Category: Richard Lynn’s Pseudoscience

SLC News, 4/17/18

More rightist news and commentary.

A decent video.

One picture is worth a thousand words.

Read this nonsense.

Left to its own devices, science tends ever downward.

Hmmm. What tends ever upward?  I know…gnostic esoteric traditionalism and theosophical scifi/fantasy!

The pyramids of Atlantis were built with psychokinesis!  The Titans are Marching! Ostara!  Ostara!  Kali Yuga!  Guenon!  The men who can’t tell time!  The Age of Tungsten!  HBD!  French Army Surgeon!  The Spectral!  The Spectral! 

The anti-scientific bent of the Right was, is, and remains, an embarrassment.

Yes, science is a tool and is not “on anyone’s side.”  That said, the totality of the current evidence derived from science does in fact strongly support the general viewpoint of White racialism (which is not the same as the specific viewpoints of Der Movement, Inc.).

Why then isn’t science being effectively utilized to support the Far Right position?

1. The Right traditionally (no pun intended) has been hostile to science, derived from reactionary/religious/traditionalist tendencies tied to Rightist thought, tendencies that frown upon the ability of science to trash long-established myths and traditions; the Right hates the transgressive ability of science to cut through established, fossilized memes and get to the facts of the matter. The Right is a socially hostile environment for scientists and the science-minded in general; the Right has been, and continues to be, hostile to empiricism and scientific materialism.  The Far Right has always been more interested in theosophical nonsense, esoteric fantasies, and pseudoscience (e.g., of the HBD or ethnic fetishist varieties) than in genuine hard science.

2. When scientists do (rarely) speak the truth, they get subject to social pricing from the System; there is a reason why “Watsoned” is a verb (originally coined by me and not Sailer).

So, the Left has a monopoly on the scientific enterprise, which they twist for political purposes, while the Right is left gibbering in a corner about Atlantis, Kali Yuga, and Ancient Egypt as a “Nordic Desert Empire.”

Who on the Far Right has a “hard science” background?  Yes, there are academics, but I’m talking about the core STEM fields, at the level of, say, MD or PhD or MD/PhD. Today, insofar as I know, only the “crazy and bitter” Ted Sallis.  In the past, Pierce.  I did know of one STEM college professor in the 90s who was a NA member, and there are possibly some today, but no one I know of who is active, even under a pseudonym.  This absence of STEM in the Far Right is more of an indictment of the Right than it is of STEM.  A “movement” that takes seriously the likes of Jorjani and Kemp, and rants about “the pyramids of Atlantis,” cannot reasonably expect to be an attractive destination for the science-minded. And regards science, I’m talking the authentic variety, not HBD pseudoscience (most of which is peddled by “social science” types anyway).

Speaking of HBD pseudoscience.

The fruits of HBD.

But if Indians aren’t the right choice for merit-based immigration, then who—Chinese? A Chinese friend of mine who recently visited Taiwan told me that Taiwanese are increasingly siding with Mainland China because they want to be on the side of a country growing in wealth and power. This person said trying to talk to them about human rights, freedom, and democracy was like trying to upload a new brain to a robot.
This friend agreed that the combination of an ancient culture and new wealth tends to give both Indians and Chinese an arrogant feeling of superiority—that they have nothing to learn from Americans about individual freedom and democracy. They are here to make money. They don’t want to assimilate and become real Americans.

Never forget: when all is said and done, and one looks at the core consequences of ideas, then HBD is simply a political movement to advantage Asians (including Jews) over Whites.  It is Asian Supremacism.

Donate to the Happy Penguins because of…VennerIs this a new low in tin cup panhandling?

Laugh at this (by the way, more Sailer real estate posting).

What kind of name is “Zasloff?”  

What kind of idiot thinks that Whites – Whites with children at any rate – will “integrate” “vibrant” areas for $10,000?  How about some of these Jewboys show the way?


Stick a Fork In It

The dying Alt Right and Alt Wrong.

Tenold is a Norwegian Leftist journalist who has spent the last six years “embedded” with the National Socialist Movement, KKK groups, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. The result is basically a book about Matt Heimbach, whose grand strategy, at least in its first phase, is to create a coalition of skinhead, Klan, and National Socialist groups under the TWP banner. We’ll never know what phase two is.

Let us understand this completely in all its implications.  A “Leftist journalist” – by definition, an avowed enemy of White racial interests – spent six years (SIX YEARS!) “embedded” within a number of Far Right groups, and then, using this experience and the inside information thus accumulated, wrote an anti-White “hit piece” book about the “movement.”

Friends and readers, Der Movement, Inc. is worse – far, far, worse – than even I ever imagined or ever wrote about.  It’s worse than a mere clownshow – it’s Pennywise of  King’s novel It – it is the embodiment of sickness and evil and all of you Type I scumbags out there – yes, scumbags, if you are one of those people – are fully responsible for enabling this outrageous disaster.

In case there’s any confusion:


Posted March 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

Wait a second – Heimbach actually ALLOWED this guy to hang around for years? He wasn’t undercover or so?

Greg Johnson

Posted March 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

Yes, he allowed this guy to hang around knowing who he is.

And for six years.  SIX YEARS!  I mean, the Hermansson infiltration was a result of ineptness and Nordicist fetishism and the Lewis infiltration was a result of ineptness and movie fetishism, but those, as bad as they were, were inadvertent errors.  This – this! – was intentional, with malice aforethought.

Hailgate, the cringe-inducing fall of Eli Mosley, and now this terrible book — and I am sure many scandals to come — are all predictable results of crawling into bed with the press.

No, Greg, they are the “predictable results” of the inherent flaws in the Alt Right, Alt Wrong, and Big Tent approaches, with only a few of us (mostly I but to some extent Strom as well) questioned and critiqued.  I PREDICTED the problems and downfall of the Alt Right BEFORE these events happened.

So why do they keep doing it? Why are they such promiscuous attention whores?

Years ago, Matt Parrott told me the cynical strategy behind Heimbach’s active press engagement, and I suspect that similar calculations drive Spencer as well. According to Parrott, most people in this movement lack the “self-esteem” and judgment to choose their own leaders. Instead, they allow the press and groups like the SPLC to anoint their leaders for them. Therefore, if one wants to become a White Nationalist leader, one must court the press and the SPLC.

How does one court the press? By giving them what they want, of course. By fulfilling the stereotypes that advance the enemy’s narrative. Thus Heimbach cheerfully incarnates the fat redneck, while Spencer plays the evil WASP snob. Thus Heimbach and Spencer have a symbiotic relationship with the enemy media. The media love Heimbach and Spencer, because they help cast White Nationalism in a negative light, and Heimbach and Spencer love the media because they believe it will elevate them over their rivals in the movement.

Regardless of my disagreements with Johnson, I’ve never doubted his honesty regarding incidents like this, so I do not doubt that Parrott told Johnson something like what is reported here. Whether or not those comments accurately reflect Heimbach’s thinking on the matter I do not know. But let’s assume for the sake of argument that everything Parrott said is correct and that Johnson’s interpretation of it is also correct.

Yes, Johnson’s outrage is therefore justified. The “leaders” here are outrageous.  But who enabled them?  Der Movement’s Type I rank-and-file are primarily responsible, make no doubt about it, the sort of brainless losers who “lack the ‘self-esteem’ and judgment to choose their own leaders…they allow the press and groups like the SPLC to anoint their leaders for them.”  And Heimbach and company are not the only ones who have done this; I can think of past and present “WN 1.0” “leaders” with a symbiotic relationship with the SPLC just as today’s majestically heroic “WN 2.0 leaders” exhibit..

And although I’ll never reveal – much less on a public forum – confidential details of incidents I personally experienced or otherwise know about, just in the broadest and most vague terms, I can say that there is (at least) one incident of which I am aware that a well-known “movement leader” (past or present, it doesn’t matter) did something unpleasant (for which there were legal consequences, but only locally), something that would reflect badly on their character and “turn off” supporters, something that it is virtually 100% certain that the “watchdog groups” knew about, but they (the “watchdogs”) never – not once – publicized it or commented on it in any way.  That certainly raised my eyebrows – a dastardly hater being protected by the “watchdogs.”  Why?

A paranoid interpretation would have been that the “leader” is/was a mole, but I doubt that.  It’s much simpler than that. I believe it was because the “watchdogs” value/valued the individual in the “leadership” role that he has/had.  He is/was inept and useless, so much the better to impede racialist progress.  You wouldn’t want anyone more competent (if you could find one in Der Movement) in charge, would you?  Also, the individual is/was a good bogeyman to scare old rich Jews into making donations to the “watchdogs.”  A symbiotic relationship indeed.

By the way, Greg Johnson is also culpable, for supporting the Alt Right as long as he did, and by dismissing critics such as myself as “crazy and bitter.”

I guess foresight is crazed insanity and good judgment is bitterness, according to all of our fearless leaders.

More to the point: anyone and everyone who thinks that “business as usual” is acceptable for racial activism is complicit in this continuously unfolding disaster.  When will all of you stand up and cry enough?  Stand up like men and take the “movement” away from those who so obviously misuse and abuse it.

The MSU speech only took place under the most extreme difficulty and duress. Once again, outrageous legal challenges were thrown in our path and overcome. Once again, our people were harassed and targeted like criminals as they attempted to peacefully gather for harmless social gatherings. Private venues were threatened and shut down. Mobs of armed anarchists, openly chanting about “punching Nazis” as they burned American flags, were allowed to attack our people with impunity as the police stood by and watched.

This time, the establishment cleverly targeted our strongest legal advocates before they moved in for the kill. With our lawfare defenses down, the police were free to let the antifa horde attack our people in what has been called another “mini-Charlottesville.”

We were promised a secure parking area and that our ticket-holding event attendees would be protected into and out of the auditorium. Instead, our people were led by police directly into a communist trap. Our people were told by campus police they had to march through the horde of masked thugs to reach the venue.

Why did these people think that any of these promises would be honored?  Haven’t they learned their lesson from previous fiascos? Why are they so naive?

Richard Lynn does not represent “objective science.”  Lynn is a charlatan, a pseudoscientist, an HBDer who grovels to the Altar of Asia.

He should not be stripped of any title for political reasons; instead he should simply be mocked or ignored as the pathetic fraud that he is. If nothing else, his laughable method for “estimating” Irish IQ – averaging completely disparate data sets to achieve a finding that “just happens to” correlate with GDP – should forever disqualify him from being in any way associated with “objective science.”  Non-scientists may shrug at that and say “so what?” but authentic scientists would be shocked at Lynn’s clumsy incompetence (assuming it is merely incompetence).

One can only imagine the tearful hysterical praise that will spew forth from Der Movement when the doddering decrepit Lynn finally drops dead. It will outstrip that for Phil “French Army Surgeon” Rushton, and far outstrip the minimal whimpers for Chris “Yellow Fever” Brand. On a related note, one wonders which HBD retard was “Hippocrates” of Amren?  Rushton?  Brand?  Or someone unfortunately still living like Hart?  A more minor figure?  We also can’t put it past Lynn to praise his own work pseudononymously, or for one of his collaborators to do so.  Given that the HBDers are for the most open and public figure, the pseudonymous aspect of “Hippocrates” raises questions about potential conflicts of interest.  

The pathetic sniggering Eurotrash retardates of the Europa Weekly podcast, ultra-fetishists with sweaty obsessions, can take a look at this reasonable summary of genetic data.  And for their viewing pleasure is an example of an Afrowop hook nose – individual on the left.  No, wait….

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.

Debunking the Chinese Mother

Reproduced and updated from Richard Lynn’s Pseudoscience.

Previously, I investigated the Wikipedia claim that Asian-looking, ostensibly White, gay celebrity David Bromstad has a “Chinese mother.” I concluded that there was no evidence to back up that claim, and I then presented the genealogical information on the Bromstad family that I was able to find online. As of today, the “Chinese mother” assertion has been edited out of Wikipedia (not by me). Regardless of what future machinations are done at that page, more comprehensive information on David Bromstad’s family tree is found here:

Eurasian Rumor Debunked  

There has been speculation and rumor on the internet that David Bromstad is part Asian. The truth is, he has no immediate Asian or Eurasian ancestry. His paternal ancestors are Norwegian and his maternal ancestors are German and Swedish.  

