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Alice Evans has a long write-up of some of her ideas about the origins of patriarchy, Ten Thousand Years of Patriarchy: Patriarchy has persisted for at least ten millennia. Cereal-cultivation, […]

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In the conversation between Coleman Hughes and Charles Murray, there was a point where they mooted the idea that white Democrats are smarter than white Republicans. Since the realignment of […]

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Lots of Indian tech CEOs. This is just the world in 2021.

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Listen now (90 min) | The return of urban crime, libertarianism in the 2020’s, and Galactic Empires

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The evolutionary history of human spindle genes includes back-and-forth gene flow with Neandertals: Proteins associated with the spindle apparatus, a cytoskeletal structure that ensures the proper segregation of chromosomes during […]

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Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on Unsupervised Learning, Razib is joined by Tim Lee, a former columnist at the Washington Post, Ars Technica, and Vox.com, to discuss his new project, Full Stack Economics, a newsletter on …

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How eternally unsettled debates are the life blood of the republic

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The The Aristocracy of Talent: How Meritocracy Made the Modern World is a fast read. Recommended. I’ve been too busy to do an “Open Thread” and now that I do […]

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Just a heads up, I’ve got a CyberMonday discount at my Substack and a bunch of book recommendations on a free post.

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Fishing the Sintashta, Scythians and Sarmatians out of obscurity

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Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on Unsupervised Learning, researcher, blogger, and essayist Tanner Greer joins Razib to consider the challenges facing conservatism in America today, the future of China and its relationship t…

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Listen now (79 min) | Reflections on environmental history over 500 years

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UC Davis quietly added caste to its anti-discrimination policy. Will it cause others to do the same?
Yes, it will. American liberals will now start talking incessantly about caste. Some notes
– <1% of Indian Americans are Dalits from surveys I…

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Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on the Unsupervised Learning podcast Razib turns his gaze to space with Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica and author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Laun…

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Listen now (57 min) | “Full Stack Economics”, a newsletter digging deep into what matters

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I have a review of The Scout Mindset: Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t up over at Quillette. The book begins with the Dreyfus affair, and I […]

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Recommendations for everything, pre-Thanksgiving edition

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