linkfest – 08/21/11

Breaking down intelligence to environmental and genetic components – from dienekes.

Stress During Early Development Is Inherited by Offspring

“The mismeasure of morals: Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas”“[A] study in which participants responded to a battery of personality assessments and a set of dilemmas that pit utilitarian and non-utilitarian options against each other. Participants who indicated greater endorsement of utilitarian solutions had higher scores on measures of Psychopathy, machiavellianism, and life meaninglessness.”

Y haplogroup R1b and light hair in Italy – @race/history/evolution notes.

Don’t rely on a pretty face: Beautiful people with symmetrical faces more likely to be selfish

The Secret Language Code“Psychologist James Pennebaker reveals the hidden meaning of pronouns”

Parasite load, race, and IQ – from the inductivist.

Blacks, dopamine, and IQ – also from the inductivist.

Boys Reaching Sexual Maturity Earlier Than Ever

Web Genetic Sudy Confirms Genetic Associations – @futurepundit.

bonus: First life: The search for the first replicator – via malcolm pollack.

bonus bonus: Would You Please Fucking Stop?

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retarded teenagers

i’m with parapundit on this one:

“As part of a rant about a double standard with regard to child pornography where movies and TV shows produced by large corporations can portray very sexualized teenagers Ferdinand Bardamu points out children are entering into puberty about 4-5 years sooner than they used to be. Where he gets it wrong is by arguing those kids are ready to handle their sexuality at the age of 12 or 13…. My take: The early puberty is a recent development that teens are not ready to handle. Sexual development should be delayed in order to give kids time to grow up and to avoid the cost for the rest of us that come from teen pregnancies.”

humans are probably not adults until well into their 30s and 40s (explains a LOT, doesn’t it?). there’s no way 12 and 13 year olds are “clearly capable of taking on adult responsibilities at younger ages” as f. bardamu says. just ’cause they’re hitting puberty at a younger age does not mean they’re capable of taking on adult responsibilities like raising kids properly. they’re just capable of reproducing, that’s all.

in fact, i’ve long thought that the discrepancy between age of puberty and age of brain maturity was kinda funny. it’s off. by a long shot.

i’d bet anyone a brewski that this has actually been selected for. i.e. being “retarded” has meant a greater number of kids than there would’ve been otherwise. no sense + a strong sexual drive (like most teenagers) = greater number of offspring than if u had sense. you know, just like how low iq folks have more kids than high iq folks.

natural selection in action, my friends.

a separate point that f. bardamu makes is:

“There. I admit it. I’m a sicko who gets off on underage girls.”

i presume he’s not talking about 6 year olds (pedophilia) but, rather, 16 (ephebophilia) or even 14 year olds (hebephilia) and that, obviously, is perfectly natural and makes sense. wouldn’t throw you in jail for that, f.b.! (~_^) (btw – olivia hussey was 17 or 18 in that fantastic version of “romeo & juliet” – not 13, of course.)