Why People Believe in the Theory of Racial Sameness

People on either side of the “races: are they essentially the same or essentially different” dispute waste a whole of lot of mental energy engaging in bang-your-head-on-the-wall fact-mongering arguments. The ‘fact’ of the matter is that, when you inform the discussion with the fruits of the philosophy of science, there is no hard-and-fast rule for… Read More Why People Believe in the Theory of Racial Sameness

“Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics?”

In an article published in The Atlantic a couple days ago, writer Sarah Zhang discusses how genetics research is making everybody racist, implying like John Horgen did in Scientific American a few years ago, that perhaps scientific inquiry should be banned if it contradicts antiracist dogma. This latest pronouncement from one who feeds from the… Read More “Will the Alt-Right Promote a New Kind of Racist Genetics?”

Szolnoki & Perc Unambiguously Corroborates My Argument

That Szolnoki & Perc study unambiguously corroborates what I’ve been saying about our evolutionary horizon: “An important lesson learned from the presented results […] For an unconditional cooperator it never pays sticking with the strategy if surrounded by defectors, but it may be the best option among extortioners. Cooperators are of course happiest among other… Read More Szolnoki & Perc Unambiguously Corroborates My Argument

Thoughts on Genetic Diversity, and the Abolition of ‘Whiteness’ and Returning to National Identities

My Speculation on the Origins of Recessive Genes: What do you think of the idea that the frequency of recessive gene in a population genome implies the degree to which evolutionary pressures have valued cooperation of the kind which requires insular genetic diversity–IE: division of labor and so forth? I have had only fleeting exposure… Read More Thoughts on Genetic Diversity, and the Abolition of ‘Whiteness’ and Returning to National Identities

My Supposition of an Evolutionary Horizon of Colorblind Altruism

Remember the concept of a ‘limit’ in Precalculus? I think there is a limit of human evolution–that altruistic personality traits will preside in deep evolutionary time. I see the (de facto) efforts of Antiracism to reward antisocial traits (identifying them by color), which would be maladaptive if it weren’t for the scaffolding provided by Antiracism,… Read More My Supposition of an Evolutionary Horizon of Colorblind Altruism