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Monday, February 5, 2024

Aporia - the most prominent bunker full of racists on Substack

There is an entry up on Rational Wiki for Aporia now, and it could not be more timely, since mainstream media has finally caught on to how extreme Aporia is.

Only a few months after Jonathan Katz got the word out about how cozy Substack is with Nazis.

I wrote about how the Substack founders are big fans of race pseudoscience promoters a couple of years ago.

The Rational Wiki entry for Aporia demonstrates that Aporia is a gathering place for the usual right-wing and racist, transphobic and misogynist ghouls who are also associated with the International Society for Intelligence Research, and Quillette and the Unz Review and the Manhattan Institute.

I can't believe Steven Pinker and Michael Shermer haven't shown up yet - so many of their fellow hereditarians are there.

From the Rational Wiki entry:

The staff of Aporia Magazine are proponents of HBD, i.e. hereditarianism and racialism[34]:Editor-in-Chief: Matthew Archer, a hereditarian[35] who wants to increase "native fertility" in European countries,[36] dislikes immigration and has strong links to far-right individuals. He has defended the discredited racist research of Emil Kirkegaard and Richard Lynn.[10][11][37] In December 2023, Archer attended a meeting with Edward Dutton.[38]Executive editor: Bo Winegard, a hereditarian known for his pseudoscientific views about race.[39] He was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Marietta College until but was fired in March 2020.[40] Winegard has written many controversial articles for Aporia advocating "race realism" and white identity politics.[3][4][41][42][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][50][51] In November 2023, he wrote a dialogue for Aporia supporting "white identity politics", is sympathetic to a "free association" segregation of races and wants to preserve "white civilisation".[41] Winegard is also a writer for Quillette.[52]Editor: Noah Carl, a sociologist who in 2018 was stripped of a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge University after it was discovered he had been publishing racist papers.[53][54][55] For example, Carl had written papers for Emil Kirkegaard's controversial OpenPsych pseudojournalsand a paper for the white supremacist journal Mankind Quarterly.[56][57] At Aporia, Carl spends most of his time complaining about immigration and multiculturalism.[58][59][60][61][62][63] As of 2024, Carl is still involved with Kirkegaard's OpenPsych journal as an editor and reviewer.[64][65][66]Podcast host: Diana Fleischman, an evolutionary psychologist and anti-transgender activist, also known for her criticism of veganism.[67][68] Fleischman was a speaker at the far-right pro-natalist Natal Conference in 2023 with far-right extremists including Kevin Dolan and Raw Egg Nationalist.[69][70] She openly identifies as a eugenicist.[71][72]


 Magazine writers

Eugenicists and far-right influencers who have written articles for Aporia, include: Jonathan Anomaly, a eugenicist who has written articles for Quillette and co-authored papers with Bo Winegard.[73][74] For Aporia, he has co-authored an article with Diana Fleischman and Ives Parr defending embryo selection.[75] Anomaly was a speaker at the far-right Natal Conference in 2023.[69][70]  
Edward Dutton, a white supremacist, anti-vegan and transphobe who writes articles for the white nationalist site VDARE and The Unz Review.[76][77] He is regular speaker on neo-Nazi Mark Collett's podcast Patriotic Weekly Review.[78][79] He has written articles for OpenPsych and has a long history of collaborating with white nationalist Richard Spencer.[80]In 2021, the Anti-Defamation League noted that "Richard Spencer currently co-hosts a podcast, called Radix Live, with Edward Dutton that often features explicit racist rhetoric and furthers antisemitic conspiracies".[81] Dutton was investigated by the University of Oulu and found guilty of scientific misconduct due to plagiarism.[82] PZ Myers has described Dutton as a racist fraud.[83] For Aporia, Dutton wrote an article on the Flynn Effect citing discredited research of Michael A. Woodley of Menie.[84] 
George Francis, a HBD pseudoscientist, interracial porn addict and close friend of white nationalist Emil Kirkegaard who is obsessed with researching black men's penis size.[85]Francis has written papers for OpenPsych.[86] For Aporia, he has written an article arguing that black men have the biggest penis size (based on a useless sex worker survey he conducted) and Africa needs to manufacturer larger condoms.[87] 
Peter Frost, a far-right anthropologist and HBD pseudoscientist[88] who was interviewed by the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance.[89] Frost has authored articles for the alt-right website The Unz Review[90] and papers for OpenPsych.[91] For Aporia, he has written articles defending the existence of biological races.[92][93][94]

James Thompson, a psychologist and HBD pseudoscientist who holds sexist and racist opinions. Thompson has written that "if women are really important for business success, surely this would show from the very beginning, when companies are being formed" and and "if women were crucial they would innovate and overturn established male businesses with their fresher management techniques".[95] He is a regular columnist on the The Unz Review.[96] One of Thompson's articles for Aporia is titled "Why are black children 11 times more likely to be strip-searched?".[97][98] In another article for Aporia he argued that intelligence research is more important than combating climate change or curing cancer.[99][100]

Joseph Bronski, a pseudonym of a HBD pseudoscientist who writes papers for OpenPsych.[101][102] He wrote an article for Aporia claiming geniuses in society have disappeared.[103] He is certainly no genius himself.

