Archive for December, 2002

There’s one way to always make $$$

This piece in Slate indicates to me that as always the porn industry will be early adopters of cloning. I won’t quote-it’s a short article, go read it!

Porno Arabica

This article about Israeli-Arab porn is great. Excellent to get snippets from too. Check them out: “The whole town is satisfied and dissatisfied at once,” said local man Fathi Sultan. “Satisfied at what happened, because we tried to protect our honor, but on the other hand dissatisfied because she (Kashua) didn’t die, nor her husband.” […]

Change is always in the air

Steve Sailer points me to this article by J.P. Zmirak titled Tolkien, Hitler, and Nordic Heroism. Interesting reading, but there is one thing that caught my eye: Tolkien saw in this literature a great, unsung moment in the birth of the West. Like the Baron de Montesquieu, Tolkien saw as specifically “Nordic” the individualism and […]

On height

The standard reasons for why the people of southern Sudan or northern Europe are tall is that their height is climatically adaptive (greater surface area: volume for the slim Dinka, while the Swedes tend to be more robust and so reduce their ratio). I wonder, has anyone done work that indicates that populations that have […]

Wow-times have changed, but it’s still whitey’s fault!

An LA Times article: “I don’t have a problem with separate but equal. It’s just that this isn’t equal,” said Ruben Hopkins, 43, a financial analyst, who is black. Huh? The article is about segregation in Milwaukee. It seems to imply that prejudice from the white population is keeping blacks away (probably somewhat true), but […]

Laugh out loud funny-really

I was watching History Channel International the other day. It was about the “Chinese mob.” One of the most amusing lines went as follows: The Emperor became concerned that the mafia were an organization that was undermining the dynasty. My friend who was was watching it with me laughed. She’s a student of Chinese history, […]

An Honest Question for the Believers

Is there any organized Sunni Islamic group today that dissents from the position that the Koran is Uncreated? It seems that all arguments about the essential differences between Islam and Christianity come back to this foundational chasm. The Bible is a record of the God of History of the Christians and the Jews-the Koran records […]

Sour Grapes and Vatican Posturing

It’s a case of sour grapes for the maverick Dr. Severino Antinori. He thinks the Raelians are giving science a “bad name”…. I’m not sure whether to snicker politely, or roll off my couch in rib-splitting laughter. This from a man who is hiding his own cloning research in some unknown (?) Arab country, and […]

At least someone else started the conversation this time!

Charles Murtaugh says the unsayable-the short-term benefit of swamping Africa (southern Africa) with antiretrovirals might not be so good in the long-term (thanks to Future Pundit for the link): This won’t make me any friends, I realize. As long as I’m not making friends, let me ask another un-p.c. question about AIDS in Africa and […]

Blondes do have more fun

While looking up some data for this post, I found a great site chock full of fun-facts: Neoteny.org. The site has a scientific theory to sell you, but his data is what really caught my attention. Check this out: Of the 50 subjects with learning disabilities, 10 (20%) were blond. In contrast, 121 of 1067 […]

Volkswanderung

In the early part of the 20th century many Finns were dismayed when anthropologists labeled them “Mongoloids” because of the peculiarity of their language. Finnish is not Indo-European, but Finno-Ugric (a branch of the Ural-Altaic family of languages [1]). Similarly the Hungarians were also thought to be Mongoloids, despite their European physical appearance (Zsa Zsa […]

Death walks the streets

This article tells of a hospice in South Africa where women die of AIDS. 25%-that is the percentage of South Africans who have HIV. Of course, very few whites have AIDS. It seems that it is doing what the Afrikaner governments could not, slow down the growth of the black population. Of course, if the […]

A Brave New World? Bah!

Imagine a thought experiment. Population A and population B are defined as two groups with 100 individuals. They live in a village together. Population A has an average IQ of 115 while population B has an average IQ of 100. Both have a normal distribution. Would it be reasonable to assert that if one was […]

Death walks the streets

This href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/28/international/africa/28AIDS.html?pagewanted=all&position=top”>article tells of a hospice in South Africa where women die of AIDS. 25%-that is the percentage of South Africans who have HIV. Of course, very few whites have AIDS. It seems that it is doing what the Afrikaner governments could not, slow down the growth of the black population. Of course, if the […]

The blindness of the idolaters….

Note: Thanks to Randall Parker for getting me to fix a lot of typos…I’ve been blogging on the fly on my breaks from my work…. This story about the travails of India’s Brahmins was forwarded to me by a friend. It is interesting, so I forwarded it off to Suman to comment on it, but […]

Another one joining the legions of darkness?

I’m taking a small break from my development project, so I was kicking back with the book A Brain For All Seasons: Human Evolution & Abrupt Climate Change by William Calvin. I’ve read many of his other books and didn’t find him to be particularly controversial. But I stumbled upon this on page 41: …There […]

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