Happy heuristic for the holidays [Polarity Shift #1]

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A good heuristic for deciding how much to trust a claim about some group of humans is to exchange the groups (say with a find:replace…

115 lb female “Fire Fighter”

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There was a reddit thread in /r/fitness in which a 115 lb woman somehow qualified to undergo fire fighter training. Here is her original post(archive):…

Stripping Charity of Virtue

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In the recent past I have been thinking somewhat on what might be called spiritual virtuousness. Perhaps that isn’t the best description, but it most…

Shitposting in real-life: Heckling the hecklers

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Richard Spencer gave a speech at Texas A&M university yesterday, which I am sure many of you have heard about. I live within several hours…

Choosing sides

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Recently, BuzzFeed attempted to generate a fake scandal about a home improvement television show. (Which also happens to be my mom’s favorite show, which we…

Trump Wins the White House

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I have been preoccupied with other matters for a while, and that probably won’t change in the immediate future, but I thought I would take…

A particularly heinous crime, and how you can avoid a similar fate

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Being a good Samaritan only makes sense in high trust societies. And the only societies capable of supporting that high level of trust are those…

Smart and SeXy

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Smart and SeXy: The Evolutionary origins and biological underpinnings of cognitive differences between the sexes. The soft cover edition is available here. If you are…

Women’s Olympic Soccer Team loses 0-7 playing teenage boys 14 years old (or younger)

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You can read about it here or here. Honestly, I am not particularly surprised by this outcome. In my soon to be released book on…

A response to Duerte Harry

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Recently Jim wrote about the future president of the Philippines, affectionately known as Duerte Harry because of a slight similarity of his last name to…

Star Trek: Voyager’s anti-false rape allegation episode. No really.

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[Image source, no affiliation with atavisionary.com] [There will be spoilers, I will note where they start] Star Trek has long been known to be thinly…

Schizophrenia Anecdote

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Yesterday I published an article on dissidents. I meant to put this anecdote in there somewhere as a comparison, but forgot. Even if i had,…

John Derbyshire’s “Dissidents and Doom”

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We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism by John Derbyshire Recently there has been some hand-wringing in neoreaction about the tendency for non-mainstream thinkers (i.e. neoreactionaries,…

Did Ancient Humans cause the mass extinctions of mega-fauna outside of Africa?

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[Image Source] Steve Sailer recently wrote an obituary for Henry Harpinding; a rare anthropologist who was open to the idea that genetics may play a…