Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ - Vox


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Charles Murray is once again peddling junk science about race and IQ
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9 hours ago by kejadlen
"Our bottom line is that there is a responsible, scientifically informed alternative to Murrayism: a non-essentialist view of intelligence, a non-deterministic view of behavior genetics, and a view of group differences that avoids oversimplified biology."
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4 days ago by msszczep
Photo taken from , which is worth your time.
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4 days ago by ewout
Professors at UVA, UT Austin, and Michigan debunk Charles Murray on race and IQ:
5 days ago by tptacek
Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during a lecture in March. The talk had to be moved, and a professor hosting Murray was…
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6 days ago by scottsin
In Harris’s view, all of this is simply beyond dispute. Murray’s claims about race and intelligence, however, do not stand up to serious critical or empirical examination. But the main point of this brief piece is not merely to rebut Murray’s conclusions per se — although we will do some of that — but rather to consider the faulty path by which he casually proceeds from a few basic premises to the inflammatory conclusion that IQ differences between groups are likely to be at least partly based on inborn genetic differences. These conclusions, Harris and Murray insist, are disputed only by head-in-the-sand elitists afraid of the policy implications.


(In the interview, Murray says he has modified none of his views since the publication of the book, in 1994; if anything, he says, the evidence for his claims has grown stronger. In fact, the field of intelligence has moved far beyond what Murray has been saying for the past 23 years.)
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8 days ago by perich
Excellent look at the science that got skipped over and ignored in Sam Harris's interview with Charles Murray: https://t.co/My30x1FRB4
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8 days ago by occam98
Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during a lecture in March. The talk had to be moved, and a professor hosting Murray was…
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8 days ago by rolphrecto
the fear in this article is delicious, you can tell that they know that their game is finished
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9 days ago by ejl
Murray casually concludes that group differences in IQ are genetically based. But what of the actual evidence on the question? Murray makes a rhetorical move that is commonly deployed by people supporting his point of view: They stake out the claim that at least some of the difference between racial groups is genetic, and challenge us to defend the claim that none, absolutely zero, of it is. They know that science is not designed for proving absolute negatives, but we will go this far: There is currently no reason at all to think that any significant portion of the IQ differences among socially defined racial groups is genetic in origin.

Here, too briefly, are some facts to ponder — facts that Murray was not challenged to consider by Harris, who holds a PhD in neuroscience, although they are known to most experts in the field of intelligence.
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9 days ago by sampenrose
100g on the inheritability of race
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9 days ago by scritic
Of course is helping racists promote discredited pseudoscience.
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9 days ago by jrosenau
turns out Sam Harris–who warned in '06 France would be 50% Muslim by 2031 (its currently 8%)–peddles racist nonsense
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9 days ago by bokane
turns out Sam Harris–who warned in '06 France would be 50% Muslim by 2031 (its currently 8%)–peddles racist nonsense https://t.co/cJNbN64uNI
– Adam H. Johnson (adamjohnsonNYC) http://twitter.com/adamjohnsonNYC/status/865218366084173827
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9 days ago by kelo
Excellent look at the science that got skipped over and ignored in Sam Harris's interview with Charles Murray:
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9 days ago by lurrel
RT : Sam Harris is an intellectual fraud who peddles racist pseudoscience
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9 days ago by gregbrown
Sam Harris is an intellectual fraud who peddles racist pseudoscience
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9 days ago by matthewog