Friday, February 09, 2018

Bo Winegard just feels sorry for me, bless his heart

“Well, it’s all right anyway, Jim, long as you’re going to be rich again some time or other.”  

“Yes; en I’s rich now, come to look at it. I owns mysef, en I’s wuth eight hund’d dollars. I wisht I had de money, I wouldn’ want no mo’.” 

~ Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  
Mark Twain
They minimize racism.

They also wish to remove economics as an explanatory factor.

Many promoters of the black genetic inferiority theory like to go running to alt-right racist Stefan Molyneux to cry on his shoulder about how their racial beliefs have been criticized. One of those is Kevin M. Beaver, Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology at Florida State University.
His name has popped up many times in this evo-psycho bros series.

It's funny how sensitive the "hereditarians" are to criticism. We see that sensitivity in action the other day when Bo Winegard's alt-right patron Claire Lehmann claimed I was smearing and bullying Bo, with him being just a wee grad student.

Since the Winegard brothers claim those who object to racialist explanations for intelligence and crime are suffering from Paranoid egalitarian meliorism (PEM), I will attempt to explain the evo-psycho bros response to criticism in terms of psychology too: since they normally stay within the safe space of the wingnut bubble they are not accustomed to having their beliefs criticized. So even when the criticism comes from a nobody blogger like me they experience it as "bullying and smearing."

For his part, Bo Winegard honestly just feels sorry for me.

Well bless your heart Bo Winegard.

Although he's wrong about the "moral crusade." What I'm doing is setting the record straight about the connections between Steven Pinker and the alt-right, which was lied about and whitewashed by among others, the New York Times.

And tangentially, I am exploring why evolutionary psychology is such bad science especially but not only, when it and its twin, human biodiversity (here are the Winegards and Brian Boutwell promoting human biodiversity) are used to claim racial inferiority.

Fun fact, the term human biodiversity was invented by alt-right Steve Sailer.

OK onto slave economics, Beaver and Molyneux.