Category: Richard Lynn

Hunter-Gatherers Again

It’s dem dere hunter gatherers!

More of the same.


The main part of my talk traces to evolutionary roots in the hunter-gatherer culture that is especially prominent in northern Europe.

Yes, sir!  Unfortunately suicidal pathological altruism seems especially prominent in Italy as well.

Must be all those Celto-Germanic Nordic Northern Italians!  Salvini looks like Dolph Lundgren’s younger brother!  Of course it’s the Salvini types who are the ones most in opposition to the invaders…

And the “movement” wheel just goes on turning, turning, turning….

In all seriousness, look at this chart (and note where it was posted!).

On the individualism-collectivism scale, Italy is in the same range as Sweden, and is more individualistic than the hunter-gatherer-enriched nations of Germany, Austria, Estonia, Poland, and Finland – never mind Russia!.  If we want to look outside Europe, then Northeast Asians, who are, so we are told, descended from Asian hunter-gatherers, are sky-high on the collectivist side.

To put it mildly, looking at that chart one cannot see any clear correlation between hunter-gatherer ancestry and individualism.

That is one major problem I have with Der Movement, particularly its Alt Wrong HBD faction. They are so emotionally invested in their theories (hello, Richard Lynn!) that they are not willing or able to deal with contrary data. The whole Popperian scientific method is foreign to them; instead, they are highly Kuhnian indeed.  They have their paradigm, and they’ll continue making up ad hoc explanations for poor data fits until the whole intellectual edifice collapses.

Isn’t it better to refine – or change – the paradigm before that happens?  Isn’t it better not to wait for anti-White leftists to point out the obvious flaws?  Isn’t it better to first listen to rightists who repeatedly warn you that there are serious flaws in your paradigm?  If you have scientifically valid explanations, then give them?  Just repeating the same things over and over again does not address the issues at hand.

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Der Movement in Der News, 2/7/17

Several items, the last one being the most important.

Reynolds on free speech.

That’s all good.  And I’ve hears Mr. Dilbert is cutting Berkley off – Whites should put their money where the mouth is; that’s good as well.  But, you know, God Emperor Trump – Roissy’s wet dream – is now President and he as the power to take action in this direction.   But so far it seems he’s more interested in tweeting about SNL and Celebrity Apprentice. We must have our priorities!

A good movie review.  Indeed, I remember some Negro activist on a PBS news program openly scoffing that anyone ever did actually land on the moon (sort of like Der Movement’s conspiracy theorists) – enraging a White astronaut (Aldrin?) who was also a guest.

I don’t want Iranians in Der Movement, but I also don’t want the typically stupid “movement” dogma either.  Take a look at this nonsense from AltRight.com:

That Iranians could in any way contribute to Western civilisation is simply not true. In Sweden, their overrepresentation in crimes such as gang rape, the drug trade, murders and assaults are profound. They are parasiting on a host civilisation they cannot aspire to ever embed themselves in. The avg IQ of Iran is 85 vs the European avg IQ of 100. Any claims of close genetic relationship must also be disputed, the typical Iranian DNA contains large amount of sub-saharan haplogroups, something which led to the medieval Persian reversal after the extensive sexual mating with black slaves, and since it has been a culture in apathy and permanent decline. They are just a bunch of mongrels. President Trump’s branding of Iran as enemies to the USA and Western world at large is apt and to the point. Altright should endorse this view point and disengage from this sandmonkey,

Where did that “IQ score” come from – Tricky Dick’s “work?”  If Iran really had an average IQ of 85, we wouldn’t be worried about them developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.  And don’t give me the “outliers on the bell curve” nonsense – do any of Der Movement’s Nutzis believe that “American” Negroes, on their own, could develop ballistic missiles and atom bombs?  Please.  Now, true, Iranians obviously aren’t as bright as North Koreans (“muh HBD”) – the Koreans were able to develop plutonium implosion bombs (technically more difficult but easier to obtain the fissile material), while the Iranians are seemingly stuck trying to develop the technically simpler uranium gun bombs, which require the purification of high grade U235 – all those centrifuges and the like. But, hey, as the HBDers tell us, we all can’t be as big-brained as dem dere Northeast Asians.  This whole idea of past Aryan glories ruined by “Black admixture” leading to absurdly low IQs is another of Der Movement’s Ostara-like fantasies.  I don’t believe Iran has an IQ of 85, and I don’t believe that they were ever “Aryans” as Der Movement envisions them (e.g., Dolph Lundgren as Cyrus the Great).  

