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, automation, and their relation to job market, making it an… Continue reading Jordan Peterson – IQ and The Job Market
Changed the theme…The old theme was too cluttered and looked too antiquated. All the navigation, archives, and pages have been pushed to the footer. Split testing revealed that the big banner magazine-style theme did better. This article is going viral: Americans Are Skeptical That Hard Work Will Pay Off Moving up the economic ladder relies… Continue reading Biology, especially as it pertains to IQ, is still the ‘third rail’ of the social sciences.
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 obvious so I’ll just go ahead and say it, because… Continue reading IQ: More Than a Number, Part 3
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 engineering. For everyone. To the point of being free. Level… Continue reading Implementation of HBD-based Policy
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, You’re Crazy. We need to raise awareness about Nauseo.us magazine… Continue reading Why it seems like many high-IQ people ‘underachieve’
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 at a rate of something like three points a century… Continue reading Is the World Becoming Smarter or Dumber?
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 to think things are not improving as much as they… Continue reading The Best of Times or The Worst of Times?
From Fred Reed; IQ: A Skeptic’s View As anyone who has read Fred Reed’s columns knows, he has a soft spot for Mexico, possibly stemming from the fact he lives there with his wife and children, ardently defending the country against so-called ‘IQ-ists’ who insist Mexico only has an IQ of around 85, which Mr.… Continue reading A Skeptic’s View of Fred’s IQ Artilce
This story went viral: The Darwinian Guide to Overachieving your IQ Darwin, however, was not a man of pure intellect. He was not Issac Newton, or Richard Feynman, or Albert Einstein — breezing through complex mathematical physics at a young age. Darwin and the aforementioned names were in totally different fields, Darwin being biology/anthropology and the others… Continue reading Was Charles Darwin Slow-Witted?
In tests of extreme math intelligence, boys still outscore girls in the US but the gap is closing fast Whether this is because boys are innately better at math or if girls are socially conditioned not to be math superstars remains an open question. But the latest round of test data strongly suggests the difference… Continue reading The Gender Gap in Extreme Math Intelligence