linkfest – 09/01/13

It Must Be Said“There are facts that were once known, sometimes generally known, that are now known to but a few…. Many people assume that everyone is secretly aware of those unpleasant facts, but that is not the case. A generation that has grown up never hearing those facts will be almost entirely unaware of them, in part because their personal life experiences don’t impinge on those patterns much…. Anyhow, I intend to occasionally make a clear statement of some hateful fact – not necessarily because I have anything new to say on the subject (which is what I prefer). Someone has to corrupt the rising generations.” (^_^) – from greg cochran.

White Men Can’t Reach“‘[S]ports will continue to provide a splendid stage for the fantastic menagerie that’s human biological diversity. Amid the pageantry of the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, make sure to look for the extremes of the human physique…. It is breathtaking to think that, in the truest genetic sense, we are all a large family, and that the paths of our ancestors have left us wonderfully distinct.'” – *sniff* – steve sailer reviews david epstein’s The Sports Gene.

Why We Can’t Talk About IQ“This is how we are: jumbles of superstition, emotion, self-deception, and social conformism, with reason and science trotting along behind trying to keep up.” – from the derb.

Evolution of monogamy in humans the result of infanticide risk“The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates.”

European Hunter-Gatherers Had Domesticated Pigs Earlier Than Thought“Domesticated pigs were present in northern Germany around 4600 B.C., some 500 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil and DNA evidence reveals.”

Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon“Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early as 10,000 years ago….”

Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Our African follower for over 70,000 years!“The researchers compared the genetic evolutionary trees of mycobacteria and humans side-by-side. And to the researcher’s surprise, the phylogenetic trees of humans and the TB bacteria showed a very close match. ‘The evolutionary path of humans and the TB bacteria shows striking similarities….'”

Human Microbiome May Be Seeded Before Birth

You Are Your Bacteria: How the Gut Microbiome Influences Health“The bacteria in our gut already plays an important role in digestion. But new studies indicate that our bacteria could play a major role in whether or not we become obese.”

Edinburgh is surprise capital of redheaded Britain and Ireland“The Edinburgh area is the most red headed region, according to the study, with 40 per cent of the population carrying one of the three common red hair gene variants.” – i love red hair! there’s a map here.

Live fast, die young – from mr. mangan, esq. see also: Single Gene Change Increases Mouse Lifespan by 20 Percent and Biologists May Have Identified Gene Central to Development, Reproduction and Aging – h/t hbd bibliography, here and here!

Is war really disappearing? A new analysis suggests not“Countries may simply have less ability to fight.”

Men feel worse about themselves when female partners succeed

Are You Smarter Than You Think?“The evolved wisdom behind our seemingly stupid decisions…. [B]iases are often not as stupid as psychologists like to make them out to be.” – h/t jason collins!

Poverty Saps the Brain’s Mental Reserves“The mere circumstance of being poor can reduce a person’s cognitive abilities by consuming precious mental resources.”

DNA Methylation: Are Your Genes Turned On?

Personal space: how close is too close?“Scientists have determined what the absolute limit is for invading other people’s personal space. … between eight and 16 inches from our faces.” – back off! (~_^)

Your spouse’s voice is easier to hear — and easier to ignore (~_^)

HBD Proponents, Racists and Racialists – some criticism of hbd-ers. i say that the study of human biodiversity can be a force for good! (^_^)

A Discussion On Race, Crime And The Inconvenient Facts

Live by the Sword – a review of The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honour and Shame in the Turbulent Sixteenth Century, a new book about frantz schmidt.

bonus: Counter-Currents Interview of chip of the hoover hog!

bonus bonus: Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy’s finger – freaky! (but in a good way. (^_^) )

bonus bonus bonus: These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry – h/t nelson!

bonus bonus bonus bonus: A Short Guide To The Middle East – @the assistant village idiot’s!

bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus: 20 Seconds of Tetris Madness (O_O)

bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus: Vote reveals the 50 funniest one-liners ever“‘I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time”. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.’ – Peter Kay; ‘I believe in equality. Equality for everybody. No matter how stupid they are or how superior I am to them.’ – Steve Martin.” (~_^)

(note: comments do not require an email. any excuse to link to this! (^_^))

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21 Comments

  1. “The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates.”

    I can see how that would end the practice of one woman from marrying more than one man but not the other way around.

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  2. @luke – “I can see how that would end the practice of one woman from marrying more than one man but not the other way around.”

    the monogamous men would be around to prevent other men from killing their kids? it’s well known that stepfathers/new boyfriends kill/injure kids of the women that they’re with at greater rates than biological fathers — kids that the stepfathers/new boyfriends are not related to, i mean. monogamous men who stuck around could prevent that from happening, thus ensuring that their genes were carried forward into the next generation(s). i guess that’s the thinking.

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  3. @hbd chick

    I think Luke Lea means, what’s stopping a strong male from having a harem if his other wives aren’t practicing infanticide?
    In fact, it might even reduce burden on the male where the ‘not-currently-breeding’ wives take part in child rearing.
    Monogamy makes no sense if the implicit assumption hasn’t been ‘only help for child rearing is from father’ and not considering extended family on the mother’s side to help out.

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  4. “Evolution of monogamy in humans the result of infanticide risk – “The threat of infants being killed by unrelated males is the key driver of monogamy in humans and other primates.””

    Seems plausible – certainly on the female side.

    @Luke
    “I can see how that would end the practice of one woman from marrying more than one man but not the other way around.”

    Male monogamy varies with environment so the male side of the deal might simply have followed from provisioning ability. In an environment where a man could only adequately feed one family then the children of men who tried to feed multiples would survive less well than those who stuck to one so monogamous traits in those specific environments would then simply be survival of the fittest – for that environment.

