This is part 1 in a 6-part exchange between Konstantin Kisin and myself. I will be writing parts 1, 3 and 5; Konstantin will be writing parts 2, 4 and…
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The midwit meme (whose template is shown above) has become one of the most popular memes of recent years. For those who don’t know it, the meme pokes…
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In discussions surrounding (living or deceased) individuals who’ve been targeted for cancellation, the question often arises, “Is he a racist?” The…
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I want to begin this essay by congratulating the editors of Nature Human Behaviour. On 18 August, they published an editorial specifying that they…
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The economic future of the WestListen now (67 min) | In this podcast, I discuss the economic future of the West with Steve Davies. A historian, he is currently Head of Education at…
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In her book The Genetic Lottery, Paige Harden claims “there is zero evidence that genetics explains racial differences in outcomes like education”. And…
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Social class. It’s a concept with a very troubled history. And by now, you might have thought it would be relegated firmly to the past – a curiosity…
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Last week, a minor cancellation took place at the ISIR conference in Vienna (ISIR stands for ‘International Society for Intelligence Research’). Emil…
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A new paper on belief in conspiracy theories has been doing the rounds on Twitter. The researchers asked Democrats and Republicans whether they believed…
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In modern samples, fertility has a weak relationship with intelligence. The typical finding is of a correlation around r = –.1 between number of…
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National IQs – estimates of the average IQ in different countries – were first compiled by Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen for their 2002 book IQ and the…
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Following the announcement of Justice Breyer’s retirement from the US Supreme Court, President Biden said the following as regards his replacement…
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