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Earlier: It’s Official: Even Hard Science Entering New Dark Age

[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

Recently I had things to say about wokeness at the fine old magazine Scientific American. Their September issue had run a long article, headlined Reckoning With Our Mistakes, in which the editors groveled, rent their garments, heaped ashes on their heads, and flagellated themselves with guilt over shamefully un-Woke things the magazine had published back in the 19th century.

All that was bad enough—distressing enough, I should say, for an old science geek like myself who, in his youth, looked to Scientific American for instruction and amusement on science and math topics, delivered in a spirit of objective enquiry.

Now here came the October issue. For the first time ever in the magazine’s 175-year history the editors [Editor in Chief Laura Helmuth Tweet her] have endorsed a Presidential candidate. [Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden | We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now, October, 2020]

Can you guess which one? Of course you can! Quote:

The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science.

There follow several hundred words about how ineptly the Administration has coped with the COVID-19 pandemic, with some supplementary remarks on healthcare in general and environmental issues. Then this concluding paragraph:

Although Trump and his allies have tried to create obstacles that prevent people from casting ballots safely in November, either by mail or in person, it is crucial that we surmount them and vote. It’s time to move Trump out and elect Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science.

What exactly are those obstacles to voting that Trump has tried to create? The online version of this Scientific American editorial has a link to a Chicago Tribune story headlined Cook County GOP Sues to Block State’s Enhanced Vote-by-Mail Efforts ,by Rick Pearson, August 10, 2020. Back in June, you see, the Governor of Illinois signed a law to expand mail-in voting. Of course, this meant expanding opportunities to corrupt November’s election [Confessions of a voter fraud: I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots, by Jon Levine, NY Post, August 29, 2020]. A conservative legal group, the Liberty Justice Center, has tried to block the law.

The Scientific American editorial is, in short, just cut’n’pasted from Biden campaign talking points.

For more on the ongoing corruption of American science by ideology, see Heather Mac Donald’s article Conformity To A Lie in the summer issue of City Journal.

Heather quotes the revolting statements of self-abasement issuing from college presidents and faculty heads about how they must strive harder to purge their institutions of “systemic racism” and “white privilege.”

Some science-relevant extracts from Heather’s article:

  • The dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, Albert (“Al”) P. Pisano [Email him] pronounced himself “absolutely dedicated” to turning the engineering school into an “anti-racist organization.” Doing so “crucially includes unconscious bias work we must do within ourselves,” he added. How that work will interact with research on nanoparticles and viral transmission, say, was unspecified.
  • The chairman of the earth and planetary sciences department at the University of California at Davis, announced an “anti-racist reading group” for faculty and students. The group’s purpose was to confront the “structural racism that pervades” the field of geology. Such structural racism in the study of igneous rocks is apparently so obvious that the chair did not bother to elaborate further.
  • The American Astronomical Society held color-coded Zoom meetings, one for white astronomers to “discuss direct actions to support Black astronomers,” one for black astronomers to “talk, vent, connect, and hold space for each other,” and one for “non-Black people of color to discuss direct actions to support Black astronomers.” See AAS Endorses #ShutDownSTEM, #ShutDownAcademia & #Strike4BlackLives, AAS website, June 9,

This kind of thing is what has led VDARE.com’s Lance Welton to say, repeatedly, that science is entering a new Dark Age:

To my mind, nothing is worse than this corruption of science.

Objective, reasoned scientific inquiry is the crowning glory of Western civilization.

These solemn declarations of guilt and repentance are a regression to what came before: superstition and witch-doctoring.

These so-called academics might as well put bones through their noses.

FOOTNOTE: But let’s raise a glass to Betsy DeVos over at the Department of Education.

In that piece by Heather Mac Donald that I mentioned, one of the college presidents confessing his institution’s sinful racism is Christopher Eisgruber, President of Princeton University. President Eisgruber [Email him] has, Heather tells us,

ordered the school’s top faculty and administrators to submit plans on how they will “combat systemic racism within and beyond the University.” Every aspect of Princeton will be reexamined with a “bias toward action,” Eisgruber said.

So Princeton University is, according to its president, addled with “systemic racism.”

That caught the eye of Betsy DeVos, or one of her underlings.

The Department of Education has sent a letter to Eisgruber reminding him that Princeton has received more than $75 million in federal aid during his seven years as president on the understanding, repeatedly confirmed by Princeton, that Princeton complies with the 1964 Civil Rights Act by being scrupulously non-discriminatory. [Princeton’s “systemic racism” captures the government’s attention, By Paul Mirengoff, PowerLineBlog, September 17, 2020]

How, the Department wants to know, can that square with those confessions of “systemic racism within … the University”?

They have opened an investigation.

Yesssss! The weasel is caught in its own trap!

Here’s a toast to Secretary DeVos! And please, let’s see more of this.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. Mr. Anon says:

    Every university that has made pronouncements like those made by Princeton should be formally investigated. Further, I think the government should immediately suspend all payments to those universities, pending the outcome of those investigations. I mean, we wouldn’t want to support racist institutions. would we? Even for a little while.

    As to Scientific American, it has been garbage for some time now. But the increasing wokeness of science faculties and scientific societies is particularly worrisome. I expect the enterprise of science to decline in the West.

  2. Exile says: • Website

    SA has been awful since at least the Aughts. Haven’t read it since.

    The fall of the hard sciences to the diversity leviathan is good news in the long run for White men.

    The kinds of problems hard science is required to solve are not amenable to politicking. The bridge either holds or collapses. The rocket reaches orbit or explodes. Lights come on when you flick the switch or they don’t.

    We need to get Whites unplugged from the System and plugged into a system of and for our own people.

    White Strike/Atlas Shoah’d.

    And the guys who deal with things that don’t care about muh justices, raycisms or feelz are among those who truly cannot be replaced.

  3. Great article Derb’. Agree totally with the following.
    “Objective, reasoned scientific inquiry is the crowning glory of Western civilization.”
    Would only add that close, in 2nd place, is Western Art — & philosophy. In many ways, Western Letters generally, made Science possible (ie Aristotle, Leonardo, Erasmus etc)

    • Agree: mark green, R.C.
  4. anonymous[246] • Disclaimer says:

    @cottagec0re_wh0re *huming* 🎶guillotine time, guillotine time. its guillotine time, time for ANARCHY🎶 I really hope this ends up on the good side of tiktok ♬ son original – R

  5. So Betsy DeVos is up to her task – by veasel-trapping quite effecively. That’s good.

    PS

    This Federalist writes good articles in V-Dare.

  6. How do I service the brake system of my classic car if I may no longer order parts for the master and slave cylinders? It’s beginning to look increasingly likely that homo sapiens will become extinct through a pandemic of utter stupidity.

    • Replies: @Snert
    , @Badger Down
    , @Memejon
    , @xcd
  7. The radicalized political left in the U.S. today resides in the democratic party. They are the servants of anti-American big tech and globalism over nationalism and they are destroying the U.S. in every way that made it the freest and greatest nation on earth. It’s so amazing to watch and listen to the democrat political leadership, who along with the establishment media, seem to actually be proud of their role in the nations destruction and in the violence they use and approve of, as a tool to achieve their ends.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC, northeast
    • Replies: @JamesO
  8. That Al Pisano? I know that dude!

    He was a Mechanical Engineering professor at Berzerkely, His concentration was mechanisms and computer optimization methods in design. He went to Washington, FS to run a program to dole out grant money for research in MEMS (at least that’s what it was called then), Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. That was well before most people understood the point of it.

    That he issued that statement as the Dean of Engineering at UC San Diego makes me question my assumption that people who push this stuff are all dummies who are just in these positions due to AA and lots of student loan money allowing bloated staffs. This guy, I mean, he is top 0.01% sharp! From this, I gather it was: either issue a statement like this or get in trouble with higher ups. Dr. Pisano was all about the engineering, not politics. The only other thing I can think of is that he got brainwashed by his time in the Washington, Federal Shithole.

    Oh yeah, and Go Betsy! See “Princeton and Petards”.

  9. I’m sorry if this bores most of the readers, but it is not off topic. Following is more from Dr. Pisano’s 1 year-old Curriculum Vitae . I only picked out this diversity part, but you can see the guy’s amazing, illustrious career in his field, if you read the rest. You just can’t go disparaging a man like this after you read through the description of his life’s work.

    None of the stuff below involves big money. Even with what sounds like a mini-career in D.I.E, in this long paragraph (I didn’t want to put my own breaks in), I still maintain that all this could easily just be a way of deflecting and problems that would keep Dr. Pisano from doing what he loves, doing cutting-edge research and inventing new devices in the modern age.

    As the Chair of Mechanical Engineering [This was at Berkeley.], Professor Pisano prosecuted a strong agenda of diversity, working diligently toward equity and inclusion for faculty, staff and students of the department. Using externally-raised philanthropic funds, Professor Pisano established a $50,000 per year fund (to run for 5 years for a total of $250,000) for Equity and Inclusion in the Department of Mechanical Engineering as well as in the College of Engineering. Professor Pisano re-constituted the Mechanical Engineering Department Committee for Affirmative Action, changing it to the Mechan- ical Engineering Department Committee for Equity and Inclusion, and reformulated the committee membership to include student and staff membership (3 faculty, 2 staff and 7 students). Retention of female faculty has always been a top priority to Professor Pisano. In one instance, Professor Pisano successfully convinced the faculty member to return to UC Berkeley after she had accepted the position at Notre Dame, bought a home in Indiana, and packed her belongings on the moving van. To help increase the diversity of the staff of the department, Professor Pisano has hired an African American, an African, an Indian, two Filipina and a Hispanic to the Department staff. Of these 6 new hires there were 5 women. To demonstrate the sincerity of the department’s commitment to equity and inclusion for students, Professor Pisano instituted semester meetings between the Department Chair and all student groups. He also initiated a policy of significant financial support ($1,000 per semester per student group) for student groups who were engaged in the cause of diversity. These student groups include Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Black Engi- neering and Science Students Association (BESSA), Black Graduate Engineering and Science Students Association (BGESS), Latino/a Association for Graduate Students in Engineering and Science (LAGSES), Pi Tau Sigma Mechan- ical Engineering Student Honor Society (PTS), Tau Beta Pi Engineering Student Honor Society (TBP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter, UC Berkeley Solar Car Team (CalSol), UC Berkeley For- mula SAE Racing Car Team (Formula SAE).
    Professor Pisano has worked hard to recruit women and underrepresented minorities to his research laboratory. During his later years at UC Berkeley, Professor Pisano was the Ph.D. advisor to 13 female graduate students and 12 male graduate students. This is a 52% ratio of women to men in a lab in a Department where the overall percentage of women is less than 12%.

    Also, think about this: Until recently at least, with the diversity business influencing admissions and becoming more important than all the rest, this professor must have run into only the very, very top, say 0.1% of the non-white students, grad students, and others in his field. It’s hard to get a picture from that of what the country WILL run into once whites are marginalized.

  10. Biff says:

    No regrets leaving that shitopia behind.

  11. @Achmed E. Newman

    Oh, I left out one point. In that paragraph, if you know the amount of money that is around at these big research universities, you can see that the amounts described there are just peanuts. Never mind the “significant financial support” bit for the money going to these rainbow student groups. A thousand bucks doesn’t get you much.

  12. El Dato says:

    Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science

    Biden has a record of “following the data”? Someone from Iraq might want to check this.

    More like he’s following the robo-script and is guided by smell.

    Every aspect of Princeton will be reexamined with a “bias toward action,” Eisgruber said.

    Ah yes, the action-oriented principle of Nazi Germany.

    They thought they were free: The Germans, 1933-45

    “What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could not understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it.

    “You will understand me when I say that my Middle High German was my life. It was all I cared about. I was a scholar, a specialist. Then, suddenly, I was plunged into all the new activity, as the university was drawn into the new situation; meetings, conferences, interviews, ceremonies, and, above all, papers to be filled out, reports, bibliographies, lists, questionnaires. And on top of that were the demands in the community, the things in which one had to, was ‘expected to’ participate that had not been there or had not been important before. It was all rigmarole, of course, but it consumed all one’s energies, coming on top of the work one really wanted to do. You can see how easy it was, then, not to think about fundamental things. One had no time.”

    “Those,” I said, “are the words of my friend the baker. ‘One had no time to think. There was so much going on.’”

    • Thanks: Miro23, Alfred
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  13. @Achmed E. Newman

    This guy, I mean, he is top 0.01% sharp! From this, I gather it was: either issue a statement like this or get in trouble with higher ups.

    Not necessarily so, Achmed. The zeitgeist is mighty poisonous and grabs a hold of many a bright man over time. Brightness alone won’t do (it never did and never will)****. – I’m a lucky man because my grandfather – a landlord, a butcher and a wrestler – told me so when I was not even six years old – with exactly these words.

    ***** tact and culture is required – and that means a decent social context. – To put it in Erich Fromm’s words: You have to try to achieve The sane society (The title of one of Fromm’s good books). You can’t (and will not) be sane all by yourself. And you will find it not that easy to work for a sane society – after peak stupidity, so to speak – because it will always be a tad against human nature – civilization brings with it (necessary) discontents. In other words: Becoming civilized is not necessarily a pleasure and all in all – – – no task for snowflakes.

    • Agree: glib
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  14. @Exile

    I had the same experience. I picked up scientific American in the early aughts, and every single article had some far left political bias, what we would call woke in todays idiom. There was an article about a Stone Age city supposedly discovered in Asia Minor and the investigators had proven there were no fixed gender roles, lol. Clearly, it had been captured by some far left editorship more concerned with politics than science. By way of contrast, I recall digging up an article on the integrated circuit from scientific American from the seventies, written by Robert Noyce that stretched my educational level!

    I receive the mensa magazine for reasons I will not discuss, and in a recent article they declared that it is their policy to refrain from politics, but the urgency of Black Lives Matter has forced them to speak out in its support. I’m paraphrasing but it was something like that. These leftists are so fanatical that they will find a place in their mind whereby their politics must be the centerpiece of every institution. There can be no neutral space.

  15. Says President Eisgruber of Princeton:

    “University life may have racism
    mixed in, and we have to unmix it,
    looking at every aspect of the place,” says him.
    “Whether broken or not, we must fix it.”

  16. @Dieter Kief

    Dieter, thanks for the reply and neat phrasing. I think by nature engineers are seekers of the truth, though. This guy was no modern-era, 1000 SAT score, high-school B average, barely squeaking by using old tests and “rubrics” engineering student. I could see the latter type just joining with the flow of an insane society, as you say.

    I think it’s one or a combination of these 3:

    1) The only non-white people he’s dealt with on any consistent basis are pretty damn bright.
    2) He spent too much time in Washington, FS.
    3) He really doesn’t believe in this stuff, but is going along to get along, as he’s had such a productive life and does not want to be cancelled. It’s gotta be an annoyance, in this case, but just one of those things, like the university bureaucracy and the politics, that he has to deal with quickly so he can get on with the cool projects.

