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Category Archive: IQ

Aug 13 2013

Or, Male Atheists Have Small Penises

Oh, look. The same old, old, old, bad data is being passed around again

Apr 10 2012

More on Derbyshire

The only good thing about John Derbyshire’s racist rant is some of the excellent writing others have done refuting him.

Dec 27 2011

Or, Male Atheists Have Small Penises

IQ Increases as Religiosity Decreases

Hear that, atheist guys? You’re irreligious because your penises are small. Doesn’t that make you feel good?

Dec 26 2011

Reaction Times and IQ Tests

Sorting the studies from the claims, once again.

Dec 18 2011

On the Stability of IQ

Stability of IQ, Age 11 to Age 77

What “one of the more stable human characteristics across the lifetime” actually looks like.

Dec 13 2011

Genes for IQ Found?

Well, no. But of course it’s still genetic. Of course.

Nov 29 2011

Readings in IQ and Intelligence

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

Our Ever-Plastic Brains

New research shows that brain genomes do a very cool thing during fetal development.

May 25 2010

Creating Genius

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 …

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Dec 27 2009

Reaction Times and IQ Tests

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 …

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