Every few months I read about some turds dropped by this evolutionary psychologist and his penchant for spectacularly prejudiced Just So stories. Name an oppressive expression of the kyriarchy and the odds are good that Kanazawa has a “scientific” explanation for why it’s right and proper.
This week he let us know that he’s absolutely sure that the whole world agrees with him that black women are “objectively” uglier than other women.
The response from the blogosphere has been a resounding Fuck That Noise. His post has since been taken down, but you can read it in full here.
Psychology Today is the place that gives this guy a cyber-megaphone. Why?
NB: this post is tagged pseudoscience because that’s what Kanazawa presents in his web posts. This does not mean that I think that all evolutionary psychology research is pseudoscience. It does however seem to attract a lot of folks with a spectacular line in hand waving.