This was a live show with real viewer questions and our attempts to answer them. Read: wild speculation, and suggestions for research. Since Youtube is a piece of shit, here’s the Bitchute version.
We mostly talked about the usual things I talk about on this blog. Genetics and society, history, which way we are going, the decline of the West, and whatever one might do about this (acquire traditional wife, have lots of kids?).
(Yes, Ed chose the image!)
Here’s some of the studies I mentioned:
- Sex abuse and mental issues, causality?
Nelson, E. C., Heath, A. C., Madden, P. A., Cooper, M. L., Dinwiddie, S. H., Bucholz, K. K., … & Martin, N. G. (2002). Association between self-reported childhood sexual abuse and adverse psychosocial outcomes: results from a twin study. Archives of general psychiatry, 59(2), 139-145.
Nelson, E. C., Heath, A. C., Lynskey, M. T., Bucholz, K. K., Madden, P. A., Statham, D. J., & Martin, N. G. (2006). Childhood sexual abuse and risks for licit and illicit drug-related outcomes: a twin study.
Dinwiddie, S., Heath, A. C., Dunne, M. P., Bucholz, K. K., Madden, P. A., Slutske, W. S., … & Martin, N. G. (2000). Early sexual abuse and lifetime psychopathology: a co-twin–control study. Psychological medicine, 30(1), 41-52.
- More of these
- Drug use and intelligence:
Wilmoth, D. R. (2012). Intelligence and past use of recreational drugs. Intelligence, 40(1), 15-22.
- White, J., & Batty, G. D. (2012). Intelligence across childhood in relation to illegal drug use in adulthood: 1970 British Cohort Study. J Epidemiol Community Health, 66(9), 767-774.
White, J. W., Gale, C. R., & Batty, G. D. (2012). Intelligence quotient in childhood and the risk of illegal drug use in middle-age: the 1958 National Child Development Survey. Annals of Epidemiology, 22(9), 654-657.
- Intelligence and politics and psychology
- Many studies by Noah Carl
- Many studies by
Kirkegaard, E. O., Bjerrekær, J. D., & Carl, N. (2017). Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science, 1(1).
- US counties:
Kirkegaard, E. O., & Pesta, B. J. (2019). Smart and Poor, or Rich and Dull? A US County-Level Analysis of the Relationship between IQ and Presidential-Election Voting Behavior. Mankind Quarterly, 60(2).
- Mental illness and politics, see prior post and video
- History and genomes
- Meisenberg interview:
Canlorbe, G. (2019). A conversation with Gerhard Meisenberg. Psych. 2019.
Woodley, M. A., Younuskunju, S., Balan, B., & Piffer, D. (2017). Holocene selection for variants associated with general cognitive ability: Comparing ancient and modern genomes. Twin research and human genetics, 20(4), 271-280.
- Reich lab’s database
- Meisenberg interview: