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Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis

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Richard Lynn, one of the leading researchers on intelligence and personality and the author of several major books on IQ and personality research, summarizes in this landmark work what one scholar has described as “the definitive study of race differences in intelligence.” Since 1977, Richard Lynn has blazed a pioneering trail of research on racial differences in IQ. In pr ...more
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published March 30th 2006 by Washington Summit Publishers
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Friedrich Mencken
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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A horrible book for people who are emotionally convinced that there are no genetic basis for racial differences in intelligence as ”the consistency of all the racial differences in so many different nations, in the development of early and later civilizations, and the high heritability of intelligence wherever it has been investigated, all need to be considered in terms of Popper`s (1995) theory of the logic of scientific explanations. This states that a scientific theory generates predictions t ...more
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Dec 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
Richard Lynn analyzes the results of over 500 published studies that span ten population groups—races and sub-races worldwide—. This comprehensive review of worldwide racial differences of general intelligence explores the formation of races, meaning of intelligence, validity of race differences in IQ, environmental and genetic correlates of intelligence, the relationship between brain size and intelligence, the evolution of racial differences in intelligence, and the factor of racial hybrids. L ...more
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What Pauli called "not even wrong", Gould called "just-so stories", and Feynman called "cargo cult science". It's an excellent example of how using metrics with internally variable definitions allows you to conclude whatever the hell you want.
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British Professor Emeritus of Psychology, who is known for his views on racial and ethnic differences.

Lynn was educated at Cambridge University. He has worked as lecturer in psychology at the University of Exeter, and as professor of psychology at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, and at the University of Ulster at Coleraine.

Most of his books are about the differences of IQ betw
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