• Rebecca Watson wrote a new post, Evolutionary Psychologists Publish Anti-Semitic Nonsense, on the site Skepchick 1 year, 9 months ago

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    It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of evolutionary psychology. A few years back I did a lecture tour where I shared the most hilariously bad […]

    • Nothing new. Remember the “warrior gene”, found coincidentally in populations (never white populations) known for being warlike?

      If you say “Okay, do you have any evidence to back up your assertions?”, cries of “PoMo!” will ensue. Which, to be fair, postmodern types are a pain in the ass as well (e.g., arguing that male domination is tied to cultures with a solar calendar).

      What I find interesting about Murray is the number of centrists and lefter-than-thou types who will argue for his “cognitive elite” once you get rid of the racist element. Obviously they’re still idiots, but it shows how much of eugenics is considered consensus among politicians and pundits (but importantly not geneticists).

    • “he also defended the neo-Nazi Milo Yiannopolous, arguing that he couldn’t possibly be a neo-Nazi because he’s gay and “half-Jewish.”

      LMFAO the first thing Hitler did when he marched into Austria was to search and destroy the records of his Jewish ancestry.

      Also Hitler’s rival for leadership until 1936 Ernst Roehm was known as “the Breechloader”

      Self loathing and transferrence can account for a lot of Adolf’s mental pathology. Neither gay nor Jewish rules out fascist ideology.

      Hypocrisy and delusion are rampant in the world of politics to this day. What a surprise.

      • It’s a possibility, but strikes me as idle speculation about Hitler. Basically, Hitler’s grandmother, Maria Schicklgruber, was a maid for a Jewish household, and the argument is that possibly she had an affair with one of the men of the household, and that man was the father of Hitler’s father, Alois Hitler, né Schicklgruber. Doesn’t sound like any reasonable person would count that as more than speculation, though.

        Of course, the obvious example would be Satmars marching in support of people who love to use Nazi imagery.