Monday, March 5, 2012

Rejecting Implausible Theories

Innate racial equality in the distribution of cognitive capacity is an ideological belief. Were it to be evaluated apart from its broad-based normative attractiveness, the equalitarian hypothesis would be rejected universally.

It would be a miraculous coincidence if nature managed to produce differences everywhere within the organism except mental functioning. Miraculous explanations that can't explain the totality of the evidence of racial differences -- as observed consistently in testing and seen in actual brain size averages, which correlate positively with IQ scores -- deserve not equal consideration with hereditarian theories that are harmonious with the evidence, deserve not mere skepticism, but instead deserve rejection for their implausibility.

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