IQ nationalism

Borderless Welfare State: The Consequences of Immigration on Public Finances Sometimes white nationalists describe me as a proponent of ‘IQ nationalism’, they don’t mean it well. It’s somewhat of a misnomer of that position but it’s kinda catchy so we will stick with it. There doesn’t appear to be any post anywhere setting out what…

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How to help yourself making health decisions: Cochrane reviews

This post may seem obvious, but a surprising number of people don’t know about Cochrane meta-analyses, so we need more posts like this. We can quote themselves about what they do: What is a systematic review? A systematic review attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to…

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State of genetic predictions: an example

While we don’t take anecdotes too seriously on this blog, here I will present a small one. If you are one of those who have purchased genetic test results from consumer genomics companies such as 23andme or ancestry.com, you can download your ‘raw’ data and upload it elsewhere (or look at it yourself). I saw…

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p > .05 thus no effect thus familial confounding fallacies

Reading over some sibling control studies, BIG TOUGH GUY mentioned this quite wrong study: Meier, S. M., Mors, O., & Parner, E. (2017). Familial confounding of the association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174(2), 187-187. The topic of the study need not interest us, the error is statistical. Results…

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New paper out: The Left-Liberal Skew of Western Media

So it’s finally out! Out big meta-analysis of journalist voting patterns. Kirkegaard, E. O. W., Pallesen, J., Elgaard, E., & Carl, N. (2021). The left-liberal skew of Western media. Journal of Psychological Research, 3(3). We gathered survey data on journalists’ political views in 17 Western countries. We then matched these data to outcomes from national…

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Comments on “The Inheritance of Inequality” (Bowles & Gintis, 2002)

Some anon sent me this paper, asked if there was a rebuttal somewhere. It’s a well cited economics paper, 1248 citations on Google Scholar. I wasn’t familiar with it, but reading it over, I see some things comment on. Bowles, S., & Gintis, H. (2002). The inheritance of inequality. Journal of economic Perspectives, 16(3), 3-30….

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