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A Simple Theory for the Development of Homosexuality in Males and Females

Phil:

Here.

“According to the findings of the Savic-Lindström study, the number of neural connections also varied between hetero- and homosexual subjects. For instance, gay men and straight women showed greater neural connectivity in the cingulate cortex and contralateral amygdala regions than straight men and lesbians respectively. ”

The contralateral amygdala seems to be related with sexual drive, though in terms of volume not really in “connectivity”.

Here.

In terms basics functions it’s emotions, thus it would imply that the higher connectivity relates to the higher “emotionality” seen in women and gay men as “femininity” compared to straight men and lesbians. The cingulate cortex is responsible for processing emotions.

“According to the study, lesbians and straight men have similar brain structures and functionalities while gay men and straight women share neural characteristics. For instance, MRI findings prove that the right hemispheres of the brains of the lesbians and heterosexual men have slightly greater volumes than their left hemispheres. But the left and right hemispheres of gay men and heterosexual women are symmetrical.”

My guess this occurs in childhood as I have hypothesize referring to the study on developmental sex steroids, possibly specific forms of E and T or different ones entirely.

No, the masculinization of the brains of straight men and lesbians occurs in utero. “True lesbians” are women whose brains were masculinized in utero due to developmental aberrations.

The feminization of the brains of gay men and women also occurs in utero. Gay men are men whose brains got feminized in utero due to developmental aberrations.

Homosexuality is simply a developmental disorder. Look how many gay men are left-handed. You would be blown away.

Willie: 

Robert –

Another commenter brought up 2D:4D (fingers) ratio, as an indicator of testosterone levels, which is linked to gayness?

Have you heard of this?

Yes, I believe that is indicative of the developmental disorder in gay men.

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Peter Frost Discusses My Work

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Peter Frost is an excellent race realist anthropologist. I think he is a working academic. He is as smart as the Devil. Brilliant man.

This is my post that he critiques.

Lindsay, R. (2010). The Head Size/IQ/Race Trainwreck, March 11

He sort of handwaves it away, but I think I am onto something.

I noticed certain things. First of all, Amerindian IQ is generally set at 87 all up and down the Americas. Yet their head sizes are all over the place, from large to small. OK, their heads range from large to small, but their IQ’s are all the same? Something wrong with the theory.

Here is his quote. My work is in italics below:

There has not been much comment on the Beals, Smith, and Dodd (1984) article. The most substantive one seems to be a blog post by Robert Lindsay (2010) who calls their map a “train wreck” for claims that cranial capacity correlates with IQ:

White racists like to make a big deal about the supposed correlation between head size and intelligence and race. A nice little chart showing the basically dishonest portrayal they attempt based on cherry-picking data is below.

Methinks that Lindsay takes the fine details on that map a bit too seriously. Many of the details are simply creative extrapolation and infilling; otherwise, the map roughly corresponds with world distribution of mean IQ. Furthermore, no one is claiming that cranial capacity is the only determinant of IQ. There are undoubtedly many others: cortical surface area, myelinization of nerve fibers, relative importance of domain-general thinking, etc.

But he does make a good point about the Amerindian data.

As you can see, in the Americas, there is no good evidence whatsoever for head size and IQ. I am not aware that Amerindian IQ varies in the Americas. The average is apparently 87 across the continent. If anyone can show me that it varies by latitude, please do.

Agreed. No one can, for now. But a hypothesis is not false because no one has bothered to test it.

Right.

But there are quite a few other holes in this theory. South Indians and Vietnamese have the same sized heads. South Indian IQ = 82, and Vietnamese IQ = 99. How does that work? Heads the same size and one SD difference in IQ? What?

Ugandans/ Kenyans and Italians have the same sized heads. Ugandans and Kenyans have the largest heads in Africa. Now that I think about it, Masai heads do look quite large. Ugandan/Kenyan IQ = 68, and Italian IQ = 103. OK, now we have heads of the same size and a 35 point or over 2 SD difference in IQ? Huh? I suppose you can argue that Ugandans have huge heads but there’s not a lot inside of them except maybe air. Or you can argue that the Ugandan brains are not very specialized, and Italians have much more specialized brains. I suspect this may be the case with Vietnamese too.

