In April of last year, Science published a many-authored paper arguing that race is a “sociopolitical construct rather than a biological one”. The…

January 2023

These days, once-great academic institutions are fond of commissioning long reports into their historical “links” with slavery, racism and/or eugenics…
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Nobody knows quite when the war in Ukraine will end, but it shows no signs of ending any time soon. Recent fighting in the Bakhmut area has been…
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Nick Bostrom is a philosopher at Oxford who works on topics like existential risk and human enhancement. I haven’t read much of his work, but people I…
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This article first appeared in the Daily Sceptic. The Daily Sceptic’s purpose is to question the conventional wisdom – something that’s more important…
Who's winning the war in Ukraine?Listen now (72 min) | A discussion with Anatoly Karlin
Bryan Caplan is one of the few pro-immigration activists who takes his arguments to their conclusion: open borders. He believes there should be…
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December 2022

It’s the end of the year, and I’d once again like to say a big thanks to all my paid subscribers. Without your support, this newsletter wouldn’t exist…
Back in 2019, Michael Woodley and I published ‘A scientometric analysis of controversies in the field of intelligence research’. By consulting books and…
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“The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler,” said Machiavelli, “is to look at the men he has around him”. If we look at the men (and…
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What was Uncle Sam up to in Ukraine?
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In the debate over the causes of group differences in IQ, it is often claimed that no serious scientist believes genes play a significant role. The only…
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