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David Brin, a careful thinker on the Fermi paradox and author of the first broad review the topic (1983) notes that Biker Gangs and other groups on Earth are cheerfully happy to contravene any social standard, and they are a good analogy for why the transcension hypothesis could never hold in every case.

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It has also been hypothesized that IQ gains are the results of better world wide nutrition.

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Nor are these isolated examples. Alice Eagly’s research has compiled mountains of on the stereotypes people have about men and women, which the researchers summarized as “The WAW effect.” for “Women Are Wonderful.” Both men and women hold much more favorable views of women than of men. Almost everybody likes women better than men. I certainly do.

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My purposein this talk is not to try to balance this out by praising men, though alongthe way I will have various positive things to say about both genders. Thequestion of whether there’s anything good about men is only my point ofdeparture. The tentative title of the book I’m writing is “How culture exploitsmen,” but even that for me is the lead-in to grand questions about how cultureshapes action. In that context, what’s good about men means what men are goodfor, from the perspective of the system.

Hereditarians point to phenylketunuria as an example of a genetic but treatable cognitive defect.

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The hypothesis predicts regular cessation of weak, unintentionally-emitting communication signals (“leakage signals” of radar, radio, TV, etc.) emanating from all early technological civilizations soon after they develop the ability to use electromagnetic communications technology.

The transcension hypothesis is thus a specific variant of the zoo hypothesis.

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Tradeoffexample: African-Americans suffer from sickle cell anemia more than whitepeople. This appears to be due to a genetic vulnerability. That gene, however,promotes resistance to malaria. Black people evolved in regions where malariawas a major killer, so it was worth having this gene despite the increased riskof sickle cell anemia. White people evolved in colder regions, where there wasless malaria, and so the tradeoff was resolved differently, more avoiding thegene that prevented malaria while risking sickle cell anemia.

In the transcension hypothesis, and in biological development, acceleration (sustained positive feedback) is a key feature of the path to replication.

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For example, developmental genes specify somatic development in top-down, one-way fashion, including life cycle progression and many aspects of organism behavior.

For example, the first phase of biological growth, from fertilized zygote to prepubescent adult, is a long physiological and energy flow deceleration.

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At scales larger than humanity, we can find immunity candidates in the unreasonably life-friendly nature of the universe as a system (Davies 2004), and in Earth’s geophysical systems, as characterized in the Gaia hypothesis (Lovelock and Margulis 1974).