Monday, April 9, 2018

facts are so 20th century

I’ve been kind of amused lately by the child-like faith of HBD-ers that they are about to be triumphantly vindicated. This seems to me to indicate a depth of delusionalism that I’d never previously suspected.

Now I don’t actually have any strong views on the subject of HBD. Perhaps at this point I should explain that HBD is human bio-diversity and is essentially the idea that human evolution has never stopped and that racial differences (particularly in respect of IQ) are real. I suspect that intelligence is much more complicated than IQ fetishists will allow and that trying to separate the effects of genetics, upbringing and culture on human behaviour will prove to be next door to impossible. So I’m sceptical of HBD, quite apart from the fact that it’s politically suicidal to entertain such a belief. I also don’t subscribe to the view that HBD is a necessary argument against immigration (in fact I think it’s the argument least likely to succeed).

That’s not my point however. My point is that a lot of HBD-ers at the moment are very excited because they think that within the next few years scientific evidence will come to light that will convince everyone that HBD is correct. Now it frankly amazes me that anyone in the year 2018 could seriously believe that scientific evidence matters. Scientific evidence used to matter, back in the bad old days. Thankfully in our current enlightened age we know that facts were often sexist, racist, homophobic and transphobic. We’re much better off without them. We know that dogma always trumps facts. If the facts disagree with the dogma then the facts must be changed.

In other words, no amount of scientific evidence is going to make even the smallest difference. We’re dealing today with a world in which it is accepted that there are no biological differences between men and women. We’re dealing with a world in which it is accepted that there are fifty-seven different genders and a man can become a woman merely by wearing a frock. These are not fringe beliefs. They are official dogma.

If scientific evidence is found that supports HBD does anyone really think that the ideological thugs who enforce official dogma are going to suddenly abandon their politically correct beliefs and embrace blatant thoughtcrime? In fact their response will be to tighten the screws, to enforce official dogma more rigorously and to crack down on anyone who dares to dissent. These are people who read 1984 for fun and inspiration. These are people who enjoy being ideological bullies. They enjoy destroying the lives of those who disagree with them. They are not open to persuasion by mere facts.

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  1. You are not only correct but put it so well. Terror is beautiful today.

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  2. Scientific texts and materials simply became a part of narrative. Nobody gives a damn about actual science anymore. Just another means of trickery, and incredibly efficient one: pretty much nobody can check whether this theory or that discovery is bullshit or not, and those few who's capable of that can be easily labelled as barbarians and philistines.

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  3. Actually I would think the obvious parallel is with the reception of climate change/ global warming.

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    1. Actually I would think the obvious parallel is with the reception of climate change/ global warming.

      Yes, definitely.

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  4. The human race is devolving - not evolving. Look at the current generation! You can't sell me that these illiterate, fatherless, spineless, stupid, social justice types are more evolved than men like my father or my grandfather. Both of them were renaissance men and could master anything they applied themselves to. How people can believe in evolution with a younger generation like this? I just don't have the faith.

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    1. The human race is devolving - not evolving. Look at the current generation!

      It does look like we're getting dumber but then you have to remember that the education systems in all western countries have been completely undermined over the past fifty years. The current generation is very very poorly educated. There's also the tidal wave of trash culture and propaganda in mass media which is unprecedented in history.

      I think it's truer to say that our civilisation is devolving. In fact it's collapsing.

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  5. "It does look like we're getting dumber but then you have to remember that the education systems in all western countries have been completely undermined over the past fifty years. "

    I agree. But what I was trying to illustrate was the secular humanist atheist belief in science and education to create ubermenschen - is completely false. And this generation is living proof.

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