So, maybe I should just rename by blog to “Greg Clark: Please be my adviser.” I mean seriously, what am I doing here, he already gave me a pass on my prelim exam.
- MR is starting up its book symposium on Farewell to Alms
- Eric Falkenstein counters Warsh’s critique of the book
- Social Science++ (who appears to have a great little blog) has the cool NYT diagram explaining Clark’s data. (Note to self: visit this site soon)
- gnxp, responding to Ezra Klein responding to Andrew Sullivan, says Clark’s genetic claims can’t be ruled out theoretically, i.e. its possible for genes to change fast and significantly enough to prove Clark right
It’s too bad everyone (and Clark, I think) is assuming Clark’s finding show genetic changes. Culture seems to me to be much more likely. Why haven’t we heard from the Anthropologists? Grant McCracken? Anybody, anybody? Shouldn’t they be telling us all their theories for how culture gets transmitted?