Goodreads. Libgen. This book is background material for CGPGrey’s great short film: So, if you saw that and are more curious, perhaps this book is for you. If the film above is not interesting to you, the book will be useless. Generally, the film conveys the topic better than the book, but the book of […]

G.M. IQ & Economic growth I noted down some comments while reading it. — In Table 1, Dominican birth cohort is reversed.   “0.70 and 0.80 in world-wide country samples. Figure 1 gives an impression of this relationship.”   Figure 1 shows regional IQs, not GDP relationships. “We still depend on these descriptive methods of […]

Posted on reddit.   This is your best film yet, and that says something. For automatization for clinical decisions, it has been known for decades that simple algorithms are better than humans. This has so far not been put to much practice, but it will eventually. See review article: Grove, W. M., Zald, D. H., […]

This book is very popsci and can be read in 1 day for any reasonably fast reader. It doesnt contain much new information to anyone who has read a few books on the topic. As can be seen below, it has a lot of nonsense/errors since clearly the author is not used to this area […]

[Bryan_Caplan]_The_Myth_of_the_Rational_Voter_Why(   This is very interesting book. Most interesting I’ve read in a while.   –   If neither way of verifying the existence of preferences over beliefs appeals to you, a final one remains. Reverse the direction of reason­ ing. Smoke usually means fire. The more bizarre a mistake is, the harder it is […]

The Signal and the Noise Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t Nate Silver 544p   It is a pretty interesting book especially becus it covers some areas of science not usually covered in popsci (geology, meteorology), and i learned a lot. it is also clearly written and easy to read, which speeds […]

The g factor, the science of mental ability – Arthur R. Jensen, ebook download pdf free   This is a very interesting book. Without a doubt the best about intelligence that i hav read so far. I definitely recommend reading it if one is interested in psychometrics. It can serve as a long, good, but […]

Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension   The most interesting thing about this paper was the arguments put forward by the supporters of copyright extension. They are so distressingly bad that it seems pointless to empirically test them. Theoretical arguments are sufficient to show […]

Richard Lynn was so kind to send me a signed copy of his latest book. i immediately paused the reading of another book to read this one. some comments and quotes are below. quotes are from the ebook version of the book which i found on the internet. Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanan – Intelligence, a […]

Via Steve Sailer. The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor Abstract This research advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the prehistoric exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance to various settlements across the globe affected genetic […]