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Einstein wrote that Chinese women are ugly and Indians smell

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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-44472277

I guess that means that we are going to have to tear down all of the Einstein statues.

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But he had very good things to say about the Japanese. They are “altogether very appealing” and “pure souls as nowhere else among people.”

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June 13, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

Reverse Flynn Effect!

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dumb-and-dumber-why-we-re-getting-less-intelligent-80k3bl83v?shareToken=71d4d4f9088c8598f2c12d53b074039f

The IQ scores of young people have begun to fall after rising steadily since the Second World War, according to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon.

The decline, which is equivalent to at least seven points per generation, is thought to have started with the cohort born in 1975, who reached adulthood in the early Nineties.

I was always of the belief that the notion that people were getting smarter is bogus. People are doing better on IQ tests because they are being trained to take timed multiple-choice tests with tricky questions, whereas in earlier generation such a test was novel and unexpected. This doesn’t mean that people are smarter in general.

But finally we see that the effects of dysgenic breeding (low-IQ people having more children than high-IQ people) are showing up in IQ testing, as was always predicted by the genetic model of intelligence.

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This is actually old news, there was a study published in 2015.

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June 12, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

Are Americans racist against Chinese food?

https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/03/12/chef-david-chang-says-americans-are-racist-toward-chinese-food-12691

The author of the article says no, but I say yes they are. Chinese food is seen as prole food. Proles love the stuff actually. It’s tasty (in a salty greasy prole way) and cheap.

But the people who really count, the elites, look down on Chinese food and never touch the stuff. While Japanese food can rise to being eligible for elite status (there are several trendy and expensive Japanese restaurants in Manhattan such as Tao and Nobu), Chinese food never rises to that level.

Of course, Chinese people, themselves, are partially to blame. They do a really bad job of marketing their food to more affluent customers. However, since it’s racist to blame blacks for any of their problems, using the same logic it ought to be considered racist to blame Chinese people for the failure of their food to rise above prole takeout places and buffets.

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April 25, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

Recommend that you read this post

I wrote this post about Elliot Rodger almost four years ago. It’s one of the best things I’ve written, so for those who have trouble understanding why this Minassian guy may be the way he is, maybe this will explain it.

And then I wrote this follow-up post about the Rodger autobiography.

And also this blog post about the interview with Rodger’s friend.

Also, this post about the interview with Elliot’s high school principal which shows that he was incorrectly diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Bullies once taped Elliot’s head to a desk.

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Reported by CNN:

– Minassian also had severe anxiety when interacting with females and would freeze, unable to respond, the classmate said. “He was genuinely terrified with interacting verbally or physically at all, except for his mother,” the classmate said.

Sounds like Elliott Rodger, and answers the question asked by certain people in the comments, why didn’t Minassian go have sex with a prostitute? He was too TERRIFIED to do such a thing.

It’s also interesting that Minassian joined the army. Probably he thought the army would make a man of him, but it turned out he couldn’t handle it and dropped out after 16 days. No other details yet about his 16 days as a soldier.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 24, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

I’ve decided that cats are way cuter than dogs

After looking at many cat and dog pictures on Instagram, the cat pictures almost always strike me as being cuter than the dog pictures, and I am more inclined to “like” them.

Now, it’s possible that this is because I’m infected with toxoplasmosis because I touched cat doody when I was a kid, but I’m going to go with the theory that cats self-domesticated themselves to be cute, because the cute cats received more food gifts from humans and thus were more successful at surviving and passing on their genes to future generations of cute cats.

Because dogs were domesticated by humans for practical reasons like guard duty and assistance in hunting, they didn’t have to be cute to get fed.

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I also have come to the conclusion that cats are stupid animals, but their instinctive behaviors make us humans think they are smarter than they really are. Cat may even be less intelligent than the rats they prey upon!

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April 24, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Biology, Science

Evolution and how to influence your teenage children

Frau Katze writes in a comment:

I raised two [teenagers], and once they hit 12 or a bit older they completely identified with their peers.

They did not care what I said or thought. Not at all.

It’s an evolutionary advantage: who will they have to get along with as adults? Not senior citizens, but their peers.

People do have a lot of influence over their teenagers, but it’s indirect influence by having influence on who their friends are.

At a young age, parents have absolute control over who their children’s friends are. These days, it’s normal to set up “play dates” for your children. Yep, complete authoritarian control.

Once they start going to school, they will encounter other children outside of your control, but you control what school they go to. And that’s why it’s so important to make sure your kids go to a school where they can only become friends with other children of the right social class. Private school will always have the advantage, because it’s an expensive and non-default choice. Even in expensive zip codes, there will always be some losers at the public schools whom your kids might fall in with.

As to the evolutionary reason for why this is the case, my theory is that a major reason why status is extremely important to humans because when there were bad famines and people starved to death, it was never the people with high status who starved to death. That’s on top of the usual reasons discussed in manosphere blogs and internet forums, that women will have more descendants if they have sex with high-status males, because some of the high-status genes are passed onto the women’s male children who will be more successful with women because of that.

Listening to your parents was, obviously, from an evolutionary perspective, not an effective mechanism for gaining status compared to listening to your peers.

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Yakov writes in a comment:

Don’t make me laugh now. It’s important for kids to be themselves, function on their own level and be happy so that they shouldn’t grow up to be neurotic status seeking misfits. People are who they are, why make a kid crazy by loading him with status and inferiority complexes from the get go?

That’s not what private elementary schools do. Just the opposite, it’s public schools with relentless drill and test, large class sizes with teachers unable to give individual attention to students, and bad behaving delinquents, that create a stressful and unhappy environment for children.

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April 19, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

The coming genetic IQ tests

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610339/dna-tests-for-iq-are-coming-but-it-might-not-be-smart-to-take-one/

Article in MIT Technology Review about the coming genetic IQ tests.

Deep down, everyone knows this will eventually prove that blacks have lower IQ because of genes. That’s why everyone is so fearful of this new technology, but they don’t want to admit that’s the reason.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 2, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Biology, Psychology

Intelligence and genes

There’s a study publixhed in Molecular Psychiatry.

The only major newspaper to write an article about it is The Telegraph and their paywall prevents me from reading what they have to say about it.

Currently, genetic testing can only reveals 7% of intelligence differences between people but I’m sure as research and methods in genetic sequencing and computer analysis improve, that will eventually become a much higher percent. And then we will also finally have proof that blacks are less intelligent than whites because of genes, and not discrimination or poverty.

A long time ago, when I said that intelligence was genetic, I was mocked by science deniers who would say “show me these ‘genes’,” putting “genes” in scare-quotes. Well now modern science has found a large number of genes associated with intelligence. But deniers will continue to deny.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

B.O. in Farnham’s Freehold

This chapter (in the novel by Robert Heinlein) is written in the first-person by Barbara, the 25-year-old girl who had sex with the much older Hugh Farnham:

Joe is the first Negro I’ve had a chance to know well-and I think most well of him. He plays better contract than I do; I suppose he’s smarter than I am. He is fastidious and never comes indoors without bathing. Oh, get downwind after he has spent a day digging and he’s pretty whiff. But so is Duke, and Hugh is worse. I don’t believe this story about a distinctive “nigger musk.”

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I am 60% through this book, it’s a much easier read than Stranger in a Strange Land. I hope to finish it this weekend.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 28, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology, Books

Asian kid’s science fair project says blacks have lower IQ

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html

Maybe his parents are FOB, and weren’t aware that this topic violates sacred Western taboos, and that’s why they didn’t tell him that this project was a bad idea?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 12, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Biology

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