7 thoughts on “The Left’s War On Science”

  1. The left can’t admit that there is any difference between people, or their entire ideology collapses.

    If we’re ‘all the same under the skin’, then any difference in outcome is due to luck, nepotism, sexism or some other -ism. If people are different… then most of those differences in outcome are due to those differences.

    Hence they’ll always double down on ‘equality’, because losing it will lose them everything.

    1. Edward’s argument doesn’t follow logically. He says “If we’re ‘all the same under the skin’, then any difference in outcome is due to luck, nepotism, sexism or some other -ism. If people are different… then most of those differences in outcome are due to those differences.” (emphasis mine)

      I could just as well say “… then a tiny amount of those differences in outcome are due to those differences”, and I’d make just as much sense (and just as little sense) as Edward — there simply isn’t a logical connection there.

      However, regarding gender-related differences in the human brain, the neurologist who wrote the linked piece said “We can acknowledge that male and female brains have differences in structure and function, on average, without subscribing to the belief that one sex is better than the other”, and this suggests (but hardly proves) that Edward is wrong when it comes to gender-differences in the human brain, and the very real neurological differences don’t lead to the differences in outcomes Edward is interested in.

  2. Edward is spot on. The goal of Socialism is to turn everything grey. To ignore that people are different and that those differences are what makes a society vibrant.

    So the irony here is thick:

    The left has always chanted “celebrate diversity” while at the same time stamping out diversity….in everything.

    So if you wanted to build a business making 17th century colonial furniture replicas – and you had special talent and/or skills to do that – in Free America you can give it a go;

    In Socialist Utopia, government doesn’t give a single damm about what you want to do…get over to that tractor factory and get to work turning those bolts.

    1. You see an irony because you view politics along a single axis. But the “celebrate diversity” people you can meet in Whole Foods don’t want to force anyone to work in a tractor factory. They make a mistake when they call anyone on the right an authoritarian fascist, but you make the same mistake when you assume the leftwingers yu meet at Whole Foods are authoritarians.

      And among real authoritarians, some might ignore diversity but some communist governments did “celebrate” it, in the nasty way authoritarians celebrate: by forcing people into jobs according to their aptitude.

      1. The people in Whole Foods who *don’t* want to force anybody to do anything (which I suspect is far rarer than you think) do not matter. They will not be the ones using the cover of the Revolution to eliminate their fellow revolutionaries, seize power, and inflict their tyranny on the rest of the population (while enriching themselves as “appropriate” for their “selfless” work). They will at best be ignored, at worst enslaved or executed along with everyone else.

        See: Revolution, French; Revolution, Russian; or most revolutions, peaceful or otherwise, in Africa or Latin America.

  3. Human nature gets noticed just fine when it conforms with the narrative. For example, greed and avarice under capitalism is spotted quite readily. But somehow those negative emotions and behaviors vanish in the Socialist utopia.

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