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Raymond B. Cattell quote from 1984

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“Societies in the past that have become too pluralistic, like India, and the old Mediterranean countries like the Roman Empire, didn’t perceive the danger to moral standards that arose from having too many differing moral standards, too many differing religions, too many differing cultures. On the other hand, there are advantages to a country in having some diversity, in that each can be used as an experiment to see in which direction the group as a whole might advantageously go. I think that there’s a happy medium on this matter of diversity, and it has probably been overshot in the U.S. at the present. Alienation is now quite severe, and it’s partly due to wholesale, unchecked immigration. Few politicians seem willing to confront the issue. I think it might not be a bad idea to remove the inscription from the Statue of Liberty which calls for the ‘wretched refuse’ of the other countries to migrate here. This is not what you want to build a nation of.”

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I agree with the above, and it’s the main reason I hate Democrats, even though Democrats may be more right than Republicans on issues like healthcare and taxes. Unchecked immigration and moral decline and lack of national unity are what’s going to destroy our nation.

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November 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Video games, IQ, and old-age decline

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186621

Interesting new research article, which shows that MOBA games are correlated with fluid intelligence, and show the same age-related patter as fluid intelligence, with peak performance in the early 20s and declining thereafter.

However, FPS games have less correlation with fluid intelligence and higher correlation with reaction time and mouse-aiming abilities which peak at a younger age and decline more precipitously with older age.

The lesson here is that I just need to give up playing Overwatch which is an FPS game. When I switched to playing Overwatch last winter, I got stuck in what I believe is the bottom 10% and never got out. I’m just too old to ever “git gud” at it, or even get average at it.

I should go back to playing Vainglory, which is a MOBA game for the iPad. I had a decently high ranking at Vainglory (I would guess at least top 20%). Even though I have had decline in fluid intelligence since my 20s, it started out really high (top 1%, maybe even top 0.1%), so it’s still quite a bit higher than the average 21-year-old. Furthermore, I think that using a stylus and a tablet is less stressing on old people’s slower reflexes than mousing skills which are still required for PC-based MOBAs like League of Legends, so Vainglory is an especially good game for older people to play.

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November 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Posted in Biology, Nerdy stuff

Intelligence not valued by employers

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From an article at Quartz, among six factors hiring managers were asked about, intelligence was ranked at the very bottom.

There’s the real reason that IQ tests are not used by employers. Why test for something that’s not valued in employees?

And that’s also one of the reasons we see that IQ doesn’t have the correlation with income that people(people who read HBD blogs) think it does. If it’s not valued by employers, then it’s not going to help increase your income.

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November 15, 2017 at 11:46 am

Posted in Biology, Labor Markets

Incompetent terrorists

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What no one else is talking about.

Allegedly he was planning the attack for a year, but in the country’s most-crowded city, he’s only able to kill eight? And he didn’t even have a real gun?

We are lucky that the Muslim immigrants aren’t as smart as mentally ill old white people like Stephen Paddock.

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November 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

Posted in Biology

“Dr. Doom” has doomed his career

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dr-doom-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america.html

And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority.

HBD believer, and now unemployed.

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It’s psychologically significant that Marc Faber is market contrarian. Only contrarians believe in HBD.

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October 17, 2017 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Biology, Uncategorized

World War T, Steve Sailer’s most prescient article ever

http://takimag.com/article/world_war_t_steve_sailer/print

When I first read this, I didn’t believe it. But three-and-a-half years later, I now see that Steve Sailer predicted the future.

He predicted that the media would “stoke hostility against Russia” because Russia was anti-gay, and boy was he right about that!

And then he goes on to explain why transgender rights would become the next big issue for the liberal-biased media after they won gay marriage, and boy was he right about that! I can’t believe that amount of transgender propaganda that has been pushed on us since Sailer wrote that article.

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October 16, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Posted in Biology

HBD and North Korea, yet again

The North Korean cyberthreat “crept up on us,” said Robert Hannigan, the former director of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, which handles electronic surveillance and cybersecurity.

“Because they are such a mix of the weird and absurd and medieval and highly sophisticated, people didn’t take it seriously,” he said. “How can such an isolated, backward country have this capability? Well, how can such an isolated backward country have this nuclear ability?”