The issue with Iranians is not with their IQ or haplogroups or anything else like that – it is instead that they are a NEC people from Asia that have been enemies of Europe since the time of Ancient Greece.  They are not only not “us” but have actually been historically opposed to us; indeed, Stoddard identified Iran as the spiritual center of “Brown Man’s Land” – an identification with merit. Who are, after all (stupidity such as the comment above aside), the most intelligent, most militant, and most technically capable of the NECs?  The answer is obvious.  The long-term solution is the same as for “Yellow Man’s Land” – peaceful coexistence and peaceful competition.  The various Civilizations can progress in parallel and each can achieve its own specific destiny.

But this goes back to the whole madness of having a representative of this anti-European people rising high in the councils of the Alt Right.  And this is a perfect example of why I’m not a fan of the Alt Right, and why I object in the strongest possible terms to any identification of White nationalism “being the Alt Right.”  White racial nationalism cannot be held hostage to the whims and poor judgment of the Pepe-Kek-Undercut-Millennial snark crowd.  To the extent that the Alt Right is its own separate group/groupuscule, I don’t care what they do.  But you know that’s not the case.  They have delusions of grandeur and illusions of subsuming the totality of (at least American) White racial nationalism, and the general public shares the perception of those illusions.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon non-Alt Right WNs to speak out against Alt Right error for as long as the idea is peddled – by both Right and Left – that the Alt Right and WN are synonymous.

Nick Dean is Right

An intelligent comment on TOO…will wonders never cease.

Nick Dean

August 5, 2016 – 1:56 pm | Permalink

They are not automatically on our side who just admit we’re right about something. Something could be anything.

Lynn’s brand of HBD is a fraud, as a wise blogger has pointed out. We want to preserve our OWN biodiversity. The Jewish authored HBD ideas that eliminate biodiversity as such from discussion, but prioritize behavioural diversity are a threat, not a friend.
I mean, it’s McInnes, ffs!

Nick Dean – 100% correct.

As stated here many times, HBD is a political movement. Now, I sometimes engage in a bit of hyperbole, and say that HBD “wants to enslave Whites to their Jewish and Asiatic masters.”
The reality is close to that though.
HBD is all about co-opting racial science and genuine race realism in the service of Jewish and East Asian – also also South Asian – interests. HBDers aim at aracial cognitive elitism, with a favored objective of an admixed Jeurasian elite, consisting of higher-IQ Whites, Jews, and Asians. Racial nationalism is opposed and Salterism attacked; anything that elevates race and kinship over IQ is considered anathema.
That isn’t anything any real racial nationalist would, or should, want to have anything to do with.

Against Lynn: First RLP Blog Post Reproduced Here

Answering Amren lies.

I see that Lynn has been defending his Italian IQ nonsense against Unz, which found its way on Amren in August 2012 – Amren of course always being willing to attack gentile white ethnics while being hysterically reticent to feature anything even remotely negative about Jews. Lynn’s understanding of population genetics and racial history is very poor, and features outrageous cherry-picking and misinterpretation of single locus data, along with a reliance on studies from the mid-1990s, along with the false claim that published findings agree with his Kempian cartoon-like imaginative “history.” Reality can be better observed with this more recent autosomal work, which is by Northern Italian authors who themselves use Lynnian rhetoric, but show data not compatible with Lynn’s misinterpretations and distortions. See here.

It is clear that Northern Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Northern and Western Europeans. Central Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Northern Italians and Southern Italians have less of the Northern European-like component and more of the Near Eastern-like component than do Central Italians. This in fact shows a very clear cline of gene frequencies, similar to what has already been shown by Novembre and colleagues (as well as others since then) – genes vary with geography. Looking at the data, it is clear that the three Italian groups are much more similar to each other than any are to the Northern and Western Europeans to the left or the Middle/Near Eastern and North African groups to the right. The relatively small differences are in the proportions of the genetic components and, again, it is clear that despite the differences, the Italian groups are remarkably similar to each other. Fst data from the same work support this; as is expected from clinal differences, Southern Italians are a bit closer to the Middle/Near East than are Northern Italians, but again, all Italian groups are very close to one another, and Southern Italians are genetically closer to Northern and Western European populations like CEU and French than to the Middle Easterners. 

