A professor of psychology explains why intelligence, personality, and even attractiveness often correlate.
Yeah, I was really looking for an explanation of my various qualities.
Yep. Also known as mutational burden, genetic load, etc. Most mutations are neutral to slightly deleterious, and tend to accumulate in the absence of selective pressure to purge them, selective pressure which can be relaxed in any number of ways (including simply having a smaller population size). A lot of negative psychological traits just look like random hits to neuronally expressed genes -- get enough malfunctions and you get true pathology, but there's a lot of in between. If we could do CRISPR on a large enough scale we really could make supermen, even just given current GWAS findings. Hell, given the premises of nearly-neutral theory, just a consensus genome over a large enough population would produce people I wouldn't want to tangle with -- we wouldn't even need to know the associations.
It's also no coincidence that if you look at enough mugshots of Antifa arrests in Portland (thanks Andy Ngo!) you get the sense that "these kids ain't right." Like really, genetically, not right.
'All men are created equal' is one of the most destructive lies imaginable, and utterly false in every conceivable way, yet it is unfortunately the principle that underpins our modern world.
There are some that are simply genetically superior to others. The genetically strong should rule over the genetically weak.
It has been my personal, life-changing experience to witness the effect of physiology on my mental, social, overall capacity. Fixing my gut bacteria increased my IQ by 10 poins. It was Nietzsche's insight that physiology plays a major role in people's destiny. Wouldn't be surprised if toxins and endocrine disruptors play a role here.
Spoiler....there's a But coming. The Enlightenment idea of 'All Men Are Created Equal" was a great one and contributed to three marvelous centuries of Western Liberalism. But maybe all great ideas - like everything else - are subject to entropy. They eventually dissolve into a heap of nonsense. And here we are.
I work with GE animals and... I think this is along the right track.