I hope to see a rehabilitation and mass adoption of sociobiology and its thought tools in the years to come. The notion of society, human affairs, and politics as products of biology and the social sphere influencing biology, rather than the two magisteria being separate from each other, seemed intuitive to our ancestors, before socio and bio were cruelly rent from each other in the inglorious culmination of mind-body dualism which has plagued Western philosophy since the time of Plato. (more…)
Tag: natural selection
December 14, 2022 Nicholas R. Jeelvy 17 comments
December 9, 2022 Spencer J. Quinn
We Have a New $2,000 Matching Grant!
No Free Riders Here
This year, the goal of the Counter-Currents fundraiser is $300,000. Thus far, we have raised $218,267.20, which is 73% of the total with $81,732.80 to go. Thank you to all our donors. To help get us across the finish line, a generous supporter has offered us a new $2,000 matching grant. That means that your money will go twice as far, up to the matching grant limit. Full information on how to donate is below, but first, a few important words from Spencer Quinn. — Greg Johnson
How can Darwinian natural selection account for altruism? (more…)
November 18, 2022 Spencer J. Quinn 6 comments
Karl Pearson’s “The Groundwork of Eugenics”
To provide the analytical backbone for the much-needed revitalization of the study and practice of eugenics, one need only present a clear and stark dichotomy: If not eugenics, then dysgenics.
There is no stasis; there is no in-between. It truly is black and white. The fitness of human populations is a zero-sum game: the more eugenic one is, the less dysgenic it is, and vice versa. Because all human populations are finite in number, and because all people are born and eventually die, eugenics and dysgenics cannot both rise or sink with the tide within a single population. (more…)