3:06 PM Apr 16, 2011

by Rob Ritchie

Unearthing Matriarchy

The possibility that a candidate for a position in biology, anthropology, or, say, English literature might secretly harbor the idea that God created the universe or that the Bible is true, is a danger not to be brooked. But apparently, the possibility that a candidate believes that human society was “matriarchal” until about 5,000 years ago is perfectly within the range of respectable opinion appropriate for campus life.


Arguing with those who put stock in the ancient matriarchy story, however, is pretty much like trying to disabuse those who believe that the etchings in the plains of Peru were made by space aliens. Some stories are just too good to relinquish no matter how poorly they stand up to critical inspection.

If you are concerned about the deterioration of the respect for science in our universities, please read it all.

6:41 PM Apr 4, 2011

by Rob Ritchie

A terrific piece at one of my new favorite site: Ricochet.

Why We Have Game Theory

Let me get this straight...

9:43 AM Apr 3, 2011by Rob Ritchie

The French rejected a statue because the breasts were too big?

French mayor upset about statue's breasts

OK, I'll just say it: the guy's a homo.


Richard Goldstone regrets...

9:21 AM Apr 3, 2011by Rob Ritchie

From John Podhoretz: Have a Rotten Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone

At Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Richard Goldstone Confirms He Was A Useful Idiot