The only good thing about John Derbyshire’s racist rant is some of the excellent writing others have done refuting him.
Category Archive: IQ
Apr 10 2012
Dec 27 2011
Dec 26 2011
Sorting the studies from the claims, once again.
Dec 18 2011
Dec 13 2011
Well, no. But of course it’s still genetic. Of course.
Nov 29 2011
Want to understand the debate over IQ instead of just having an opinion on it? You’ve got some reading to do.
Nov 16 2011
New research shows that brain genomes do a very cool thing during fetal development.
May 25 2010
Skepchick Stacey has taken a look at Richard Lynn’s claims, based on IQ testing, that male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 8 to 1. It’s a good post, worth reading in its entirety. I’m going to pull out just one piece of it briefly to talk about the simple math behind the test itself. IQ tests …
Dec 27 2009
In the ongoing discussion about disparities between racial classifications on IQ tests, Dr. Bryan Pesta requested that we consider his paper, “Black-White differences on IQ and grades: The mediating role of elementary cognitive tasks.” Because as he rightly points out, not everyone will have the background to evaluate the paper, I thought it would be …
Dec 21 2009
Apropos of the continuing tendency for white supremacists to show up crowing about IQ, here is some reading that may help people understand the history of IQ testing and its relationship to the complex phenomena that lumped under the term “intelligence.” Find the list at Quiche Moraine.