Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell

Jonathan Anomaly is a core faculty member of the Freedom Center, and Assistant Professor in the PPEL Program, at the University of Arizona.. Brian Boutwell is an Associate Professor of Criminology

Sociology’s Stagnation Part II: Genetic Confounding

Sociology’s Stagnation Part II: Genetic Confounding

And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening The Sound of Silence, by Simon & Garfunkel Remember the financial crisis of 2008? Imagine another one hits in a few years and economists debate how we should respond. Some

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Education
Why Citing a Scientific Study Does Not Finish An Argument

Why Citing a Scientific Study Does Not Finish An Argument

“Actually Studies Show…” Chances are you’ve found yourself in a heated conversation among a group of friends, family, or colleagues when someone throws down the gauntlet: “Actually, studies show…” Some nod in silent agreement, others check their text messages, and finally someone changes the subject. It’

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Science / Tech
If You’re Reading This Essay, You Should Probably Have (More) Children

If You’re Reading This Essay, You Should Probably Have (More) Children

The 20th century saw explosive population growth, fueled by a combination of declining infant mortality, decreasing violence and steady growth in agricultural productivity. These trends resulted in large part from technological advances  —  like chemical fertilizers, genetically modified food, antibiotics, and vaccines  —  which acted as a tremendous boon to human welfare.

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Science / Tech
Monks in High Towers: A Plea to Our Fellow Academics

Monks in High Towers: A Plea to Our Fellow Academics

“The man who knows more and more about less and less is becoming a public nuisance”¹ Emblazoned above the entrance to the religion department at Florida State University is an inscription: The half of knowledge is to know where to find knowledge. The imperative of knowing where to find knowledge

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Education
What is a Sexist?

What is a Sexist?

What kinds of statements about men and women constitute sexism? Is it sexist to say, for example, that on average, men are taller than women or that women live longer than men? Most people already accept the obvious truth that men and women differ in these physiological respects, and it

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Art and Culture
What is a Racist? Why Moral Progress Hinges on Getting the Answer Right

What is a Racist? Why Moral Progress Hinges on Getting the Answer Right

The charge of “racist” represents a scalpel that has been substantially dulled in recent years. The result is an inability to cut cleanly around the cancerous tissue of racism. The term has been co-opted by well-meaning social justice advocates, and is no longer reserved for people who treat members of

Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell
Jonny Anomaly and Brian Boutwell