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Steve Sailer's perspicacity is like a fine wine, starting off good and getting even better over time.In a Reuters-Ipsos two-way generic 2018 mid-term congressional ballot (N = 61,712), Republicans garner 53.9% of the married vote compared to only 34.3% of the unmarried vote.Republicans get 47.3% of the vote among men of any marital status compared... Read More
Vox Day, in the context of an interview about sexual promiscuity and the damage it does to children: The following graph shows the percentages of people who have ever cheated on a spouse while married, by their belief (or lack thereof) in God. Responses are from 2000 onward and are restricted to non-Hispanic whites (N... Read More
++Disclaimer++The 2015 data assigns a racial/ethnic classification to 99.7% of all recorded births, while the 2016 data only assigns one to 97.0% of all recorded births. I am unsure why the discrepancy is so large between the two years, but it creates the appearance of a larger decline in births by race/ethnicity across the board... Read More
++Disclaimer++The 2015 data assigns a racial/ethnic classification to 99.7% of all recorded births, while the 2016 data only assigns one to 97.0% of all recorded births. I am unsure why the discrepancy is so large between the two years, but it creates the appearance of a larger decline in births by race/ethnicity across the board... Read More
++Disclaimer++The 2015 data assigns a racial/ethnic classification to 99.7% of all recorded births, while the 2016 data only assigns one to 97.0% of all recorded births. I am unsure why the discrepancy is so large between the two years, but it creates the appearance of a larger decline in births by race/ethnicity across the board... Read More
Responding to Hail's comment at Steve's, I wrote the following: Worth reading all of the posts Jayman links to. He has written on this extensively. It is also worth considering how much the political orientation gap among white Republicans and white Democrats has widened over time. In the mid-seventies, white Republicans were only slightly more... Read More
See Ed West (via the chickadee), on the English not being a very family-oriented people in contrast with Middle Easterners and North Africans on the family-oriented other end of the spectrum and Mediterranean peoples somewhere in between. He subsequently considers the advantages societies with weak family connections enjoy. I'm not sure from the excerpt if... Read More
An article entitled "10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong" captures the supercilious self-righteousness of 21st century America quite well. It is fueled by the same sardonic snark that powers outfits like Colbert and The Daily Show. A typical social media response: Browbeating and triumphalism are the objectives, not serious consideration of the subject at... Read More
From one of Heartiste's best posts (and that's saying a lot), on why a man should avoid marrying a woman aged 30 or older: It's as close to celebrating the benefits of monogamy as one should ever hope to get from the silver tongue. In its focus on carnality, however, it misses a piece of... Read More
A concise, decidedly lowbrow summation of Jayman's well-marshaled post on the dynamic relationship between guns and violence: In terms of electoral predictive power, the Gun Gap is right up there in Affordable Family Formation territory, alongside the Dirt and Baby Gaps and trailing just behind the Marriage Gap.
Saw this in the form of a facebook profile picture. You've probably seen some variation of it out there, as several iterations of the message exist (and no, I definitely couldn't resist): Simple as that? Presumably, then, as simple as each of these? Being the hidebound retrograde that I am, it's difficult to shake the... Read More
Jayman, discussing Gregory Clark's The Son Also Rises: Family = Clan = Ethnicity = Race. Jayman could be describing any of these four terms. They are essentially interchangeable, the only thing distinguishing the succeeding term from the one preceding it being size, and saying that the transition points between these terms are hazy and indistinct... Read More
A friendly gadfly notes the seemingly out-of-character failure to break down the results on preferred methods of raising a family by race. It wasn't included for a few reasons; as someone with an inclination towards citizenism, there are times when capturing the entire American flavor sounds more appetizing than unnecessarily compartmentalizing the palates (although that's... Read More
++Addition++Staffan points out that, according to Google's Ngram viewer, the concept of feminism as an organizing principle is in decline:
Photo diary of a loyal soldier in Agnostic's legion:         This is only the avuncular role. Just wait until it's the paternal one!
