Chomsky on postmodernism [repost]

This text used to be hosted at Shalizi‘s university website, but it was recently taken down for unknown reasons. However, Internet Archive saves us, and I repost it here because it’s interesting and so it doesn’t get lost. This text has circulated quite a number of times on Usenet, and so far as I know…

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Race gaps in brain size in the very young

Most environmentalists have by now given up denying the existence of racial gaps in head size, but they only retreated a few yards: Nisbett, R. E., Aronson, J., Blair, C., Dickens, W., Flynn, J., Halpern, D. F., & Turkheimer, E. (2012). Intelligence: new findings and theoretical developments. American psychologist, 67(2), 130. Brain size and IQ….

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How much should you trust IQ etc. information from The Guardian? Experts answer: not so much

There’s an interesting slide in Rindermann’s survey: Rindermann, H. (2013). 2013 survey of expert opinion on intelligence. International Society for Intelligence Research, ISIR 2013 List of surveys here James Thompson’s previous coverage I’ve edited it to be in a single image (from 3). Do we have an estimate of relative media left-wingness for these? Some…

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The national IQ of Nepal

There’s an interesting study making the rounds on Twitter: Great new study: In 2002, 1200 Nepalese pregnant women were randomly assigned to receive micronutrient supplements or not. Experimental children had heavier birthweights. Now, at age 12, there was no difference in Intelligence. @Shine_Daizy @marcelleprost https://t.co/ZyCtbJGEMs pic.twitter.com/V1iPbCxiES — John Protzko (@JProtzko) March 8, 2018 Dulal, S.,…

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Comments on Fagan and Holland (2007)’s racial equality paper

Someone sent me some questions on this study: Fagan, J. F., & Holland, C. R. (2007). Racial equality in intelligence: Predictions from a theory of intelligence as processing. Intelligence, 35(4), 319-334. African-Americans and Whites were asked to solve problems typical of those administered on standard tests of intelligence. Half of the problems were solvable on…

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