Tag Archives: Evolutionary Biology

Blank-Slate Progressivism Under Siege

Paleo Retiree writes: A question I’ve been wondering about for years: As more and more discoveries emerge from the worlds of evo-bio and genetics, how is the PC-opinion class going to contend? When the “blank slate” part of “blank slate … Continue reading

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“Ultrasociety” by Peter Turchin

Paleo Retiree writes: The book’s complete title: “Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth.” A stimulating, clear, fast and provocative attempt to explain via the principles of cultural evolution and population biology how humans … Continue reading

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Going Deep

Fenster writes: David Brooks is more open than the next pundit to considering the world in terms that go beyond the political, and to endorse the notion that while culture and politics are symbiotic, the former often trumps the latter. … Continue reading

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Seeing What is in Front of One’s Nose

Fenster writes: I wrote here that, just as the Left is right to struggle with the possibility of too much diversity, the Right is left to struggle with the possibility of too much inequality. It’s a struggle all right, and … Continue reading

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Linkage

Fabrizio┬ádel Wrongo writes: Given the play it receives in the media and on Facebook, it might surprise you to know that, according to Gallup, around 4% of Americans think gun control is the most important issue facing the country. Related. … Continue reading

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Jack Donovan’s “The Way of Men”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I enjoyed Jack Donovan’s book about manliness, “The Way of Men.” The title has a dual significance. On the one hand it frames the book as an investigation into what it means to be a man … Continue reading

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