Yakking with HBDChick

Paleo Retiree writes:

Enjoy a wonderful interview (by occasional UR visitor Chip Smith) with the thoughtful, original and (it seems to me) very level-headed HBDchick. Essential quote: “Many people out there who believe themselves to be modern, secular individuals who naturally acknowledge that we got where we are today via evolution haven’t got a clue how evolution works.”

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff, formerly Michael Blowhard. Now a rootless parasite on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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7 Responses to Yakking with HBDChick

  1. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    Evolution works by negating Jesus. All that other stuff is dross.

  2. Callowman says:

    She should post that as an intro for latecomers to her blog.

    As for Jesus, John Tierney argued pretty convincingly, I thought, that religion can improve group fitness.

    • Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

      Yeah, I mean that the modern, secular individuals who revere Darwin often seem to revere him because they take him as an anti-Jesus. They can put those little Darwin fish on their cars and feel smug. But actually examining and dealing with Darwin’s ideas? That they will avoid at all costs, for obvious reasons.

  3. Chip Smith says:

    Thanks for linking to this. I should mention that the interview will also appear in the “Nine-Banded Sourcebook and Reader” (a giant-ass magalog in the spirit of the old Whole Earth and Loompanics annuals) that’ll be released in print in late 2013.

  4. hbd chick says:

    @paleo retiree – “‘…haven’t got a clue how evolution works.’”

    this was something first pointed out to me by a reader on my blog — a regular in the hbd-o-sphere, bob s. he suggested that, in responding, let’s say, to a survey question about whether or not they “believe” in evolution, most people today who’d answer yes wouldn’t be able to explain how it works (via natural selection, etc., etc.).

    i’ve done extensive research on this matter since he left that comment on my blog — iow, asked the half-a-dozen or so people that i know in real life — and found that bob is right! (further research required.)

    i think most hip, urban, urbane, pc people nowadays probably have some idea that evolution means changes over time, but they really don’t know how those changes are acquired. if they did understand, even vaguely (like me), how evolution works — and if they were at all logically-minded (doubtful) — then they would conclude that human biodiversity must be the case. it’s just a matter of recording it all for posterity, really. and maybe trying to work out what the selective pressures were.

    @paleo retiree – what do you suppose is the beverage second from the right up top (↑)? a mint julep or a mojito? i’m partial to both. (^_^)

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