|Susan Lindee in 1999 with me and my Caipirinha|
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here is a translation into scientific terms. Chagnon's apparent statistical conclusion linking killers and babies is bogus because of a flaw in the data, which means that it is invalid to derive the conclusion that Chagnon derived. The best he can do is claim impressionistically that he hopes Ferguson is wrong.But that defeats the purpose of pretending to be a scientist and doing statistics in the first place.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Another thing they taught was that nobody was ridiculous or bad or disgusting.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|Opening of "Race: Are We So Different?"|
at the Discovery Place in Charlotte, last year.
|Washburn blowing out the candles |
on his birthday cake for the last time.
Madison Grant had a vivid personality and a long head, but, as I remember him, rather a swarthy complexion. I was curious about his conception of Nordicism; so I tackled him on the subject of my own racial type. I said, “Mr. Grant, I have a round head with a cephalic index of 85, brown hair, mixed eyes, a moon face and a blobby nose – all these attractive features going with a muddy complexion. How would you classify me as to race? I should call myself a mixed Alpine.” He asked, “Are you not of purely British ancestry?” I replied, “Yes, my father is an Englishman and my mother is a Scotch Canadian.” He said, “Then, damn it, you’re a Nordic.” That is the only occasion when I have been so classified.7
|21 Feb 1937|
|21 March 1937|
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- Washburn to Hooton, 20 August 1951, Earnest A. Hooton papers, Harvard University.
- Hooton, E. A. (1918) American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 1: 365.
- Hooton to Madison Grant, 3 November 1933, Earnest A. Hooton Papers, Harvard University.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
In fact, Darrow published his critique of eugenics in H. L. Mencken’s literary magazine, The American Mercury. When the very first biologist to make a public critique of eugenics comes forward, it is H. L. Mencken’s friend, the Johns Hopkins geneticist Raymond Pearl. And he publishes as well in The American Mercury, and it is so newsworthy that it gets picked up by the wire services and makes headlines all across America. Story goes that it even cost Pearl an offer of a professorship at Harvard. The point is that, far from being the eugenicist that the film depicts, it is hard not to see Mencken’s hand all over the mobilization of American opinion against eugenics.