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  5. Also if the sequence was
    – infanticide (female side monogamy)
    — provisioning (male side monogamy)
    — traits provisional on monogamy

    That third category i think may include traits designed to control temper and violence e.g. tears reducing testosterone.

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  6. @violet in twilight – “I think Luke Lea means, what’s stopping a strong male from having a harem if his other wives aren’t practicing infanticide?”

    oh, right. duh!

    no idea what the authors/researchers had to say about this. -?-

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  7. It’s interesting when I see an interview of Hbd Chick trying to explain that the fight against cultural Marxism (Frankfurt School)….

    http://hooverhog.typepad.com/hognotes/2013/02/rebel-girl-an-interview-with-hbd-chick.html

    …. while I watch this link of such a Benjamin David (peculiar name) in which he uses terms like ideologically (politically also) motivated ”racism ”.

    http://benjamindavidsteele.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/hbd-proponents-racists-and-racialists/

    The Hbd should not give hands to cultural Marxists, but it seems that some people continue to inculcate certain psychological devices, within the community itself.
      Some good soul could destroy the” legacy” lies the cultural Marxism and rewrite certain ” bullshit” in a more scientific and partial possible.

    I like an african descendant (also) say without difficulty, the black race as a group is less than almost all other races. Individually, there are exceptional individuals of the black race.
    The inferiority or superiority is given by various parameters, but from the moment that the ”white man” has managed to create technology to bring an unmanned spacecraft to explore another planet and blacks, as a group not randomly selected, can not provide the minimum of dignity in their nations as well as anywhere you are, there is no doubt that there is a hierarchy of intellect among us in the same way that there are differences in intellect between cognitive groups within the same race.
    What should not happen is a person like this man (well-meaning?) Has to tell us how to think, what to say.
    Individually speaking everything is possible, even if I am lucky enough to live with a particular person, the black race, already old age, who is a wonderful person. She hasn’t a super high IQ, but it sure is a goodness and simplicity that makes me feel like a sewer rat near his real nobility.
    In the end, it does not change as most acts and does not change that most people do not care for those affected feelings of romantic realists like me…
    But I felt obliged morally rational and logical to post this comment.

    Hbd-ers are not friendly with these well-meaning people, because they definitamente not be with you, on the contrary, will do worse to make their lives hell. (Already made ​​the lives of many of our modern heroes like a hell, they will not give up their delusions)

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  8. http://www.livescience.com/39297-poverty-saps-brains-cognitive-ability.html

    I always thought that people who are under emotional stress make bad cognitive tests than when they are calmer, I think that’s the very basics for a professional psychology for tests application.

    Conclusion

    ” Lack of money makes people dumber”

    I’ll throw up and I’ll be back.

    Here in Brazil, has an identical site to LiveScience ( science to ‘proles’ mainstream)

    http://hypescience.com/eles-sao-todos-parecidos-pesquisa-explica-porque-achamos-que-pessoas-de-etnias-diferentes-das-nossas-nao-parecem-diferentes/

    I came to comment on this post, but I was vaporized.

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  9. Gottlieb – I no longer pay much attention to what Mr. Steele writes and I recommend the same to you. He is clearly young and has some cognitive quirks in the Aspergers/obsessive range that prevent him from discussing anything, only lecturing.

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  10. Assistant Village Idiot @ ” I no longer pay much attention to what Mr. Steele writes and I recommend the same to you. He is clearly young and has some cognitive quirks in the Aspergers/obsessive range that prevent him from discussing anything, only lecturing.”

    Assistant Village Idiot
    I did not know that Benjamin is asperger (nice!!). Well, I’m not a very normal person you know? (Thank God, amen!).
    But I think even he has posted the best of intentions, it must be extremely cautious when using the apparatus verb-war lunatics of the left, further directed to the HBD community, which has suffered so much from these troublesome people.
    Myself, I have a brother who is a sort of pseudo intellectual left. These people have a super inflated ego, but that does not suit their cognitive conditions, LOL, they’re fakes and pedants of the worst kind.
    At most, I admit as an unrecoverable racist who can not contain the emotions and as a result uses a loose cannon against those who annoy me and even white people are not spared.

    You should advise you on this.

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  11. About the red hair gene:
    He said the lower percentages for the gene variants in the south of England and the far north of Scotland suggested that Anglo Saxons diluted the red headed gene in England, and Norse Vikings diluted it in the north and west of Scotland.

    Interesting.

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  12. @rosenmops – “‘He said the lower percentages for the gene variants in the south of England and the far north of Scotland suggested that Anglo Saxons diluted the red headed gene in England, and Norse Vikings diluted it in the north and west of Scotland.'”

    yeah, that’s cool, huh?! (^_^)

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  13. I’m reluctant to diagnose opponents but I have to agree with Assistant Village Idiot here. When I discussed with Steele earlier I got the distinct impression of not being a person, only an annoying voice in his head that he needed to shut up.

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  14. There are a couple maps floating around the internet that purport to show red hair distro across Europe, not sure what the original source is but it shows this big concentration of reds over in Siberia or the Urals, unconnected to the northwest. I assume they must be one of Russia’s minority ethnic groups, whoever they are, but don’t know which one.

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  15. David Steele apparently didn’t like it when I checked his references and then disputed his vehemently-defended claim that “We also know that poor rural Southern whites are the most violent group in America” in a comment to his “Racist/Racialist HBD Proponents” post.

    My follow-on remark (brief, on-topic, reasonably polite) has now failed Mr. Steele’s moderation. Caveat commentor, especially when it comes to Believers’ blogs.

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