Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Egalitarian Closet Hereditarians

Even if all human races originally were created equal in intellect by the Nature God, they've since been diverging due to differences in migration and fertility patterns. Oh, and then there was the selective racial breeding that occurred during slavery. To claim that all races have remained static in innate intellectual capacity relative to each other in every country is beyond fantastic.

James Flynn has noted a dysgenic tendency in black fertility, encouraged by government welfare programs.  The government has been doing on a small scale exactly what David Suziki talked about -- engineering a lower-IQ race.

All group differences are caused by some proportion of inheritance and environment. If a population experiences a depressed IQ average relative to other groups due in any part to dysgenic inheritance, then a 0% genetic model for all group differences is obviously untenable.

Yes, the low black IQ average is remediable in the long term through eugenic policies. But because egalitarians hold dogmatically to a fixed 100% environment/0% genetic model for explaining racial gaps and refuse to believe that blacks on net have any genetic disadvantages, genetic remedies (through incentives offered on a voluntary basis, for example) aren't even considered.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Letter to Pacific Science Center

Update -- Pacific Science Center's response:

I recently toured Pacific Science Center's exhibit “RACE: Challenge Your Perspective.”  I found errors in the display pertaining to Samuel George Morton’s skull measurements.  The display states that Morton “skewed the results.”

In fact, the scientist who made that accusation, Stephen Jay Gould, was found by University of Pennsylvania researchers to have skewed his own data.  The researchers came to the conclusion that Morton’s original results were accurate.

The Mismeasure of Science: Stephen Jay Gould versus Samuel George Morton on Skulls and Bias

The same exhibit display in question states, “Today’s science indicates there is no link between skull size and intelligence.”  That is false.  Scientists have found a .33 to .45 correlation between brain size and IQ.  Positive correlations between internal cranial volume as well as external cranial circumference with various measures of intelligence have also been demonstrated.

Bigger Brains Make Smarter People

I document these and other problems with the science presented in the exhibit in this video:

RACE Exhibit Displays Misinformation 

I don’t expect a response for all of the issues I raise in the video, but I do think the two issues referenced above merit some action.  Until the exhibit’s language can be corrected, I would suggest removing or covering up the portion of the display that contains erroneous information.

Please let me know how you intend to proceed so that I can inform my readers and viewers. Many of them take a keen interest in the science of human racial differences and are as concerned as I am about the inaccuracies I found.

I thank you in advance.

RACE Exhibit Displays Misinformation 

Science Gone Wrong: 
 White Abolitionism, Forced Fluoridation, and other Well-Funded Abominations