After all, you can have a huge car that is junk and a smaller car that is one of the finest on Earth. It’s all down to the specialization and micro-detail. And I suspect it’s not just head size alone. We know full well that certain more modern parts of the brain are correlated much more with advanced thinking than other parts of the brain are. The prefrontal cortex is one of those – it hardly exists in apes, but it’s full blown in man. And there are structures within the PFC than are even more specialized than the PFC itself. Maybe it’s not the size of the brain but the type and quality of the machinery inside of it?

This becomes quite clear when we notice that Eskimos have the biggest heads of all, yet their IQ is only 91, just above the world average of 89. 91 is not a bad IQ, but one would expect more from the people with the biggest heads on Earth, no? Usually the explanation is that a huge portion of the Eskimo brain has gone over to visuospatial, which is actually proven in experiments that show how Eskimos can find their way even in the most confusing wind, snow and ice-filled landscapes.

Aborigines also have superb visuospatial skills, some of the finest of all mankind. They got this from having evolved in the trackless desert that in terms of familiar objects and markers is probably not a whole lot different from the Arctic. So if you have a huge brain but a lot of that larger size is gone over to something like visuospatial, then that won’t do a lot for your IQ.

On the other hand, there goes your theory! We are already finding exceptions and handwaving them away.

Nevertheless, I think that the theory is good in sort of a broad and general way, possibly with a number of exceptions. The exceptions may be down to some large brains having huge areas gone over to certain specialized things that don’t do much for IQ and some small brains possibly being as good as large ones in that perhaps they are very specialized or have a lot of micro-machinery of very good quality in their heads.

All in all, not a bad theory, but beware of the exceptions minefield.

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Kundalini Binaural Beats

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This stuff is pretty trippy. Scientists poo poo it, but I believe there is something to it. The binaural bets are set to mimic various brain waves: Alpha waves, Beta waves, Delta waves, Gamma waves and Theta waves. Of course you have all of these waves in your brain. So you put in Theta binaural beats and you get more theta waves supposedly. The same with Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, etc. It sounds like a reasonable hypothesis anyway. This stuff is called brain entrainment because supposedly it actually changes how your brain works (via manipulation of existing brain waves).

They also work with your chakras. Chakras are an Indian medical theory. Supposedly you have chakras in your body that do various things and you can mess around with these chakras to achieve desired ends. A lot of yogi types swear that they are true and a lot of folks who listen to these beats have had experiences suggesting of chakras.

For instance, people who listen to the Kundalini beats report that they feel a warmth at the bottom of their spine that goes all the way up to the top of their spine. These people who report this have no idea that this is one of the things that Kundalini is supposed to do.

It is called Kundalini rising because it supposedly turns on the energy levels in your body. The Kundalini is said to be like a snake that moves up and down your spine. It’s all pretty wacky and insane, but who knows, maybe there is something to it. I have no idea if chakras exist or not either but I would not take the word of modern scientistic medicine about whether there is anything to this stuff. There are supposedly dangers that can occur when you awaken Kundalini, but I am not sure about that either. If it’s all nonsense, how could it have ill effects?

I put this Kundalini stuff on very low and then I go to sleep in the other room. I put it on so low that you can hear it but only barely. I also have a fan in my room and often have windows open so there are other noises. I try to make sure that the other noises are louder than the binaural beats. Nevertheless you can sense them if you listen hard because it feels like the whole room or apartment is vibrating in this strange way like the hum you hear of highway workers at night or an electric plant that is nearby.

One thing I noted is that I crash hard as Hell with that stuff on. I sleep maybe five hours and I wake up and think I slept for 18 hours. I get up and feel like a slab or wood or concrete, but that feels very good. It reminds you of the feeling of whenever you had some very good hard sleeps. It’s like as hard as the hardest crash you have ever had.

I also noticed that some of the pains I have in my neck and back diminished after that very hard crash. In addition, the first few nights I had this stuff on, my dreams changed.

It’s a bit embarrassing, but I had sex in my dreams! I know you are thinking so what, but the thing is, I do not know if it is a hangup or what, but I never or almost never have sex in my dreams. Even when I have a girlfriends and we are going at it for hours a day, I still never have sex in my dreams. And with this Kundalini stuff, I had sex in my dreams for maybe four days straight. That’s pretty weird right there.

