Category: Lynn

Greg Johnson and the Very Idea of HBD Privilege

Two part post.  Emphasis added.

First, Johnson’s HBD Scandza talk. I agree with more than 90% of it; so I’ll just comment on the few points of disagreement, as well as points that require more exposition.

I want to thank Frodi and the rest of the Scandza team for making this event possible, as well as all of you for coming out to hear me. 

Or not.

I am honored today to be speaking alongside these distinguished doctors of the human sciences. 

Who?  MacDonald?  Dutton?  “Human sciences?”  How about real STEM?  Zero.

My Ph.D., however, is in philosophy.

Qualified no doubt on this subject.

Philosophers don’t do scientific research. Instead, we stand back and try to talk about the big picture, including the meaning of scientific discoveries for politics and morals. 

How can you talk about the meaning of those discoveries if you don’t understand them?  If you believe that pseudoscientific trash is real science?

The main reason to reject the claim that America is a white supremacist society is the fact that some non-white groups—chiefly East Asians and certain communities of South Asians—do better than whites in key indicators of success, such as educational attainment, income, and law abidingness, and they did so before anti-white discrimination and non-white tokenism became rampant. 

HBD says they are our masters and betters!  Better start your measured groveling.

If American whites were intent on creating systematic white privilege and supremacy, we failed miserably. White racism is not a sufficient explanation for differing racial outcomes in America.

We have an alternative hypothesis based on the science of Human Biological Diversity. The differing levels of education, income, and law-abidingness—to name just three factors—among racial groups in America are precisely what we would predict given measurable differences of IQ and sociopathic personality traits between the races. For a survey of the effect of IQ on a wide range social outcomes, see Richard Lynn’s The Global Bell Curve. On racial differences in personality traits beyond just IQ, including psychopathy, see Michael Levin’s Why Race Matters (Oakton, Vir.: New Century Books, 2016).

HBD is NOT science.  Science includes vigorous hypothesis testing, not cherry picking data to support pre-conceived sociopolitical beliefs. For examples of HBD pseudoscience, see the posts here. In particular, see this.  And how come Johnson doesn’t mention his buddy Rushton in this speech?  Because he knew Dutton would be in attendance?  Thus, Johnson is either a coward for not mentioning Rushton if he still believes Rushton’s work is valid, or he is fundamentally dishonest for not publicly admitting that he (Johnson) was misled by Rushtonian fraud.  Which is it?

The science of Human Biological Diversity also explains why some non-white groups excel in white societies, even though they too have trouble finding flesh-colored band-aids.

Uh-huh.  HBD – NOT a science – is a political movement meant to subordinate Whites to Jews and Asians – no more and no less.  Useful idiots like the Amren and Counter-Currents crowd are ultimately working toward that end.

Every human being deserves a home, where he can be himself free of the interference of others. 

Does this include Hungarians being free of Morgan?  Romanians being free of Munro? Poles being free of Anton?  Italians being free of Farrell?  The ethnonationalists can’t even exemplify their ideal in their own private lives.

There is no moral imperative to destroy our homelands to accommodate strangers. 

Strangers like John Morgan in Hungary.

There would be no such imperative even if it were possible. 

Hungarians – deport Morgan.

And there is certainly no imperative to destroy real homelands in pursuit of the impossible dream of a society in which all peoples feel equally at home.

Yes, Bulgarians don’t need to hide their faces and wear sacks over the heads so Deasy feels at home when he visits there.

But there is one place where all the peoples of the world can feel at home. It is called the planet earth. This planet is big enough for all races and nations to have places they can call their own. This is the ethnonationalist version of utopia. 

The ethnonationalist version of utopia – living in other people’s nations, criticizing the natives, taking the women, and mocking the culture.

