Forty years squandered by IQ environmentalists

The latest book that I have finished reading is James Flynn’s (1980) Race, IQ and Jensen. This is the earliest work by Flynn that I have ever read, and I can see in it seeds of his later thought. The heart of the book is a careful examination of the evidence regarding the hereditarian hypothesis

Lewontin’s bait-and-switch: A strategy to undermine genetic explanations of behavior

Coinciding with the launch of his book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class (see my thoughts here), Charles Murray had an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal where, among other things, he discussed the importance of polygenic scores in making predictions. Polygenic scores are scores derived from DNA variants. Bits of

Initial thoughts on Charles Murray’s HUMAN DIVERSITY: THE BIOLOGY OF GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS

Today, Charles Murray’s latest book, Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class was released. I won’t write a full review of the book here because there is a possibility that I will be writing one for a scholarly journal. Having read the main text of the book, though, there are some thoughts that

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