Sunday, July 29, 2012

LR vs. EvG

This is the weirdest video response I've gotten to date:

EvG vs. LR: Evolution vs. Racism, Part 7: Extant Humanity, Neanderthals, and Skulls
http://youtu.be/QBt9JkSdwbg

EvoGen speaks in 10-second snippets stitched together. A sentence may begin with him clean shaven during the day and end with him at night in a different outfit, bearded, wearing glasses, and slipping uncontrollably (he says) into a Southern drawl.  All this to refute a couple of minor statistical errors he thinks he caught me making.

I had said that there were only about 10,000 Neanderthals. Obviously, I meant that 10,000 was the population size before it went into terminal decline, not the total number that ever existed.

I had said that modern humans appeared about 100,000 years ago (based on a PBS Evolution screenshot).  EvoGen made a fuss about it being closer to 200,000. Estimates vary from 100,000-200,000, but the higher-end of the range is now to be more widely accepted. I actually beat him to the punch on this. I edited out my 100,000 claim when I reuploaded my videos to EvoGen in this series:

Race and IQ Equalitarianism Destroyed: LibertarianRealist vs. EvoGen


I don't know if Neanderthals were the smarter of the two subspecies.  Nor can anyone without actually being able to test Neanderthals.  What we do know is that humans today with Neanderthal admixture tend to have higher IQs than sub-Saharan Africans who lack it.

For all of EvoGen's citations, none show sub-Saharan Africans performing similarly to Europeans or Asians when put in similar environments. Equal net environmental advantages don't produce equal outcomes.  EvoGen still can't accept this crucial fact.  The only reasonable explanation for the racial IQ orderings that persist after controlling for socioeconomic status is that they flow primarily from genetic differences.

Cultural Totalitarians vs. Chick-fil-A

An old rant with a new postscript addressing the political bashing and threatened persecution of Chick-fil-A over gay marriage.




Thursday, July 19, 2012

Stand or Fall [Music Video]

Stand Europeans or fall to Islam.  This video repurposes a song from the 80s band The Fixx.



Being opposed to Muhammed-inspired expressions of violent hatred is apparently hateful of me.  This video was banned by GoogleTube for "hate speech."  It's hosted on an alternative mirror site created by a fan (and not controlled by me): http://www.dailymotion.com/LibertarianRealistMirror



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Obamney

Not a dime's worth of difference between the Republican and Democrat candidates as far as restoring freedom or ameliorating the United States' major long-term demographic and economic declines are concerned.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independence Day Address

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” 
                           - Thomas Jefferson




Sunday, July 1, 2012

Race Mixing

Lynn Barkley Burnett and Jonathan Adler, the authors of a 2005 study on domestic violence in the United States, found that “the incidence of spousal homicide is 7.7 times higher in interracial marriages compared to intraracial marriages.” ...an older study found that white men who married black women were 21.4 times more likely to be killed by their spouses than white men who married white women. A white woman increased her risk of being killed 12.4 times by marrying a black man. [Fatal Violence Among Spouses in the United States, 1976-85, by James A. Mercy and Linda Saltzman, American Journal of Public Health, May, 1989.]

Dr. J. Richard Udry’s 2003 study of 90,000 middle- and high-school students found that black/white and white/Asian children were more likely to be depressed, sleep badly, skip school, smoke, drink, consider suicide, and have sex than children of just one race. [Health and Behavior Risks of Adolescents with Mixed-Race Identity, American Journal of Public Health, November 2003]