Michael Levin (1997) argues that black people are largely over-represented among American physicians, so much so that it is probably lowering the quality of care. This case is also presented by Kirkegaard (2019) and Levin largely takes the argument from Gottfredson (1986). Since I’ve been re-reading sections of Levin’s book, I’ll just quote his take, however.
Rindermann, Coyle, and Becker (2020) are releasing a new survey of the experts on controversial (or non-controversial) questions relating to intelligence. The questions were much fresher this time around and provide some interesting insight into the true beliefs of intelligence researchers. The results are discussed below:Read More »
In this post, I want to detail some evidence as to how the ‘Black’ plague or bubonic plague caused a change in European genetic makeup, particularly that concerning intelligence. A few years ago, a study made mainstream news showing that Europeans have less susceptibility to HIV, and generally have stronger immune systems than before, because of the black plague (Laayouni et al., 2014). Now, that finding is not actually the focus of this post, but it allows the ideas within the post to become more realistic.Read More »
This post is going to lay out the argument that rural areas tend to have lower average IQs than urban areas as well as any opposing evidence.Read More »
The issue of “defining intelligence” has unreasonably taken far more effort than it should. The most prominent authors on the topic, such as Arthur Jensen, have argued it is not definable. Charles Spearman, the discoverer of g, believed we should not use the word “intelligence” due to its complexity.Read More »
There is a moderate to strong relationship between criminality and intelligence. The evidence for this will be documented below, though explanations for why this is will be saved for another day:Read More »
Today, Kanye West (hopefully) releases his album “Jesus is King”. As I re-listened to his entire discography in order to prepare for what is essentially a Magnum Opus release, I wondered how intelligent Kanye West truly is. I found many news articles covering a video in which Kanye West says he got his results from Mensa and scored in the 98th percentile – an IQ of over 130. I also found a thread on the lyric website, Genius, where a few people debated over what his IQ is. What alarmed me was multiple people pointing out that IQ had nothing to do with creativity, which I knew to be untrue. Hence, the point of this post: to detail the evidence on creativity and intelligence.Read More »