We recruited two groups of women who differed in their number of lifetime sex partners in order to investigate several hypotheses related to female sociosexuality. Specifically, we explored whether women who engage in casual sex have low mate value, are especially likely to have come from stressful family environments, or are masculine in other respects besides their interest in casual sex. Women with many partners were not lower than other women on direct or indirect indicators of mate value. Nor were they more likely to recall adverse family environments during childhood. On several measures related to masculinity, women with many sex partners were elevated compared with other women.
Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples
Yes, bad source, but its more a collection of other sources. Its a xtian org. that tries to convince ppl of the dangers of homosexuality. I was just looking for some numbers on the average number of partners by sexual orentiation.
The Folly of Appeasement
appeasing muslims will never work – offense is in the eye of the offended.
muslims want to be offended. sucks to be them.
The current study tests if the type of children’s daily main meal (slow versus fast food) mediates the association of socioeconomic status (SES) with cognitive ability and cognitive growth in childhood. A Scottish birth cohort (Growing Up in Scotland) was assessed at ages 3 (N = 4512) and 5 years (N = 3833) on cognitive ability (i.e. vocabulary and picture similarities), SES, and the frequency of having slow and fast food main meals per week. SES was highly correlated at ages 3 and 5 years, while intelligence and the type of meal were only moderately associated across ages. SES at age 3 was positively related to ability at age 3 but not at age 5. The type of meals partially mediated the effects of SES on cognitive ability at ages 3 and 5, with more slow meals being associated with better cognitive performance. Furthermore, a higher frequency of slow food meals were positively related to cognitive growth between ages 3 and 5 years, after adjusting for SES and prior cognitive ability; however, they only accounted for a negligible amount of the variance in cognitive change. Overall, slow food was associated with better cognitive ability and cognitive growth in childhood, albeit corresponding effect sizes were small.
I read the paper. Maybe. Its a pretty small effect. I dont like the lack of control of parent IQ.
Testing the Affiliation Hypothesis of Homoerotic Motivation in Humans: The Effects of
Progesterone and Priming
The frequency of homoerotic behavior among individuals who do not identify as having
an exclusively homosexual sexual orientation suggests that such behavior potentially
has adaptive value. Among both male and female nonhuman primates, affiliation,
broadly defined, is one of the main drivers of homoerotic behavior. Correspondingly, in
humans, both across cultures and across historical periods, homoerotic behavior
appears to play a role in promoting social bonds. However, to date, the affiliation
explanation of human homoerotic behavior has not been adequately tested
experimentally. Here, we first develop a measure of homoerotic motivation. Next, we
find that, in women, homoerotic motivation is positively associated with progesterone, a
hormone that has been shown to promote affiliative bonding. Lastly, we explore the
effects of affiliative contexts on homoerotic motivation in men, finding that men in an
affiliative priming condition are more likely to endorse engaging in homoerotic behavior
compared to those primed with neutral or sexual concepts, and this effect is
pronounced in men with high progesterone. These findings constitute the first
experimental support for the affiliation account of the evolution of homoerotic
motivation in humans.
related to my proposed theory of the origin of homosexuality. found it via the Evolutionary Psychology group on facebook.
I was reading about the frase “not even wrong”. I didnt know that Shermer was a race cognitive difference denier, and also apparently a denier of a g factor ability difference between the sexes. Its kinda dumb to use such examples to suggest how science got it wrong in the past, especially if one is a historian of science and self-described skeptic.
“”Whether we like it or not, the future of humanity is in our hands now. Rather than fearing genetics, we should embrace it. We can do better than chance.” “
Amen to that. It is just irresponsible not to do so.
There certainly are a lot of eugenicists and heraditarians among my favorite authors. I also feel compelled to mention that Philippe Rushton passed away very recently. But Richard Lynn seems to be going strong still. Art Jensen is also alive. Certainly the heraditarians are not going to go away. Well, there will be some change in the ranks, surely, but the position will become increasingly more popular as the evidence becomes even more obvious than it already is.
Here is a much more mainstream eugenicist speech, at a TED conference. Apparently, the rule is just that one doesnt mention the word, then everything is fine.
Apparently a sample of a standard retarded leftist treatment of Rushton:
It hurts to read.
“A calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics
The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of macronutrient composition. The focus is the so-called metabolic advantage in low-carbohydrate diets – greater weight loss compared to isocaloric diets of different composition. Two laws of thermodynamics are relevant to the systems considered in nutrition and, whereas the first law is a conservation (of energy) law, the second is a dissipation law: something (negative entropy) is lost and therefore balance is not to be expected in diet interventions. Here, we propose that a misunderstanding of the second law accounts for the controversy about the role of macronutrient effect on weight loss and we review some aspects of elementary thermodynamics. We use data in the literature to show that thermogenesis is sufficient to predict metabolic advantage. Whereas homeostasis ensures balance under many conditions, as a general principle, “a calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics.