The Unz Review - Mobile
A Collection of Interesting, Important, and Controversial Perspectives Largely Excluded from the American Mainstream Media

Bookmark Toggle AllToCAdd to LibraryRemove from Library • BShow CommentNext New CommentNext New Reply
Current Commenter says:

Leave a Reply -


 Remember My InformationWhy?
 Email Replies to my Comment
Submitted comments become the property of The Unz Review and may be republished elsewhere at the sole discretion of the latter
Commenters to FollowHide Excerpts
By Authors Filter?
Anatoly Karlin Andrei Martyanov Andrew J. Bacevich Andrew Joyce Andrew Napolitano Boyd D. Cathey Chanda Chisala Eamonn Fingleton Eric Margolis Forum Fred Reed Agnostic DavidB P-ter Godfree Roberts Gustavo Arellano Ilana Mercer Israel Shamir James Kirkpatrick James Petras James Thompson JayMan John Derbyshire Jonathan Revusky Kevin MacDonald Linh Dinh Michael Hudson Mike Whitney Pat Buchanan Patrick Cockburn Paul Craig Roberts Paul Gottfried Paul Kersey Peter Frost Peter Lee Philip Giraldi Philip Weiss Razib Khan Robert Weissberg Ron Paul Ron Unz Stephen J. Sniegoski Steve Sailer The Saker Tom Engelhardt A. Graham Adam Hochschild Aedon Cassiel Ahmet Öncü Alexander Cockburn Alexander Hart Alfred McCoy Alison Rose Levy Alison Weir Anand Gopal Andre Damon Andrew Cockburn Andrew Fraser Andy Kroll Ann Jones Anonymous Anthony DiMaggio Ariel Dorfman Arlie Russell Hochschild Arno Develay Arnold Isaacs Artem Zagorodnov Astra Taylor Austen Layard Aviva Chomsky Ayman Fadel Barbara Ehrenreich Barbara Garson Barbara Myers Barry Lando Belle Chesler Ben Freeman Beverly Gologorsky Bill Black Bill Moyers Bob Dreyfuss Bonnie Faulkner Book Brad Griffin Brenton Sanderson Brett Redmayne-Titley Brian Dew C.J. Hopkins Carl Horowitz Catherine Crump Charles Bausman Charles Goodhart Charles Wood Charlotteville Survivor Chase Madar Chris Hedges Chris Roberts Christian Appy Christopher DeGroot Chuck Spinney Coleen Rowley Cooper Sterling Craig Murray Dahr Jamail Dan E. Phillips Dan Sanchez Daniel McAdams Danny Sjursen Dave Kranzler Dave Lindorff David Barsamian David Bromwich David Chibo David Gordon David North David Vine David Walsh David William Pear Dean Baker Dennis Saffran Diana Johnstone Dilip Hiro Dirk Bezemer Ed Warner Edmund Connelly Eduardo Galeano Ellen Cantarow Ellen Packer Ellison Lodge Eric Draitser Eric Zuesse Erik Edstrom Erika Eichelberger Erin L. Thompson Eugene Girin F. Roger Devlin Franklin Lamb Frida Berrigan Friedrich Zauner Gabriel Black Gary Corseri Gary North Gary Younge Gene Tuttle George Albert George Bogdanich George Szamuely Georgianne Nienaber Glenn Greenwald A. Beaujean Alex B. Amnestic Arcane Asher Bb Bbartlog Ben G Birch Barlow Canton ChairmanK Chrisg Coffee Mug Darth Quixote David David B David Boxenhorn Diana Dkane DMI Dobeln Duende Dylan Ericlien Fly Gcochran Godless Grady Herrick Jake & Kara Jason Collins Jason Malloy Jason s Jeet Jemima Joel John Emerson John Quiggin JP Kele Kjmtchl Mark Martin Matoko Kusanagi Matt Matt McIntosh Michael Vassar Miko Ml Ole Piccolino Rosko Schizmatic Scorpius Suman TangoMan The Theresa Thorfinn Thrasymachus Wintz Greg Grandin Greg Johnson Gregoire Chamayou Gregory Foster Gregory Hood Gregory Wilpert Guest Admin Hannah Appel Hans-Hermann Hoppe Harri Honkanen Henry Cockburn Hina Shamsi Howard Zinn Hubert Collins Hugh McInnish Ira Chernus Jack Kerwick Jack Rasmus Jack Ravenwood Jack Sen James Bovard James Carroll James Fulford Jane Lazarre Jared S. Baumeister Jared Taylor Jason C. Ditz Jason Kessler Jay Stanley Jeff J. Brown Jeffrey Blankfort Jeffrey St. Clair Jen Marlowe Jeremiah Goulka Jeremy Cooper Jesse Mossman Jim Daniel Jim Kavanagh JoAnn Wypijewski Joe Lauria Johannes Wahlstrom John W. Dower John Feffer John Fund John Harrison Sims John Pilger John Reid John Stauber John Taylor John V. Walsh John Williams Jon Else Jonathan Alan King Jonathan Anomaly Jonathan Rooper Jonathan Schell Joseph Kishore Juan Cole Judith Coburn K.R. Bolton Karel Van Wolferen Karen Greenberg Kelley Vlahos Kersasp D. Shekhdar Kevin Barrett Kevin Rothrock Kevin Zeese Kshama Sawant Lance Welton Laura Gottesdiener Laura Poitras Laurent Guyénot Lawrence G. Proulx Leo Hohmann Linda Preston Logical Meme Lorraine Barlett M.G. Miles Mac Deford Maidhc O Cathail Malcolm Unwell Marcus Alethia Marcus Cicero Margaret Flowers Mark Danner Mark Engler Mark Perry Matt Parrott Mattea Kramer Matthew Harwood Matthew Richer Matthew Stevenson Max Blumenthal Max Denken Max North Maya Schenwar Michael Gould-Wartofsky Michael Hoffman Michael Schwartz Michael T. Klare Murray Polner Nan Levinson Naomi Oreskes Nate Terani Nathan Cofnas Ned Stark Nelson Rosit Nicholas Stix Nick Kollerstrom Nick Turse Nils Van Der Vegte Noam Chomsky Nomi Prins Norman Finkelstein Patrick Cleburne Patrick Cloutier Paul Cochrane Paul Engler Paul Nachman Paul Nehlen Pepe Escobar Peter Brimelow Peter Gemma Peter Van Buren Pierre M. Sprey Pratap Chatterjee Publius Decius Mus Rajan Menon Ralph Nader Ramin Mazaheri Ramziya Zaripova Randy Shields Ray McGovern Rebecca Gordon Rebecca Solnit Richard Krushnic Richard Silverstein Rick Shenkman Rita Rozhkova Robert Baxter Robert Bonomo Robert Fisk Robert Lipsyte Robert Parry Robert Roth Robert S. Griffin Robert Scheer Robert Trivers Robin Eastman Abaya Roger Dooghy Ronald N. Neff Rory Fanning Sam Francis Sam Husseini Sayed Hasan Sharmini Peries Sheldon Richman Spencer Davenport Spencer Quinn Stefan Karganovic Steffen A. Woll Stephanie Savell Stephen J. Rossi Steve Fraser Steven Yates Sydney Schanberg Tanya Golash-Boza Ted Rall Theodore A. Postol Thierry Meyssan Thomas Frank Thomas O. Meehan Tim Shorrock Tim Weiner Tobias Langdon Todd E. Pierce Todd Gitlin Todd Miller Tom Piatak Tom Suarez Tom Sunic Tracy Rosenberg Virginia Dare Vladimir Brovkin Vox Day W. Patrick Lang Walter Block William Binney William DeBuys William Hartung William J. Astore Winslow T. Wheeler Ximena Ortiz Yan Shen Zhores Medvedev
Nothing found
By Topics/Categories Filter?
