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It’s not often that one reads an article that one disagrees with so strongly that one has to do the modern equivalent of writing a letter of protest to the local newspaper. However, this recently happened to me with regard to The Jews Are Ye’s Misfortune, [by David Cole, Taki’s Mag, October 25, 2022], which asserted that there are no younger people writing about race realism—the vital issue of racial differences and their consequences and the heritability and impact of intelligence. There most certainly are, though they are not necessarily in the traditional places, such as universities.

Cole’s complex piece, which characteristically bashed a remarkable number of targets, concluded equally characteristically that Ye (né Kanye West) was right in highlighting that “Jewish overrepresentation in business, finance, entertainment, and medicine is a real thing, one that the ADL would always prefer not to discuss.”

My particular objection among Cole’s bashing:

This is something nobody on the far right likes to talk about, but the fact is, the thought leaders who can rationally and persuasively write about issues of race (not just Jewish stuff but matters involving IQ heritability and race and crime) are aging out, and no one’s replacing them. Where’s the new generation of Taylors and Brimelows? My [Takimag] colleague Steve Sailer isn’t old by normal standards, but it says a lot about a movement when the 64-year-old guy is “the kid.’

I protest! It simply cannot stand that the “older generation” of Human Biodiversity researchers are “aging out and no one’s replacing them.”

As far as journalism goes, as American Renaissance’s Jared Taylor commented in an email to

I think Cole is brilliant to the point of near genius, but he’s wrong on this. There are some very smart young guys: Pedro Gonzalez, Ron Unz, Ed Dutton, Emil Kirkegaard, James Kirkpatrick. You could even include some of the offbeat characters Unz publishes.

But of course these are all non-MSM figures. Significantly, Charles (The Bell Curve) Murray’s recent book Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race refuting the Black Lives Matter Blood Libel was completely shut out of MSM debate.

Jared Taylor continued:

Where the old guard is dying off and not being replaced is in Universities. Jensen, Rushton, Harpending, and Eysenck are dead. Lynn, Gottfredson, and Nyborg are retired. No one is bringing along graduate students.

I have to admit that Taylor is on to something here.

However, while I don’t mean to toot my own horn—well, okay, I do, I’ve got books to promote—but I’m only 42 (middle-aged, but certainly not old in the general scheme of things) and I’ve written numerous academic papers and many books on precisely these kinds of issues, most recently my book The Past is a Future Country: The Coming Conservative Demographic Revolution. This explores the heritability of intelligence, moral character and religiosity, as well as the impact of multi-racial societies on evolution. My whiz kid co-author on that book, J.O.A. Rayner-Hilles, is as it happens 15 years my junior, but more of that later. This book was the sequel to At Our Wits’ End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and What It Means for the Future. I wrote this with Michael Woodley of Menie who is a mere four years my junior.

In fact, at the most recent London Conference on Intelligence—the annual meeting of academics interested in such forbidden areas—I was amazed by how many people in their early twenties I found. Some of these chaps had operated clandestine HBD societies when they were undergraduates, to avoid being “cancelled” and barred from university property by the Woke student union. I was recently asked to speak before precisely such an innocuously named university group.

This, indeed, is consistent with the evidence outlined in The Past is a Future Country. We showed there that, although educated young people are becoming ever more Woke, they are also ever-more polarised, because among more intelligent people the big predictor of fertility is traditional religiousness and conservatism (both highly heritable); while liberalism is the great steriliser among the more intelligent.

As we noted:

Since the 1960s, the West has moved ever-Leftwards. “Equality” and “feelings” are central to the New Religion that rejects all traditional values. Yet beneath the institutionally-dominant “Left” stews a growing and restless “Right.”

