ted kaczynski on the psychology of leftism

No doubt inspired by the commercial success of Mr. Robot, apparently the Discovery Channel has made a Unabomber documentary. Me and the Unabomber go way back. I read Industrial Society and Its Future over dial-up back when you had to pay by the minute. I made a debate file out of it, and also remember…

love is dead and marketing killed it

I saw the following clickbait on Psychology Today and had to see what I’d find: How the Science of Love Can Make You a Smarter Marketer. I knew it was going to be what Bill Hicks is talking about here: Over the past few decades, social scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the dynamics…

we have to force liberals to finally pick sides

The Atlantic purports to tell us Why the Left is Losing Ground, as if we were calling the shots about anything. The problem is that we have principles and complain when they’re violated, obviously. I’m a bit annoyed that I got a lot out of Rorty and thinking about epistemological pragmatism, and now The Atlantic…

on doing your homework and getting called names for it

I went to Psychology today and clicked on this not very interesting article. Blah blah blah evolutionary psychology man stuff. The comments were mostly women chiming in about how they don’t actually date assholes, and then there was this one, which reminded me of something: The fact that you provided the “friend zone” as an…

it is gross for geoffrey miller to use his autism as an excuse for racism and sexism

Today I came across a particularly well-executed piece of sophistry called The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech. I hadn’t heard of Quillette before, but it seems to be a slick right-wing-but-keeping-it-discreet operation. As Andrea Dworkin said, the First Amendment was written by slave traders. The author, Geoffrey Miller, is notable for writing evolutionary psychology how-to-fuck-chicks…

like left out of the black club

Procter & Gamble are the new corporate pretend-friends of black people. I’m more interested in the comments than the politics. The first one: Wow this is deep Well…it also seems totally mundane and obvious. Both of my parents were things you could get killed for being, so obviously you gotta watch out just like Jesus…

fall down 7 times just keep falling down forever

Autism Parents say the saddest things even as they make progress towards recognizing that their children are human. In The Guardian, Charlotte Moore reviews Naoki Higashida’s new book, Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8. He uses an alphabet grid to communicate. (I haven’t read either of his books) My two eldest sons, George and…

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