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Race and IQ Related Genes

April 15, 2016 Francis 1

Summary: Over the past 5 years, a variety of specific genes have been shown to influence IQ. Versions of these genes which lead to higher intelligence are consistently found to be more common in Whites […]

Poverty and Crime

April 15, 2016 Francis 5

Summary: Many people argue that economic variables such as poverty, unemployment, and income inequality, cause crime. Most studies do find that poor individuals have higher than average crime rates. However, many studies do not find that […]

Variation Within and Between Races

April 15, 2016 Francis 2

A common argument against the taxonomic validity of race is that there is more genetic variation within than between races and so races must not be genetically different enough to be subspecies. This argument comes […]

IQ and Socio-Economic Status

April 15, 2016 Francis 1

In this post the connection between IQ and socio-economic status (SES) is looked at. First, the fact that both traits are heritable is established. Then the causal interaction between the two is looked at. Finally, […]

Family Structure, Race, and Crime

April 15, 2016 Francis 8

Some people, mostly conservatives, argue that a key factor in explaining racial crime disparities is racial differences in family structure. Specifically, they argue that the high rates of divorce and non-martial births among American Blacks explains […]

Brain Size and IQ

April 15, 2016 Francis 10

Brain Size Correlates With IQ In the last ten years, three meta-analyses on over 100 studies on the relationship between brain size and intelligence have been done. All three showed that the larger a person’s brain […]

White Privilege: The Callback Myth

April 15, 2016 RyanFaulk 3

There was a time when I thought perhaps “White Privilege” had some substance to it, but the more I read about it the more I found that it’s just a re-labeling of “racial inequality” arguments. […]

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