1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.
Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.
I don't disagree with you; environment and culture will have a more substantial effect on life outcomes for most people who aren't absolutely genetically gifted/disadvantaged.
Apologies for wiki but it's well sourced
As per the article a poor childhood seems to cause the worst outcomes (albeit worse than an individual without that particular allele).
Originally Posted by Loire
Будь смиренным, будь кротким, не заботься о тленном
Власти, данной Богом, сынок, будь навеки верным...
Я люблю Росcию, я - патриот
"I'll say this ;the Third Army alone with very little help and with
damned few casulaties,could lick what is left of the Russians in six
weeks. You mark my words .Don't ever forget them. Someday we
will have to fight them and it will take six years and cost us six
When I see a bird that walks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck id call it a duck.
And if the bird denies to be a duck it is a russian duck.
And if you'd actually read the page you'd note this:
Might be a correlation between that and a number of high profile police shootings in the US where it's turned out that the individuals involved have reacted with a lot of hostility to police officers (Michael Brown etc). And why African Americans tend to get extra tacked onto their sentences for 'resisting arrest'.In individuals with the low activity MAOA gene, when faced with social exclusion or ostracism showed higher levels of aggression than individuals with the high activity MAOA gene. Low activity MAO-A could significantly predict aggressive behaviour in a high provocation situation, but was less associated with aggression in a low provocation situation. Individuals with the low activity variant of the MAOA gene were just as likely as participants with the high activity variant to retaliate when the loss was small. However, they were more likely to retaliate and with greater force when the loss was large.
If the gene is so insignificant why is there little or no prevalence in non Blacks? It's almost as if it had been selected out... naturally.
Certainly makes one cogitate.