Agriculture Reduced The Periodicity & Amplitude Of Nutritional Stress

Razib has responded to my disagreement with his statement that any given hunter-gatherer infant is far more likely to reach reproductive age than any given offspring of peasants. And he's confident with his standing. I've done some reviewing of the literature and I still think that the probability that a child of an agriculturalist will... Continue Reading →

Does Being Altruistic Or Being A “Bad-Boy” May Make You More Attractive?

Dienekes shared the abstract to a paper that seems to completely contradict an earlier study. It is pretty evident from the title of newer study, "Do humans prefer altruistic mates? Testing a link between sexual selection and altruism towards non-relatives," what the authors tested. And they confirm that there is a linkage between the propensity... Continue Reading →

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