Sunday, December 22, 2002


Under the influence of Leftist political correctness, a lot of biological scientists have in the past pooh-poohed the reality of race and said that all races are more or less the same genetically. It is interesting, therefore, that the latest DNA research establishes what every honest observer has known all along -- that there are different races, that they are genetically different and that the differences in the genes correspond to how people generally group the races.

Thanks to Steve Sailer for the link.

Razib at Gene Expression also blogs on the study concerned -- ending up with an hilarious sendup of how a post-modernist might explain his conclusions.



Eternal student has some interesting observations on urban gangs (But a warning: �Eternal student� is a vegetarian liberal lawyer) in his area -- which appears to be in New Jersey. He says that his law office has seen evidence of gang activity going up sharply in recent years and that gang members are becoming more loyal to one-another. He explains that (predictably) as an outcome of �society� having failed them and compares it to Muslim attacks on our society but, all that aside, his observations impress as sound so there does seem to be something there worth investigating. It does look as if gangs are getting more savvy at avoiding the law -- which could alone account for their growing popularity. Perhaps tougher penalties for gang activity are needed.


9/11 RACIST?

I no more agree with all the views expressed at WASP than I do with all the views expressed by �Eternal Student� but the post of 20th on �WASP� did make an interesting point that I had not thought of before -- but a point which seems obviously true in the light of much of the propaganda coming out of the Arab world: The hostility expressed by Arabs towards the USA and its allies is at least in part good old-fashioned racism. Arabs believe that they are (or were) a great people and a great civilization and that our ascendancy over them is unjust. So they attack us just as Hitler attacked the Jews and for the same reason. Hitler too, of course, thought that the Jews were in an unjustly dominant position in German society.



In response to my �Black armband� post yesterday, Tim Gillin has written in giving a summary of the anthropological arguments in favour of the view that there were THREE waves of immigration by primitive peoples into Australia before the white man came. See the post of 21st here. See also an earlier communication from Tim on the same subject here.



I have been to India three times and very much like Indians so it was saddening to find out that the grip of the Left on the media and on academe is as tight in India as it is in Australia and the United States. See here.

And the authorities there are pandering to Muslims too.



Yet another US college makes a laughing-stock of itself. Pity the taxpayers who are forced to pay Leftist parasites to destroy genuine scholarship and learning.



The Spectator has an article in its latest edition which does a good slash and burn job on the incoming Archbishop of Canterbury but fails to do a similar job on the Roman Catholic church. The author's criticism of the current Pontificate is very shallow indeed and focuses entirely on papal toleration for some pagan symbols in ceremonies that he has attended. But the church has always co-opted pagan symbols as a means of propagating its own message. Look at Xmas!

But there is a cartoon here that I love for its fabulous British silliness!



A good site for political cartoons is American Realpolitik. It is run by a couple of clergymen!



I think Prof. Quiggin should stick to economics. First Gareth Parker and now Aaron Oakley have made him look ignorant over his global warming claims.

It is pitiful the way supporters of the global warming scare are always appealing to authority rather than looking at the evidence itself: Just like the supporters of the flat-earth theory in Galileo�s day appealing to the Pope for support.



That is the heading of an amusing story over at IQ & PC of yesterday.


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