2016 Election Alt Right American Media American Military Anti-Semitism Blacks Books China Conspiracy Theories Crime Culture Donald Trump Economics Education Foreign Policy Genetics Hillary Clinton History Human Biodiversity Ideology Illegal Immigration Immigration IQ Iran ISIS Israel Israel Lobby Israel/Palestine Jews Miscellaneous Movies Neocons Obama Open Thread Political Correctness Political Economy Politics Race/Ethnicity Real Estate Russia Science Sports Syria Terrorism Ukraine 2008 Election 2010 Census 2012 Election 2012 US Elections 23andMe 9/11 A Farewell To Alms A Song Of Ice And Fire A Troublesome Inheritance Aarab Barghouti Abc News Abigail Marsh Abortion Abraham Lincoln Abu Ghraib Academia Access Journalism Acheivement Gap Achievement Gap Acid Attacks Adam Schiff Adaptation Addiction Admin Administration ADMIXTOOLS Admixture Adoptees Adoption AEI Affective Empathy Affirmative Action Affordable Family Formation Afghanistan Africa African Americans African Genetics Africans Afrikaner Afrocentricism Age Of Malthusian Industrialism Aging Agriculture AIDS Ainu AIPAC Aircraft Carriers Al Jazeera Al-Qaeda Alan Clemmons Alan Dershowitz Alan Macfarlane Albion's Seed Alcohol Alcoholism Alexander Hamilton Alexei Kudrin Alexei Navalny Algeria Alt Left Altruism Amazon.com American Atheists American Exceptionalism American History American Jews American Left American Legion American Nations American Nations American Pravda American Prisons American Renaissance Amerindians Amish Amish Quotient Amnesty Amnesty International Amoral Familialism Amy Chua Amygdala Anaconda Anatoly Karlin Ancestry Ancient DNA Ancient Genetics Ancient Jews Ancient Near East Anders Breivik Andrei Nekrasov Andrew Jackson Androids Angela Stent Angelina Jolie Anglo-Saxons Ann Coulter Anne Heche Annual Country Reports On Terrorism Anthropology Anti-Gentilism Anti-Vaccination Antifa Antiquity Antiracism Antisocial Behavior Antiwar Movement Apartheid Apollo's Ascent Appalachia Appalachians Arab Christianity Arab Spring Arabs Archaeogenetics Archaeology Archaic DNA Archaic Humans Architecture Arctic Resources Arctic Sea Ice Melting Argentina Arkham's Razor Armenia Army Army-McCarthy Hearings Arnon Milchan Art Arthur Jensen Arthur Lichte Artificial Intelligence Aryan Invasion Theory Aryans Ash Carter Ashkenazi Intelligence Ashkenazi Jews Asian Americans Asian Quotas Asians Ask A ScienceBlogger ASPM Assange Assassinations Assimilation Assortative Mating Atheism Atlantic Council Attila The Hun Attractive Nuisance Doctrine Attractiveness Attractiveness Australia Australian Aboriginals Austria Austro-Asiatic Austro-Hungarian Empire authoritarianism Autism Automation Avigdor Lieberman Ayodhhya Azerbaijan Babes And Hunks Babri Masjid Baby Gap Backlash Bacterial Vaginosis Bad Poetry Bahrain Balanced Polymorphism Balkans Baltics Baltimore Riots Banana Republicans Bangladesh Bangladeshis Banking Industry Banking System Banks Barack H. Obama Barack Obama Barbara Comstock Barbarians Barone Baseball Baseball Statistics Bashar Al-Assad Basketball #BasketOfDeplorables Basque Baumeister BDS Movement Beauty Behavior Genetics Behavioral Economics Behavioral Genetics Belarus Belgium Ben Cardin Benghazi Benjamin Cardin Benjamin Netanyahu Berezovsky Bernard Henri-Levy Bernard Lewis Bernie Sanders Bernies Sanders #BernieSoWhite Beta Males BICOM Big History BigPost Bilingual Education Bill 59 Bill Clinton Bill Kristol Bill Maher Billionaires Billy Graham Biodiversity Bioethics Biology Birth Order Bisexuality Bisexuals BJP Black Crime Black History Black Lives Matter Black Metal Black Muslims #BlackJobsMatter #BlackLiesMurder Blade Runner Blog Blogging Blond Hair Blondism Blood Libel Blue Eyes Boasian Anthropology boats-in-the-water bodybuilding Boers Bolshevik Revolution Border Security Borderlander Borderlanders Boris Johnson Boycott Divest And Sanction Boycott Divestment And Sanctions Brahmans Brain Brain Scans Brain Size Brain Structure Brainwash Brazil Breeder's Equation Bret Stephens Brexit Brezhnev Brian Boutwell BRICs Brighter Brains Britain Burakumin Burma Bush Bush Administration Business Cagots California Californication Cambodia Cameron Russell Camp Of The Saints Campaign For Liberty Campus Rape Canada #Cancel2022WorldCupinQatar Cancer Candida Albicans Capitalism Cardiovascular Disease Care Package Carlos Slim Carly Fiorina Caroline Glick Carroll Quigley Cars Carter Page Castes Catalonia Catfight Catholic Church Catholicism Caucasus Cavaliers Cecil Rhodes Censorship Central Asia Chanda Chisala Charles Darwin Charles Krauthammer Charles Murray Charles Schumer Charleston Shooting Charlie Hebdo Charlie Rose Charlottesville Checheniest Chechen Of Them All Chechens Chechnya Cherlie Hebdo Chetty Chicagoization Child Labor Children China/America China Stock Market Meltdown China Vietnam Chinese Chinese Communist Party Chinese Economy Chinese Evolution Chinese History Chinese IQ Chinese Language Chinese People Chlamydia Chris Gown Chris Stringer Christianity Christmas Christopher Steele Chuck Hagel Chuck Schumer CIA Cinema Circumcision Civil Liberties Civil Rights Civil War Civilization CJIA Clannishness Clans Class Classical History Climate Climate Change Clinton Cliodynamics Clovis clusterfake Coal Coalition Coalition Of The Fringes Cochran And Harpending Coefficient Of Relationship Coen Brothers Cognitive Elitism Cognitive Empathy Cognitive Psychology Cognitive Science Cold War Colin Kaepernick Colin Woodard College Admission Colonialism Color Revolution Columba Bush Comments Communism Community Reinvestment Act Compton Confederacy Confederate Flag Conflict Of Interest Congress Conquistador-American Consanguinity Consequences Conservatism Conservative Movement Conservatives Constitution Constitutional Theory Consumer Debt Convergence Core Article Cornel West Corruption Corruption Perception Index Corruption Perceptions Index Cousin Marriage Cover Story Creationism CRIF Crimea Crimean Tatars Crimethink Crisis Crispr Crops crops-rotting-in-the-fields Cruise Missiles Crying Among The Farmland Ctrl-Left Cuba Cuckold Envy Cuckoldry Cuckservative Cultural Anthropology Cultural Evolution Cultural Marxism Cut The Sh*t Guys Czech Republic DACA Daily Data Dump Dalai Lama Dallas Shooting Damnatio Memoriae Dana Milbank Daren Acemoglu Dark Ages Darwinism Data Data Analysis Data Posts David Foster Wallace David Friedman David Frum David Goldenberg David Hackett Fischer David Ignatius David Kramer David Lane David Moser David Petraeus Davide Piffer De Ploribus Unum Death Death Penalty Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Debt Declaration Of Universal Human Rights Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire Deep Sleep Deep South Deep State Demic Diffusion Democracy Democratic Party Democrats Demographic Transition Demographics Demography Denisovans Denmark Dennis Ross Department Of Justice Deprivation Deregulation Derek Harvey Detroit Development Developmental Noise Diabetes Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders Dick Cheney Dienekes Diet Dinesh D'Souza Dirty Bomb Discrimination discussion Disease Disney Disparate Impact Displaced And Refugees Dissent Diversity Diversity Before Diversity Diversity Pokemon Points Dmitry Medvedev DNA Dodecad Dogs Dollar Donme Dopamine Down Syndrome Dr James Thompson Dreams From My Father Dresden Drew Barrymore Drone War