Category Archives: Biology

Study: Really Do Suffer From A Case Of “My Feels”

From the Chateau: The stereotype of liberals as emotionally underdeveloped children who feel first and think later now has support from the very entity liberals have raised to divine status: SCIENCE! Liberals and conservatives exhibit different cognitive styles and converging … Continue reading

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Why parenting may not matter and why most social science research is probably wrong

Brian Boutwell, a criminologist, writes: Based on the results of classical twin studies, it just doesn’t appear that parenting—whether mom and dad are permissive or not, read to their kid or not, or whatever else—impacts development as much as we … Continue reading

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How criminologists who study biology are shunned by their field

ESSAY: I am a criminologist by training, which means that I make my living trying to better understand the causes of criminal behavior. My research specialty in particular is something my colleagues and I call biosocial criminology. What is that, … Continue reading

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“In Ways Unacademical”: The Reception of Carleton S. Coon’s The Origin of Races

Abstract. This paper examines the controversy surrounding anthropologist Carleton S. Coon’s 1962 book, The Origin of Races. Coon maintained that the human sspecies was divided into five races before it had evolved into Homo sapiens and that the races evolved … Continue reading

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Nature & Nurture

From comments to John Derbyshire: * Statistically speaking, if I am recalling correctly, differences in our personality and behavioral traits appear to be explained roughly one half genetically (i.e., our individual DNA profiles at conception), one quarter congenitally (i.e., our … Continue reading

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