I’ve started this “Blog News” page. It will feature updates in the JayMan world in between blog posts.
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I’ve created a new page, Misdreavus Stream, collecting some of Misdreavus’s latest excellent tweets. Covering obesity, pathogens & the gay germ, “Neoreaction” and Confederate apologism, this is a must-see.
Misdreavus is back (even if just for a while). Read this comment exchange on “ethnic genetic interests” (and the non-existence of such) and the origin, function, and situational nature of reciprocal altruism, racial mate preferences, and so much more! Be sure to see all of Misdeavus’s comments!
Updated my Obesity Facts page. I’ve added a section on overfeeding experiments, and what they have to tell us. Much more to come!
Readers seeing my American Nations posts, be sure to see the whole series
Please see my review page covering my American Nations Series at the top, in addition to all my other topical summary pages visible in the menu at the top of the page.
I’ve added a link to the full paper on the heritability of military service to my post Maps of the American Nations. In a national U.S. sample, the heritability was found to be 82%, with zero shared environment. The use of a national sample allows us to rule out regional environmental effects as being involved, as this would turn up in the shared environment.
To my post Germania’s Seed, I’ve added the election results from more election years from Weimar Germany, illustrating the persistent regionbal differences across the country which pre-date WW II.
I’ve updated my post A Tentative Ranking of the Clannishness of the “Founding Fathers”. I’ve collected passages from Albion’s Seed that have been cited in comments here and there and consolidated them into the post. A minorish edit, but should aid anyone investigating the matter.
As added to my post The Son Becomes the Father, a new meta-analysis of twin studies of life satisfaction and subjective well-being with a combined sample of nearly 48,000 confirms the significant heritability of these things (~35%). In addition, it finds a zero shared environment impact! These results hold even when you look only at the twins raised apart. Many people who recognize the importance of heritability research hold out with the view that parenting and childhood life can impact one’s adult happiness. This unequivocally confirms that it does not.
Thanks to data supplied by Colin Woodard, I was able to calculate how represented each American Nation is among my readers as per my Reader Poll Results (at least, to the extent that the voters represent my total readership). Check it out!
I’ve updated my post The Atheist Narrative. I corrected a misreporting of the shared environment estimate on religiosity. This has been shown to be zero, but the study in the original post didn’t show this.
Oh, some of you may have noticed, but I forgot to mention that, a while back, I disabled the comments at my post No, You Don’t Have Free Will, and This is Why. It seems there’s nothing like a discussion of free will to bring out the crazies, and at this point it seems unlikely anything remotely useful will be said on the topic.
On my American Nations Series page, I’ve added a map of the major climate zones of North America and juxtaposed it against the map of the American Nations. This serves to demonstrate the role of climate in shaping the early westward migrations during the expansion of the nations. I’ve also added a link to a paper on the genetics of the British Isles, noting that David Hackett Fischer’s Four British Folkways are still very evident in today’s Britain.
To my HBD Fundamentals page, I’ve added a fantastic and incredible review paper, The Genetics of Brain Structure. This paper confirms the high heritability of brain structure, as well as the relationship of brain structure to IQ. It also discusses what is known about the links between specific genomic areas and brain structure. Very well written by people who understand heritability and genetics, and is a must read.
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Post 198 is done! Closing in on my 200th post! Stay tuned!
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