Drones Drought Drugs DSM DTC Personal Genomics Duterte Dylan Roof Dynasty Dysgenic E-books E. O. Wilson East Asia East Asian Exception East Asians Eastern Europe Ebola Ecology Economic Development Economic History Economic Sanctions Economic Theory Economy Ed Miller Edward Gibbon Edward Price Edward Snowden Effective Altruism Efraim Diveroli Egor Kholmogorov Egypt Eisenhower Elections Electric Cars Elie Wiesel Eliot Cohen Eliot Engel Elites Elizabeth Holmes Elliot Abrams Elliot Rodger Elliott Abrams Elon Musk Emigration Emil Kirkegaard Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Todd Empathy Energy England Enhanced Interrogations Environment Environmentalism Epigenetics Epistemology Erdogan EROEI Espionage Estonia Estrogen Ethics Ethiopia Ethnic Genetic Interests Ethnic Nepotism Ethnicity EU Eugenics Eurabia Eurasia Euro Europe European Genetics European Genomics European History European Right European Union Europeans Eurozone Everything Evolution Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary Genetics Evolutionary Genomics Evolutionary Psychology Exercise Eye Color Eyes Ezra Cohen-Watnick Face Recognition Face Shape Facebook Faces Fake News fallout False Flag Attack Family Family Matters Fantasy Far Abroad Farmers Farming Fascism Fat Shaming FBI FDA Federal Reserve Female Homosexuality Female Sexual Response FEMEN Feminism Feminists Ferguson Ferguson Shooting Fertility Fertility Fertility Rates Fethullah Gulen Feuds Fiction Fields Medals FIFA Film Finance Financial Bailout Financial Bubbles Financial Debt Financial Sector Financial Times Finland Finn Baiting Finnish Content First Amendment First World War FISA Fitness Flight From White Fluctuarius Argenteus Flynn Effect Food Football Forecasts Foreign Policy Foreign Service Fracking France Francis Gary Powers Frank Salter Frankfurt School Frantz Fanon Franz Boas Freakonomics Fred Hiatt Fred Reed Frederic Hof Free Speech Free Trade Free Will Freedom Of Speech Freedom French Canadians French Paradox Friday Fluff Friendly & Conventional Front National Frontlash Funny Futurism Gaddafi Game Game Of Nations Game Of Thrones Gangs Gardnerella Vaginalis Gary Taubes Gay Germ Gay Marriage Gays/Lesbians Gaza Gemayel Clan Gender Gender And Sexuality Gender Confusion Gender Equality Gender Identity Disorder Gender Reassignment Gender Relations Gene-Culture Coevolution Genealogy General Intelligence General Social Survey Genes Genetic Diversity Genetic Engineering Genetic History Genetic Load Genetic Pacification Genetics Of Height Genocide Genomics Gentrification Geography Geopolitics George Bush George Clooney George Patton George R. R. Martin George Soros George Tenet George W. Bush Georgia Germans Germany Gina Haspel Gladwell Glenn Beck Global Terrorism Index Global Warming Globalism Globalization GMO God Delusion Golf Google Google Data Explorer Gordon Gallup Goths Government Debt Government Incompetence Government Spending Government Surveillance Graphs GRE Great Leap Forward #GreatWhiteDefendantPrivilege Greece Greeks Green Greg Clark Greg Cochran Gregory Clark Gregory Cochran GRF Grooming Group Intelligence Group Selection GSS Guangzhou Guardian Guardian Censorship Guest Guilt Culture Gun Control Guns Gypsies H-1B H.R. McMaster H1-B Visas Haim Saban Hair Color Hair Lengthening Haiti Hajnal Line Half Sigma Halloween Hamas Hamilton: An American Musical Hamilton's Rule HammerHate Hanzi Happiness Harappa Ancestry Project Harriet Tubman Harvard Harvey Weinstein Hasbara hate Hate Crimes hate-fraud hate-hoax Hate Hoaxes Hate Speech HateStat Havelock Ellis Hbd Hbd Chick Hbd Fallout HBDchick Health Health And Medicine Health Care Healthcare Heart Disease Heart Health Heather Norton Hegira Height Height Privilege Helmuth Nyborg Henry Harpending Herbert John Fleure Heredity Heritability Hexaco Hezbollah Himachal Pradesh Hindu Caste System Hiroshima Hispanic Crime Hispanics Hist kai Historical Genetics Historical Population Genetics Hitler Hodgepodge Hollywood Holocaust Homicide Homicide Rate homicides Homophobia Homosexuality Houellebecq House Intelligence Committee Housing Hox Hoxby HplusNRx Hubbert's Peak Huddled Masses Hug Thug Human Achievement human-capital Human Evolution Human Evolutionary Genetics Human Evolutionary Genomics Human Genetics Human Genome Human Genomics Human Nature Human Rights Human Variation Humor Hungary Hunt For The Great White Defendant Hunter-Gatherers Hunting Hybridization Hypocrisy Hypodescent I Love Italians I.Q. I.Q. Genomics #IBelieveInHavenMonahan Ibn Khaldun Ibo Ice T Iceland Ideology And Worldview Idiocracy Igbo Igor Strelkov Ilana Mercer IMF immigrants Immigration immigration-policy-terminology Immigriping Imperial Presidency Imperialism Imran Awan Inbreeding Incest Income India India Genetics Indian Economy Indian Genetics Indian Genomics Indian IQ Indians Individualism Indo-European Indo-Europeans Indonesia industrialization Inequality Infection Theory Inflation Infrastructure inosmi Intellectuals Intelligence International Affairs International Comparisons International Relations Internet Internet Research Agency Interracial Interracial Marriage Intersectionality Interviews Introgression Inuit Invade Invite In Hock Invade The World Invite The World Invasive Species Ioannis Metaxas Iosef Stalin Iosif Lazaridis Iosif Stalin Iq Iq And Wealth Iran Nuclear Agreement Iran Nuclear Program Iranian Nuclear Program Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program Iraq Iraq War Ireland Is It Good For The Jews? Is Love Colorblind ISIS. Terrorism Islam Islamic Jihad Islamic State Islamism Islamist-liberal Alliance Islamophobia Islamophobiaphobia Isolationism Israel Defense Force Israeli Occupation Israeli Settlements Israeli Spying IT Italy J. Edgar Hoover Jack Keane Jake Tapper Jamaica James Clapper James Comey James Mattis James Watson James Wooley Jane Mayer Janet Yellen Japan Jared Diamond Jared Kushner Jared Taylor Jason Malloy JASTA Jayman Jr. JCPOA ¡Jeb! Jeb Bush Jeffrey Shuren Jennifer Rubin Jensen Jeremy Corbyn Jerrold Nadler Jerry Seinfeld Jesse Bering Jesuits Jewish Genetics Jewish History Jewish Intellectuals JFK Assassination Jill Stein Jim Crow Joe Cirincione John Allen John B. Watson John Boehner John Bolton John Brennan John Derbyshire John Durant John F. Kennedy John Hawks John Kasich John Kerry John McCain John McLaughlin John McWhorter John Mearsheimer John Michael Greer John Tooby John Updike Jonathan Pollard Joseph McCarthy Journalism Judaism Judge George Daniels Judicial System Judith Harris Julia Ioffe Kaboom Kalash Katz Keith Ellison Ken Livingstone Kenneth Marcus Kenneth Pomeranz Kennewick Man Kerry Killinger Kevin MacDonald Kevin McCarthy