Nerds: Have I mentioned before that Steve Sailer rocks? He writes today at VDARE that he started to study social statistics when he was 12 or 13 and had a letter to the editor concerning individual differences published in National Review when he was 14!
I RARELY encounter college students who love data. Oh yes, they all want to help people and save the world, but a passion for facts is rare indeed. When I find this kind of student, I want to kiss them. Not infrequently, I asked them to help me with research projects. Sure, many of them are nerdy, but I raise my glass to all the geeks of the world. Others laugh at you. Girls reject you. But you are my heroes. Without you, we'd still be living in grass huts.