Immigrant IQ gains by generation: evidence from PIAAC

Thanks to Chet Robie for sending me his study. There’s been quite a bit of research on immigrant IQs. From within our network, Heiner Rindermann and James Thompson published a long analysis of scholastic achievement data: Rindermann, H., & Thompson, J. (2016). The cognitive competences of immigrant and native students across the world: An analysis…

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FAQ for “Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark” Kirkegaard, Bjerrekær, Carl (2017)

Kirkegaard, E. O. W., Bjerrekær, J. D., & Carl, N. (2017). Cognitive ability and political preferences in Denmark. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science, 1(1). Various critics of Noah Carl are being asked to produce something that shows they have read and understand his research, and they appear to be struggling. In an attempt to…

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On Nazism and Jews

This sort of thing should not be necessary. However, due to long time mentally ill online stalker Oliver D. Smith (see here), and various people who repeat his lies and distortions, writing something like this has become necessary. At various times, my colleagues are accused of being connected to me, “well-known neo-Nazi” (as one random…

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“a kind of social paranoia, a belief that mysterious, hostile forces are operating to cause inequalities in educational and occupational performance, despite all apparent efforts to eliminate prejudice and discrimination”

Quoting from Arthur Jensen’s book Educability and group differences (1973). He was being criticized for postulating genetic causes, which some critics think would cause great social harm if they were to be believed. That is, Jensen was replying to the Turkheimers of yesteryear. The scientific task is to get at the facts and properly verifiable…

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The northwest-southeast cline in Europe and the brain

A friend sent me this amazing study, seems to have been previously overlooked by hereditarians. Bakken, T. E., Dale, A. M., Schork, N. J., & Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2011). A geographic cline of skull and brain morphology among individuals of European Ancestry. Human heredity, 72(1), 35-44. Background Human skull and brain morphology are strongly…

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