Monthly Archives: January 2011

Genetic amplification versus G-E correlations

One curious aspect of IQ is that the heritability of it increases with age [3]. Given the nature of the increase, there are three plausible explanations. The increasing heritability is either a function of: 1) active GE correlations (rGE), 2) … Continue reading

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rénlèi běnxìng

Hans aren’t particularly tribal – it’s just that Western are unnaturally, and religiously so, universalistic. RISE OF THE HANS With China’s new prominence in global affairs, the Han race, which constitutes 90 percent of the Chinese population, is suddenly the … Continue reading

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homo natura

HOMO NATURA; to bring it about that man shall henceforth stand before man as he now, hardened by the discipline of science, stands before the OTHER forms of nature, with fearless Oedipus-eyes, and stopped Ulysses-ears, deaf to the enticements of … Continue reading

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The Other Tail of the Bell Curve

La Griffe has nice post on the Black-White familial mental retardation gap. As Steve Sailer notes, the MR gap is what led Jensen to begin investigating the race-IQ connection. Jensen makes a point of this gap in his infamous Harvard … Continue reading

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Blood libeling the right

Krugman spearheads a new effort to blood libel the right… It’s important to be clear here about the nature of our sickness. It’s not a general lack of “civility,” the favorite term of pundits who want to wish away fundamental … Continue reading

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Occam’s butter knife

Let’s play a game. The game is called “radical environmentalism.” The goal is to create the most parsimonious environmental explanation for a given set of results. Ready? Create the most parsimonious environmental explanation for the following set of data [4]: … Continue reading

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Immigrant Selection and Regression

So half of the mystery has been solved. West African immigrants do better than indigenous US African-Americans because of immigration selection. In her exhaustive analysis, Suzanne Model shows that the relative West African success can be explained in total by … Continue reading

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Pragmatic PC

I just came across this lovely piece by Eric Turkheimer (2007): If I may address my fellow Jews for a moment, consider this. How would you feel about a line of research into the question of whether Jews have a … Continue reading

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