linkfest – 01/29/12

Caffeine Alters Estrogen Levels in Younger Women“In white women, for example, coffee appears to lower estrogen, while in Asian women it has the reverse effect, raising levels of the hormone.”

The self-domestication hypothesis: evolution of bonobo psychology is due to selection against aggression“[T]he self-domestication hypothesis provides a plausible account of the origin of numerous differences between bonobos and chimpanzees, and note that many of these appear to have arisen as incidental by-products rather than adaptations. These results raise the possibility that self-domestication has been a widespread process in mammalian evolution, and suggest the need for research into the regulatory genes responsible for shifts in developmental trajectories in species that have undergone selection against aggression.”

The Sub-Saharan African Dental Complex“[A]round 80,000 years ago, this population [in east africa] began to expand northward and eventually into Eurasia. Meanwhile, the same expansion was taking modern humans westward and southward into other parts of Africa.” – @evoandproud.

Explanations of rape“Given a robbery, criminals are more likely to use the opportunity to sexually assault a female victim if she is young.” – @the inductivist.

And your little dog, too! – from greg cochran. peter frost challenges. (~_^)

It Could be Culture, part I (The NAEP Black-Mixed-White gap) and It Could be Culture, part II (The NAEP Black-Mixed-White gap) – from chuck, the occidentalist.

7,500-Year-Old Fishing Seines and Traps Discovered in Russia – evidence for permanent mesolithic settlements in russia.

bonus: Lazy HBDers – @steve sailer’s.

bonus bonus: No Need to Panic About Global Warming“[M]any young scientists furtively say that while they also have serious doubts about the global-warming message, they are afraid to speak up for fear of not being promoted — or worse.” – gee. that sounds familiar.

bonus bonus bonus: How all the greatest thoroughbreds can be traced back to ONE horse 300 years ago“‘Speed gene’ traced back to single 17th century British mare”

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linkfest – 01/23/11

Mammoth ‘could be reborn in four years’

Average IQ by occupation (estimated from median income) – by mr. audacious

Roman rise and fall ‘recorded in trees’“An extensive study of tree growth rings says there could be a link between the rise and fall of past civilisations and sudden shifts in Europe’s climate.”

Dieting while pregnant can lower your baby’s IQ – (duh)

Religiosity and the origins of civilization – @evo and proud – “The causes of civilization are not to be found in early art, writing, or architecture. These are merely the consequences of a preceding mental revolution.”

Best friends forever: It’s all in our genes, say scientists – genetic similarity theory. see also Brain Genes Influence Friend Choices @futurepundit.

Blood group O ‘protects against heart attacks’

Watch out feminists: Why acting like a man at work won’t get you promoted at work

White ethnic groups more likely to vote Republican than whites in general and More on ethnicity and voting among whites from inductivist. “Americans of English/Welsh, Dutch, and German descent are significantly more likely to vote Republican, compared to other whites.”

Dumb Farmers @overcoming bias. see also If Modern Humans Are So Smart, Why Are Our Brains Shrinking?

Miscellaneous musings on the Ainu, I @ahnenkult. via race|hist|evo notes.

Worm Sperm“Sperm built to resist being sucked out after copulation.” see also The sexual battles of flatworms: barbed sperm, mating rings, traumatic insemination, and going down on yourself

9,000 Years Ago, North Americans Tamed–and Ate–Dogs

snicker, snicker, chortle, lol

US women more likely to accept climate science than men, study finds

“Aaron M McCright, an associate professor at Michigan State University’s Department of Sociology whose paper is published in the September issue of the journal Population and Environment, examined eight years of data from Gallup’s annual environment poll and found that ‘women tend to believe the scientific consensus on global warming more than men’. However, he also discovered that his findings reinforced past research which suggests women lack confidence in their science comprehension.”

sooooo, a majority of women apparently admit that their understanding of science is shaky … and yet they go ahead and believe in global warming climate change all that b*llsh*t anyways?!

*facepalm*

“‘Men still claim they have a better understanding of global warming than women, even though women’s beliefs align much more closely with the scientific consensus,’ he said. McCright added that the gender divide is likely to be explained by ‘gender socialisation’: boys learn that masculinity emphasises detachment, control and mastery, whereas girls develop traits of attachment, empathy and care.”

most women are more social than men … in other words, they’re more likely to be sheeple. (amiright?!) not a big surprise then that, on the whole, they back the latest, trendy meme whatever it happens to be (global warming, obama, yoga – although not necessarily in that order).

the article continues with a quote from the original research paper:

“Perhaps, as some suggest (e.g., Smith 2001), gender is not as important for explaining environmental concern as is a feminist orientation. Somma and Tolleson-Rinehart (1997) find that individuals – both women and men – who support feminist goals express greater environmental concern.

do i look surprised?

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