“The War Against Human Nature in the Social Sciences”

Ethnologist Frank Salter has an ongoing series at Quadrant, which some readers might be interested in:

The War Against Human Nature in the Social Sciences
The War against Human Nature II: Gender Studies (Part 1)
The War against Human Nature II: Gender Studies (Part 2)

The War Against Human Nature III: Part I: Race and the Nation in the Media
The War Against Human Nature III: Part II: Race and the Nation in the Universities

Our feeling over at Occidentalist is that the best way to unmask the fraud in the social sciences is to demonstrate the falseness of claim that there are null congenital racial differences in intelligence. Cultural marxist social scientists, at least in the Anglosphere, have labored the most, using hook and crook, to secure this claim. We are not certain that the Marxists are actually incorrect. We are certain, though, that academic fraud of an epic proportion has been engaged in to advance this position. In an ideal world, scientific fraud would establish scientific fraud. Unmasking it would simply involve pointing it out, which is not difficult. But, in our world it’s implicitly accepted that the ends justify the means, at times. If scientific fraud is being committed to undermine a false claim (e.g., there are congenital race differences in intelligence), then, many ask, is it truly fraud? Well, of course, it’s truly “scientific fraud.” But that isn’t the question which many ask. They ask: “Is it truly fraud?” One can take a meta-scientific approach and look at the false claim as a type of social fraud. If so, using scientific fraud to battle social fraud could be seen as a good or as justified if reducing social fraud is given a higher priority than reducing scientific fraud; if so, reducing social fraud by use of the scientific type results in a net decrease in overall value weighted fraud. Over at Occidentalist, we have come to recognize that this is how many people think. They justify their engagement in academic fraud on the grounds that doing so helps them fight what they perceive as the more pressing problem i.e., social fraud or as it is typically called “social injustice.” To demonstrate that these individuals are really engaging in fraud, one, given the logic of ends and means, has to demonstrate that the claims being defended are, in fact, false.

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4 Responses to “The War Against Human Nature in the Social Sciences”

  1. x says:

    been working on scanning up his book! hopefully will be done in about a week.

  2. James says:

    Have you thought about also touching sex differences, not just race differences?

  3. B.B. says:

    From The War Against Human Nature III: Part I: Race and the Nation in the Media:
    [Franz Boas’s] 1912 research, a keystone document in the effort to radicalise American social science, was recently shown to be fallacious, not in the data collected by junior colleagues but in the statistical analysis conducted by Boas, a master statistician.[4]

    [4] Sparks, C. S. and R. L. Jantz (2002). “A re-assessment of human cranial plasticity: Boas revisited.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science http://www.pnas.org 99(23): 14636-14639.

    Gravlee, et al criticized Sparks & Jantz for attributing to Boas a position he explicitly rejected.

  4. There is a documentary series called “Brainwash” that had some excellent coverage of gender and racial differences:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ2xrnyH2wQ – Gender is not a social construct at all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUxpMBl7RBY – Excellent Coverage of racial differences.

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