Christie Aschwanden wrote a great piece on FiveThirtyEight.com entitled “There’s No Such Thing as ‘Sound Science’”. Always one to notice and harp on patterns, I can’t help but apply this article’s defense of scientific evidence for climate change to why it’s so outlandish that hereditarian, race-realist theories are still popularly discarded as ‘bunk’. Climate change… Read More “There’s No Such Thing as ‘Sound Science'”
This video concisely sums up my political attitude toward the HBD question: In other news, here is an old gem which discusses my attitude toward the ‘mind-boggling causal black box’ of the correlation between race and behavioral traits, temperament, intelligence — et c. In it, I argue against positive eugenics: And in this classic gem,… Read More My Starting Point
In this video, I present the argument that enduring peace in the USA is highly improbable unless the public begins to actively engage the principal, legitimate grievances of the Alt-Right movement. I explore concepts of conflict theory and cognitive science, philosophy and religion and so on, applying them to the pivotal case of our era.… Read More The Only Way to Steer America Away from the Cliff
I was talking to my housemate today, who studied Public Policy in school, about how to know when the effort to remove barriers to upward mobility among historically disadvantaged groups can be considered ‘complete’. This is a question of critical importance, and one which social movements themselves might be the only barometers for. The popular… Read More Introducing Myself to Black Lives Matter, and a Roundup of Street Interviews
My initial email: Professor [X], After flipping through your study re: the heritability of IQ under different SES environments and formative circumstances, as well as a couple blog posts of yours and your podcast with [Y], I see that you are massively aware of the mind-boggling causal uncertainty at the heart of the debate, and… Read More Discussing the Origins of Interracial Disparities with Another Public Intellectual
Here is an email correspondence I’ve been having with an unnamed public intellectual who is skeptical of the durability of the culturist explanations for human inequality, and who believes that the pegging of human rights discourses to dubious assumptions is an extremely dangerous thing. Professor X, I am of the fledgling intellectual breed of people… Read More An Email Correspondence with a Public Intellectual, and an Unsent Explanation about Confirmation Bias and the Futility of Objective, ‘Final’ Truth.