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When will environmental determinists and science deniers finally admit that they’ve lost the argument? The evidence that there are black-white differences in IQ and that these are partly genetic in origin is overwhelming. A significant contribution has been made by Richard Lynn, who has been published on VDARE.com. Nevertheless, a race-denial article published late last... Read More
I’ve noted recently that there seems to be a certain “type” leading the anti-science, anti-Truth shock troops into battle: Ben van der Merwe, Adam Rutherford, Jess Wade and Susan Goldberg. They are members of ethnic minorities. They are from privileged backgrounds. But despite attendance at superb and usually private schools, they have failed to attend... Read More
The anti-science Left has a problem. Despite all their intimidation, sometimes the academic peer-review process works properly. Compelling studies are published even though the challenge aspects of the Left’s worldview. This is exactly what happened recently: A study by Russian scientists in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports suggested that part of the explanation for Climate... Read More
weltonsusangoldberg
Founded in 1888 as the journal of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic took on its current photography-heavy, serious travel magazine style in 1905. But even though its stated purpose during the Cold War was to provide as balanced a view as possible of life behind the Iron Curtain, the magazine was never openly Leftist—until... Read More
Richard Lynn, now 89, is known for his research into national and race differences in average intelligence, having relatively recently published the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available on national differences in IQ. But although ethnic and racial differences in intelligence explain quite a lot, they still leave some phenomena not quite making sense. Lynn... Read More
See also: It’s Official: Even Hard Science Entering New Dark Age It’s become clear—not least from the savage anti-intellectual campaign taking place on British campuses [Universities are allowing free speech to be curtailed in favour of “rule of the mob”, former equalities chief warns,by Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, February 2, 2019] that there is a... Read More
yoramhazony
Our very own Editor Peter Brimelow has been engaged in an on-going twitter brawl with the Israeli philosopher Yoram Hazony, recently celebrated for his 2018 book The Virtue of Nationalism. It began when Peter was invited by Hazony to July’s ‘National Conservatism’ conference, only subsequently to receive a form letter refusing his acceptance because Peter’s... Read More
Richard Lynn, now 89 years old, has made it his mission to discover the average IQ of every country on Earth. His first book on the subject, IQ and the Wealth of Nations [2002], written with Finnish political scientist Tatu Vanhanen (1929-2015), was put out by Praeger, a mainstream academic publisher. Since then, Lynn, usually... Read More
racedifferencesdutton
In September 2015, the European Union was subject to what has become known as “The Great Migration.” [Prepare yourselves: The Great Migration will be with us for decades, by Fraser Nelson, Telegraph, September 3, 2015]In a matter of weeks, hundreds of thousands of people—most of them young and male, from Syria and other parts of... Read More
The Republic of Ireland has just made it easier to get divorced in a May 23 referendum supported by an amazing (given how Ireland was as recently as the 1960s) 82% of voters [Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Ease Divorce Restrictions, by Ed O’Loughlin, New York Times, May 26, 2019]. Until now, Irish people wishing to... Read More
polygenicjewishiq
See, earlier, from 2007: Charles Murray's "Jewish Genius", by Steve Sailer The Left’s attitude to IQ epitomizes its irrational, contradictory, self-serving, anti-science world view. At one moment, IQ tests are biased against blacks, IQ tests don’t measure anything meaningful, and there are different and equally important kinds of “intelligence.” But when a 4-year-old black girl... Read More
Lesbianism, or at least being “queer,” is currently fashionable among celebrityfemales. Madonna, Britney Spears and Ariana Grande all use “hints” of—non-exclusive—lesbianism to “titillate” their fans.(Madonna and Britney are pictured above at the 2003 MTV Music Awards. ) The wannabe-edgy Miley Cyrus, who is married to a man, has referred to herself as “queer” because she’s... Read More
suitable
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was “wearing a cream headscarf” a.k.a. a hijab when she greeted Prince William this week. ['You showed how to respond to hate - with love': Prince William gives stirring speech at Christchurch mosque where 42 were killed - as he tells survivors 'we must unite' to fight terrorism, by... Read More
In the middle of March, teenage school students around Europe went on “strike” to protest against their governments’ failure to do enough to combat “Climate Change”. [How Greta Thunberg's school strike became a global climate movement,The Local, March 14, 2019] In Germany, thousands of youngsters are skipping lessons every Friday to march through their towns... Read More
