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From Quillette:

Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole

written by Theodore P. Hill

Ted Hill is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, and currently a research scholar in residence at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

Published on September 7, 2018

In the highly controversial area of human intelligence, the ‘Greater Male Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are more idiots and more geniuses among men than among women. …

Professor Senechal suggested that we might enliven our paper by mentioning Harvard President Larry Summers, who was swiftly defenestrated in 2005 for saying that the GMVH might be a contributing factor to the dearth of women in physics and mathematics departments at top universities. …

… Three days later, however, the paper had vanished. And a few days after that, a completely different paper by different authors appeared at exactly the same page of the same volume (NYJM Volume 23, p 1641+) where mine had once been.

Unaware of any of this, I wrote to Steinberger on November 14, to find out what had happened. I pointed out that if the deletion were permanent, it would leave me in an impossible position. I would not be able to republish anywhere else because I would be unable to sign a copyright form declaring that it had not already been published elsewhere. Steinberger replied later that day. Half his board, he explained unhappily, had told him that unless he pulled the article, they would all resign and “harass the journal” he had founded 25 years earlier “until it died.” Faced with the loss of his own scientific legacy, he had capitulated. “A publication in a dead journal,” he offered, “wouldn’t help you.”

* * *

Colleagues I spoke to were appalled. None of them had ever heard of a paper in any field being disappeared after formal publication. Rejected prior to publication? Of course. Retracted? Yes, but only after an investigation, the results of which would then be made public by way of explanation. But simply disappeared? Never. If a formally refereed and published paper can later be erased from the scientific record and replaced by a completely different article, without any discussion with the author or any announcement in the journal, what will this mean for the future of electronic journals?

From my 2016 Taki’s column “From Orwell to Gladwell and Back” about how Wikipedia had memory-holed various notorious scandals involving telenovela actress Alicia Machado because Hillary, with her extraordinary judgment, had chosen Trump “fat-shaming” Machado as her knockout punch in the first Presidential debate:

In the Soviet Union a half decade after 1984 was published, the abrupt fall of Stalin’s successor Beria led to a letter-from-the-editor of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia instructing readers to cut out the admiring article on Beria and replace it with the enclosed expanded articles on the Bering Sea and other alphabetically adjacent topics.

Here’s Hill’s paper (PDF):

Screenshot 2018-09-08 04.00.06

An elementary mathematical theory for the variability hypothesis
Theodore P. Hill

Abstract. A selectivity theory is proposed to help explain how one gender of a species might tend to evolve with greater variability than the other gender. Briefly, the theory says that if one sex is relatively selective, then more variable subpopulations of the opposite sex will tend to prevail over those with lesser variability; and conversely, if one sex is relatively nonselective, then less variable subpopulations of the opposite sex will tend to prevail over those with greater variability. This theory makes no assumptions about differences in means between the sexes, nor does it presume that one sex is selective and the other nonselective. Two mathematical models are presented: a statistical analysis using normally distributed fitness values, and a deterministic analysis using exponentially distributed fitness levels and a standard system of coupled ordinary differential equations. The theory is applied to the classical greater male variability hypothesis

And here’s the paper that replaced it after a few days on the exact same pages, 1641-1655:

Don’t blame the authors of the More-Bering-Sea-Stuff paper. I imagine their only role in this was having written an acceptable paper of the needed length that the editors had sitting around:

Screenshot 2018-09-08 03.58.11

Here’s an amusing set of photos of Stalin with and without his head of secret police Yezhov:

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  1. Anon[179] • Disclaimer says:

    I urge people to read the whole article. There’s lots more, and it’s all shocking, amazing, and scary. And entertaining. Quillette is really well edited these days, and they apparently, judging from the editors Twitter feeds, are doing libel checks and additional research and fact checking on submitted pieces. The fact that this incident dates from early in the year makes me wonder how long this has been in the editorial pipeline.

    It reminded me of the Michael Bailey tranny dustup, except there are no trannies, and the target is apparently not in danger of losing a job.

    I have to admit that I searched out video of Professor Amie to make sure she wasn’t a tranny, since her roid rage actions seem a bit extreme. I think from her face, voice, and affect she is woman-born-woman, but on the tomboy side, which, along with her mathematician father, could explain her career choice and abilities. She’s to the right on the variance of being mathy for women.

  2. @Anon

    Who is funding Quillette?

    They are able to pay to have a guy editing book review copy who is famous enough that his autobiography was made into a movie. That’s good.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Anon
    , @Lot
    , @Anon
  3. In the new world of electronic publishing, nothing (at least theoretically) can go down the memory hole. Wayback Machine for many years now spiders the web and archives snapshots (their term) of what is seen (scanned) at that date. Their spider returns to that URL and saves the changes if any. The exact URL string must be known and if it is known to you (the researcher) and Wayback has scanned it, lo and behold, there it is, even though vanished from its original digital location. Another archiving venture is but in their case, as they do not spider, one must propose a presently functioning URL which they then archive. Put the original URL string is a safe place (like in the SNR skit of the banker) ’cause if you lose it, you can’t ask Wayback or to retrieve it.

    As for this gent’s paper, if that journal is archived in JSTOR (I haven’t looked to see if it is), it is there forever like an ancient bug in a drop of amber.

    As for secret government snapshot archives of all the URLs, that too is possible but they didn’t tell me.

  4. @Anon

    Who is funding Quillette?

    They are able to pay to have a guy editing book review copy who is famous enough that his autobiography was made into a movie. That’s good.

  5. IHTG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    How is Quillette funded?

    We are a for-profit venture and we are funded primarily through reader donations collected through Patreon: visit our Patreon page here. We also receive modest funding through online advertising via Amazon Affiliates.

  6. I think the broader IQ distribution for men is really due to the testosterone hits men get as a reward when they are winning a competition and the decreases when they are losing. The result is that the smart guys are really motivated to push their winning to the extreme, while the dumber guys just get totally demoralized, and give up altogether. It’s different for girls.

  7. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    What’s that? They made an academic article disappear?

    Oh, we can top that. They’re making an entire race of people disappear.

    • LOL: BB753
  8. Jake says:

    The world of academia is defined more by sheer cowardice and self-serving promotion than by devotion to Leftist revolution, and much more by devotion to Leftist revolution than by the search for and dissemination of truth.

    In short, when academia is not evil, it is craven with fear of evil.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @JackOH
  9. @Anonymouse

    If the Wayback Machine hasn’t been compromised, it will be. Either a SJW will worm her way into the organization, or somebody will find something to threaten them with.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @AndrewR
    , @kihowi
    , @Anon
  10. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:

    Quillette is National Review circa 1998 Its cuckservatism.You have to be really really really naive at this point in time to not understand what a naive and dangerous project cuckservatism is.
    The Enlightenment experiment is dead Jews and traitors killed it, mostly jews because before jews we had ways as european gentlemen of dealing with all internal and external forces.
    It was a gentleman’s agreement a delicate thing that depended on pre jew values like honor duty Jews proved to be Enlightenment incapable and caused not only their own insidious damage but a stampede of the commons. Quillette is founded by an Australian Jewess, Im sure a sincere jew of the variety with much german blood and pretensions at whiteness she even pretty and not a complete dummy for a woman. The only way the Enlightenment can be restored is to restore first the preconditions that existed when it was introduced and most successful.hegemony by white male adults of property and family, as Taleb would say skin in the game. By implication this means the Enlightenment will have caveats, Jews like Claire like to pretend it never had these caveats, in fact it was jews who wrecked the enlightenment by reinterpreting it without caveats and retconning history.It may never be retornable, and europeans may prove to be a genetic dead end most easily explained by saying christianity/ enlightenmentism like all cultural feedback loops got into our blood and made us cucks in a world of tribes. Or just maybe we can breed back to less cucky strains like celts and eastern euros slavs and mediterraneans and find our warrior roots that were bred out by beta breeding, and over civilizing executioners nooses, and intercine wars.One thing is sure Jews have to be shown the door along with the hundreds of millions proxy browns they imported.

    • LOL: AndrewR, IHTG
    • Troll: Desiderius
    • Replies: @moshe
    , @Reg Cæsar
  11. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    A few more ‘edgy’ pieces like this one and Quillette will find itself defunded, defenestrated, deplatformed, and disappeared.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  12. El Dato says:

    … Three days later, however, the paper had vanished. And a few days after that, a completely different paper by different authors appeared at exactly the same page of the same volume (NYJM Volume 23, p 1641+) where mine had once been.

    This is frankly out of the Twilight Zone.

    Effing everything is going down the toilet, even Math Journals, apparently in the relentless pursuit of climbing Mount Cultural Marxism.

    The person responsible should be hounded out of any job above burger & fries dispensation (not that there is anything wrong with that). Power implies Accountability; at least it should.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  13. El Dato says:
    @Wilbur Hassenfus

    They better blockchain SHA256 sums of the whole archive.

    There may also be “errant cruise missiles” meeting the raised floor at some point in time.’s Wayback Machine is legit legal evidence, US appeals court judges rule
    Big thumbs up to Internet Archive for now

    The appeals judges’ decision reflected a similar one back in 2011 by the third circuit (United States v. Bansal) where a witness testified “from personal knowledge” how the Wayback Machine worked and how reliable it was. The court decided this provided “sufficient proof” that its mirrored pages were authentic.

