Category: pseudoscience

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

Odds and ends.

On this day, let us all be thankful that the Alt Right collapsed before it became even more intertwined with racial nationalism and dragged racial activism down into the abyss.

I would like to point out with respect to some of my recent harsh criticism of certain “movement” figures that it is not personal and does not deny that those people have made important contributions to the cause.

Take Hood for example. Much of what he writes I agree with, but the outrageous gaslighting about the history of the Alt Right and its support by those on the Far Right, and also about support for Trump, is unacceptable. His comment of “we just need money” is also unacceptable, as Der Movement has frittered away millions of dollars with nothing to show for it except for endless humiliating failure.  MacDonald had done good work, but the current HBD-Nordicist direction of his work delves into pseudoscience (for an example, see below).

I will continue to speak truth to power.  The power in this case being Der Movement, Inc.

Laugh at this prime Type Isim.

In Donaldson’s mythos, which is equal parts Joseph Campbell and J. R. R. Tolkien, ancient races of elves, dwarves, and giants represent elemental aspects of our world and our souls. Storm giants, for example, represent what is violent and destructive in men and also the great winters that caused the last Ice Age. Before the advent of men, these races often did battle, with the storm giants routing the elves in North America and sending their great prince, Boden, fleeing to Europe. There, the elves managed to defeat the storm giants (an allegory for the retreating glaciers after the Ice Age) with the help of humans.

My elf, my elf, my storm giant for an elf!  I don’t know – those silver age Tales of Asgard comic tales by Jews Lee and Kirby seem to me better than Donaldson

Next for Ash Donaldson – writing a sequel to The Iron Dream.

A Race for the North imparts above all else the great kinship shared by the white European peoples.

By “white European peoples” that is, of course, everyone who derives from the north of Vienna and the west of Berlin.  That may be a bit too inclusive though – how about from the north of Calais and the west of Hamburg?  Dat right!

Zman:

At some point, I decided to watch until I saw an ad featuring anything resembling normal people doing normal things. I gave up after about thirty minutes. If a space alien tried to understand America based on television, its conclusion would be that we are ruled by frizzy-haired mulatto lesbians and homosexuals.

What about Spencer’s octoroons?

With respect to the HBD-Nordicists, see this.  Emphasis added.

And in Sweden, public shaming and ostracism — punishments typical of a feminized society — are very powerful.

Sweden a shame culture? I thought that all of those high trust northern hunter gatherer Inner Hajnal peoples were individualistic “guilt cultures” and the collectivist “shame cultures” were what one would expect from two foot tall greasy Med swarthoids?

See this. Emphasis added.

In cultures that are more individualistic, one’s primary responsibility is to oneself. People make their own important life decisions (e.g., what kind of work to do and whom to marry), and have to live with the consequences of their choices. Thus, it is argued, guilt is a key motivator. (I don’t do something wrong because doing it would make me feel bad.)

In cultures that are more collectivist, one’s primary responsibility is to others—one’s family, tribe, religion or other social entity. Important others in their group make key life decisions for the individual (e.g., what kind of work to do and whom to marry) because they have the requisite knowledge and power, and one’s primary responsibility is to the group and to them because of their elevated position within it. Thus, it is argued, shame is a key motivator.

Back to Amren, emphasis added:

Swedes practiced collectivism long before the Social Democrats came to power in the 1930s…

Swedish collectivism?  Say it ain’t so!  What happened to the individualism of the high trust northern hunter gatherers?  The edifice of HBD-Nordicism continues to crumble.  I suppose they’ll engage in hand-waving spin to “explain” that Swedish collectivist shame culture is due to “egalitarian societal consensus.”  This demonstrates why HBD is not science, but is pseudoscience. From the perspective of the HBDers, their dogma is not falsifiable. Whatever theories and hypotheses the HBDers come up with, if evidence is shown to falsify those theories and hypotheses, the HBDers just create “spin” or lie or create bizarre misinterpretations in order to evade the fact that the falsification occurred.  They never admit to being wrong. If people refuse to accept that their hypotheses have been falsified, they are not real scientists. That is pseudoscience.

Listen to this. It is interesting that Taylor makes a distinction between “White countries” and Jews and Israel. I have no problem with that, of course, but I find it surprising.  


