Article By Steve Sailer on 01/06/2010

ClimateGate…And "Stereotype ThreatGate"?

Is "Stereotype Threat", the currently popular theory that blacks average lower scores on cognitive tes...
Post By Steve Sailer on 12/29/2009

Why Not Just Hit The White Kids On The Head With A Ballpeen Hammer?

From the East Bay Express, the latest news from the national drive to eliminate racial gaps in test scores; Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs The proposal would trade labs seen as benefiting whi...
Post By James Fulford on 12/23/2009

Quote Of The Day:"It Is Unthinkable That The President Or Congress Would Make A Decision About A Scientific *Theory* , Then Proceed To Purge From Their Posts All Who Disagreed"

Martin Gardner wrote this many years ago—he was talking about Lysenkoism. But on the whole, in contrast with other countries and other ages, our science is enjoying a relative freedom that (until very...
Post By Nicholas Stix on 10/14/2009

A Reporting Problem Looms: LA Times Story on Laid-Off Teachers is Plagued by Non Sequiturs and Omissions

If you’re writing a news story about thousands of laid-off educators–27,000 in California alone–what do you then abruptly begin talking about in the same article? Why, the need for spending millions o...
Article By Cornelius J. Troost on 10/07/2009

Hijacking Darwin

The year 2009 has been the sesquicentennial celebration of Darwin's great book On the Origin of Species. Biologists, among many others, have been happily praising the luminous figure usually shown in ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 06/22/2009

Jason Malloy's latest collection

Jason Malloy of GNXP has collected a bunch of interesting abstracts from the National Bureau of Economic Research, including Ted Joyce's latest on the Steven Levitt abortion-cuts-crime theory: 1. No li...
Article By Steve Sailer on 06/14/2009

Selling Out And How To Do It—The Case Of Richard E. Nisbett

When James D. Watson was driven from his post at the famous Cold Spring Harbor medical research laboratory for making politically incorrect remarks about IQ, Richard E. Nisbett, a psychologist at th...
Post By Steve Sailer on 05/11/2009

David Brooks on "The Harlem Miracle"

David Brooks writes in the New York Times: The Harlem Miracle The fight against poverty produces great programs but disappointing results. You go visit an inner-city school, job-training program or com...
Post By Steve Sailer on 05/06/2009

John McWhorter on the Ricci case

John McWhorter writes at The New Republic.com: Of course, the question we are not supposed to ask is whether the failure rate suggests that black people are less intelligent. However, there is no need ...
Post By Steve Sailer on 05/05/2009

Slate on Sailer

From Slate: Mental Segregation Inequality, racism, and framing. by William Saletan May 4, 2009People vary in their abilities based in part on genetic differences. Suppose these differences at the indi...