Invalidation of the race argument for neanderthal intelligence

A couple of days ago, I summarized Lord Baron King-Man Michael Woodley of Menie’s description of Holocene eugenics like so:

tl;dr- Human genetic intelligence has been trending upward for 10,000 years or so, probably due to the positive feedback effect of navigating and creating increasingly complex cultures, and statistically we can be pretty certain of this.

Previously, I’ve used a very simple argument in favor of the theory that neanderthal genetics are the primary predictive factor in modern genotypic IQs. The argument says that because population-level neanderthal admixture is correlated with genetic intelligence, and genetic intelligence is distribited across many genes, then historical selection for intelligence would almost certainly entail selection for neanderthal admixture. The premise and the conclusion of this argument could be sound, but the simple correlation argument itself is invalid. Neanderthal genetics have been selected against during the same time period as this selection in favor of intelligence.

We could expect some kind of bias in the selection pressures where, for example, only the neanderthal genes associated with mathematical aptitude are favored and those associated with low general personality factor are disfavored, but this is no longer an appeal to simple correlation. This is similar to the argument that right-wing people do not have lower IQs than left-wingers, despite their underaccomishment in academia, which can be more or less predicted by genetic intelligence.

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Happy Easter

I’m celebrating by watching a bootleg copy of Passion of the Christ in my apartment, then I’m going to have lunch at an older coworker’s house along with a couple of Chinese exchange students. If that doesn’t represent the absolute state of Christendom in microcosm, then I can’t imagine what in the last week could. Christians in the West have become foreigners in their own churches and families, living like aliens in an alien land. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?

Deus vult. Worthy is the lamb who was slain, He is risen.

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Holocene eugenics

Thanks to the anonymous moonman for finding Lord Baron King-Man Michael Woodley of Menie’s JewTube:

tl;dr- Human genetic intelligence has been trending upward for 10,000 years or so, probably due to the positive feedback effect of navigating and creating increasingly complex cultures, and statistically we can be pretty certain of this.

Please note: It would be misrepresentative to imply Woodley believes this remains true in the last 150 years. On the contrary, he believes we’re in a period of precipitous dysgenics where the Flynn Effect is explained by the co-occurrence model (i.e. cultural momentum producing excellent soil as average seed quality worsens via relaxed selection).

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Plot-driving friendships similar to Gilgamesh and Enkidu

Looking for examples of MMs being friends with TTs and how this turns out in fiction. Starter list:

Guts and Griffith in Berserk (ends badly)
Ramza and Delita in Final Fantasy Tactics (ends bittersweet)
Brandon and Harry in Gungrave (the anime, ends bittersweet)
Zack and Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7 (ends badly)
Will Turner and Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean (ends well)
Ed and Al in Fullmetal Alchemist (ends bittersweet)
(To a lesser extent) Lelouch and Suzaku in Code Geass (ends bittersweet)
(Also to a lesser extent) Jet and Spike in Cowboy Bebop (ends bittersweet)

As you can see, I have a liberal education in great art. Please suggest any other examples you can think of. The list of Duo TV Tropes may inspire your recall.

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Theory of original Neanderthal nation: a loose network of shaman phenotypes driven together by necessity

The personality of an average neanderthal, as we understand it in Edenism, reminds me very much of the shaman phenotype seen in other hominids. Neanderthals as a group act very much like a bunch of shamans from individual tribes got fed up and went North together to make their own tribe* somewhere too miserable for sane people to follow and annoy them. So I figure, why not assume that’s what happened and see where the speculation takes us? Since I still think Koanic is right about hybrid theory being the general explanation for speciation, this would (if true) be understood as a very successful evolutionary fluke.

