This is a brief update to take pressure off the last Open Thread since its at 700 comments now.
I am still in London. Will be flying back to Moscow on Sunday and resuming regular blogging from Tuesday.
I was very happy to attend the Psychology Conference. Met many people whom I have long admired for their work on IQ research, ancient DNA, etc. Three people (including myself) are writers for the Unz Review. Bad news – this event is a bit “controversial”, as you may have gathered. James Thompson and I decided that it would for the best if he was the one to write about the event, with due scrupulous attention to privacy. I am mentioning this as explanation for why I will be unable to keep my promise to provide a personal report of the proceedings. While I would love to do that, the risks are too high to justify it at this time. Hopefully the current SJW hysteria passes in another 1-2 years.
London update. Distinctly less cargo cult #MeToo / BLM larping than a couple of years ago. You still see both, especially the former, but I get the impression it has more of a background feel now. These seem to have been at least partially replaced by a woke capital vegan drive (typical ad: “strong roots: your plant based friends” with photo of a couple of soggy overpriced pieces of breaded spinach or something like that). Since my last London post was from 2016, perhaps its time to do another one.