How is it possible that North Korea excels at cyber-espionage? Because it’s a high-IQ task, and North Koreans have genetically high IQs.

Another mystery solved by HBD.

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October 16, 2017 at 8:26 am

Posted in Biology

Comment by SC

I was a mathematics major in university. I like things that are quantitative ,and I like looking at and reading about thing that involve numbers and statistics. I like things that are politically incorrect, and I was looking for something that is non-left wing. I used to troll left wing blogs and websites a lot when I was younger, and I still occasionally do it today.

I have come to realize that everything the far-right spouts is just as BS and phony as the things the far-left spouts. Trumpies, stormfronters, “race-realists”, WNs, “alt-right”, MRAs, “red-pill men”, I trust the lot of them only as much as I trust leftists, feminists, and socialists, aka zero.

Just because race differences exist, doesn’t mean that we should have genocide or mass deportation of colored peoples from the united states. Just because gender differences exist doesn’t mean white men should treat white women the way Afghani men treat Afghani women. You can be aware of race and gender differences without wanting go fascist on policy. In fact, you can be aware of race and gender differences without wanting to change much of anything in society.

Also, there is just as much intellectual dishonesty among the “alt-right” as there is among the far left. “Alt-right” bloggers routinely overestimate differences between whites and blacks, between whites and hispanics, and between men and women. They underestimate differences between whites and asians, and between whites and people of ashkenazi ethnicity. They love to say that they are “telling the truth” when really they are just telling a different lie than the leftists. They love to screech whenever a white woman marries a colored man.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth here. We have alt-right people who:

Insist that Obama is stupid because he is black, even though his genes (smart but flaky white mother, black father went to Harvard, all of his siblings very smart) are completely consistent with Obama being very smart. Insist his high grades at Harvard Law School and well-written memoir are part of a vast left-wing conspiracy.

Have no problem recognizing that black people are underrepresented in prestigious occupations because of low IQ, but insist that Jewish overrepresentation in prestigious occupations is because of a vast Jewish conspiracy and not because Jews have higher IQ.

Insist that a pizza restaurant in Northwest DC (owned by some gay liberals) is actually a hub for child sex trafficking, and that Hillary’s top campaign people are involved in it.

Denial that east Asians are, on average, smarter than whites.

On the other hand, the IQ difference between average blacks and average whites is very large and hard to be underestimated, plus there’s also an average difference in aggressiveness/extroversion that compounds the “gap” problem. It’s the only thing that the racist nutjob segment of the alt-right is mostly correct about.

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October 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

Posted in Biology

HBD and North Korea

The NY Times reports that there is amazement that North Korea can manufacture its own rocket fuel. It was previously thought they were getting it from Russia or China.

But I am not amazed. As I already explained, North Koreans have genetically high IQ, we must not put North Korea into the same category as crappy low-IQ third-world countries in Africa or the Middle East.

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It’s HBD denialism which got us into this mess. It was assumed that a crappy third-world-level economy means a nation can’t produce advanced weapons.

Actually, it’s low genetic IQ which means that a nation can’t produce advanced weapons. Low genetic IQ also means that a nation is doomed to have a crappy third-world-level economy, but when we have a nation like North Korea, where the crappy economy is caused by the Korean War + trade embargoes + communism + extremely bad government, they still have the genetic IQ needed to produce advanced weapons.

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September 28, 2017 at 10:41 am

Posted in Biology

More proof that black people don’t like trees

I found this article.

The most relevant study I found was conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, which manages national forests and wilderness areas—backpacker territory, in other words. It found that between fiscal years 2008 and 2012, 95 percent of visitors were white. That corresponds with my extensive, if anecdotal, experience as a lifelong hiker.

I also believe that hiking transcends SWPLs and that a lot of regular middle-class whites enjoy hiking, especially whites from Germanic backgrounds. But it’s prole and low class to hunt.

Middle-class non-SWPL means people with white-collar jobs, mostly college educated but not elite colleges, they believe in standing up for the national anthem, they don’t go on expensive international vacations, they shop at Walmart.

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September 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

Posted in Biology

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