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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Reading material on cognitive epidemiology

I recently got interested in a new field https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_epidemiology Cognitive epidemiology is a field of research that examines the associations between intelligence test scores (IQ scores or extracted g-factors) and health, more specifically morbidity (mental and physical) and mortality. Typically, test scores are obtained at an early age, and compared to later morbidity and mortality….

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Paper: The Rhetoric and Reality of Gap Closing (Stephen J. Ceci & Paul B. Papierno)

The rhetoric and reality of gap closing—when the “have-nots” gain but the “haves” gain even more. Abstract Many forms of intervention, across different domains, have the surprising effect of widening preexisting gaps between disadvantaged youth and their advantaged counter- parts—if such interventions are made available to all stu- dents, not just to the disadvantaged. Whether…

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Paper: “Asia’s Missing Women” as a Problem in Applied Evolutionary Psychology?

“Asia’s missing women” as a problem in applied evolutionary psychology Abstract:  In many parts of Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, women and children are so undervalued, neglected, abused, and so often killed, that sex ratios are now strongly male biased. In recent decades, sex-biased abortion has exacerbated the problem. In this article I…

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Review: The g Factor (Arthur Jensen)

The g factor, the science of mental ability – Arthur R. Jensen, ebook download pdf free   This is a very interesting book. Without a doubt the best about intelligence that i hav read so far. I definitely recommend reading it if one is interested in psychometrics. It can serve as a long, good, but…

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Review: Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science (Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont)

Fashionable Nonsense, Postmodern Intellectuals’ Abuse of Science – Alan Sokal, Jean Bricmont ebook download pdf free   The book contains the best single chapter on filosofy of science that iv com across. very much recommended, especially for those that dont like filosofers’ accounts of things. alot of the rest of the book is devoted to…

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