Given the relatively small differences among Italian groups (looking at the data and not the breathless writing in the aforementioned manuscript), it would seem that if “low-IQ” Southern Italians are substantially “admixed” with Middle Easterners and North Africans, then the “high-IQ” Northern Italians are as well, albeit to a slightly lesser extent. But one does not need to invoke modern admixture to account for the bulk of these intra-European differences. This work [UPDATED NOTE: no longer online] suggests the possibility that Southern Europeans are predominantly of Neolithic European “farmer” origin and that Northern Europeans are a mix of that and earlier Mesolithic peoples, who had some affinities with East Asians.

From that work, the authors make the following conclusions about the overall genetic history of Europe:

1. The arrival of Neolithic farmers probably from the Middle East.

2. Nearly complete replacement of the indigenous Mesolithic southern European populations by Neolithic migrants, and admixture between the Neolithic farmers and the indigenous Europeans in the north.

3. Substantial population movement into Spain occurring around the same time as the archaeologically attested Bell-Beaker phenomenon (HARRISON, 1980).

 4. Subsequent mating between peoples of neighboring regions, resulting in isolation-by-distance (LAO et al., 2008; NOVEMBRE et al., 2008). This tended to smooth out population structurethat existed 4,000 years ago.


Thus: increased “Middle Eastern” Neolithic ancestry in Southern Europe, decreasing in a cline going northwards, and “isolation-by-distance” creating the smoother clines of gene frequencies observed in Europe today, and which are clearly shown in the Italian genetic data.

Now, one could argue that the Eurasian Mesolithic hunter gatherers were under greater selective pressure for intelligence, and, hence, populations with greater Mesolithic origin have higher IQs than the more Neolithic European groups. But there’s no need to invoke a mass, widespread historical admixture with modern Middle/Near Eastern and/or North African populations. Southern Italy no doubt has a bit more such modern admixture than Northern Italy, but the levels are small and cannot be invoked to explain Lynn’s purported IQ differences. Most of the genetic differences within Europe were likely in place by the end of the Neolithic.

With respect to the IQ issue, Lynn’s reliance on achievement tests and self-administered online IQ tests is laughable. gloaded IQ testing has shown that Sicilian children did not have lower IQs than Northern Italian children. Another group mentioned in the same link, using a cognitive assessment test, found IQs of 100.5, 101.2, and 103.1 in Northern, Central and Southern Italy, respectively. That’s not the final word on the subject, and it may well be possible that Northern Italians, with greater Mesolithic origins, do have a bit higher IQ than Southern Italians. But that has to be established via careful IQ testing, not Lynn’s bizarre use of non-g tests and online self-administered test data.  It’s unlikely that when the “dust settles” that Lynn’s conclusion of a 2/3 of a SD difference in IQ between Northern and Southern Italy will hold.  Lynn’s dogmatic and close-minded insistence on his original IQ claims, and the fanciful ancestry tales spun around those claims, does not reflect well on his commitment to serious academic scholarship.


But that’s to be expected from someone who “estimates” Irish IQ by averaging results from one test given to Irish children, with scores in the high 80s, and a different test given to Irish adults, with scores in the high 90s – giving an “average” in the low 90s. The almost comical absurdity of this – which may pass as “scholarly” in the oxymoronic “social sciences” – doesn’t past muster in real science, where averaging can be done only on real replicates.  You cannot average completely disparate data sets!

How would Lynn measure racial differences in running speed I wonder? Average Olympic sprinting times with that of five year olds running potato sack races in Kindergarten? The responsible approach to the Irish IQ data would be to attempt to evaluate why the findings were so different and which are more accurate. Even better – give the same standardized test to both Irish children and adults. But, no. As long as the “estimated” score falls into a preconceived notion of an IQ-GDP/achievement correlation, there’s no need to seek the truth. It’s all a shame, since the study of racial differences in intelligence and behavior is important, and needs to be carefully examined by real scientists, not by biased, addled ideological demagogues, who are “enabled” in their shocking pseudoscience by a cheering section with a vested interest in the “findings” thus generated.   IQ fetishists on the right and IQ deniers on the left are two peas in a pod. Neither deal in real science and scholarship.

