Ta-Nehisi Coates and Occam’s Rubber Room


From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Occam’s Rubber Room

by Steve Sailer

ockhamIn the 14th century, the English philosopher William of Ockham introduced what has come to be known as Occam’s Razor for its usefulness in slicing through intellectual bloviations: Among competing theories that predict equally well, the simplest should be preferred.

About a decade ago, I coined the term Occam’s Butterknife to characterize the contemporary liberal insistence upon implausibly convoluted explanations.

padded+cellBut now that race man Ta-Nehisi Coates is back with a giant article in The Atlantic about The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality,” I need a more all-encompassing term to describe this increasingly fashionable rejection of reality. Let’s try: Occam’s Rubber Room.

Read the whole thing there.

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