My conspiracy thoughts were unfounded. Wade's back. Someone mentioned he was on leave to write a book. Like our fearless editor, he's British, which allows him to say slightly more dangerous things and get away with it.
A recent writing describes a study on Oxytocin's effect on in-group/outgroup feelings.
Somehow, this question-and-quote snuck into the story:
What does it mean that a chemical basis for ethnocentrism is embedded in the human brain? â€?In the ancestral environment it was very important for people to detect in others whether they had a long-term commitment to the group,â€? Dr. De Dreu said. â€?Ethnocentrism is a very basic part of humans, and itâ€™s not something we can change by education. That doesnâ€™t mean that the negative aspects of it should be taken for granted.â€?Ethnocentrism is not something we can change by education. Hmmm. We could face up to that reality and deal with it like adults, or melt into a pool of hysterics about Hitler and the Nazis. What will it be?