Paternal Family – His father is full Norwegian. David’s grandfather Joseph Bromstad was the son of Norwegian immigrants. David’s great-grandfather David Espeseth was the son of 2 Norwegian immigrants. David’s great-grandmother Gina Emilia Rud was born of a Norwegian immigrant and an Iowa-born Norwegian.  

Maternal Family – His mother is 1/2 Swedish and 1/2 German. David’s 2nd great-grandfather John A. F. Krueger was born of 2 German immigrants. John’s 2nd great-grandmother Frederika Emilie Wolf was born of 2 German immigrants. David’s 2nd great-granfather Emil Leonard Leff was born of 2 Swedish immigrants, and his 2nd great grandmother Selma Kristina Ericson was born in Sweden.

That is entirely consistent with the information I uncovered several weeks ago. Of course, the scientific method requires an open mind and a willingness to change opinions once new facts become known.  Thus, I’m not going to say that the “Chinese mother” is 100% permanently debunked for all time, but it is reasonable to say that, given current evidence, the “Chinese mother” assertion is practically debunked and exposed as factually incorrect. All available evidence – including Bromstad’s own assertion that “I’m half-Norwegian” – supports the ancestry described above. Given that there is no available evidence anywhere supporting a “Chinese mother,” one can also reasonably conclude that the “Chinese mother” edit was an intentional fabrication. The question: why?  Chinamen or real Hapas wanting to claim Bromstad as one of their own? Unlikely. More likely is that someone didn’t want Bromstad’s phenotype associated with his actual ancestry, and hoped that convincing people that he had a “Chinese mother” would resolve the issue.  

Update:  It is clear at this point that there is NO “Chinese mother” and the whole thing is a lie. As to why, I think it most likely that the “movement” is somehow involved, for the reason cited above.

Mothballing RLP Blog

Time to move on.
A while back, I stated running several blogs at the same tine was inefficient and one eventually would have to go.  Therefore, in order to concentrate more on EGI Notes as well as Western Destiny (which hasn’t had much activity), I am “mothballing” Richard Lynn’s Pseudoscience which, while humorous, was not a serious analysis of what’s going on.
If we are in “unprecedented territory” with current events, I should take my own advice and be as serious as I expect the “movement” to be.

Sane Dane

Some sense.

A Danish commentator, posting on the thread of the recent article by anti-White activist Durocher, makes some sensible points:

The big role mafia plays in Italy, suggests a weaker ethnocentrism to me. 

I agree.  As I have written before, amoral familism is NOT ethnocentrism, more of its opposite.  Low investment in collective social goods, a pitiful military performance in 20th century history, a lack of interest in ethnic improvement (see the reaction to Rienzi and Mussolini) – all of that indicates low ethnocentrism in Italy, coupled to hedonistic individualism and amoral familism.

The many Danes joining the SS wiking and the Finnish Resistance during ww2 was not only motivated by fear of the soviets, but racial solidarity too. How would a whole nation like Germany be swayed by NS if it didn’t hold a strong sense of ethnocentrism to begin with?

Exactly.  But don’t make these points to the HBD/TOO/Hajnal line/northern hunter-gatherers explain everything crowd. They have their dogma and reality must fit into their theory, not the other way around.

I´m not so persuaded by the idea that ethnocentrism is lower in the north, only that particular genetically based moralist survival mechanisms (trust) has rendered us more vulnerable to manipulation of our mechanical religious instincts.

Maybe.  I’d like to see more evidence on the trust issue.  But I have written on these topics before, speculating that the greater genetic heterogeneity in swarthoid nations selected against trust and investment in social goods (with physical appearance being a practical proxy for genotype) – if you are not that related (relatively speaking) to your co-ethnics, why invest in them rather than in your family, where kinship is more definite?  To put it crudely, why should a wop who looks like Giuliani invest in a wop who looks like Bin Laden?