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This piece by the Washington Examiner on fatherlessness is interesting but avoids some very important points. Since reading The Bell Curve I noticed how so many social issues discussions just circle around the significance of cognitive ability. Yes, the "relaxation" of social norms and government support for single-parent households obviously do not make things simpler, but we need to be able to look at the best predictor possible for a problem in order to best understand it. I'm not 100% sure about the exact stats, but I'm willing to bet you'll find single parent households diminish the higher you go on the IQ distribution curve; unsurprisingly, other social problems diminish as well. That is, increased risk of fatherlessness could be (correlation doesn't equal causation) in part a corollary of low cognitive ability just as much, if not more than, any political agenda, just as increased crime, unemployment and drop out rates. It's probably better to have an above average IQ and a single parent than having low IQ and two parents.
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Currently reading The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. The difference in the way he understands human nature compared to myself is quite astounding; or maybe it's just the gap between a 19th century idealist and a 21st century cynic. You really have to read it to believe it...
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More from TheUnlikelyNo

This piece by the Washington Examiner on fatherlessness is interesting but avoids some very important points. Since reading The Bell Curve I noticed how so many social issues discussions just circle around the significance of cognitive ability. Yes, the "relaxation" of social norms and government support for single-parent households obviously do not make things simpler, but we need to be able to look at the best predictor possible for a problem in order to best understand it. I'm not 100% sure about the exact stats, but I'm willing to bet you'll find single parent households diminish the higher you go on the IQ distribution curve; unsurprisingly, other social problems diminish as well. That is, increased risk of fatherlessness could be (correlation doesn't equal causation) in part a corollary of low cognitive ability just as much, if not more than, any political agenda, just as increased crime, unemployment and drop out rates. It's probably better to have an above average IQ and a single parent than having low IQ and two parents.
163 views ·
Currently reading The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin. The difference in the way he understands human nature compared to myself is quite astounding; or maybe it's just the gap between a 19th century idealist and a 21st century cynic. You really have to read it to believe it...
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