But enough about me, and about those with whom I have authored books! Other examples:

  • Noah Carl is ten years younger than I am. He has written many academic papers on HBD topics and, in 2019, was infamously fired from Cambridge University for his heretical research as well as for attending the London Conference on Intelligence [Cambridge college sacks researcher over links with far right, by Richard Adams, The Guardian, May 1, 2019]. Carl also runs a popular Substack where he explores precisely this kind of research, explained in layman’s terms.
  • Emil Kirkegaard, born in 1989, is about the same age as Noah Carl. He is a prolific author of academic studies on HBD topics and even edits a number of his own academic journals exploring these areas. Recently, he was “cancelled” by the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) conference, held Vienna University, because an Ethiopian keynote speaker raised objections to his presence. Kirkegaard turned up anyway and gave his presentation, on private property, to about the same number of academics who would have attended had it occurred conventionally.
  • Bryan Pesta, formerly a professor at Cleveland State University, has published many studies on the relationship between race and intelligence, such as “Racial and Ethnic Group Differences in the Heritability of Intelligence: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” in the prestigious journal Intelligence in 2020 . But as a result of such research, and especially due to this study and criticism on social media, there was a sustained campaign against Pesta. In the end, they got him on a technicality: that he had uploaded data to a phenotyping service without specific prior approval from his institution. He was fired in March 2022 [Racial Pseudoscience on the Faculty, By Cidi Standifer, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 13, 2022]. See Cancelled Professor Dr. Bryan Pesta Appeals for Your Help.

But the key difference in this “New Generation:” many of them are not working at universities—because their research is too anti-Woke, and they are too contrarian with regard to the New Religion, for that to be possible.

Like me, although I’m affiliated to an Eastern European university, they are independent scholars who rely on patrons and donors.

A few generations ago, this was not the case. The ideology of Wokeness had not yet taken over universities, truth was more firmly prized, and there were fewer women running universities, so they were less like nursery schools: more concerned about systematizing, less concerned about “feelings.”

Professor Richard Lynn (b. 1930), towards the end of his working life provoked protests, but he could still work at the University of Ulster. His Emeritus Professorship only withdrawn, in the face of Woke hysteria, when he was 89 years old.

As J.O.A. Rayner-Hilles and I argued in The Past is a Future Country, universities go through a “Priestly Cycle.” They are established by geniuses who are autistically focused on the truth and thus make important breakthroughs. This gives universities prestige, so they attracted normal-range intelligent people, who tend to be focused on social status and fitting in. These people gradually take over the university and change its culture from being about the pursuit of truth to being about promoting society’s religion. The genius types are driven out of the university, which ceases to conduct genuinely original research. Universities lose prestige, as does the religion. Eventually, in order to survive, the universities reform.

In the meantime, genuinely interesting research happens among independent scholars.

This is the situation in which the “New Generation” of HBD researchers increasingly finds itself in the Winter of the University Cycle: meaning that guerrilla tactics, such as alternative and social media, are needed in order to convey their results—especially, in my observation, in the Anglosphere.

It should be emphasised, however, that there are some young HBD researchers within Western universities. They manage to be extremely careful in how they go about and how they convey their research. I’m obviously not going to name any of them—even though their research speaks it for itself—as to do so would be akin to putting a target on their head that said “Cancel Me” in bright red ink. Such research, though increasingly relegated to obscure journals, does still occasionally appear in significant ones, as Pesta’s case testifies.

And, again, I do have to admit there’s a new looming problem: totalitarian gatekeepers preventing maverick researchers accessing public data.

We are unquestionably entering a new anti-scientific Dark Age. But, like Galileo, HBD researchers are still working away.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
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  1. A retarded VDare anglo like edward dutton claiming himself as a ‘race realist’ may be one of the most hilarious irony of all time. Literally every single ‘books’ written by him can be summarized in two sentences: “We Are Doomed Because We Are Too Superior.” and “Muh Genius!”

    But that’s no surprise, because midwits like dutton in general have some kind of fantasized fixation on the word ‘genius’. The very fact that they themselves are not very intelligent, let alone being a ‘genius’, makes them more and more be obsessed on ‘genius’.

    • Troll: Realist
    • Replies: @Son of a jedi
    , @HeebHunter
  2. @spacewanderer

    And also: if IQ equals intelligence, why has the US declined, (and is still declining)? After all, the dominant race in the US is the Caucasian race, not African Americans. World wide, sub Saharan Africans are a minority. But we all know the world is seriously messed up. Nobody can therefore claim that the problems are caused by low IQ people. What does that say about those who are obsessed by IQ studies, HBD,etc,?

