Category Archives: IQ

Accidental Schadenfreude Is a Beautiful Thing: The Charles Murray Edition

By way of Jesse Taylor, we learn that Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and longtime advocate of a genetic basis for the racial difference in IQ scores, will release a book on the growing socioeconomic divisions. In the … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: Alabama Whites Are Genetically Inferior to Massachusetts Whites (FOR REALZ!)

Every so often, like a bad case of hemorrhoids, the race/IQ/genetics kerfuffle flairs up. Well, the Mad Biologist can settle it once and for all. NAEP math scores have been used as proxies for IQ (pdf, pdf)*. If we look … Continue reading

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A Question About IQ and NAEP Math Scores

With all the recent buzz about IQ, it’s not clear to me how lower IQ scores are supposed to be attributable to racial differences, while lower NAEP math scores for minorities are attributable to Teachers Unions (the Evilest Force for … Continue reading

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Racial Differences in IQ Only Manifest at Age 2

Once again, the IQ race wars have flared up again (here, here, here, here, and here). I’ve never been a big fan of IQ except to identify people who are very smart or very dim–which were the original purposes of … Continue reading

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Palin Is Ignorant, Not Stupid: For Palinists, That’s a Feature, Not a Bug

Palin, and many like her, don’t see politics as a way of fixing mundane, even if severe problems.
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C Is for Cookie, but Is It Good Enough for Delayed Gratification and Linear Regression?

Doubts about the significance of the cookie experiment. It’s not necessarily good enough for me.
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HuffPo: The Scientific Method Is Like TOTALLY Hitler. Or Something

Huffington ad absurdum: the scientific method as child abuse.
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Actually, It Matters How Liberals Are Smarter

Where do the differences between liberals and conservatives arise: is this primarily knowledge, abstract reasoning, or a general difference?
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What Is the Heritability of Being an A–hole?

Granted, being an asshole isn’t a very precise trait, but why is this question never asked? Perhaps, with early intervention, Charles Murray might not have become an asshole.
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David Brooks on Genetics and Human Intelligence…

In some conservative circles, claiming a genetic basis for intelligence is all the rage. Thankfully, one prominent conservative isn’t doing so.
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