Monthly Archives: January 2011

Why Did the Egyptian Nation Suddenly Collapse?


Why did the Egyptian nation suddenly collapse? No, not the violent chaos of late January 2011, but the first documented social upheaval in Egyptian history. An interesting read: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Why Did a Great Egyptian Civilization Suddenly Collapse? The Mysterious … Continue reading

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An Argument for “Astrology”


Astrology is the belief that the time of year one is born affects things like personality. Here is a supposed “personality profile” for the present astrological-sign. We dismiss it as absurd: How would such a random thing as birthdate affect … Continue reading

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USA’s Total Fertility Rates by Race, 1980-2008


 NOTE: This graph has been updated with the newest data through 2013, here: USA’s Total Fertility Rates by Race, 1980-2013 Also a post on the 1980-2010 data with good comments. _________________________________________________ White fertility rate: A caveat: Race-fertility calculations in the … Continue reading

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The Decline of Abortion


The Inductivist posted a study from University-of-Memphis economists, which claims the perceived threat of HIV lowered the rate of unwanted pregnancies and abortions. [Inductivist adds:] The PC strategy of scaring the hell out of heterosexuals turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Why Do Women Live Longer than Men?


Blogger Dennis Mangan has proposed a somewhat-convoluted theory for why females live longer than males. He thinks it has to do with ancient polygamy. One way to test this: Comparing sex-based differences in life-expectancy in U.S. blacks vs. U.S. whites. … Continue reading

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