Tons of data on media bias in the USA

Wikipedia tells us: The Media Research Center (MRC) is an American politically conservative content analysis group based in Reston, Virginia, founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III.[2] It characterizes itself as a media watchdog,[2] whereas Brian Montopoli in the Columbia Journalism Review in 2005 considered it “propaganda clothed as critique”.[3] The nonprofit MRC has…

Birth order effects and achievement: autism-hormonal model

Back in 2018, Scott Alexander published a troll post: Fight Me, Psychologists: Birth Order Effects Exist And Are Very Strong. From casual observation of people in rationalist community, and other any coffee salon demographics group, one can notice that there are a preponderance of first born. Some of this is due to confounding with fertility:…

Appearance on Jolly Heretic show with Ed Dutton, 20th July 2020

This was a live show with real viewer questions and our attempts to answer them. Read: wild speculation, and suggestions for research. Since Youtube is a piece of shit, here’s the Bitchute version. We mostly talked about the usual things I talk about on this blog. Genetics and society, history, which way we are going,…

Noam Chomsky’s famous free speech quote

Noam Chomsky has been a pretty consistent far left defender of free speech. He even has a book that advocates the media are biased — towards the right! Well, sort of. Scott Alexander has a good review of it (Manufacturing Consent, very apt title for modern times too). Chomsky was also a recent signer of…

Review: Psychological Testing: Theory and Practice (Colin Cooper)

Cooper, C. (2018). Psychological testing: theory and practice. Routledge. This is a pretty food good introduction to psychometrics (the science of psychological measurement). There is the now customary dislike for NHST, more focus on effect sizes, mostly equation-free presentation (except when needed). The table of contents gives a good idea of the conceptual space covered:…

“1990, London School comes to Manhattan”

Eminent intelligence researcher Linda Gottfredson has this photo from some conference in her interesting slides from the 2011 Eysenck lecture (The Sociology of Biological Intelligence) (in fact, she has a very nice website full of materials). (I don’t know which conference it is from. It is not ISIR because it was founded in 2000, also…

The Hispanic intelligence affair of 1988

Back in 1988, there was a now mostly forgotten controversy when another scholar dared to suggest genetic causation. In this case, it was about US Hispanics, not blacks/Africans. Since few people know about this research and the affair, it is worth covering here. The paper itself: Dunn, L. M. (1988). Bilingual Hispanic Children on the…

Roma/Gypsy IQ meta-analysis: 74

This was presented at London Conference in 2015. Not published so far because the authors “were busy”. In that spirit, I shall leave out their names and post the results. A Meta-analysis of Roma Intelligence: an update The Roma are the only major European ethnic group the average IQ of which is unknown. Although there…

Mankind Quarterly historical archive at unz.com

Many people don’t know this, so I am posting here to increase awareness. Ron Unz (of unz.com fame) has a hobby of collecting scanned versions of older periodicals, anything goes basically, especially fringe stuff, or stuff considered bad by modern standards (woke standards). The result is a massive, public, searchable archive. Unfortunately, it is not…