I propose that it’s unusual for group-selected phenotypes like shamans to boil off, come together as a collection of social rejects, and form cohesive groups of their own. As a rule, these people are outliers and specialists with low general adaptation, dependent upon the group for their subsistence and evolutionary purpose. However, I also propose that this could occur if a period of extreme and rapid individual-level selection (R-selection) preceded a period of extreme and rapid group-level selection (k-selection). The period of R-selection would drive down the demand for group-selecting phenotypes while the high overhead cost of feeding and maintaining them (and putting up with their eccentric disagreeableness) remains fixed, which would remove their raison d’etre and, I suspect, cause many of them to be driven out. Combine

1. a large enough population of these unattached specialists with
2. a harsh enough series of winters to overcome their Orangutan-like sociability and low average genetic similarity and
3. the modern observation that, in populations with a high number of males for each female, female sexual selection actually prefers slow life history personality traits** like altruism,

and a viable breeding population may be plausible.

I’ve made the case before that a tribe of neanderthal-leaning homo sapiens, today, would not be viable because 1) we lost the entwives, 2) regression to the mean, and 3) Asperger’s is (in my uneducated opinion) closer in nature to a purely group-selected phenotype with a few archaic traits than a reversible diaspora of a complete, self-consistent genepool (as opposed, presumably, to the diaspora Jews). That is, I don’t believe that a similar exodus of geniuses could form a stable breeding population today (in fact, it’s a laughable proposition to imagine if you’ve ever known any of them). On the other hand, I do believe such a thing could work if a period of intense R-selection were immediately followed by a period of intense k-selection, and I’m beginning to think this was the origin story of the neanderthal species.

This speculation is based on the observations that

1. genius and Asperger’s are correlated
2. genius and shamanism are correlated,
3. Neanderthals and Asperger’s are correlated, and
4. Neanderthals and genius are correlated.

If these links are substantiated, it’s not much of a conceptual leap to suggest the remaining connections may also be correlated, suggesting a general factor explanation that:

Shamans ~ Geniuses ~ Asperger’s (ADHD/OCD/Tourette’s/Psychoticism) ~ Neanderthals

To disambiguate, the melonhead general factor would be Priests ~ Great Men ~ Dark Triad/Tetrad ~ Melonheads, which I’ve proposed is derivative from neanderthal hybrids backbreeding into some other hominid (with Denisovans being my first choice).

The shaman exodus theory of neanderthal origins is driven by commonalities in the instinctive origin myths of modern neanderthal-leaning people, as observed in their beliefs and revealed preferences. However, this could also be merely the manifestation of loneliness as Gnostic religious impulses, which appears to appeal to both neanderthal and melonhead instincts alike.

1. Genius and Asperger’s are correlated

The more precise formulation is that Asperger’s Syndrome is a large subset of Charlton’s “endogenous personality”.

Are [Asperger’s] geniuses?

Genius, according to me, requires a wide associative horizon and large amounts of conscientiousness and intelligence. The first two thereof are typical of Asperger syndrome, be it not necessarily in all cases where conscientiousness is concerned. This means that the minority of persons with Asperger who in addition have high intelligence are likely to become geniuses, or at least creative.

In studying the history of genius and the lives of geniuses it quickly becomes obvious that most if not all geniuses are Aspergoid, although a formal diagnosis is as good as never available (which is logical as Asperger was only in the 1990s added to the diagnostic manuals).

In fact the real challenge is to come up with examples of non-Aspergoid genius. If such exists, it is most likely to be found in the performing arts (singing, dancing, acting) and in the non-exact or “alpha” sciences. Possible candidates are the composer W. A. Mozart and the psychiatrist S. Freud (not that I personally consider them geniuses; I just mention them because they are generally considered that).

Paul Cooijmans
Straight talk about Asperger syndrome

2. Genius and shamanism are correlated

Again, this linkage is explained through the endogenous personality.

It would obviously help if the shaman was more-than-usually intelligent as well as more-than-usually creative – but it is probable that these nomadic, simple hunter-gatherer societies have not been selected for higher intelligence over hundreds of years – as have some of the more stable and more complex agricultural societies (as we will see later).

