lulz!

ha! well here’s the funniest thing i read all week! (^_^)

thanks for the laughs, james g.! when you put it that way, the whole conversation does sound a bit ridiculous. (~_^)

(and i am TOTALLY gonna change my name to hbd mistress! (^_^) )

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  1. HBD Mistress commands a lot more respect than Bryan Klingerson and Matthew Egregious.

    But I do think that HBD suffers from what Moldbug describes as “scientism”, i.e. imbuing all kinds of statistics and uncontrolled experiments with an authoritativeness they ought not possess.

    I don’t think Lynn’s IQ data is particularly strong evidence of real intelligence differences – unlike e.g. persistent negro underachievement and Jewish overachievement in life in general.

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  2. @james g – “HBD Mistress commands a lot more respect than Bryan Klingerson and Matthew Egregious.”

    of COURSE i command more respect than those other bloggers. only bad little boys would not respect the hbd mistress, and you know what happens to bad little boys…. (~_^)

    (ok, ok — enough of that sort of silliness!)

    @james g – “But I do think that HBD suffers from what Moldbug describes as ‘scientism’, i.e. imbuing all kinds of statistics and uncontrolled experiments with an authoritativeness they ought not possess.”

    well, lots of stuff on this blog should be taken with many grains of salt, of course. (it’s a blog!) for instance, i don’t take wordsum scores 100% seriously, and neither should anybody else. there are lots o’ problems with the wordsum tests (it’s only TEN words, after all!) which many commenters have pointed out here on this blog and elsewhere over the last few days. otoh, wordsum does kinda/sorta correlate in an ok way with iq scores — and since, in many cases, they’re all we’ve got, they’re fun to play around with. and can be considered good-ish indicators of what’s going on out there.

    however, i certainly would never, like ron is doing, conclude that wordsum scores + a handful of iq tests from the early twentieth century + some anecdotal evidence confirmed my hypothesis to any sort of degree! i don’t conclude that they disprove his theory, either.

    hbd blogs are fun places to brainstorm about ideas about human biodiversity. it’s better to work with data than no data at all, but of course we should all be aware of the limitations of said data.

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