    Taken together, this latest decision gives a strong foundation for the Wayback Machine to be seen as a legit source of future evidence – something that is likely to become ever more important as the internet continues to pervade all aspects of our lives.

    Of course, it may still be the case that if a prosecution does not have an Internet Archive staffer to act as a witness in a case to explain the process by which it takes a snapshot and testify the screenshots were not faked, the material could be thrown out at a later date. But assuming that the Internet Archive continues to use the same system as it does now, it could arguably meet the standard for criminal evidence in certain circumstances.

  14. AndrewR says:
    @Wilbur Hassenfus

    Uh… what? It’s an apolitical site. The left can obviously use it for its own aims too. I recall last year Richard Spencer was widely accused on the “anti-racist” left of promoting genocide, and the evidence was an old article he had allowed someone to publish on his old website. The article had long been taken down but the Wayback Machine caught it, and leftists used it to justify violence against Spencer.

  15. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:

    Academics are mostly the people who got beaten up in the school yard. They also have just enough time to scan the NYT to “keep informed”. Hard to be build the instincts you need for moral independence.

    • Replies: @moshe
  16. kihowi says:
    @Wilbur Hassenfus, of which the wayback machine is a part, has been furiously “fact checking” Donald Trump. Something that unfortunately has become necessary with America’s first lying president.

    Another Super-Worf effect is that linguistically dumb people think that all titles are descriptive. It’s called A, therefore is is A. Tell those people that that venerable fact checking institution they rely on is just a gaggle of 20-something girls with laptops, and they look at you glassily. They’re called fact checkers, right? So that’s what they do. End of.

  17. JackOH says:

    Jake, pretty much true, although you often have to cultivate significant subject matter expertise to determine the details of what those chin-stroking sages fear, and how deeply they resent having their academic featherbeds upset. At less selective universities, I’m confident you can pretty much forget about the “search for and dissemination of truth”, although the profs do crank out ho-hum research and forgettable public service. The Leftism of most professors is fig-leaf quality, a cover for raw economic interest in having government continue to bankroll a whole lot of students who’d probably be happier entering the work force after high school or starting families.

    There’s the “Pamphlet No. 5″ case at Iowa State as a good example of spineless profs seeking to squelch . . . well, truth.

  18. iffen says:

    Wow! I’ve lived long enough to make it to 1984.

    • Replies: @moshe
  19. Steinberger replied later that day. Half his board, he explained unhappily, had told him that unless he pulled the article, they would all resign and “harass the journal” he had founded 25 years earlier “until it died.” Faced with the loss of his own scientific legacy, he had capitulated. “A publication in a dead journal,” he offered, “wouldn’t help you.”

    Meet the board:

    I count 22 editors in addition to Steinberger – only two appear to be women. The only surprise is that the board hadn’t long ago dissolved itself in shame.

  20. kihowi says:

    Is this really such a new idea? I feel like I’ve known this forever. Not just from normal everyday experience that men have a lot of heroes and losers and women are relatively the same, but also from some pop-psych source 10 or 15 years ago.

    • Replies: @Stebbing Heuer
    , @moshe
  21. Luke Lea says:

    On the bright side, this paper is getting way more attention than it otherwise would have. And it is both intuitive and highly persuasive. This truth will out.

  22. These people could have taught Stalin a thing or two – Instead of just removing the unfortunate person from the photo that was now dead, he should have inserted the new sycophant into the photo in place of the former.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  23. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilbur Hassenfus

    As long as you have control of your domain you can keep the Internet Archive from displaying past data by blocking their robot in your robots.txt file. However if they have already crawled the site before that I don’t think that they destroy the old data, so you have to keep paying for the domain and hosting forever if you want to suppress something.

    I’m sure a subpoena will shake loose whatever they have, however. And even if you block their crawler from Day 1, they could ignore that, as Google ignores robots.txt when they are checking for cloaking.

    Looking now at Ron isn’t blocking the Internet Archive, but is blocking a couple of other robots, including the very useful ahrefs bot. I wonder what provoked that. Ahrefs is absolutely the best service to use to find incoming links and do various other traffic analysis.

    • Replies: @moshe
  24. George says:

    “‘Greater Male Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are more idiots and more geniuses among men than among women.”

    How about: “‘Greater AFRICAN Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are more idiots and more geniuses among AFRICANS.”


    “‘LESSER ASIAN Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are FEWER idiots and FEWER geniuses among ASIANS.” Which might also explain the seemingly higher average (or median) IQ of East Asians, their balance of geniuses/idiots is a bit in favor of high group IQ. Or perhaps comparing average or median of poorly defined distributions with different variances not possible with any confidence so the Group IQs of Africans, Asians, Europeans only appear to be different, but for practical purposes cannot be compared.

