Review: What Intelligence Tests Miss: The Psychology of Rational Thought (Stanovich, 2009)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6251150-what-intelligence-tests-miss MOBI on libgen I’ve seen this book cited quite a few times and when looking for what to read next, it seemed like on okay choice. The book is written in typical popscience style: no crucial statistical information about the studies is mentioned, so it is impossible for the skeptical reader to know which…

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As AI improves, what is the long-term solution to spam?

I’ve thought about this question a few times but haven’t found a good solution yet. The problem needs more attention. AI and computer recognition of images is getting better. I’ll go ahead and say that the probability of reaching the level where computers are as good at humans at any of kind of CAPTCHA/verify-I’m-not-a-bot-test within…

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Admixture in the Americas: Admixture among US Blacks and Hispanics and academic achievement

Some time ago a new paper came out from the 23andme people reporting admixture among US ethnoracial groups (Bryc et al, 2014). Per our still on-going admixture project (current draft here), one could see if admixture predicts academic achievement (or IQ, if such were available). We (that is, John did) put together achievement data (reading…

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Sometimes doing elementary things in R is a pain

Getting a percentage table from a dataframe A reviewer asked me to: 1) As I said earlier, there should be some data on the countries of origin of the immigrant population. Most readers have no idea who actually moves to Denmark. At the very least, there should be basic information like “x% of the immigrant…

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Predicting immigrant performance: Does inbreeding have incremental validity over IQ and Islam?

@hbdchick if u can produce an inbreeding measure by country, we can test it. or u can, the data are public. :) — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) January 14, 2015 So, she came up with: @KirkegaardEmil good (weighted) coefficients of inbreeding by country at the back of this paper: http://t.co/FjBZCHufqi but, again… — hbd…

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Scott O. Lilienfeld is a great researcher

Some researchers are just more interesting than others to you than others. So when I find one that has written something very interesting, I attempt to find their other papers to see if they have produced more interesting stuff. This is another such person. Lilienfeld writes about science and pseudoscience with regards to psychology, especially…

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