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Saturday, November 25, 2023

The League of Race Pseudoscience Ghouls, Evolutionary Psychology Goons and Rightwing Grifters publishes a paper

This tweet from Bo Winegard not only 
tells you everything you need to know about 
that racist neo-Nazi dirtbag, but all you
need to know about the people who 
agree to co-author anything with him.

Jerry Coyne and the "Journal of Controversial Ideas" are promoting a paper written by the most 
contemptible gang of right-wing grifters, racists and race pseudoscience promoters who ever took money from Charles Koch and Peter Thiel.

This paper appears to be a pretentious version of another race pseudoscience coprolite, "Equalitarianism: A Source of Liberal Bias" by Bo Winegard, Cory Clark, Connor Hasty, Roy Baumeister. Winegard, Clark and Baumeister are listed as authors in both.

Just looking at the list of authors makes it clear this has nothing to do with science and everything to do with a rightwing political campaign.

The good news is that the fact that so many evolutionary psychologists are participating in this political campaign probably indicates that evolutionary psychology is being greeted increasingly with skepticism by real scientists. 

And since evolutionary psychology is indeed a pseudoscience - see biologist P. Z. Myers' explanation for exactly why - they have no option but to try to salvage their bogus wrong-side-of-science-history careers by aligning with Koch grifters and race pseudoscience ghouls.

As you might expect, professional racist Steve Sailer is thrilled that so many of his fellow racists have banded together.

Here's the gang:

Cory J. Clark https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3083-9179 cjclark@sas.upenn.eduLee JussimKomi FreySean T. StevensMusa al-Gharbi https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9433-7402Karl Aquino https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0710-4120J. Michael Bailey https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4756-1705NicoleBarbaroRoy F. Baumeister https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1413-3296April Bleske-Rechek https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3578-2105David Buss https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4467-7019Stephen Ceci https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2835-9707Marco Del GiudicePeter H. DittoJoseph P. ForgasDavid C. Geary https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3029-6343Glenn GeherSarah HaiderNathan Honeycutt https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6529-130XHrishikesh JoshiAnna I. KrylovElizabeth Loftus https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2230-6110Glenn LouryLouise LuMichael Macy https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0024-5027Chris C. MartinJohn McWhorterGeoffrey Miller https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6026-5372PamelaParesky https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0691-9811Steven Pinker https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2319-4085Wilfred ReillyCatherine Salmon https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0144-5207Steve Stewart-Williams https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8568-6846Philip E. TetlockWendy M.Williams https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6666-4000Anne E. Wilson https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7954-6038Bo M. WinegardGeorge Yancey https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5591-6604, and William von Hippel 

Let's break down the list of ghouls, goons and grifters:
What a collection of rightwing political operatives, reactionaries, racists, evolutionary psychologists and Quillette authors - and there is a lot of overlapping among those categories.

I don't think there's any reason to doubt that every damn one of them knows how extreme Bo Winegard is, and they either don't care because they agree with his extremism, or they are getting paid too much by their rightwing patrons to object to publicly working with a stupid, racist neo-Nazi.

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