This stuff might effect you more than you think it does.

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Football Is Inherently Dangerous

There’s apparently no way whatsoever to make the game safer. They have tried everything at this point, and nothing works. The only way to make the game safer is to not play it in the first place. They are talking mostly about head injuries. No matter how they make the helmets, football players still get head injuries. And those who play it for a long time apparently end up brain damaged, just like boxing. There’s new data on this just starting to come out now.

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Just Pack Up and Go

Look.

One of the things we talk about a lot on here is intelligence. Of course the main or only way we have to measure intelligence in man is via IQ tests. No, don’t give me any crap about IQ not measuring intelligence. They do in fact measure intelligence. That’s why they are called “Intelligence Quotient” tests. They actually measure intelligence better than any other device known to man.

There is a lot to back this up.

High correlations up to .41 have been found between IQ scores and head size on MRI. Recently the correlation was upped to ~.7 by a study that gave MRI’s to researchers and asked them to estimate IQ based on MRI. The correlation between their estimates and the actual IQ scores was ~.7. So the correlation between IQ and head size is as high as .7! That is a very high correlation for the social sciences. It’s almost good as gold.

In case some you IQ haters can’t figure what I am talking about (probably because your IQ isn’t very high) let me spell it real simple for you so even a dummy like you can understand.

What that correlation means is this: Statistically, the bigger your head is, the higher your IQ. This means that people with higher IQ’s actually have bigger heads than people with lower IQ’s. Ok, IQ haters, your position is that IQ does not measure intelligence. Fine. But if IQ doesn’t measure intelligence, why do people with higher IQ’s actually have bigger heads?! You would suspect someone with a bigger head to be more intelligent than someone with a small head, would you not? Now you are saying that there is absolutely no connection between the fact that people with bigger heads actually have higher IQ scores. Isn’t your theory starting to get a bit weak?

Still yapping away that IQ does not measure intelligence? Not a problem.

I believe that IQ correlates ~.41 or maybe higher with reaction time tests. These are tests that test just how fast you react or in other words how fast your brain works. Now you are free to object moronically that reaction time tests actually do not measure reaction time at all, but they are the best we have right now. We can now see that the higher your IQ is, the faster your brains works on tests of brain speed. Now you are left to say that the fact that IQ lines up with tests of brain speed (the higher the IQ, the faster the brain speed) means absolutely nothing at all. Your stupid theory is getting even weaker.

Still not satisfied? A new study of the efficiency of glucose utilization in the brain has shown a good correlation between IQ and the glucose utilization efficiency. In other words, the higher your IQ, the better and more efficient your brain is at utilizing glucose. Glucose may be seen as “fuel for the brain.” So higher IQ people use glucose (or brain fuel) better than people than lower IQ’s. Now of course you are going to say that how well someone’s brain uses brain fuel has nothing to do with how smart that person is. Your already retarded theory is getting dumber by the minute.

I think we better leave off here before I humiliate you IQ Deniers even further. I know how embarrassing it must be to be humiliated by showing how stupid your idiotic theory is, and not being a sadist, I will stop now out of the general Christian principle of mercy for the weak, lame, and crippled, which is what you are.

Getting back to the subject of the post, this blog talks about IQ a lot. We also assume that IQ accurately measures human intelligence. Now if you are an IQ Denier or an IQ Hater, that’s going to make you very angry. All I have to say to you is get out. You’re obviously reading the wrong website. This is what we talk about here a lot, and if it bugs you, just leave. Real simple, right? Even a dummy like you can probably figure it out.

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Why IQ Deniers Are Idiotic and Crazy

At the moment, IQ Denial is the de facto required mindset in Normie society. Even a high percentage of very high IQ people over 150 IQ are, incredibly enough, IQ Deniers.

IQ Denial is rather curious in that no one says that athletic, writing, artistic, musical, mathematical, social, or other forms of talent exist. Apparently the only skill in man that does not exist as a natural talent is intelligence! And you are allowed to brag about anything in the world other than IQ. I would argue that it is not even possible to brag about your IQ anyway because it’s nothing to brag about in that a high IQ isn’t even a good thing. Instead it’s a bad thing. Bragging about IQ is like bragging about being poor or about being a failure with women. It’s not possible to brag about those things because those are bad things, not good things.