    So that Rushton (or whoever it was) who claimed sociological statistics were ranked Asian European African might just be describing the consequences of group variance being ranked lower to higher, Asian European African, all the rest of his theory is a kind of statistical fog caused by randomness and experimental error.

    • Replies: @EH
  25. Hail says: • Website

    Wayback Machine

    I-Steve at does very well, for whatever reason; is ‘crawled’ several times/week:*/

    But the old (2006-2014) does poorly; for instance, no archives survive for the year 2009 at all:*/

    There are also only four I-Steve blogspot hits on Wayback for the entirety of 2008. That was the big Obama-Hillary year, so big for Sailer; Wayback only has two crawls in mid-April and two in mid-May…and that is just for the main page not full articles/comments. That’s it. As the Big Man would say: Sad! (Luckily, is its own kind of Wayback Machine… the Unzback Machine?) The actual site is still up, with none of Steve’s content after June 2014.

    The long-abandoned (2000-2006) (R.I.P.; laid in the digital grave some time in the 2010s) got crawled for the first time on August 15, 2000. It looked like this:

    The Published Articles of Steve Sailer
    E-mail me: [email protected]
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    [New] Does Europe Really Need 75 Million 3rd Worlders? – 8/8/00

    “The ultimate test of any civilization is whether it’s self-reproducing. It would be a terrible irony if the West’s great heritage of individualism ultimately destroys Western Civilization by leading to self-indulgence so debilitating that people can’t be bothered to have enough children to carry on their lineage.”

    [New] How to Instill a Love of America – 8/3/00
    [picture of Iwo Jima Memorial] “A man’s most visceral loyalties are not to words, but to other people, living and dead. Soldiers sometimes enlist to defend ideals. But when the bullets are flying, they don’t charge machine gun nests to preserve the separation of powers. They risk their lives for the other guys in their platoon. What best builds solidarity is working together for a common goal.”

    [....] [continued with more articles]

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
  26. Half his board, he explained unhappily, had told him that unless he pulled the article, they would all resign and “harass the journal” he had founded 25 years earlier “until it died.”

    What we need to know:  which half?  Because they all deserve to be treated the exact same way they threatened to treat Steinberger.

    No more Mr. Nice Guy.  This is war, and they have declared themselves the enemy.

    • Agree: L Woods, theo the kraut
    • Replies: @moshe
  27. eah says:

    …asserts that there are more idiots and more geniuses among men than among women.

    The word ‘assert’ here seems to be used more in the sense of ‘claim’, ie to make unfounded claims — but there is no reason to assert/claim that there are more very dumb and very smart males than females — it’s a fact.

  28. @Anonymouse

    Uh mouse, you mean

    You probably also mean “SNL” and “in“, but I’m not going to get in the habit of correcting internet typos.

    BTW, is great for archiving the Paper Of Record when you don’t want to give them the click revenue, and as a bonus,‘s sidebar gives you a handy % gauge for citations.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
    , @J. Dart
  29. @IHTG

    Quoting from my comment on a different thread,

    Ironically, the bloggers/youtubers/fringe press were the only ones actually making money at media, if not very much money. Not coincidentally, they were also the only ones occasionally reporting actual facts. This may or may not be related to why Google decided that so many of them had to be demonitized, in accordance with Google’s new directive: “Do be evil.”

    This Patreon thing seems to fund quite a few non-converged outlets.

    Which means Patreon will be next in the crosshairs of the SJWs.

  30. Anon7 says:

    If you want to try the patience of today’s women, try asserting that for every woman with an IQ over 120, there are two men. But watch your throat – Beria’s Razor is sharp.

    Also, until they went out of business, the Encyclopedia Britannica sent out an update volume along with stickers to place over updated articles. So stickers, not razors.

    • Replies: @moshe
  31. Brutusale says:

    According to Wikipedia, they have friends in Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, and Jordan Peterson. Pretty good supporters to have.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  32. @Almost Missouri

    thanks for the corrections: (Iceland, no?), not .ie -

    SNL had this hysterical parody ad of a banker in rimless glasses explaining how they put down the amounts of money of customers that they are holding on a piece of paper and then put the piece of paper in a safe place. I described it to a banker acquaintance at Chase Bank. He found it on YouTube and said it was “too funny.”

  33. Anonymous[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    There was briefly, but…

    This site’s services were suspended by VISA in November of 2017.
    You may request to be notified via email should we become active again.

  34. Diversity enriching America by putting Ted Hill in his proper caste!

  35. Anon[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Who’s the autobiographer who became a movie subject?

    There are too many here to check:

  36. @Almost Missouri

    Patreon will be next in the crosshairs of the SJWs.

