This is an FAQ entry to address complaints about the posting material that shows up on GNXP. The title of the blog is GENE EXPRESSION, and its general mantra is to inject biological science, especially evolutionary theory, into public & social policy in as frank, direct and honest way possible (ergo, we break taboos, especially in areas like race). We like to hover around topics like evolutionary psychology, behavorial genetics & population genetics. Neverthelss, sometimes we post on things that aren’t quite related to these topics. Why?
This is a vanity site-and though we promote some general viewpoints (as espoused by almost everyone I give an account to)-the importance of biology, the primacy of reason & evidence above faith and political expedience, and so on, the major thrust is to encourage debate and enjoy ourselves. We don’t get paid or compensated for our time in any way aside from the enjoyment we take in exchanging ideas with others and establishing a forum for intelligent and often light-hearted conversation. The personal interest of bloggers will show up many times-for instance, I tend to post a lot on religion, history and the like, as well as having an unnatural fixation on what I feel are the distortions and political usages of the AIDS epidemic. Most of these posts fall under the category of “benign neglect” from most GNXP readers who humor my more esoteric inclinations.
On the other hands, posts that deal in “hotties” and the like tended to be objectionable and irritable to some readers, while political topics that are polarizing (church/state separation, immigration, israel, etc.) tend to turn-off many. But again, the site is in large part about the interests of the posters on GNXP. Most of us (not all, but most) are libertarianish males in our 20s or in nearby political & chronological neighborhoods, so our interest in the ladies and politics slips through-though we are centrally tied by our fascination with biology & our species. If you were given a forum to post your thoughts to a non-trivial number of individuals on a whim, you’d probably go “off message” on occasion now and then. To those who find it irritating, you can skip those entries, or leave the site, it’s up to you, after all, no one is forcing to click & browse. Most of the other entries you find interesting though in my opinion are not diminished by the lighter fare that we top off this site with.