There are a lot of standard moronic rejoinders to the IQ argument, all of which say that IQ does not matter or is meaningless.

Here are some of them:

  • IQ measures how well you do on IQ tests.
  • IQ doesn’t measure intelligence.
  • Intelligence cannot be measured.
  • Intelligence cannot even be defined, much less measured.
  • IQ tests only measure one type of intelligence and there are multiple intelligences.
  • IQ tests don’t measure your EQ or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. EQ is your social intelligence or how well you get along with others – in other words, social skills.
  • IQ has nothing to do with success in the workplace. What matters if hard work, not IQ. IQ has nothing to do with it.
  • IQ does not measure creativity.
  • IQ tests are biased, hence the results are meaningless.
  • IQ tests only measure the cultural knowledge of Western Whites. They do measure Black or other intelligence accurately.
  • IQ tests only measure “book smarts” and that is only one aspect of intelligence.
  • IQ scores mean absolutely nothing.
  • IQ tests do not measure wisdom.
  • IQ scores have nothing to do with success in life.
  • IQ scores do not guarantee success in life.
  • Many people with the highest IQ’s of all were considered failures by the metrics of modern society.

That will be enough for now. Now let us go through these idiotic arguments and take them apart one by one.

IQ measures how well you do on IQ tests and nothing else. Wrong. Of courser it measures how well you do on IQ tests, that goes without saying. But it also measures how fast your brain your works.

IQ doesn’t measure intelligence. IQ tests measure how fast your brain works. What this argument says is that intelligence has nothing to do with how fast your brain works. Isn’t that a breathtakingly stupid argument? You really believe that? You really believe that intelligence has nothing to do with how fast your brain works? Wow.

Intelligence cannot be measured. Well, that is just wrong, and almost all psychometric experts would disagree with you.

Intelligence cannot even be defined, much less measured. Once again, that is wrong, and most psychometric experts would disagree with you.

IQ tests only measure one type of intelligence, and there are multiple intelligences. Wrong, IQ tests measure how fast your brain works. They are not set up to measure “multiple intelligences,” whatever those are. Anyway, the correlation between IQ and these multiple intelligences is a lot higher than you think. In other words, a faster brain helps you with these other intelligences too.

IQ tests don’t measure your EQ or Emotional Intelligence Quotient. Correct, but so what? That’s like saying a math test doesn’t measure how well you can play the trombone. Once again, that is correct, but so what? A math test is not supposed to measure how well you play a trombone. A math test is supposed to measure how good you are at math, and it does that pretty well.

EQ is your social intelligence or how well you get along with others – in other words, social skills. An IQ test is supposed to measure how fast your brain works, which is a good metric for raw intelligence. It’s not supposed to measure social skills. If you want to measure EQ, give them an EQ test or a social skills test. And IQ scores do not necessarily correlate with EQ scores, but who ever said they should? No one.

IQ has nothing to do with success in the workplace. What matters if hard work, not IQ. IQ has nothing to do with it. This argument is also rather breathtaking. It states that how fast your brain works has nothing whatsoever to do with success in the workplace. If that’s true, then the modern workplace is even more retarded than it already seems. Why don’t we all just go home and let the robots take over if that is the case?

But let’s sit back and examine this amazing argument. You just argued that how fast your brain works has nothing whatsoever to do with how well you will do at work. Wow. What an amazing argument. I think most people would look at that argument and decide that it is absurd. A fast brain ought to be a real benefit in many workplaces.

IQ does not measure creativity. Correct, but it is not supposed to. It is supposed to measure how fast your brain works. And believe it or not, faster brains do indeed seem to be more creative than slower brains, all other things being equal. And extremely gifted creative people typically have above average IQ’s.

IQ tests are biased, hence the results are meaningless. No, they’re not biased. They measure how fast your brain works. Or maybe they are biased. They are biased against people with slower brains. I would agree with that.

IQ tests only measure the cultural knowledge of Western Whites. They do measure Black or other intelligence accurately. That’s not true. They measure how fast your brain works. And no one has ever designed a non-culturally biased test that these lower scoring groups score higher than Western Whites on. So that implies that the tests are not biased. Also Asians, who are not White and are completely alien from Western culture, actually score higher than Western Whites on these tests that are supposedly biased in favor of Western Whites. Clearly the tests are not biased in favor of Western Whites, or Asians would not score higher.