Second, more HBD stupidity:

The HBD-ethnonationalist-pro-Jewish-yellow supremacist alliance continues, this time presented by an estrogen-enriched effete French ”man” and a Lombard wanna-be. The “differences in intra-Italian IQ” are a figment of Lynn’s imagination. Intra-Italian genetic differences are real (as are other, albeit smaller, genetic differences throughout Europe), but are to be expected given the geographical structure of that nation and the various population movements throughout history.  Nevertheless, genetic kinship analyses – at least those I have seen of individuals’ genetic data – consistently put “Italians” as the closest population for peoples from different parts of that nation, including having S. Italians having top kinship hits with “Italians” (Bergamo) and “Tuscany.” You won’t see that in any of the sweaty ethnic fetishist articles.  As far as Ancient Rome goes, we await the Moots paper.  In any case, expect months of heavy breathing about the Italian genetics paper cited in the Amren post, even though it really doesn’t say anything fundamentally different than other papers of previous years.  The fetishists are positively deranged when it comes to Italians, particularly Southern Italians.

I suppose Amren is the centroid of the Jewish attempts to leverage their HBD fraud to divide Europeans and wreck racial activism.  After all, people with a four thousand year old history of nation wrecking are precisely the ones you want pulling the strings of your “nationalism,” eh?  

Absolutely despicable. We won’t forget what the HBD traitors are doing.  Pro-Jewish shills and peddlers of embarrassing Semite-approved pseudoscience.

Treason never prospers…well it does in the short-term, but dishonest evil, like HBD, tends to have a short half-life.

Taytay Disappoints Once Again

And the inevitable medical pathologization of the Far Right.

Laugh at this.

Wrong, wrong, they’re ALWAYS wrong.

How’s your “Aryan princess” doing these days?  Oh yeah…it was only a “joke.”  That’s not how those of us with long memories remember it.

Cue those Counter-Currents articles telling us that “we need more women like Taylor Swift.”

But, hey, Ms. Swift is a really good “esthetic prop,” so you guys have that at least.  As Captain Chaos would say – lulz.

Promoting a fraud.  How to explain “psychopathic personality” with respect to “movement leaders?”

Of course, pathologizing evolved behaviors, a la Lynn (note of course that, according to him, his beloved Northeast Asians are low, low, low on all these nasty traits), can have unintended consequences.

That’s a good video by Taylor; however, I have two criticisms. First, terming the healthy racialist mindset as “race realism” is wrong, wrong, wrong. The healthy mindset is ethnocentrism, which should be uncoupled to Lynnian worship of Jews and Orientals. In reality, “Rosie and the kids” are among the outsiders we should be suspicious of, not only Tyrone Carjacker.  Second, why have we reached the point at which America and the West have devolved to Soviet-style medicalization and pathologization of normal and healthy behavior?  It’s because of the TOTAL FAILURE of the Right, the TOTAL FAILURE of Der Movement, the fact that the Right openly and actively repulses STEM types and academics, and the fact that the Right is incapable of articulating an effective counter-argument to the Left, since, at least in its Far Right incarnation, the Right is represented by affirmative action cases whose claim to “leadership” has zero to do with merit.

He’s a man of genuine greatness!


Building the ideal activist.

Imagine trying to build the ideal White racial nationalist out of the attributes of different individuals, akin to how the Frankenstein monster was built out of the body parts of different individuals. We can call this creation Frankennutzi.

We can mix the pan-Europeanism of Francis Parker Yockey, Oswald Mosley, Norman Lowell, and Ted Sallis; the futurism of Marinetti; the radicalism of William Pierce; the intelligence of Kevin Strom; the optics of Jared Taylor; the gravitas and seriousness of Revilo Oliver; the scientific understanding of Ted Sallis; the ethnological insights of Frank Salter; the prescience and judgment of Ted Sallis; the JQ attitude of MacDonald; and the sexual realism of Roger Devlin.

We can also consider the reverse.


