More reading material about race and intelligence/IQ/g

I hit open a wealth of good reading material: http://www.aei.org/article/society-and-culture/religion/the-inequality-taboo/ For those who consider it important to know what percentage of the IQ difference is genetic, a methodology that would do the job is now available. In the United States, few people classified as black are actually of 100-percent African descent (the average American black…

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Bias in Mental Testing (Arthur R. Jensen)

https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Bias-in-Mental-Testing-Arthur-R.-Jensen.pdf Too much to quote from this book. Here’s the ending (lol spoilers) For many years now it has been practically axiomatic among people in the testing field that the fact of statistical differences between racial populations should not be permitted to influence the treatment accorded to individuals of any race—in education, employment, legal justice,…

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“I used improper factor analysis, and now there isnt a g factor. Spearman was wrong!”

“I should point out that a number of factor analytic studies of Piagetian tests along with other measures commit an egregious psychological error by orthogonally rotating the factors (or principal components) by some method such as varimax, which prohibits the emergence of the large general factor in all such tests. About the only wholly correct…

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Review of Expert Political Judgement (Philip E. Tetlock)

[Philip_E._Tetlock]_Expert_Political_Judgment_How(Bookos.org) Very interesting book! —- Game Theorists. The rivalry between Sherlock Holmes and the evil genius Professor Moriarty illustrates how indeterminacy can arise as a natural by-product of rational agents second-guessing each other. When the two first met, Moriarty was eager, too eager, to display his capacity for interactive thinking by announcing: “All I have…

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Liberal eugenics and social stratification

I have/had this conversation on OKCupid. It seemed shareworthy. I’m red, and the other person is blue. — Your profile mentions eugenics as an interest… is that from a pro or anti stance? Or neutral? – Pro, although not like how eugenics was practiced in Europe in the 30’s. Big supporter of liberal eugenics, with…

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