## Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson on Jewish IQ

In a series of posts, Vox Day takes Jordan Peterson to task regarding Jewish IQ: In which I address Jordan Peterson The gloves come off in part 2, in which Vox Day questions Dr. Peterson’s integrity: The myth of Jordan Peterson’s integrity Despite both of them probably agreeing on many things–Islam, political correctness, SJWs, etc.–Vox… Continue reading Vox Day vs. Jordan Peterson on Jewish IQ

## Jordan Peterson’s self-authoring program does not boost college GPAs: study & analysis

An NBER study Goal Setting, Academic Reminders, and College Success: A Large-Scale Field Experiment, which demonstrates that goal-setting programs do not boost college GPAs, went viral, having been shared and up-voted many times on Reddit. The paper was published in August 2017, but didn’t get attention until only a week ago. The abstract: This paper… Continue reading Jordan Peterson’s self-authoring program does not boost college GPAs: study & analysis

## Studies of exceedingly high IQs

Although Dr. Lewis M. Terman set an IQ cutoff of 135 for his famous ‘termite‘ study, scorers above 150 and 180 have also been studied, although not surprisingly the sample sizes are small. A follow-up of subjects scoring above 180 IQ in Terman’s genetic studies of genius, by Feldman, D. H. Leta Stetter Hollingworth’s “Children… Continue reading Studies of exceedingly high IQs

## Debunking IQ Denial-ism

In his most recent article, AGAINST INDIVIDUAL IQ WORRIES, Scott ‘truth bombs’ everyone about IQ, with phrasing that departs from his typical nuanced tone, such as calling critics ‘IQ denialists’ and dismissing emotional IQ as a ‘silly theory’. This is an article that needed to be written, because there are a lot of misconceptions about… Continue reading Debunking IQ Denial-ism

## The Polgar Prodigies–Is Genius Born or Made

I’m sure many have heard the story of László Polgár, who purportedly raised his three daughters, Zsuzsa, Zsófia, and Judit, to become chess masters, with Judit Pulgar, the most successful of the three, becoming the greatest female chess player in the world. This story is often retold as evidence that child prodigies and geniuses are… Continue reading The Polgar Prodigies–Is Genius Born or Made

## HBD-as-Destiny Thesis (part 5 of predicting series)

Pinterest Raises $150M at$12 billion valuation That so obvious, inevitable web 2.0 ‘bubble’ just refuses to burst. Valuations refuse to fall despite so many pundits predicting they would. The past seven or so years, every single thing that the media called a bubble, they got wrong. That includes the post-2008 bull market, Facebook stock,… Continue reading HBD-as-Destiny Thesis (part 5 of predicting series)

## The importance of IQ

From Vox Day, published in 2012 The importance of IQ: For some reason, the discussion of IQ differences makes people uncomfortable; it doesn’t matter how obviously intelligent one is, people still find it offensive in a way that they never find a tall man being straightforward about his height is. This is strange, because one… Continue reading The importance of IQ

## 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. There is no doubt thay intelligence is purely genetic. The… Continue reading The Inescapable Pull of Biology

## 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 Trump’s IQ: first, it’s hard to know how smart Trump… Continue reading Donald Trump’s IQ is 115

## 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 left says they want to boost academic achivement among under-performing… Continue reading Jordan Peterson – Controversial Facts about IQ: analysis