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An Equal and Opposite Reaction To Everything

In Paradise Lost, when Satan is exiled from Heaven and ends up in a wasteland, he makes a prophetic statement:

Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven

What do they serve in Heaven? An order above themselves. What do they have in Hell? The ability to be individualistic.

In a relative universe, we only know “hot” because “cold” exists, and we know that “red” exists because other colors do; we know “good” because “bad” exists, and we know quality by the best and worst of each type of thing.

This means that Hell exists because Heaven does, and that as Newton’s Third Law states:

Isaac Newton’s Second Law of Motion describes what happens when an external force acts upon a massive body at rest or in uniform linear motion. What happens to the body from which that external force is being applied? That situation is described by Newton’s Third Law of Motion. It states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

Leftists want “equality” because they see themselves as oppressed by life, much like Satan did in Heaven, since the Order around them conflicts with what their egos tell them.

This in turn shows us that they are a natural response to success. For everyone who is destined to succeed, some are created who are not.

We can see this because this “equal and opposite reaction” — the good creating the bad, and warring it out so that only the good and realistic wins — plays out in the battle against internal decay in genetics as well:

The human genome is littered with selfish genetic elements, which do not seem to benefit their hosts, but instead seek only to propagate themselves.

These “parasites of the genome” can wreak havoc at the cellular level by distorting sex ratios or causing harmful mutations, and can even lead to a species’ extinction.

The meiotic drive genes that the researchers studied are related to a meiotic drive gene called Dox — “distorter on the X” — which is found on the X chromosome and kills Y chromosome-bearing sperm. The researchers called their newly discovered genes ‘Dox-like,’ or ‘Dxl’ for short. The Dxl genes produce a protein called a histone that disrupts normal DNA packaging in Y-bearing spermatids — immature male sex cells — leading to sperm death. Killing Y-bearing sperm means that subsequent generations will have mostly daughters and few sons.

Generations that produces mostly daughters will invite in invaders, further driving that population toward the mean instead of rising above it. It turns out that regression to the mean is how nature tames its species:

The Breeder’s Equation

R = h2 S.

R is the response to selection, S is the selection differential, and h2 is the narrow-sense heritability. This is the workhorse equation for quantitative genetics. The selective differential S, is the difference between the population average and the average of the parental population (some subset of the total population). Almost everything is moderately to highly heritable, from height and weight to psychological traits.

Consider IQ. Imagine a set of parents with IQs of 120, drawn from a population with an average IQ of 100. Suppose that the narrow-sense heritability of IQ (in that population, in that environment) is 0.5. The average IQ of their children will be 110. That’s what is usually called regression to the mean.

Do the same thing with a population whose average IQ is 85. We again choose parents with IQs of 120, and the narrow-sense heritability is still 0.5. The average IQ of their children will be 102.5—they regress to a lower mean.

Nature does the same to populations: it wants to produce sparrows with any population that is not exceptional enough to become eagles. To achieve this, it creates a constant downward pressure that if not systematically opposed, degrades genetics.

Imagine two populations of hominids. One thrives, and produces lots of sons; the other flags, and produces too many daughters. The first will invade the latter, and in a few generations, both of the originals will have disappeared.

In other words, nature will have averaged the two populations.

In the same way, among humans in a population, nature savages the weaker, producing a hybrid with the stronger.

This works well until there are too many weaker ones, and then they swallow up the stronger and dominate them. That produces populations that are sparrows, or very much average and generic, instead of eagles.

For genetics, as well as life, the rule of equal and opposite reactions applies. This means that any population which wishes to be eagles must actively hate weakness, stupidity, cowardice, retardation, insanity, and promiscuity, and drive those that have these genetic traits from the population.

Francis Galton described the process as deviation from a center:

It is impossible briefly to give a full idea, in this place, either of the necessity or of the proof of regression; they have been thoroughly discussed in the work in question. Suffice it to say, that the result gives precision to the idea of a typical centre from which individual variations occur in accordance with the law of frequency, often to a small amount, more rarely to a larger one, very rarely indeed to one that is much larger, and practically never to one that is larger still. The filial centre falls back further towards mediocrity in a constant proportion to the distance to which the parental centre has deviated from it, whether the direction of the deviation be in excess or in deficiency. All true variations are (as I maintain) of this kind, and it is in consequence impossible that the natural qualities of a race may be permanently changed through the action of selection upon mere variations.

When a population selects for something other than the most well-balanced and healthy individuals, for example selecting for financial aptitude, it depresses those other traits and eventually produces unwell people.

Aristocrats — probably a standard deviation above our leaders today in intelligence — recognized this and consequently, stayed away from Social Darwinism and instead used the law of Plato:

Good to the good, and bad to the bad.

This resembles not just traditional morality but natural selection: always push up the good and push away the bad, so that the mean stays high and the population always rises.

The only alternative is equality, or accepting both good and bad, which leads to constant lowering of the standard of the population.

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