Taylor’s comments on racial differences in serum testosterone is based on what? HBD nonsense?  It doesn’t seem to be based on actual scientific evidence.  Quite the opposite.  See this as well.  There may be other issues involved, such as levels of androgen receptors and the gene expression response to hormones, etc., but that was not what was stated in the interview – the comments there were specifically about serum testosterone levels.

Wrong, wrong, they’re always wrong.

Do HBDers ever admit to being wrong?  Or is it more non-falsifiable (from their perspective) HBDism?  Overt pseudoscience.


I cannot stress enough how important it is to get these facts right. Making obvious errors such as this – obvious because a few seconds of online searching can find the current scientific consensus – gives the Left ammunition to smear all racial science as “pseudoscience.”  Authentic racial science is not pseudoscience, only HBD is. Unfortunately in Der Movement, the two are intimately linked, with the latter trashing the reputation of the former.


More of the same outrageous lie.

The single greatest – but largely unmentioned and unstudied – ethnic conflict in America is that between Yankees and Jews.

The truth, emphasis added:

In part, Yankee concern for black rights was genuinely inspired by Protestant moral fervour, but it was also influenced by the same strategic principle which underlay the southern-Catholic alliance: “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Indeed, other than their opposition to white southerners, white Massachusetts Unitarians and black Mississippi Baptists have almost nothing in common.

The history of US politics is little more than the history of these two coalitions: the southern-Catholic alliance and the Yankee-black alliance.

But the civil rights movement united Jews with blacks and their traditional allies, greater New England Protestants and Germanic Americans, against white southerners and northern white Catholics. Today, Jews are the most loyal white ethnic group in the northern coalition, which nowadays goes by the name of the Democrats.

The Yankee-Jew-Negro/Colored Alliance. That’s the truth – not Counter-Currents gaslighting lies.


Lie, lie, they always lie.


No, don’t spend money on Christmas!  Send in those “D’Nations” to Counter-Currents instead.  Remember, those who give live in the Golden Age today!

And if you give to VDARE you’ll live in The Happy Penguin Age today!


Why imagine?  You people were supporting him for years.  MAGA!  Pepe!  Kek!  Hail Trump!

More HBD Follies

And other news.

First – a secret video of a high-level Alt Right meeting is revealed!

I typically ignore Dutton, but this comically self-unaware video deserves a few comments.  Everything Dutton says here can apply to him as well; is one reason Dutton is offended by criticisms of his past videos (hysterically calling it “hate mail”) his low self-esteem?  Borderline personality disorder?  Dutton’s underlying objective here is a Frankfurt School-like pathologization of dissenting opinions.

The classic example of his pathologization of dissent here is the comments about Irish IQ. Dutton takes a page from Durocher and assumes that if members of a population group argue against HBD lies about that group, then this is due to “wounded self-esteem.” God forbid that there may be legitimate criticisms of HBD!  Dutton goes further than Durocher. The latter merely engages in ad hominem to accuse critics of his racial theories as being motivated by “ethnic hurt feelings.”  The former, Dutton, pathologizes those alleged “hurt feelings.” You see, the “hurt feelings” are the result of being easily offended because of “borderline personality disorder.”  Disagree with Dutton? You need therapy!  Perhaps you should be sent to a Soviet-style political-psychiatric clinic, you neurotic (*). How Dutton (and Durocher) is different from the Left in pathologizing criticism is not immediately apparent.

Let’s consider Lynn’s “work” on Irish IQ.  Lynn took two disparate data sets of Irish IQ – one test given to Irish children and another to Irish adults, with the findings showing a two thirds of a SD (!) difference in IQ between those two groups – and then averaged the data!  Then, since the results of this averaging gave an “estimated IQ” that fit in well with Lynn’s GDP-IQ hypothesis, that “estimated IQ” was considered reasonable – very reasonable, indeed! – by Lynn and his acolytes.

Now, typical “movement” “activists,” who know nothing about science, may think all of that is all good and great, but to any genuine scientist, it is abhorrent. If you want to average data points, then they have to be from true biological replicates, not data derived from two different experimental approaches given to different sample populations (e.g.,children and adults).  And then to use that completely wrong data “estimate” to legitimize a pre-conceived hypothesis is totally outrageous, is totally self-serving, totally inconsistent to how science is done. Notice that no attempt was made to determine why the two IQ data points were so different; as long as the desired result was obtained, it’s all good to the Lynnites. How would Lynn “estimate” group running speed – average times of potato sack races by kindergarteners with sprinting times of Olympic athletes?