    Next?  That’s last year’s news; Patreon exiles include Lauren Southern.

  37. @Brutusale

    This is the woman you’re looking for gentlemen:

    We have the hot women on our side. All will be well.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @anonymous
  38. The most compelling theory is strictly a matter of how sex chromosomes work. Due to having two different sex chromosomes, some of a man’s genes have only a single allele, whose expression cannot be moderated by a heterozygous pairing with different allele. For women, even in the case where they are heterozygous for a gene on their X chromosomes, different cells in their bodies express only one or the other, so even if one allele would normally be strongly dominant, the recessive allele is also expressed without suppression throughout the body, so heterozygosity leads to more “mixed” expression than for normal genes. (The Mendelian framework we learn in high school biology for strict dominance and recession is an oversimplification — in many cases an Rr genotype can be “mostly like RR, but still a little bit like rr” — but these chromosomal dynamics tend to narrow the distribution of phenotypes in women, distorting any particular X-chromosome gene’s observable effects to be more unimodal than bimodal across the population.)

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  39. BB753 says:
    @Almost Missouri

    The Left (=the System) wants to crush all alternative media so they can regain control of the narrative. From the 2016 Hillary debacle, they have come to fear independent bloggers, webzines, youtubers, twitterers (is that a word?) and they can’t afford losing in the next elections, even by a small margin, which they will, or face a second Trump mandate in 2020.

    • Agree: jim jones, Mr. Rational
  40. El Dato says:

    First, the National Science Foundation wrote to Sergei requesting that acknowledgment of NSF funding be removed from our paper with immediate effect. I was astonished. I had never before heard of the NSF requesting removal of acknowledgement of funding for any reason. On the contrary, they are usually delighted to have public recognition of their support for science.

    “You see Sergei, when you not belief in Lysenkoism, this is what happens.”

    The ostensible reason for this request was that our paper was unrelated to Sergei’s funded proposal. However, a Freedom of Information request subsequently revealed that Penn State WIM administrator Diane Henderson (“Professor and Chair of the Climate and Diversity Committee”) and Nate Brown (“Professor and Associate Head for Diversity and Equity”) had secretly co-signed a letter to the NSF that same morning.

    “We have informants … many good informants. Only approved Science for edification of the Proletarian masses can be accepted.”

    But, that same day, the Mathematical Intelligencer’s editor-in-chief Marjorie Senechal notified us that, with “deep regret,” she was rescinding her previous acceptance of our paper. “Several colleagues,” she wrote, had warned her that publication would provoke “extremely strong reactions” and there existed a “very real possibility that the right-wing media may pick this up and hype it internationally.”

    “The enemies of the Proletarian Revolution will be emboldened by your impudent reactionary writings. We can’t allow that.”

    For the second time in a single day I was left flabbergasted. Working mathematicians are usually thrilled if even five people in the world read our latest article. Now some progressive faction was worried that a fairly straightforward logical argument about male variability might encourage the conservative press to actually read and cite a science paper?

    “You see, Professor. These are new times. Your ancient beliefs WILL be washed away.”

    “Take him away!”

    • LOL: Dtbb, Mr. Rational
  41. Anon7 says:

    Charles Murray tweeted thus along with a link to the Quillette article:

    “I’ve been worrying to my wife that by the time my book comes out (Jan 2020) it will be “we know that already.” Maybe not. GMVH is still THIS controversial?”

  42. Anonymous[407] • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s Hill’s paper (PDF):

    As Theodore P. Hill notes in the Quillette article, he has also posted it at the Arxiv, run by Cornell U:

    … and we see that it is currently at version 9.

    The Arxiv has its own problems with censorship I hear as certain authors critical of String Theory get unpersoned by Arxiv management. Science: From mindfield to minefield.

    As a last redoubt, one can probably post at vixra:

    which however has a disagreeably high crank/science ratio.

  43. @El Dato

    If it is any consolation, the current wave of Islam the Cult Marxists are inviting in en masse will be less likely to preserve the texts and journals of current Western Culture than Islam 1.0 did a millenium ago. They will also be a lot less tolerant, meaning non-believers, homosexuals and trannies will be tossed off rooftops or beheaded rather than getting off lightly by paying the Jizya.

  44. @kihowi

    What’s new here is that this commonplace observation is now Crimethink.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  45. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    Three days later, however, the paper had vanished. And a few days after that, a completely different paper by different authors appeared at exactly the same page of the same volume (NYJM Volume 23, p 1641+) where mine had once been.

    Ted’s article was made into final PDF on 11/6/2017 (Received October 14, 2017) and the PDF of Indian paper that replaced it was created on 11/13/2017 (Received May 13, 2017). And the whole process took a little less than a week.

