(ir)rational wiki on greg cochran

(ir)rational wiki strikes again! =P h/t jayman!:

Gregory Cochran

Gregory M. Cochran (born 1953) is a racist, sexist, homophobe and pseudo-scientist who is prominent in the so-called Human Bio-Diversity (HBD) movement.

Cochran claims that the phenomenon of homosexuality is “caused” by a brain-infection and/or other pathological damege [sic] to the brain. He seems to positively revel in the reaction his “theory” will cause in the LGBT community and its progressive allies.

steve sailer is apparently the “pope” of hbd. and i’m a “cochran co-conspirator.” heh!

btw, if you’re not regularly reading greg cochran and henry harpending’s blog West Hunter, you should be!

(p.s. – human biodiversity isn’t a movement.)

previously: that time nobody at (ir)rational wiki actually read my blog

(note: comments do not require an email. rational vs. irrational.)

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16 Comments

  1. Wiki is clearly the leading brand of self-certification. I’m justing waiting for Jihad Wiki, Nazi Wiki, Reptilians-Control-the-Government Wiki.

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  2. Also, I’m reading The 10 Thousand Year Explosion right now and it’s a buzz on the same level as The Blank Slate and The Nurture Assumption :)

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  3. @staffan – “I’m reading The 10 Thousand Year Explosion right now and it’s a buzz on the same level as The Blank Slate and The Nurture Assumption :)”

    it really is, isn’t it? (^_^) a real eye opener! i think i’ve bought nearly a dozen copies by now — give ’em to friends and family as birthday/christmas presents. (~_^) srsly!

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  4. It’s quite amazing that some people [eg the Rational Wiki-crowd] who otherwise embrace biological evolution somehow have the need to except our own species from that perspective, as if humans where exo-biological entities. Even the Catholic Church is more Darwinist than that!!

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  5. @Staffan:

    “Wiki is clearly the leading brand of self-certification. I’m justing waiting for Jihad Wiki, Nazi Wiki, Reptilians-Control-the-Government Wiki.”

    LOL!

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  6. I have never previously heard of this racist, sexist, homophobe and pseudo-scientist, but will now read his blog and purchase his books, also I will disseminate his evil thesis speculating on the origins of homosexuality.

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  7. Cochran acts in bad faith when he says that homosexuality is only caused by pathogens, when it seems clear that any sexual reproduction is also caused by pathogenic interactions.
    He is, whether intentionally or not, showing part of reality, and this consists of a kind of dishonesty.
    I always wanted to understand the etiology of specific genes, what they really are.
    Now I know, thanks to the studies of Cochran.

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  8. What is it with articles like that and their snarky emotional style? Essentially it’s argument by ridicule. It reminds me of a petulant teenager. I have a hard time even making fun of fools, I’ve learned quite a few interesting things from completely non-intellectual living-in-the-moment kind of folks so I have a hard time making fun of anyone, but I see this so often, it seems to have become the default method of engagement these days.

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    1. Yes, vapid emotionally driven verbal/literary bile… also known as snark. Being witty and funny are not the same as being a mean twerp who says whatever comes into his or her head, but whatever, I’m just one of those angry old people.

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  9. Check the history of the page. It started as satire of the progressive less wrongers:

    http://rationalwiki.org/w/index.php?title=Gregory_Cochran&diff=1329279&oldid=1329272

    Sample paragraph (cut completely):

    “And so he switched his nefarious attention to the softer science of [[biology]], where, despite the sterling work of true scientists (and progressive heroes) like [[Stephen Jay Gould]] and Richard Lewontin, the hydra-headed monster of [[white supremacy]] shows a stubborn tendency to persist and find new ways of smuggling its fetid memes into the receptive minds of white inadequates on an international basis. Enlisting under the [[nazism|swastika-decked]] banner of HBD, Cochran has crafted arguably the vilest and vomit-inducing-est hate-theory of all time: namely, that the vibrant rainbow phenomenon of [[homosexuality]] is “caused” (trigger warning for EXTREME hate-ideology (and I ”mean” it, gals-and-guys)) by a [[brain]]-infection and/or other pathological insult to the brain.”

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