Lynn’s Method of Pseudoscience

In seven easy steps.

1. You come up with a hypothesis, such as the idea that GDP varies with IQ, and that there is a casual relationship so that national IQ determines national GDP (and other measures of national success and productivity).
2. Instead of being a proper scientist and viewing your hypothesis with skepticism, and attempting to falsify the hypothesis, you instead desperately try to find data points to support your hypothesis, including cherry picking data and “estimating” (i.e., fabricating) IQ scores based on some achievement test data (tests that are not necessarily g-loaded and tests that Asians are known to cheat on).
3. In order to explain the ludicrously low IQs “estimated” in this fashion, you invent “intermediate racial clines” in European populations, based upon laughably misinterpreted single locus data and/or outdated studies, while openly ignoring the established fact that autosomal DNA studies irrefutably reject the idea that the relevant populations are some sort of “intermediate racial cline” significantly different from other “non-intermediate” European populations (including those in the same nation state).  The data instead show the usual, known gradual genetic clines that exist within Europe along the North-South and East-West axes, so that there are gradual and proportional shifts in ancestry proportions moving along, for example, the North-South axis of of the Italian state.  Thus, S. Italians are slightly “less Northern European” and slightly “more Near Eastern” than are N. Italians, but are hardly some sort of mid-way, intermediate racial cline spanning between N. Italians and Near Eastern/North African populations.  In the same manner, one would not label Russians and Finns as “intermediate racial clines” between Europeans and Asians, just because they are a (small) bit “more Asian” than are NW European Celto-Germanic populations. Gradual genetic clines and low levels of admixture exist across Europe, and these do not define intermediate populations with IQs marginally higher than that of American Negroes.
4. You then ignore, or spin away, actual IQ data that completely refute the “estimates” you’ve “calculated.”  After all, your “estimates” fall neatly on a linear regression of IQ-GDP (actually, correlation, but since you assume causation, it’s akin to a [invented] linear regression), while the real IQ data present a more complicated and nuanced story.  So the real data must be “wrong.”

5. Instead of admitting that you are wrong, or even just admitting the possibility of being wrong, you double down on your errors, obstinately defending data and explanations that do not, and cannot, support your hypothesis.
6. Then someone on The Mankind Quarterly advisory board writes a fawning review of your work, with the interesting fact that you yourself are the Assistant Editor of the journal reviewing your own work (no conflict of interest there, certainly).  That review is then breathlessly reproduced at a pro-Jewish “racialist” site (that has previously described its viewpoint as “yellow supremacist”), despite the fact that site knows full well that the work is highly controversial and is hardly supported by iron-clad facts.
7. The most charitable explanation of all this is that Lynn is emotionally invested in his hypothesis, and identifies his entire career and his professional reputation (such as it is) on that hypothesis and its supporting theories being correct.  Therefore, he’ll refuse to accept the overwhelming evidence of being wrong (particularly on the population genetics data, about which there is no doubt), and he’ll be enabled in his pseudoscience by HBDers and Nutzis.

More Amren Lies on Lynn’s Pseudoscientific Fraud

Amren is an embarrassment.

In the last edition, the Balkan countries were shown to have lower IQs than Western Europe. Lynn argues that they are clines, reflecting genetic admixture with peoples from the Near East, where the IQs are in the range of approximately 90 (Turkey), 87 (Lebanon) and 83 (Syria) and hence the peoples of the southern Balkans are a mixed race cline of European and Near-Eastern populations with IQs intermediate between the two peoples.


Absolute retardation. Note the word “hence.” Essentially, the senile fool is saying that admixture exists because his “estimated” IQ scores are in between the populations – as if (falsified) IQ score differences prove (or determine?) a “racial cline.” There is absolutely no evidence for any such cline, assuming that Lynn is not so absolutely stupid to confuse Neolithic farmer ancestry with modern Near Eastern ancestry – particularly stupid since varying degrees of Neolithic ancestry is found throughout Europe. Thus, the groups that Lynn calls “European” have the same ancestry (to a lesser degree) as the others. Even if all of this is true, one thing does not necessarily cause another. Even IF the IQ scores were intermediate between two populations does not mean that the population with those scores are genetically/racially intermediate between the other two populations.

