Cold Winters Theory applies to birds: Links to the relevant papers in Emil Kirkegaard's post. As Lazy Glossophiliac points out, yet another bullseye for folk stereotypes: "Fascinating that Corvidae would be the smartest birds because stereotypically it's ravens. Well, and owls." Someone should do a meta-study of IQ or r/K-selection differences across the animal kingdom... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.