Ives Parr, a eugenicist who supports embryo selection and has criticized trans rights.[75][104] Also a hereditarian and an Arthur Jensen fan.[105]

Ben Winegard, a critic of Black Lives Matter who has written for Quillette with his brother.[106] Winegard has written an article for Aporia criticizing psychotherapy.[107]



As with the writers, Aporia's podcast speakers have included plenty of racists and unpleasant individuals:Malcolm Collins, a eugenicist and pro-natalist who attended the far-right Natal Conference in 2023.[69][70][108]
Charles Murray, a political scientist best known for co-authoring The Bell Curve. Murray has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist and "one of the most influential social scientists in America, using racist pseudoscience and misleading statistics to argue that social inequality is caused by the genetic inferiority of the Black and Latino communities, women and the poor."[109] He appeared on the Aporia podcast with Helmuth Nyborg, titled "Are Multicultural Societies Doomed?".[110]
Helmuth Nyborg, a retired developmental psychologist who supports HBD pseudoscience and attends neo-Nazi and white nationalist events. Nyborg was interviewed by white supremacist Stefan Molyneux in 2016.[111] Nyborg was a speaker at the Scandza Forum (Guide to Kulchu) in 2019 and attended the event in 2023 with Edward Dutton and Emil Kirkegaard.[112][113]Nyborg was personally interviewed by Aporia[114] and appeared on the podcast with Charles Murray.[110]
Simone Collins[126]
Alex Kaschuta[130], an anti-vegan and transphobe who has commented that trans children is "pedophilia with extra steps".[131] Kaschuta is the host of The Subversive Podcast which has featured eugenicist and pro-natalists such as Simone and Malcolm Collins, far-right anti-vegan activist Raw Egg Nationalist and white supremacists such as Anatoly Karlin and Steve Sailer.[132][133][134][135] 
J. Michael Bailey[138][139], a controversial professor of psychology who has a history of writing offensive comments about bisexual, homosexual and transgender people.[140] He has commented that "evolutionarily, homosexuality is a big mistake" and claimed that bisexual men do not exist as all men are either "gay, straight, or lying".[140] Bailey was a member of white supremacist Steve Sailer's Human Biodiversity Institute.[141]
Amy Wax[142], a controversial law professor who has has a history of making racist and white supremacist statements.[143] Wax has publicly stated that "on average, Blacks have lower cognitive ability than whites" and the country is "better off with fewer Asians" as long as they tend to vote for Democrats.[144] Wax invited white supremacist Jared Taylor to speak to her students.[145] Wax has stated, "Let us be candid. Europe and the first world, to which the United States belongs, remain mostly white, for now; and the third world, although mixed, contains a lot of non-white people. Embracing cultural distance, cultural-distance nationalism, means, in effect, taking the position that our country will be better off with more whites and fewer non-whites."[146] Penn Law School's dean, Theodore Ruger, called Wax's statements about Asians "racist", "white supremacist", and "diametrically opposed to the policies and ethos of this institution".[147] In 2023, Penn Law initiated disciplinary proceedings against Wax.[147] 
Gregory Clark (Greg Clark)[148], a controversial economic historian who advocates eugenics and hereditarianism. Aporia describes Clark as "one of the world's most important hereditarian scholars".[148] Clark has written for Quillette.[149] He dismisses cultural, economic and social dimensions of inheritance and has been accused of misusing evolution.[150] An article in 2014 noted that Clark "says African Americans’ long, difficult struggle hasn’t been caused by discrimination. Because French Canadians also have struggled to progress, and have not faced racism, discrimination can’t be the reason African Americans have had trouble. Therefore, it must be a problem of genes".[150] In 2021, Clark was a scheduled speaker at the Adam Smith Business School in Glasgow but the event was postponed amid pressure from student groups.[151][152] Clark's eugenics research is cited on Emil Kirkegaard's website.[153]
Nathan Cofnas[154][155] 
Razib Khan[156][157], an advocate of hereditarianism who attended the International Society for Intelligence Research conference in 2023.[158] 
Gavan Tredoux[159], a eugenicist who has written biographies of Francis Galton and JBS Haldane.[160] 
Zac Kriegman[161], a former director of data science at Thomson Reuters who alleges he was fired for questioning Black Lives Matter.

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