And if someone claims that such laughable approaches are not atypical for “the social sciences” then all that does is underscore that “social science” is an oxymoron.

HBD is not science; it is pseudoscience used in the service of politics.  And if an Irishman objects to these “estimates,” that is completely justified.  I’m not Irish, by the way, and do not have a “dog in the fight” on this matter.  And, by the way, even if it is true that the Irish have the IQ level that Lynn and Dutton claim, why does Der Movement obsess over it so much?  Insofar as I know, the Irish do not receive affirmative action in the USA (or anywhere else), they do not have deficiencies in levels of accomplishment in America and do not claim that any perceived deficiencies are the result of “systemic racism”- unlike Negroes, there is no strong rationale for this focus on their IQ, other than to indulge “movement” obsessions or to attempt to legitimize Lynn’s IQ-GDP correlations.

On the other hand, when it comes to enhancing the idea of a “high-high Chinese IQ” these guys use data that are very likely not representative of the Chinese population – but, hey, as long as it makes the Chinese seem like our intellectual superiors, it’s all good.  

But all of the above is merely a manifestation of “borderline personality disorder.” 

*If Dutton thinks that sort of speech reflects neuroticism, then why doesn’t he do an analysis of Spencer’s post-Unite the Right tirade?  Neurotic? Or how about Johnson banning people from his site for the slightest dissent. Easily offended?

More to the point, how does Dutton believe he comes across in his videos?  If anyone is behaving in a neurotic and histrionic manner, it is Dutton himself.  He reminds me of Strom’s first wife in that old Revilo Oliver memorial service video.  Those of you who have seen that know of what I write.  I am also amused about how Dutton uses an anecdotal incident with an ex-friend to illustrate his point (quantitative science!) – even more amusing, the retelling of the incident is essentially recalling how this ex-friend offended Dutton.  The lack of self-awareness is stunning – no neurotic cognitive dissonance, no siree!

Milady in the news.  It’s good to see that the female is displaying accomplishment in those fields of activity for which she is so uniquely suited.

Amren worries about their key constituency – Asians.  Asians support “meritocracy,” eh?  Putting aside groups such as “Asians for Affirmative Action,” Asian network of ethnic nepotism are hardly consistent with “meritocracy.” But, hey, it’s the Holy Oriental, so let us all grovel before the Altar of Asia.

Is Trump pushing Facebook to increase censorship of Trump supporters?

STEM, Patrik, Free Speech, and the Female

And other odds and ends.

Zman agonizes over “scientific theology” and how the Left has delegitimized genuine STEM. While his complaints are valid, what does he expect? The Right has always been anti-science, anti-empirical, faith driven, and full or irrational dogma-driven kooks. Thus, the Right has handed over STEM to the Left without a fight.

Emphasis added:

SidVic

Yes, and the nonsense from the left tees up a reaction from the right. Vox Day and Owen Benjamin are seriously auguring flat-eartherism and fake moon landings. They have lost any faith in scientific authorities and for good reason. It’s understandable, but nonetheless get your kids vaccinated.

thezman

Someone told me one of them is now saying dinosaurs are a hoax.

Stina

I think the anti-dinosaur theories are interesting.

Not a serious subscriber to any theory, but my personal faves are demons (nephilim) and dragons.

I’m more skeptical of the claim that dinosaurs and humans didn’t coexist. And yea, with science in the place it is, we are seriously living in a post-science age.

Liars is how we got here.

David_Wright

Why, I’m pretty old and I don’t remember any such creatures.

Anyways, the troll Owen flirts with all nonsense. Not to say paleontology isn’t corrupt like many academic sciences.

George Orwell

I lost much respect for Beale when he started peddling the moon landing hoax shinola.

