Paleo Retiree writes:
- A young evo-psych prof discovers conservatism. Bo Winegard has written such a clear, concise piece that it’s become the standard thing I steer people who are curious about conservatism to.
- Bo Winegard’s Twitter stream is worth following too.
- Is it really transphobic to think that it’s nuts to be requiring biologically female athletes to compete against male-to-female trans athetes? I marvel at how quickly the trans lobby has had its political way with normal society, and I’m hoping that a backlash on the trans-athletes issue will prove a corrective.
- An amazing tale of Political Correctness run amok in the world of Young Adult fiction. More.
- Back at my old blog I wrote a posting about the history of YA fiction.
- Emphasizing Social Justice seems to be a surefire way to kill many people’s interest in religion.
- I’ve always been amazed by the amount of car-related carnage that we as a society tolerate.
- Congratulations to The Unz Review, whose readership numbers are now on a par with those of the best-known traditional journals of opinion. Hey, maybe promoting a freewheeling approach to politics, thought and opinion is a strategy that suits the web better than one of control, predictability and hyper-partisanship. There’s lots of smart stuff to be enjoyed in Ron Unz’s piece about all this.
- Speaking of hyper-partisanship: Sober, well-researched pieces like this one are the reason so many of us treasure The Guardian. /s, needless to say.
- Steve Sailer has some questions for The New York Times.
- The Times wonders if Hollywood is to blame for Jeff Bezos’ recent p-r missteps.
- I’m not alone in suspecting that testosterone replacement therapy may be playing a role too.
- Oopsie du jour.
- Utopia achieved!
- Smartest Tweet I’ve read recently.
- Second smartest.
- On my daily walks I’m currently listening to “America and the New Global Economy” by Timothy Taylor. It’s a little out of date — it was recorded before the current nationalism-vs-globalism debate really caught fire — but I’m getting a lot out of it anyway. Taylor (whose other Great Courses series I’ve also enjoyed) has a rare gift for presenting info and insights from the world of econ in a non-autistic, non-grandstanding, humane and helpful way.
Re: pedestrian deaths – look at the map. DEMOGRAPHICS. You’ll miss the car fatalities when all of your movements of more than a mile are dictated by an incel millennial in Silicon Valley