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The Evolution of Human Cooperation According to the Supernatural (Divine) Punishment Hypothesis

Several studies have now investigated the question of the impact of believing in a “mean” God versus a “kind” God, one who punishes versus one who forgives. And sometimes the belief in hell versus heaven. These beliefs then are correlated … Continue reading

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More children for more happiness ? What is happiness ?

Kanazawa (2004) earlier demonstrated that children would not make the parents happier. Parenthood decreases happiness. Using the GSS data (available here) he was trying to see whether or not an interaction effect (parenthood*married) is substantial with which sign it has … Continue reading

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The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, With a New Afterword by Charles Murray

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, With a New Afterword by Charles Murray Herrnstein Richard J., and Murray Charles, 1994 Chapter 3 : The Economic Pressure to Partition SPECIFICS SKILLS VERSUS G IN THE MILITARY … … Continue reading

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Coming Apart, by Charles Murray

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 Charles Murray (2012) Chapter 2 – The Foundations of the New Upper Class The Enabler: Wealth The poor didn’t actually get poorer – the growth of in-kind benefits and earned-income tax credits more … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Accuracy of Stereotypes

The Unbearable Accuracy of Stereotypes Lee Jussim, Thomas R. Cain, Jarret T. Crawford, Kent Harber, Florette Cohen, 2009. ARE STEREOTYPES EMPIRICALLY INACCURATE?

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Correlation between Beauty and Wages, but Why ?

Numerous studies have today shown that beautiful people earn more than ugly people. Not just among women, but also among men. A short summary of the current research is provided by Landsburg (2001) and Engemann & Owyang (2005). The correlation … Continue reading

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Asian Women, Interracial Relationship, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Asian american women have been found to be at higher risk than are asian american men to get Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). These figures cannot be explained by lack of education or information. In East Asia, there is no such … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of the Increasing Rate of Intermarriage

A lot of people have already noticed the increasing rate of intermarriage. But the pattern shows that love is not colorblind. Multiple reasons are suggested.

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More Oral Sex, More Oral Cancer

Several studies now have found that oral sex is linked to HPV, even when many confounding variables (such as tobacco and alcohol, number of sexual partners, etc.) have been adjusted; specifically, by examining separate samples having different health status. This is … Continue reading

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Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear – Chapter 10, The Chemistry of Fear

In Chapter 10 of “Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear” Dan Gardner sets out the commonly underestimated risk factors for cancer and the commonly overestimated risk factors. Many of the analyses were confounded by other factors of risk of … Continue reading

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