G.M. IQ & Economic growth I noted down some comments while reading it. — In Table 1, Dominican birth cohort is reversed.   “0.70 and 0.80 in world-wide country samples. Figure 1 gives an impression of this relationship.”   Figure 1 shows regional IQs, not GDP relationships. “We still depend on these descriptive methods of […]

Posted on reddit.   This is your best film yet, and that says something. For automatization for clinical decisions, it has been known for decades that simple algorithms are better than humans. This has so far not been put to much practice, but it will eventually. See review article: Grove, W. M., Zald, D. H., […]

From reddit www.reddit.com/r/genetics/comments/1z1tli/design_your_own_baby_a_genetic_ethics_dilemma/cfqrlol Zorander22 writes: 1) I would wager a guess that most people are capable of far more than they’re current employment situations might indicate. The idea that machines are taking over increasingly complex tasks is an important one… which, depending on how wealth gets distributed, could ensure an easy future for many people, […]

From Reddit. – Two reasons. 1) Technological unemployment. This is going fast right now. Already a large part of the population is useless and can only leech on society economically. This percent is due to increase quickly soon when automated cars become mainstream which will shortly make most drivers workless. There are thousands of people […]

Interesting small book that casts light on the use of sterilizations in nordic countries. It shows quite clearly that eugenics has it origin in collectivist and socialist thinking and was supported by most parties in the 20-40s. Clearly not just something the nazis did (and did wrong).   www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e […]

Kuliev, Anver, and Yury Verlinsky. “Preimplantation diagnosis: a realistic option for assisted reproduction and genetic practice.” Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 17.2 (2005): 179-183. Preimplantation diagnosis a realistic option for assisted reproduction and genetic practice Purpose of review Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows genetically disadvantaged couples to reproduce, while avoiding the birth of children […]

Found here: whatwemaybe.org/ The homepage is really weird, but the book turned out to be… pretty good. At first I was not impressed, especially because he went into insufficient details with the g factor and stuff related to that. But really g factor or not, is somewhat unrelated to eugenics. It contains some interesting quotes […]

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 […]

GALTON AND THE COMING OF EMPIRICAL PSYCHOLOGY All the early influences on differential psychology mentioned so far came from philosophers. None was an empirical scientist. Darwin was, of course, but Darwinian ideas were introduced into psychology by Herbert Spencer, a pro­ fessional philosopher. The empirical study of mental ability and individual dif­ ferences could not […]

The-g-Factor-General-Intelligence-and-Its-Implications-Chris-Brand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_g_Factor:_General_Intelligence_and_Its_Implications_%28book%29 The g Factor: General Intelligence and Its Implications is a book by Christopher Brand, a psychologist and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. It was published by John Wiley & Sons in the United Kingdom in March 1996. The book was “depublished” by the publishing house on April 17th, which cited “deep ethical […]