Review: The Sports Gene (David Epstein)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/16171221-the-sports-gene gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=51b837f6d7627ac696f3f36b2ca6edbc Incidentally, the Wiki page was very poor, so I had to rewrite that before writing this. Generally, this was an interesting read that taught me a lot. This probably has to do with me not really caring much about sports. Some parts can be boring if you don’t care/know much about e.g. Baseball….

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Review: Race (John Baker)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/875481.Race gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=5624936a816b96dd3e6a4af6808ee69b I had seen references to this book in a number of places which got me curious. I am somewhat hesitant to read older books since I know much of what they discuss is dated and has been superseded by newer science. Sometimes, however, science (or the science culture) has gone wrong so one…

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Review: Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Aaron Panofsky)

www.goodreads.com/book/show/18526647-misbehaving-science libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=ac86923b7bf1ed0639abf0e1c22810f8 The book is a sociologist trying to interpret the history of behavior genetics into sociology theories. I didn’t pay much attention to their theorizing, being familiar with that kind of nonsense or useless theory. It generally employs the kind of kind of terminology that sociologists are known for: reductionism here, genetic determinism there,…

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The hereditarian hypothesis is almost certainly true

And I’m not even referring to the latest results from any Pifferian methods (e.g. this). Currently there are many large GWAS for IQ/educational attainment/other g proxies that have data gathered from US citizens. Some of the subjects are African Americans (AAs). AAs are actually mixed ancestry with about 15-25% European ancestry (depending on sample). The…

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Semantic discussions of intelligence and the (un)importance of the study of race and g: A comment on Hunt and Jaeggi (2013)

I submitted this paper to the new open access Journal of Intelligence. But apparently, the first issue is invite only, so they won’t accept my paper. At least it is invite only for now. However, I might as well post it here. Semantic discussions of intelligence and the (un)importance of the study of race and…

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Comment to: Lynn B Jorde & Stephen P Wooding – Genetic variation, classification and ‘race’

First reed the original article in Nature. (Alternativ download) It is a sensible article but consider: “In the meantime, ethnicity or race may in some cases provide useful information in biomedical contexts, just as other categories, such as gender or age, do. But the potential usefulness of race must be balanced against potential hazards. Ignorance…

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