Satoshi Kanazawa. Some of you may recognize that name. He’s an evolutionary psychologist known for making arguments such as “black women are ugly … according to science” and “Africans are dumb … according to science.”
He’s at it again, this time at Big Think, declaring that his blindfolded bobbing-for-apples dip into the “data” has shown him that black women and Asian men are less attractive … you know, “scientifically”.
It’s a gross, insulting misuse of research data. I only post it here for two reasons:
- So everyone can see an example of the importance of thinking critically, and not believing things just because a science-y person says them.
- And so you’ll get a chance to go read P.Z. Myers’ evisceration of Kanazawa’s “science”