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Denis Noble

JP Rushton

Richard Lynn

L:inda Gottfredson

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Talk about anything (reasonable).

In honor of Movember, I’m going to take some time this month to write about prostate cancer, it’s causes and how to prevent it (doctor supervision, etc). Since ‘charities’ like the Susan G. Komen Foundation are very shady and all eyes go to them Movember gets looked over. Movember is to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other diseases that plague men. Also read I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen’s Race is for Money, Not the Cure.

See also my articles on race and prostate cancer:

Race, Testosterone, and Prostate Cancer

Explaining the Black-White Prostate Cancer Gap

Racial Differences in Prostate Cancer: Part II

Also on prostate cancer, one meta-analysis show there is no B-W PCa gap:

This meta-analysis concludes that there are no racial differences in the overall and prostate cancer–specific survival between African American and White men.

Do African American Men Have Lower Survival From Prostate Cancer Compared With White Men? A Meta-analysis

While another study shows the same:

Although African-American patients tend to have higher pretreatment PSA levels than white patients, the outcome for the disease is similar in the two groups when stratified by known pretreatment prognostic factors. Our data provide no evidence for the hypothesis that prostate cancer in African-Americans is intrinsically more virulent than in whites.

PROSTATE CANCER IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN: OUTCOME FOLLOWING RADIATION THERAPY WITH OR WITHOUT ADJUVANT ANDROGEN ABLATION

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26 Comments

  1. RaceRealist says:

    Melo, in regards to cetacean brain size, body size also needs to be looked at. Think of the extra neurons needed to control a body that large, like with the elephant brain/body relationship, for instance.

    I’m also waiting on Herculano-Houzel et al to use the isotropic fractionator on cetaceans, like the long-finned pilot whale to see the neuronal estimate they get to better understand this as well. That, in my opinion, is the gold standard here. As she said in her book (I’ll get the quote later), the isotropic fractionator has yet to be used on their brains to see how many neurons they have. When she talks about humans having the most neurons, she means just using her isotropic fractionator method.

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    • meLo says:

      “Melo, in regards to cetacean brain size, body size also needs to be looked at. Think of the extra neurons needed to control a body that large, like with the elephant brain/body relationship, for instance.”

      ?? I thought you disagreed with the concept of EQ as a reliable measurement of intelligence between species?

      “I’m also waiting on Herculano-Houzel et al to use the isotropic fractionator on cetaceans, like the long-finned pilot whale to see the neuronal estimate they get to better understand this as well. That, in my opinion, is the gold standard here. ”

      About that..

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2936588/

      “Several studies have reported total numbers of cells and neurons for the entire cortex. These reports are useful for examining cortical scaling principles across species, but because the cerebral cortex is such a heterogeneous structure with multiple parallel sensory and motor processing systems, whole-cortex cell number data have limited utility for understanding cortical information-processing circuits.”

      “More recently, Herculano-Houzel et al. evaluated the number of neurons in the cerebral cortex in nine species of primates and in a tree shrew. This study revealed as much as threefold variation across species in the ratio of total neuron number to total cortical surface area. These findings suggest a nonuniform distribution of neurons in the cortex across species but still do not take into account areal and regional variations in neuronal density within the cortex. Our results suggest that cortical areas vary greatly in neuronal density and that homologous areas vary across species. Our results strongly support our working hypothesis that areas across the cortical sheet vary in neuron density and also vary internally according to the representational zone”

      “In all cases, neuron density and the ratio of neurons to nonneuron cells (mainly glia) varied greatly across cortical areas and regions. The highest values were obtained from V1 in each species, but other sensory areas also had high values in the Old World macaque monkey and baboon. Repeated counts from the same tissue were highly consistent, rarely varying by more than 10%”

      Also here is a study on the social brains of Cetaceans

      https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0336-y

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  2. Liver says:

    Anything?
    Physiology is a very weak and limited field.

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    • RaceRealist says:

      Go on. I’d like to hear your thoughts on why it’s weak and limited.

      It’s much a much stronger science than psychology, that’s for sure. Would you say the same about exercise physiology?

      I hesitate to call psychology a science. It’s very soft, kinda like anthropology.

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    • Liver says:

      Psychology? It doesn’t even have any value. It’s starting to wanting to have with Evolutionary Psychology, but it’s by far the most wasteful thing ever.
      Like Emil Cioran said:
      “A thousand years of wars consolidated the West; a century of psychology has reduced it to the bitter end.”

      But why Physiology is weak and limited? Because it works just like Taxonomy, it doesn’t even bring anything to the table, only compares.

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    • Afrosapiens 🇫🇷🇪🇺 says:

      But why Physiology is weak and limited? Because it works just like Taxonomy, it doesn’t even bring anything to the table, only compares.