  17. @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, I don’t doubt the least bit that he is decently above average. My argument was, that it might not help you to be really bright at times if you can’t read (and react properly) to the zeitgeist. And it might well be, that he has a big blind spot in his – moral eye, so to speak – and is thus a political (and social) idiot. It’s a luxury of sorts if a society has a technical elite, which is not able to read the (quite obvious, isn’t it?) writing on the wall which says: There is something quite basic going seriously off the rails socially.

    In an ideal world, the technician would understand that society at times needs him badly not only as a technician/engineer, but also in his role as a citizen (at least in crucial situations – and it seems as if the actual western front would – slowly but steadily – morph into a rather serious Twilight Zone – At the Darkness on the Edge of Town – if not – at the edge of civilization. If this is somewhat the case, how much longer should the brilliant engineer wait before he acts in a civilized and rational and maybe even a bit courageous way in the public realm? – I wish I had his nerves – because I sure don’t think there’d be much time left over for waiting any longer.

  18. Snert says:
    @Leelywhite

    Agreed. It makes me laugh when I see new home builders refusing to call a master bedroom a master bedroom, instead calling it a ‘main’ or ‘primary’ bedroom. Just to avoid triggering people who see evil everywhere.

    The word ‘master’ is not and should not necessarily be associated with slavery. The word can signify mastery over totally benign things, like being a master of a given craft or endeavour.

    The fact that people are demanding that we dispose of the word speaks volumes about their idiocy, their lack of capacity to think critically, and their solipsism.

  19. For the past seventy years, the people that run things have been marinated in a stew of Frankfurt School nonsense. What Rudi Dutschke called the “March through the Institutions”, an instantiation of that heretical Marxist’s, Antonio Gramsci’s, neo-Marxist program, is in its final stages. The current anti-science “science”, negrolatry, Soros-funded destruction of social order, and other manifestations of madness are the culmination of a century or two of prog effort. At least temporarily, the mad are running the asylum. Currently there is not much the small, sane minority can do. Right now history is not on our side..

    • Agree: Pop Warner
  20. Realist says:

    Scientific American, as most other scientific journals has been defiled by allegiance to social justice and political correctness for many years.
    As someone who received a STEM degree, over four decades ago, it is a sad situation. Those who claim to be scientists but do not adhere to scientific methods are a disgrace to the profession. Those that love science would never commit such transgressions.

  21. Realist says:
    @Happy Tapir

    I receive the mensa magazine for reasons I will not discuss, and in a recent article they declared that it is their policy to refrain from politics, but the urgency of Black Lives Matter has forced them to speak out in its support.

    Yes, I’m sure Mensa is loaded with blacks. LOL

    • LOL: Exile, TKK
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
  22. Realist says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    From this, I gather it was: either issue a statement like this or get in trouble with higher ups.

    A person who would sell their honor is a disgrace.

  23. songbird says:

    I believe that James Burnham characterized Scientific American as liberal way back in Suicide of the West (1964), which I think is quite interesting, though I’m not familiar with that era, or even well-acquainted with the magazine in general, having only glanced at a few issues about 20 years ago.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  24. El Dato says:
    @songbird

    It was quite excellent in the 70s and 80s and at least the early 90s, that I know. Although a bit ad-laden (do I really need advertisements for whiskey and cars in between Mathematical Recreations and an article on Eurasian Horse-Riding?)

    Even now I sometimes grab old issues for USD 7 a pop from their shop.

    • Replies: @songbird
  25. @Realist

    I understand where you are coming from, Realist, but put yourself in the position of this Professor who has had a very illustrious career doing all kinds of amazing things with MEMS, helping graduate students to become guys like him, etc.

    Would you throw it away at this late stage when all you’ve got to do is to stick that one paragraph in your vitae? I’m sure it’s all true, mind you, but it could have been after-the-fact gathering of names of all the non-white-men folks he’s ended up dealing with anyway. As for doling out that money to these various rainbow groups of whatevers, it’d probably get doled out by someone else anyway.

    I do agree with you that people must take a stand. I have in small ways. I’m no Dean of Engineering at one of the big UC schools with all this work behind me, though. Also, sure, in his last couple of years, why not take a stand? Well, that goes to reason (1) in my other comment – he may think this all is kind of stupid or at least a waste of his time but does not deal with the types of POC (or what-have-you) that would make him understand how badly this stuff will turn out in the long run (and getting shorter quickly).

    • Replies: @Realist
  26. SteveK9 says:

    Used to be a subscriber, but the magazine went down the drain a long time ago. 20 years at least.

  27. @Dieter Kief

    Thanks again for the reply Dieter, and you too, Realist. I don’t want to say how I know this guy, but I will tell you that he, and people like him, are no mere technicians of any sort. By that, I mean he is as sociable as the next guy, and just a really good guy period. Does he even have time to get into the kind of politics that we discuss here on the Unz Review though? I don’t see HOW, with all that he’s done and has going on – please read that CV.

    I wouldn’t say this guy lives in an ivory tower, as engineers are practical-minded too. Unlike for a Sociology or Literature professor, some common sense is required or you get nowhere. I would say, Dieter, that Dr. Pisano just doesn’t realize where our society is in this sense, with not enough time for politics outside his university system stuff and living in a somewhat cloistered environment. He doesn’t know that society needs him to take a stand, well, and of course, many more people like him.

    I’m just trying to think of an explanation and explain it myself, not cover his ass, as it’s not like we are friends. This whole thing just came to me when I saw the name, and I thought “wait, this is no SJW dummy – far, far from it! How can this be?”

    • Replies: @R.C.
    , @usNthem
  28. @Snert

    I know, take chess for example, where the highest rank is the title of “Master.” Someone should change this. Also note the “black men” always move second, the queen serves the king and her highest glory is to “sacrifice” herself for him. Protect the MAN! The game is so structurally racist and sexist, is it any wonder there has never been a black or female world champion? Sheez

  29. @Snert

    Ha! Snert, as Peak Stupidity noted in “The Plantation Mentality and Misogyny of the Engineers and Technicians”, how can engineers, technicians, and car mechanics deal with this stupid shit? Are we going to change all the manuals for brakes and clutches?

    What about electrical connectors? Do these idiots know that many are not just male or female (you shouldn’t have to ask why), but also what I call hermaphroditic, with male pins vs. sockets but the overall “D” connector or whatever being female on the part with the pins and male on the part with the sockets?

    Yes, Peak Stupidity is nigh!

    .

    Oh, and because I ran out of [AGREE]s, chalk up one for Jus’ Sayin’… about the Frankfurt School and Realist about the SA magazine and disgraces to the scientific profession.

    • Replies: @Ray Caruso
    , @R.C.
  30. The difference between religion and ideology is the latter can linger in the secular fields.
    While ideology can be treated like a religion, as with Marxism-Leninism, it is officially defined as a political system of ideas or theory of justice. So, ideology can slip into modern science in ways that religion cannot.

    What the true secularists should do is reject anything that is religionist, i.e. even if it’s not a religion, if it is treated like a religion with sacraments and taboos, it is antithetical to reason and logic.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  31. Realist says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    If you have principles, never undermine them…To thy own self be true.

  32. Wow, this is significant … because undecided people were no doubt waiting to see who Sci Am was going to endorse.

    Unfortunately the scientific establishment is as corrupt as any other arm of the establishment.

  33. It’s just a buncha rhetoric. Won’t change nothing. You Chicken Littles.

  34. What does one expect what with ObamaCore aka Common Core, where 2 + 2 = 5?

    Mostly IMHO it’s just a “go along to get along” thing because while no “scientist” wants to be cancel cultured, neither does a “scientific” publication….the dollars, doncha know.

    But that’s okay…at some point the “culture cancelers” as is their wont will waaayyyyy over play their hand. I can “re-imagine” that happening just about every day, and I’m not talking the movie “Idiocracy” either. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  35. anon[135] • Disclaimer says:

    DARPA, the govt. agency that brought us the internet and stealth technology, has a new “twitter for scientists” called polyplexus. yes, it’s as dumb as it sounds.

    as part of it, they have ask me anything Q&As, typically with program managers to discuss their research interests and upcoming funding opportunities. recently, one of them was called “Systems Thinking From [sic] an Indigenous Lens” (https://twitter.com/polyplexors/status/1309526281780953091)… do you think China’s DARPA hosts the same nonsense?

  36. tyrone says:

    Hey wait a second, the people with bones through their noses know how to do some useful things like hunt monkeys and grow yams.

  37. @Realist

    Good way to be. I’m explaining this distinguished professor, not myself. If you were to ask “what would YOU do?”, then my answer would be that I would never be in this situation because, leaving all other reasons aside, I wouldn’t get that far with my attitude, which is “to thine own self be true”. It can be a major hindrance …

  38. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:

    @Snert

    “It makes me laugh when I see new home builders refusing to call a master bedroom a master bedroom, instead calling it a ‘main’ or ‘primary’ bedroom.”

    So they took down the “master” bedroom, eh?

    Let’s hit ’em where it hurts, then: the *Master’s* degree! Since it’s apparently the rage among females these days to enlist the aid of a sugar daddy to fund their educations, how about – the Mistress degree! For the ladies, of course. But given the dispositions of the male academics these days, that label quite suits them as well.

    • Replies: @Gianni in Guernsey
  39. @Realist

    If you have principles, never undermine them…To thy own self be true.

    Right. And I say right, because this is the right way to serve society in a – truly sustainable, hehe – way.

    (I’m laughing, all right, but I’m serious too!)

  40. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:

    @Achmed E. Newman

    “I think it’s one or a combination of these 3:

    1) The only non-white people he’s dealt with on any consistent basis are pretty damn bright.
    2) He spent too much time in Washington, FS.
    3) He really doesn’t believe in this stuff, but is going along to get along, as he’s had such a productive life and does not want to be cancelled.”

    AND/OR,

    4)He’s getting laid by an octoroon

  41. songbird says:
    @El Dato

    Used to sometimes flip through old issues of National Geographic. Quite notable how the number of ads increased dramatically over the years. I forget the exact difference, but the number of pages devoted to ads at least doubled and probably tripled, or more, starting from the early 1970s.

    Same trend in radio and television, though not as dramatic. They actually changed how they wrote many TV shows, in order to make room for the ads – to my mind, they became more insipid – shorter hooks. My theory is that the profusion of ads helped mitigate the risk of trying to move the Overton window, in both the ads and the product.

    One of the hidden reasons for the way Eastern Europe is more traditional might be because, for the most part, they lacked ads during communism. Well, that’s just my crazy theory – if it is true it is just a small part of the explanation, which no doubt contains larger factors.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  42. Getaclue says:
    @Mr. Anon

    All these losers are bought off by the NWO creeps — Gates has spent over $220 million buying off the Mainslime Media alone….– people are clueless — there is no “Science” any more — Tesla who was a real genius and did really great things for humanity laughed at Einstein and all these “Scientists” who posit all these unproveable bs “theories” etc. — all dung — while those who tell the truth are censored and destroyed….

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  43. IvyMike says:

    Science is not entering a new Dark Age, American Science is entering a dark age. And it ain’t causation on the Left or Causation on the Right, Americans just don’t want to do the hard stuff anymore.

  44. ariadna says:

    “turning the engineering school into an “anti-racist organization.”

    Not difficult to do. Just erase from the curriculum everything written, discovered or invented by whites.

  45. anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    Ideology has gone off the rails.

    Whats missing here is white administrators are trying to explain away how their fair processes produce nothing. That is 60 years of affirmative action didn’t move the needle. If the process was constantly modified to make it fair, where are the results? Answer #1, they screwed up. Answer #2, blacks lack the aptitude and even more, the interest.

    Answer #3, I/we tried, and no, race and intelligence/aptitude are not associated. Blacks are exactly like everyone else. So it is no ones fault and I will try harder and harder to prove I tried and blacks are intellectually equal.

    Meanwhile, the last thing blacks want is more school. They just want the results. To be paid off. They wan’t equity now. Not equal opportunity.

    Here is a true false question: Blacks are good at math. T/F

    The only answer is “because racism”

    The answer to the administrative wokeness is to give up on meritocracy. Which is going to be worse.

    • Replies: @Anon
  46. @Exile

    Just so long as it’s understood that the process you forecast would take place over generations, not months or even years. Once liberal/egalitarian ideology has destroyed science and engineering in the Western world, we will indeed enter a new dark age from which we as a race will take a long time to emerge, if we ever do. In fact, we probably never will since China will use the opportunity to consolidate its global dominance. Embracing a lie as preposterous, destructive, and stupid as egalitarianism will likely mean the extinction of Western civilization and quite possibly of Western man. As much as the prospect saddens me, I cannot say it’s undeserved.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Exile
  47. J says:
    @Realist

    On the contrary. A person who sacrifices his own opinions and believes to get on in life is to be admired. Millions voiced Mao’s Red Book nonsense just to be allowed to work, to study, to to teach. I pardon any science journal that puts “Black Lives etc” in the headline.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Francis Miville
  48. R.C. says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    & DK, R, et al.
    Excellent discussion which would be eye opening if it was a surprise, which it sadly is not.
    AEN, et al., you make valid points. I love engineering and its love of truth. I dare say that each and all of you and Unz readers know that in this reality, 2 + 2 can never = 5.
    R.C.

  49. @Achmed E. Newman

    Your buddy, regardless of how smart he is or how good a guy he is on a personal level, would be executed by a just society. The politically correct garbage he spews is a crime against truth and reason. As such, it shakes the very foundations of civilized life. The fact is that many better men than him simply refuse to go along with the liberal cockroaches. He does in exchange for a well-paying job and a privileged life in beautiful La Jolla, things those better men don’t get to have. If he doesn’t actually believe in liberal/egalitarian ideology but only serves the cockroaches who do, then he’s even more despicable than the cockroaches.

  50. I agree with the article but I wish people in the know would stop calling it ‘science’. That makes it sound like a ‘thing’ thing, rather than what it is – a methadology.

    It’s the scientific method of observation/measurement – direct observational truth. Not inference, or testimony of the wise. It encourages each person to seek out truth for themselves.

    ‘science’ is a much more convoluted term for those who don’t geek up and follow what it stands for, and so it is easier to dismiss. Have this debate with scientists – I lost medical doctor friends during covid, through trying to explain this to them, because their belief system of Science said ‘listen to Fauci, he is an expert’!

    Calling it the scientific method instantly clears up the epistemology, and there’s no wiggle room left to declare oneself king of it.

    • Replies: @Johann
  51. Reversed Racism is when the Racist becomes the “victim” of (fictional) racism to “justify” Racism…

    Black Souls Murder

  52. @animalogic

    “Western Letters generally, made Science possible”

    But, since studying rocks requires a higher “IQ”, only that is important. As commenter Exile above explains:

    “The kinds of problems hard science: The bridge either holds or collapses. The rocket reaches orbit or explodes. Lights come on when you flick the switch or they don’t.”

