Part 1 of a series on evolutionary pressures and leftism
This has been great for keeping me fresh on mathematic concepts and practical implementation.
This should be an exciting series to read.
Joseph, as an aside, are you at all familiar with r/K selection theory? I recall around 2016 that was one of the more popular theories explaining the liberal/conservative divide.
As it pertains to this work I had a few questions, which I'm sure you'll already be answering in the next parts, but I wanted to get them out of the way:
Are there confounding factors like socioeconomic status, religion, or education level that could influence both fertility and political views independently?
How might modern environmental and social factors interact with any underlying genetic influences on political views today?
What is the mechanism by which subtle selection pressures could skew the population at a genetic level over hundreds of generations?
What other evolutionary pressures like genetic drift or migration might influence changes in political ideology over long time periods?
How testable is this overall theory? What kind of complex modeling or new data would be needed to fully evaluate it for future generations?