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Category Archives: Science
Rindermanna, Becker, and Coyle. “Survey of expert opinion on intelligence: Intelligence research, experts’ background, controversial issues, and the media” (2020). This sociology-of-science study is fascinating, filled with gems, and provides numerous promising roads for further research. Among those surveyed, … Continue reading
William Nordhaus and Paul Romer both won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics. In this very simplified summary of their respective areas of originality, which led to their respective wins, this article describes Romer’s work thus: The mainstream economic analysis … Continue reading
“With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilised men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build … Continue reading
In The Spectator, Sam Leith asks “Might LSD be good for you?” There is something of a parallel between the sociology of psychedelics research and promotion and the Alt Right as a research and social movement. And there’s an uncanny … Continue reading
For those interested philosophy of mind (how can you not be?) and the possible directions that VR will take, Joshua Rothman has a good piece titled “Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?”. Rothman visits and experiences firsthand experimental lab … Continue reading
Lefties never imagined that the techno-dictators might be an SJW form of dictatorship.
In terms of Kevin MacDonald’s very important and overlooked work on the JQ, the past week has seen some major Overton Window shifting vis-à-vis the academic article “Judaism as a Group Evolutionary Strategy: A Critical Analysis of Kevin MacDonald’s Theory” … Continue reading
As I have noted on this site on several different occasions (and through a long-form piece in Counter-Currents titled “The Red Pilling of Rod Dreher”), I take Rod Dreher to be a shining example of the limits of Civic Nationalism … Continue reading
CH points to this illustrative study on the game theory of ethnocentrism, “The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation”, the abstract of which reads: Recent agent-based computer simulations suggest that ethnocentrism, often thought to rely on complex social cognition and learning, … Continue reading
“The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany” by Cynthia Miller-Idriss
As part of the Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology series, The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany by Cynthia Miller-Idriss is slated for publication on February 13, 2018. From the Amazon description: The past decade … Continue reading