Kevin Mitchell Kevin Williamson Kids These Days Kim Jong Un Kin Selection Kindle Kinship Kissing Kkk KKKrazy Glue Of The Coalition Of The Fringes Knesset Kompromat Korea Korean War Kosovo Kremlin Clans Ksenia Sobchak Ku Klux Klan Kurds Kurt Campbell LA Lady Gaga Lame Jesse Jackson Imitations Lame News Language Languages Larry Summers Las Vegas Massacre Late Obama Age Collapse Late Ov Latin America Latinos Latvia Law Law Of Supply And Demand Law Laws Of Behavioral Genetics Lazy Glossophiliac Lead Poisoning Learning Lebanon Leda Cosmides Lee Kuan Yew Left/Right Lenin Lesbians Lèse-diversité LGBT Liberal Creationism Liberal Opposition Liberalism Liberals Libertarianism Libertarians Libya life-expectancy Lifestyle Light Skin Preference Lindsay Graham Lindsey Graham Linguistics Links Literacy Literature Litvinenko Living Standards Lloyd Blankfein Logan's Run Loooong Books Looting Lorde Love Dolls Lover Boys Lutherans Lyndon Johnson M Factor M.g. Machiavellianism Mad Men Madeleine Albright Madoff Magritte Mahmoud Abbas Malaysian Airlines MH17 Male Homosexuality Malnutrition Malthusianism Manor Manorialism Manspreading Manufacturing Mao Zedong Maoism Map Map Posts maps Marc Faber Marco Rubio Marcomentum! Marijuana Marine Le Pen mark-adomanis Mark Steyn Mark Warner Market Economy Marketing Major Postmodernism Marriage Martin Luther King Marwan Barghouti Marxism Masculinity Masha Gessen Mass Shootings Massacre In Nice Mate Choice Math Mathematics Matthew Weiner Max Blumenthal Max Boot Mayans McCain McCain/POW Mearsheimer-Walt Measurement Error Media Medicine Medvedev Mega-Aggressions Megan Fox Megyn Kelly Melanesians Melanin Memorial Day Men With Gold Chains Mental Illness Mental Traits Meritocracy Merkel Merkel Youth Merkel's Boner Mesolithic Mexican-American War Mexican Mediocrity Mexico Michael Anton Michael Flynn Michael Jackson Michael Morell Michael Pompeo Michael Weiss Michelle Bachmann Michelle Ma Belle Michelle Obama Microaggressions Microcephalin Microsoft Middle Ages Middle East Migration Mike Pence Mike Pompeo Mike Signer Mikhail Khodorkovsky Militarization Military Military Analysis Military History Military Spending Military Technology Milner Group Minimum Wage Minorities Mirror Neurons Misdreavus Missile Defense Missing The Point Mitt Romney Mixed-Race Model Minority Modern Humans Mohammed Bin Salman Moldova Monogamy Moore's Law Moral Absolutism Moral Universalism Morality Mormonism Mormons Mortality Mortgage Moscow Mossad Moxie Moynihan's Law Of The Canadian Border Mozilo MTDNA Mulatto Elite Multiculturalism Multiregional Model Multiregionalism Music Muslim Muslim Ban Muslims Mutual Assured Destruction My Lai Myanmar NAEP NAMs Nancy Segal Narendra Modi Natalism National Assessment Of Educational Progress National Immigration Safety And Quality Board National Question National Review National Security State National Security Strategy National Wealth Nationalism Native Americans NATO Natural Selection Nature Vs. Nurture navalny Naz Shah Nazi Nazism Nbc News Neandertal Neandertals Neanderthals Near Abroad Ned Flanders Neo-Nazis Neoconservatism Neoconservatives Neoliberalism Neolithic Neolithic Revolution Neoreaction Nerds Netherlands Neuroscience New Atheists New Cold War New France New Rules New Silk Road New World New World Order New York New York City New York Times News Neymar Nicholas Wade Nick Eberstadt Nieto Nigeria Night In The Museum Nikki Haley NIMBY Nobel Prize Nobel Prized #NobelsSoWhiteMale Nordics North Africa North Korea Northwest Europe Norway #NotOkay Novorossiya Sitrep NSA Nuclear Power Nuclear Proliferation Nuclear War Nuclear Weapons Nurture Assumption Nutrition O Mio Babbino Caro Obamacare Obamanomics Obesity Obey Giant! Obituary Obscured American Occam's Butterknife Occam's Razor Occam's Rubber Room Occupy Oil Oliver Stone Olympics Open Borders Operational Sex Ratio Opinion Poll Opioids Orban Organ Transplants Orissa Orlando Shooting Orthodoxy Orwell Osama Bin Laden Out-of-Africa Out Of Africa Model Out Of African Outbreeding Oxytocin Paekchong Pakistan Pakistani Paleoamerindians Paleoanthropology Paleolibertarianism Paleolithic Paleolithic Europeans Paleontology Palestine Palestinians Palin Pamela Geller Panama Papers Panhandling Paper Review Parasite Manipulation Parenting Parenting Parenting Behavioral Genetics Paris Attacks Parsi Partly Inbred Extended Family Pathogens Patriot Act Patriotism Paul Ewald Paul Krugman Paul Manafort Paul Ryan Paul Singer Paul Wolfowitz Pavel Grudinin Pax Americana Peak Oil Pearl Harbor Pedophilia Pentagon Perception Management Personal Personal Genomics Personality Peter Frost Peter Turchin P&G Phil Onderdonk Phil Rushton Philip Breedlove Philippines Philosophy Philosophy Of Science Phylogenetics Pigmentation Pigs Piketty Pioneer Hypothesis PISA Pizzagate Planned Parenthood Poetry Pol Pot Poland Police State Police Training Political Correctness Makes You Stupid Political Philosophy Politicians Polls Polygamy Polygenic Score Polygyny Poor Reading Skills Pope Francis Population Population Genetics Population Growth Population Replacement Population Structure Population Substructure Populism Porn Pornography Portugal Post 201 Post-Modernism Post-Nationalism Poverty PRC Prediction Prenatal Hormones Prescription Drugs Press Censorship Prester John Prince Bandar Priti Patel Privatization Productivity Profiling Progressives Projection Pronoun Crisis Propaganda Prostitution Protectionism protest Protestantism Psychology Psychometrics Psychopaths Psychopathy Pubertal Timing Public Health Public Schools Puerto Rico Punishment Puritans Putin Putin Derangement Syndrome Putinsliv Pygmies Qatar Quakers Quantitative Genetics Quebec R. A. Fisher Race Race And Crime Race And Genomics Race And Iq Race And Religion Race/Crime Race Denialism Race/IQ race-realism Race Riots Rachel Dolezal Rachel Maddow Racial Intelligence Racial Profiling Racial Reality Racism Racist Objects Menace Racist Pumpkin Incident Radical Islam Rand Paul Randy Fine Rap Music Rape Raqqa Rationality Razib Khan R&D Reader Survey Reading RealWorld Recep Tayyip Erdogan Reciprocal Altruism Reconstruction Red State Blue State Red States Blue States redlining Redneck Dunkirk Refugee Boy Refugee Crisis #refugeeswelcome #RefugeesWelcomeInQatar Regression To The Mean Religion Religion Religion And Philosophy Rentier Replication Reprint Reproductive Strategy Republican Party Republicans Responsibility Retconning Reuel Gerecht Review Revolution Of 1905 Revolutions Rex Tillerson Ricci Richard Dawkins Richard Dyer Richard Lewontin Richard Lynn Richard Nixon Richard Russell Rick Perry RIP rise-of-the-rest Ritholtz Robert Ford Robert Kraft Robert