The humility of Richard Spencer; the tolerance of criticism, ethnonationalism, judgment, and traditionalism of Greg Johnson; the class, elegance, and sexual restraint of Donald Trump; the trustworthiness of Silver; the rampant masculinity of James O’Meara, the fiscal responsibility of David Duke; the maturity and optics of Anglin, TRS, and the cosplay crowd; the science of Greg Cochran and Richard Lynn; the Nordicism of Hans Gunther, William Pierce, and Richard McCulloch; the gravitas of Parrott and Heimbach; the racial science of Durocher; the seriousness of Roissy; the attitude toward Asians of Majority Rights; the intelligence of the current crop of Counter-Currents writers; the racial loyalty of John Derbyshire; the JQ attitude of Zman; and, well, you get the picture.

Duchesne, Strom,and Lynn

In der news.

Listen to this.  That is a generally good podcast, and they – particularly Johnson – do a good job dissecting the SJW nonsense against Duchesne.  I regret to hear that Duchesne had to prematurely retire because of this outrageous situation.  The whole scenario does confirm everything I’ve been writing the last few days about how activists and potential activists need to be prudent and take care of themselves first. If even a tenured professor with excellent student comments can be forced out, how is some level military recruit going to survive?

I did not like Johnson’s comments about how professors use convoluted and incomprehensible language.  That may be the norm in the fields of Duchesnse and Johnson, but STEM people strive for clarity, particularly with all the ESL Asians reviewing papers and grants (and using any excuse to trash quality White work in order to open space for their own co-ethnics).

A good piece by Strom.  When he sticks to sociopolitical and broad racial themes, and not population genetics, he does well.  Despite my occasional criticism, I am thankful lo Strom for his ADV broadcasts in the 1990s that helped form my initial “movement” worldview (Pierce also contributed to this).  Criticism from my direction is never meant to be personal, but corrective.

Let’s look at this nonsense once again.  Emphasis added:

Richard Lynn: It was in 1977 when I discovered that the intelligence of the Japanese was 3 IQ points higher than that of white Americans. Hitherto, virtually all discussions of race differences in intelligence had been concerned with the problem of why white Americans and British had higher IQs than other peoples, and this was generally attributed to the tests being biased in their favor. My discovery about the Japanese set me thinking about whether other Northeast Asian peoples (Chinese and Koreans) have higher IQs that Europeans. I began collecting studies on this and found that they did.

Collecting studies  – such as Chinese testing done under problematical conditions and confined to coastal elites and college students, “estimating” IQ through PISA scores, and all the rest of the Lynnian flim-flam.

Richard Lynn: I regard the most important to be what I have called “the cold winters theory” to explain the evolution of race differences in intelligence. The theory explains the relation between the IQs of the races and the coldness of the winters. Thus, the Northeast Asians had to survive the coldest winters and evolved the highest IQs (105) followed by the Europeans (100), North Africans and South Asians (84) and sub-Saharan Africans (70). I first proposed this theory in 1991 and it has become widely accepted.

Widely accepted by who?  You and other HBDers and an assortment of Nutzis?  Let us put aside for the moment whether or not Lynn is correct. The assertion that his theory is “widely accepted” is plain wrong and borderline delusional.  Mainstream psychometricians, behavioral scientists, etc. do not endorse Lynn’s views.

Richard Lynn: “The Jews of the East” is a good description of the Chinese in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In all these countries the Chinese have been minorities that have been more successful than the majority indigenous populations, just as the Jews have been in Europe and the United States, and for the same reason: they have higher IQs. I have documented this in my book The Global Bell Curve: Race IQ and Inequality Worldwide (2008).

Ethnocentrism and ethnic nepotism have nothing to do with that, no sir!  Lynn documents this by referring to…his own “work.”

Grégoire Canlorbe: Notwithstanding his early death following cerebral edema, martial artist and actor Bruce Lee may be seen as a successful case of Chinese-European crossbreeding. To what extent does the miscegenation between a white man (or woman) and a Chinese woman (or man) prove to be—generally speaking—more eugenic and healthy than the one between a white and an Arab or a Black?

