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Sep 18, 2023Liked by Joseph Bronski

one could go even further and speculate about the physics of wokeness; i.e. softened selection pressure due to more usable energy per capita (invisivble "energy slaves" birthed by fossil fuels) leads to a proliferation of genes which would otherwise get selected out in an energy-scarce environment (early agriculture/hunter-gatherer). one dollar is roughly a lien on 5 megajoules of energy services, so the richer a society is (wealth=energy), the more dysgenic selection dominates

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Not surprising Hanania didn't embrace the concept of mutational load. He wanted to sell a populist book to advance his career and the populace is not ready to entertain the notion of mutational load.

Perhaps Bronski is correct to say that we should all avoid the term 'culture' and start using less abstract terms. Analyses based on behaviour, personality, perception, preference, activity, occupation, lifestyle etc might better encourage audiences towards understanding what a phenotype is.

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How does one’s mutational load connect to particular woke ideas? My assumption is that the average person who is allegedly predisposed to wokeness because of his genes doesn’t originate woke ideas himself but is influenced by more prominent wokels.

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> it is the behavior of the population at large that is changing, the State changing with it

Mutational Load AND the empowerment of women through modern technology

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Abolish Civil Right laws! Also high-IQ article

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Did you get a review copy?

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