For a long time I’ve been pointing out that a lot of the bad blood in the human sciences traces to a little-remarked but natural rivalry between the two heavyweight champion ethnicities of the intellectual world: Askhenazis versus Anglo-Americans. What Einstein is to Jews, the Darwin-Galton-Fisher tradition ought to be to WASPs.
Therefore, ethnocentrists such as Stephen Jay Gould tended to see the dominance in 1960s-70s evolutionary theorizing of WASP country boys like Ed Wilson, Bill Hamilton, George Williams, and John Smith as some kind of conspiracy to keep down the honest sons of the Outer Boroughs.
I was glad to see that my observation isn’t wholly idiosyncratic and Stanford neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolksy has noticed it too:
This was noticed by Robert Sapolsky in his recent book Behave. ("Robert was raised an Orthodox Jew and spent his time reading about and imagining living with silverback gorillas." says Wikiedia) pic.twitter.com/9sC3ndOZbG
— Whyvert (@whyvert) May 12, 2019