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H.J. Eysenck was half Jewish

H.J. Eysenck, one of the two most important HBD researchers (the other being Arthur Jensen, also part Jewish) was half Jewish, a fact he hid for most of his life, according to this article.

We have proved beyond doubt that Eysenck was in fact half Jewish on his mother’s side, and therefore strictly Jewish according to Rabbinic law (Halacha). Using techniques and resources of Jewish genealogy, we discovered that his maternal grandmother’s birth name was Helene Caro. We then located her marriage certificate, which confirmed that both Helene and her husband (Eysenck’s maternal grandfather) Max Werner belonged to long-established Jewish families.

Without the contributions of Jews, HBD probably wouldn’t even exist. It was from reading the books and articles of Arthur Jensen and H.J. Eysenck at the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania that I learned about the science of HBD (which at the time was not called HBD, that term was coined by Steve Sailer).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 31, 2019 at 6:59 PM

Posted in Biology

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  1. Whaddaya say we get a light-hearted thread? A commenter at Sailer asserts that The Usual Suspects is the most overrated film ever. I’d say 2d to Midnight Cowboy. What say?


    August 31, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    • Midnight Cowboy is overrated? How so?


      August 31, 2019 at 8:01 PM

      • OK, I suppose if you were looking to be reminded of how seedy life can be …


        August 31, 2019 at 11:02 PM

      • To me the movie has an effect similar to The Graduate. The characters live lives disconnected from the rest of humanity and end up clinging together out of desperation. Though Benjamin in The Graduate is pulled out of his alienation when he falls in love.


        September 1, 2019 at 8:04 AM

  2. “…that term was coined by Steve Sailer”

    Also half Jewish (genetically… through father).

    V Vovito

    August 31, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    • I’ve read someone else say this, once before now. How do you know this?


      August 31, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    • Please elaborate. Steve was adopted. His adoptive father was of Swiss German descent. What is known of his biological parents? I know Steve has mentioned, online, that he thinks he has Jewish ancestry. But, I could never tell whether he was kidding or not.


      August 31, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    • Isn’t he adopted? Never heard him discuss his biological father


      August 31, 2019 at 7:35 PM

      • I’ve heard rumors about Steve’s alleged Jewish ancestry, but never a link where he wrote this.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        August 31, 2019 at 8:33 PM

  3. This is news?


    August 31, 2019 at 7:29 PM

  4. “It was from reading the books and articles of Arthur Jensen and H.J. Eysenck at the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania that I learned about the science of HBD.”

    Would you say you were red-pilled in college?

    For me, it was Cochran and Harpending’s article on Ashkenazi intelligence which was what captured my attention. So I guess, for me personally, Jews did contribute to HBD.


    August 31, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    • “Would you say you were red-pilled in college?”

      Only on the very specific issue of the genetic basis of IQ.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 31, 2019 at 8:34 PM

  5. Caro is a Sephardic name and Rabi Yossef Caro wrote the Shulchan Aruch which is the codification of Hebrew Law, one of the most important Jewish book if not the most important after the Talmud. Maybe he is a descendant of this guy?


    August 31, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    • Speaking of “Jewish law,” how did it come to pass that Jewish newcomers to western countries willingly submitted to secular legal systems, in contrast to Arabs who seem to feel no need to do so?

      Alonzo Portfolio

      August 31, 2019 at 11:08 PM

      • It’s hard to know about the Arabs.

        The Christian ones assimilate easily.

        I’ve heard there are sizeable numbers of Muslims who no longer believe in Islam but they’re afraid to say so.

        Frau Katze

        September 1, 2019 at 12:20 AM

      • Combination of couple of reason, many Jews were already becoming secular similiar to the to christians around them in Europe, they were already used to live under non Jewish rule whatever it is, whether Christian or secular. There is also the concept of “Dina demalchuta dina” which translates from Arameic to “The law of the king is the law”, or in other words, the Jewish religion command the Jews to abide the law of the place where they are. Of course if it directly contradict the Jewish law Orthodox Jews will not accept it but if it doesn’t contradict, just adds on top of it they must obey.


        September 1, 2019 at 3:19 AM

      • The fundamental difference is that an Orthodox Jew views himself as being in exile an a guest of the host nation, whereas a Muslim considers himself the rightful owner of the land he lives in.

        Historically Jews had communal autonomy until modern times and were able to enforce the obedience to the Jewish Law. Today, as always, the Jews are supposed to use only the Jewish courts, but these courts lack the authority to enforce their judgements. Also, many feel that they may get a better deal in a secular court and use various excuses to do so. Most, if not all, disputes regarding inheritance within the Rabbinic and Hassidic leadership ended up in secular courts. I’ve never accepted the rationale of it and they have lost credibility in my eyes. We are supposed to go to them for judgement, but the turn to Gentiles to resolve their disputes? I don’t accept this.

        ‘Dina demalcuta dina’ refers to the obligation of obeying royal decrees that don’t violate the Jewish law such as taxation and military service. This is context in which it’s discussed in the Talmud.


        September 1, 2019 at 9:32 PM

  6. How long ago did the most recent common Jewish ancestor of all humans live?

    My 2c

    August 31, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    • Jacob from the bible, but the reason I was wandering is because this name is not very common even among Sephardic Jews.


      September 1, 2019 at 3:21 AM

  7. Physicist Max Born was Jewish. He also has a famous granddaughter who was not raised Jewish. Most people know of her but don’t know she is his granddaughter – singer Olivia Newton-John. Born lived in Europe. Newton-John was from Australia. She never met her grandfather even though she knew he was famous and had won a Nobel Prize. Her mother kept encouraging her to go to Europe to meet him. Finally he died in 1970, right before his granddaughter got famous. She says now that she regrets never going to meet him.

    Sorry, but I have to say it. Nordics are weird (and I say this as someone who’s 43% Nordic herself). I’d want to meet my grandfather even if he was a common laborer. I lived in the same building as my grandfather. Heck, I know some of my grandfather’s first cousins. One of them lives only about 3 blocks from me. Nothing beats being a guido from Brooklyn!

    Maryk (the g-loaded guidette)

    August 31, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    • Matt Lattanzi, her first husband, might agree. Apparently Ms Newton John got deep into weirdo spirituality and, according to wiki her Italian husband was not so inclined. For an Aussie the Italians sure played a big part in her life.


      September 1, 2019 at 7:54 AM

  8. Steve Sailer has a lot to answer for, coming up with not just one synthetic, annoying, superfluous acronym/term, but two: HBD and NAM. “Race,” “ethnicity,” “male,” “female,” “black,” “hispanic,” “mestizo,” these words have been around for a very long time, they are familiar to everyone, and they are entirely sufficient to cover the ground and have not been outlawed. Coming up with new euphemisms for them seems unnecessarily sneaky. It sounds like something a useless academic would do.

    Hello, Sailor

    September 1, 2019 at 11:26 AM

    • Steve Sailer’s acronyms have been his greatest contributions to the conversation.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      September 1, 2019 at 1:22 PM

      • That and covering low income housing hypocrisy of major Left wing cities. Plus the real function of growth controls and greenbelts (to keep the NAMs out).


        September 1, 2019 at 3:11 PM

  9. Henry Harpending, co-author of the 10,000 Year Explosion, and Dick Hernstein, co-author of the Bell Curve, were also Jewish.


    September 2, 2019 at 1:33 PM

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