Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kanosian induced evolution

ogs almost certainly evolved from wolves by a combination of natural and artificial selection as they began to engage with people. A landmark scientific study helped shed light on how modern dogs could be domesticated in a relatively small number of generations. The study showed vividly how assortative mating and differential reproduction can transform the characteristics of a population. When a trait is heritable, and organisms mate non-randomly for that trait, the presence of the trait can become both clustered and accentuated in subsequent generations.
Kanosians select for poor skills. suppressing higher skilled populations.  Hence, we get the Illinois effect, folks who were suppressed disappear; exactly the ones who were to pay the bills.

Consider the subtitle of this Political Calculations post:

It began as a modest, bipartisan program to help poor children. But as America’s economy hollowed out, Medicaid grew—and Republicans came to oppose it.
In its blindness it ignores an obvious cause and effect hypothesis.  But the research shows very possibly that the hollowing out was due to adverse selection.

If the hypothesis is true, then Jerry and the unions are mass killers.
Here is another:

STAT forecast: Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade
Death from the despair of being deselected in the Kanosian extinction event.

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