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…

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Self-teaching stats with R in 2020

See 2019 post on introductions to psychology etc. for broader coverage Anon asks me today: What would be the best way to quickly self-teach enough statistics to be able to evaluate academic papers? I have the basic concepts down but I’ve never taken an actual stats class. The glib reply is: l2code. For reals though. But…

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Richard Haier on the Nature of Human Intelligence || The Psychology Podcast (Scott Barry Kaufman)

There’s a new interview/podcast-video out, with Richard Haier, the editor in chief of Intelligence journal. Here’s the contents/times. I have bolded the topics probably of most interest to readers of this blog. [00:35] Introduction of Richard Haier [01:47] Richard shares his initial study on brain efficiency’s link to intelligence [04:50] Sex differences in intelligence [09:37]…

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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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Crime measurement and the black-white crime gap

A lot of instant experts have appeared on the black-white crime question. Many of these are somewhat unfamiliar with the quite large literature on the topic. The people who mostly study crime are criminologists and sociologists. However, as we know, these are some of the most left-skewed academics out there: Prior post: Do Republic professors…

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