The idea that you can justify miscegenation because of “look at that celebrity” is something the Left (or Derbyshire) promotes; it is the most juvenile and shallow type of “analysis” possible.  Look at Halle Berry!  Hubba Hubba!  That White-Back mixing is real eugenic and healthy!  I mean, these HBDers will say and do anything to promote their genocidal anti-White Jeurasian agenda.

Richard Lynn: Children inherit genes equally from both parents, and in large samples their children have the average of their fathers and mothers. Thus, if one parent has an IQ of 120 and the other has an IQ of 100, the average of their children will be 110. 

Evidence?  Well, you see 120 + 100 divided by 2 = 110, so that’s that!  HBD “science.”

But these are only averages, and there is a wide range of the IQs of siblings who typically differ by about 10 IQ points. With regard to mixed-race children, in my latest calculations, the Chinese have an average IQ of 105 and Whites have an average IQ of 100, so the average White-Chinese child will have an IQ 102.5. Arabs have an average IQ of 84 so Arab-White children will have an average IQ of 92, while blacks in sub-Saharan Africa have an average IQ of 70, so black-white children will have an average IQ 85, which is what they have in the United States. Of course, these are averages and there is a wide range of IQs in the parents and the children of all these groups.

Even IF these IQ scores are valid, and even IF IQ was completely genetic and heritable – which even Lynn himself does not believe, see below – why would anyone believe that the outcome of mixing is going to be in a simple additive fashion (even if averaged over large numbers of people)?  While some heritable traits do behave in a simple additive fashion, many, probably most, do not. To blithely assume that IQ is going to behave in such a fashion, in the absence of supportive evidence, is the height of childish stupidity.

Lynn’s retardation, and proof of my critique, is amply demonstrated by his own comment: “…while blacks in sub-Saharan Africa have an average IQ of 70, so black-white children will have an average IQ 85, which is what they have in the United States.”  “American” Blacks are not even 50:50 mixes of Whites and Black Africans – they are mostly African with a minority of White admixture.  Obviously then, if we take the IQ scores at face value, and even if we assume it is all genetic, it is NOT a simple additive model.  If American Negroes are ~ 80% African and ~ 20% European, how can you argue that a simple additive model of 100 IQ and 70 IQ is going to give 85 IQ?  Obviously, the genes for higher IQ are disproportionately influential or there has been selection or strong environmental influences.  Note that Canlorbe does not challenge Lynn about this obvious logical flaw.  Lynn is used to an “amen corner” of sycophants who agree with all his pontifications without a murmur of skepticism.  Obviously, this is not science.

Fourth, national IQs will continue to increase in economically developing nations. There may be some dysgenic fertility resulting in a decline in genotypic intelligence but this will be more than compensated for by improvements in nutrition, health, and education as it was in economically developed nations during most of the 20th century. 

Environmental effects, hmmm?

Fifth, there has been dysgenic fertility in China during the last half century. Despite this, there was a large increase of 15 IQ points in the intelligence of Chinese children from 1988 to 2006 as a result of improvements in nutrition, health, and education, and the average IQ of Chinese-British children in 2006 was estimated as 109.8.

Lynn admitting environmental effects on IQ…for Chinese.  For Europeans, well….no. And why assume that the Chinese immigrants to Britain were a representative sample of the main Chinese population?  This is all ludicrous – Lynn and his followers don’t even pretend to be doing real science, with hypothesis testing, skepticism, and controlling for variables. It’s a joke.

By 2016, the National Science Board reported that China had overtaken the United States in the number of articles published in science and technology.

Lynn of course leaves out that many of these articles are the result of rampant ethnic nepotism, with Chinese publishing in Chinese journals or in “Western” journals that have Chinese editors and reviewers (based on my observations, Chinese also engage in ethnic nepotism in grant reviewing). Ever read any of these Chinese articles?  Full of errors, omissions, sloppy methodology, lack of proper controls, incorrect interpretations.  But someone like Lynn is not going to critique shoddy scholarship, because that hits too close to home.

