Category Archives: Biology

The Welfare Trait

Dr. James Thompson writes about this new book: Adam Perkins is a Lecturer in the Neurobiology of Personality at Kings College, which probably means the old Institute of Psychiatry, world centre of psycho-research, where half an hour in the canteen … Continue reading

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STATUS ANXIETY Tell the truth about benefit claimants and the left shuts you down

Toby Young writes: Next month sees the release of Trumbo, a biopic about Dalton Trumbo, the screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios after refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Trumbo continued to work … Continue reading

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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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