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Fat Shaming

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People who follow me know that I stress the three laws of behavioral genetics, starting with the all-important First Law, all human behavioral traits are heritable. OK, but that established, most people aren't necessarily interested in heritability per se; they want to know about changeability. Can the trait in question be changed? Sure, there are... Read More
Continuing my inquiry into this matter, one question that hasn't been satisfactorily answered is why has the obesity rate shot up in the past few decades? As I've made plain in previous posts, variation in obesity between individuals within a group at any given time is largely heritable, as is a good portion of the... Read More
A recent article in the UK Daily Mail featured the "Weight of the World" chart made by Visual.ly. It graphically represents the average body mass index (BMI) of the inhabitants the countries of the world. In keeping with my recent series on the matter, I wanted to see what it'd look like if I turned... Read More
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