Nuance in the Noise: Cultural Embeddedness Can Excuse People from Blameworthiness

Introduction Since the dawn of the modern era, cross-cultural awareness has caused the advent of moral principles deemed to be universally applicable and unimpeachable. These principles, distilled from the common essence of the human condition, human needs and nature, hold great promise for human peace, prosperity, and justice. However, the application of these moral principles… Read More Nuance in the Noise: Cultural Embeddedness Can Excuse People from Blameworthiness

Motivated Reasoning in the Social Sciences

This article is an example par excellence of politically motivated reasoning in the social sciences. “Everything else being equal,” they conclude, “demographic shifts toward increasing diversity may increase people’s pro-sociality.” a) With regards to the first experiment, people who elected to donate to the Boston Marathon Bombing victims could be from an incredibly skewed sample.… Read More Motivated Reasoning in the Social Sciences

“Poor whites aren’t the problem – rich whites are!”

1/ Tl;dr of the progressive socialist’s anti-whiteism in the Trump era: “We’re not against poor whites, only rich whites. Therefore, we will create special hurtles for all whites, and opaque ceilings, such that fewer of them end up well-off.” 2/ “Then our line graphs of white income/wealth will come closer to converging with non-white income/wealth.… Read More “Poor whites aren’t the problem – rich whites are!”