Lindsay Robert McNamara Robert Mueller Robert Mugabe Robert Spencer Robocop Robots Roger Ailes Rohingya Rolling Stone Roman Empire Rome Romney Ron Paul Ron Unz Ronald Reagan Ross Perot Rotherham Rove Roy Moore RT International Rushton Russell Kirk Russiagate Russian Demography Russian Economy Russian Elections 2018 Russian Far East Russian History Russian Media Russian Military Russian Nationalism Russian Occupation Government Russian Orthodox Church Russian Politics Russian Reaction Russian Society Russian Spies Russophobes Ruth Benedict Saakashvili sabermetrics Sabrina Rubin Erdely Sailer's First Law Of Female Journalism Saint Peter Tear Down This Gate! Saint-Petersburg Sam Harris Same Sex Attraction Same-sex Marriage Sammy Sosa San Bernadino Massacre Sandra Beleza Sandy Hook Sapir-Whorf Sarah Palin Sarin Gas SAT Satoshi Kanazawa Saudi Arabia Saying What You Have To Say Scandinavia Schizophrenia School Science Denialism Science Fiction Scotch-irish Scotland Scots Irish Scott Ritter Scrabble Secession Select Select Post Selection Self-obsession Separating The Truth From The Nonsense Serbia Sergei Magnitsky Sergei Skripal Sergey Brin Sex Sex Differences Sex Ratio Sex Ratio At Birth Sex Recognition Sex Tape Sexual Dimorphism Sexual Division Of Labor Sexual Fluidity Sexual Identity Sexual Orientation Sexual Selection Shai Masot Shakespeare Shame Culture Shanghai Shared Environment Shekhovstov Sheldon Adelson Shias And Sunnis Shimon Arad Shmuley Boteach Shorts And Funnies Shoshana Bryen Shurat HaDin Shyness Sibel Edmonds Silicon Valley Singapore Single Men Single Mothers Single Women Six Day War SJWs Skin Color Skin Tone Skunk Works Slate Slave Trade Slavery Slavery Reparations Slavoj Zizek Slavs SLC24A5 Sleep Smart Fraction Smoking Social Justice Warriors Social Media Social Science Socialism Society Sociobiology Sociology Sociopathy Sociosexuality Solar Energy Solutions Solzhenitsyn Songun Sotomayor South Africa South Asia South Asian Genetics South China Sea South Korea Southeast Asia Southern Poverty Law Center Soviet History Soviet Union Space Space Exploration Space Program Spain SPLC Sport Sputnik News Srebrenica Stabby Somali Staffan Stage Stalinism Standardized Tests Star Trek Comparisons State Department State Formation States Rights Statistics Statue Of Liberty Statue Of Libertyism Statute Of Diversity Statute Of Immigration Statute Of Liberty Steny Hoyer Stephan Guyenet Stephen Cohen Stephen Colbert Stephen Hadley Stephen Jay Gould Stereotypes Steroids Steve Bannon Steve Sailer Steven Pinker Steven Spielberg Steve's Rice Thresher Columns Still Not Free Buddy Strategic Affairs Ministry Student Loans Stuff White People Like Stuxnet Sub-replacement Fertility Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africans Submission Subprime Mortgage Crisis Subrealism Suicide Supercomputers Superintelligence Supreme Court Survey Susan Glasser Svidomy Sweden Switzerland Syed Farook syr Syrian Civil War Syriza T.S. Eliot Ta-Nehisi Coates Taiwan Tajikistan Taki Taliban Tamerlan Tsarnaev Tamil Nadu Tashfeen Malik Tax Cuts Tax Evasion Taxes Tea Party Team Performance Technology Ted Cruz Television Terrorists Tesla Testing Testosterone Tests Texas Thailand The AK The Bell Curve The Better Angels Of Our Nature The Bible The Black Autumn The Breeder's Equation The Confederacy The Deep South The Economist The Eight Banditos The Future The Gap The Golfocaust The Kissing Billionaire The Left The Lobby The Megaphone The New York Times The Saker The Scramble For America The Son Also Rises The South The Washington Post The Zeroth Amendment To The Constitution Theranos Theresa May Thermoeconomics Third World Thomas Aquinas Thomas Jefferson Thomas Perez Thomas Talhelm Thurgood Marshall Tibet Tidewater Tiger Mom Tiger Woods TIMSS TNC Tobin Tax Tom Cotton Tom Hanks Tom Wolfe Tony Blair Too Many White People Torture Trade Trans-Species Polymorphism Transgenderism Transhumanism Translation Translations Transsexuals Travel Trayvon Martin Trolling Tropical Humans Trudeau True Redneck Stereotypes Trump Trump Derangement Syndrome Trust Tsarist Russia Tsarnaev Tulsi Gabbard Turkey Turks TWA 800 Twin Study Twins Twintuition Twitter UK UKIP Ukrainian Crisis Unanswerable Questions Unbearable Whiteness Underperformin' Norman Mineta Unemployment Union Unions United Kingdom United Nations United States Universal Basic Income Universalism unwordly Upper Paleolithic Urbanization US Blacks US Civil War II US Elections 2016 US-Russia.org Expert Discussion Panel USA Used Car Dealers Moral Superiority Of USS Liberty Uttar Pradesh UV Uyghurs Vaccination Vaginal Yeast Valerie Plame Variation Vdare Venezuela Vibrancy Victor Canfield Victoria Nuland Victorian England Victorianism Video Video Games Vietnam Vietnam War Vietnamese Violence Vioxx Virginia Tech Visual Word Form Area Vitamin D Vladimir Putin Vladimir Zhirinovsky Voronezh Vote Fraud Vulcan Society W.E.I.R.D. W.E.I.R.D.O. Wall Street War War In Donbass War On Terror Warhol Washington Post WasPage Watergate Watson Watsoning Waugh Weight Loss WEIRDO Welfare Western Europe Western European Marriage Pattern Western Hypocrisy Western Media Western Religion Westerns Where's The Fallout White America White Americans White Death White Helmets White Nationalists White Privilege White Slavery White Supremacy Whites Who Is The Fairest Of Them All? Who Whom Why We Can't Have Nice Things Wikileaks Wild Life Wilhelm Furtwangler William Browder William Buckley William D. Hamilton William Graham Sumner William McGougall WINEP Winston Churchill Women Women In The Workplace Woodley Effect Woodrow Wilson WORDSUM Workers Working Class World Cup World Values Survey World War G World War I World War II World War III World War T Wretched Refuse Wretched Refuseism Writing WSJ WTO WVS Xi Jinping Y Chromosome Yamnaya Yankees Yemen Yezidis Yochi Dreazen You Maniacs You Blew It Up Youtube Ban Yugoslavia Zbigniew Brzezinski Zika Zika Virus Zimbabwe Zionism Zombies
Nothing found
"Klon"
Comments
• My
Comments
13 Comments • 1,100 Words •  RSS
(Commenters may request that their archives be hidden by contacting the appropriate blogger)
All Comments
 All Comments
    In Get the Gringo, Mel Gibson looks around at the vibrant El Pueblito prison in Tijuana on a Sunday and remarks, "It’s visiting day, so take the whole family to the crappiest place on Earth." That got me wondering: what indeed is the crappiest country on earth, relative to per capita GDP? The CIA lists...
  • An example from Mexico City: the ground is sinking unevenly and there are serious water shortages. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/17/world/americas/mexico-city-sinking.html

