Gene Expression

My friend John Derbyshire chronicles his spiritual devolution over the past few years….

Comments

  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    October 30, 2006

    I think it’s interesting that he cites age and parenthood as two factors contributing to lack of belief. I wouldn’t have imagined that. (Except for the simple case of someone being raised in a religious environment, then dropping their faith when they manage to step outside the box for a while)

  2. #2 razib
    October 30, 2006

    Except for the simple case of someone being raised in a religious environment

    to be clear, john’s dad was a militant atheist. his religion was absorbed from his schooling years.

  3. #3 James Kabala
    October 30, 2006

    I remember when Derbyshire was NR’s resident entertaining reactionary crank. His gradual evolution into resident entertaining anti-social conservative crank has been interesting to watch. I wonder if he will ever drop his anti-gay stance? It’s such a key part of his persona, but it sits so uncomfortably now with all his other social issue positions.

  4. #4 razib
    October 30, 2006

    His gradual evolution into resident entertaining anti-social conservative crank has been interesting to watch. I wonder if he will ever drop his anti-gay stance?

    the anti-gay stance is one of intuitive personal aversion, so prolly not. unlike other social conservatives it is less from socially conditioned conviction that pure disgust and aversion.

  5. #5 Ramesh
    November 5, 2008

    Razib, read this rant from your friend. Weird.

  6. #6 razib
    November 5, 2008

    hey, john doesn’t play to the audience, does he? :-) and the corner is in my RSS, so i saw it, and if you read his comments re: b. hussein obama it isn’t so weird.