Editor Matthias Ziegler rejects paper for political reasons, then says science should be neutral

Some colleagues wrote a paper summarizing intelligence/cognitive ability gaps in the United Kingdom based on large samples. Many of these were new results derived from government testing via freedom of information act requests. The aim of such a meta-analysis is of course to get a broad overview of what gaps exist. From a blank slate…

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The verbal tilt model

Some years ago I came up with a rough model for explaining some curious demographic associations (I later told a friend about it, and he had the same idea independently). The idea is that verbal tilt has independent effects or at least associations with various things. Specifically, verbal tilt shows positive correlations with: Creativity Political…

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“This manuscript addresses a politically sensitive issue that I would prefer not to include in Frontiers in Evolutionary Sociology and Biosociology.”

While I am re-writing our PING study to become a substantial target article, John is sending it to various journals in the mean time to poke about their editorial biases. Here’s a recent reply, which was thankfully quite up front about the bias: From: Frontiers <noreply@frontiersin.org> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 5:05 PM To: j122177@hotmail.com…

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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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