And, guys, if you depend on a piece of absolute filth like HBD shill race traitor Cochran to carry water for you in scientific debates, you have already lost. With the death of Harpending, you guys have absolute ZERO competent STEM folks on your side.  Me, I could have been on your side, but I’ve had enough of your retarded and destructive Der Movement, Inc. I care only about my own groupuscule; and all of you can just go to hell among your mix of HBD pseudoscientist hacks, science-deniers, moon landing hoaxers, flat earthers, Flintstone paleontologists, and “traditionalists” gibbering about Yogi Bear (“Kali Yuga”) and “the men who can’t tell time.” The Right, particularly the Far Right, actively rejects and repulses genuine STEM people. You can’t even retain foaming-at-the-mouth Nutzis like Ted Sallis on your side.  What does that say about you and your (lack of) dedication to scientific truth?

And I must say that the (Far) Right has a lot of chutzpah to accuse the Left of a blind-faith “theology” on science, when Der Movement is at least just as bad.

Also see this.

Again: The Right activity repels and repulses STEM people and other academics, and then they wonder about the dominance of the Left in the intellectual life of the West (or what passes for it).

When the whole Greta Thunberg thing erupted, I stupidly and naively thought to myself – “even Der Movement, with its insanely obsessive ethnic fetishism and ultra-Nordicist obsessions, won’t make Ladogan Greta into some sort of admirable “movement” heroine.  Even they wouldn’t go so far.”  Well, I was wrong.

So, when I now joke about Der Movement praising the Swedish homosexual anti-racist infiltrator of the Alt Right, Patrik Hermansson, I should probably reconsider and stop treating it is a joke. Likely they will start praising Hermansson. Let’s see how this can be done:

You see, Patrik became involved in HopeNotHate because of his noble idealism. Being derived from northern high trust hunter gatherers, Patrik’s racially superior disinterested propensity to societal consensus, and his rugged Nordic individualism, has made him prey to the dastardly machinations of greasy omnidominant Mediterraneans. Patrik is not at fault!  His natural propensity to heroism – of great benefit to all humanity! – has been hijacked, and once he returns to the fold of his people, he’ll put on his horned helmet, pick up his battle axe, and be a scourge against the scurrying swarthoids!  We need more men like Patrik Hermansson. 

Cue Durocher, TOO, and Counter-Currents….

Let us once again consider Inyoung You, now the new poster girl for MGTOW.  Emphasis added:

Rollins’ comments came as she announced that Inyoung You, a 21-year-old former Boston College student, was charged in an indictment with involuntary manslaughter for her boyfriend’s suicide.

You allegedly tracked the location of her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, on May 20 and was present when he jumped from a parking garage just hours before his BC graduation, Rollins told reporters.

Girlfriend charged in Boston College student’s death after telling him hundreds of times; to kill himself, prosecutors say

Authorities said You was “physically, verbally and psychologically abusive” toward Urtula during their relationship. That abuse became more frequent, more powerful and more demeaning in the days and hours leading up to his suicide, Rollins said.

You sent him more than 47,000 text messages and prosecutors said she had complete and total control over Urtula. She repeatedly told him to “go kill himself” or “go die” and that she, his family and the world would be better off without him, officials said.
She also allegedly used manipulative attempts and threats of self-harm to control him and isolate him from his family, officials said.

Determining motive is an important part of a criminal prosecution.  Here are some questions the prosecutors should be asking, and ordinary men should be asking as well:

At what point in the relationship did You decide to drive Urtala to suicide?

Did You get involved in the relationship from the beginning with the objective of driving Urtala to suicide?

If You was present at the suicide, did she derive sexual satisfaction from watching it?  Did she orgasm?

What was the underlying motivation for these behaviors?  Anti-male hatred and envy?

Now, the White Knights – some of whom are homosexual – will have fainting vapors over these questions, but too bad. Given the facts of the case, and given the society-wide implications for judging general female behavior, these questions are wholly legitimate.

As regards Durocher’s comments about how women nag men to enforce (the female perception of) social norms, we can consider the implications for the specific case of women being allowed to participate in racial activism.  Will they behave the same way there?  Will female activists nag male activists to be more moderate, be less radical, accept a feminist perspective, accept “based” non-Whites, accept Neocon agendas, etc?  Consider how the French Front National was emasculated and wrecked by Milady Marine, Queen of Mainstreaming, and all for naught, leading to a humiliating electoral defeat.  Any lessons learned there?

An effective answer to the moronic shitheel Jeelvy, who is, by far, the worst and most juvenile writer in the history of racial activism.

