Quote note (#348)

Retrieved from four years ago (by XS’s favorite HBD-blogger), and still perfect in its outrageous realism:

Daniel Freedman was a professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago. For his doctoral thesis, he did adoption studies with dogs. He had noticed that different dog breeds had different personalities, and thought it would be interesting to see if personality was inborn, or if it was somehow caused by the way in which the mother raised her puppies. Totally inborn. Little beagles were irrepressibly friendly. Shetland sheepdogs were most sensitive to a loud voice or the slightest punishment. Wire-haired terriers were so tough and aggressive that Dan had to wear gloves when playing with puppies that were only three weeks old. Basenjis were aloof and independent.

He decided to try the same thing with human infants of different breeds. Excuse me, different races. …

You’ll never guess what happens next (although, actually, the readers here are almost certain to).

The dog-breed analogy is used quite often, but probably still not enough. It’s pitched at the correct cladistic level, obviously. In addition, since ‘labrador supremacism’ sounds immediately ridiculous it should contribute to chipping a little stupidity from the race discussion.

April 4, 2017admin 26 Comments »
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  • Wagner Says:

    You’re right, this is a knockdown analogy. The leftists I’ve leveled it at have consistently devolved into panicked tantrums which clearly betrayed encroaching ego-dissolution.

    Brits vs. Germans = labrador retrievers vs. golden retrievers?

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    Tom Reply:

    No, more like beagle (jolly, obstinate, exploratory) vs poodle (serious, suggestible, territorial).

    Not exactly surprising breeds reflect the characters of the people who bred them. Ever met a Newfoundland? It’s a poor Irish fisherman in dog form. Strong as fuck, stoic almost to the point of self-harm. Complaint simply isn’t in his repertoire.

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    SVErshov Reply:

    some TV channels almost intentionally zoomorphic. but, common dogs are only ftiends we’ve got, why insult them ….

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    Seth Largo Reply:

    And my German Shepherd always used to growl whenever we walked by the local synagogue.

    /joke

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  • Alrenous Says:

    100% support renaming the human breeds after dog breeds to take the piss out of antiracists and superracists both.

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    Wagner Reply:

    As if Land isn’t a superracist by believing in the superiority of the future AI. If this AI is able to exist at the pinnacle of the hierarchy, it follows there is a race that can, and does. You techno-schmucks are indistinguishable from egalitarians.

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  • Seth Largo Says:

    My NRx avatar on twitter once got some geneticist who had written a “Races Aren’t Real!” article to admit that, yes, dog breeds and human races are perfectly analogous. He stopped talking to me when I asked if we should therefore conclude that the differences between chihuahuas and pit bulls don’t really matter. I’ll need to dig it up.

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  • Anonymous Says:

    “Would [REDACTED] commanders be less likely to feel obligated to stay awake during ongoing operations?” – The Neurocognitive Divide

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    Posted on April 4th, 2017 at 11:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • Kino Says:

    @Alrenous

    True that. The Microzoft AI will most certainly run as the same Petri dish.

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  • whichisit Says:

    >XS’s favorite HBD-blogger
    Quite funny, considering you lionise China, which has a more ‘clannish’ population than any country west and north of Istanbul.

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  • Wagner Says:

    https://twitter.com/Outsideness/status/849457183402209280

    You’re doin’ it wrong, Land. Best to be a scumbag no one understands. Philosophy and untimeliness, they might as well be synonyms. Christianity/Potter-based subversion, c’mon man, how about go full steam ahead at frogtwitter. Yeah yeah you’re a polite Briton I get it, but here’s some ammo: frogtwitter is intensely insecure about a few select abbreviations: BBC, Muslim T, and Jewish IQ. You have the rhetorical capacity to stick a fire-cracker up its ass and let it explode, like kids used to do back in the day with frogs, for fun. Are 50-somethings capable of fun anymore? Btw, any Freudians reading this: I admit everything.

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    Rasputin Reply:

    Perhaps a Crufts to showcase different racial attributes is what is needed?

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    Wagner Reply:

    hahahahaha

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  • Pseudo-chrysostom Says:

    Never put pussy on a pedestal Nick.

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  • An Fomoire Says:

    From the National Review article you retweeted, on Macron vs Le Pen in French Election:

    “[Jacques] calls [Le Pen] “Marine,” as if they are friends … as a former member of the now-routed Parti Communiste, he also likes Benoît Hamon’s idea of taxing robots, which he regards as insidious traitors that are stealing human jobs.”

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    Also:

    “[Le Pen] takes skepticism toward immigration and trade to unpalatably farcical levels.”

    “Please, if we just go slow enough, I’m sure we’ll all like it!”

    Also what I told my first tryst.

    [Aside: NR irritates in that it forces us to include a link when Ctrl-C-ing. As if I’ll give them more traffic!]

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    An Fomoire Reply:

    I really hate to quote more, but:

    “To combine a lack of economic growth with an impermeable elite class is, we are learning, to develop an especially toxic brew.”

    Indeed, we figured that out the the Roman Republic collapsed. The interesting question is whether we can draw further analogues; are Le Pen and Trump Gracchii or Julii?

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    Seth Largo Reply:

    Impermeability of the elite as a byproduct of elite overproduction. Discuss.

    Posted on April 5th, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply | Quote
  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    Nick Land attempts to tame the possibilities of biological profusion, using the nostalgia for modes of canine domestication, revealing a hitherto hidden penchant for a peculiarly cynical categorisation!

    Big W (Wagner), gaining momentum now, using Nietzschean impetus and routes, is on his way to demolishing both the All-Trite and Neoreaction!

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    Wagner Reply:

    More Destruktion: http://imgur.com/aTf6XIU

    Looks like Land should move to India. Even those incompetent Brits make more than the Chinese, that’s got to tell you something.

    I’d like Lil art to follow my example and cut into himself now but Idk if Indians are any good at that.

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  • Lex Corvus Says:

    This can’t be right. We’re assured by no less an authority than Bill Nye the Science Guy that dog breeds don’t exist.

    “They’re all dogs!” says he.

    I think he meant to say, “There’s only one breed—the Dog Breed.”

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    SVErshov Reply:

    it appears stupid at first. but if one stupid can be used to defit another stupid, then it can be considered as an instrument. current race discourse perhaps is best example of exremely demented intellectualism. contagious shait. even my dog knows how to play stupid, pretending sick on raining day.

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    Seth Largo Reply:

    Lol, that’s fuckin hilarious. Thanks for sharing. At least Nye follows his presuppositions where they lead.

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    John Hannon Reply:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4reSPNfBO4

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  • Wagner Says:

    Syria: Let it be a garbage disposal program.

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