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Steve Sailer recently pointed out that millennials are a lot shier about nudity than their parents and grandparents. There are plenty of cultural explanations - less exposure to the military, more spacious accomodations, millennial whininess, etc. - but I get the impression that, as with Chinese underperformance in football, the inventor of HBD might have...
  • This is late and semi off topic, but I just wanted to say that I don’t take Sailer’s or your posts about football seriously. I don’t think he’s seen more than 10 games in his life and I find your theories pretty contrived. The first thing to look at would be the number of kids training at ages 5 to 7 and the number in professional academies at age 10, not total population or not-actually-existing HBD traits.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Golf is so out of fashion that the only people who play it anymore appear to be Presidents and billionaires. And what do Presidents and billionaires know, anyway? Getting your exercise on 200 acres of paradise is just so 20th Century compared to the 24"x 68" yoga mats of our Obama Age. However, Obama, personally,...
  • OT
    A comment to let Steve and anyone else who might care know about a pretty interesting theory: in the long term, fertility will rise because it’s hereditary and there is selection.

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/short-history-of-3rd-millennium/#comment-1722903

    If true, it would be very important for many reasons and impactful in the immigration debate.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Fundamentally solve the “intelligence problem,” and all other problems become trivial. The problem is that this problem is a very hard one, and our native wit is unlikely to suffice. Moreover, because problems tend to get harder, not easier, as you advance up the technological ladder (Karlin, 2015), in a “business as usual” scenario with...
  • @Anatoly Karlin
    Sure, pointing out the the fact of the demographic transition is a very good argument, and it needs to be addressed.

    Before the Malthusian transition, there were huge incentives to have families - more hands for farm work; the high mortality rates for infants and children; also, the banal fact that wearing a condom made out of sheep guts presumably wasn't very enjoyable.

    However, families that had more children than they could could support suffered higher death rates for their lack of discipline. Hence, there was an equilibrium in which committed "breeders" only ever constituted a small share of the population.

    When Malthusian constraints fell away at around the time of the industrial revolution, along with the loosening of traditionalist pro-natality mores (have as many children as you can support and no more), the underpinnings of the old equilibrium crumbled away. However, since in most populations breeders are not yet a high percentage of the population - Orthodox Jewry and the Amish might be exceptions, since many of the people less committed to their values (inc. high natality) get "boiled off" with every generation - at first (i.e. the first century or so) this only had very modest effects, because there were very few "breeders" at t=0.

    Hence, cultural and social influences played much greater roles in determining fertility in First World nations during the 20th century, and at least in Africa, will probably continue to do so for the next century. In fact, one counterintuitive prediction that I would make is that Africa c.2100 will have lower TFRs than most current First World nations.

    Kolk et al., 2014 modeled this:

    Correlations in family size across generations could have a major influence on human population size in the future. Empirical studies have shown that the associations between the fertility of parents and the fertility of children are substantial and growing over time. Despite their potential long-term consequences, intergenerational fertility correlations have largely been ignored by researchers... We show that intergenerational fertility correlations will result in an increase in fertility over time.
     
    "Breeders" as a share of the population are barely different three generations in than at the start, but are rising rapidly by the 5th generation, and come to constitute the vast majority of people by the 12th generation.

    Incidentally, Germany had its fertility transition 3 generations ago, whereas France had it about 5 generations ago.

    And this map is quite famous: http://i36.tinypic.com/1679y7n.png

    Hmm...