IQ tests only measure “book smarts,” and that is only one aspect of intelligence. No, they don’t. They measure how fast your brain works. You are making an argument that the only value of a faster brain is for book knowledge. That statement seems incorrect on its face. I would think logically that a faster brain would benefit you in many areas of life, not just in book smarts.

IQ scores mean absolutely nothing. Wrong. They measure how fast your brain works. You just made the argument that how fast one’s brain works means absolutely nothing in a modern society. Do you actually believe that? That argument seems absurd right on its face.

IQ tests do not measure wisdom. Correct, but they are not supposed to. They are supposed to measure how fast your brain works. And indeed it is true that people with faster brains do seem to be wiser than people with slower brains. Nevertheless, this is not always true, and some people with fast to very fast brains can be remarkably unwise.

IQ scores have nothing to do with success in life. This once again is rather breathtaking statement. You just argued that how fast your brain works has nothing to do with your success in life. If that is true, than the Idiocracy is already upon us.

IQ scores do not guarantee success in life. Correct, but they are not supposed to measure that. They are supposed to measure how fast your brain works. And while IQ correlates well with success in life, it is not a perfect correlation, and it is not unusual at all for high and very high IQ people do not do well in life or even to fail in life. That is because having a very fast brain is no guarantee against doing poorly or even failing in life. The reason for this is because there is more to success in life than having a fast brain, though a fast brain surely helps. It just doesn’t help everyone who has one.

Many people with the highest IQ’s of all were considered failures by the metrics of modern society. This is correct, but there may be good reasons for this. They may well have been too smart. It is quite possible to be too smart for modern society. We are talking about people who are so smart that they are almost like people from another planet.

Also when you get above 150 IQ, IQ starts to become a hindrance because people start getting weirder. Above 150 IQ, 40% of people have a mental disorder. In addition, the rates of Aspergers seem to up a lot in IQs above 150, especially in the men. Many people with IQ’s this high, especially the men, are extremely shy and profoundly introverted, live alone, work at menial jobs, rarely date and are celibate most of the time.

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Look, Don’t Touch

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Control yourselves, guys.

You hear endless lies about teenage girls. About how being attracted to them means you are a pedophile. About how fantasizing about them means you have pedophilic fantasies. About how having sex with them is pedophilia or even “child molestation.” None of those females above are girls. Not even one of them.

I am not sure if they are completely women either, but at least two of them are 100% woman in terms of their bodies, which is the only thing most men think about anyway.

I have seen a number of girls who look like the one in the center. In general, they were 17 heading towards 18 pretty soon.They’re still airheads, but so what? In other words, once a female is that developed, she’s either a woman or about six months away from being one. I would definitely date an 18 year old girl. And at age 59, I still get attractive 18 year old girls. It’s murderously hard, but I can do it. I don’t think most men can though. It’s just too hard. The vast majority of young women are not interested in me anymore. I pretty much can’t even talk to them. I might make friends with a 17 year old, but I wouldn’t touch her. I would just wait until she turned 18. From 17 1/2 on, girls are quite mature. It’s just about an 18 year old girl.

The one on the left has to be at least 16. Every girl I see that looks like that is at least 16 and often 17. I don’t see how she is younger.

The one on the right looks younger and personally she looks way too much like a young girl for my tastes. I bet she is 16 too though. A lot of 16 year old girls have faces that look very young.

Girls like that are beautiful, but you look at them, shake your head and say, “My God! That is such a young girl!” and while indeed 16 year old girls are full-blown women in a sense, if you actually listen to them or even worse talk to them, you realize that she also very much has the mind of a girl. You think so called grown women are airheads? Try a teenage girl sometime.

The brain of a girl (or at best a girl-woman) in the body of a woman. A girl-woman would be a creature that acts part of the time like a woman and part of the time like a girl. Unfortunately, a lot of 16 year old girls act like girls a lot more than they act like women. They’re insanely immature. And that’s a pretty big turnoff right there.

