The common thread of this post is censorship.
Oddly enough, Dr. Peterson just got locked out of his YouTube account:
YouTube seems to be already implementing its new, vaguely-defined content policies. A Canadian university professor, Jordan B. Peterson, has been locked out of his YouTube account.
Born in 1962, Peterson is a clinical psychologist and cultural critic. He has taught at McGill University, the #University Of Toronto, and has worked as an assistant and an associate professor in the psychology department at Harvard. Professor Peterson wasn’t very well known outside academic circles until the Bill C-16 controversy.
Bill C-16 controversy
Bill C-16 is a law passed by the Canadian Parliament in 2016. It is meant to “protect individuals from discrimination within the sphere of federal jurisdiction and from being the targets of hate propaganda, as a consequence of their gender identity or their gender expression,” as published on Library of Parliament Research Publications and the official Parliament of Canada website.
The people who censor Peterson would also probably like to censor the following:
>In the February edition of the group’s magazine Apple Town, provided to guests at Canada’s Coast Hotels, Apa Hotels founder Toshio Motoya is quoted as saying: “Jewish people control American information, finance, and laws, and they benefit greatly from globalization because they move their massive profits to tax havens so they don’t have to pay any taxes. Many Jewish people support the Democratic Party.”
>The real estate entrepreneur made the comments in an article bearing the subtitle: “An American counteroffensive against Jewish globalism.”
(M) The U.S. no longer has to depend on the Middle East for oil. The Middle East was traditionally a European territory, but the U.S. tried to invade during the Gulf War. In the background to American wars, from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, is always the defense industry and international finance capital. “International finance capital” means “Jewish capital.” Jewish people control American information, finance, and laws, and they benefit greatly from globalization because they move their massive profits to tax havens so they don’t have to pay any taxes. Many Jewish people support the Democratic Party. They are the top 1% as described by Thomas Piketty, and the remaining 99% feel dissatisfaction and anger towards them. We can view Trump’s victory as an explosion of these feelings because there is no other explanation for more than 50% of white women choosing Trump, who repeatedly made reckless remarks that were very discriminatory against women.
The monogamy debate:
One science team claims humans are naturally monogamous:
A blogger claims that humans are not naturally monogamous:
same blogger links to:
plus other dead links.
call for epistemic modesty:
The title is probably an allusion to Schopenhauer:
biology is weird and so is RNA
LR regarding show trials:
Vonnegut regarding writing style:
Note that he cites E. B. White as a stylist; but what did White write?
Apparently The New Yorker and a few readable books, including one with Thurber.