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suspicious matt

hbd bibliography
– jayman’s hbd fundamentals

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  1. Typical. “Let’s not look at the science. Let’s mind-read the motives of our opponents.”

    Just for entertainment, though it is preaching to the choir: In my field, when people repeatedly pretend to have a Motive-o-meter, we suspect a defense mechanism called Projection.

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  2. something i’ve noticed is that instead of responding to the individual things you’re saying, they dismiss you entirely because you seem to belong to a group they dislike. Maybe it would be better not to use the term or the acronym hbd – if you don’t identify with a group then you’re harder to dismiss. just present the evidence on its own.

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  3. Just tell him. “Nobody. Unlike the media and mainstream opinion columnists, we are not trying to fool anybody.”

    At this point, the real question is, who do they think they are fooling?

    Or you could just be nice and tell him that you have to call it something, and you’d be willing to take any suggestions offered in good faith.

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  4. Who do the human biodiversity people think they’re fooling with that euphemism? After all, fooling people is OUR job. See Scientists Measure the Accuracy of a Racism ClaimStephen Jay Gould, Richard Lewontin, Ashley Montagu (né Israel Ehrenberg), Steven Rose, et al. Here’s Rose conducting science in a way Yglesias would approve:

    In 1980, the manuscript of the monograph Psychogenetik (Weiss 1982a) was complete. Now some fierce dogmatists were discovering that a cuckoo’s egg had been laid in the nest of socialism. One example: S. Rose asked his East German colleague, the professor of neurochemistry D. Biesold at the Karl-Marx-University of Leipzig (personal communication by Biesold), whether there was no means of stopping further publications by Weiss, because such publications printed in a socialist country were particularly disadvantageous to the propaganda of the Radical Left in the Western world. …”

    Rose’s wish appears to have been the East German Communists’ command:

    “[A]t the end of the year 1982 [Walter] Friedrich [director of the Central Institute of Youth Research in Leipzig] sought and obtained the backing of high-ranking officials of the Communist Party and all further research in psychogenetics in East Germany came to an end.”

    James D. Watson: Broken By The PC Inquisition, Betrayed By The Righteous Right

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  5. “Who do those Commies think they’re fooling with that Progressive euphemism?” is an equally statement Yglesias would hopefully understand the stupidity of.

    Whether Yglesias likes it or not, the HBD community is not just some existing group under a new name, but really are a community of (mainly amateur) people who tinker with theories about how different breeding populations of humans have undergone different evolutionary dynamics and have different means, variations and distribution shapes of difference in various traits.

    That really is not an exact match with any other community or group and is a new thing.

    And yes, it often entertains the idea that different group stereotypes (sometimes of dubious genetic reality) could be potentially genetic and the result of evolutionary dynamics.

    A lot of this stuff, obviously, is not going to pan out. A lot (even all) of these theories are ultimately going to be wrong. A lot of us don’t know enough about any of this to even begin making correct predictions. Still not a waste of time, nor harmful.

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  6. Who do we think we’re fooling? Well, it’s probably not the same people he’s fooling when he calls himself an “intellectual”…

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  7. If the black population of New York, LA and DC (where the liberal media live) were shrinking and the liberal media were covering up the reasons why this was happening because they wanted the black population of New York, LA and DC to shrink because that’s where the liberal media live then any attempt by the liberal media to claim to be anti-racist would obviously be massively hypocritical and completely bogus.

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  8. @grey – “…then any attempt by the liberal media to claim to be anti-racist would obviously be massively hypocritical and completely bogus.”

    yeah … i really don’t think it’s possible to over-estimate the power of self-deception (and, of course, plain old deception).

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  9. When Yglesias is dismissing the paleo diet as “nonsense science,” he firmly believes that our species evolved quickly: “major changes… can appear over a time as short as, or even shorter than… 10,000 years.”

    He declines to apply this principle to, say, sub-Saharan Africans and Europeans, who evolved in reproductive isolation for 60,000+ years. To Yglesias, “of course” that sort of thinking “is shot through with racism.”

    Back to the hive, Yglesias-drone.

    (here)

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  10. @karl – “When Yglesias is dismissing the paleo diet as ‘nonsense science,’ he firmly believes that our species evolved quickly: ‘major changes… can appear over a time as short as, or even shorter than… 10,000 years.’ He declines to apply this principle to, say, sub-Saharan Africans and Europeans, who evolved in reproductive isolation for 60,000+ years.”

    heh! humans are so funny. (~_^)

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  11. He did. He then post-profiled them by noticing their vibrancy, and compounded his hate crime by publishing that information, thereby inflicting massive damage to vibrant self-esteem. The SPLC is on the case.

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  12. Uh, .Matt, you promote diversity itself so you acknowledge the variety of the human species. Does this mean you don’t think that variety extends to the biological variety that results from natural selection? Or that the biological diversity is a shaper of the cultural diversity? There is nothing “euphemistic” about the term HBD. It’s upfront and it’s accurate.

    “Vibrant,” on the other hand has come to be a euphemism.

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