In the wake of MG's essay on the nature and nurture of corruption, I wondered if a hard correlation between consanguinity rates and graft at the national level had been discovered. Searching for as much, the top returns I received were from MG and HBD Chick. Apparently, it hasn't been an area of academic interest,... Read More
From the Pew Research Center comes more evidence that the open borders Republicans' nonsense about Hispanics being natural Republicans because of their putative "family values" social conservatism is just that, nonsense. Pew conducted a survey earlier this year in which respondents were queried about their positions on seven areas of contemporary change in family structure... Read More
In the comments of a previous post on the relationship between fecundity and educational attainment in the US, Bruce Charlton wondered what percentage of women never had children by educational category, noting that in Europe around one-third of female college graduates are barren.Fertility in the US is higher than that among those with bachelor's degrees,... Read More
The correlation between educational attainment and fecundity has been a topic here on multiple occasions. At the national level, the gender gap in education is a strong predictor of national fertility rates. As measured by the World Economic Forum's 2007 report entitled "The Global Gender Gap", the correlation between fertility and educational parity is an... Read More
The percentage of male respondents who strongly agree they would rather suffer personally than have their lovers suffer in their stead, by political orientation (N = 619):Conservative74.6%Moderate69.9%Liberal59.3%Feminists, conservative guys are the most willing to take it on the chin for you. I suppose this reveals a deep chauvinism on their part for being unwilling to... Read More
Whether or not blacks are more alpha than non-blacks are (with Asians as the most beta and whites and Hispanics in between) is a perennial topic that crops up across the game-oriented sections of the blogosphere. I'm inclined to think they tend to be, based on higher levels of extramarital sexual activity, a greater number... Read More
Nearly a year ago, I happily reported that among men the monogamists were outproducing the contemporary Genghis Khan's. The GSS shows that men who have had one lifetime partner procreate more than men who have had a few, who in turn make more babies than the Roissys of the world do. The trend holds across... Read More
In a post on the putative problem of sexless marriages, Half Sigma asserts the seemingly obvious:He seems to have dumped the empirical approach to questions in favor of a semi-rapid fire sounding off on human biodiversity-related current events. Far be it from me to criticize him for the transition, since he has an apparent knack... Read More
Turning again to the relationship between the number of female partners a man has and his total fertility, following are how things shake out by race. Ranges are shown for non-whites due to small sample sizes. Full data are available here.Whites*PartnersChildrenN11.8750721.7420031.6821141.4816351.5321361.4314171.795781.318891.2124101.60191110.9213121.657413.8211141.6718151.279316+1.40481BlacksPartnersChildrenN12.63272-51.69846-101.897311-151.802016+1.66101
Considering the inverse relationship between intelligence and fertility, Dennis Mangan excerpts from the abstract of a presentation on the subject:The connection between the liberalization of gender roles and fertility is of great interest. The assumption that gender parity in all things is inconducive to sustainable propagation arrives at the footstep of the ideas in Steve... Read More
Inductivist recently reported that only-children average the highest IQ scores among birth cohorts, as measured by the GSS Wordsum test. Further, he found little evidence that the parents of only-children are smarter than parents with more offspring. The stereotype is of only-children being well-bred, but it might be that only children enjoy higher average intelligence... Read More
Turning again to the relationship between the number of female partners a man has and his total fertility, following are how things shake out by race. Ranges are shown for non-whites due to small sample sizes. ChildrenN 1.87507 1.74200 1.68211 1.48163 1.53213 1.43141 1.7957 1.3188 1.2124 1.60191 0.9213 1.6574 .8211 1.6718 1.2793 1.40481 Whites* Partners... Read More
Last week, a 17 year-old friend to whom I consider myself a sort of mentor was on the verge of breaking down when I, sensing something was wrong, inquired as to what it was. His girlfriend of a few months had just broken up with him and started hanging out with a mutual male friend.... Read More
++Addition++Commenter Marc adds: So basically the tendency of black grandparents and other kin support network members t