    So most likely they reached for some discards to find one that will typeset into exactly the same number of pages. LOL, academia is dead.

  46. Larry Summer’s is a cretinous monster. Anyone who cites him is suspect.

    Look up Lavoisier’s wife, Einstein’s cousin and Rosalind Franklin, Rocket Scientists.

  47. Ibound1 says:

    To paraphrase Heine: Where they have deleted books, they will end in deleting human beings.

  48. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Thanks D.

    Have you faced any serious backlash for publishing diverse perspectives on politically charged and socially sensitive topics?

    In my personal life, no, not at all. I haven’t lost any friends and I’ve only gained new ones. I live in Australia which has both drawbacks and advantages. One of the drawbacks is that there isn’t a very strong intellectual culture here, but one of the advantages is that people are much more chilled out about politics. Politics doesn’t take over people’s lives here, and it’s very normal for people to have friends from across the political spectrum. I really notice a difference when comparing it to the U.S.

    It’s a shame, but we do indeed have a culture now in the US where lefties in particular are instructed to shun and shame anyone they disagree with. They’re told that anyone they disagree with is a “Nazi” and the only permissible reactions are silencing and physical violence. Everyone from the NYT and WP on down preaches this now.

    That said, “lefties” is too nice a word for the ‘social grievance’ types who now hold the megaphone. But the policies they’re pursuing are genuinely intended to steer the nation toward civil war, and it won’t be a war of words–particularly when they try to prevent us from using words.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  49. Anon[110] • Disclaimer says:

    He needs to man up and put it online himself. Put up on Scribd, whatever. Post it on his own website. No one can silence you so easily in this day and age if you’re proactive. In fact, someone ought to start a website for banned science papers where all of the world can see them and assess them for their own merits. Truth will out if truth has space to talk.

  50. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer


    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Anonymous
  51. Gordo says:

    I can only do anecdotal stuff, I am not an academic; my wife has worked in education for many years, boys outnumber girls in special needs by 5 to 1 she says, she would know.

    An easy enough to check thing I would imagine, the other end of the spectrum is obvious.

  52. moshe says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Goy Enlightenment!

    please clap

  53. moshe says:

    Not yet old boy. I’m actually having my drinks added to the tab of Wonder Woman 1984 which is very presently being filmed a few meters away.

    It’s an astounding thing to watch a blockbuster franchise like Wonder Woman deacend upon some naive European city. It’s like an actual invasion of supernatural beings. In Manhattan, films can’t even get permission to close a block so it is not uncommon for nonemployed nogoodniks to be walking down the street at 4 in the afternoon and suddenly see a policeman run across traffic to engage in a verbally loud but non-combustive gunfight with some black guy in a suit.

    Out here though, ancient national monuments are purchased and surrounded with a hundred security guards of various expertise and uniform color for the dozen day duration of a shoot.

    The world is flat. I don’t care for that much and I envy Marco Polo, Matteo Ricci and too many great Jewish explorers to note. [For thematic continuity I would have liked to mention Jacob D'Ancona by name but all of the supoeters and detractors of his (claimed existence) are extreme partisans on matters either Jewish, Chinese or Italian.]

    But at times God lifts the veil from our eyes and we get to see a small bit of His Glory as expressed through his human experiment.

    • Replies: @iffen
  54. moshe says:

    From Mencken –

    LOVE: The delusion that one woman differs from another.

  55. and replace it with the enclosed expanded articles on the Bering Sea

    Sixty-five years later, the engineering challenges of a Bering Strait bridge are dwarfed by the pointlessness of such a project. There are still no roads nor railroads on the Russian side for over 1,200 miles.

    The Alaskan side would be easier– little more than half the distance– but still hardly worth the cost.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  56. Anon[162] • Disclaimer says:

    According to Politico, there is no media censorship and the whole idea is just a conspiracy theory. So, what you guys thought you saw here, you did not see…and you wouldn’t want to be a “conspiracy theorist” by saying otherwise, would you?

    [locks eyes, scowls, taps intelligence file]

    …would you?

  57. moshe says:

    You seem to know stuff, lemme ask you.

    I’m old enough to remember when the internet was still the wonderful wild west and mainly in the service of people like me. At that time there was a browser add-on that showed me all of the people who had linked to whatever web page I was interested in reading people’s opinions about.

    It was quite good.

    Say, this quillette article or some obscure article on skme obscure subject that some obscurantist might have linked to and written about elsewhere. And so forth. It was great for finding stifd and for intellectual and emotional cross pollination and the like.

    Is that still a thing?

    And is there an app for that or do you need to do some sort of google search for the link?

  58. @moshe

    You are under 33.

    Is this a Masonic reference?