This is the dire reality of today.  Meanwhile, the grifters tell you that victory is just around the corner just as long as you send in the “D’Nations.”  After all, life is expensive in those blue state utopias – all those gym memberships, movie tickets, and visits to Europe (that, curiously, the leading grifters can do with impunity while Taylor and Spencer are banned) – you guys gotta pay for it.  Give dem dere shekels!  After all, those who give live in the golden age today!  Savitri Devi will thank you for it!  By the way, isn’t it interesting that all these “traditionalists” who love Evola are pro-feminist White Knighters who oppose the very “traditionalist” ideals they profess to believe in?

Also note Trump’s Homeland Security is proposing censorship of his own supporters.  Trump: A man of genuine greatness – sincere genuine greatness!

By the way, a defense of free speech from this blog from several years ago – see here.

We need politics – all our “metapolitical” grifters do nothing but waste money that could have been used more effectively elsewhere.

The Arctic Alliance marches on.

So much time, so much failure.

Science, Pseudoscience, and Science Fiction

Another “movement” fail.  Emphasis added.

Maybe Johnson should read more Wolfe and Vance, and watch less Star Trek, if he’s going to propose that science fiction is always promoting liberal globalist utopias.

My first premise is: No form of government is fully compatible with scientific and technological progress if it is founded on dogmas that are contrary to fact. For instance, the republic of Oceania might have a population of intelligent and industrious people, an excellent educational system, first rate infrastructure, and a booming economy. But if the state religion of Oceania mandates that the Earth is flat and lies at the center of the universe, Oceania is not going to take us to the stars.

That’s true.  Therefore any government led by Der Movement, with its nonfactual, failed dogmas is not “going to take us to the stars.”  Der Movement, as chronicled here, openly lies about, for example, genetics studies on Ancient Egypt.  It lies about almost everything.  They do so repeatedly. You can’t “go to the stars” based on a foundation of lies.  Yes, the Nazis built V2 rockets and that’s great.  They also dismissed Relativity as “Jewish science.”  You’re not “going to the stars” with Type I stupidity.

My second premise is: The advocacy of racially and ethnically diverse societies—regardless of whether they have liberal or conservative regimes—is premised on the denial of political experience and the science of human biological diversity.

Case in point.  Here Johnson promotes a key feature of “movement” pseudoscientific lying – HBD – and classifies it as a “science.”  This is proof positive that “traditionalist” “snug in your hobbit hole” Type I “traditionalists” know nothing about science – real science, the Popperian science that Harpending talked about.  Endless lies and hand-waving spin to prop up failed hypotheses, coupled to an aversion to true hypothesis testing, is not science.  It is a fraud. Look at Dutton’s book on Rushton – it revealed Rushton as a fraud, but the fanboys and fangirls still rally around their HBD cult figure, and then they have the nerve to accuse “Jewish intellectual movements” of being cult-like.  On the other hand, HBD can itself be considered a Jewish intellectual movement, so there’s that.

My third premise is: Ethnonationalism is based on both political experience and the science of human biological diversity—and does not deny any other facts. Therefore, ethnonationalism is more compatible with scientific and technological progress than are racially and ethnically diverse societies—other things being equal.

Well, HBD is a fraud, and so, yes, I can agree that ethnonationalism is based on a fraud.  Agreement!  Agreement!

In short, if liberal democracy and global capitalism are returning us to the mud, it is ethnonationalism that will take us to the stars.

Rewritten:

In short, if liberal democracy and global capitalism are returning us to the mud, and if ethnonationalism will lead us to murderous intra-European warfare and ethnic cleansing (advocated by its followers), it is pan-Europeanism that will take us to the stars.

Any serious major political movement needs people with serious science backgrounds.  In particular, any movement centered around a biological concept such as race absolutely needs scientists, especially those with a biological specialty that would be helpful in interpreting race-related matters.  Having “traditionalists” and “metapolitical philosophers,” or the typical Type I bully boys and juvenile Beavis-and-Butthead Alt Righters rambling incoherently about science won’t cut it.  STEM folks associated with the Left – and there are plenty – will carve up those folks like a dinner roast.  The Right – especially the Far Right – needs its own STEM heavy artillery, and such is in short supply.  Harpending and Whitney were examples of appropriate individuals; Cochran, Lynn, and Rushton are/were laughable popguns. The latter are what Harpending dismissed as “true believers” – not real scientists (although Harpending tragically wasted his time taking the likes of Cochran seriously).