It is likely that this lead will grow as intelligence in China continues to increase, as it has in other economically developing nations, as a result of further environmental improvements. There is also likely to be an increase of intelligence in China with a reduction in air pollution which at present is lowering intelligence in many towns and cities. 

So here Lynn again admits environmental effects on IQ (see above).  Note that he defends Chinese IQ as being negatively influenced by environment, but he would never do the same for, say, Southern Italians (or the Irish).  Still think that HBD has no political motivation?

Thus, as intelligence continues to increase in China and decline in Europe and the United States, China is likely to emerge as the world’s superpower in the second half of the 21st century.

HBDers all spontaneously ejaculate.

HBD is the absolute worst “rightist” race-related paradigm. Virtually anything and everything else is better.  For example, Nordicism is, literally, infinitely superior to HBD.Nordicists at least ostensibly want to preserve, and promote in the interests of a subset of Europeans – “Germanics” of Northwest European descent.  HBDers on the other hand want Europeans humiliated and subjugated to Jews and Asians, and eliminated via a Jeurasian mongrelization.  HBD is the traitor within the gates; HBD is utter filth.

I deeply regret ever saying anything positive about the work of Lynn and Rushton; I do sometimes make errors, particularly in my early days as a Nutzi, and I openly admit these egregious mistakes.

Happy Barbarossa Day 2019

Comments and clarifications.

I am sure some on the Far Right are upset at the advice given here.

Some clarifications may be in order.  Some will protest the comments at the end.  What? You can’t advocate on behalf of Whites even in the corporate world or in academia? I did not say that; what I am saying is to be prudent.  If you are a tenured professor – and I am talking about real, rock-sold tenure here – then, yes, if you wish, publicly speak out, but you should still expect to be targeted.  

However, to engage in overt activism in the early stages of your career?  Would folks like MacDonald and Duchesne ever have been given tenure to begin with had their activism started from the first days in academia?  What do you think?

The same principles apply to the corporate world.

My advice about the military is even more obvious. The Nutzis will scream that Colored gangs and extremists are allowed, but that’s the point isn’t it?  Why doesn’t Der Movement ever take its own rhetoric seriously, take it at face value?  If you always proclaim that the System is anti-White, is genocidal, is unfair, then why be surprised at examples of all of that being true?

The military has always been a reflection of the nation as a whole. America 2019 is a White-hating, crazed, Far Left SJW Dystopia. The US Military 2019 is therefore likewise to be expected to be a White-hating, crazed, Far Left SJW Dystopia. What is so difficult to understand?  The military has made clear that it considers WN to be among the worst things ever, it will not tolerate WNs in its ranks, and it will weed these WNs out and dishonorably discharge them.  It seems that they would rather have a thousand Osama Bin Ladens in the military than a single Richard Spencer.  Very well.  It is what it is.  We do not have a draft; it is a volunteer force.  No one is making you sign up.  It is your choice.  If you choose to join a System institution that is anti-WN, and that makes clear it is hostile to expression of White racial interests, then you have to conform to those requirements.  Isn’t that obvious?  From the day you join to the day you leave, you have to reject WN, reject racialism, reject the “movement,” and follow the paradigm of “equality,” “diversity,” and “multiculturalism.” That’s your obligation for your service.  If you don’t like it or can’t do it, then don’t join.  If you join, then that’s what you have to do.  Once you leave you are of course free to follow whatever path you wish, but while in uniform you simply cannot be WN or any sort of pro-White activist. If you don’t have the self-discipline to understand and actualize these simple requirements, then you are not military material to begin with.  The essence of being in the military is obeying orders (except if you are a German soldier in WWII and then, mysteriously, obeying orders is a war crime); if you cannot do so, do not join. Arguments that the orders are “illegal” (even if true) will avail you nothing; good luck trying to argue that in military court.

