Where did wokeness come from? Whether ‘wokeness’ is a better term than ‘cultural socialism’; whether cancel culture is really that new; whether wokeness is a bootlegger-baptist coalition; whether Britain is different from the rest of Europe; and whether woke activism is here to stay.
by Chipit to /s/politics from noahcarl.substack.com
Researchers asked Democrats and Republicans whether they believed in a large number of conspiracy theories. Contrary to popular belief, they found no evidence that Republicans were more likely to believe in conspiracy theories. Rather, they simply believed in different conspiracy theories.
by Chipit to /s/conspiracy from noahcarl.substack.com
IQ and fertility, the relationship with countries
by Chipit to /s/maps from noahcarl.substack.com
They're coming for behaviour genetics. Steve Pinker’s book The Blank Slate, which expertly debunked the myth that genes don’t matter for intelligence was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It was in era in which you could say that intelligence is a heritable trait. That era may be coming to an end.
by Chipit to /s/science from noahcarl.substack.com
Why do fewer girls study physics? On this occasion, Birbalsingh made the “mistake” of not blaming the widely observed disparity on outdated and damaging stereotypes. Rather, she said, “I just think they don’t like it. There’s a lot of hard maths in there that I think they would rather not do.”
by Chipit to /s/Education from noahcarl.substack.com
Amazon deletes top-rated review of Angela Saini's 'Superior'. The reviewer contrasted research on race differences with “whiteness studies”, a new-fangled discipline which assumes that “any observed difference between races must be directly or indirectly the result of white racism”.
by Chipit to /s/censorship from noahcarl.substack.com
How are the woke like Nazis? This use of language bears substantial similarity to that of contemporary woke scholars. For example, there’s a whole field termed “whiteness studies”. “Whiteness” is a “malignant, parasitic-like condition to which “white” people have a particular susceptibility”.
by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from noahcarl.substack.com