Sailer In TakiMag: Nature And Nurture In The Super Bowl
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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

Nature and Nurture in the NFL
Steve Sailer

February 07, 2024

This Sunday’s Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs includes a fun cast of characters, such as Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes, Nick Bosa, Travis Kelce, and Taylor Swift, straight out of countless posts I’ve done over the years about stereotypes, exceptions to the rules, and trendsetters. Granted, I’m probably about the 50 millionth biggest National Football League fan in the country (the NFL is popular), but even I’ve noticed a few things (with the help of my friend Charles Norman).

For example, I’m always interested in exceptions to the rule because they point out tendencies that we might otherwise overlook. Literal-minded readers are constantly reminding me that, logically, an exception to the rule can’t possibly exist because if there is an exception, then it’s not a rule. But I’m interested in the human world where there are mostly only likelihoods rather than absolutes.

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