So the objective intelligence of real life shamans may have been relatively lower than what Europeans of recent generations would have considered to be average. However, it is likely that shamans were relatively highly intelligent by the standards of their people.

But it is not only the exceptional intelligence that sets the shaman apart – rather it is the different cognitive style: the shaman approaches problems differently, or creatively as we would say – he does not apply the usual, traditional, high status or socially sanctioned rules or practices; but instead generates his unpredictable answers using quite different processes and procedures.

And this is something that the shaman cannot help doing: he is made that way, he is called to a role. The shaman is probably an Endogenous personality; he embodies that power which comes from high ability combined with high creativity, and it is this which enables him to serve a crucial social function in certain rare but important situations. Most of the time he is not wanted, scary, chaotic, nasty, a nuisance, a parasite – but there are situations when he is needed. And it is for these situations that the shaman is protected by the rest of the tribe.

This, then, is the same kind of power the genius has: the shaman can be considered an example of the ‘local genius’.

Bruce Charlton, Edward Dutton
The Genius Famine

3. Neanderthals and Asperger’s are correlated

Prinicipal Component Analysis (PCA)

Factor analysis of all versions of Aspie Quiz give similar factors. In Aspie Quiz, these are called neurodiversity factor, neurotypical factor and “third factor”. In this theory, the neurodiversity factor is called Hn factor, the neurotypical factor is called Hs factor and the third factor is assumed to be related to g factor in intelligence tests, and is the hybrid vigor factor(s). Explained variance is listed below for each quiz version. An age for each factor is estimated by assuming Hs factor is 150,000 years, and explained variance is proportional to age.

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As can be seen, the Hn factor becomes almost two millions years old and the g factor becomes 37,000 years old, which is the time of the hybridization. The most likely interpretation is that Hn factor is Eurasian diversity, Hs factor is the evolution of modern humans, and g factor is the introduction of Euroasian diversity through interbreeding with Neanderthals 30,000 – 50,000 years ago. In Aspie Quiz, Hn factor is used to calculate the Aspie-score, Hs factor is used to calculate neurotypical score, and g factor is positively correlated with Aspie ability group and negatively correlated with Aspie disability group. It therefore is likely that g factor is related to g-factor in intelligence tests.

Leif Ekblad
The Neanderthal theory

4. Neanderthals and genius are correlated

I’d make this case in three ways:

1. Neanderthal genetics are correlated with mathematical ability at the individual level.
2. Cold stress, k-selection, and neanderthal genetics are correlated with prosperity and innovation rates at the group level (second only to Christianity).
3. Geniuses tend to look like neanderthals (i.e. big brains, big eyes, deep sockets, and archaic dimensions of the face and head).

However, that looks like a pretty daunting task right now and this thing is already pretty long, so I’m just going to go home and maybe return to this later.

*With blackjack. And hookers.

The fast strategy manifests high mating effort, risk taking, preference for immediate rewards, high cognitive and behavioral flexibility and, importantly, a generalized ability pattern. The slow strategy is characterized by an emphasis on stability, preference for delayed rewards, willingness to cooperate, high parenting effort, and persistence in cognitive and social niche construction.

Meisenberg, Gerhard
The Rhythm of the West: A Biohistory of the Modern Era AD 1600 to the Present

Emphasis mine.

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Generation Omega (softened by a grudging white pill from your dear author)

There are some white pills about Generation Z hiding in the data if you know where to look for them. But the beatings will continue until this particularly evil meme is truly dead. Then, and only then, we can catalog the (unfortunately short) list of white pills and talk about how to cut the Freudian knot and get these young white people to at least want to have sex with each other. I don’t particularly enjoy shitting on Gen Z, but I do enjoy shitting on the older generations who would rather gaslight themselves about how great things are going to be than actually interact with young people for five seconds to see how fucked up this generation already is.

Or as Tex might say, all homo sapiens convictions reduce to WINNARZ, both in revealed preference and by professed beliefs.