As I’ve written here before, the problem is that the Right seems inherently hostile to genuine science; thus, it has problems attracting STEM people to begin with and, then, if any are attracted, it has even more trouble retaining them.  Now, it would seem like the Left would have the same problem; after all, the Left is even more pseudoscientific than is the Right.  But the Left has certain advantages: it’s superficially anti-religious, rational, secular, and materialist nature is more compatible with the scientific mind, and, paradoxically, the Left’s reality as a faux religion, full of irrational dogma (albeit masquerading as secular rationalism), provides the motive force for fanatical adherence.  Thus, the Left attracts scientists with its secular and rational veneer, and then holds on to them by infecting them with the religious fervor of SJWism.  The Right on the other hand, with its irrational, mystical, non-materialist, religious veneer of “traditionalist” nonsense is not attractive to the scientific mind, and then the weakness and bourgeoisie values of the Right cannot even keep those scientists who are attracted, cannot retain them as solid adherents because there is no attractive ideological base to form the basis of fanatical adherence.  The Right is a two-time loser in this regard.

Also, of course, the Left has the System behind it, in fact it IS the System, and as such has all sorts of goodies to bestow on scientists who toe the line.  On the other hand, the Far Right has what to offer?  Ridicule?  Social pricing? Colleagues who are semi-retarded nitwits and purveyors of pseudoscientific garbage?

Welton: Absolutely Despicable

Welton the fraud.  In all cases emphasis added.

Sallis right once again: Der Movement Inc. whitewashing Rushton the Fraud.

I like how this turd makes it seem like Dutton’s book is wholly supportive of Rushton and Rushton’s “theories.”  If that is the case, why are Rushton’s hysterical fans attacking Dutton and his book on Amazon, eh Welton you despicable mendacious dishonest scum? But what do you expect from fundamentally dishonest HBD?

Here is the liar Welton again trying to make it seem that Dutton (*) was supportive of Rushton and was giving explanations to explain “anomalies”:

Dutton’s book makes sense of anomalies with the model, arguing that as a group becomes more K-selected, it becomes more evolved to an extremely specific niche.

Is there any way of accounting for these counterexamples to Rushton’s theory? Michael Woodley and his colleagues have argued that as a race or species adopts a slower Life History Strategy, the traits that make up that strategy will correlate less closely with one another. In Dutton’s words:

Under conditions of intense selection—of the kind experienced by Northeast Asians—you end up with a very high-K group and thus extreme specialization and a weak relationship between K traits. So, we would expect them to be less K than Europeans on some measures. It is likely that, in a very harsh ecology, a group which was highly cooperative but also hostile to outsiders (breeding with whom would only be maladaptive because the children would be less adapted to the harsh ecology) would have been more likely to survive. Foreigners also potentially undermine community trust, particularly crucial for extreme K-strategists.

So the anomalies Dutton reports are by no means beyond the possibility of evolutionary explanation, but Rushton neglected to mention them altogether. Dutton considers this cherry-picking of the evidence on Rushton’s part, whether conscious or unconscious.

Dutton occasionally overstates his case: e.g., when describing Rushton as a “pathological liar.” The examples of Rushton’s dishonesty he cites appear motivated either by bias in favor of his theory or a desire to conceal the less creditable aspects of his personal life or family history.

Contra Welton’s indirect implication, others like Woodley tried to explain Rushton’s errors using “just so” stories and other spin; Dutton himself was generally critical, hence the hysterical attacks against Dutton by Rushton’s supporters.  And as regards the arguments of “Michael Woodley and his colleagues” together with Welton’s screed – notice how Welton cherry picks dementia findings to support Rushton, but when other traits don’t fit the theory, we get hand-waving hypotheses of “intense selection” causing a “weak relationship between K traits.”  

