Scientific American on IQ/Genes

Scott Kaufman has recently posted a critique at Scientific American of some things that the behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin has been saying lately about genetics and intelligence. I agree with a few of Kaufman's points, but most of them I find to be problematic for reasons I will explain in this post. Nature Wins Kaufman's article … Continue reading Scientific American on IQ/Genes


Nassim Taleb on IQ

Nassim Taleb has published an attack intelligence research that is getting a lot of attention and so I thought I would respond to it. As summarized in this useful chart from Strenze (2015), meta-analyses of hundreds of studies have demonstrated that IQ is predictive of life success across many domains. This is the basic validating … Continue reading Nassim Taleb on IQ