This page is dedicated to books and papers you can read online to introduce yourself to various topics I talk about on this blog. This is by no means a necessity before reading here as I will try and explain what I can when necessary (and what I don’t explain should be easily searchable), but will definitely be helpful, regardless of my blog. In addition, at the top of my page, you can find links to other blogs and pages I enjoy reading from.
Many of these links will direct you to a Sci-Hub link. If you don’t already know, Sci-Hub allows you to read papers for free (as many are protected by a paywall unless you are a professor or research, or in some cases, journalist). It’s one of the most important tools to date for any autodidact. Along with it, is LibGen. I haven’t linked any papers or books using it but I have hyperlinked it there. LibGen allows you to read books online for free. If you’re like me, you prefer the paper copy anyways but it is always helpful.
Anyways, here’s a good load of introductory material, somewhat in the order I may recommend reading it.
Genetics, GWAS, Heritability, etc.
sci-hub.tw/10.1007/978-1-4939-6613-4_10 (this has to do with micro-populations and familial relatedness; fighting against a major criticism of GWAS, essentially)
In addition, Corvin et al. (2014) provides a good set of reading, a couple of the sources from which I have linked above: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4181332/table/T1/?report=objectonly (this link for just the table).
The IQ Controversy edited by NJ Block and Gerald Dworkin (this one really isn’t a necessity unless you have the time and want to read through the arguments of the opposite side for a while as well)
Race, Hereditarianism, etc.
Race by John R. Baker (very informative but very difficult)
Here’s a good reading list on HBD in general, compiled with a good amount of studies and books:
Obviously, all of this stuff above has to do with human biodiversity, genetics, etc. but do I, a human being, have any other interests besides pointing out what’s so clearly obvious? Yes. I do local cinematography in my area, typically shooting music videos, short films, and sketches and am in the process of sketching out a feature film for the future. Unfortunately, I don’t have much reading for you there, as I’ve only read a couple of books I wouldn’t consider too important. But I have read quite a few screenplays. So, I’ll recommend those here:
I’m also interested in philosophy. Obviously, my picks here are going to be incredibly biased towards the philosophies which have influenced me most (perennial traditionalism and Nietzsche mostly):
Finally, I’ve grown to be very interested in the topic of psychedelics and their use in health, culture, spirituality and society at large. So, I will link some good readings on this:
Hopkins Psychedelic Research Center Publications (great stuff)
Mycelium Running (okay, yeah this book really isn’t all about psychedelics, just mushrooms as a whole, but it’s still incredibly interesting)
Okay, that’s the main stuff. Hopefully this can help someone interested in a wide and confusing variety of topics I have provided here.