Review: Race (John Baker)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/875481.Race http://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 I am somewhat hesitant to read older books since I know much of what they discuss is dated and has been superseded by newer science.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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Meisenberg’s new book chapter on intelligence, economics and other stuff

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…

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Review: Understanding human history (Michael H. Hart)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1737823.Understanding_Human_History http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Understanding+Human+History&open=0&view=simple&column=def I think Elijah mentioned this book somewhere. I can’t find where. The basic idea of the book is to write a history book that does take known population differences into account. Normal history books don’t do that. Generally, the chapters are only very broad sketches of some period or pattern. Much of it…

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Eugenics and the Welfare State: Sterilization Policy in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Finland (1996)

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).   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3831890-eugenics-and-the-welfare-state   In Sweden, however, th e…

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