    • Replies: @moshe
  59. moshe says:
    @Mr. Rational


    I doubt it was the Jewish males, unless one happened to have been unfortunate enough to be married at to a Jewish shrew.

    Jewish stem academics probably almost all voted for hillary because they aren’t the passionately political sort but have no taste for hounding truth – or free thought and free speech – out of the world.

    Come to think of it, Jewish female professors tend to be missing the desire to crush heterodoxy too – in comparison to their gentile exact variables anyway.

    So next time a gentile child goes missing around Passover time just remember, we do good stuff too.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  60. moshe says:

    That’s actually a good way to phrase these things. For maximum trolling pleasure anyway. I rember Derb did it once with Jewish intelligence with a simple bell curve above 150 where it came out that it takes something like, per capita, for every 1 white capable of winning a nobel prize there were 15 jews and 0 blacks.

    Anyway, it does sound simpler with women and men because there are equal amounts of them in the world but still, does anyone have raw numbers on this for things like IQ, Nobels, self made 100-millonaires, by gender, religion or the like? It sounds like a lot of fun for trolling the mad.

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. @Reg Cæsar

    As with the Space Elevator, actually getting the thing built changes a whole lot of calculations. Although there might be more track than road built to it.

  62. moshe says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Tubal Cain
    twitch twich

  63. Summing up: our billionaire overlords fund their NGOs and foundations with billions to have group differences explained away by shysters and bureaucrats, as these would undermine their interest to import cheap labour and foist the externalities on the taxpayer.

    Eat the rich, make shysters and bureaucrats flip burgers.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  64. ziggurat says:

    Here’s a funny comment I read at the Quillette article:

    September 8, 2018
    Modest proposal:

    Simply oblige 48% (or whatever the correct ratio is) of males who test over IQ 180 to identify as female.

    The perfect postmodern solution to a postmodern problem.

  65. Anon[117] • Disclaimer says:

    I rember Derb did it once with Jewish intelligence with a simple bell curve above 150 where it came out that it takes something like, per capita, for every 1 white capable of winning a nobel prize there were 15 jews and 0 blacks.

    You can do this yourself. Get the racial demographics from Wikipedia. Then use this normal distribution calculator, and multiply the results by the population figures:

    I think that a visual presentation of this stuff, the bell curves overlaid, and the numbers from the calculator, would go a long way in convincing doubters. I’ve noticed that a lot of high schools and community colleges are replacing higher math with statistics. This may not be a bad thing. Once you undertand some statistics, race realism is much easier to swallow.

    • Replies: @res
    , @Peter Johnson
  66. MBlanc46 says:

    Is there no one left in academia with the slightest shred of integrity?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  67. MBlanc46 says:

    I took the suggestion of another commenter and went to the source and read the entire article. Much to my dismay, I found that faculty members of my alma mater, the University of Chicago, were involved in this disgraceful affair, and that the University administration backed up their actions. Shame on President Robert Zimmer and shame on the University of Chicago. I can’t imagine what William Rainey Harper would say.

  68. @Lot

    Steve is second to Molyneux in ties to and from individuals.

    But AR and Quillette are way ahead of Unz and What gives there?

    • Replies: @Lot
  69. @anon

    Jews proved to be Enlightenment incapable

    Were that true, and it most definitely is not, it would be a point in their favor. The first gay marriage was the one between the Reformation and the Enlightenment.

    The only way the Enlightenment can be restored…

    Restored? It’s right there in every porn shop and rap studio and welfare office.

    is to restore first the preconditions that existed when it was introduced

    You mean the Christian faith, which it destroyed?

  70. Anon[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    I just noticed that you do not have a Patreon account among your seven or eight ways to support iSteve. Quillette survives just on Patreon.

  71. wren says:

    So Amie Wilkinson got her dad to spike the paper from one publication and relied on her husband to spike it from another.

    Based on this, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that she depended on these men in her life for other things, like writing the papers published under her name.

    In fact, this might be why she was so sensitive about the subject.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  72. johnd says: • Website

    another victim of the razor was this paper in 2001:

    The origin of Palestinians and their genetic relatedness with other Mediterranean populations.
    Arnaiz-Villena A1, Elaiwa N, Silvera C, Rostom A, Moscoso J, Gómez-Casado E, Allende L, Varela P, Martínez-Laso J.
    subscribers were told to rip out the offending article.

    • Replies: @Lot
  73. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It is poorly done. Most of the photos seem to be 10+ years old too.

    The really awesome Bo and Ben Winegard brothers never wrote for AmRen as far as I can tell, despite the line linking them. (Bo is 38 but the pic looks like he’s a 25yo grad student).

