Roughly half of Americans are pretty freaked out about COVID-19. People who went to college, make a lot of money, are old, or are white, are especially likely to be freaked out. Marist (2020) On March 3rd, the World Health Organization declared that 3.4% of people who had contracted COVID-19 had died (WHO, 2020). Since … Continue reading How Deadly is the Corona Virus (COVID-19)?
Much has been written recently about Schulz et al. (2019), a paper which argues that the Catholic church made the West less conformist, more individualistic, and more open to outsiders by insisting that people organize into nuclear families rather than larger kin networks, and by demanding that people never marry their relatives. In this post, … Continue reading The Catholic Church and Western Genetics
Some people look at American society and feel that the media, the education system, and the economy, are increasingly biased against white people, that many white people are taught a distorted view of politics and history which leads to them disliking their own racial group, and that explicit displays of hatred of white people are … Continue reading White People and Identity Politics
In this post, I want to document the relationship between Protestantism and the rise in Western civilization that occurred via the Industrial revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution. (In case anyone was wondering, I am not a Christian, and so these posts about religion do not reflect a bias on my part about which … Continue reading Protestantism and Western Civilization
In this post I will document the relationship between racial ancestry and IQ while assessing its strength as evidence about the causes of racial IQ differences. In America, there have been studies going back to the 1920's which looked at the correlation between racial phenotypes like skin color, or nose width, and IQ, among African … Continue reading Racial Ancestry and IQ
This post will document the research done thus far looking at population differences in the frequency of gene variants known to predict cognitive ability. I will also evaluate the strength of this research as evidence for the view that genes are significantly involved in population differences in cognitive ability. This research began around 2013 and … Continue reading Population Differences in IQ-Related Genes
In this post, I want to document the results of surveys of expert opinion on the causes of racial differences in IQ. As will be seen, the majority of experts in this area believe that genes are significantly involved in racial IQ disparities and this view has probably increased in popularity with time. Rindermann et … Continue reading Expert Surveys on Race and IQ
In this post, I want to document the consistency with which Catholicism is associated with leftism in the modern world and the leftist influence that Catholics have exerted on the United States. International Data To begin with, internationally we see that the more catholic a nation is the more likely its population is to endorse … Continue reading The Leftist Influence of Catholicism
The purpose of this post is to document the basic facts concerning the relationship between IQ scores and individual success in the economy and in education. Simple Correlations The first thing to establish is the bi-variate relationship between IQ and these outcomes. Strenze (2015) gives estimates of .20 to .27 for the correlation between income and … Continue reading IQ’s Influence on Individual Economic and Educational Success
This post will argue that, on net, white Americans do not act in a way that could properly be described as racist, though they might have beliefs and feelings which some would describe as racist, but not to the degree that other racial groups do. Importantly, this post is not about institutional racism. I have … Continue reading How Racist are White Americans?