linkfest – 04/17/11

Actions and personality, east and west“Cultural differences are evident very deep in the brain, challenging a commonsense notion that culture is skin deep.”

Clear Genetic Links to Poor Impulse Control, Drug Dependency – @al fin.

The Art of Scientific and Technological Innovations“[Nobel laureates] are twenty-five times as likely as average scientist to sing, dance, or act; seventeen times as likely to be an artist; twelve times more likely to write poetry and literature; eight times more likely to do woodworking or some other craft; four times as likely to be a musician; and twice as likely to be a photographer.”

Familial concordance for age at menarche: analyses from the Breakthrough Generations Study“[A]pproximately half of the variation in age at menarche was attributable to additive genetic effects with the remainder attributable to non-shared environmental effects.” via diversity is chaos.

Two-Faced Brains – @overcoming bias.

Group solidarity among whites – from inductivist: “Bottom line: whites either tend identify with groups at all levels or no groups at any level. To put it in exaggerated terms, ethnicists are racialists are patriots. Individualists are individualists are individualists.”

Language like people came out of Africa“All languages stem from the same source, claim scientists, after tracing origins of speech to sub-Saharan Africa around 150,000 years ago.”

bonus: Classic car culture in red states and blue states – from agnostic.

space. the final frontier …

men in america care about space exploration more than women (2006 gss question):

whites in amerca care about space exploration more than blacks or people of other races:

and black women in america care least about space exploration:

uhura was either a complete figment of some hollywood writer’s imagination or another exception that proves the rule. (~_^)

people recently arrived in this country aren’t too keen on space exploration either:

nor are stooopid democrats (i know, that’s redundant):

is it any wonder that nasa staff still look like this? (not that there’s anything wrong with that!):

see also: “God, Dopamine, and 3-Dimensional Space” @neuropolitics.

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