Self-censorship in academics

There was recently a lol paper covering some of our work, and now there is another one! Panofsky, A., Dasgupta, K., & Iturriaga, N. How White nationalists mobilize genetics: From genetic ancestry and human biodiversity to counterscience and metapolitics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Jackson, J. P., & Winston, A. S. (2020). The Mythical Taboo…

Magic the Gathering for free, online, 2020

Magic cards are an interesting but expensive hobby. Wizards (the developer, very woke too) does provide various computer versions of this, but they are obscenely monetized to get those nerdbucks. Back in the day, people used to use the mostly manual Magic Workstation to play the game for free. However, in recent years, there is…

Panjabi MC

Very random post, bear with me. So while waiting for some genomics to run… … I was listening to old music from my teenage years. Had a particular foreign song without a title, but quite good. Easy to identify using Shazam. It’s this one: The music video is also very weird. It gets better though….

Hereditarian predictions

Putting these in writing in a single place for ease of reference. Unfortunately, no one wrote down all these predictions some years ago to show they really were predictions, but one could probably find textual evidence for many of these in various papers and blogposts. Some of them have been supported already, and some are…

How to circumvent Facebook’s content censorship using archive

There are some websites that specialize in archiving websites for future reference if deleted or censored. Naturally, these things are often used for political combat to expose old tweets by opponents. For instance, Toby Young had some juicy old tweets that contributed to getting him fired (aside from his observation role at the London Conference…

Smart fraction theory: literature collection

I am finishing up a large study on smart fraction theory (intellectual classes model). To this end, I reviewed all the empirical papers on the topic, and some historical ones. To save others and future-Emil the trouble of finding all these papers, here’s my collection. These are mainly collected by Google Scholar and following citing…

Macroeconomics and intelligence: a collection

See prior post on national IQs and who you can’t cite. Economists and intelligence researchers don’t generally talk: Test scores, on the other hand, offer direct measures of a variety of more-or-less specific abilities and, when the tests in question are well-constructed, objective, standardized tests, they are fairly precise measures that can be kept quite…

Beware small biases: the case of height

See prior post on self vs. other measurements of personality for a similar take. Height is the favorite trait in ‘behavioral’ genetics: it’s easy, fast and cheap to measure, continuous as opposed to dichotomous or discrete, highly polygenic, highly heritable, and no one complains to the PC police about it. So we have tons of…