Savage Minds Reader Survey Results Part 2: Education, Work & Debt

Earlier this year we conducted the Savage Minds Reader Survey. Kerim described some of the demographic results in this post. Here I’ll provide a very brief recap. The majority of the responses came from readers in North America (62.8%) and Western Europe (16.7%). In terms of gender, 57% chose “female,” 43% chose “male” and two … Continue reading Savage Minds Reader Survey Results Part 2: Education, Work & Debt

Botox = Genetic Fitness

Botox injections, a personal trainer, and a fashion consultant can help make one more genetically fit! Don’t believe me? Just read what Razib has to say! I had better go get a nose job so that I’m not contributing to “random genetic drift”!

Autistic Culture: celebrating neurodiversity

A couple of months ago, one of “Kerim’s posts”:http://savageminds.org/2005/06/19/funny-you-dont-look-jewish/ led to a mini-discussion in the comments section about the site “Gene Expression”:http://gnxp.com/. Within this discussion, the use of the term ethno-autism was brought up. As defined by Razib, the author of “this post”:http://www.gnxp.com/MT2/archives/001967.html at Gene Expression, ethno-autism is an: inability to conceive other peoples and … Continue reading Autistic Culture: celebrating neurodiversity

Anthropology’s Guns, Germs, and Steel Problem

Kerim suggested Savage Minds mount a response to the recent “PBS special”:http://www.pbs.org/previews/gunsgermssteel/ (link courtesy of Kerim) on the theories of self-described polylingual polymath “Jared Diamond”:http://www.truthout.org/docs_05/010805G.shtml (scroll down to “about the author”). Rex, our Melanesianist and thus an obvious choice to take up the task, was unfortunately departing for China just at that time. None of … Continue reading Anthropology’s Guns, Germs, and Steel Problem