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Oct 23, 2021 13 tweets 5 min read
Here are some basic notes on Tutsi genetics/appearance: Hutu and Tutsi DNA is very hard to find online, but Razib managed to snag some from his readers and demonstrated that the two groups are very distinct, with Tutsi appearing similar to Maasai , both sharing a minor Middle Eastern element absent in Hutus. gnxp.com/WordPress/2019…
Sep 22, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Alexandra Daddario attracts a lot of attention as maybe the most good looking/frighteningly white woman in America. Daddario is so beautiful that it should be obvious we're not dealing with a real American here. So, where in Europe can we find her good looking cousins? Her father is mostly Italian, but photos show she inherited her aqua blue eyes from her mother, who is English/German on one side and Hungarian on the other. So, which ancestry type is more likely to produce someone who looks like Snow White?
Sep 14, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
The truly great Norm Macdonald, one of the world’s few interesting people, is dead. Some notes on Norm’s strange life for devoted fans: Norm dropped out of high school when he was 15, then spent 10 years as a semi-criminal drifter, working as a lumberjack, picking tobacco, moving furniture, and stealing typewriters for re-sale on Indian reservations.
Jul 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
There was a lot of media coverage on the 2020 finding that average body temperature has declined 1.2 degrees F since 1880, probably due to lower inflammation. Somehow though, no one asked the obvious question: wouldn't a higher metabolic rate help keep 19th century people thin? There were three sets of measurements in the study, one in the late 19th century, one in the 1970's, and the last in 2010. Amazingly, the samples from the 1970's had temperatures closer to those from the 19th century!
Jul 12, 2021 45 tweets 10 min read
I’m going to contend tonight that autism is a growth disorder whose prevalence increases with advancing average birth weight and height and which explodes in frequency when weight and height can increase no further, resulting in a kind of "spillover" of growth into the brain. Another point to emphasize is that the increase in growth is ultimately responsible for generation gaps in personality. The mental dimension which separates autistics from non-autistics also separates millennials from boomers and boomers from their parents.
Jun 5, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The position of European populations onto a genetic PCA mostly conforms to common sense racelore, but a major exception is that two populations that are usually lumped into the "Northwest" category but don't deserve to be: Austrians and Finns. gen3553.pagesperso-orange.fr/ADN/K15.htm Depending on the PCA you use Austrians are either about halfway between Hungarians and other Germans or possibly closer to the Hungarians. Recent East European ancestry is very common: Schwarzenegger's mom had the Czech name Jadrny, Christoph Waltz's mom was named Urbanicic
May 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
When Morgan Worthy examined the eye color of white NFL players his big finding was that quarterbacks were much more likely to have blue eyes. But he also interestingly found that the blacker the NFL position, the darker eyed the whites who play it tend to be. A body of research indicates that neuromelanin tends to increase speed and reaction time which helps to explain why dark eyes are the default across animal species. While blue eyes are very useful for playing QB, it seems dark eyes are more useful for practically everything else
May 9, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Goiter is caused by iodine defiency, traditionally most common in mountainous regions like the Alps. "In the village of Rude, near Zagreb, goiter was detected in 85% of children...The girls from this village were not considered pretty if they had »no neck«." The village angel: Image In many mountainous places goiter is apparently common enough to be considered beautiful in girls. North Italian painters like the Venetian Andrea Mantegna had a habit of painting the Virgin with one: Image
May 9, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Manuel Eisner is an historian of homicide who had the idea to use rates of regicide to infer homicide rates among less important people before records became available ~`1200. The worst time to be a European king was the 7th century: citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/downlo… Image King killing became cool again in the 11th century state building era when royal deaths in battle reached their peak as Harald Godwinson was shot in the eye/Harald Hardrada was killed at Stamford Bridge/his older brother King Olaf II died at Stiklestad. Image
Apr 25, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
There’s been some talk lately about US dependence on Taiwanese semiconductors or Chinese rare earth metals which could be interrupted if things go bad. An interesting question is to ask how many countries could fight a modern war in the face of total trade isolation. Could say, once mighty Germany? 1/4th of Germany’s World War II gasoline was produced synthetically, another 1/4th just from Ploesti. If the entire army had to be mechanized (no horses) competition with the US or USSR would have been impossible even then (c. 1950).