Athena, 13, thinks that today’s kids are missing out on experienes that develop their social skills. “We grew up with iPhones,” she says. “We don’t know how to communicate like normal people and look people in the eye and talk to them.” Her middle school drama teacher tells students, “Put your phone in the box, we’re learning to look people in the eye.” Athena thinks that phones have affected teen speech as well: “Sometimes it makes us, like, aliens. We don’t know how to talk to people anymore.”

Just as playing the piano takes practice, so do social skills. iGen’ers are not practicing their in-person social skills as much as other generations did, so when it comes time for the “recital” of their social skills, they are more likely to make mistakes onstage when it matters: in college interviews, when making friends in high school, and when competing for a job. Life’s social decisions are still made primarily in person, and iGen gets less experience with such situations. In the next decade we may see more young people who know just the right emoji for a situation—but not the right facial expression.

Twenge, Jean M.. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us . Atria Books. Kindle Edition.

I’ll spare you the blockquote of Calhoun’s “Autistic-like creatures, capable only of the most simple behaviours compatible with physiological survival” because you’ve likely memorized it by now. Instead, let’s get right to the black pills!

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These are all taken from Chapter 3 of Twenge’s book. I will drop one very small white pill here, in hopes you’ll develop a taste for it.

In one study, 6th graders spent five days at an overnight nature camp with no access to computers, cell phones, or TV. A control group continued their usual technology activities. All of the kids then took two social skills tests, naming the emotion (happy, sad, angry, fearful) expressed in a series of photos of people’s faces or watching no-sound videotapes of social interactions. The kids who had spent five days away from screens improved their social skills significantly more than the control group did.

Twenge, Jean M.. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us . Atria Books. Kindle Edition.

Five days. Think about that.

It is of interest to note that decadence is the disintegration of a system, not of its individual members. The habits of the members of the community have been corrupted by the enjoyment of too much money and too much power for too long a period. The result has been, in the framework of their national life, to make them selfish and idle. A community of selfish and idle people declines, internal quarrels develop in the division of its dwindling wealth, and pessimism follows, which some of them endeavour to drown in sensuality or frivolity. In their own surroundings, they are unable to redirect their thoughts and their energies into new channels.

But when individual members of such a society emigrate into entirely new surroundings, they do not remain conspicuously decadent, pessimistic or immoral among the inhabitants of their new homeland. Once enabled to break away from their old channels of thought, and after a short period of readjustment, they become normal citizens of their adopted countries. Some of them, in the second and third generations, may attain pre-eminence and leadership in their new communities.

This seems to prove that the decline of any nation does not undermine the energies or the basic character of its members. Nor does the decadence of a number of such nations permanently impoverish the human race. Decadence is both mental and moral deterioration, produced by the slow decline of the community from which its members cannot escape, as long as they remain in their old surroundings. But, transported elsewhere, they soon discard their decadent ways of thought, and prove themselves equal to the other citizens of their adopted country

Sir John Glubb
The Fate of Empires

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Evil and social epistasis

H/T an anonymous moon presence:


“Amschel’s story is a great tragedy. A sensitive, intelligent and good man is born into a megalomaniacal family of generational satanists. He discovers he must be a ruthless predator. It’s not in his character. He has a soul. He resists and is murdered.”

The Rothschild They Murdered: He Allegedly Strangled Himself with the Bathrobe Belt in a French Hotel

sounds about right. Either that or he actually just killed himself
This is something that must be understood: the greatest threat to the real ruling class is defection. As such, they control each other with the promise of violence should the project ever be threatened (beyond all the lesser methods and programming)!

In terms of genetic adaptivity, there isn’t any difference between killing yourself and being murdered. Either way, there was clearly NO PLACE for a moral man among the class of people who are permitted to leave inheritances to their children. That would upset the natural law, you see, (because the law of nature is power).