Oliver D. Smith, RationalWiki, And The Wikipedeans
Recently, all Wikipedia pages in German, Danish, Czech and Slovak were blacked out. This wasn’t a technical error. It was Wikipedia’s protest against the European Parliament for once doing something debatably useful: updating copyright laws to stop people from stealing digital intellectual content. [Why Four Versions of Wikipedia Have Deliberately Gone Dark, By David Meyer,... Read More
Social Justice Warriors are obsessed with words. They instinctively understand that words aren’t just a means to communicate: they are thinking-tools—a way of expressing your individual and group identity. Political Correctness, in policing language, attempts to police people. It reduces their individuality, forces them to outwardly conform to the Multicultural Cult through speech, breaks their... Read More
Why Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Was The Wrong Leader For New Zealand
See also: Christchurch Massacre: Yes, It’s Terrorism, Yes, It’s Tragic—and Yes, Elites Could Halt It, By Halting Immigration. But They Won’t. New Zealand has a very serious problem. Of course, any Western country would be in trouble in the wake of a malcontent of European descent massacring 50 people in a mosque and live-streaming it... Read More
See, earlier: John Derbyshire On Homosexual Marriage—Could The Pendulum Swing Back? The Equality Cult is now so powerful that if you question it there is a serious probability you will be ostracized. Indeed, the enforcers have moved on to former allies: tennis champion Martina Navratilova, an open lesbian, has been fired from the advisory board... Read More
indianiq
India is a confusing place. It is able to send hordes of extremely intelligent and highly-motivated scientists to the USA, yet its city centres are so chaotic that tourists have to pay street urchins to throw themselves into the road just so that they can cross it. The land of the Hindus is pursuing its... Read More
Transsexuals are busting out all over—not surprisingly, since most of them are male-to-female and, as I showed a while ago, are actually very high testosterone men Thus Charles Landeros (above) the Portland, Oregon Antifa leader recently killed in a wild January 11 school house brawl with police, was a transsexual who identified as “they” (and... Read More
The Daily Telegraph is Britain’s only serious right-of-center newspaper. And, now that the London Times’ website is imprisoned behind a paywall, it is increasingly becoming the UK’s “newspaper of record.” This makes a front-page article of this week all the more dangerous. The piece in question, posted on the Daily Telegraph website at 10.43pm January... Read More
Masculinity is under attack. The American Psychological Association was long ago taken over by the Left, so the APA’s bizarre recent guidelines claiming that “Traditional Masculinity” is psychologically harmful to males and implying that by males should be encouraged to be feminine, shouldn’t be that much of a surprise [Psychologists call ‘traditional masculinity’ harmful, face... Read More
The Poignant Psychohistory Of A Social Justice Warrior
A specter is haunting British and American scientists who have the courage to explore non-PC topics—a specter named Ben van der Merwe. He’s a case study in what goes into making a Cultural Marxist Social Justice Warrior. Over the last year, this toothy graduate student’s journalism has “exposed” the London Conference on Intelligence [Exposed: London’s... Read More
spottingcheaters
If you’re a scientist these days, you need to tread very carefully. If this wasn’t already obvious, it became crystal clear a few weeks ago when the full fury of the anti-scientific mob was unleashed on young Cambridge University sociologist Dr. Noah Carl with an Open Letter signed by hundreds of bullying “academics” demanding his... Read More
cambridgecontroversy
Medieval, a finishing school for the British aristocracy, site of numerous vital discoveries (IVF, the structure of DNA), you don’t get much more prestigious than Britain’s University of Cambridge. So imagine the Leftist gnashing of teeth when Noah Carl, a 28 year-old sociologist who has argued in a high-impact journal that researchers must be allowed... Read More
“Don’t talk to strange men!” is one of the most sensible pieces of advice you can give to a child. If a stranger approaches a little boy who is playing alone and starts chatting to him, the stranger will at best be slightly mad and there’s any number of much worse things he might be.... Read More
Three months before President Trump was elected, a meme appeared on social media calling for Queen Elizabeth to overrule the Declaration of Independence and “Make America Great Britain Again,” as this was surely preferable to allowing The Donald to become the US head of state. [Americans shun Trump and campaign to install Britain’s QUEEN as... Read More
See, earlier: Brazil’s Bolsonaro—Among Other Things, A Pentecostalist Triumph? We constantly hear the Dem/ Main Stream Media Complex gloating that the US will be a majority non-white country by the 2040s. This prediction makes white Democrats hopeful as they naively envision a rainbow future of equality, love and electoral hegemony. It makes white Republicans despondent,... Read More