    All else is bullshit and doesn’t matter.

    Admittedly, high-IQ Jews seem to think Western Letters has some value, but that must be some anomaly of their twisted psyches.

    Excuse me, some protesters are knocking on the door. Be right back.

    • LOL: Roderick Spode
    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  53. @Achmed E. Newman

    “That he issued that statement as the Dean of Engineering at UC San Diego makes me question my assumption that people who push this stuff are all dummies who are just in these positions due to AA and lots of student loan money allowing bloated staffs. This guy, I mean, he is top 0.01% sharp! From this, I gather it was: either issue a statement like this or get in trouble with higher ups.”

    Nah, he listened to Sailer: non-STEM is doesn’t matter and it’s low-IQ bullshit for “dummies” anyway. If it’s not an equation, there is no answer, so it doesn’t matter what you believe. So, he’s OK with whatever the HR dept. tells him.

    What’s your problem anyway? Justice, fairness, etc. is just low-IQ stuff for Jews to handle. What could go wrong?

  54. Western Civilization – Christianity – Science = 0.

  55. @Dieter Kief

    “Role as a citizen”? Why would he waste his time with low-IQ bull session stuff like that? Come back when you have an equation to solve.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  56. How dare the writer compare People of Another Race to “igneous rocks”!
    The Master Race denied them the opportunity for education.
    That’s why they are igneous. It’s not their fault. They didn’t do anything.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  57. Objective, reasoned scientific inquiry is the crowning glory of Western civilization.

    That’s pretty rich coming from you, Derb. There is nothing either reasonable or glorious about your atheism, your Darwinism, your materialism, and your self-congratulating faith in this dubious enterprise known as Western science. If you want to know the real causes of civilizational decline, look no further than your own bookshelf and look in the nearest mirror.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  58. @Leelywhite

    That’s GAY sapiens, you nasty person!

  59. @Mr. Anon

    Salt and battery. Five years.

  60. Levtraro says:

    Not much to worry about, really.

    First, this push to conform to the new posture happens at the scientific managerial level, among those that have left the lab to go into administration. The march of science continues irrespective of skin colour where it matters. In the science business, the will of administrators weight a lot less in relative terms compared to other businesses.

    Second, this is most serious in the USA but the vast majority of science output is produced elsewhere, and increasingly so.

    Third, the push to block reality with racial obfuscation in the USA is temporary. For the Dems the best business strategy right now seems to be to pretend to support the lesser races class instead of the working class since supporting the latter would mean to dry out large funding streams. However, in addition to securing funding streams Dems need to sit in high govt positions (otherwise funding streams dry out anyways). So whenever they start to become irrelevant because they don’t get high govt positions based on pretending to support the lesser races class, they will get back to pretend to support the working class. Something like this already happened in the UK with Corbyn taking over Labour.

  61. anon[447] • Disclaimer says:

    Would say that the only people putting bones through your nose on this site is Unz. They are milking you.

  62. Renoman says:

    Imagine having the Gaul to voice a different opinion! These clowns are simply digging for grant money as usual, they change their “findings” more than Women change their underwear.

  63. @Realist

    “A person who would sell their honor is a disgrace.”

    Agree. Moreover:

    A person who would sell their honor has none.

    • Agree: Realist
  64. Bert says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I expect the enterprise of science to decline in the West.

    It has been in decline since academic institutions decided they must mimic Oberlin College, and that goes back to the 1980’s.

  65. Skeletor picked up how cowardly & dishonest prissy scientists can be. He knows they can be unreliable to truth when the dominant power / funding sourcevis corrupt.

    Clip is still on YT. Watch it before it’s cancelled.

    Dorky beta scientist with nerdy kosher voice:
    ‘Why can’t I be in your gang?’

    Skeletor says unequivocally:
    ‘Because you’re a wimp scientist & you could be a wimp villain!’

    Skeletor. Always. Knows.

  66. Vegan says:

    Sorry but the draft dodger forgot which heel he had the very painful bone cusp for fear of contradicting his doctors fake certificate. And a litany of other things. My vote is scientific, it will go to biden in his basement.

  67. Z-man says:

    LOL, that endorsement is a badge of positivity for Donald Trump. SA has zero political influence.

  68. @Exile

    Lights come on when you flick the switch or they don’t.

    We need to get Whites unplugged from the System and plugged into a system of and for our own people.

    Just curious: how would you build your whites-only power grid?

    • Replies: @Realist
  69. Thumbtack is a referral business for small contractors. On June 10 I received this groveling e-mail:

    To our Thumbtack community,

    The past few weeks have been ones of painful, but productive, reflection. We listened to Black voices and we took a hard look at ourselves. We have not done enough, and we can do better.

    [MORE]

    Both in my personal capacity and as the leader of Thumbtack, I stand in solidarity against injustice, racism and hate. We can’t support our Black pros, customers and team members without fighting for Black lives. Black Lives Matter.

    Last Friday, I shared the initial steps Thumbtack will be taking on our blog. For pros and customers like you, that means some changes are coming to the platform:

    We’ll review our platform for discrimination and bias — and if found, remove it — to ensure our platform is fair for all. We’ll be dedicating time and resources to ensure Black pros have everything they need to build sustainable businesses on Thumbtack. And we’ll continue to strongly enforce anti-discrimination policies on Thumbtack.

    We’ll also be taking steps internally to make Thumbtack more diverse, equitable and inclusive in the long run. If you’d like to learn more, I encourage you to read our blog.

    We want Thumbtack to be a platform that our pros and customers can use with pride. These are just the first steps — we are committed to moving forward on this path.

    Standing with you in solidarity,
    Marco

    This was my response, which 100 days later remains unanswered:

    How have you “not done enough?” Specifically what in the Thumbtack platform up to now could be construed as racist?

    And when you say you’ll “be dedicating time and resources to ensure Black pros have everything they need to build sustainable businesses on Thumbtack,” what does that mean? Have you been skewing results against black-owned businesses before now? Are you now going to prioritize black-owned businesses over those white-owned?

    Are you also going to carve out special “safe spaces” for Vietnamese nail salons or Armenian auto repair shops? Can everybody expect a groveling apology email from the owner of Thumbtack?

    Or is this just a blatant attempt at jumping on the bandwagon so you’ll be eaten last?

    It’s tilting at windmills, but we must still confront the pander bears.

    • Replies: @usNthem
  70. @Snert

    Makes you wonder how long the Master’s degree can survive.

    • LOL: usNthem
  71. Wakanda is rising with its advanced voodoo economics, its unfathomable juju mathematics, and the scurrilous nganga science … the founder of the empire, one Kunta Kinte, has been granted the posthumous Nobel prize for Fiction, to be nationally celebrated during the upcoming Kwanzaa … mazel tov!

    • LOL: europeasant
  72. Dumbo says:
    @songbird

    One of the hidden reasons for the way Eastern Europe is more traditional might be because, for the most part, they lacked ads during communism

    That’s an interesting observation, especially in light of the fact that advertising has recently been (or perhaps has aways been) about behavioural and cultural changes more than about selling products.

    Think about recent ads and commercials — independent of the product supposedly sold, so many are about racially mixed couples, gays and trannies, pathetic white husbands, etc. It is really a if the product was secondary (and not even sure if the commercials help to sell it at all) and the cultural brainwashing came first.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • LOL: aandrews
  73. @James O'Meara

    Life is no equation.

    (If you don’t trust me, ask Carl Friedrich Gauß – or Ludwig Jospeh Wittgenstein, or – horribile dictu – Martin Heidegger).

    As soon as the mob stands in front of your house, say, you realize that either you trust in the institutions of the state – in your role as a citizen – or you’ll have to take action. The action business can do, but not necessarily so. States and big modern societies are many-headed beasts. Beware!

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  74. Emslander says:

    Science was corrupted the day the first woman, black, hispanic, pervert or other person of a particular interest group was given a nickel of research money because they were so designated. Especially when the whole thing was feminized.

  75. Ivan says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Scientific American has been downhill since John Rennie became the editor. There was a change in tone from informing to hectoring. Not that I understood the half of it, but I sensed the editorial difference. I have not read it that much of it since.

  76. Realist says:
    @J

    On the contrary. A person who sacrifices his own opinions and believes to get on in life is to be admired. Millions voiced Mao’s Red Book nonsense just to be allowed to work, to study, to to teach. I pardon any science journal that puts “Black Lives etc” in the headline.

    Written by a man who grabs his socks regularly. A man among men.

  77. Alfred says:

    When no one at my old civil engineering department at Imperial College spoke out about the real reasons for the collapse of the three buildings on 9/11, I understood that science was dead in the UK.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
    , @MarkU
  78. Tom Verso says:

    The notion that “Science has entered a New Dark Age” is American centric.

    Americans have since the end of WW II come to see the World, indeed existence, in American terms.

    Science in its totality, in this article, is de facto American Science; nothing else.

    There is no thought given to even the possibility that there is Science in say: Russia or China or any where else in the world.

    Russian military science for example has produced hypersonic and air defense weapons that just a few years ago where thought to be the stuff of “Star Track” movies.

    China’s progress in computer and communication’s technology based on “Quantum Entanglement” was what Einstein found so mind boggling he called it “Spooky action at a distance.”

    America and Western Civilization is undergoing a profound social, cultural, political, economic, etc. reconstruction.. Nothing a few years from now will resemble the past few years from now.

    Pundits, when commenting on this change, often make references to the novel “Brave New World.” There is no notion that we are experiencing a Brave New ‘Western’ World.

    The whole world is not changing just because the West is changing.

    It is a fallacious generalization to assume that the World will follow the West into the New Western World or that world-wide Science will enter a Dark Age just because American Science does so.

    • Agree: martin_2, MarkU
    • Replies: @sayless
  79. Alfred says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Professor Pisano was the Ph.D. advisor to 13 female graduate students and 12 male graduate students

    He liked young women – mostly Asian.

    What’s wrong with that? But if he had asked me for advice, I would have given him a few hints. 🙂

    • Replies: @Biff
  80. mike k says:

    Regarding this article: Methinks this white man doth protest too much. He asks us to have mercy on the poor abused white “race”! Is he kidding?? Or is he trying to kid others.

    One of the consistent ploys in a rant like this article is to deny that their is such a thing as social science. And he seems to feel that science has no right to defend itself from the likes of him.

  81. Realist says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    Just curious: how would you build your whites-only power grid?

    It was invented, designed, engineered and built originally by Whites….we will do just fine. Who will design, engineer and build the power grid for POC?

    • Agree: Exile
  82. @Badger Down

    It “justifies” genocide etcetera. That’s the whole point of scientific racism.

  83. theMann says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I kissed Scientific American goodbye back in the 80’s, when they made a concerted effort to explain away Soviet Chem Warfare in Afghanistan as bee pollen deaths. (Seriously, with straight faces.) When I went to looking for it, seems they were slipping in Disinformatsia in all kind of ways. So it would seem that their corruption well preceded the current round of lying lies.

    As to the current crisis, what is true is true. Blacks as a Race radically do not conform to the the behavior, thinking, and abilities of other Races. Certain people in our society are incapable of accepting this fact, no matter how obvious it becomes, and therefore torture their minds into ever greater cycles of insanity.

    You cannot cure insanity, only isolate it to minimize the damage. Most Scientists do in fact remain scientists, capable of factual thinking. I expect that eventually there will be a cataclysmic reaction to the Wokester BS polluting their various disciplines.

  84. usNthem says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I just don’t see how one can be so wrapped up in their world that they don’t see the degradation, rot and insanity taking over this (former) country and western civilization. Granted, if someone is that clueless he/she is probably a scientist, but still…

  85. usNthem says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    This all encompassing platitudinous groveling to the alter of diversity – mainly black – is truly maddening.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  86. sayless says:
    @Tom Verso

    Agree that nothing a few years from now will resemble the past few years from now.

    But I think the changes will be positive, in that the influence of the false ideologies will evaporate overnight, God knows how. We’re in a period of peak delusion right now. It won’t last.

    Can’t prove it, though.

  87. KenH says:

    I subscribed to Scientific American for a year ending around April 2020 because it was only $2.00, but I cancelled because many articles were infused with left wing/woke ideology and global warming baloney. It was an odd combination of leftist ideology, pseudo science and science. The small minority of articles that stuck to the scientific matter at hand in an apolitical manner were actually very good, but there wasn’t enough of them in each issues to justify continuing the subscription.

    There are also many Jews who contribute to the magazine and no doubt Jewish money keeps it afloat, so it’s easy to see how they’ve been corrupted and Sovietized.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  88. “They Might As Well Put Bones Through Their Noses”— the Corruption of Scientific American

    A concise history of how it all got started in America: Murder By Injection Chapter 1 – The Medical Monopoly

    http://www.conspirazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/murder-injection-mullins.pdf

  89. Hilarious. No wonder China’s scientific establishment is leaving yours in the dust.

  90. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:

    Accusing Trump and his allies of “trying to create obstacles that prevent people from casting their ballots safely” is a totally baseless accusation.

    Trump has called for in-person voting. The same way it’s always been. That’s not creating an obstacle. That is doing what we have always done because it works.

  91. @J

    The difference is that Mao’s little Red Book contains no lies as such : it is can be compared to any book of American positive thinking slogans such as Og Mandino’s. Mao’s little red book was a national ABC for the populace to learn how to read and write in simplified characters and to pronounce Chinese in Mandarin phonetics. It contains far less lies or fact of sheer imagination than for instance Julius Cesar’s War of Gauls. Mao’s Little Red book, however childish in itself, prevented no Chinese to apply his mind to the scientific method in the mean time : for instance while they accept human equality as a general rule when experience shows that certain ethnic groups have an inborn instinct for rampage or for financial fraud they just tighten surveillance around those groups without making any qualms. Actually it protected China from the American hippie movement, which was the cornerstone moment of Western mind-enslaving to Zionist thought through the use of sexual energy. All great nations have had their little red books at some point : Republican France had the Tour of France by two children that remained the one book to learn to read and write official French for all French villagers for about 50 years : it is pure nationalistic republican propaganda and everybody had to go by its slogans lest he were considered a traitor.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
    , @CCZ
  92. Richard B says:
    @Mr. Anon

    As to Scientific American, it has been garbage for some time now.

    That, in part, is because when a scientist politicizes science they’re no longer scientizing, they’re politicians. Politicized Science is an oxymron, like Atheistic Religion. Of course, Politicized Science is a religion.

    Since science is the model of knowing you’d think these people would know that. But they don’t. They also don’t seem to know that the purpose of science is to improve our predictive powers. If they did, they’d be able to easily predict at least one consequence of debasing the scientific enterprise – Cultural Impoverishment.

    But the increasing wokeness of science faculties and scientific societies is particularly worrisome.

    It should be. And it is to many of us. But not to them. They’re so doped in indeology they literally can’t think straight. Never before in the history of the world has an elite been this powerful and yet so incompetent.

    I expect the enterprise of science to decline in the West.