I would say that the above are definitely women in their bodies and in some ways, they are 100% women in their minds too. That means that they think like women. But it’s not hard for a girl to think like a woman. Once that sex drive hits usually at age 13, the girl starts turning into a woman right then and there. That is, she starts “thinking like a woman,” and she’s not really “thinking like a girl” anymore.

As I mentioned, at age 13, the woman comes out to play. Not does the full sex drive of a woman come on, but I have noticed that they actually start “thinking like a woman.” I mean thinking like a woman in terms of sex. Now this means something different from just wanting to screw. Have you seen all those Game sites that try to understand female sexual psychology?

Have you noticed that they endlessly discuss not only the female sex drive, but instead that particular way of “sexual thinking” that is a component of that drive? I am thinking of lust for bad boys, contempt for Betas not to mention Omegas, ferocious competition for Alphas, a somewhat masochistic attitude towards sex, frequent attachment of love to the sex act, possessiveness, devotion, jealousy, competition with other females, wild emotions, love-hate rollercoaster rides, the whole nine yards.

I learned this after I read two stories about men who had sex with 13 year old girls. In both cases, the girls seduced the men. One man was a stepfather and the other was the Mom’s boyfriend. The men were ~age 30. I believe the stories are true. Teenage girls absolutely seduce men. That’s an undeniable fact. But it’s more common in later teen years. 13 year old girls seduce men sometimes, but I don’t think it happens very often. Girls that age are so young.

At any rate, what I noticed in those stories is that those girls were already “thinking sexually like a woman.” If you go to the Game/PUA sites, you will find that female sexuality is bound up with a tremendous number of emotions, complexes and attitudes. Female sexuality is a lot more than just wanting to have sex. There is this whole other vast universe of thinking (call it the Female Sexual Mind) that goes along with it. And this is the Pandora’s Box that the Game/PUA sites are trying to figure out.

What I found stunning was that as early as age 13, with the onset of the sexarche, girls are already displaying this Female Sexual Mind that the Game sites discuss endlessly. Go to those sites and read up on how women think when it comes to sex.

I did some casual online research on the onset of the female sexarche recently (along with pubic hair onset and breast onset). I did this by going to forums where young teenage girls were talking about such things among themselves. I was wondering about when puberty came on in girls nowadays. You hear a lot of stories of very early puberty nowadays, but it’s mostly exaggerated.

I discovered that sexarche (the onset of the true female sex drive) seems to come on age ~13 nowadays. It quite possibly coincides with menarche. It makes sense that menarche and sexarche would be linked. Pubic hair onset (Remember that stuff that people had back in the old days? Not that anyone needs it anymore) comes on about age 12, so sexarche occurs about one year after pubic hair onset. Breast development was not discussed on these sites, but it typically precedes pubic hair onset by two years, so let us assume that breast development occurs at ~age 10. I know the 10-11 year old girls running around this complex here don’t seem to have much in the way of breasts.

Hell, even the 12 year old girls don’t. A 12 year old girl is still very much a little girl, and they are typically still playing with the younger kids. On the other hand, a 12 year old girl is a very smart creature. Something changes between age 11 and 12 in a girl that turns her into a little genius. They are particularly good at psychology and assessing states of mind.

I found a couple of cases of sexarche onset at age 14 and even one at 15, a few cases of onset at age 12 and one case of onset at age 11. The sexarche onset at age 11 was accompanied by compulsive masturbation to Internet porn, which I found very disturbing. There is something so wrong about that. Little 11 year old girls should not be compulsively masturbating to Internet porn. That’s crazy.

What was interesting was that the sexarche onset at age 13 was typically accompanied by a sex drive that came on like gangbusters. A majority of girls that age begin to masturbate to orgasm regularly, and a shocking number of them said they are doing it every day or “as often as possible.” For some reason, I find the notion of 13 year old girls that are horny as Hell and masturbating every day to be disturbing. They are horny as Hell and raring to go, but they are so immature. That’s simply too young for a sex drive to come on with a ton of bricks. Are they really mature enough to handle something as complex as sex at age 13!? It seems like a case where nature screwed up.

The onset of the sexarche means not that females can reach orgasm, as they can clearly do that before, but also that something turns on in the female brain that finds other humans (mostly boys and men) sexually attractive along with a desire to have sex with them. Now this is very interesting. What is it that actually turns on in the female brain at sexarche? It’s not the ability to reach orgasm – they had that earlier. Is there some actual “locus of sexual attraction and desire to actually mate with other humans” in the human brain? And what might this structure look like?