White racism towards African Americans causes black adolescents to become depressed, to underachieve academically, become violent, join gangs and take drugs!—this is the unequivocal message of a new meta-analysis recently published in the top journal American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association [Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Well-Being During Adolescence, by Aprile Benner et al.,... Read More
If the polls are correct, on Sunday October 27 the Pentecostal movement will effectively take power in the world’s fifth most populous country—the “Donald Trump of the Tropics,” former paratrooper and current senator Jair Bolsonaro, seems poised to win Brazil’s presidency. [Brazilian elections 2018: New poll claims far-right Bolsonaro may win over HALF of votes,... Read More
femalephysicists
It’s not a shock that Postmodernism has taken hold of subjects such as Literature or Social Anthropology. The more subjective the subject is, the easier it is for ideology to infiltrate it. But surely quantitative science—like genetics and physics—will survive as a fortress of logic? Wrong. An article this week in The New York Times... Read More
The Main Stream Media is quite clear about it: Mixed-race people are more intelligent and taller than are either of their parents [People born to genetically-diverse parents likely to be taller and more intelligent, says study, By Steve Connor, The Independent, July 1, 2015]. And they are also, in general, physically more attractive than mono-racial... Read More
The hysteria provoked by Donald Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate Justice of the Supreme Court may well be unprecedented in US history. Never before has a president’s judicial nomination been met with such an overwhelmingly emotional reaction. And it’s not in the least bit surprising, either. Females(especially when rejected), minorities and homosexuals—the... Read More
lefthand6
See also: Of Mice and Men: ”Spiteful Mutations” Look Bad For The West Between 1968 and 1973, a fascinating experiment took place at the University of Maryland. Led by the startlingly creative scientist John B. Calhoun (1917-1995). Tts aim was to understand what would happen if Darwinian selection massively weakened. [Death Squared: The explosive growth... Read More
The next U.S. Census is scheduled for 2020. Apparently the Trump Administration has not fallen for Obama Era plans to change the questions on race to further reconstruct America, although it does want to revive the 1890-1950 practice of asking about citizenship, shamelessly opposed by the usual suspects and the kritarchy.[See Citizenship question for 2020... Read More
genderstudies
The fact that somebody can study for a degree in “Gender Studies” is striking proof that Cultural Marxists are holding Western universities by the throat. Gender Studies is centred around postmodern “deconstruction” with a view to empowering females and assorted sexual deviants. But now, it’s Gender Studies itself that is being thoroughly deconstructed. The Hungarian... Read More
iqmap
It’s possible to derive some comfort from contemplating the Chinese. Sure, unless something radical is done, Western civilization is going to collapsedue to the most intelligent women having the fewest children and massive IQ (and highly fertile) immigration from the Third World [See At Our Wits’ End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and What It... Read More
witsend
It’s a sure sign that a piece of “controversial science” is actually empirically accurate when our Cultural Marxist elite desperately tries to come up with some kind of environmental explanation for it, no matter how implausible. This means that the evidence is so overwhelming that it can’t be denied any longer. So it must, in... Read More
dementia
See also: J. Philippe Rushton’s VDARE.com Archive When the British-Canadian psychologist J. Philippe Rushton(1943-2012) proved—almost 30 years ago—that blacks are evolved to “live fast and die young,” he was threatened with prosecution, declared a “loony” by Ontario’s Attorney General, and forced to conduct his University of Western Ontario lectures via video to avoid disruption and... Read More
mansworld
Since the beginning of the “Me, too!” movement, “patriarchy”—and the very idea that females prefer to be feminine—is under attack as never before. The Swedish capital Stockholm has banned ads that portray female stereotypes [Stockholm bans “sexist” and “degrading” adverts from public spaces, By Sara Malm, Daily Mail, 13 June 2018]. An Austrian museum about... Read More
VDARE.com’s John Derbyshirerecently expressed puzzlement over American Ruling Class Russophobia, arguing that the country is a “economic nonentity” with a population that is “increasingly composed of aging drunks.” Maybe so, but in at least one alarming respect Russia may be converging with the West. In recent months, the MSM have been reporting research that has... Read More
SJWs Are Just Rewriting English History (Sound Familiar?)
