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Why Human Beings Did Not Evolve To Be Giants

The idea of evolutionary advantage can be a double-edged sword. You can explain away some bits of the mystery of existence with it and you can make some other aspects infinitely murkier. On Quora, someone asked why we have not evolved to be giants. Below is my answer.

Modern human beings are probably smaller, weaker, and more prone to physical damage than their ancestors were. We used to be more…

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Nationalism and the Dangerous Myth of a World Without Borders

Do you believe in a world without borders?

I don’t. Here is why.

Every time I hear someone say nations and communities are evil constructs and what we should all try to belong to is ‘humanity’, I begin to wonder what that particular person means by ‘humanity’. Would she, for example, be comfortable being in the same house with people who believe girls do not deserve education? Would she be okay…

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Biblical Fear of Knowledge Permeates Modern Western Storytelling

Here is one way in which comic books misrepresent the real world.

The average archnemesis in the story book hero world is an evil sorceror, a mad scientist, or some other kind of fiendish schemer. What they have in common is that they are intelligent. The “heroes” they are up against are often good-natured oafs who save the day (and get the girl) by flexing their muscles.

​​So intelligence is…

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Race and Marketability in Popular Entertainment

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Popular fantasy has for long had a group of critics who complain about its ‘race problem’. Simply put, in most novels, the heroes, wizards, queens and witches are almost always White. Only yesterday, I read a rather angry piece by David Dennis Jr on the new Ridley Scott movie Exodus. Apparently…

“Moses is White. The Pharaoh is White. Tuya is super White and Joshua is Jesse Pinkman. Not only are…

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America has a Saviour Complex

America has a Saviour Complex

I wonder if there is any part of India where a child, studying about the history of racism in America, decides to be a voice for the voiceless in the US of A. I wonder if he thinks, ‘I want to be a reformer when I grow up and I will work towards the upliftment of oppressed black people in white-dominated America.’

I think not. And it is not because he is not compassionate. I think it is because…

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