Likewise, in the last edition, Lynn noted that Portugal’s IQ was significantly lower than other Western European countries, something he put down to Early Modern African slaves, an issue which was not a factor in Spain, for example.

So, the retard is arguing that the admixture exists in Portugal, but not at all in Spain? What about the “North African” admixture (which carries some sub-Saharan genes)? Lynn is a pathetic joke.

In this edition, it is shown that the IQ in the far south of Western Europe is, in general, significantly below 100.

That is not true.

In Sicily and in the South of mainland Italy it is 90, and in southern Spain it is 95.5.

That’s from Lynn’s “estimates.” However, as discussed previously at this blog, there is ZERO real evidence for these IQ scores based on actual IQ data. ZERO. There are data that the IQs throughout Italy are similar, and there is also data that IQs in the south may be higher.

Lynn argues that the populations here are a European-North African cline, so the IQ is intermediate between Europe and North Africa.


What an idiot. North African input here is maybe, at most, at the level of ~ 5% at most, which is not, as Lynn implies, some sort of half-way intermediate admixed cline. That low level of admixture is not reasonably plausible as a possible source of depressing IQ to the absurdly low levels that Lynn “estimates.” In reality, the Mediterranean Sea has been an effective genetic barrier. Those Southern European populations are NOT “racial clines.” They are European populations with low levels of “exotic admixture” at levels comparable to admixture (of varying types/origins) found in different parts of Europe.

He quotes many expert sources–often verbatim and at length–to back up these interpretations and also substantiates his interpretation with gene frequency data.

Expert sources? The sources linked in his published papers were laughable and his interpretations of population genetics were comical, cherry picked nonsense. Again: there is ZERO evidence that actual IQ in Southern Europe is as low as Lynn asserts, and there is ZERO evidence that these populations are some sort of heavily admixed “racial cline.” Admixture exists throughout Europe at low levels; but of course, an Asiaphile like Lynn would consider East Asian admixture is a positive thin (boosting IQ, I suppose). The autosomal data linked in this post do not support the implication of a heavily admixed “cline” radically different from other parts of Italy or Spain. The differences are relatively minor and consistent with the “genes mirror geography” gradual clines found tthroughout Europe as a whole. Does this image suggest any sort of radical “racial cline” within Italy (North-Central-South)?


That Amren is still pushing Lynnian crap (while they still kowtow to Jews) tells you all you need to know about the destructive stupidity, mendacity, and cowardice of the conservative-HBD faction of Der Movement. Pushing outright LIES and pseudoscientific distortions – a complete embarrassment. Interesting how Jews have to be treated with “kid gloves” for political expediency, but White gentile ethnics can be lied about with impunity. The truth about Jews must be covered up, while fantastic inventions about dagoes must be promoted. I can’t seem to remember that Jefferson quote suggesting we need to lie to protect non-European peoples, yet promote falsehoods about Europeans.


Even AFTER Lynn has been refuted on these issues, Amren still promotes these lies. Amren seems emotionally beholden toward lying to their readers. Amren is pitiful – part of the problem, not the solution. 

Breezy Gets It Right For Once

But what about the HBDers?


Also, remind me again (*) why Chancellor Merkel has been financially pounding hell out Greece, which, for all its sins, is part of the European Union, while cozying up to and inviting into the E.U. Turkey, which is not? 

I have this weird notion that the European Union would be more popular with Europeans if it tried harder to benefit Europeans than non-Europeans in, say, West Asia.

Breezy is correct. But look at it this way. For the likes of Merkel and other Superiors, Turks are wonderfully sweet Asiatics – and we must all grovel and prostrate ourselves before the Altar of Asia – while Greeks are, well, you know….
*Yes, but remind me again why HBDers worship at the Altar of Asia while spewing hate toward particular European ethnies, up to and including fabricating “estimated IQ scores” while actually ignoring real ones?