    It already is declining. It’s not just that science, or even the West, won’t survive in The Era of Cultural Impoverishment that we are clearly in right now, it’s that we won’t.

    Since science is the model of knowing its debasement will deprive us of the knowledge we need for our survival. In short, the debasement and eventual collapse of the scientific enterprise will destroy us all, or civilizaiton as we know it, and reduce human beings once again to a simply food-gathering state.

  93. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Take refuge in China : they have no patience there for any kind of cultural marxism.

  94. Wyatt says:
    @Alfred

    Did they not mention the sabotage of the fire suppression system by Israeli agents and the resultant inferno weakening the steel to the point of structural failure?

    • Replies: @Hiya Doody
  95. Science is dependent on financing. Contrary what most think, it has always been a bit political and a lot mercenary. The biggest difference between the then and the now is we use to have better rich people and even better middle class intermediaries.

    Betsy Devos is one of my favorite Trump appointees. Guess its not hard given his other appointees, but that is for another discussion.

  96. AndrewR says:
    @Happy Tapir

    Any organization not explicitly right wing will become left wing

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  97. The American Astronomical Society held color-coded Zoom meetings, one for white astronomers to “discuss direct actions to support Black astronomers,” one for black astronomers to “talk, vent, connect, and hold space for each other,” and one for “non-Black people of color to discuss direct actions to support Black astronomers.”

    and one for “non-Black people of color to discuss direct actions to support Black astronomers.”

    This is a really great way to turn other minorities against blacks. Asian and Indian scientists who busted their asses to get a faculty position at an American university don’t give two shits about a race of whiners who claim victimhood and oppression despite being the most violent race in the country who are given the most delicate and preferential treatment in academia.

    If Trump didn’t pander so much to blacks and offer them outrageous handouts that won’t change the black vote, he could have taken advantage of the Negro Fatigue all other races are experiencing. Immigrants usually have to live near or around blacks and see their absolute worst behavior; turning the entire summer into blackety black black must be pushing some to the limit of their tolerance.

    • Agree: Realist
  98. Fritz says:
    @Happy Tapir

    That “place in their mind” is the place where the feeling of “I am important” comes from.

  99. Fritz says:

    I too stopped subscribing to the magazine in the early aughts when it was clearly becoming a magazine about feelings. Total garbage.

  100. @Dumbo

    Advertising also inculcate the Capitalist spirit of unrestrained growth into the minds of people. Adam Curtis made a good documentary called The Century of the Self on how Edward Bernays used psychoanalysis to create a consumer society via advertising. It shows that before the days of Bernays, advertising was present but seemed to be very crude and focused more on the functionality of the product. Perhaps you have seen old time advertising and noticed how chock full of information they are, contrast this with today and you have adverts that seemingly have nothing to do with the actual product, the Bernays innovation was to make the product something which was a part of a person’s very identity. This is also why you see sports stars adverting things.

    This type of culture is soul destroying and exterminates ethno-cultural identities and supplants them with consumer identity, as in Apple versus Android or Coke verus Pepsi etc etc

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  101. anon[334] • Disclaimer says:

    These administrators are just trying to explain away the failure of affirmative action in science. While ignoring the obvious reason for failure. Which would get them fired.

    They are the last defenders of meritocracy as a means to improve black outcomes. They promise to try harder. Which amounts to putting their thumb on the scale to favor blacks. But the amount of ‘assistance’ necessary to create black elite scientists is incalculable. Only in Cartoons places like Wacanda is it even conceivable.

    Blacks hate school. They aren’t good at it, and they don’t find it a pleasant activity. They want equal outcomes, not hopeless affirmative action. They gave up on AA decades ago, except as a grift.

    Defense of a failed system is just going to make these guys look more pathetic.

    Moral panic and hysteria have short shelf lives. There is no fair process that will produce the desired outcomes.

  102. @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, it’s a cult. All reason and logic go out the window to satisfy the needs of the cult. And nowhere is the cult stronger than in academia. It doesn’t matter how smart someone is; if they want to keep their career they must follow the religious precepts of their masters. He made a statement because he had no choice, the cult demands these virtue signals and money sinks and the whole world must know about it. Nobody here doubts that Pisano is bright, but his profession is steeped in the cult and advancement is only possible through the cult. It would be like a non-Catholic (or layperson) trying to work at a medieval university: you have to be in it to move ahead. Whether he truly believes or is only paying lip service isn’t important because all that matters is that he at least performs the cult ritual.

    Many of the most resolute cultists in academia are no doubt brilliant but that doesn’t prevent them from fully embracing the cult to protect their own hides. And even if they take the “fake it til you make it” track, intelligence can’t necessarily overcome persuasion, manipulation, and coercion. Those strong enough to resist have already left the field, and all that remains are the cowards, the greedy, and the True Believers. And never underestimate the ability of very smart people to believe very dumb things. If anyone can justify or rationalize a stupid belief it’s the very smart.

    • Agree: usNthem, Adam Smith, Realist
  103. Helios says:

    This is sad for the US. But this will not stop science in other countries, in particulier in China and India.
    This is not new. In my field (mathematics) this decline of the US began around 1980.

  104. @AndrewR

    That’s highly highly optimistic. I was listening to National review podcast for want of anything better and I think they were actually endorsing Biden, or at least saying he is the better candidate. So the proper wording is ANY organization will eventually become left wing!

  105. Truth says:
    @Mr. Anon

    As to Scientific American, it has been garbage for some time now.

    I concur, Grasshopper; they’re even writing articles about water-powered cars…

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-cars-use-water-for-fuel/

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  106. m23 says:
    @Dumbo

    In the late ’60s McLuhan argued that in a successful ad, the product was secondary. He summed up Madison Ave advertising with the phrase: “Culture Is Our Business”. It’s about ‘molding’ consumer behavior.

  107. @Realist

    I have no doubt whites invented and constructed it. But how would this whites-only grid manifest in reality? Would someone have to conduct a census on each individual property and deny hookups to POCs? And what if a pair of whites and a black roommate lived together? They only get 2/3 as much electricity?

    Assuming an entire overhaul of American jurisprudence since 1965 allows such a scheme in the first place, the logistics of a whites-only power grid seems not only unwieldy, but impossible.

    I get the sentiment; you lost me in the execution.

  108. @Ivan

    As I was looking into the “early life” of SA Editor-in-Chief Laura Helmuth, (((assumptions well in hand))), I came across an article she wrote in 2014, SIX YEARS AGO, excoriating James Watson and his belief in IQ. This article included the following:

    Watson couldn’t have known that the [Nobel prize] auction would be announced while people all over the country are protesting police brutality against blacks—people too many police officers see as subhuman. But these protests are a reminder that racist ignorance is pervasive and dangerous

    So can we expect similar riots in 2026? And 2032? And predictably for the rest of our lives?

    https://slate.com/technology/2014/12/james-watson-selling-nobel-prize-dna-structure-discoverers-history-of-racism-and-sexism.html

    • Replies: @Thomasina
    , @ivan
  109. @Ivan

    Was he the guy who took over in the 90s who decided that because some school board in Kansas did not accept evolution that SA had to engage in jihad against it? I stopped subscribing then. To me, if you cannot lay out the evidence and make the case, and accept that not everyone agrees, you’re not a scientist.

    • Replies: @ivan
  110. I honestly don’t understand why any of you expected any different from Scientific American. SciAm has been in the tank with the left at least since the early 80’s when they swallowed the nuclear winter theory uncritically because, you know, “Reagan, bad”.

    BTW, the nuclear winter theory was a clever piece of KGB disinformation to try to prevent us from putting the Pershing II’s in West Germany. The book “Comrade J” has the whole story.

  111. @Dieter Kief

    Don’t worry DK. Sweet Jimmy O. is merely trolling STEM autists.

  112. aandrews says:

    “Heather quotes the revolting statements of self-abasement issuing from college presidents and faculty heads about how they must strive harder to purge their institutions of ‘systemic racism’ and ‘white privilege.’” [Conformity to a Lie:
    Academia’s monolithic belief in systemic racism will further erode American institutions and the principles of our civilization. Heather Mac Donald Summer 2020]

    The irresistible rise of the civilisation-state
    August 6, 2020

    A spectre is haunting the liberal West: the rise of the “civilisation-state”. As America’s political power wanes and its moral authority collapses, the rising challengers of Eurasia have adopted the model of the civilisation-state to distinguish themselves from a paralysed liberal order, which lurches from crisis to crisis without ever quite dying nor yet birthing a viable successor. Summarising the civilisation-state model, the political theorist Adrian Pabst observes that “in China and Russia the ruling classes reject Western liberalism and the expansion of a global market society. They define their countries as distinctive civilisations with their own unique cultural values and political institutions.” From China to India, Russia to Turkey, the great and middling powers of Eurasia are drawing ideological succour from the pre-liberal empires from which they claim descent, remoulding their non-democratic, statist political systems as a source of strength rather than weakness, and upturning the liberal-democratic triumphalism of the late 20th century.

    [Cf. https://vdare.com/articles/one-billion-americans-or-one-billion-consumers-fundamental-questions-for-matt-yglesias-before-we-can-review-his-book%5D

  113. @animalogic

    while bridges truly collapse or stand for what them were meant in the first place, one important factor of social control is the DESIGN of everything, and which technologies are ALLOWED to be implemented at all. As a former academic with more than 40 years of experience, trained in the hard sciences and with a Ph.D. (actually two) in the Ivy League scheme of what science is about, I can tell with eyes closed and wide open, that corruption was the case, to my knowledge, already at the 80s, and thinking outside of the box was always strictly forbidden.Political correctness was always enforced, if needed, the panoptikon has always worked wonders. Nowadays is only more explicit. But the violence was always to rectify the enquiring ones, and the academics eager to get funding at whatever cost, were conspicuous, to do the Military Complex will. One cannot forget that luminaries as Gregory Bateson, one of the founders of cybernetics, worked for them. Of course, he let himself be used and ultimately discarded, business as usual.

  114. aandrews says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “As to Scientific American, it has been garbage for some time now.”

    I guess it’s finally joined National Geographic.

  115. @Happy Tapir

    Sometime in the early nineties SA reversed it’s stand against the theory of global warming. The editorial in the issue exclaimed that the preponderance of scientific evidence was not as meaningful as the consensus of “scientists” who now embraced the theory.

    The issue hosted articles which made outlandish predictions of islands and sea coasts that would be totally inundated within a decade among other apocalyptic speculations. Received a few more issues after that but never renewed my subscription.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  116. Politically driven Science by Consensus.
    Can’t empirically prove it, then get a consensus to accept as true!

  117. chris says:

    So disapointed that the American Astronomical Society didn’t pronounce that BHM beack hole matter, while they were at it.

  118. @Jack Fortin

    For five decades, it’s always been “only ten years left to save the Planet”.

    During that period of time, Round Up, GMOs, HAARP, HIV, SARS, H1N1, weather modification, toxic munitions deployed daily, etc.

  119. Bulganin says:

    Scientific American is published by Springer Nature. From Wikipedia:

    In August 2020, Springer Nature was reported to have rejected the publication of an article at the behest of its co-publisher, Wenzhou Medical University, from a Taiwanese doctor because the word “China” was not placed after “Taiwan.”

    Explains a lot.

  120. Johann says:
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    In fact Fauci , the official government expert , declared that Aids was every body’s disease and heterosexuals were just as at risk as homosexuals. In the 1980s Fauci and his staff started a program promising an AIDS Vaccination , billions of dollars later there is no vaccination and still Fauci is a god to the Bidenites of the American Empire. The fact that moronic American politicians like Joe Biden and his evil twin Nancy Pelosi think that they can win very political argument by stating that” the science “ backs it reminds us of the ancient sophists who would end all their arguments with a “Plato dixit” .

  121. RVBlake says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    Calvert City, Kentucky was a sundown town in the 1980s. I was a Coast Guardsman stationed in nearby Paducah, and a Coast Guard Reservist, a local, told me that. I asked about the workforce in the large riverside chemical plant in Calvert City, and was informed that blacks could work there, with the understanding that they headed for county line after work.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvert_City_Kentucky

  122. RVBlake says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    Calvert City, Kentucky was a sundown town in the 1980s. I was a Coast Guardsman stationed in nearby Paducah, and a Coast Guard Reservist, a local, told me that. I asked about the workforce in the large riverside chemical plant in Calvert City, and was informed that blacks could work there, with the understanding that they headed for county line after work.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvert_City_Kentucky

  123. Nothing new here. When the political left took over most of science writing, they screwed it up like they screw up everything they write about, because of their ideology over facts. For example, when the Anasazi Indians, those ancient people who built the cliff dwellings in the American southwest states were first discovered, scientists raved on about their peaceful non-violate culture and so on. When however, it was discovered that they practiced cannibalism, the radical left in the science community, those who are really in charge of what gets printed, immediately covered up the fact that the Anasazi Indians practiced cannibalism and may have not been so non-violent. Think of it, the so called people dedicated to seeking out truth, covered up important facts on an anthropological study. Now, I’m sure that most people hearing about the ways of the Anasazi, after hearing this, would not go into fits of anger and judgement but simply consign these facts to a part of our human history,etc. SEE THE PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH LEFTIST IDEOLOGUES EVEN HIDING THE “FACTS”. SO MUCH FOR RELYING ON THEM AS “FACT CHECKERS”…………../PEACE FRIENDS.

  124. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Maybe SA can explain what is behind the serious degrading of music? From Mozart to this odious POS?

  125. frontier says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t understand what the fuss is all about… There are a lot genius screwdriver operators who don’t get politics and don’t care about truth in that area. Being smart, your super Pisano figured out that he has to kowtow before the diversity idol or risk losing the screwdriver he loves so much. In his defense, he’s got 5 white student out of 20 on that picture, the usual ratio in engineering departments is 3 out of 20. He does what they want, they aught to be made happy per universal University policy… Big surprise he turned as he did… not! There’s no need to get excited over exceedingly simple matters.

  126. I have bound copies from 1977 to 2011 when I gave up. It had become the New Scientist. I just decided to give them another chance (New Scientist is weekly and large job ads – too much padding to keep in my library) and renewed a 3 year subscription and then this edition turns up.

    I remember when everything was unsigned. Hardly any news. Just challenging articles on key science. It dumbed down slowly anyway after Bertelsman bought it.

  127. Realist says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    I have no doubt whites invented and constructed it. But how would this whites-only grid manifest in reality? Would someone have to conduct a census on each individual property and deny hookups to POCs? And what if a pair of whites and a black roommate lived together? They only get 2/3 as much electricity?

    You would have to ask Exile what his intent was. I took it to mean separation of the races. Civilizations apart. Each race living in the civilization of their own making.

    • Replies: @Exile
  128. Patrick Moore said about the same thing as John Derbyshire:

    [[Mar 8 2019: The co-founder and former president of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, said that “manmade climate change is taking over science with superstition and a kind of toxic combination of religion and political ideology. There is no truth to this. It is a complete hoax and scam”.

