Monthly Archives: December 2017

Against creeping Pinkerization

I want to see a appropriately scholarly article in Nature arguing against Pinker’s reduction-in-violence thesis by citing voluminous crime statistics from Cabot Cove and Badger’s Drift.

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There is a qualitative difference between being XY and X0 (Turner’s syndrome). Being XY, a guy, is the physical embodiment of an evolutionary strategy: a certain genetic pattern that has a way of making more copies of itself. It’s a … Continue reading

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The Prince

MBS, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and effective ruler of the country, has been a busy, busy boy. He tried to drive our frackers out of business by flooding the market with oil, but it turned out that Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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How to be different

Lewontin argued that there is more genetic variation within human populations than between them, so they can’t really be very different. Of course that’s bullshit: humans have the second-largest morphological variation of any mammal, behind only dogs. How do you … Continue reading

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Books 2017

You might also be interested in my booklists from 2014 and 2016 Arabian Sands The Aryans The Big Show The Camel and the Wheel Civil War on Western Waters Company Commander Double-edged Secrets The Forgotten Soldier Genes in Conflict Hive … Continue reading

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