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….

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…

Jordan Peterson – IQ and The Job Market

Although this video was released just a day of writing this post, it has already gotten over 24,000 views and hundreds of votes and comments, guaranteeing it will be among his most popular videos ever. Why is this video so popular? Because it’s about IQ,…

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…

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,…

Is the World Becoming Smarter or Dumber?

A comment by Greg Cochran is going viral: There must have been some selection for IQ – without it, our brains would have disintegrated. But that selection can’t have been very strong, or intelligence would have gone up like a rocket. Today it’s going down…

The Best of Times or The Worst of Times?

We have two contrasting opinions: From Bill ‘RamZPaul’ Gates: Warren Buffett’s Best Investment Bill: One of my favorite books is Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature. It shows how violence has dropped dramatically over time. That’s startling news to people, because they tend…