  74. Lot says:

    The author of the paper is a nutcase who…

    Claims Ancient Greeks descend from black africans

    Claims to have uncovered links between Basque and ancient near eastern languages that experts describe as completely stupid

    Was prosecuted for embezzling hundreds od thousands of Euros from a Spanish hospital.

    In any event, there is no censorship on Jewish or Arab genetics, you can find a thousand published papers on them.

  75. iffen says:

    But at times God lifts the veil from our eyes and we get to see a small bit of His Glory as expressed through his human experiment.

    It is quite obvious that God has “the” cosmic sense of humor.

  76. J. Dart says:
    @Almost Missouri

    The NYT (and for that matter, the other Cathedral mouthpiece, the Washington Post) is getting increasingly aggressive about blocking archivers. Clearly they want the freedom to be able to memory-hole articles which become inconvenient. What I’ve found:

    Internet Archive appears to work at first but then there’s this Javascript redirector that sends you to an error page has been blocked from directly crawling NYT for a while. They started using but even that route isn’t reliable anymore and it fails to save pages sometimes. doesn’t seem to save NYT pages correctly, they only get an excerpt with the first paragraph.

    Google Cache works in the short term. can save Google Cache links sometimes, but gets blocked other times. Bing Cache is more reliable but is a lot slower to update, have to wait until like two or three days after the article gets published.

    The most reliable route I’ve found at the moment is to search for the title of the article on Startpage, get the “proxy” link, and then use to save that link.

  77. Funny. The American colonists went to war over a stamp tax, but we are willing, with the 2nd amendment still relatively intact, to have our freedom of speech taken away.

  78. @J. Dart

    “Clearly they want the freedom to be able to memory-hole articles which become inconvenient.”

    In spite of claims that the internet will make everything more open and transparent, we are edging closer to Orwell’s world every day.

    The genocideers at the NYT and WaPo are some scurrilous SOBs.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  79. The important question is how did Mrs. Yezhov feel about that photo?

  80. @MBlanc46

    Well, we know that (at least) half of the NYJM’s editorial board doesn’t.

  81. @wren

    Ooh, insightful.  (No “Insightful” button?  Slashdot had one back in the 20th century!)

  82. @theo the kraut

    DEFINITELY eat the rich.  Ever tried eating the poor?  They’re so tough and stringy.

  83. @J. Dart

    A partial work-around that occurs to me is that the NYT’s Twitter feed is stored by, so unless the NYT finds a way to mess with that, there is something that confirms whether an article once existed, though only as far as the headline and lede.

  84. @Hail

    Incidentally, that “How to Instill a Love of America” article is an iSteve classic: book-worthy.

    I put the URL here because “for some reason” when you search for it on Google, Google feigns ignorance.

    • Replies: @Hail
  85. EH says:

    No, statisticians can tell the difference between a mean and a standard deviation and have been able to for quite a while.

    The mean and the s.d. are both lower for Africans (70 -90 IQ, depending on which ones (84 in US), and about a 13.3 pt s.d, vs. 15 for Whites). Northeast Asian mean is a bit higher than Whites, about 105, but I hadn’t heard of a narrower s.d, which someone would have certainly been brought up. The creativity difference seems to be more a matter of genetically greater non-conformist impulses in non-Asians than of differing skill per se.

    However, the 7x difference in rates of 150+ IQs between men and women is largely due to women having a slightly lower mean (3 points or so). Women’s s.d. is 13.7, a smaller difference with men than between Blacks and Whites.

  86. Anonymous[408] • Disclaimer says:

    How is Pinker connected to Sailer?

    • Replies: @Moshe
  87. Anon[302] • Disclaimer says:

    If Steinberger wanted to save his journal from this harassment by his own board, all he had to do was shut the journal down entirely. Then start another journal without all the harassing jerks and publish the disputed paper. He needs to get rid of the scum on his board.

    Tactics, people, tactics. Defenestrate the crazies. If they’re threatening the guy running the show, they have to go. This is also basic Running Anything 101.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  88. Moshe says:

    Pinker is how I heard of Sailer.

  89. Hail says: • Website
    @Almost Missouri

    Wow. Zero google hits for the phrase “How to Instill a Love of America.”

    What the heck?

    Published a short 18yrs ago (August 3, 2000), now totally google memory-holed.

    Just for fun, I searched it on Yahoo Search (it still exists) and DuckDuckGo, and the August 2000 Sailer essay does comes up on both.

  90. @Anon

    Sorry but for many behaviour-related variates, using a normal distribution is a bad modeling approximation in the tails. It works in the middle range of the distribution, but is unreliable in the tails. So these implied proportions of two sub-populations in the tails, based on two different means and/or variances for the sub-populations, are unreliable as approximations. The general idea is statistically sound, but the implied ratios are only approximate.

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