We have a moral imperative to acknowledge the reality of IQ. Low IQ is a risk factor for all causes of death, shows substantial genetic influence, and makes living in a complex society impenetrable. To assume those with low IQ just lack motivation is cruel
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In 2010, several psychologists published results from a longitudinal study containing data on over a million Swedish men. They found that IQ scores tested during conscription were a significant & robust predictor for all categories of mental disorders
Latest for "The apparent fair-mindedness in this act of conservative blank-slatism is belied by its atrocious outcomes, which render it morally indefensible."
What's life like for the intellectually slow among us? "Few of us know what it is like to have a large proportion of one’s attempts at self-betterment or advancement frustrated by forces that seem to be beyond our control."
Another outstanding, well-informed, though-provoking essay from Quillette. I did not know about "McNamara's morons" in Viet war - disturbing, cruel and sad. via
"Until we accept that people with low IQ exist, and that the ramifications of their condition are indeed severe, how can we even begin to discuss what might be done to alleviate their suffering?"
"Is it really fair for one person to be born with an intellectual assurance of success in navigating the challenges of a twenty-first century society, while another is born almost certain to fail?"
Great article by on the problems faced and caused by people with low IQ scores. In WW2 the British addressed this successfully by assigning low ability conscripts to the Pioneer Corps (no firearms issued), as described by Vernon & Parry:
is ruthlessly exploiting the arbitrage opportunity created by a PC culture which has forced the incumbent outlets to neglect today's most relevant, interesting and fruitful lines of social-scientific inquiry. A case in point
"Despite the fact that low IQ is correlated with negative outcomes in a large number of areas and afflicts around 15 percent of the population, we seem incapable of treating it like any other public health problem." I have thoughts on this.
This essay asks all the uncomfortable questions about IQ. An important read by for Quillette.
"Is it really fair for one person to be born with an intellectual assurance of success in navigating the challenges of a twenty-first century society, while another is born almost certain to fail?" A crucial, overlooked question in the modern world.
I'm confused by this Quillette article, which seems to conflate people who have cognitive disabilities with those who...well, don't, but may be more average. That's.... not a good idea.
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The Dangers of Ignoring Cognitive Inequality
Important piece in Quilette on why cognitive inequality can't be ignored via
Here's the IQ debate in a very different light. Privilege is a hot-buttoned topic but virtually no one talks about cognitive privilege, or how to help those without it. Great article by my friend . Hope it gets on 's radar!
Yet another excellent piece--as always, thank you, !--this time by re. critical correlates of (low) IQ: . As someone who assesses people's intelligence for a living, I can assert unequivocally that nothing in this 1/x
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