he’s honest! (^_^)
(note: comments do not require an email. bad m*th*r f*ck*r!)
Research shows genes influence criminal behavior – “‘The overarching conclusions were that genetic influences in life-course persistent offending were larger than environmental influences….'”
The Upside of Dyslexia – “[M]any people with dyslexia possess distinctive perceptual abilities.”
The Voice of the People II: Arab Democracy – “[W]ill any democracy taken up by Arab Muslims inevitably become authoritarian?” – @those who can see.
Hidden Games – from greg cochran.
Were they right after all? – from peter frost.
42,000 year old art from Andalusia – neanderthal cave paintings? @dienekes’ blog.
Homosexuality: What’s Choice Got to Do With it? – “But as an inveterate mocker of leftist contradictions, I will note that the SAME people who are INSISTING homosexuality is entirely genetic are precisely those who for generations now have denied and dismissed the idea that ‘race’ or ‘gender’ are anything more than ‘social constructs.’ When it comes to race and gender, they will only accept environmental explanations; but when it comes to what you do with your naughty bits, they will only permit biological alibis. For race and gender, it’s 100% ‘nurture’; for sexuality, it’s 100% nature. Like always, they make no sense. But I enjoy watching how they struggle to fit straight pegs into gay holes.” – from jim goad. (who else? (~_^) )
bonus bonus: Some blacks insist: ‘I’m not African-American’
bonus bonus bonus: How Your Cat Is Making You Crazy – more cool stuff on t. gondii, but check this out – “Colorado State University’s Janice Moore … and Chris Reiber, a biomedical anthropologist at Binghamton University, in New York, strongly suspected that the flu virus might boost our desire to socialize. Why? Because it spreads through close physical contact, often before symptoms emerge—meaning that it must find a new host quickly. To explore this hunch, Moore and Reiber tracked 36 subjects who received a flu vaccine, reasoning that it contains many of the same chemical components as the live virus and would thus cause the subjects’ immune systems to react as if they’d encountered the real pathogen. The difference in the subjects’ behavior before and after vaccination was pronounced: the flu shot had the effect of nearly doubling the number of people with whom the participants came in close contact during the brief window when the live virus was maximally contagious.” – heh!
(note: comments do not require an email. evolve yourself!)
olave’s got a post up — Correlation Data on Homicide and Race — in which he crunches some numbers and finds that the homicide rates in europe AND very white u.s. states are not all that different. homicide rates go up in u.s. states that have a greater percentage of blacks in their populations.
go see olave’s numbers here! me? i’m movin’ to new hampshire. (~_^)
(note: comments do not require an email. snow day!)
Penn Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations – “[A]ll three groups’ [andeans, tibetans, amharans] adaptations appear to involve different genetic mutations, an example of convergent evolution.”
Yeast suggests speedy start for multicellular life – “Single-celled organism can evolve multicellularity within months.” – whoa.
‘Rules’ may govern genome evolution in young plant species – “Scientists have often wondered if there are ‘rules’ that govern patterns of evolution, and data for Tragopogon polyploids suggest that such rules may actually operate at the genetic level.”
IQ Ceilings? – from jayman.
When it Comes to Accepting Evolution, Gut Feelings Trump Facts – and religious belief – “[I]ntuitive cognition has a significant impact on what people end up accepting, no matter how much they know…. [E]ven students with greater knowledge of evolutionary facts weren’t likelier to accept the theory, unless they also had a strong ‘gut’ feeling about those facts…. For the subjects of this study, belonging to a religion had almost no additional impact on beliefs about evolution….”
Race and self-enhancement – from the inductivist.
Do smart people lie more? – the inductivist, on a roll this week!
Gossip isn’t all bad — new study finds its social and psychological benefits – most importantly, it makes you feel better. (~_^)
bonus: Data suggests people using pseudonyms leave better comments – pseudonyms rock!
(note: comments do not require an email. some ethiopian highlanders.)
The Distance Between Mars and Venus: Measuring Global Sex Differences in Personality – “The idea that there are only minor differences between the personality profiles of males and females should be rejected….” – via dennis.
Is Intelligence in the Genes? – “[T]he concept of general intelligence is just a morally neutral statistical observation about human behavior.”
Attitudes toward blacks by race/ethnicity – “Whites have nicer views of blacks than Hispanics do, and they have a much more positive view of blacks than black have of themselves.” – from the inductivist.
Genome Study Points to Adaptation in Early African-Americans – african-americans still evolving (just like french-canadians!). will this evolution never end?! – via steve sailer.
Majority Groups Support Assimilation — Except When They’re Not Majorities – “[R]egarding national life [in the u.s.], whites prefer assimilation and blacks pluralism…. But … ‘When blacks were the dominant group, in a majority group position, they preferred assimilation in that environment,’ says Hehman.”
Capitalist whites, socialist blacks, libertarian youths – @the audacious epigone.
bonus: Humans in Big Gatherings – big graphic.
bonus bonus: Dogs read our intent – “Dogs pick up not only on the words we say but also on our intent to communicate with them….”
(note: comments do not require an email. woof!)
Sickle-cell mystery solved – “Researchers discover how carriers of the sickle-cell anaemia gene are protected from malaria.”
The Western European marriage pattern – @evoandproud.
Study: Flynn effect is not caused by hybrid vigor – @the inductivist.
Women see naked men differently too – women objectify men, too! who knew?! (well, i did… (~_^) )
Researchers find risk-taking behavior rises until age 50 – “Women and men follow the same trajectory, with men more willing to compete, through the lifespan.”
A Black Gift for Politics? – from the derb.
bonus: These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For – we need more of these!
(note: comments do not require an email. edit: insert your own witty joke here since i forgot to!)
but only if you go around with your head
up your… buried in the sand. re. the london riots:
“More than half of those charged with offences were from a black or ethnic minority background, compared with 42 per cent who were white, the Ministry of Justice figures showed.
“In some areas of the country the proportion of black rioters were more than five times the local population….”
previously: the emperor’s not wearing any clothes!
(note: comments do not require an email. emperor.)