Blog Profile / Evo and Proud


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Archived Since:October 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The monster in the mirror

Cyborg She, a love story about a female android and a shy young man (credit: Gaga Communications, for use in critical commentary) Can humans and robots get along together? Actually, they already do in a wide range of applications from surgery to assembly lines. Show More Summary

Birth of a word

Memorial service for Walter Rathenau (Wikicommons - German Federal Archives). His assassination introduced a new word into French and, shortly after, into English. A reader has written me about my last post: It is extremely unlikely that "racism" is an attempt at translating something like Völkismus. Show More Summary

Age of reason

Rally in Sydney (Wikicommons). Antiracists see themselves as open-minded individuals at war with hardline ideologues. The interwar years gave antiracism a new lease on life, thus reversing a long decline that had begun in the late 19th century. Show More Summary

Behaviorism and the revival of antiracism

John B. Watson conditioning a child to fear Santa Claus. With a properly controlled environment, he felt that children can be conditioned to think and behave in any way desired After peaking in the mid-19th century, antiracism fell into decline in the U.S., remaining dominant only in the Northeast. Show More Summary

Impressions of Russia

The Battle for Sevastopol, now showing in Russian theatres The young man shook his head. “No, I can’t say I’m pro-Putin. There’s too much corruption in Russia, with too much money going to the wrong people. We should become more Western. Show More Summary

More on the younger Franz Boas

As a professor at Columbia, Franz Boas encountered the elite liberal culture of the American Northeast, one example being Mary White Ovington, a founder of the NAACP (Wikicommons) Antiracism has roots that go back to early Christianity and the assimilationist Roman and Hellenistic empires. Show More Summary

The hidden past of Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude L évi-Strauss, 1973 (Wikicommons) The anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss died six years ago, leaving behind a treasure trove of correspondence and unpublished writings. We can now trace where his ideas came from and how they evolved. Show More Summary

How many were already fathers?

Hanging outside Newgate Prison (Wikicommons) In England, executions peaked between 1500 and 1750 at 1 to 2% of all men of each generation. Were there genetic consequences? Were propensities for violence being removed from the gene pool?...Show More Summary

In the wrong place at the wrong time?

Dick Turpin was convicted of robbery but had also been guilty of a string of murders (Wikicommons) In each generation from 1500 to 1750, between 1 and 2% of all English men were executed either by court order or extra-judicially (at the scene of the crime or while in prison). Show More Summary

Coming home

Photo by Shawn Dear readers, I have returned to my old website, after being expelled from The Unz Review. The immediate cause was my decision to close commenting on my last column. A catfight was developing between myself and Ron Unz in the comments, and I wanted to give the two of us time to cool off. Show More Summary

Moving on ...

Dear readers,I've decided to complete my move to The Unz Review (www.unz.com), so there will be no further blogging at this site. I'm doing this partly to reduce my workload of supervising two websites and partly to gain more control over my posts at TUR (commenting, correction of errors in the post, etc.). Show More Summary

French lesson

A burning car during the 2005 riots. (Wikicommons: Strologoff) The gruesome attack on Charlie Hebdo has earned condemnation around the world. It has been called "cowardly" and "evil" by Barack Obama, "a barbaric act" by Stephen Harper, and an "infamy" by François Hollande. Show More Summary

Sometimes the consensus is phony

Migrants arriving on the island of Lampedusa (Wikicommons). The NATO-led invasion of Libya has opened a huge breach in Europe's defences. A synthesis has been forming in the field of human biodiversity. It may be summarized as follows: 1. Show More Summary

Wishing you a merry ... something

Yale was founded by English Congregationalist ministers. Today, only 22% of its student body has a Christian European background of any sort. Last year, around this time, friends and acquaintances offered me all sorts of religiouslyShow More Summary

A darker shade of pale

Subjects identified the left-hand image as a woman and the right-hand one as a man. Yet the two images differ only in skin tone. Study by Richard Russell, Sinha Laboratory for Vision Research, MIT. Skin color differs by sex: women are fairer and men browner and ruddier. Show More Summary

Are Chinese babies more docile?

Navaho woman with a child on cradleboard. see video on cross-cultural differences in newborn behavior, Daniel Freedman, 1974 (posted by hbd chick) In my last post I discussed recent research on mental differences between Europeans and Chinese people. Show More Summary

Do Chinese people get bored less easily?

Boy in a café (S. Yao, Wikicommons) All humans were once hunter-gatherers. Back then, versatility came with the territory. There were only so many game animals, and they differed a lot in size, shape, and color. So you had to enjoy switching back and forth from one target animal to another. Show More Summary

Are liberals and conservatives differently wired?

Anti-UKIP protest in Edinburgh (source: Brian McNeil, Wikicommons). "Conservative" increasingly means pro-white. Are liberals and conservatives differently wired? It would seem so. When brain MRIs were done on 90 young adults from University...Show More Summary

We are not equally empathic

The Child at Your Door (c. 1917-1919). We're not equally empathic toward strangers. This largely heritable trait varies continuously from psychopathy to extraordinary altruism (source: Wikicommons) In a previous post, I discussed why the capacity for affective empathy varies not only between individuals but also between populations. Show More Summary

A look at an early European

Kostenki Man, reconstructed by Mikhail Gerasimov (1907-1970). An early European who was not yet phenotypically European. Who were the first Europeans? We now have a better idea, thanks to a new paper about DNA from a man who lived some 38,700 to 36,200 years ago. Show More Summary

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