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 […]

First we had 3 laws, then a 4th. I’ll propose a 5th: All human behavioral traits are heritable. The effect of being raised in the same family is smaller than the effect of genes. A substantial portion of the variation in complex human behavioral traits is not accounted for by the effects of genes or […]

Generally my stance is that people should date/mate who they want. Furthermore, I don’t personally care much about this question or the future survival of statistical clusters (races). Asserting that there are problems with cross-racial mating smacks of 19th century race thinking. However, it would not the first time people in the past got things […]

Being annoyed by some of the usual qualitative drivel masquerading as science (see almost any tweet by @RealPeerReview), I was moved to make a nice background/poster. en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_Thomson A slide from some anthropologist said of Galton that he “Worshipped at the alter of quantification”. That’s a nice way to put it!

Note: I found two persons to do this so far. 1. Skills required Ability to copy paste from this Wikipedia page into a spreadsheet. Ability to find the elementary information for a study. 2. Job description A meta-analysis relies on a dataset of information about other studies. One of us collected a large number of […]

Because I hate seeing solid contributions go unnoticed. Few remember Barbara Stoddard Burks for the early pioneer of behavioral genetics she was. She doesn’t even have a Wikipedia article. I will fix that shortly. In their article on the sociologist’s fallacy in interpretation of familial data, Rowe and Rodgers (1997) mention Burks thus: The issues […]

I don’t have time to provide extensive citations for this post, so some things are cited from memory. You should be able to locate the relevant literature, but otherwise just ask. Haier, R. J. (2016). The Neuroscience of Intelligence (1 edition). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Because I’m writing a neuroscience-related paper or two, […]

This is commentary on: Ellis, L., Hoskin, A. W., Dutton, E., & Nyborg, H. The Future of Secularism: a Biologically Informed Theory Supplemented with Cross-Cultural Evidence. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 1-19. For over a century, social scientists have predicted declines in religious beliefs and their replacement with more scientific/naturalistic outlooks, a prediction known as the secularization […]