Why Pinker? Why "Pinkerite"?

Hello and welcome to Pinkerite. Pinkerite (will be) a podcast (and this related website) looking at race science and the Intellectual Dark Web with a focus on Steven Pinker. Why Pinker? According to Bari Weiss, who wrote the definitive article about the Intellectual Dark Web for the New York Times in May 2018, Pinker is the exemplar of Intellectual Dark Web respectability. She wrote: More

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The priorities of the Intellectual Dark Web

Jordan Peterson, a Weiss-identified member of
the Intellectual Dark Web and a proud Islamaphobe
Jerry Coyne was not named as a member of the "Intellectual Dark Web" in Bari Weiss's article but since he's Steven Pinker's personal spokesman (although Coyne prefers "Pinker's Lapdog Bulldog") and hates Muslims and the Southern Poverty Law Center I think that qualifies him for honorary membership.

Coyne recently had plenty to say against the SPLC because its founder Morris Dees was let go by the organization.

He had almost nothing to say about the mass murder at the mosque in Christchurch.

But a search of his blog makes it apparent that Jerry Coyne has plenty to say against Islam and Muslims.

Meanwhile Candace Owens, who was named in the Weiss article apparently has a big fan in the mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant who wrote:

Beyond his white nationalistic views, he claimed to be an environmentalist and said he is a fascist who believes China is the nation that most aligns with his political and social values. He said he has contempt for the wealthiest 1 percent. And he singled out American conservative commentator Candace Owens as the person who had influenced him the most, while saying "the extreme actions she calls for are too much, even for my tastes."
I wonder which other members of the Intellectual Dark Web have influenced mass murderers.