I am not saying that the situation is right or fair or tolerable. I am merely saying that is the way it is, and you have to live your life in the society as it is. If you want to change that, then, by all means, be an activist, but then don’t sign up for the military, and don’t expect to be a successful businessman, academic, or accepted in a college, university, professional school, etc. Have realistic expectations of the outcome.

I give you advice based on what is best for YOU; the Quota Queens give you advice based on what is best for THEM.  I have no agenda; my advice is disinterested.  I’m not asking for your “D’Nations” nor do I try to convince you that giving money will make you “live in the Golden Age today.”  I’m just trying to advocate prudence and to prevent young White men from making errors they will regret long afterward.

The Quota Queens may rail against this reality, but let us consider.  When young White men get kicked out of the military because of “hate,” and have that on their record for life, will the Quota Queens offer these men jobs?  Will they share their “D’Nations” with them?  Or will they just shrug, fire off a dismissive tweet or two, and go back to shilling for shekels?  

Now, of course I believe that WNs should be able to freely join the military and advocate their politics. But that’s not the world we live in.  And whose fault is that?  The Quota Queens squandered decades of time, millions of dollars, and countless man hours of effort from their followers, achieving absolutely nothing.  Blame them, don’t blame the messenger who merely tells you what is what, and advises you on how to best deal with it.

An antidote to Yellow Supremacy.

This is HBD:

Notwithstanding his early death following cerebral edema, martial artist and actor Bruce Lee may be seen as a successful case of Chinese-European crossbreeding. To what extent does the miscegenation between a white man (or woman) and a Chinese woman (or man) prove to be—generally speaking—more eugenic and healthy than the one between a white and an Arab or a Black?…Thus, as intelligence continues to increase in China and decline in Europe and the United States, China is likely to emerge as the world’s superpower in the second half of the 21st century.

Yellow Supremacy.  Jeurasian mongrelization. Who has been warning you about this? That’s right, the “crazy and bitter” Ted Sallis. HBD is the vicious enemy of White racial interests.  The mantra of the HBDers: You’re all doomed, Whitey, so just surrender to the Yellow Man, and race-mix yourself out of existence with flat-chested, buck-toothed Chinatrices.

When is this trash Lynn going to drop dead anyway?  Rushton and Brand are waiting for him in hell. And why is that effeminate French toothpick always given a forum on ostensibly pro-White sites?

Ted laughs:

This is bait-and-switch by an administration that didn’t deliver on its main campaign promises, and yet another sign the Trump administration isn’t a nationalist new beginning for the GOP. It’s one last gasp of Conservatism Inc. and one last grift of its supporters.

Hey, Hood, what websites were calling Trump “the last chance for White America?”  And who was calling him a fraud for the past three years?  Dishonesty by omission.

What a buffoon.  Perhaps the worst writer in the history of pro-White activism.

We Are Not All the Same

Genes, Race, IQ, and disease.

One refutation of Lynn, and three papers with emphasis added.

Refuting Lynn, refuting the Alt Wrong/Alt Yellow.  Amren weeps.

Read here.

Although cell lines are an essential resource for studying cancer biology, many are of unknown ancestral origin, and their use may not be optimal for evaluating the biology of all patient populations.
An admixture analysis was performed using genome-wide chip data from the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) Cell Lines Project to calculate genetic ancestry estimates for 1018 cancer cell lines. After stratifying the analyses by tissue and histology types, linear models were used to evaluate the influence of ancestry on gene expression and somatic mutation frequency.
For the 701 cell lines with unreported ancestry, 215 were of East Asian origin, 30 were of African or African American origin, and 453 were of European origin. Notable imbalances were observed in ancestral representation across tissue type, with the majority of analyzed tissue types having few cell lines of African American ancestral origin, and with Hispanic and South Asian ancestry being almost entirely absent across all cell lines. In evaluating gene expression across these cell lines, expression levels of the genes neurobeachin line 1 (NBEAL1), solute carrier family 6 member 19 (SLC6A19), HEAT repeat containing 6 (HEATR6), and epithelial cell transforming 2 like (ECT2L) were associated with ancestry. Significant differences were also observed in the proportions of somatic mutation types across cell lines with varying ancestral proportions.
By estimating genetic ancestry for 1018 cancer cell lines, the authors have produced a resource that cancer researchers can use to ensure that their cell lines are ancestrally representative of the populations they intend to affect. Furthermore, the novel ancestry-specific signal identified underscores the importance of ancestral awareness when studying cancer.