    Thanks for the reply. Obviously I got a bit carried away in my assessment of our relative familiarity with the topic (although I knew you knew about TFR, I guess I just couldn’t imagine the alternative). How solid do you think this theory is? Could you explain why the trends would be dysgenic (IQ is inversely correlated with fertility inside populations)? Plus, the theory is very unkown (not mentioned in the Wikipedia article and I’ve never heard it discussed in HBD/altright circles), but potentially hugely important. Maybe you should write an article about it or I should try pitching it to Sailer.

    As for the rest, I think the singularity is quite plausible. Another scenario, at least in the short- and mid-term, is a total transformation of society through automation, robotics and AI eliminating most human jobs. Whether it is closer to a post-scarcity utopia or something else remains to be seen. I think this option (if it’s on the utopian side, of course) might be (for many people, or at least me) preferable to whatever the singularity might mean.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin

    How solid do you think this theory is?
     
    I think its pretty solid, in that it syncs with common sense, the heritability of personality, and is an extrapolation of observed data (rising intergenerational fertility correlations).

    I can also speculate as to why it is not very popular:

    (1) Like HBD, it is not very politically correct - as Pinker has long pointed out, society has a strong "blank slate" bias.

    (2) Whereas at least some HBD findings are relative to current issues (e.g. IQ/economic development, crime rates, etc) this is only of significant relevance to the far future, i.e. 200 years time.

    For understandable reasons people discount the far future.

    Maybe you should write an article about it or I should try pitching it to Sailer.
     
    If Sailer were to blog his thoughts about it that would indeed help bring it into the limelight since his audience is 10x that of mine.

    Could you explain why the trends would be dysgenic (IQ is inversely correlated with fertility inside populations)?
     
    Correct (at least for now): http://www.unz.com/akarlin/nor-breeding-their-best/

    This is more speculative, but I suspect the link between higher IQ and lower TFR might be intrinsic to the human condition. I recall reading about a psychological experiment in which more intelligent people (of both sexes) were relatively more amused/entertained by animal pets while duller people were relatively more amused/entertained by human children.

    Another scenario, at least in the short- and mid-term, is a total transformation of society through automation, robotics and AI eliminating most human jobs.
     
    That's certainly going to happen in the next few decades, but my post was after all about the third millennium. :)

    Incidentally, Randal Parker has speculated that automation and robots will actually augment, not dampen, fertility rates: http://www.futurepundit.com/archives/009885.html
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • On “Malthusian industrialism/business as usual,” I’d say your premises are pretty weak (or at least, some elaboration would be helpful).
    Specifically, it’s not clear where the ideas of breeders/rearers and massive population growth come from (actually I noticed Jayman’s influence in the phrasing, which is a warning flag in itself).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_fertility_rate

    I’m sure you’re familiar with the idea and the data. Basically, almost every country outside Africa is either already at below replacement levels (1-2) or will be there soon (2-3).
    Even in Africa, there are already countries at ‘moderate’ levels (e.g. South Africa, which again points to falling fertility in correlation with development). The continent as a whole went from a TFR of approx. 7 between 1950 and 1980 to 4 now and is predicted to be at 2.5 in 2050.
    In conclusion, it seems like people who attain some basic standard of living just aren’t particularly interested in having children (Bangladesh is at 2.2 with a GDP PPP p.c. 0f 3.3k USD). Consequently, I don’t understand where the population explosion is supposed to come from.
    Having written all that, I just realized what you were saying (really). Selection is currently underway for those with high “fertility preference”, so future people will be very fertile? In my opinion, the hereditary component must be much smaller than the environmental one; for examples see above.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    Sure, pointing out the the fact of the demographic transition is a very good argument, and it needs to be addressed.

    Before the Malthusian transition, there were huge incentives to have families - more hands for farm work; the high mortality rates for infants and children; also, the banal fact that wearing a condom made out of sheep guts presumably wasn't very enjoyable.

    However, families that had more children than they could could support suffered higher death rates for their lack of discipline. Hence, there was an equilibrium in which committed "breeders" only ever constituted a small share of the population.

    When Malthusian constraints fell away at around the time of the industrial revolution, along with the loosening of traditionalist pro-natality mores (have as many children as you can support and no more), the underpinnings of the old equilibrium crumbled away. However, since in most populations breeders are not yet a high percentage of the population - Orthodox Jewry and the Amish might be exceptions, since many of the people less committed to their values (inc. high natality) get "boiled off" with every generation - at first (i.e. the first century or so) this only had very modest effects, because there were very few "breeders" at t=0.

    Hence, cultural and social influences played much greater roles in determining fertility in First World nations during the 20th century, and at least in Africa, will probably continue to do so for the next century. In fact, one counterintuitive prediction that I would make is that Africa c.2100 will have lower TFRs than most current First World nations.

    Kolk et al., 2014 modeled this:

    Correlations in family size across generations could have a major influence on human population size in the future. Empirical studies have shown that the associations between the fertility of parents and the fertility of children are substantial and growing over time. Despite their potential long-term consequences, intergenerational fertility correlations have largely been ignored by researchers... We show that intergenerational fertility correlations will result in an increase in fertility over time.
     
    "Breeders" as a share of the population are barely different three generations in than at the start, but are rising rapidly by the 5th generation, and come to constitute the vast majority of people by the 12th generation.

    Incidentally, Germany had its fertility transition 3 generations ago, whereas France had it about 5 generations ago.

    And this map is quite famous: http://i36.tinypic.com/1679y7n.png

    Hmm...
    , @Simon in London
    "Even in Africa, there are already countries at ‘moderate’ levels (e.g. South Africa, which again points to falling fertility in correlation with development). The continent as a whole went from a TFR of approx. 7 between 1950 and 1980 to 4 now and is predicted to be at 2.5 in 2050."

    This would be great. But African fertility has consistently failed to lower in line with predictions, which is the only reason the UN has had to keep revising world population estimates upwards. The 2.5 prediction is presumably the current (UN 2015) one that gives Africa a population of 4.3 billion in 2100 in a world of 11.2 billion. If it falls from 4 now to say 3.5 in 2050 you get a very different scenario. And this says nothing about the size of African populations outside Africa.

    http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/publications/world-population-prospects-2015-revision.html

    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Here are the overall 2015 PISA scores (averaging the Science, Reading, and Math scores equally), with color coding to put the various American scores (red bars) in perspective. Keep in mind that some countries didn't do a good job of rounding up everybody who was supposed to take the test, which probably serves to boost...
  • Since Steve again mentioned “rounding up everyone who was supposed to take the test,” I’m reposting this comment:

    One last thing: the “coverage” is the proportion of those represented in the test sample relative to the total population of 15-year-olds. For example, in China (B-S-J-G) there are 2.1 million people of the right age, of which 1.5 million are in school. For all the countries tested, the coverage of the enrolled population was over 90%.
    See page 290: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/9816061e.pdf?expires=1481052723&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=8E0EDEE28A0A70F727D4AA33B0B549C0

