Monthly Archives: June 2012
Slate has published a letter from Richard Posner criticising Scalia’s dissent on the Arizona immigration case. Posner is typically shallow in blathering uncritically about how immigration helps everyone. Things get more interesting when Posner takes aim at Scalia’s statement that … Continue reading
One of the main questions Darwin faces in the Descent of Man is whether man one species or several. He knows that different races are different: There is, however, no doubt that the various races, when carefully compared and measured, … Continue reading
Bill Maher is an ass, but he is sometimes more perceptive than the media orthodoxy, and is independent enough to push just an inch out of the PC box, as in these clips.
In establishing the common descent of man, Charles Darwin put to rest any notion of discrete and separately created races of man. This endears him to anti-racists, and it’s even been asserted that by establishing common descent Darwin discredited any … Continue reading
Mirabile dictu! A sensible man at Cambridge. A Cambridge University academic came under pressure to resign last night after students protested that he operates a website that features Nazi imagery, describes female immigrants as “exotic fruit” and claims that black … Continue reading
Three passages on marriage from fourth century B.C. Athens. One anonymous: Poor men! We sold away our freedom of speech and our comfort and lead the life of slaves with our wives. We’re not free. We can’t say we don’t … Continue reading