It is sometimes argued that human genetic variation is continuous and so grouping people into discrete categories is illegitimate. The flaw in the first argument is simple: organizing continuous variation into discrete categories can help us […]
Some people, mostly conservatives, argue that a key factor in explaining racial crime disparities is racial differences in family structure. Specifically, they argue that the high rates of divorce and non-martial births among American Blacks explains […]
Brain Size Correlates With IQ In the last ten years, three meta-analyses on over 100 studies on the relationship between brain size and intelligence have been done. All three showed that the larger a person’s brain […]
One common claim I hear floating around is that whites benefited from slavery, and that whites are as well off as they are because of slavery. Different people have different variations of this claim, some […]
Some people argue that evolution is an extremely slow process and, because of this, there simply has not been enough time for human populations to evolve into separate subspecies. For instance, the famed Paleontologist Steven […]
One gene which plays a role in Black’s high crime rate is the monoamine oxidase -a gene (MAO-A). This gene produces an enzyme by the same name. The enzyme MAO-A breaks down a class of neurotransmitter […]
Summary: Research shows that people like those who are similar to them. Moreover, the more heritable a trait is the more important similarity in it is to friends and spouses. Thus, people enjoy the company […]
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