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Environmentalists Have Conceded a Lot of Ground in the Race/IQ Debates

The environmentalists have conceded a lot of ground in this debate. I had a strong feeling that they had conceded a lot of ground, but I have never seen any hard proof of it until just now. What is odd is that many of the points that the environmentalists conceded on continue to be used by nonspecialists in academia, on the Internet and especially in popular journalism:

  • IQ tests do not measure intelligence.
  • IQ tests are biased on favor of Whites (and Asians?!) and against Blacks.
  • IQ tests have nothing to do with success in school or work.
  • IQ tests only measure “book learning” which is only one type of intelligence and is not very useful anyway.
  • Variations in IQ are 100% environmental and have nothing to do with genetics – that is, genes play no role in IQ or intelligence.
  • Genes have nothing to do with whether someone ends up upper class, middle class or lower class.
  • IQ shows no correlation whatsoever with brain size.
  • There are no average differences in brain size between the races.
  • There is no way to define intelligence and even if there were, there is no way to measure it.

Every one of these positions has now been abandoned by the main parties in the academic IQ/race debate, yet the nonspecialists carry on as if these questions were still up in the air. Obviously popular culture and the popular media is way behind the times as far as this debate goes.

Rushton notes:

The dust jacket blurb puts Nisbett`s book in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould`s Mismeasure of Man (1981, 1996). What is striking, however, is how much ground the egalitarians have given since Gould`s effort to debunk race, genetics, and IQ.

Nisbett concedes that general intelligence exists, that IQ tests predict success at both school and work, that scores are influenced by genes, and that in White populations, genes contribute to social class differences. He even accepts that IQ is related to brain size and that “Blacks are sometimes found to have smaller brains than Whites.”

References

Jenson, Arthur and Rushton, Philippe. 2005. Thirty Years of Research on Race Differences in Cognitive Ability. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Vol. 11, No. 2, 2.

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More Genes Regulating Intelligence Found Just Recently

The article below which was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience on December 21, 2015, or just two weeks ago, shows a major finding in which two different networks were associated with IQ and also with epilepsy and cognitive impairment syndromes. They called the networks M1 and M3.

They likened the networks to a football team where all of the players have to be lined up in their particular positions in order for the network to work well. However, if these genes are in the wrong order or if they are mutated, the networks can cause epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders and mental retardation.

They also discovered that the networks shared a common regulatory switch which made the team optimistic that they could manipulate the networks at some future point and  switch on the network, thereby leaving open the possibility that anyone could be made intelligent via genetic therapy. In addition, if this switch  manipulated, conditions such as epilepsy autism spectrum disorders and mental retardation that cause severe cognitive impairment could be better improved or treated better.

In addition, a new study in the UK found that 65% of the difference in students’ GSCE scores was caused by genetics.

Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power.

Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75 per cent of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups.

But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills.

Now Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not-so-bright.

They liken the gene network to a football team. When all the players are in the right positions, the brain appears to function optimally, leading to clarity of thought and what we think of as quickness or cleverness.

However when the genes are mutated or in the wrong order, it can lead to dullness of thinking, or even serious cognitive impairments.

Scientists believe that there must be a ‘master switch’ regulating the networks and if they could find it, they could ‘switch on’ intelligence for everyone.

“We know that genetics plays a major role in intelligence but until now haven’t known which genes are relevant,” said Dr Michael Johnson, lead author of the study from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College.

“This research highlights some of genes involved in human intelligence, and how they interact with each other.

“What’s exciting about this is that the genes we have found are likely to share a common regulation, which means that potentially we can manipulate a whole set of genes whose activity is linked to human intelligence.

“Our research suggests that it might be possible to work with these genes to modify intelligence, but that is only a theoretical possibility at the moment – we have just taken a first step along that road.”

In the study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the team of researchers looked at samples of human brain from patients who had undergone neurosurgery for epilepsy.

They analyzed thousands of genes expressed in the human brain, and then combined the results with genetic information from healthy people who had undergone IQ tests and from people with neurological disorders such as autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.

