Steven Pinker on scientific genealogy

Steven Pinker explores The Genealogy Craze in America in TNR. He covers most of the angles, and expands a bit out from a laser-like focus on scientific genealogy toward the relevance of relatedness in the evolution of social behavior.


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Steven Pinker has responded to Lakoff's reply in TNR.

I wish Oprah would make her mind up. First she was really gratified about being a Zulu, and now she's empowered about being a Kpelle.

I'd like to feel empowered about my great great great uncle founding a brewery in Trieste, but I don't like beer. Drift, evidently.

Or the other great great great uncle who opened a funeral parlour in New York. Not too keen on that either.

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