Racial genetic differences mean that results obtained with cancer cell lines from one race may very well be NOT applicable to other races.  There are indeed racial differences in gene sequences and gene expression, with clinically significant implications for patients.

Read here.

We examined racial differences in the expression of eight genes and their associations with risk of recurrence among 478 white and 495 black women who participated in the Carolina Breast Cancer Study Phase 3.
Breast tumor samples were analyzed for PAM50 subtype and for eight genes previously found to be differentially expressed by race and associated with breast cancer survival: ACOX2, MUC1, FAM177A1, GSTT2, PSPH, PSPHL, SQLE, and TYMS. The expression of these genes according to race was assessed using linear regression and each gene was evaluated in association with recurrence using Cox regression.
Compared to white women, black women had lower expression of MUC1, a suspected good prognosis gene, and higher expression of GSTT2, PSPHL, SQLE, and TYMS, suspected poor prognosis genes, after adjustment for age and PAM50 subtype. High expression (greater than median versus less than or equal to median) of FAM177A1 and PSPH was associated with a 63% increase (hazard ratio (HR) = 1.63, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.09-2.46) and 76% increase (HR = 1.76, 95% CI = 1.15-2.68), respectively, in risk of recurrence after adjustment for age, race, PAM50 subtype, and ROR-PT score. Log2-transformed SQLE expression was associated with a 20% increase (HR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.03-1.41) in recurrence risk after adjustment. A continuous multi-gene score comprised of eight genes was also associated with increased risk of recurrence among all women (HR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.04-1.19) and among white (HR = 1.14, 95% CI = 1.03-1.27) and black (HR = 1.11, 95% CI = 1.02-1.20) women.
Racial differences in gene expression may contribute to the survival disparity observed between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Health disparity differences in outcome for breast cancer in White vs. Black women have a genetic basis.

Read this.

Age at menarche (AM) and age at natural menopause (ANM) define the boundaries of the reproductive lifespan in women. Their timing is associated with various diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Genome-wide association studies have identified several genetic variants associated with either AM or ANM in populations of largely European or Asian descent women. The extent to which these associations generalize to diverse populations remains unknown. Therefore, we sought to replicate previously reported AM and ANM findings and to identify novel AM and ANM variants using the Metabochip (n = 161,098 SNPs) in 4,159 and 1,860 African American women, respectively, in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) studies, as part of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) Study. We replicated or generalized one previously identified variant for AM, rs1361108/CENPW, and two variants for ANM, rs897798/BRSK1 and rs769450/APOE, to our African American cohort. Overall, generalization of the majority of previously-identified variants for AM and ANM, including LIN28B and MCM8, was not observed in this African American sample. We identified three novel loci associated with ANM that reached significance after multiple testing correction (LDLR rs189596789, p = 5×10⁻⁰⁸; KCNQ1 rs79972789, p = 1.9×10⁻⁰⁷; COL4A3BP rs181686584, p = 2.9×10⁻⁰⁷). Our most significant AM association was upstream of RSF1, a gene implicated in ovarian and breast cancers (rs11604207, p = 1.6×10⁻⁰⁶). While most associations were identified in either AM or ANM, we did identify genes suggestively associated with both: PHACTR1 and ARHGAP42. The lack of generalization coupled with the potentially novel associations identified here emphasize the need for additional genetic discovery efforts for AM and ANM in diverse populations.