I’ve been thinking about this lately as an expression of spiteful mutations and how this appears to be adaptive in an elite ruling class. There’s something about the attitude of established societies that’s intensely dysgenic (FYI it’s called social epistasis), but what’s curious is that some places survive the extinction predicted in mouse utopia and merely continue their miserable existence as shitty genetic crab buckets for a few millennia.

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Man by definition is a creature who solves his problems by killing others and the spoils go to the genetic lines that kill first, without mercy or qualms. They are the men who have borne the children who surround you right now. Our race is the lineage of Cain and scarcity makes us act according to our innermost nature. Do you want to pause to try to think about a more rational solution? Well, your head will be crushed by a rock thrown by another man who simply acts impulsively and it is that man who will write history and lie down with your wives and daughters. See why this is a rigged game designed in such a way that sane people cannot win at it? The crazy thing is, because of modern weapons, psychopaths and sociopaths can’t win at it anymore either. They won’t allow that notion to stay their hand, however.

Funny how they appear to lack almost all the natural instincts needed to survive independently and as a group their strongest instinct is to kill other groups.

Most importantly, since the world seems to be in the grip of a new generation of creatures who look, sound and act like Melonheads … is it possible they remain with us even now? As always, our lives are meaningless to them because they do not regard us as human. Seriously, looking at people sometimes, can you blame them? Most people act like they aren’t really human, rather a kind of zombie who is a form of human simulacra. Believing that most people are “human beings” is an act of faith. The evidence is lacking. The truth is they act like beasts on two legs. Can you blame the elite for treating them accordingly?

Texas Arcane

If you want to be happy, the last thing you want to be on this earth is a decent man, because you’ll make people uncomfortable just by existing.

>The shitlib is a phenotype specialized for hypocrisy, never forget that.
Their words follow their revealed preference without memory or shame.

This comment ties in perfectly with the Zero Hp thread posted above.
Shitlibs are better than conservatives at lying. Especially to themselves.
Jews are the absolute best at deception of self and other, and thus they rule the material world.

This is probably the answer to the question I posed to the moonman in real life: “why are evil people smarter?” That is, it’s not so much a “smarts” thing as playing the game by the rules. Hence, perhaps, the stereotype that Good is Dumb.

What I conclude from all this is that Satanism is adaptive for ruling a crab bucket where everybody has skeletons in their closets.

“They worship snakes and phallic symbols equally and sacrifice their own kind liberally to these idols, believing themselves to be created by same.”

“When they observe a man who excels through quickwittedness and knowledge, they say: ‘for this one it is more befitting to serve our Lord.’ They seize him, put a rope round his neck and hang him on a tree where he is left until he rots away.”

– Ibn Fadlan, (Arabic scholar writing on customs he observed amongst the Khazar people)

“There is nothing mysterious about the cruel treatment meted out by the Bulgars (Khazars) to people who were overly clever. It was based on the simple, sober reasoning of the average citizens who wanted only to lead what they considered to be a normal life, and to avoid any risk or adventure into which the ‘genius’ might lead them.” He then quotes a Tartar proverb: ‘If you know too much, they will hang you, and if you are too modest, they will trample on you.’ He concludes that the victim ‘should not be regarded simply as a learned person, but as an unruly genius, one who is too clever by half.’ This leads one to believe that the custom should be regarded as a measure of social defence against change, a punishment of non-conformists and potential innovators.”

-Turkish orientalist Zeki Validi Togan, academic authority on Ibn Fadlan

Think about the effect that centuries of this kind of behaviour would have on your gene pool. Think about what sort of people would be produced by it.

Here is a Tartar proverb about the Khazar people over a thousand years old on that very subject:

“If you know too much, they will hang you, and if you are too modest, they will trample on you.”

Think about a thousand years of genetic engineering based on this principle.

Texas Arcane

Therefore, we should expect rulers and ruling classes to be evil, as a rule, because the lowest common denominator is sin. Anything otherwise should be a surprise. On the other hand, it’s just so easy to enjoy the company of highly effective people.

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