    “..fear and guilt are driving the climate change argument.. the climate change movement has co-opted and corrupted politicians and bureaucracies in order to exert further control over people.. “green” companies only exist on the back of taxpayers.”

    “manmade climate change.. threatens modern reasoning itself – much like the persecution of Galileo. ..this abomination that is occurring today in the climate issue is the biggest threat to the Enlightenment that has occurred since Galileo. Nothing else comes close to it. This is as bad a thing that has happened to science in the history of science.”]]

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-08/global-warming-hoax-and-scam-pushed-greedy-government-scientists-greenpeace-co

    • Replies: @James Charles
  129. @Greg Bacon

    Think of the insanity. The Big Band era, lasted around 40 years. It had some of the most skilled musicians belonging to every race of people. These guys and gals traveled on trains around the U.S. on a grueling schedule playing many dinner clubs and dance halls as much as three times a day and were not compensated much. But they loved music. Then came the Doo-wop era, which lasted around 10 years and died a sudden death, almost overnight, with the English invasion of rock musicians. Now rock has pretty much ended after a run of around 35 years, YET, THIS CRAP, THIS PRETENDER TO THE MUSICAL THRONE, WILL NOT “GO AWAY” and we are burdened with it on TV commercials, at airports, in stores…..IT’S INSANITY AND I’M CONVINCED DRIVEN AND HELPED ALONG BY BIG MEDIA POLITICS. A study was done a while back, showing that listening to raps repetitive beat, literally anesthetizes the brain, a perfect tool to keep people BUTT DUMB. HAVE A NICE DAY.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  130. @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    Interesting take. I would be happy to read more of your thoughts on the matter.

    • Replies: @Dr.C. Fhandrich
  131. Anonymous[352] • Disclaimer says:

    @YetAnotherAnon

    “Makes you wonder how long the Master’s degree can survive.”

    Absolutely.

    The Master’s degree should be replaced by the Mistress degree.

    The Bachelor’s degree should be replaced by the Bitchelor’s degree.

    PhD – Piled High and Deep. That one can stand – as an example of truth in advertising.

    • LOL: InnerCynic
  132. A Texan says:

    SA really to hell in the 90’s with the AGW nonsense. It’s lost of the editors that the candidate they are endorsing has no less than two homes, his former two very large homes, and their fellow travelers like Mr. Gigoloo with three or four homes, and who does not love an old (((communist))) with three houses ranting about climate change? When I hear someone believes in AGW, I always like to ask what size home do they live in?

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  133. Guder says:

    So you’re saying I should rethink getting that chemistry degree?

  134. @aandrews

    They print what people want to read. They need to sell subscriptions. Thank God for UNZ and VDare apparently. You guys ever heard of a library?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  135. Anonymous[377] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    I understand where you’re coming from but when you castigate Derb for his materialist atheism what about all of Western science?? It’s pretty astonishing how many top minds of the last two centuries have been atheists in good standing. Disconcerting for a religious believer for sure.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_atheists_in_science_and_technology

  136. @Greg Bacon

    Why does it need explaining? You understand English? He’s saying he doesn’t give a fuck what you think. Why are you looking this stuff up and posting it here? Whatever. I don’t give a fuck either. From Mozart to that. Thanks for the history lesson. Jesus. Why don’t you submit that to Scientific American?

  137. @Jus' Sayin'...

    Glad you mentioned the long “march through the institutions”.

    I think of it as an army of leftist zombies invading the host, bloating it with government grants, loans, and subsidies and layers of bureaucracy, turning each institution into a foul smelling monster spewing strange liquids and making weird howling noises.

    Eventually the monsters will die, but not before they takes all civilization down with them.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  138. Mr. Anon says:
    @Truth

    Well, you are an idiot, so it’s unsurprising that you didn’t even understand the article.

    They actually say those systems don’t work.

    In any event “hydrogen” is not the same as “water”. Saying that a car that hydrolyzes hydrogen from water “runs on water” is like saying that internal combustion engine cars “run on ferns”.

    • LOL: TWS
  139. @Francis Miville

    “American hippie movement, which was the cornerstone moment of Western mind-enslaving to Zionist thought through the use of sexual energy.” And even this was black worshiping low iq degenerate culture….Whites always following blacks because blacks are always allowed to destroy with no consequences…just appeasement.

  140. Farewell SA. Back in the 70s I recall how I read issues in the library at my high school over lunch. Now they’ve sunk to the level of The Atlantic.

  141. Here it is 8 months into the Pandemic, and I have yet to meet anyone with Covid. Yeah, I hear those who say, but but my my cousins father-in-law, his grandfather died of it.
    Here’s a link to German virologist Dr. Stefan Lanka. Pay attention to it.
    https://yummy.doctor/blog/misinterpretation-virus-ii-2-by-dr-stefan-lanka-beginning-and-end-of-the-corona-crisis/

  142. Dumbo says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    This type of culture is soul destroying and exterminates ethno-cultural identities and supplants them with consumer identity,

    Ads are something that we now take for granted, but they are actually a relatively recent development, and I don’t know if their full effects have been well studied. I do think they tend to be very negative in the long run.

    Communism had propaganda too, but only political and everyone knew it was a lie. Western propaganda is craftier, most people seem to believe the bullshit, although this might be changing with corona. I am seeing more and more people disbelieving official news.

  143. Mr. Anon says:
    @El Dato

    Biden, who has a record of following the data and being guided by science

    Biden has a record of “following the data”? Someone from Iraq might want to check this.

    Indeed. Biden can’t even “follow the data” when it comes to his own life story.

    • Agree: R.C.
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  144. Mr. Anon says:
    @Justvisiting

    As David Burge of the Iowahawk Blog described it – the MO of the left is:

    1. Identify a respected institution.

    2. kill it.

    3. gut it.

    4. wear its carcass as a skin suit, while demanding respect.

  145. @A Texan

    As late as 2001, the SA did a very balanced article on climate change showing the natural flows in the carbon cycle which were far larger than human production, a fact no longer prominent in the debate. The build of CO2 was said to match human production but was not said to be generated by it.

    Also in the early years of the century, I remember an article by a recently retired hydrologist, spelling out in detail what would happen to New Orleans if a hurricaine hit. It predicted the events of Katrina precisely. Climate change was not selected as the cause. Subsidence and swamp clearance were identified as the key issues.

    SA was already turning in New Scientist but it was still doing science then.

  146. Thomasina says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    Looks like Scientific American’s Editor-in-Chief, Laura Helmuth, is Jewish. There’s no mention of her being Jewish on her Wiki page, but it does include an article she wrote in 2008 for the Smithsonian Magazine:

    “Latkes (potato pancakes) are a traditional Hanukkah food—and while I was growing up, the only ‘latke debate’ that I was aware of was whether it was best to eat them with applesauce or sour cream. (The correct answer: Applesauce. I have supporting documentation…)”

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/hanukkah-food-smackdown-latkes-vs-hamantashen-49752543/

    She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and a certificate in Science Communication. A deadly combination. IOW, she knows how people think, knows that if you repeat a lie enough times, people believe it, and she has just enough biology and writing skills to pull it off.

    Everyone should cancel their subscription.

  147. John Derbyshire should try Trump’s suggestion of injecting disinfectants. Do some real science, you pussy.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  148. usNthem says:

    I imagine Popular Mechanics has gone the same direction?

  149. What Scientific American says won’t matter – they speak to the converted (should I say ‘woke’).

    Many years ago I read that rag but started to see its drift to correctness and haven’t read it since.

    I worked for Fortune 500 companies for many years. Their management would tell me to go to sensitivity training and I would just ignore it. No one is changed anyway. The trainers make a living and the corporate heads feel virtuous.

  150. Anonymous[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Your Future Cellmate

    The level of stupidity in this country is amazing. Trump was being sarcastic.

    You have no clue, do you?

  151. @usNthem

    I imagine Popular Mechanics has gone the same direction?

    Yep, James Stout of Popular Mechanics writes How to Topple a Statue Using Science: Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt.

    It hasn’t been a great past few weeks for statues.

    From Bristol, England to Birmingham, Alabama, people all over the world have been grappling with the legacy of racism by tossing their grappling hooks around the heads of problematic monuments.

    Should you happen to find yourself near a statue that you decide you no longer like, we asked scientists for the best, safest ways to bring it to the ground without anyone getting hurt—except, of course, for the inanimate racist who’s been dead for a century anyway.

    Thankfully they include this disclaimer:

    ⚠️This article is being presented only to describe the physics and mechanics of removing statues, in light of national attention being drawn to the removal of Confederate monuments and statues. Popular Mechanics is not encouraging anyone to remove any statues. There is a risk of injury whenever you try to remove or destroy a statue, even if you were to apply information, materials, or tools presented in this article.

    Thanks Popular Mechanics, very cool…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  152. vot tak says:

    “They Might As Well Put Bones Through Their Noses”

    Gay.

    Actually, pure zio-faggotry.

  153. Biff says:
    @Alfred

    Which head had the most blood running to it?

  154. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    Same problem at Science Mag under Editor Marcia McNutt. The comment section of the mag was filled with political propaganda, for example, articles arguing for more immigration to make up for the fertility bust, this to be combined with generational wealth transfer, from old to young. In other words, your population suffers a reproductive dysfunction so you propose replacing it with people from elsewhere and transferring the wealth of the dying nation to the newcomers. Now I’m not against immigrants — am one myself. But is not the McNutt Science Mag solution to the fertility bust a policy of genocide?

    McNutt’s Science Mag was also for the climate warming dogma, the dogma being labelled the “Voice of Science.”

    McNutt then moved to become president of the National Academies of Science. What she did there I don’t know, but I see that as of August this year the Academy is embarking on a study of systemic racism in academic research.

    Seems that America’s scientific establishment won’t be happy until every white American wears a muzzle, I mean a face mask, and commits to transferring their wealth to their immigrant replacement.

  155. Joe Biden affirmed promoting transgenderism is the “civil rights issue of our time.” How very scientific.

  156. Memejon says:
    @Leelywhite

    Maybe first and second stage.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  157. @Memejon

    That is just confusing. It’s not about stages. One is the cylinder for which you have your low-force/bigger movement input and the other for which you receive a high force/small movement output.

    Wheww, I got through that without writing “master” or “slave”. Ahhha, dammit!

    OK, I am allowed to use these terms. See, I have ancestors who experienced that horrible slavery. A distant relative passed down stories of this terrible overseer …

    [MORE]

    … they had to sell him for pennies on the dollar.

    • Replies: @res
  158. anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ray Caruso

    Once liberal/egalitarian ideology has destroyed science and engineering in the Western world, we will indeed enter a new dark age from which we as a race will take a long time to emerge, if we ever do.

    Yeah, like a world aspiring to be more egalitarian, which is a manifestation of righteousness, and by extension Godliness, is a curse on the western world? Like only excellence in science and engineering matters for the whitey, and perhaps egalitarianism should be applicable as an ideal only in the context of individual races, and as long as it conforms to your depraved racial pyramid? … implying, whiteys are equal only amongst themselves, Blacks are equal only amongst themselves, and so on… while ultimately, whiteys are superior to Blacks, and so on…?

    Only the accursed godless whitey racist would come up with such a diseased thought. You rotten souled lowlifes have gone insane with your supremacist ideology. You all should be hunted and the most rabid of you, put down. Will a righteous vigilante please rise up?

    Why so harsh? Because, your kind are the reason this wretched Earth has been made such a Hellhole, and incredibly insufferable for so many. No matter what your kind may have discovered and/or created, your final destination will be eternal Hell. Let’s see then what you think of those accomplishments.

    • LOL: Jus' Sayin'...
  159. anonymous[252] • Disclaimer says:
    @animalogic

    “Objective, reasoned scientific inquiry is the crowning glory of Western civilization.”

    If indeed that were true, I wonder why western civilisation has been thrashing in the spiritual sewer-pool known as Christianity. Does the accursed pagan ideology of “god” as “3-in-1” satisfy your keen senses of, objective, reasoned inquiry?

    As some other racist lowlife mentioned earlier; The bridge either holds or collapses.

    Nah, it is not always such a clear binary. The bridge can hold for some time in a wobbly state. The bridge of Christianity is in such a state. Check out all these dizzy people… lol!

    https://www.quora.com/As-much-as-I-want-to-I-cant-understand-the-Trinity-Why

    https://www.quora.com/If-you-can-t-understand-and-explain-the-concept-of-the-Trinity-then-why-do-you-believe-in-it

    https://www.quora.com/Im-a-Catholic-Honestly-its-difficult-for-me-to-understand-the-concept-of-trinity-What-is-the-explanation-to-it

    One could explain the Trinity by comparing it to water. There are three phases of water: solid, liquid, and gas. Similarly, God can take the form of the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit.

    The last one is an exhibition of the kind of dissembling you would expect from the pagan hindoos, and buddhists… how are you all any different?

    Frickin’ pagans! 😀

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  160. All sciences are a religion requiring an article of faith.

    According to the Church of Scientific American their article is over 77 years old, and yours just got posted. So will YOU just give it a rest, okay?

  161. ivan says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    The problem with American or British debates on the IQ question is that the debate is usually polarised into an either, or duality. It could well be both the environment and genetics that play a role in the resultant IQ. I don’t believe IQ tests serve any purpose that a good school leaving certificate does not already indicate.

    Having said that I believe that IQ in as much as it measures anything is reasonably constant for any one individual, it is not a constant across the generations : it can change with both childhood nutrition and education. This has been my observation in India, where I observed these things in a diletantist fashion.

    The glory days of SciAm are all in the past. It is not entirely their fault. They had to compete with the likes of the Discovery Channel, putting out one glossy programme after another. Their metier was more in the mould of the old BBC Horizon programme, where a sincere effort was made to inform the middlebrow layman. But the fashion now is different : one just has to pass a simulacrum, laced with condescension about the proles to pass as an educated person.

  162. ivan says:
    @TomSchmidt

    Was he the guy who took over in the 90s who decided that because some school board in Kansas did not accept evolution that SA had to engage in jihad against it?

    That would be true to form for Mr Rennie.

    • Thanks: TomSchmidt
  163. Mr. Anon says:
    @Johnny Rico

    They print what people want to read.

    No, they print what they want to force down people’s throats.

  164. anon[138] • Disclaimer says:

    So? The forces of darkness have captured most major institutions in the West. Those who remain who have followed any of this should not be surprised. The only question that remains is who will do something about it, if anyone?

    Having been long interested in the work of Strauss and Howe, the authors of “Generations” and “The Fourth Turning” I have been expecting a cataclysm made of the kinds of events present in the American Revolution, Civil War, and the Great Depression plus WWII. We can expect war and its attendant evils, repression, sanctimonious propaganda, persecution, and the collapse of nation states before this over.

    There should even be some novel surprises. Covid 19 is a rather novel justification and technique for destroying economies and repressing populations. Expect more novel events directed towards conquest and destruction even as old methods are wielded with a will.

