2013 July 29 Monday
Western Civilization Doomed By Dishonesty

By ignoring the most powerful variable in social science the New York Times, defender of secular liberal high church doctrine, tries to argue that geography has a big impact on one's ability to move up out of the lowest classes.

This reminds me of another New York Times piece, Life Is O.K., if You Went to College, which has a great graph showing the declining fortunes of the less bright. But of course the Gray Lady spin is that attending college, rather than being smart enough to attend college, is what makes the biggest difference. Nope. A 90 IQ person who attends college will come out still a 90 IQ person. A 150 IQ person denied the opportunity to go to college can easily self teach a wide range of subjects and pick up many skills.

Western civilization is doomed by dishonesty about human nature.

Your red pill reading recommendation for today: The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine. He's well versed on adoption studies and other studies that control for genetic and environmental influences on human behavior.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 July 29 10:13 PM 


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AMac said at August 1, 2013 4:54 AM:

Yesterday, public radiio's Marketplace aired a puff piece, Study: Black and Latino students missing out on selective colleges. The reporter credulously repeated the talking points of an author of Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege. It can't have been easy to avoid any mention of intelligence: that's the undeniable triumph of the reporter and the authors.

This study comes from two white academics whose white-privilege, white-guilt careers are flourishing at ... Georgetown University. This elitist hand-wringing may have more to do with Dalymple's observation on the function of propaganda than with simple irony.

Engineer-Poet said at August 3, 2013 9:52 AM:

A commentator on NPR also mentioned that the problem with the US labor market is OVERSUPPLY.

So obviously (to our enlightened elites), the solution is to bring all the illegal aliens "out of the shadows" so they can supply more labor.


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