Jason Richwine Speaks Out…

…and, thank the gods, makes no apologies.

Why can’t we talk about IQ?

Sample quote:

Well-established scientific findings were treated as self-evidently wrong and likely the product of bigotry.

“The professional commentators eagerly ran with that theme. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post called me a ‘fringe character.’ Will Wilkinson of the Economist decried my ‘repugnant prejudice.’ The New York Daily News published an unsigned editorial describing me as ‘the most twisted sort of intellectual’ who is ‘peddling offensive tripe.’ The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox … called me a ‘bigot’ and a ‘more subtle and dangerous kind of extremist.’

“As with all the past incidents, most reporters learned nothing about IQ and seemed indifferent to any lessons for public policy…”

It goes without saying that anybody reading this post will want to Read the Whole Thing.

BTW –

I don’t especially blame Jennifer Rubin or Ana Marie Cox – they’re just playing to type. But Will Wilkinson? What hole in hell is hot enough for him?

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7 thoughts on “Jason Richwine Speaks Out…

  1. “Jason Richwine Speaks Out…

    …and, thank the gods, makes no apologies.”

    It’s about time. As you said, thank the gods.

  2. “I don’t especially blame Jennifer Rubin or Ana Marie Cox – they’re just playing to type. But Will Wilkinson? What hole in hell is hot enough for him?”

    Hey, Will Wilkensen and Megan McCardle have a job to do too. Someone has to be the high-brow safety valve.

  3. The author of The Bell Curve, another study of IQ & Race, was similarly attacked in the past. Because it dealt with uncomfortable topics, all science was ignored or ridiculed (although, disclaimer, I have never believed IQ was a good indicator of “intelligence” but rather just a measure of test-taking abilities)

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