There seems to be genetic differences underlying reproductive lifespan in women of different races.  I hypothesize that Negro females would tend to possess variants promoting earlier reproduction.  Blacks and Hispanics have earlier puberty than Whites.

HBD and the Rushton Case

Continuing my discussion of the Rushton fiasco.

Let’s continue our analysis of the Rushton case and what it says about HBD.

An important point that needs to be made: just because Rushton was a disgusting and despicable excuse for a human being, and, according to Dutton, fudged data and interpretations, does not logically imply that r-k theory as regards humans (or more properly, hominids – or australopithecines?) is not correct in its broadest sense.

The thing is, contra fawning “movement” fanboys, the whole r-k theory isn’t particularly innovative or earth-shattering.  It is actually quite obvious. Indeed, back in the 1980s – many years before I ever heard of Rushton and his work – I was reading an ecology textbook, came across a discussion of r-k life strategies, and immediately – emphasis on immediately – realized that this can apply to “humans” as well, with Blacks and Hispanics being “r” and Whites and (East) Asians being “k.”

Now, Rushton certainly deserves credit for coming out and publicly stating the hypothesis, and credit he does get here for that.  The problem with these HBD types is that they fall in love with their own theories, and descend into laughable pseudoscience, and sometimes outright fraud, in order to hysterically defend those hypotheses, rather than subject them to rigorous hypothesis testing, as the Popperian scientific method would suggest.  No, these guys are hyper-Kuhnians, and will defend the dogma at all costs.

An example is the IQ-GDP correlation, what Lynn has been banging the drum about for decades.  The idea that there would be a correlation between national IQ and national GDP – just as there is between individual IQ and personal income/wealth – is obvious, even trivial.  But – and this is a big but – that’s at a very coarse-grained, looking from a distance, view.  When one looks more fine-grained, looks at the details, looks up close, one finds exceptions, many outliers, cases that defy the dogmatic explanation, alternative mechanisms that sometimes better explain the data, etc.  Upon rigorous testing, the strict interpretation of the hypothesis is proven wrong, the hypothesis, in its most strict and fine-grained sense, is falsified.  However, it remains valid as a very general principle, and has some utility in that sense.  But that’s not good enough for these types, with their absurd spin, invented just-so stories, ignoring of contradictory data, “estimates” of IQ rather than reproducible direct measurements, and absolute refusal to even admit the possibility of being wrong about even the most trivial cases.  That’s pseudoscience, that’s HBD.

The same applies to r-k.  In the very broad sense, it is probably true – but even then requires constant and rigorous testing – but it obviously breaks down when one looks at the details.  In some cases, in some details, in some traits, Negroes may be k-selected, and Chinamen r-selected; rather than admit this, Rushton ignored the facts that “went against the general trend.”  Like all HBDers he never even considered the possibility he could be wrong, and never really took opposing views seriously.  The opposition you see was “politically motivated” and “personally motivated” – as if the same could not be said about Rushton himself and all the other HBDers themselves.

Life is messy – Rushton’s life is a perfect example: compare the details of his personal life to what his work was about and to the ideals fervently believed in by “movement” Rushtonites.  It’s almost as if Pierce had married a Jew, or Duke was discovered to have half-Black children.  I won’t even mention the actual realty of Strom Thurmond here.  Life is messy and so life science – including social science (if it is even really a science) – is messy as well.  Let’s not pretend it isn’t and by so doing leave open vulnerable spots in our views that can be attacked by the Left.

The ultimate problem is that HBD in its stupidity and pseudoscience smears genuine racial science, since the two are conflated by the Left and by the general public.  Thus, when Rushton is (justifiably) discredited, it reflects badly on all of us, not only where it belongs – solely on the HBD scum.

If the Right had any sense of being right (no pun intended) they would denounce Rushton, not only for what the specifically did but also because of the damage the inevitable revelations have on the cause.  His work needs to be critically examined more than ever, and that work shown to be based on fraud and/or bad science should be denounced and withdrawn.