    Scientific American was a great magazine for science in the 1960’s but there was a distinct falling off of rigour by the 1970’s. I lost interest in the magazine as the particle zoo exploded believing something was wrong. Moreover, the magazine moved swiftly towards mere popularization. It is sad to see it has come to this, but the magazine even back then was a slave to its time.

    I would suggest that like those of us who dropped our interest in Scientific American it is time to drop interest in the American state and look elsewhere. Chaos is rapidly descending upon us. State legitimacy will soon be a major issue. Bewildered people looking to the past will suffer greatly, but everyone will suffer.

    Democracy is dead though that may not yet be realized. Even if the current authoritarian, pseudo-democratic outrage is pushed back and a more sensible order established, the people have proven themselves incapable of defending themselves from the evils we are now seeing. Expect the future to be more skeptical of democracy and egalitarianism, especially so when it threatens good public order. The coming chaos will underscore this point thoroughly.

  165. JamesO says:
    @Dr.C. Fhandrich

    Stop thinking the Republicans are nationalist. More importantly stop thinking elected government officials (the Democrats) are the drivers of our culture and its values. The mass media, academia, institutions, and modern “intellectuals” which drive our culture are not created by our politicians. This is the illusion that democratic party politics creates therefor you think Republicans will save America despite the fact that if the entire country was controlled by Republicans it would not alter the course of America at all. Our elected politicians do not have control of our culture so getting what you consider the “good guys or gals” elected doesn’t change anything. Hence the reason Trumps election didn’t unleash fascism on America but instead America has descended into unprecedented levels of leftist insanity. The unholy alliance between global capital and cultural leftism is what drives Americas decline, this continues regardless of how many Democrats or Republicans are in office.

    Only an authoritarian nationalist state would be able to weld state power to combat these institutional issues and change the course of the nation. The majority of right, even supposedly far right, haven’t been able to comprehend that “red pill” yet so they still passionately take part in the circus show (i.e. party politics).

    • Replies: @Dr.C. Fhandrich
  166. lavoisier says: • Website

    Well let’s be honest, the magazine is called Scientific AMERICAN.

    This is what science now looks like in America!

  167. The effects of the leftist Frankfurter Schule and the German Green movement are finally coming into full bloom, and we are witnessing the results thereof.
    I know nobody here will agree with me however my contention is : Germany, both the Goy and Hebrew elements, is the source of most of mankind’s abberations : Communism, Heroin,Psychology, insane authority worship, Bauhaus, the list is amazing, and now the Gruen/Links move to forbid private automobile ownership. I could go on and on about the lunatic influence of German culture upon world society.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet and pro jazz artist.

  168. @anonymous

    Yeah, like a world aspiring to be more egalitarian, which is a manifestation of righteousness, and by extension Godliness, is a curse on the western world?

    We have tried egalitarian solutions and they simply don’t work because they aren’t based in reality. The egalitarian response is to lie about the results and blame White people.

    Why should we live in a world of lies where we are to blame for everything? This is why egalitarianism is indeed a curse. It doesn’t work and yet we are not only supposed to burden this great lie but let our bloodlines be the scapegoat of its failure. It corrupts everything as even reason itself must be subjugated. The more intelligent among us must be suppressed if they dare point out the dishonest science and false rationality of the egalitarian. The mediocre dominate as repeating egalitarian mush is valued over independent thought.

    You all should be hunted and the most rabid of you, put down.

    This is the true face of the egalitarian. Once your fake science is exposed it’s a quick switch to let’s just ship them off in trains. This is exactly what the Communists did. Oh l guess we are full of sh-t and can’t argue our position, let’s just send our opposition to the gulags.

    Why so harsh? Because, your kind are the reason this wretched Earth has been made such a Hellhole, and incredibly insufferable for so many.

    Feel free to shut off your computer as your own protest against White inventions.

    When the covid vaccine is out make sure to turn that down as well.

  169. @Priss Factor

    What the true secularists should do is reject anything that is religionist, i.e. even if it’s not a religion, if it is treated like a religion with sacraments and taboos, it is antithetical to reason and logic.

    I don’t think this is possible, not in the current environment anyways. What is commonly called secularism is hopelessly intertwined with Western egalitarianism.

    I’ve never met a secular liberal. They might as well knock on doors and tell us the good news that race doesn’t exist and everything is really just the fault of White men.

    Scientific American is egalitarian fraud and this is nothing new. That is the magazine where the editor called for a government review board for studies related to race. So you can study race but the government gets to decide if the public can view the results. This was after a racial study came out that didn’t fit the True People’s Science(tm) expectation that nature conform to egalitarian ideals.

  170. Ray P says:

    Is a bone through the nose a charming and historic ethnic custom like Chinese foot-binding?

  171. Realist says:
    @Stan d Mute

    You may find this amusing:

    It is amusing…all incognito. Why no pictures? They are all AA hires. There are not some blacks with high IQs…just not very many.

    • Replies: @Realist
  172. @Mr. Anon

    Man, how refreshing that was to watch! The TV news would actually question these things for people on the left back then. That’d never happen now. Just read Steve Sailer’s recent post about how the LA Times related the story of the black lady mowing down people in Yorba Linda, California. It’s purposefully obfuscating the story, even who did what.

  173. anon[353] • Disclaimer says:
    @Snert

    What about masterbating? Is the new politically correct word to be main bating or primary bating?

  174. res says:
    @Happy Tapir

    I receive the mensa magazine for reasons I will not discuss, and in a recent article they declared that it is their policy to refrain from politics, but the urgency of Black Lives Matter has forced them to speak out in its support. I’m paraphrasing but it was something like that. These leftists are so fanatical that they will find a place in their mind whereby their politics must be the centerpiece of every institution. There can be no neutral space.

    I wonder how Mensa avoids being cancelled given their demographics (perhaps that explains their affection for BLM?). Notice there is nothing about race on this page.
    https://www.us.mensa.org/learn/about/demographics

    This page has more detail (but is dated 1996).
    http://mwm.us.mensa.org/faq/people.html
    But their only race comment is (for American Mensa).

    88% European ancestry.

    Using Emil’s tail calculator at
    http://emilkirkegaard.dk/understanding_statistics/?app=tail_effects
    and plugging in 70/13 for the white and black (aka blue and red there) populations we can see that with an IQ threshold of 130 whites should outnumber blacks something like 90 to 1. I wonder what the real demographics are.

    This 2012 article says (first of the scrolling comments near the top) that 362 out of 57,000 members are black.
    https://www.bet.com/news/national/photos/2012/02/pure-genius-black-mensa-members.html#!bhm12-cover-Pure-Genius
    So about 0.6%. Pretty close to what the calculator predicts.

    Worth noting that 2% of 330 million means roughly 6.6 million Americans have an IQ of 130 or above. So something like 1% of Americans who qualify belong to Mensa.

    This 2018 paper has demographic information for a sample, but no indication of how representative that sample might be.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616303324

    This left 3715 remaining participants who sufficiently completed the survey for our analysis.

    Participants included 2213 that identified as male (60%), 1472 that identified as female (40%), 22 who identified as non-cisgender, and 8 who declined to state. Regarding race, 87.9% of participants reported being European American, 2.7% as Asian American, 2.6% as Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% as African American, and 5.2% as other, mixed race, or who did not respond.

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  175. res says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    One is the cylinder for which you have your low-force/bigger movement input and the other for which you receive a high force/small movement output.

    That is how it tends to work in practice, but isn’t the true distinction between master and slave in that context that the master is the cylinder the user controls while the slave is the cylinder which performs the final action? So I would agree with your input and output point, but not your force/movement point.

    This section is a combination of entertaining and infuriating.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master/slave_(technology)#Replacements

  176. Tick Tock says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Yes my friend you are unfortunately 100% correct. As a Retired Scientist it is difficult for me not to have incontrollable vomiting when I read some of the dreck that comes from so called Scientist today. They are truly sluts and whores purchased by the likes of the monied with no brains (for clarification I mean those with money are without any intellect). So are todays brainless Pseudo-Academic.

    The question I cannot seem to get my head around is what the FUK are these people thinking when they destroy Western Civilization and Creative Thought along with it? Who could benefit from this except for some brain dead sociopath? I presume we are headed to another few centuries of the Dark Ages in the West and those peoples of the East need to protect themselves from the suicidal zombies of America and Europe.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  177. @res

    Hey, what don’t you catch, Res? ;-} Yes, I meant to add something on about the relationship between the 2 that warrents the terms, but just kind of ended it soon. (I wanted to first explain how/why they work to the original commenter .)

    I did write “input” and “output”, though, but that is probably not clear enough. Thank you.

  178. @res

    I read the “terminology concerns” discussed in your wiki link. “Yeah, we all got terminology concerns, buddy!” That started in ’03, even! Since I clicked your link, could you please click on mine called “The Plantation Mentality and Misogyny of the Engineers and Technicians”? You want entertaining, you got it.

    • Replies: @res
  179. @Intelligent Dasein

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post on this topic, which for myself takes on a broader meaning than merely the history of music and how it was interpreted by people and affected them. I don’t doubt that there is “something” in rap. It’s obvious that the whole world is imitating this music that started in the ghetto and expressed black dissatisfaction and discontent with various things. In fact, I actually knew a friend of the group NWA, (N-gger with attitude), a group that started in South Central Los Angeles and is credited with pretty much popularizing rap. I only worked 7 miles away at the time.

    I believe that the rest of the world is actually ignorant of raps beginnings and the negativity and violence it expressed from its inception. White Rappers in Europe, Australia, Canada, England, Eastern Europe,etc.etc. don’t understand the real spirit of the music and what it was trying to state. So now, we have these thousands of people that can mimic the music but really never understood and even today, don’t understand the underlying violence and negativity at its roots. It’s all.watered down and that was never its intention.

  180. Silesian says:

    The editor is a total flake. Her first year on the job featured brightly colored covers with only TWO topics: aliens and black holes. Nothing else. It looked and read like a comic book. Clearly nothing has improved under her subversive guidance.

  181. @JamesO

    I NEVER have believed the Republican party can save this nation. It’s totally cucked for the left and I’ve known this since before Ronald Reagan. In fact, I’ve known it before Richard Nixon, since even in his time it was the party responsible for forced bussing. I simply see Trump as a guy who threw a monkey wrench in the works and everything is now on the table and exposed, including both major political parties. At least, the Republican party with a few exceptions isn’t vocally and openly disdainful of the white population in the country as are the Democrats. Have you been listening to their anti white rhetoric the last 20 years?? Politicians in the Democratic party are literally calling for the complete neutering or worse, of the Caucasion population in the U.S., the very people who founded and created this nation. The DNC is dangerous to white people’s lives. Get a clue..

  182. res says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That was funny. Thanks. Plus, I did not realize Radio Shack still existed. Their focus on phones was funny/annoying at the time, but I did not realize what a big deal phones were for them.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RadioShack#Financial_decline

    By 2011, smartphone sales, rather than general electronics, accounted for half of the chain’s revenue.[84] The traditional Radio Shack clientele of do-it-yourself tinkerers were increasingly sidelined. Electronic parts formerly stocked in stores were now mostly only available through on-line special order. Store employees concentrated efforts selling profitable mobile contracts, while other customers seeking assistance were neglected and left the stores in frustration.[85]

  183. @res

    Wow that’s pretty interesting. It boils down almost to what one would expect! The real question is how can people be so elitist and exclusionary and at the same time so liberal. Ah yes,I bet it’s some kind of political play to save face. Good call

  184. @Tick Tock

    The question I cannot seem to get my head around is what the FUK are these people thinking when they destroy Western Civilization and Creative Thought along with it? Who could benefit from this except for some brain dead sociopath?

    The funny thing is that these magazines are in total denial of how many White men read their magazines.

    As they adopt the leftist view that race doesn’t exist and White men just conspire against everyone their subscriptions will go further into decline.

    This is really what happened with news magazines. It’s not a wise idea to adopt an ideology that mindlessly blames most of your readership for the world’s problems.

    Liberals choose to live in a fantasy world where all racial groups and genders read equal amounts of material. Reality says not really.

    Of course they blame the internet but car and outdoor magazines are doing fine. These idiots should go visit an airport to see who actually buys this stuff. White women buy gossip magazines and drama books while White men buy just about everything else. Stand in line at an airport kiosk and tell me I’m wrong.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  185. Exile says: • Website
    @Ray Caruso

    One of the toughest aspects of a Fifth Political Theory approach is how to deal with hostile foreign powers if you essentially Balkanize North America.

    That said, I don’t see another option. Our elites have lashed themselves to the mast and made it clear they’d rather wreck the ship than turn over the wheel. Rough sailing ahead.

  186. Exile says: • Website
    @Realist

    Separation’s a good description. “Sundown towns” overstates it. We simply live around those we choose. No need to run anyone out of town. They have their own places to live. Jim Crow worked pretty well for both races. It’s an idea that more and more people are going to start looking at despite all the enforcement apparatus and fake moral ooga-booga. More people every day are realizing we simply can’t live together like we are now.

    • Thanks: anarchyst
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Corvinus
  187. Lucky says:

    When your mission is the advancement of science, math, facts, and logic, it is nothing but self-preservation to fight against the powers that seek to destroy you, even if they are the President of the United States and the Republican Party, and it is absolutely essential that organizations like SA call them out on their lies and corruption. Donald Trump has proven his desire to eliminate science, math and logic to solve problems, and the Republican Party has enabled him to do just that because their addiction to power is stronger than their integrity and responsibility to their country. It is one thing to have differing views and interpretations of the facts. It is another thing altogether to lie, deceive, hide, corrupt, and distort the facts for your own ends, and manipulate and hide the data we need to understand what is going on and make informed decisions about what we are going to do and who we are going to trust to lead us through these things. Kudos to SA for calling out this Administration. It’s a shame our Senate has been so silent and enabling.

  188. @anonymous

    The Trinty is a “Mystery” (sic). It is not there to be explained. You believe it. Every belief group Berexit/Anthropogenic Global Warmng/Socialists have such tests.

  189. Realist says:
    @Exile

    Separation’s a good description.

    I agree.

    We simply live around those we choose. No need to run anyone out of town.

    I think you are oversimplifying. If blacks and whites live in the same government jurisdiction…there will be big problems…just as now. The solution to the racial problems is to have separate entities for blacks and whites including land areas, and governmental control of those areas…total separation.

    More people every day are realizing we simply can’t live together like we are now.

    Which to me is reason for total separation.

    • Replies: @Exile
  190. @Dissenter22

    “For climate change, there are many scientific organizations that study the climate. These alphabet soup of organizations include NASA, NOAA, JMA, WMO, NSIDC, IPCC, UK Met Office, and others. Click on the names for links to their climate-related sites. There are also climate research organizations associated with universities. These are all legitimate scientific sources.