  3. @Son of a jedi

    Nobody can therefore claim that the problems are caused by low IQ people.

    Nobody does. High IQ is dangerous in the employ of the dishonest and corrupt.

  4. @Son of a jedi

    “Nobody can therefore claim that the problems are caused by low IQ people.”

    They don’t.

    You don’t seem very bright yourself.

    • Replies: @Son of a jedi
  5. The primacy of equality as an end and feelings as methods of cognition are feminine traits. They are burned into the female psyche. They are a part of the female brain’s operating system and they inevitably result in ‘woke’ whenever females are allowed to control the social order. Since females outnumber males in “Our Democracy” here in the US, and everywhere else for that matter, there can be no corrections without hardship and crisis, the very things that equality and feelings create when unchecked. So, the system is self-correcting. It has to be to exist when feelings are the way we know things. (We may as well be dogs or rats since feelings are their means of cognition.)

    Brace yourselves. It’s going to be a wild ride. I plan to survive and see what comes out on the other side. One thing is guaranteed. Trannies, fags, dykes and other perverts will retreat to the closets from whence they came once the power of women to protect and nurture them is broken.

    • LOL: Polistra
  6. Bert says:

    When will some of these independent researchers tackle the hypothesis below. Work could be done to test it: Agent-based simulation models of marriages with varying parameters of heritability of antipathetic behavior, parental involvement in mate choice, resource acquisition, and fecundity. Social psychology experiments of relevant ethnic groups to assess degrees of empathetic and antipathetic behavior, coupled with collection of SNP data. SNP surveys in general ethnic populations for any SNPs correlated with the relevant behaviors. SNP surveys in pure Ashkenazim, F1, F2, etc. outcrosses.

    Genetics only changes through evolution. And evolution only happens when there is sufficient selection, over sufficient time, on an effectively endogamous population favoring a particular functional capacity. The population: Central and Eastern European Jewry. The time: 800-1900 A.D., forty generations. The selection: Fisherian Runaway Sexual Selection mediated by Parental Choice. The functional capacity: antipathy toward the European host population which facilitates resource extraction from it.

    Such research could bring to the fore causal reasons for the disaster that was the 20th Century.

  7. @Not Important

    So why the obsession with IQ?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  8. @Son of a jedi

    What does that say about those who are obsessed by IQ studies, HBD,etc,?

    In fact, the main purpose of these “muh genius huwhite IQ superiority” people like dutton is neither solving the current problems in the west nor explaining the decline of the west. Their ONLY real purpose is “to establish the genius huwhites IQ SUPERIORITY on the internet forums, so we can jerk off of geniuses’ portraits.” The pathological superiority complex is one of the anglos’ most distinct traits, so it’s not a surprise at all.

    • Agree: Son of a jedi
  9. All this HBD stuff always passes over in silence the elephantitis in the vicinity:

    Just because somebody gets hi schores on the ol’ Intelligence Quotient, don’t mean that you do.

    • Agree: Son of a jedi
  10. We will win when race-ism is seen as a good thing.

  11. @Son of a jedi

    So why the obsession with IQ?

    Compare the state of countries which cluster around 105, 100, 95, 90, etc, and you might begin to get a picture.

    • Thanks: mark green
  12. @Crosstimbersokie

    The primacy of equality as an end and feelings as methods of cognition are feminine traits.

    I see you’ve never heard of hypergamy.

  13. phil says:

    I first co-authored a refereed journal article in 1979. As a young academic, there was only one occasion when a journal editor returned a manuscript to me without even sending it out for review. However, in 2022, there have been five different journals whose editors have returned a manuscript to me without sending it out for review. Not a single one of them cited a flaw in the study’s methods or reasoning. Certain topics and conclusions are simply taboo. On the other hand, I am pleased to confirm Prof. Dutton’s assertion that there is a lot of young talent out there.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
  14. Alrenous says: • Website

    “Peer review” is the system where journal editors are allowed to determine what is and isn’t science.

    Consequently their names never show up in the news.

    They used to pick hostile reviewers and disavow responsibility that way, but I guess they don’t feel they need the fig leaf anymore.

