How to read SlateStarCodex (Scott Alexander) blog

TL;DR tweet version of this post. The cultural revolution has come to SlateStarCodex (which now also has a Wikipedia page). Journalist is threatening to reveal his real name and endanger his work as a shrink. There are multiple good write-ups: Anatoly Karlin – No Country for Gray Tribesmen Tom Chivers – Slate Star Codex must remain…

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Professorial ethics

Being a minor celebrity (is that what we call this?) has the amusing side effect that various people will be talking about you elsewhere on the internet. Thanks to the awesome search capabilities of the internet, these can be found fairly easily. Here’s an funny one from a few days ago given by Scott Ashworth,…

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Medium censors Coronavirus post

I hate censorship, so here I provide backups. Note that Twitter censors linking to the archive.ph archived version, giving users a false error message. https://twitter.com/KirkegaardEmil/status/1241734643948359680 Twitter apparently auto-throttles tweets that link to these archives. Cannot even embed it in WordPress, and no reactions to it, so probably not shown to followers.   Original: https://medium.com/six-four-six-nine/evidence-over-hysteria-covid-19-1b767def5894 Archive.ph…

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Bo Winegard firing — time for action

Bo Winegard. I’ve Been Fired. If You Value Academic Freedom, That Should Worry You. Quillette. So it finally came to pass. This has been a long time in the coming. It’s been perhaps 6 months since a small group of people started targeting Bo Winegard specifically. The usual method is used: When the newspaper article…

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Human Biodiversity 2020 March Research Fundraiser!

We need more money to collect data etc., so donate us some! We set up a charity (US) for this. ‘Official’ tweet: https://twitter.com/KirkegaardEmil/status/1235907818127048704 Official link: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/hbd2020march Shortlink: http://tiny.cc/HBD2020Mar See also the regular donations page Video!  

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Open data and behavioral genetics: room for improvement!

Open data is a fundamental part of getting science to work well. Primary reasons for this: Redundancy is data archiving. Most data are lost because no backups exist! Easy access to 3rd parties. For new analyses or error checking previous work. Scientists are human and often refuse access to data for hostile outsiders, preventing them…

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New paper out: Intelligence and Religiosity among Dating Site Users (with Jordan Lasker)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., & Lasker, J. (2020). Intelligence and Religiosity among Dating Site Users. Psych, 2(1), 25-33. We sought to assess whether previous findings regarding the relationship between cognitive ability and religiosity could be replicated in a large dataset of online daters (maximum n = 67k). We found that self-declared religious people had lower…

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The many lies of Ben van der Merwe

Ben van der Merwe (covered by others here, here), the social justice activist journalist, has been working for some years now to produce various hit pieces on researchers associated with the London Conference on Intelligence (which now has a Wikipedia page thanks to him). His efforts have largely succeeded in that his pieces and the…

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On Nazism and Jews

This sort of thing should not be necessary. However, due to long time mentally ill online stalker Oliver D. Smith (see here), and various people who repeat his lies and distortions, writing something like this has become necessary. At various times, my colleagues are accused of being connected to me, “well-known neo-Nazi” (as one random…

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