Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The End of an Era
Evo and Proud has a sober "Editorial" where laments the death of Rushton and Jensen in 2012 and predicts the end of an era. His analogy with Eastern Europe under Stalin is appropiate and therefore the era we are entering now will end in the same way. Just as the nineteen century economic concepts of Marx became irrelevant with the development of new data and instruments of analysis, also the old HBD is becoming irrelevant and replaced by molecular genetics and population statistics. Now we talk of specific genes and their distribution overf time and over geography, without recurring to the hateful term "race". I am optimistic except that the capable fraction is decreasing all over. Yet civilization (as in "Gremlins") has such a momentum that it will take centuries to disappear. Then it will start again. The new Brahmins are already around, as observed by another giant who left us in 2012, Gore Vidal.