Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Diversity Formula

Diversity is a good thing in many ways, but it has its natural limits, as do practically all good things. I like the food comparison. One should have a diverse diet. It should include, meat, dairy, grains, fruits, vegetables, etc., depending on one's personal needs and tastes. But it shouldn't include rocks, methane, ground glass, plywood, or ant poison. That's too much diversity. And even those diverse foods that are good don't always go together well, though they're benign enough separately. Most of us don't like peanut butter mixed with cottage cheese, though we might enjoy both separately. And some things we might like a lot, like M&M's or fried eggs, but we seldom consider putting them on a pizza.

And when it comes to people, some are just plain undesirable, like murderers and rapists, and some just don't go together well, like Hindus and Muslims, Jews and Palestinians, Blacks and Whites. Do I make my point?

As Chateau Heartiste puts it:

Study: Diversity + Proximity = War (With Addendum On The Perceptive Genius Of CH)

by CH

May as well get this out of way early:

An April 2015 research paper concludes that the Heartiste formulation


is a fact, is true, is empirically sound, and is an accurate description of the way the world actually works, (instead of the way various open borders ‘toids insist the world works through the haze of their equalist acid trip).

The Nature of Conflict

This research establishes that the emergence, prevalence, recurrence, and severity of intrastate conflicts in the modern era reflect the long shadow of prehistory. Exploiting variations across national populations, it demonstrates that genetic diversity, as determined predominantly during the exodus of humans from Africa tens of thousands of years ago, has contributed significantly to the frequency, incidence, and onset of both overall and ethnic civil conflict over the last half-century, accounting for a large set of geographical and institutional correlates of conflict, as well as measures of economic development. Furthermore, the analysis establishes the significant contribution of genetic diversity to the intensity of social unrest and to the incidence of intragroup factional conflict. These findings arguably reflect the contribution of genetic diversity to the degree of fractionalization and polarization across ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups in the national population; the adverse influence of genetic diversity on interpersonal trust and cooperation; the contribution of genetic diversity to divergence in preferences for public goods and redistributive policies; and the potential impact of genetic diversity on economic inequality within a society. 

Read the rest here:
Quibcag: Not sure just who those girls are. They don't look like the ones from Girls und Panzer (ガールズ&パンツァーGāruzu ando Pantsā), exactly, do they?

1 comment:

  1. The War Nerd pointed out years ago that when different tribes try to share the same land the result has historically been genocide.