Trump is a virtuoso at playing the media. He mentioned he'd ban the burning of the American flag - the media rushed to show Leftists burning the American flag. He promoted the observation that many hate crimes were hoaxes - soon after, it emerged that the author of the threats against Jewish centers was a... Read More
The TIMSS 2015 results for math and science are out and the results are pretty predictable. All the data can be conveniently downloaded from here: http://timss2015.org/download-center/. See also Steve Sailer's post from yesterday. An extension of Heiner Rindermann's observation on the differences between the two major international standardized tests - namely, that PISA is more... Read More
In recent years there has been a surge in interest in gut flora in the wake of research on its substantial effects on personality, so much so that researchers have even taken to describing it as a neutral network. And much like humans, and even their brains, they are not going to be an exception... Read More
One interesting approach that has nothing to do with Pumpkin Person's z factors: People tend to associate most closely with people of similar IQs. Fortunately, uniquely for the elites of a major state, we have some detailed data on the IQs of the Nazi leadership (with the exception of a few important guys like Goebbels,... Read More
Pumpkin Person (PP), an up and coming IQ blogger, has estimated Putin's IQ to be about 127. He derives this based on a z-factor analysis of Putin's status as the most powerful White person in the world (135), based on the 0.4 correlation between IQ and income (and presumably, power), minus an adjustment for his... Read More
This conference is organized by brain health and IQ researcher Hank Pellissier, and its aim is to bring all kinds of quirky and visionary folks - "Biohackers, Neuro-Optimists, Extreme Futurists, Philosophers, Immortalist Artists, Steal-the-Singularitarians" - together in one place and have them give speeches and interact with each other and the interested public. One of... Read More
This Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting up with Hank Pellissier, who used to work for the IEET, a futurist/transhumanist institute, and is now a blogger-journalist and amateur researcher at the Brighter Brains blog. As one may glean from the title of that blog, his current area of major interest lies in IQ and... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.