In reply to: Scott Alexander’s Learning To Love Scientific Consensus. Actually, I have planned (in my mind) a somewhat longer post on my take on the ‘correct contrarian cluster’, or how to make up your mind of what to believe on controversial topics. But I certainly don’t have time to write that now, so instead […]

Identity between humans of all groups and non-human AI demonstrates IAT reflects statistical pattern detection rather than bias t.co/h6S2PChi0N — Timothy Bates (@timothycbates) April 14, 2017 Humans have stereotypes, that is, they hold beliefs about groups of people. When examined, these beliefs tend to reflect reality quite well, sometimes very well (for review, see Jussim’s […]

I oppose coercive eugenic policies, so don’t try to quote mine my blunt discussion as support for such policies. Hollywood has a new anti-eugenics movie out, called The Thinning. There’s a trailer, and it will likely spoil the entire movie for you, but I reckon it will be crappy anyway, so: For those too lazy […]

This post is unusually blunt because the topic concerns some rather serious criticism leveled against me. This necessitates replying with some facts that I’ve used for self-assessment purposes. In case you missed it, my post the mental and behavioral problems of kids with parents from different races generated some furor. I replied to the first […]

Just a quick post to summarize or reference the evidence for various claims and mistakes I made. The interview Previous interview with Tara McCarthy I should have done a post on this as well instead of spending so much time replying in the comments. Oh well. From now on I’ll just do a commentary post […]

There seems to be some disagreement about what the term human biodiversity covers. I’ll be reaching out to the prototypical HBD people to ask what they think. However, my own understanding is a broad one and seems to be near-identical to that HBDChick expressed in the following posts: – hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/what-is-human-biodiversity-hbd/hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/examples-of-human-biodiversity-hbd/hbdchick.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/what-human-biodiversity-hbd-is-not/ Namely: […]

On the commentariat here, and why I don’t think I can be associated with this community, despite liking the blog. My reply, as found in the comments. Most of it seems to be just rewritten stuff from RationalWiki’s collection of inaccuracies. I repost my reply below here for prosperity, and also for those too lazy […]