Well, if there is a “weak relationship” between the very traits that define Rushton’s theory, then what is the point of the theory to begin with?  Any and all anomalies can be explained away in this fashion.  Therefore, Rushton’s hypothesis is not falsifiable and therefore it is no longer science – in other words, when data fit the theory, then the theory is supported, and when data contradict the theory, that also supports the theory because of, in this case, “intense selection” causing “weak relationships.”  That’s the essence of HBD – a pseudoscience that refuses to even acknowledge the possibility of being wrong, a pseudoscience impossible of falsification because even contradictory data – when not overtly ignored – is “spun away” as more support of the very hypotheses the data actually refute.

HBD is merely politics supporting Whites being enslaved by Jews and Asians. And Rushton was, according to Dutton, a race-mixer, a cuckolder, an adulterer, and a cherry picker (at best; and a “pathological liar” at worst) of data.  To Welton to excuse that by saying “that’s what geniuses do” and then, in the grand HBD fashion, cherry picking data to cite a few examples (Rushton – the HBD Einstein), is laughably stupid and morally obtuse.

*Technically, yes, “Dutton’s book” makes the case by citing the opinions of Rushtonite spin doctors, but let us be honest: casual readers pf Welton’s article will assume that Dutton himself was supportive, rather than just quoting those others.  Welton’s whole piece is misleading.

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.

Rushton: The Rotten Empire Strikes Back

The pushback, lies, and spin about randy Blackjack Phil begins.

Absolute HBD scum try to salvage the reputation of the execrable race-mixing fraud Rushton by giving Dutton’s book bad reviews at Amazon.  Two examples are below, with my response.

This is a scholarly abomination, in which one of the worst “scientists” of recent times, Edward Dutton, endeavors to savage the reputation of the great J. Philippe Rushton. Dutton has hardly written a thing that wouldn’t cause anyone with an IQ over 115 to feel embarrassment for him. He is a blight on the HBD world with his sorry attempts at hereditarian research. Rushton, despite whatever personal flaws he may have had, left psychological science an original, important, and seminal body of theoretical and empirical work. By contrast, it seems Dutton’s sole notable effect in life has been to sully HBD with inane, maladroit, and logorrheic text. One must wonder how such an incompetent sees himself fit to accuse as fine a scientist as Rushton of academic misconduct.

First, and most importantly, is what Dutton wrote true or not?  If it is, then all this hysterical Type I defense of Rushton – himself the “scholarly abomination”- is so much hot air.  Second, how is it possible for anyone to “sully” HBD, when it is a laughably stupid pseudoscience, a pro-Jewish and pro-Asian political movement masquerading as “science?”  It’s no coincidence that so many HBDers have Jewish or Asian wives, girlfriends, or family members.  Rushton and his Jewish wife.  Derbyshire and Brand married to Asians.  Ray’s son involved in a relationship with an Asian.  Sailer once suggesting he had Jewish ancestry (his wife investigated his biological parents, according to a Sailer post from many years ago).  Hart and Levin are Jewish.  I don’t know about Lynn, but if he doesn’t have some sort of Jewish-Asian ties, he’s the exception that proves the rule.  Third, if Dutton is such a terrible scientist and an incompetent, then why does the “great man” himself – Richard Lynn – coauthor work with Dutton?  Does this reviewer consider Lynn to be a “scholarly abomination” as well (if so, perhaps the only good judgement shown by this reviewer)?

This book is trash. I knew Phil Rushton for a number of years, and he was a kind, honorable man, and a brilliant researcher.

Yeah, that’s great. But are Dutton’s accusations true?

Vintage Der Movement, Inc.  Hide from the truth.  Defend the good old boys network.  And be incredible hypocrites.  The hypocrisy is at many levels.  These guys like to quote Jefferson about valuing truth above all things and needing truth to be known by the world, but when it comes to criticizing Rushton (or Jews), then all of a sudden truth is out the window, and personal loyalty (or political expediency or monetary donations) is valued above all else.  In other cases though, personal loyalty is jettisoned, not for the sake of truth, but to peddle HBD lies.  The value of truth and of loyalty is on a sliding scale – as Sailer would say: Who?  Whom?  To defend a corrupt quota queen HBDer like Rushton, the personal loyalty triumphs and truth goes out the window.

Der Movement Inc. is absolutely despicable, utterly corrupt, skin-crawlingly loathsome, disgustingly degenerate, horrendously hypocritical, and based on a foundation of lies and corruption.  How could a cause so right and so pure be sullied by such absolute trash, such moral turds?