linkfest – 03/18/12

Investing Practices Significantly Heritable – from dennis mangan.

Fifty-seven Years of Darkness – @the loom.

Recent generations focus more on fame, money than giving back“Young adults less interested in community issues, politics and environment, finds new research”

Why do wealthy white conservative women have more children?“Because they are more religious and less educated than liberal women.” – from the inductivist.

Why are redheads less common than blondes? – from peter frost.

Epigenetics and epidemiology — hip, hype and science“Given the huge range of epigenetic variation and the relatively small effect size of environmental influences on the epigenome, investigation at the level of the individual may produce little but random noise. However … studied at the population level, epigenetics has much to offer to the understanding of disease aetiology and epidemiology has much to offer the field of epigenetics.”

Evan Charney’s Critique of Genopolitics and the Genetic Paradigm“Human genetics constrains but does not determine human cultures and human judgments.” – from larry arnhart.

bonus: Write Your Own Academic Sentence – e.g.: The construction of history as such functions as the conceptual frame for the culture of power/knowledge. – heh. (^_^)

bonus bonus: Women and Children First – wow. how can you have NO memory of childhood?

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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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