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The time has come for a review post on the laws of behavioral genetics. I will talk about why these laws are laws and why they are important. Eventually, this will be merged into my
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In the preceding part (Why this vitriol? Donald Trump was always a talked-about and sometimes controversial figure, but no more so than most celebrities. There were always people who didn't like him, but few really hated him. But now it seems certain people definitely do hate Trump. Indeed, he has now become the Great Satan... Read More
Updated, 4/6/16. See below!
A persistent misunderstanding both in the world of HBD and general medical and psychological science at large is the notion of what constitutes a "disorder." When does a phenotype represent a physiological or behavioral malady? For behavioral issues, most people regard the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as the "final word" on... Read More
Chanda Chisala has been producing pile after pile of nonsense for quite some time. At first, I was content with simply leaving comments at his posts refuting his rubbish because it was rather easy to point out where he was full of baloney. Since then, I've been banned by him, mostly for my signature flair.... Read More
Many of the commeters here at Unz.com have complained about my heavy-handed treatment of commenters. Well, to those people, I say too bad. They key problem is that many critical commenters don't realize how ignorant about matter at hand they are. Realize that the whole reason you're reading me is because I know things that... Read More
Well, in this post, I'm here to straighten these people out on these things, as Bill Maher did in his interview with Brian Levin after the Boston bombing – video does not allow embedding. Please
I want to take the temperature of the room, so to speak. Here's your chance to let me hear from you. I encourage all readers to participate, including the occasional drifters, lurkers, etc. The more people participate, the more accurate the results will be. Please chime in! All votes are anonymous unless you choose to... Read More
It's that time again. There's been another horrific high-profile mass shooting. And as usual, all the nonsense that typically circulates when that happens is circulating again. "We need more gun control!" "The problem is mental illness!" Or "it's not mental illness!" "It's racism!" Chris Harper Mercer added another layer to the matter – the fact... Read More
Post updated, 9/23/15 9/22/15. See below! This will be the first column in a series on the broad human behavioral dimension dubbed "clannishness" by HBD Chick. I've talked quite about clannishness here, and of course it is the main theme of HBD Chick's blog. For background, see:
First of all, I've updated my earlier posting Third, the sex of the new baby. Little Miss JayMan is on her way:
Some really interesting and quite significant publications have appeared in recent days. Each adds key pieces of evidence
Welcome to my column! I'm going to be a regular contributor here at The Unz Review. All my blog posts and pages have been archived here. My regular readers pretty much know what to expect from me. All you've come to appreciate will continue here. For new readers, I've written several gateway/introductory postings in the... Read More
(Please see also link to older post at the bottom of this one.)   Previously:
Just as mainstream wisdom on human psychology and evolution is filled with heaps of rubbish (rubbish which I've covered here extensively – see The Problem with HBD, the Dark Enlightenment, Neoreaction, Alt-Rightism, and All That Jazz), but one pernicious piece of nonsense is the idea of "ethnic genetic interests." In short, this is the idea... Read More
Updated, 9/11/15 9/4/15. See below! Throughout this blog, I've talked a lot about the American Nations – a concept, based on
Some of you may have encountered a popular meme, shared by many celebrities and other people in the spotlight. Well in this post, I wanted to fix it just a bit: We've seen similar corrections to false PC memes, like the one at the left. But the above meme on the "racist brain" is clearly... Read More
The family is about to get a little bigger: The fitting score here:
(Emphasis mine.) It’s safe to say that Rachel Dolezal never thought much about the endgame. You
What does it take to make a nation great? What makes a country a great place to live, a healthy society, and a bastion of stability? Various theories and ideas have been put forward, and I think they are all pretty much bunk. I think we can apply a little reductionism here, and conclude that... Read More
Post updated, 7/23/15. See below! At long last, I reach my 200th blog post. It's been a quite a ride! Blogging on human biodiversity – or simply humanity – has taught me a great deal. Since the start, I hoped that I could offer some meager contribution to mankind with this blog. I will continue... Read More
An enduring mystery (among many mysteries) is the existence of women exhibiting sexual attraction to other women. Unlike male homosexuality, where a likely explanation has been put forth (see
New material added 6/12/15. See below! Yes, I know several of these deserve to be collected in their own posts. But, as I'm on a schedule with posting, and as these are much too good to miss, I will collect them here, at least for now. NEW (6/12/15) On religion and culture NEW On modern... Read More
One of the greatest pieces of evidence demonstrating that the family/rearing environment has no effect on eventual outcomes is the absence of birth order effects. Birth order is an excellent test for these effects: it is something that systematically differs between siblings and is bona fide non-genetic (mostly). Hence, it's a great way to see... Read More
This is a page that will collect my key posts in my series on the American Nations, that is the various ethno-culturo-political regions that make up North America. The U.S. and Canada (and to some extent, Mexico and the Caribbean) are divided according to these broad cultural zones formed by colonial settlement and shaped by... Read More
I've added a new page, which covers many of the key facts about obesity – facts which are conveniently ignored or misunderstood in the many emotionally charged discussion of the matter. See:
I'm starting this page to serve as a central repository of significant concrete facts about obesity. I'm making this a page because I anticipate frequently updating it as necessary. There will be no speculative musings or inferences based on partial evidence, everything here will be solid facts as per the research. Most people who comment... Read More
The Wall Street Journal has published a sequel to their infamous wave-generating article "
Post updated, 10/21/14. See below! It's general trope in the HBD community: people are getting dumber. The low IQ are outbreeding the high IQ, leading to a slow decline in genetic intellectual potential in the population. Indeed, my own analyses seem to have shown that there was a fair fertility advantage among the lower IQ... Read More
Can be quite substantial. Jump off the Empire State Building and see for yourself. But, beyond that, the question remains how much of the variation in health outcomes and longevity can be explained by behavioral variation? Well, we don't quite know. But we do have evidence which indicates that – at least in the developed... Read More
So the time has come for your gracious blogging host to request your assistance in helping my family meet our daily necessities. When my computer broke down, prompting my previous funding drive, you guys and girls literally came to the rescue, and allowed me to fix it right up. A deep debt of gratitude to... Read More
In his latest VDARE column, John Derbyshire has written a glowing discussion of yours truly:
What was his excuse? (From
Here are the results of my reader poll. All told, it looks like I had about 450 respondents. Unsurprisingly, it seems most of my readers are male. Most of you (at least of the respondents, anyway) are smart, with over 80% claiming to be college educated, and 1 in 5 having a terminal degree. Now... Read More
I'll let the tweets speak for themselves:
I want to get an idea of who my readers are. I have a fair idea of where I get my readers, thanks to the Wordpress stats, but I'd to know some things that they don't tell me. I'd like all readers, including lurkers and occasional readers, to please answer the ALL the following polls.... Read More
With the recent spate of mass shootings, (at least four high-profile incidents occurring in the U.S. and Canada in the last two weeks), the issues of guns and violence inevitably come up. Naturally, the politically correct wisdom, which is founded on the blank slate (or at least, a bare slate), wants to blame these events... Read More