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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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Genetic similarity, human altruism, and group selection

Genetic similarity, human altruism, and group selection J. Philippe Rushton (1989) Abstract: A new theory of attraction and liking based on kin selection suggests that people detect genetic similarity in others in order to give preferential treatment to those who … 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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Correlation Between Low IQ and Racism : Probably an Illusion

The widely-cited paper from Hodson and Busseri (2012) shows that low IQ correlates with higher prejudice against races and against homosexuals. In both cases, the relationship is not direct but mainly mediated by right-wing ideology. But this proof is probably … Continue reading

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