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I’m temporarily making this the blog’s front page. Please see “Latest Posts” above for the regular feed of latest blog posts.

Please notify me if you find any dead links on any of my posts and pages!

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

Post updates:

NEW: 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!

My post Maps of the American Nations has been updated. I added some additional info on regional variation in military enlistment. I will add evidence of the genetic nature of this in a future update.

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.

Page updates:

Added a nice little video summing up the situation with health and fitness to my page Obesity Facts

Some of the latest and best JayMan tweets:

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As always, I’m still taking donations. See PayPal or Bitcoin:

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I’m also once again accepting Bitcoins, at address:
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Finally, you can e-mail me at the address seen at the upper right if you’d like to work out something else.

Post 198 is done! Closing in on my 200th post! Stay tuned!

Important blog/topical/HBD-related comments can be made here. See also my Open Thread for more general comments.

 

 

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  1. unknown128 / Jan 12 2015 10:50 AM

    “Most of the political discussion about the Paris attacks is pretty stupid. The real reason is simple: violent clannish people be violent.”

    To be honest Im surprised that most middle eastern and north african countries have quiet a low murder rate compared to Latin America….Same goes for India, maybe the clanishness is good at holding violence at bay in a society were almost everyone has a clan to back one up?

    I dont know if one can trust subsaharan murder statistics but Muslim subsaharan Africa at averege has a lower murder rate then Christian or Animist Africa, just as the Muslim states have a higher gender inequality and rate of child marrige…I dont know how clannish christian SSA is but it seems there is something in Muslim societies that makes them less prone to murder then their non muslim equivalents….just like Muslim societies have less gender equality even if other factors in development are controlled for.

    • JayMan / Jan 12 2015 10:59 AM

      @unknown128:

      See Peter Frost on that.

      The general theme is that violence is lower among Muslims in Muslim-majority countries because each man has to fear violent retribution from the aggrieved’s kinsmen. So that creates a “balance of terror” that keeps violence is check. In NW Euro societies, there is no such backlash, and Muslim violence runs amok.

  2. unknown128 / Jan 12 2015 3:43 PM

    I wonder though why is the homicide rate so much higher in subsaharan Africa then in the Muslim or Hindu worlds, is ssA not clanish, dont institutions like blood feud and clan honor work there?

  3. unknown128 / Jan 14 2015 9:50 AM

    Interesting…

    I wonder though even if their crime rate is 2-3 times higher then that of native Europeans its still far lower then in many parts of the world or then in 16 century Europe. Does that mean there was selection for lower criminality and violence in the Middle east too? Or did they historicly have lower crime rates then Europe which overtook them only in the 18th century?

  4. panjoomby / Jan 18 2015 3:12 PM

    JayMan (2015) “Some people (many, actually) NEED to believe that the “environment” has big effects (more than it actually does).”

    Amen, bro. As Upton Sinclair (1935) often said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

    Sadly, too many people practice “emotional epistemology” & determine truth by how something “feels” (e.g., see religion:)

    PS – I am honored to be your #5 commenter for 2014 – I had no idea I was so chatty! You’re doing all the hard work & my hat is off to you.

  5. Anthony / Jan 19 2015 12:42 AM

    “It seems there’s nothing like a discussion of free will to bring out the crazies”

    Is that genetically or environmentally determined?

  6. Anthony / Jan 19 2015 12:45 AM

    The veterans map is interesting. It would be more interesting to compare it to a map of the origin of veterans (county of residence at time of enlistment). The South anecdotally provides more than its share of the military, but veterans seem to avoid living in the deep south (except Florida).

  7. chainsmoker / Jan 28 2015 3:09 PM

    Jayman, I thought you were sub-saharan african? Your child does not look african.

    • MEH 0910 / Jan 30 2015 4:46 PM

      From JayMan’s About Me page: “I am a second generation Jamaican-American of Black, White (English), and Chinese descent”

      https://jaymans.wordpress.com/about/

  8. Ryan / Feb 11 2015 5:38 PM

    Hi JayMan,

    You point out that freedom of speech is necessarily about unwelcome speech because welcome speech needs no protection.

    So, obviously true and all. But I wonder your opinion on the basic premise of whether free speech makes sense in a multi-ethnic society. To use an example, Singapore doesn’t have free speech or a free press. If Chinese people talk smack about Malays they’re put in jail. If a newspaper tried to foment riots after a Chinese police officer shoots a Malay, the newspaper would be down.

    As applied in France, they could have a law limiting the scope of what Imams can preach regarding Islam, and arrest anyone who exceeds it and/or shut down their Mosques. Egypt has a long history of controlling the Muslim Brotherhood this way. They could also have laws which would prevent publication of sufficiently offensive material like that found at Charlie Hedbo, so as to not give the clannish violent people something to be clannish and violent about.

    • JayMan / Feb 11 2015 5:41 PM

      @Ryan:

      It takes a special type of people to value free speech, apparently Americanish (I’d say Anglo but none of the others seem to have true free speech). This is true of all values: people *create* them.

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