[LINK] International variation in IQ – the role of parasites

I haven't studied these issues, but I will note that Steve Sailor and VDARE.com are considered by many people to be racist bigots. Here, for example, is a VDARE article defending white supremacy:

White supremacy, in the sense of a society in which key decisions are made by white Europeans, is one of the better arrangements History has come up with.

This doesn't mean that Sailor's claims in the article you quoted are false, but it might mean that Sailor is unusually susceptible to motivated cognition in a particular direction when it comes to racial issue... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘/CTRL+F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

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I disagree with this.

-1HBDfan7yYou have put marketing considerations above the rational search for the truth. I do not think you would have done the same thing when you were considering atheism: "will this true belief make me less marketable?" And you should not do it now.
5GLaDOS7yI think not mentioning Roissy here when appropriate is a bit silly considering there is such great overlap in the blogosphere. Robin Hanson still directly links to him.

[LINK] International variation in IQ – the role of parasites

by David_Gerard 1 min read14th May 201249 comments


This is interesting, I wonder if there's anything to it: International variation in IQ – the role of parasites (paper) by Christopher Hassall of U. Carleton.

It strikes me as the sort of thing that could be as big an issue as lead in the environment. Raise the sanity waterline: improve health!