    If you have to dismiss all of these scientific organizations to reach your opinion, then you are by definition denying the science. If you have to believe that all of these organizations, and all of the climate scientists around the world, and all of the hundred thousand published research papers, and physics, are all somehow part of a global, multigenerational conspiracy to defraud the people, then you are, again, a denier by definition. 

    So if you deny all the above scientific organizations there are a lot of un-scientific web sites out there that pretend to be science. Many of these are run by lobbyists (e.g.., Climate Depot, run by a libertarian political lobbyist, CFACT), or supported by lobbyists (e.g., JoannaNova, WUWT, both of whom have received funding and otherwise substantial support by lobbying organizations like the Heartland Institute), or are actually paid by lobbyists to write Op-Eds and other blog posts that intentionally misrepresent the science.”
    https://thedakepage.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/how-to-assess-climate-change.html

    • Agree: MarkU
    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  191. @Achmed E. Newman

    I am really impressed by mechanical being spelled mechan- ical. That will change the world. Sorry; wo- rld. [email protected]

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  192. aspnaz says:

    If an organisation can be bribed to benefit someone, then in today’s climate it will have been bribed. All this shows is that Scientific American is just like all the rest, a corrupt organisation where management no longer believes in anything other than to help themselves. Believe any once-respectable organisation at your own peril.

  193. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Yeah, real bad corruption, capitulation at Scientific American. So many others did the same – National Geographic, the Sierra Club, of course all the Ivy League colleges – even severe warning signs here at the University of Chicago.

    What to do?

    Maybe look to Russian Scientific magazines as I do to RussiaToday english language commentary on American politics, crime, international events. I’m about 90% on line, supportive of Russia Today’s perspective.

  194. @Donald A Thomson

    Cut and paste job, Don. Go to the original link and read his vitae. You’ll see the reason for the dashes, and why, yes, people like this DO change the world.

    (I think it’s a bad idea to paste your email address into your comment, BTW.)

  195. CCZ says:
    @Francis Miville

    The Little Red Book may not have contained “lies as such” and “Mao’s Little Red Book, however childish in itself, prevented no Chinese to apply his mind to the scientific method in the mean time” but the Cultural Revolution did.

    “Under Maoism, there was no objective truth and hence no objective science. A key Maoist document “The May 16th Circular” reads, “the slogan: ‘everyone is equal before the truth’… is a bourgeois slogan… completely negating the class nature of truth.” The class struggle was of course central to Maoism [as “institutional racism” is central to the social grievance / BLM warriors] but Leys termed it “the great hoax” [as is “white supremacy” and “institutional racism” in 2020 America]. The violent hunt for the bourgeoisie [in America, “racists”] was all-consuming but there were no authentic bourgeoisie left in China, a society which consisted only of the Party and the People [America’s People of Color]. The bourgeoisie needed to be invented, given they were “practically extinct in China,” wrote Leys. The source of the supply, he noted, was the ruling classes’ “perpetual merciless power struggle: the winning group always gives the unlucky losers a ‘bourgeois-capitalist’ label and then abandons them to popular fury” [exactly what I see out my window]. History too, was subordinate to political truths and expediency [is he describing China or the United States 2020??]. In The Burning Forest, Leys reported a trip to a history museum during which a flummoxed guide was unable to answer visitors’ questions: “The leadership has not yet had the time to decide what history was.”

    From “Analyst of Totalitarianism—Reading Simon Leys Today”: Simon Leys, pre-eminent Western chronicler of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, who chronicled how “under the right conditions and with the right ideology, a society can collapse into insanity and murder” and described “how the [Cultural Revolution’s] political hysteria and the legitimization of violence and hatred combined to ravage a nation.”

    https://quillette.com/2020/09/28/analyst-of-totalitarianism-reading-simon-leys-today/

    Substitute the ideology of the social grievance / BLM warriors hysterical hate and violence infused war to purge “institutional racism,” “white supremacy,” and “white privilege” and the word “racism” for “bourgeoisie” and one sees the Cultural Revolution replayed in America 2020.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  196. Jett Rucker says: • Website
    @Mr. Anon

    The government should withhold grants from all universities, permanently. Kindergartens and high schools, too.

  197. sethster says:

    §1064. Complexifying brains and shrinking penises

    East Asians have been civilized for around 3,500-5,000 years (depending on which study you believe), whites have been civilized for about 3,000-1,000 years, depending on the area, and blacks for about 300 years. And lo and behold, we observe that East Asians have the highest IQ and smallest penis sizes, and blacks vice versa, with whites being somewhere in the middle on both counts.

    Is this a coincidence, or is it rather irrefutable proof that there’s something intrinsic to civilization that causes brains to complexify and penises to shrink?

    One of the fundamental properties of civilization is the relative lack of violence in the society. If there’s one thing that almost all civilized people can agree on, is that violence—at least BETWEEN THEM—should be not only deeply frowned upon but outright forbidden; outlawed. After all, the whole point of civilization is CO-OPERATION that leverages specialization and synergy to achieve far more as a group than we would as individuals; and you can’t very well co-operate with someone if you are engaged in violence against them, now can you?

    Violence therefore is OFF THE TABLE in a civilized society, and that has TREMENDOUS evolutionary ramifications over centuries and millennia that easily account for the stunning physiological variances we observe between the races. For how is violence STAMPED OUT from civilized societies? And how are CO-OPERATION and SPECIALIZATION pursued?

    What happens to a civilized person who e.g. murders someone? In the old days, the state would simply murder them back, plain and simple. Ergo that person would generally not procreate, ergo the “murderous gene” he had would diminish in our gene pool. And the “murderous gene” is of course above all testosterone that’s produced in the testes, aka the balls. Ergo pacifying a society, in order to turn barbarians into civilized people, simply consists in murdering everyone with “big dick energy” lol; everyone with a big dick. It really is as simple as that. That’s how evolution always works: via MURDER, pure and simple; and that’s how it worked in this case too. So why do white people have generally smaller penises than black people? Because we murdered all the ones with bigger ones lol, and the East Asians have been doing this a few thousand years longer than us, so they’re far more successful at it lol.

    And that’s pretty much how the brain issue worked too. Before civilization, the main way to get ahead in the world was through violence; from the animals, all the way up to barbarian tribal wars. But once civilization arrives, and violence comes off the table, the individuals must find some OTHER way to compete! And what other ways are there, if you’re no longer allowed to use your brawn? Isn’t it the brain? What else is there? The only thing you’ve left is your brain! Think of all the various specialized professions that civilized people create and compete in, think of their complex social networks where the slightest hint of poor judgement or bad taste or merely bad manners can turn you into a pariah overnight and scupper your whole family’s prospects of social advancement for generations, almost none of which dimensions of life exist among barbarians and savages. The more complex your brain, the better you can navigate such a society, and the higher your status, leading to more and better raised offspring that inherit your more complex brain from you. And East Asians have been at this for going on 5,000 years, while Africans for only about 300. Is it any wonder that we observe such massive disparities in their brains and bodies?

    And that’s how civilization complexifies brains and shrinks penises.

    From http://orgyofthewill.net

    • Replies: @MarkU
  198. @Wyatt

    You do know that Lower Manhattan was found to be covered in thermate residue, and that recovery personnel reported massive pools and rivulets of freeflowing LIQUID steel?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  199. Exile says: • Website
    @Realist

    Ideally and on a long timeline I agree. We need to bridge between where we are now and there though and I think a return to Jim Crow provides that transition for what will be a multi-generational process of disengagement leading to complete separation.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  200. MarkU says:
    @sethster

    I am not convinced by your penis size theory, the idea that ‘civilised’ people would selectively murder people according to penis size seems rather bizarre to me. I do agree however that there must be a reason for the difference. I always assumed it was something quite different, it would be interesting to be able to do a proper scientific study on it but it isn’t clear that the information necessary could be obtained.

    Firstly lets dispel any notions that penis size has any particular function with respect to breeding. A male gorilla has a tiny penis but they still manage to breed OK. Women’s breasts are a similar example, large breasts are no advantage for suckling young. Female chimps are totally flat chested and they manage, and a baby chimp and a baby human are very similar in size. So why would penis sizes vary?

    My theory is climate. Consider the elephants ears, they aren’t that big in order to hear better, they are giant radiators intended help the animal lose heat. The penis is full of blood vessels, in a hot climate a large penis would assist in dissipating heat. In a cold climate that would be a very bad idea, retaining heat is very important, minimising the size of such extremities would be an advantage as in reducing the surface area to volume ratio.

    Quite probably we are both wrong, what a shame it is that the information required to test our respective theories is likely to be unavailable. My theory for example would predict that Spanish men (say) would (statistically speaking) have larger penises than Swedish men (say) of the same size. I imagine that you could make a similar prediction in order to test your own hypothesis. Note that it would not ‘prove’ our theories even if our predictions were correct, science does not work by proving things, it works by disproving things.

    If you have any ideas about how we might get the information we need then that would be a start.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
    , @Alfred
  201. MarkU says:
    @Alfred

    For me it was an article in the New Scientist that did it.

  202. The only reason Scientific American is backing Biden is they assume that the Democrats are more scientifically oriented than the Republicans. They are looking at only ONE aspect of the Democrats. Much of the Democratic agenda is anti-social. So, their comments are nothing more than a knee-jerk reaction to what they’re seeing as an attack on science.

    When I got the latest issue and saw the write up I thought they had lost any sense of reality that they had. Why they had chosen to go political is beyond me. The fact is they will be losing a huge number of subscribers from their politics. Will the magazine be going under because of this? Only time will tell.

  203. haha says:

    Stupidity must be the most contagious disease in the universe. Just as hard scientists are not immune to viruses and bacteria, they are not immune to the various woke viruses either. And if catching the disease leads to $$$’s flowing their way, well, case closed.

  204. Alfred says:

    The good news about this new Dark Age is that it might not be as long as we were lead to believe the last one was. 🙂

    How Long Was the First Millenium? Gunnar Heinsohn’s stratigraphy-based chronology

  205. @MarkU

    I am not convinced by your penis size theory, the idea that ‘civilised’ people would selectively murder people according to penis size seems rather bizarre to me.

    It doesn’t make any sense at all. Greeks idealized small penises as civilized in their art but that doesn’t mean they were murdering people that didn’t have them.

    A more plausible theory is that women select for different traits in a civilized society where planning is required.

    Anyways Whites are also a lot more variable than Asians in many areas and this gets lost in these gross oversimplifications.

    • Replies: @MarkU
  206. @CCZ

    Under Maoism, there was no objective truth and hence no objective science. A key Maoist document “The May 16th Circular” reads, “the slogan: ‘everyone is equal before the truth’… is a bourgeois slogan… completely negating the class nature of truth.”

    This avoidance of objective thinking is the purpose of critical theory and post-modernism.

    It’s just a bunch of gobbly gook that breaks down to:
    There is no such thing as objective thinking if you are White because you are biased and trying to uphold the current social order which is artificial.

    So if your study shows there are racial differences it can be ignored since the very act of creating the study in the first place shows your bias in trying to defend the social order. There is no such thing as studying race for the sake of it.

    Of course if your study shows that White people are the problem then objective thinking can in fact exist.

    It all seems really stupid but this is actually the norm in the social sciences. The creators of critical theory openly talked about how they were trying to tear down Western society. It’s not some wild conspiracy theory and yet the typical social science major is completely oblivious to this history.

  207. @Achmed E. Newman

    “This guy was no modern-era, 1000 SAT score, high-school B average, barely squeaking by using old tests and “rubrics” engineering student.”

    What does it take to graduate from a tier 1, 2 or 3 University and earn an Engineering degree? My son had a 32 ACT (34 math) and a 1450 SAT was not accepted into a tier 3 Chemical Engineering program at a mid-western university.

    I’d like to see some numbers and not just a grade point average which in my opinion is subjective.

    No one gets into engineering with a 1000 SAT.

    • Disagree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  208. @Snert

    “The word ‘master’ is not and should not necessarily be associated with slavery.”

    I have a sub woofer system wherein the powered woofer is referred to as the master and the un-powered woofer is the slave. A cable hooks up the slave to the master and increases to total output to 200 watts RMS. This was bought in the early 90’s before all the racism BS started.

  209. MarkU says:

    The only thing that should be of any concern to scientists (or academics in general for that matter) is whether something is true or not. Free speech and free enquiry are absolutely essential for that to be possible. If political, social or economic factors are allowed to exert any influence at all, then the essential spirit of science is corrupted and decline is inevitable. As an example, look at the damage that Lysenkoism did to Soviet genetic research. When research is banned when it fails to support a pre-ordained result, or someone might be offended or out of pocket, then we no longer have science, we have a charade, a fig leaf for circular reasoning. I fear that this process has already reached an advanced stage in the western world.

    Academia is already effectively dead, it no longer follows its own (alleged) rules. Indeed in some circles, objectivity itself has been deemed to be nothing more than a facet of ‘toxic whiteness’. The hypocrisy is astounding, can you imagine the furore if anyone publicly used a term like ‘toxic blackness’ or ‘toxic Jewishness’.

    The decline is already apparent and how could anyone really be surprised, while the Chinese and the Russians are being taught science, maths and engineering, students in the west are increasingly learning politically motivated garbage like ‘black studies’ ‘women’s studies’ or ‘gender studies’. Little wonder that the west is losing ground technologically. The enlightenment is over, western civilisation is a dead man walking, an age of chaos is upon us. Everything that has been built over the last few centuries will likely be torn down and replaced by an Orwellian nightmare.

    However, the disease is primarily confined to the west, if we can avoid a catastrophic nuclear war then there is still hope for mankind.

  210. Alfred says:
    @MarkU

    the idea that ‘civilised’ people would selectively murder people according to penis size seems rather bizarre to me.

    When men are naked in a tropical climate, women prefer men with larger penises. That is called “Sexual Selection”. It has nothing to do with murdering those with smaller penises.

    But don’t forget that men with larger penises beget daughters with cavernous vaginas. Nature plays the game by its own rules. 🙂

    • Replies: @MarkU
  211. MarkU says:
    @John Johnson

    A more plausible theory is that women select for different traits in a civilized society where planning is required.

    In order to test your idea as a scientific hypothesis you would need to be able to make some predictions and then devise a plausible way of testing them. That would probably be difficult but if you are right there might (say) be small but detectable differences between cultures with different sexual attitudes. For example, in a culture with little or no sexual contact before marriage (or arranged marriages) female preference with respect to penis size would be irrelevant as they would be unlikely to know. Even in societies where women were in a position to exercise a preference, you would need to be able to demonstrate that the preferred penis size was going to affect a man’s chances of producing offspring else there would be no evolutionary impact. Even people who are likely to be considered unattractive partners will usually find a mate, most often someone similarly low ranking.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  212. Tony B. says:

    So how much Bill Gates compromising money has the “scientific community” eagerly pocketed?

    Besides, “Objective, reasoned scientific inquiry” has NEVER been “the crowning glory of Western civilization.”

