Monthly Archives: July 2012

In Search of the Rational Anti-Racist, part 9: Francis Galson

Francis Galton, Darwin’s cousin, was an important pioneer in statistical research and the inventor of the term eugenics. He was one of the first thinkers to concern himself with the scientific study of heredity in humans. In his book Hereditary … Continue reading

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Plutarch on the Nature of a Husband’s Authority

From Plutarch’s Advice to Bride and Groom: Rich men and princes by conferring honours on philosophers adorn both themselves and the philosophers; but, on the other hand, philosophers by paying court to the rich do not enhance the repute of … Continue reading

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In Search of the Rational Anti-Racist, part 8: Watson and Crick

Are the opinions on race and intelligence I’ve collected in recent posts a mere relic of the scientific dark ages? Hardly. By now James Watson’s opinions are well known, as are those contained in the letters of Francis Crick: 22 … Continue reading

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Obama on title 9

In Newsweek Obama celebrates pushing lots of men out of college sports. While title 9 has been terribly destructive for non-revenue sports, I can’t get too excited about it. Men will benefit themselves more by focusing on their careers and … Continue reading

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Darwin on Eugenics and the Struggle for Survival

Darwin did not shrink from the evolutionary logic of eugenics; however, he showed little stomach for the kind of great brutality for the greater good mentality that would characterize some later movements in the eugenic tradition. Modernity has created dysgenic … Continue reading

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Race and Intelligence: evaluation of the early sources

What do all of the quotations on race and intelligence I’ve amassed in recent weeks really amount to? Aren’t they merely antique bigoted opinions best left on the scrapheap of history? Well, at the least they show that prior to … Continue reading

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Anders Breivik

Counter-Currents has an English translation of Breivik’s closing statement from his trial. Repulsive as his acts may have been, his argument is worthy of consideration. Breivik is making a defence on the grounds of necessity. He points to the demographic … Continue reading

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