Apr 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
During tests of working memory the pupil dilates while storing information and slowly constricts back to normal as answers are delivered. Interestingly, it turns out that more intelligent people tend to have larger pupils even before the tests start: sci-hub.se/https://www.sc… Image Image
Mar 21, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
This old post details the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on reducing aggression and improving skin quality. There's something I left out though: I think you can spot people with high omega-3 levels using cues from their personality, voice, and skin
The highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish consuming populations like the Japanese and Norwegians. In these people you see a distinctive combination of ultra-low homicide rates and skin which seems to magically reflect light: Scandinavians don't much sunburn.
Mar 6, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
The founder of The Nation of Islam, Wallace Fard Muhammed, claimed himself to be half black and half white, born in Mecca. His followers claimed he was God Incarnate; most others see him as a white imposter. In truth, he was Pashtun by way of New Zealand. The FBI investigated Fard in the 1950’s, 20 years after he mysteriously disappeared. They combed through files of criminals with similar names until they found a “Wallie Dodd Ford”, a small time opium dealer imprisoned at San Quentin in the 20’s. The fingerprints matched.
Feb 19, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The NYT doxxing Scott Alexander for no real reason was wrong, but most of the defenses of SSC that I've read recently disgust me about as much as the original article did because they're all playing dumb: Alexander was clearly sympathetic to the idea of Race-IQ differences. The modern liberal worldview is large, but cannot survive the revelation that there are racial differences in IQ. Any respectable outlet that indirectly promotes this viewpoint is an existential threat and it is rational for liberals to seek these out and destroy them.
Feb 16, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
What caused the big Baby Boom of 46-63? The explanations most often given are economic, but the fundamental cause seems to be contraceptive failure: married couples didn't actually want families as large as they were having: As the excerpt indicates, the problem was accentuated by a decline in the average age of marriage in those NW Euro countries west of the Hajnal line that had previously delayed it:
Feb 1, 2021 71 tweets 16 min read
Going to argue today that societies in which agriculture is performed collectively in and around nucleated villages act to domesticate human beings via the same biological pathway as in dogs and cats and is apparent in a similar shortening and broadening of their skulls The second central point is that behavioral domestication is a result of an increased tolerance for stress and that people who were most thoroughly feudalized (most Slavs, Germans, French) have adapted by becoming harder, less fearful of people, and overall less eccentric.
Jan 12, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Everything I hear about Q reminds me of the 80's Satanic Panic ("There's secret tunnels under the preschool where kids are abused!", claims local schizophrenic). Under interrogation some 5 year olds claimed the Q adjacent Chuck Norris was a pedophile witch: Image The 80's Panic is sort of interesting as an evolutionary transitional form: halfway between genuine medieval witch hunts and more modern, sophisticated theories about pedophiles.
Dec 14, 2020 17 tweets 4 min read
Trump's 2016 primary campaign (not the general) had an ethnic angle that went largely untalked about. It revealed a cultural split in the American Midwest between the descendants of Germanic immigrants who hated his boastfulness and the descendants of Old Americans who loved it. After the Iowa cacucus I fiddled around with a NCSS spreadsheet of Iowa counties and discovered that the % of county who identified as Dutch in the census was the best negative predictor of Trump’s vote count, more important even than the % of bachelor’s degrees.
Dec 9, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
The People of the British Isles Project developed a new technique to cluster genetically similar peoples, looking at the British with a racial microscope. What they discovered is that the English are some of the most homogenous/genetically boring people in Europe. Image The project discovered 53 genetic clusters, five of them just in the Orkneys, and yet the great majority of Englishmen belong to the same big genetic blob. I don’t think there’s another European country of 50+ million people that shows such uniformity.
Dec 6, 2020 11 tweets 3 min read
Since the 1960’s British clinicians have noticed that black migrants to the country, whether from the Caribbean or Africa itself, have a much higher rate of schizophrenia than the general population. It turns out that Indian and Pakistani immigrants also have higher rates. Now part of the story is why these groups are so particularly affected, but the general lesson is that immigration increases everyone’s risk of going crazy; in fact it’s the largest environmental risk of factor. If the wrong person does it, changing countries can be disastrous.
Nov 28, 2020 10 tweets 3 min read
In September 23andMe produced a study showing that subjects belonging to blood group O (the most common type in Europe) have a slightly reduced chance of developing covid: blog.23andme.com/23andme-resear… This is not the first time a blood group has been found to affect infectious disease risk. Maybe the most well-known example is that O carriers have a doubled chance of developing cholera, against which AB is almost miraculously protective: academic.oup.com/aje/article-ab…