    Journal editors control the bureaucracy via “science.” As long as the bureaucrat follows “science” then their ass is covered, as per the prime directive of bureaucracy.

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  15. I think it always seems as if the most eminent, illustrious and distinguished thinkers within any given field of knowledge are getting old and dying off—simply because it is almost impossible to become thought of as ‘eminent, illustrious and distinguished’ unless one has been around a long time and made numerous contributions to the field in question, which almost necessarily dictates that one must be on the cusp of old age at the very least.

    In contrast, the younger, newly emerging scholars in the field are, almost by definition, less well known and established.

    It does now seem very difficult to maintain a position at a university while studying (or just publicly commenting upon) controversial topics such as race differences in intelligence, as I’ve discussed myself here.

    A couple of figures not mentioned in this piece who are still working within the university system despite having researched controversial issues such as the relationship betweern race, intelligence and genetics are Nathan Cofnas and Satoshi Kanazawa.

    I don’t feel like I’m exposing, ‘outing’ or ‘doxing’ either of them by naming them, since Kanazawa has already been the subject of a lot of controversy and calls for his dismissal etc., and Cofnas has recently been the subject of a hit piece in the Daily Mail.

    Kanazawa has also hit upon a brilliant defence against accusations of being an ‘white supremacist’ intent on defending the supremacy of his own race—namely he himself isn’t actually white.

    [Though, actually, since he, along with other race realists, actually agree that East Asians have somewhat higher IQs than whites, ‘East Asian supremacist’ (or even ‘Ashkenazi Jewish supremacist’) might be a better fit.]

    Interestingly, however, Kanazawa, who once seemed to style himself as something of a professional controversialist, regularly blogging on controversial topics and making several media appearances to discuss his ideas, seems to be maintaining a much lower profile these days, perhaps wisely.

    Outside of the university system, I think Peter Frost, an anthropologist and independent scholar who both blogs and also continues to publish research in mainstream (and less than mainstream) peer-reviewed journals on these and other topics, also warrants honourable mention.

    However, without the support of the university sector, and of the usual sources of research funding (especially since the apparent collapse of the Pioneer Fund, which had done so much to fund important research in this area, after the apparent unethical misappropriation of funds by then-outgoing-president, Phil Rushton), I do worry that it will be even more difficult to fund research in this area, though the plummeting costs of genome sequencing may partially ameliorate this problem.

  16. HeebHunter [AKA "AmerimuttRetard"] says:

    Negro-Saxon have such high IQs, yet they are going extinct. It is hilarious.

    • Agree: Son of a jedi
  17. FKA Max says: • Website

    You are correct, and this has even been scientifically proven in recent years! It’s all about gatekeeping.

    A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.’ – Max Planck

    Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time? or
    When a star scientist dies, outsiders often tackle mainstream questions in the field by leveraging new ideas that arise in other domains.
    Generalist vs. Specialist: Which Is Better?

  18. MEH 0910 says:

    My [Takimag] colleague Steve Sailer isn’t old by normal standards, but it says a lot about a movement when the 64-year-old guy is “the kid.’

    Steve Sailer is 63, going on 64 in December.


    Ron Unz turned 61 in September.

  19. @Crosstimbersokie

    On the other hand, males are hard-wired to equality within their groups, while the females are hard-wired to accept inequality. Male friendship is premised on the parties being equal, but the female friendship is based on accepting that one party is better than the other in some key aspects – looks, money, power, fame, etc. Human societies are based on accepting inequalities, real or perceived, while equality is always only perceived and never real. It is not that women protect trannies, etc because they are hard-wired for equality, but because they are highly inclined to keep the numbers of the herd high even if those additional numbers are deviants, while men are inclined to see anyone with any deviancy and mental imbalances as a liability.

  20. I don’t think that research into race has ever truly gone away. It may not be published or reprinted, but it is definitely there.

    I do know that the US government, and undoubtedly also China and Israel, are interested in researching whatever genetic or biological difference between different ethnic groups can be used and utilized in the successful development of race- and ethnicity-specific viruses, toxins etc. that would kill a large number of people belonging to race A, while causing comparatively little collateral damage to race B.

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