“Who are they and what do they want?” Reconceptualizing the importance of coordination

The recent Times article on coordination between anti-Trump leftists as a significant factor behind the 2020 election shenanigans has caused a lot of thought. Many “emergentists” are reassessing their prior assumptions. But they’re not the only ones. This article and another event, the half-forgotten “Coomercaust,” has made me reassess the practical difference between emergence and … Continue reading

Lessons from the election

First, let me gloat that my prediction was mostly correct. Biden “won.” I accurately predicted the will of the elite. Whether or not Trump was in on 2016 or if he’s just a useful idiot remains to be seen: if he concedes, he’s in on it. If he hangs on to the end, he’s probably … Continue reading

Biden will win.

95% chance, and if he doesn’t, there’ll most likely be an economic crisis during Trump’s second term. Either way, the right looks terrible despite Trump actually being a liberal. My main evidence is the media’s behavior and that of the Democrats. Hillary was a terrible candidate. Biden and Diversity Token are much better. Trump has … Continue reading

Does academia discriminate against geniuses, and could this explain the decline of science?

[This was inspired by a recent Sean Last article.] Last makes a compelling case that scientific progress is slowing in the West. To summarize, evidence shows that the rate of new discoveries is falling. The productivity of researchers is falling while the number of researchers across fields balloons. Last also makes a compelling case that … Continue reading

An examination of the causes behind the black-white IQ gap

Psychology’s biggest success story is perhaps that branch of applied statistics known as intelligence research. An IQ test is a capable predictive tool, unlike whatever is put out by “social psychologists” and the like. For example, a meta-analysis with a combined sample size of over 90,000 people found that IQ is the most powerful known … Continue reading

The social liberal’s fallacy

“{1} Children [age group defined by the speaker] shouldn’t be allowed to do [thing the speaker thinks adults should be allowed to do]” without “{2} because it’s net harmful as evidenced by [firm evidence]” is the Social Liberal’s Fallacy. “Harmful” is open to interpretation because this is not about ethics and as long as the … Continue reading

Against epistemic aestheticism and towards an empirical and statistical understanding of society

There is a spectre over the dissident right: the spectre of epistemic aestheticism. This spectre threatens to lead us down a false path backward into the ages of subhuman squalor. It is the true culmination of reaction for reaction’s sake: a complete return to prehistorical intellectual subhumanity via the rejection of truth and the restoration … Continue reading

Attacking Moldbug: A brief critique of his style and epistemic methods

After reading an analysis of Moldbug by “The Worthy House,” a Catholic blogger, and after skimming some of his early writings myself, I’ve come to believe that Moldbug’s writings have serious flaws, despite their popularity among the dissident right. His epistemological method and style both have deep many deep errors, and accordingly the actual substance … Continue reading

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