      Are you serious?

      Taxonomy is mere classification without more practical value. Physiology is the study of how living organisms function.

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    • RaceRealist says:

      I agree with you on psychology, that’s a good quote. Psychology will be eventually supplanted by neuroscience.

      On physiology, I don’t agree. You should buy an anatomy and physiology textbook, and read it through to understand that your statement is 100 percent incorrect. Physiology is not’ weak and limited’ at all. It’s apart of the beauty of form (anatomy) and function (physiology).

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  3. ron burgundy says:

    does france have only 3 publicly traded banks with hq in france? bnp paribas, soc gen, and credit agricole? with some of credit agricole’s constituent regional banks traded also? now intesa and caixa are trading at p/b = 1. why aren’t the french banks? the french banks are tres inefficient. why?

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  4. ron burgundy says:

    ethanol consumption per capita. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_alcohol_consumption_per_capita

    outside eastern europe, only the pork-and-cheese outconsumed the french.

    is it because the french are ashamed of being french?

    or is it to disguise the french body odor?

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  5. ron burgundy says:

    i’m planning to speak through a megaphone to the people of paris from the top of the eiffel tower.

    how do i say., “the holocaust never happened!” in french?

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  6. John Doe says:

    Hey, RR, I saw a study by Kirkegaard posted by one of your friends(?) showing that diversity did not affect social cohesion. Doesn’t that debunk several lines of research, a) that people prefer members of their own race for friends and spouses (on average); b) several studies showing assertive mating on ancestory; and c) studies showing heritability of ingroup preferance? My line of reasoning is that if people truly do prefer their own race/ethnicity for spouse and friends this should be reflected by group-to-group cohesion but there’s no evidence of such (shown by Emil). Didn’t Emil debunk several fields and studies all at once? Or is that while diversity does not lower social cohesion people can (on average seem to) hold a preference for same race/ethnicity individuals?

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    • RaceRealist says:

      Need to look at it. It’s best to ask Kirkegaard directly on Twitter.

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    • Fjow says:

      IT HAS NO EFFECT WHEN IQ AND MAIN EFFECT ARE CORRECTED!

      None of your claims debunk that!

      Emil is basically saying that A multiracial society with smart people cause no problem or significant gain.

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    • John Doe says:

      “It’s best to ask Kirkegaard directly on Twitter.”
      Already did. Just got a vague “no”. See how that’s just useless and just leaves me more confused and upset?

      “IT HAS NO EFFECT WHEN IQ AND MAIN EFFECT ARE CORRECTED!”
      Yes, I get that but again, doesn’t this also debunk several other claims, studies, fields, etc by this logic: “…that if people truly do prefer their own race/ethnicity for spouse and friends this should be reflected by group-to-group cohesion” here? Is this fallacious reasoning? Or is social cohesion and racial preference two seperate phenomenas?
      Basically what I’m asking is:
      a) is it “sure, it doesn’t lower trust but people still prefer their own race when giving the chance. That still doesn’t lower social capital though”.
      Or
      b) When everything else is equal (IQ, personality, personal traits) even racial preferance goes away as reflected by no lowering of social capital.

      It’s a legit question….

      “None of your claims debunk that!”
      ?????? I don’t understand what you mean here. I’m trying to just ask a question???

      “Emil is basically saying that A multiracial society with smart people cause no problem or significant gain.”
      Yes, I get that.

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    • Fjow says:

      You prefer eating spaghetti than ice cream, does it mean that ice cream would bother you?

      Self segregation does not disprove the fact that diversity do no matter negatively and positively.

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    • John Doe says:

      “You prefer eating spaghetti than ice cream, does it mean that ice cream would bother you?”
      If you put ice cream in my spaghetti, lowkey.

      “Self segregation does not disprove the fact that diversity do no matter negatively and positively.”
      Okay thanks.

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    • John Doe says:

      Oh yeah, Fjow, in your opinion do people have a racial preferance for their own race (on average)? I ask because I’m gonna be writing an article in the near future using Emil’s study to debunk some stuff but I wanna know your opinion on this.

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    • Fjow says:

      Yes but it’s probably tied to the mere exposure effect. It doesn’t mean that they despise other races obviously

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  7. ron burgundy says:

    it’s obviously racism. right afro? this figure is for the US only.

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  8. ron burgundy says:

    the probability afro does not have herpes is 0. God knows what else he has.

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    • Phil78 says:

      Someone apparently doesn’t understand what “probability” means.

      Ironic of how someone who challenges common methods of studies (as you informed me on PP’s blog) mines for graphs so easily.

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  9. rw95 says:

    Have you read Stuart Ritchie’s paper on educational benefits to IQ?

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