The Corner

Bloggingheads on Homo Sap.

Razib Khan of Gene Expression and Greg Cochran of The 10,000 Year Explosion do an hour-long Bloggingheads, talking about the deep history of homo sap. and the ongoing — accelerating, according to Greg — evolution of our talented but bumptious little species.

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Education

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Elections

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More