steven pinker reddit ama

m. james points out (thanks, m. james!) that steven pinker will be doing a reddit ama (“I am a…”) on march 12th @6:00 p.m. et. as m. says: “Reddit is a liberal hive and HBD-supportive comments get downvoted and buried. (basically anything that says that parenting/education/culture isn’t always that important and genes matter too). I […]

carts before horses

in a brief article on the church’s role in the development of things like political liberty (belated happy magna carta day, btw!) and prosperity in medieval england, ed west says: “Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop […]

staffan vs. steven

pinker, that is. staffan wins, of course! (^_^) if you haven’t read staffan’s latest post, you really should! it’s terrific!: The Myth of the Expanding Circle or You Can’t Learn How to Be an English Vegetarian. here’s a short excerpt: “[Goldstien] argues that it was Enlightenment (aka the Age of Reason), beginning from late 1600s, […]

warriors to courtiers?

in The Realm: The True history behind Game of Thrones ed west reminds us that medieval europeans were batsh*t crazy violent and that if you met one of them coming down the street, you would almost certainly want to cross over to the other side! [kindle locations: 563-615 – links added by me]: “Drunkenness had […]

big summary post on the hajnal line

*update below* i thought i’d do a big summary post on the hajnal line, just to have everything in once place. (^_^) sorry, there is no tl;dr, so go get yourself a cup of coffee. i’ll wait here. back already?! ok… so, here is the hajnal line: from wikipedia: “The line in red is Hajnal’s. […]