They conducted various computational analyses and comparisons in order to identify the gene networks influencing healthy human cognitive abilities. Remarkably, they found that some of the same genes that influence human intelligence in healthy people were also the same genes that cause impaired cognitive ability and epilepsy when mutated, networks which they called M1 and M3.

Dr Johnson added: “Traits such intelligence are governed by large groups of genes working together – like a football team made up of players in different positions.

“We used computer analysis to identify the genes in the human brain that work together to influence our cognitive ability to make new memories or sensible decisions when faced with lots of complex information.

“We found that some of these genes overlap with those that cause severe childhood onset epilepsy or intellectual disability.

“This study shows how we can use large genomic datasets to uncover new pathways for human brain function in both health and disease. Eventually, we hope that this sort of analysis will provide new insights into better treatments for neurodevelopmental diseases such as epilepsy, and ameliorate or treat the cognitive impairments associated with these devastating diseases.”

Earlier this year a team at King’s College London discovered that up to 65 per cent of the difference in pupil’s GCSE grades was down to genetics, after analyzing genetic data from 12,500 twins.

They found that all exam results were highly heritable, demonstrating that genes explain a larger proportion of the differences between children, between 54 and 65 per cent.

Previously it was thought that intelligence was determined by the formation of the cerebral cortex, the outermost layer of the human brain, also known as ‘grey matter.’ Grey matter plays a key role in memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought and language.

In contrast shared environmental factors such as home and school environment contributed between 14 and 21 per cent. The rest was made up by individual external influences such as diseases or friends.

Report author Professor Robert Plomin believes that children should be genetically screened at the age of four so that an individualized curriculum could be tailored to their needs.

“Understanding the specific genetic and environmental factors influencing individual differences in educational achievement – and the complex interplay between them – could help educationalists develop effective personalized learning programs, to help every child reach their potential by the end of compulsory education,” he said.

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Gene SNP Associated with Intelligence Found

The Radical Environmentalist crowd insists that no genes related to human intelligence have yet been found. But this is not so. This article, published eight months ago in the journal Molecular Psychiatry on April 14, 2015 shows a rigorous finding of an association of an SNP in the CADM2 gene is associated with brain processing speed on the the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST) and the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST).

Those two tests are generally considered to be tests of raw processing speed. The finding was robust and was found across 20 different cohorts of adults involving tens of thousands of subjects all over the world in the US, the UK, Ireland, Iceland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Finland, Australia, and Taiwan.

The following tests were used in the study: the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST), the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST),Trail Making Test Parts A and B, the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST), the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST), semantic and phonemic fluency tests, and the Stroop Color and Word Test.

GWAS for executive function and processing speed suggests involvement of the CADM2 gene

To identify common variants contributing to normal variation in two specific domains of cognitive functioning, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of executive functioning and information processing speed in non-demented older adults from the CHARGE (Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology) consortium.

Neuropsychological testing was available for 5,429–32,070 subjects of European ancestry aged 45 years or older, free of dementia and clinical stroke at the time of cognitive testing from 20 cohorts in the discovery phase. We analyzed performance on the Trail Making Test parts A and B, the Letter Digit Substitution Test (LDST), the Digit Symbol Substitution Task (DSST), semantic and phonemic fluency tests, and the Stroop Color and Word Test. Replication was sought in 1,311-21,860 subjects from 20 independent cohorts.

A significant association was observed in the discovery cohorts for the single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs17518584 (discovery P-value=3.12 × 10− and in the joint discovery and replication meta-analysis (P-value=3.28 × 10−9 after adjustment for age, gender and education) in an intron of the gene cell adhesion molecule 2 (CADM2) for performance on the LDST/DSST. Rs17518584 is located about 170 kb upstream of the transcription start site of the major transcript for the CADM2 gene, but is within an intron of a variant transcript that includes an alternative first exon.

The variant is associated with expression of CADM2 in the cingulate cortex (P-value=4 × 10−4). The protein encoded by CADM2 is involved in glutamate signaling (P-value=7.22 × 10−15), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transport (P-value=1.36 × 10−11) and neuron cell-cell adhesion (P-value=1.48 × 10−13). Our findings suggest that genetic variation in the CADM2 gene is associated with individual differences in information processing speed.

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