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Nicholas Wade’s troublesome approach to scientific critiques

Nicholas Wade has a problem. Although his new book, “A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History”, appears to be selling well, he’s not encountering the praise that he expected from biologists for “courageously” freeing them from the “intimidating social scientists” on the subject of race).     What is he arguing? I go over … Continue reading

Cultural sensitivity is fashionable, too. –by Andy Hurley and Jennifer Raff

When Andy Hurley performed with Fall Out Boy for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret fashion show on November 13th, he was given a costume to wear that included a shirt with the Rising Sun on it. The Rising Sun symbol, used by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II, has come to represent horrors of … Continue reading

Does aggression define manhood?

“You’re going against 40,000 years of evolution” “This innate toughness that men have is crucial to our survival.” These points, and many others along the same lines, were made by Mr. Gavin McInnes, author of “How To Be a Man” in a recent discussion of masculinity on the Huffington Post. His argument is based on … Continue reading

Fighting words.

The antiscience trend in anthropology in recent years has, and continues to have, devastating effects on the lives of indigenous peoples…Indeed some current anthropological schools of thought have completely abandoned the idea that truth exists at all, and instead insist that each version of history is equally valid. This “postmodernist” perspective has been widely adopted … Continue reading

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