The low IQ Americans: MUH ANCESTORS
-died. Mostly died. STFU with the snowflaking outrage.
Although the human germline mutation rate is higher than that in any other well-studied species, the rate is not exceptional once the effective genome size and effective population size are taken into consideration. Human somatic mutation rates are substantially elevated above those in the germline, but this is also seen in other species.
What is exceptional about humans is the recent detachment from the challenges of the natural environment and the ability to modify phenotypic traits in ways that mitigate the fitness effects of mutations, e.g., precision and personalized medicine. This results in a relaxation of selection against mildly deleterious mutations, including those magnifying the mutation rate itself.
Actually, it’s anti-selection aka dysgenics. There is always a pressure in some direction, read Darwin?
You can’t have dystopia without dysgenics. That’s all a dystopia is.
The long-term consequence of such effects is an expected genetic deterioration in the baseline human condition,
By race and subrace.
potentially measurable on the timescale of a few generations in westernized societies,
Technically you only need one truly fuck-up generation (say Boomers) to install those social policies up to 3 (living memory). This is without external group effects i.e. invasion on a genetic level, rape. So it isn’t fair to say immigration caused this, it compounds it severely. The Boomers and their outsized ingroup-gene infanticide will go down in history as mass murderers, if there’s anyone left.
and because the brain is a particularly large mutational target, this is of particular concern. Ultimately, the price will have to be covered by further investment in various forms of medical intervention.
Medicine isn’t magic. It cannot do that. We already cannot afford the current population with the present and dwindling useful tax base, let alone Japan levels of old coots living to infinity and China levels of population size.
You can’t fuck your way out of this, r-types. You can’t immigrate it either, those new entries have a lower IQ, higher overall group fertility and represent a smaller usable tax base. Debt doesn’t exist to cover this medical cost, even digital money typing. You can’t even type your way out of it. Hyperinflation would occur first, long before actually. Try running the numbers, see if you’re as smart as me. The cost of quality food is the anchor point. Of all living expenses, that one actually keeps you alive?
Don’t become a doctor, kids. Medicine bubble, heard it here first.
Hell, NHS GPs are already quitting now. Retention will only get worse. The ones who stay have lower IQ and can’t find gainful employment anywhere else. This is how socialism degrades infrastructure, the first generation the NHS seemed fine but the second, it attracted parasites to become GPs for the money and by the third, the original talented ones (by private sector standards) had retired and died, leaving training downhill from there.
Other people have explained that before. That one isn’t me.
Resolving the uncertainties of the magnitude and timescale of these effects will require the establishment of stable, standardized, multigenerational measurement procedures for various human traits.
Measurement? We’re lower IQ than ingroup Victorian ancestors by reaction time.
No relevant barriers to entry? Say, for breeding? At least on state funding?
Shows what they think of the producers, dunnit?
Leave the leech alone! The parasites are fine!
Yeah wait a few generations, maybe a century and hope the metrics are correctly chosen to matter!
Long after the researchers are dead so you can’t kill them for being wrong.
This is Idiocracy, even academia is full of nitwits.
We used to have a breeding license, it’s called a marriage certificate.
Below a certain IQ, you can’t actually consent to get married or breed. Maybe study that first?
No, that would be both logical and responsible.
See, I don’t just sit here bitching. I have solutions but nobody listens.
nb Historians and real scientists say European, liars typically say Caucasian.
For example, among European populations in the year 1600 AD the average individual had around a 25-40 % chance of dying in infancy, a 50 % chance of dying during childhood (Volk and Atkinson 2008), and only around a 40 % chance of fully participating in reproduction (Rühli and Henneberg 2013). The average family size was close to five in 1600s England (Arkell & Whiteman, 1998) -given the high rates of pre- term, infant, and child mortality, the numbers ever conceived would likely have been considerably higher. These historical Western infant and child mortality statistics are similar to those observed in contemporary hunter-gatherer populations (Volk and Atkinson 2008)
I’ll list the maths since there’s always that one idiot who “disagrees”.
Of those born, low ball:
100 – 25% = 75
75 – 50% = 37.5
37.5 – 40% = 15
15 of 100 births eventually reproduced, at best.
Your ancestors in 1600 weren’t entitled to breed either. STFU, stupid sections of America.
Natural selection is important.
RITES OF PASSAGE. TOUGH ONES.
Assuming you aren’t tradlarping?
Bear in mind, that wasn’t sex-specific and those estimates are the population i.e. they have to breed with one another.*
Less conservative estimate:
100 – 40% = 60
60 – 50% = 30
30 – 40% = 12
12 of 100 births eventually reproduced, by academic estimate. The more realistic one.
Again, stop being so entitled. Considering the odds, five kids average is actually pretty low.
The entitled brats, appealing to a tradition that’s totally ignorant and imaginary, are the spiteful mutants. In any other time period, you’d probably be dead by now. Male infant mortality is higher than female overall for humans, which hasn’t been factored in.
And WWs 1 and 2 culled the bravest genes of that millennia selection by machine gun and sniper.
At least the bankers made mo- wait, they’ve already “run out” of fake money. Less than a century later.
What was it all for?
or 7.5/100 births eventually reproduced as a couple TOPS
down to, more reasonably
6% of MEN* (or women, maybe**) compared to the grandfather’s generation.
[Father 50% reproduction as male, Grandfather 100% comparison, since all grandfathers would have bred logically.]
or 6/100 births from the total population, coupled.
Assuming 50/50 male/female birth split and flat survival, which doesn’t exist.**
Since breeding requires TWO people, America.
3 generations tops, with a 6% male survival in 1600 Europe.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
6% by sex.
This doesn’t further subdivide by health, wealth, religion or attractiveness.
If one surviving guy in that 100 births total was infertile or refused marriage, you can kinda see why it was a big deal.
This is why inheritance was always conditional on religion, approved choice of spouse and vitally, children.
If the Boomers wanna do some good, write into your will your kids get nothing unless actively Christian, married, with at least one child with a spouse you approve of. They won’t do it. They’ll complain about no grandkids though. That never gets old.