Rushton on Race and IQ

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As previously noted, J. Philippe Rushton has made the argument that the brain size of “Blacks” is about 1267 cc’s, and for whites it is about 1347 CC’s. It has also been noted that Rushton claims that the average IQ of Blacks is 85 and he average IQ of whites is 100. But does Rushton … Continue reading Rushton on Race and IQ


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Donald Trump and the Bell Curve

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The infamous policy book, The Bell Curve, relied on the false claim that people of African ancestry are of low IQ (and some other things). That was based directly on the work of J. Philippe Rushton and it is false. The Bell Curve became, in the 1980s, the intellectualized version of pseud-scientifically based racism. The … Continue reading Donald Trump and the Bell Curve


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Is Human Behavior Genetic Or Learned?

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Imagine that there is a trait observed among people that seems to occur more frequently in some families and not others. One might suspect that the trait is inherited genetically. Imagine researchers looking for the genetic underpinning of this trait and at first, not finding it. What might you conclude? It could be reasonable to … Continue reading Is Human Behavior Genetic Or Learned?


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The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania

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There is a book called “The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania” produced by the Heartland Institute. The Heartland Institute is famous for doing all that work to prove that smoking is not bad for you, and more recently, that climate change is not real or is not important or … Continue reading The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism: Mankind and Climate Change Mania


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Michael Cortese uses personal vendetta to deprive SSA of much needed funds

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As you know, as part of a fund raiser for the Secular Student Alliance, I wrote a novella called Sungodogo, which I’ve since made available on Amazon for the Kindle (and in other formats … I’ll have a print version in January some time). The book is about a handful of people who travel across … Continue reading Michael Cortese uses personal vendetta to deprive SSA of much needed funds


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The argument that different races have genetically determined differences in intelligence

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The presumption being examined here is that humans are divisible into different groups (races would be one term for those groups) that are genetically distinct from one another in a way that causes those groups to have group level differences in average intelligence, as measured by IQ. More exactly, this post is about the sequence … Continue reading The argument that different races have genetically determined differences in intelligence


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Average Brain Size for the Three Races

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Philipe Rushton, in his book Race, Evolution and Behavior, reports average brain size for the three races. The following is the graph from Rusthton’s book: I put this post here for reference in a couple of conversations. The data are bogus and any conclusions that might be drawn from it are equally bogus.


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