    That was Jesus Christ, the whole cause of what we call “Western civilization” right up to the time of the protesters’ revolution against obeying God’s edicts. Been going down hill ever since and is now settling into the swamp at the bottom of that slide into hell, domain of the devil.

    Simple history. True history.

  213. @anonymous

    LOL! Welcome back, TD. But please, in the future don’t do drugs before posting. This post is mildly amusing but lacks your usual rhetorical proficiency.

  214. Jmaie says:

    Speaking of pseudoscience, I have just heard a new take on the acronym PTSD. Some folks on the left are you using it to refer to post-traumatic slavery disorder. You can guess where this is going…

  215. MarkU says:
    @Alfred

    Thanks for taking the time to come up with that information. Clearly my own climate adaption hypothesis is refuted (I did say myself that it was probably wrong) but that is how science works. You propose a model, you make predictions using that model then you test those predictions. If those predictions are born out then the model is still credible, if not then the hypothesis is refuted or as scientists generally say falsified. I hate the word falsified, not only is it potentially misunderstood by laypersons but it is an ugly word and we already had the words refuted and disproved.

    • Agree: Alfred
    • Replies: @Alfred
  216. @europeasant

    I’ve seen it personally, Euro, at a school where if you got admitted, PERIOD, you could enter the program. (I’m not saying it was always this way, which is the problem.)

    BTW, that doesn’t mean a large percentage of them will get through. Some will.

  217. Alfred says:
    @MarkU

    What you wrote is correct. But if you are in any doubt about the importance of penis size to black women, try to listen to some rap.

    “So tell me are you packin’ or not, boy?” That’s the question posed in the below video, and it’s one that guys tend to worry about. For men who are insecure about their penis size, this lady’s NSFW rap won’t be much of a self-esteem boost, ’cause she needs a “Big Mac,” not a “Tic Tac”:

    This Impressive Rap About Penis Size Will Hurt Some Feelings

  218. Alfred says:
    @MarkU

    A long time ago, well before my time, “good” girls were taught to speak without opening their mouths too wide. Ideally, the mouth should be open slightly in a suggestive way.

    They believed that the size of the mouth was related to the size of the vagina. They wanted to put the suitors at ease. 🙂

    Of course, there is the other one about the size of a man’s nose and the size of his penis.

  219. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Should read: There are some blacks with high IQs…just not very many.

    • Replies: @Hang All Text Drivers
  220. Princeton is private so why are they getting $10 million a year in federal aid?

  221. All colleges say they oppose systemic racism and yet all practice affirmative action!!

  222. @Realist

    “”””Should read: There are some blacks with high IQs…just not very many.”””

    Of course there are smart blacks just like there are people 8 feet tall.

    • Replies: @Realist
  223. Realist says:
    @Hang All Text Drivers

    Of course there are smart blacks just like there are people 8 feet tall.

    It depends where you want to draw the line of smart.

  224. @Hiya Doody

    The (alleged – I haven’t seen them) first hand reports of “recovery personnel” seeing liquid steel arouses my BS detector (not yours?). Of course it is doubly peculiar inasmuch as its implications aren’t clear.

    That it might not support any conspiracy theory aside
    1. How did anyone know it was steel?
    2. What is its being steel meant to tell us?
    3.What if it was aluminium or mercury?
    4. “Flowing”? Fro. Where to where?
    5. How long would it take for liquefied steel to solidify? Have you not done the obvious search? This is a beautiful result to keep the brain young and flexible:
    https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/212391/how-quickly-does-a-small-piece-of-molten-steel-cool-at-room-temperatures

    Interesting to think that molten steel flowing over concrete rubble would cool relatively slowly which is about all I could come away with.

    Can you advance our knowledge of 9/11 on this matter?

    • Replies: @Alfred
  225. @James Charles

    But the climatologists are stuck in a Nash equilibrium, like Y2K advocates. Their living depends on keeping the story going. Trace all that alphabet back and the points of origin are rather limited, indeed perhaps all UEA.

  226. Alfred says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Here is a link. But what is totally irrefutable is that the whole area was hot for months afterwards and the only possible source for that is nuclear. Please do your own searches and try not to waylay others by repeating the same false asssertions.

    Witnesses of Molten Metal at Ground Zero

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
    , @Wyatt
  227. @Alfred

    What false assertions are you, apparently, accusing me of?

    But thank you for the interesting link. I have only sampled it and, unfortunately a supposed sub link to the New York Times was unavailable. Withdrawn perhaps? However, a PBS link quoting one Richard Garlock had at least a couple of points of interest.
    1. He referred to rubble 70 feet deep which I suppose could explain how, given the poor thermal conductivity of concrete, previously heated beams just might remain not only warm but even liquid metal. If so, it is more consistent with raging fires (shown in many videos) creating pools of molten steel than it is with explosive demolitions of any kind;
    2 some of the pictures seem to give the lie completely to the “collapsed in their own footprint” furphy which seemed to take in the normally sceptical Ron Unz for a while.

    None of it gives any support for the idea that a nuclear device was used. It would have been mad to incorporate a nuclear device (or two, or three, or maybe five) in conspirators’ plans, and, also, where is the evidence of radiation to support the theory?

  228. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    we asked scientists for the best, safest ways to bring it to the ground without anyone getting hurt

    Only a complete dumbass would do something like that. They should have asked a mechanical engineer or a construction foreman.

    • Replies: @Philip Owen
  229. @Anonymous

    Bin Laden, of course, being a civil engineer.

  230. Corvinus says:
    @Exile

    “Jim Crow worked pretty well for both races.”

    That is patently false. See, Southrons got greedy. All they had to do was ensure “separate but equal”, and they couldn’t get that right. Now, the genie is out of the bottle. Longing for a return to Jim Crow is your version of remembering Emmitt Till!

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  231. anarchyst says:
    @Corvinus

    Most of what constitutes the “history of the American civil-rights (for some) movement is false on its face. The stories HAVE been changed and embellished in order to promote the civil-rights (for some) agenda.

    Here are some corrections to the (false) historical record:

    [MORE]

    There is much more to the “Emmett Till” story that is not widely known. Of course, killing him made him into a “martyr” of the black “civil-rights” movement), but–it is not generally known that Emmett Till was a strapping young man of about 160 lbs.–NOT a “little boy” as some media types tried to portray him as.

    Till was a known womanizer and attempted to take his cocky “Chicago ways” in dealing with women to the Deep South. He was sent to live with relatives in the South because his Chicago relatives could not handle him.
    He had a “cocky attitude” and bragged about “getting it on” with white women–not a good idea in the South. . .

    According to published accounts, Mr. Till did not just “whistle” at a white woman, but, on a dare, grabbed, manhandled and fondled a married white woman storekeeper. In Southern culture, this was, and still is, the ultimate form of disrespect.

    Despite Mr. Till’s relatives’ attempts to spirit him “out of town” to avoid retribution by the woman’s relatives and townspeople, his cocky attitude “got in the way”.
    Despite being given numerous “chances” to apologize for his behavior and walk away, he was defiant to the end. IF he had apologized for his behavior, he would still be alive today. In fact, one of his killers was a black man.

    It is interesting to note that Emmett Till’s father was executed by the U S military for multiple rapes. Maybe “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” . . .

    Rosa Parks was not the “ordinary” black woman that so-called historians made her to be. She was an organizer for the NAACP and was “planted” in order to advance the cause of black “civil-rights” to which she was successful.

    Approximately a year previous to Rosa Parks’ “bus ride” and refusal to vacate her seat, a REAL ordinary black woman did the same thing. This black woman received NO publicity or support from the NAACP or other black “civil-rights” organizations.

    You see, she was an unmarried black woman with children.

    According to the black civil-rights crowd, this would not do. They wanted someone who was “squeaky clean” without any “baggage”.

    In fact, the “white guy” sitting behind her was part of the “set-up”. He was a UPI reporter, contracted to “stage” the event…not only that, in the photo there is no one else on the bus. Ms. Parks could have sat wherever she wanted.

    Hence, Rosa Parks made (fabricated) history . . .

    Martin Luther (Michael) King was well-known for frequenting white prostitutes, beating and abusing them while exclaiming that he “finally felt like a white man”. His own associates have stated as such. He also plagiarized his college papers and doctoral thesis. Of course, this was overlooked because of his status.

    Along with Rosa Parks and other “civil-rights” promoters, King was also a communist who attended the jewish communist “Highlander School” which was a jewish communist front.

    Jesse Jackson used to brag to his associates on how he would spit in the food of white patrons of the restaurant he worked at.

    There are many more fabrications of history that were used to lend false “legitimacy” to the so-called “civil-rights” movement . . .

    As to the supposed “non-violent” civil-rights “demonstrations”, there was extreme violence committed by the jewish civil-rights workers and their black “pets” against the counter protesting citizens of the various cities that they took place in.

    As is presently the case, even today, the “mainstream media” conveniently turned off their cameras in order to “shape the narrative” and to maintain the false illusion that these “demonstrations were “non-violent”. The jewish “civil-rights workers” and their “pets” (blacks) were successful in pushing this false agenda.

    We are living with the results to this very day…

    As an aside, all one has to do is look at “the birthplace of the modern American civil-rights movement”, Selma, Alabama and see what a sh!thole it is…

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Lost American
  232. Wyatt says:
    @Alfred

    Holy shit you’re dumb. If a nuclear source is large enough to keep an entire area hot, there’s enough radiation being emitted to poison thousands of people. That’s impossible to cover up and there would have been a massive decontamination effort, thousands of hospitalizations and a congressional investigation. The media would not have allowed something as large as that to be covered up.

    If a typical heat source is large enough and is not exposed to oxygen so it can ignite and actually burn, you can have embers lasting for weeks or months depending on what the material is that’s pyrolyzing and how much of it there is. Likewise, if 9/11 was an inside job, deniability has to be maintained and as small footprint as possible has to be used. A nuclear device would ruin any conspiracy because nukes are hard to make, transport and use.

    You truthers are some of the most cancerously stupid people around. You ruin legitimate inquiries into the realities of 9/11 with your conspiratorial idiocies and then have the gall to assume that people who don’t instantly believe your dumb ass are ignorant or ill-informed and need to “educate themselves” when you’re so heinously brain-damaged that you don’t even conceive of possible failures in your derpy theories.

    • Troll: Alfred
  233. Corvinus says:
    @anarchyst

    Clearly, you learned the KKK version of American history.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  234. @aandrews

    Terrific article. My physics brother and I for the umpteenth time agreed how rotten and unscientific Scientific American is. I wrote SA a few years ago telling them to cancel my subscription. My brother will drop it when his subscription runs out.
    I also mailed back the issue shown above (Gender Revolution) of National Geographic and told them I no longer wanted their magazine. I made it very clear that NG was radical left, PC shit.

    Many of us sent letters to the owners of SA. It would be great to see thousands of letters mailed to SA reminding them that their magazine is fake science.

  235. @anarchyst

    anachyst: I have read a lot about MLK’s sexual appetities. Is there a good source to read about the Rosa Parks hoax and the Emmet Till thing. Thanks.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
    , @Truth
  236. anarchyst says:
    @Corvinus

    I see corvinus, our resident communist jew has to put his two cents in.
    The civil-rights movement is full of lies and fabrications.
    Since jews ran the civil rights movement along with their “pets” in order to destabilize civil society, it is no wonder that those such as corvinus would still think that way.
    Shalom, corvinus…

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  237. anarchyst says:
    @Lost American

    I have posted the original “LOOK Magazine” article as to Emmett Till a number of times and it keeps disappearing. It is still out there on the internet.

    Rosa Parks famous “bus ride” was preceded by a black woman who did the same thing, refusing to give up her seat, approximately a year before Rosa Parks famous “setup”. Claudette Colvin was the young woman’s name. She received no publicity or help from the NAACP or any other jew-run “civil-rights” organization.

    It is interesting to note that operational and financial control of the NAACP and most other civil-rights organizations was firmly in the hands of jews who ran the NAACP until the 1970s when blacks finally “got smart” and booted the jews out.

    Regards,

    • Replies: @Lost American
  238. Truth says:
    @Lost American

    No. Not one that can spell its own name right, anyway.

  239. This is all the work of LGBTiQPWXYZ, femmenazis, AA Diversity wankers, technopolies, Hollywood and black Supremacists masquerading as reparations collection authority – RCA.
    In a nutshell = Extortion – White Supremacists must pay or BLM/ Antifa burns it down.

  240. Corvinus says:
    @anarchyst

    LOL, anyone who opposes your line of thinking, you automatically press the “well, they are a Jew” button.

    “The civil-rights movement is full of lies and fabrications.”

    Again, that is your KKK education at work.

    “Since jews ran the civil rights movement along with their “pets” in order to destabilize civil society…”

    To the contrary, Southrons–compared to their more genteel brethren called Southerners–engaged in patently immoral conduct that went against God and country.

  241. “There’s The Truth (serious look, shaking head NO) and (((The Truth!))) (Big phony shit-eating grin)”

  242. Art Deco says:

    Scientific American was reconstituted some time around 1992 and made much less challenging intellectually. This is another step in their degradation, but they haven’t been the magazine they once were for some time.

  243. Anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    “There are also many Jews who contribute to the magazine and no doubt Jewish money keeps it afloat, so it’s easy to see how they’ve been corrupted and Sovietized.”

    Scientific American is owned, via Macmillan, by the Holtzbrinck family, one of several multibillionaire publishing industry clans in Germany. Springer, Burda, Bertelsmann are some of the others. None of them are Jewish. Holtzbrincks laid the foundation of their fortune during the Nazi years.

  244. I grew up with Scientific American. They had a section “The amateur scientist” that I copied to do science projects with my kids. Making lenses out of ice was one of my favorites. Then it started to change. Tim Beardsley took over as editor to usher in this incompetence in the 1980’s Bizarrely each issue would begin with an article about how the world would be a better place if only we had some government program to help those in need. Usually some leftist delusion based on incompetent knowledge of the world. What do scientists know about politics, government, human nature etc.? They are not competent in these areas yet through arrogance believe they have something worthwhile to say. My favorite example is Plato whose academy stated “Do not enter here unless you know geometry.” Look what happened to him in Syracuse. Scientists must love to venture into fields that do not require peer review and reproducible results.

    • Agree: anarchyst
  245. @anarchyst

    thanks very much anarchyst. I will look for LOOK. I am 70 years old. The patterns involving lies are usually the same. I believe that MLK is now considered not WOKE.

  246. Anon[254] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    This is how Wokeness functions as a religion — it is non-falsifiable. Trillions of dollars were spent in vain on trying to improve blacks through education and opportunity. It failed. So the problem is not with blacks, the problem is that we just didn’t give them free stuff (jobs, money etc) right off the bat. I.e. ‘equity’ versus ‘equal opportunity’. ‘Equity’ = ‘looting on a vast scale’.

  247. MEH 0910 says:

  248. xcd says:
    @Leelywhite

    Also, in cabling, there is such a thing as make and female connectors.

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