Rewriting a country’s history to change how its people see themselves is the bread and butter of any of aspiring totalitarian regime. Last year, attempts were made to normalize Prince Harry’s marrying the half-black Meghan Markle by resurrecting the tenuous claim that King George III’s Queen Charlotte (1744-1818) was part black, despite the record clearly... Read More
According Melinda Gates the wife of the (white, male) Microsoft pioneerBill Gates—only women and minorities can give us innovation. [Why Melinda Gates Has Been Funding Female VCs Through Her Secretive Investment Firm, by Polina Marinova, May 30, 2018.]Perhaps Mrs Gates should talk to the psychologists who actually research these things. Because their finding is that... Read More
Atheists are genetic mutants who, for the most part, would never have been born if we hadn’t managed to break free of pre-industrial conditions of Darwinian selection. This was the conclusion of a paper published just before Christmas in the leading journal Evolutionary Psychological Science[The Mutant Says in His Heart, “There Is No God”: The... Read More
Evolutionary Psychology Says Meghan and Harry Will Divorce
When British Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe dared to say what any rational person believes about the soon-to be-royal Ms. Meghan Markle (“I think she’s trouble”) she was branded a “racist dinosaur” . [A ROYAL PAIN Celebrity Big Brother’s Ann Widdecombe branded a ‘racist dinosaur’ after saying Meghan Markle is ‘trouble’ because of ‘her background’, By... Read More
unlikely
Recently, I reported that Leftist journalist-enforcers had discovered an annual academic conference on subjects like genetic racial differences in intelligence had taken place, almost clandestinely, at the prestigious University College of London for four years without the SJW mob or even the university knowing about it. The usual moral panic ensued. James Thompson, the lecturer... Read More
forbidden
“This Will Not Stand”
For our Social Justice Warriors, race differences in intelligence absolutely cannot be acknowledged to be genetic. If that happens, they sense, then racial inequality in outcomes will have to be accepted as fair and their entire religion of cultural determinism, the thing that gives SJWs their power, will be discredited. This sends them into paroxysms... Read More
judgelooks
Unless it involves mocking President Trump’s supposedly “small hands,” there is nothing that horrifies our multiculturalist masters more than judging by appearances. It is impossible, they claim, to infer anything about how someone is likely to behave by their gender or because they are from a particular ethnic group. Everyone is unique (but also, somehow,... Read More
abodecades
Inaugurating her Politically Correct remake of National Geographic, Editrix-In-Chief Susan Goldberg wrote recently: “Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless, like a 1916 story about Australia. Underneath photos of two Aboriginal people, the caption reads: ‘South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.’” [Link in original].... Read More
f-eugenics
All educated people know that, although Darwin’s Theory of Evolution explains intelligence differences between sub-species in all other animals, this CANNOT BE THE CASE WITH HUMANS. Psychologists can research whatever they like…BUT NOT THAT! OK? If psychologists do research human intelligence, then their conferences must be picketed or, better still, shut down. Berkeley’s Arthur Jensen... Read More