    So, it’s about how many 15-year-olds go to school. Everywhere, over 90% of those in school were represented in the testing sample.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • This table is sorted in order of scores on Science, the subject most emphasized in this 3 year period. Here's the big PDF of data. Argentina for the win! In the past, the Argentines always complained that they were doing a better job of rounding up their dimmest 15 year olds to take the international...
  • One last thing: the “coverage” is the proportion of those represented in the test sample relative to the total population of 15-year-olds. For example, in China (B-S-J-G) there are 2.1 million people of the right age, of which 1.5 million are in school. For all the countries tested, the coverage of the enrolled population was over 90%.
    See page 290: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/9816061e.pdf?expires=1481052723&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=8E0EDEE28A0A70F727D4AA33B0B549C0

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Here is the download link: (1) China B-S-J-G (Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong) has a PISA-equivalent national IQ of 102. This is actually worse than the IQ=103 leaked 2009 results based on 12 provinces, which I posted about a few years ago. Even more curiously, Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangsu all constitute three of the top five Chinese provinces based...
  • One last thing: the “coverage” is the proportion of those represented in the test sample relative to the total population of 15-year-olds. For example, in China (B-S-J-G) there are 2.1 million people of the right age, of which 1.5 million are in school. For all the countries tested, the coverage of the enrolled population was over 90%.
    See page 290: http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/download/9816061e.pdf?expires=1481052723&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=8E0EDEE28A0A70F727D4AA33B0B549C0

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • @CM
    Estonians seem like an impressive bunch of people, to be honest. Someone on Steve Sailer's article commented that the national science average for ethnic Estonians in Estonia is 544, and for math it is 526. It's probably the richest and most advanced former communist country.

    It used to be home to Baltic Germans as well, probably the most intelligent and accomplished German subgroup, mostly descended from successful German merchants. If Estonia was still very Estonian (instead of having a huge Russian population), and retained its Baltic German community then the country would be one of the most advanced in the world.

    By GDP PPP per capita, it’s not richer than the Czech Republic, Slovakia or Lithuania.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • This table is sorted in order of scores on Science, the subject most emphasized in this 3 year period. Here's the big PDF of data. Argentina for the win! In the past, the Argentines always complained that they were doing a better job of rounding up their dimmest 15 year olds to take the international...
  • @Klon
    Same comment I left on Karlin's blog:

    It seems like the scale has been compressed. In 2012 there were 11 (6) scores over 540 (550) across the three categories (excluding Shanghai), while in 2015 there are 5 (2). Plus, I think some of the movement is essentially random; I doubt that Korea or Hong Kong have actually become stupider.

    Also, Taiwan's 2015 reading score is 497, not significantly different than the OECD average(493), while in 2012 it was 523, significantly higher than the OECD average of 496. However, the three year trend is +1 point, which contradicts the apparent decline. Does anyone have an explanation?

    Here is a link to a comment with some additional numbers. Performance of the top countries has seen a sizeable decline, or the scoring was changed.

    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/pisa-2015/#comment-1674082

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Here is the download link: (1) China B-S-J-G (Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong) has a PISA-equivalent national IQ of 102. This is actually worse than the IQ=103 leaked 2009 results based on 12 provinces, which I posted about a few years ago. Even more curiously, Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangsu all constitute three of the top five Chinese provinces based...
  • As for China, I think the disappointment is only relative. It is ranked 6th in math (4th if you ignore Hong Kong and Macao), 10th (8th) in science and mid-20 in reading. The reading dip is also there for Taiwan. It finished above Korea for both math and science.
    To add to my previous comment, here are the scores of the 3rd, 5th and 10th highest ranked country in 2012 and 2015 in each subject (minus Shanghai 2012 and China 2015) and the OECD average:
    math 2012: 560 538 521 494 2015: 544 532 512 490
    science 2012: 547 541 525 501 2015: 534 531 516 493
    reading 2012: 538 524 516 496 2015: 527 521 509 493
    So, the newer numbers are lower across the board, by more than the difference in averages. Furthermore, the decline is biggest at the top.
    Unless you believe it represents an actual decline in intelligence in the relevant countries, the mean 500 = 100, st. dev. 100 = 15 method of converting to I.Q. might not be applicable; at least it would not be a direct comparison to 2012.

    Read More
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • This table is sorted in order of scores on Science, the subject most emphasized in this 3 year period. Here's the big PDF of data. Argentina for the win! In the past, the Argentines always complained that they were doing a better job of rounding up their dimmest 15 year olds to take the international...
  • Same comment I left on Karlin’s blog:

    It seems like the scale has been compressed. In 2012 there were 11 (6) scores over 540 (550) across the three categories (excluding Shanghai), while in 2015 there are 5 (2). Plus, I think some of the movement is essentially random; I doubt that Korea or Hong Kong have actually become stupider.

    Also, Taiwan’s 2015 reading score is 497, not significantly different than the OECD average(493), while in 2012 it was 523, significantly higher than the OECD average of 496. However, the three year trend is +1 point, which contradicts the apparent decline. Does anyone have an explanation?

    Read More
    • Replies: @Klon
    Here is a link to a comment with some additional numbers. Performance of the top countries has seen a sizeable decline, or the scoring was changed.
    http://www.unz.com/akarlin/pisa-2015/#comment-1674082
    , @DukeofQin
    Reading through the appendix of the PISA report now, but actually there was scaling changes made between the 2012 and 2015 PISA tests that are impacting scores. Some countries are benefitting from this while others are being hurt, Taiwan's scores (or at least the Math section is) are one of those that actually didn't change but because of scaling differences are being reported lower than previous years. I also noticed this for US reading scores which were significantly higher in 2012 than this time around. So direct comparisons between 2012 and 2015 scores should have an asterix, but comparisons between 2015 countries are OK. (see page 305 of the appendix)
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.
  • Here is the download link: (1) China B-S-J-G (Beijing-Shanghai-Jiangsu-Guangdong) has a PISA-equivalent national IQ of 102. This is actually worse than the IQ=103 leaked 2009 results based on 12 provinces, which I posted about a few years ago. Even more curiously, Beijing, Shanghai, and Jiangsu all constitute three of the top five Chinese provinces based...
  • It seems like the scale has been compressed. In 2012 there were 11 (6) scores over 540 (550) across the three categories (excluding Shanghai), while in 2015 there are 5 (2). Plus, I think some of the movement is essentially random; I doubt that Korea or Hong Kong have actually become stupider.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Triumph104
    Most countries took the 2015 PISA exam on computer and that affected scores drastically for some. A shakeup in scores was expected.

    In 2012, a sample PISA math exam was taken on computer in addition to the regular paper exam. Shanghai score 50 point lower on the computerized math exam compared to the paper version. Poland lost 28 points on computer, Hong Kong 12, Singapore 7, and Korea 1.

    Some countries did better on the 2012 sample computer exam. Canada gained 5 points, Sweden 12, France 13, the USA 17, and Brazil 25.

    http://theconversation.com/how-shift-to-computer-based-tests-could-shake-up-pisa-education-rankings-54869
    ReplyAgree/Disagree/Etc.