Since people keep asking about this, yes, there are several lengthy replies to Nassim Taleb’s anti-IQ piece from January 2019 “IQ Is Largely a Pseudoscientific Swindle“. He’s a loose cannon, and while this is probably not his conscious goal, the function of his criticism is just to waste knowledgeable people’s time responding to random claims.
- Jonatan Pallesen (blog, Twitter) looks at some data in detail with regards to specific claims: Taleb is wrong about IQ
- Pallesen is a PhD in human genetics with a couple of recent publications about intelligence
- Sean Last with an earlier reply and broader take: Nassim Taleb on IQ (archived version because posts were later deleted for private reasons)
- James Thompson (blog, Twitter) with an entire series of replies: Swanning About: Fooled by Algebra?, In the Wake of the Swan, The Intelligent Investor, The Wages of Intellect (Part 2)
- James Thompson is a former lecturer of sorts at University College London, who has many publications on intelligence
- Captain Barf’s Everything Wrong With Taleb’s IQ Blog Post
I am sure there were some more replies, maybe these were Twitter threads or something. Send them to me if you find them.