The Inescapable Pull of Biology

This story is going hugely viral: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence This comment stood out: Ive known people who were related to certain very famous physicists and their intelligence was obviously much higher than most people. As in very conspicuous….

Another low-IQ country bites the dust

This is pretty funny: Brazil’s real plunges on Temer bribery claims Bovespa joins Brazilian market rout, plunges 10% at open The Brazil ETF, EZW, lost 15% of its value in just a single day, far worse than even the worst day of the S&P 500…

Donald Trump’s IQ is 115

According to Peterson, Trump’s IQ is ‘well-above average’. That can mean it’s as low as 115, or as high as 160. But because he dismisses the latter possibility, it’s probably somewhere closer to 1-2 SD above average (115-130). There are problems when trying to estimate…

Jordan Peterson – Controversial Facts about IQ: analysis

Another Jordan Peterson IQ video: IQ–which is innate, a strong predictor of socioeconomic success, and constant throughout life–is incompatible with the left’s vision of egalitarianism. Because IQ is so impervious to environment, much of the left’s costly efforts to boost achivement are futile. When the…

IQ: More Than a Number, Part 3

Part 1 and part 2 Excellent post at the Slate Star Codex Reddit sub: Since HBD, intelligence, and heritability are such hot issues these days, I think it is worth analyzing why people are so fixated on IQ and heritability. The reason is actually incredibly…

Implementation of HBD-based Policy

From Gwern on a Hacker News comment thread: I always regarded myself as being a left libertarian sort of type. My reaction to learning about individual differences being so profoundly driven by genetics – never mind racial differences – was simple: research and subsidize genetic…

Upward Mobility Linked to Genes

Another nail in the coffin for the blank-slate left: From psychologicalscience.org: Is Success in Our Genes?: When Belsky and colleagues analyzed measures of genetic variation and educational attainment, they found a link: A high polygenic score—an aggregate measure of variation across a person’s genome—predicted not…

Malcolm Gladwell Continues to Lose Credibility

The backlash against the 10,000-hours myth/rule keeps growing: The 10,000-hour rule is wrong and perpetuates a cruel myth It’s not surprising why Malcolm Gladwell keeps a low profile these days…his reputation is in tatters, his book Outliers revealed as a travesty of fabrication and fiction…

Why it seems like many high-IQ people ‘underachieve’

As if their earlier article How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent In Math wasn’t bad enough, Nauseo.us magazine keeps raising the bar in demonstrating stupidity about all matters pertaining to IQ and intelligence, in their latest article If You Think You’re a Genius,…