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Reagan would be unlikely to provide support to unwed mothers, but maybe as part of a deal in which he got what he wanted, a reduction in expenditures.

Irrelevant. If there is any possible explanation where he provides the support without that specific deal, it is automatically less likely that both happen, even if the most likely scenario (90%+) of supporting unwed mothers is given said deal. If it is the only possibility, the scenarios would be equally likely; the conjunction could still not possibly be more likely.

My main interest is how language barriers control how information, like cattle farming best practices, bounce around.

Well, now it is four cents. Parents even teach to IQ tests.

Childhood insults? I'm sure you meant childhood disease.

I think Harpending was using the word 'insults' in the (less common nowadays) sense of 'injuries.'