa

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  2. I never take Wikipedia’s word on any subject that has even a hint of controversy to it, because the pages for such topics are often guarded by self-appointed censors with axes to grind.

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  3. I would tend to agree with this- but am then surprised as to why trophy wives the world over are (usually blonde) Caucasian women. From anecdotal evidence, it seems that the guys that go for Asian girls are white beta guys making a power play (getting a higher SMV chick that’s Asian because they cannot find someone equally hot of their own race).

    Then again, I am thinking from a Caucasian standpoint (how ethnocentric of me!!) so one’s preference for their own may trump objective facial aesthetics.

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  4. “but am then surprised as to why trophy wives the world over are (usually blonde) Caucasian women”

    Blonde hair is a thing in itself for a lot of men, plus curviness. Asian women tend to be smaller. (Which is one of the reasons for some men to prefer them i guess. If you’re 5′ 9″ or 5′ 10″ you go from being average to tall.)

    I also think elite emulation is part of it. If Western Civ collapses and South or East Asians become the people to emulate i expect future middle eastern kings will switch.

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  5. @g.w. – “Asian women tend to be smaller.”

    a lot smaller! when i was in s.e. asia, i tried to buy some clothes (see? i can do girl-talk, too!). now, i am not a large person (u.s. size 4-6, u.k. size 10), but i had to buy size large or extra-large in anything over there! (^_^) in many cases, i couldn’t get clothes to fit around my rib-cage — and i don’t carry any fat around my rib-cage. my torso was just wider than theirs.

    hbd chick’s conclusion: asian women are tiiiiiiiny.

    anytime i think about chinese people sewing XXL clothes for americans i imagine them thinking that we are freakish. (^_^)

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  6. OMG HBD i never thought about them sewing those xxl clothes. I’m really embarrased now. I lived in Asia too- my worst memory was asking a sales-lady to try on a size small pants…she wouldn’t let me!!!!

    “Hip is too many.” lol

    The seams were hanging on for dear life but I bought them anyway to prove a point. (Not sure what the point was).

    I think we’re built different too. They have longer torsos and less muscles. I’ve been to a sauna, so trust.

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  7. @Georgia Resident:

    “I never take Wikipedia’s word on any subject that has even a hint of controversy to it, because the pages for such topics are often guarded by self-appointed censors with axes to grind.”

    Just a quick update to this. Right now the Wikipedia pages for Lynn & Vanhanen’s IQ and the Wealth of Nations and IQ and Global Inequality have had their national IQ tables removed. Apparently, despite the fact that that those data are the key aspect of the books, they are apparently not relevant to discussing the books in an encyclopedic context… :\

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  8. @jayman – “Right now the Wikipedia pages for Lynn & Vanhanen’s IQ and the Wealth of Nations and IQ and Global Inequality have had their national IQ tables removed.”

    you are sh*ttin’ me.

    is it possible to see the tables in the history?

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