Scientific honesty: tell the WHOLE truth, nothing hidden: FULLY DISCLOSE weaknesses, alternative explanations, conflicts of interest …

“Blacks have lower income than Whites in the USA. That proves ‘systemic racism’”.

Scientific honesty requires to inform about all weaknesses in this statement.

Scientific honesty1*2 requires full and total disclosure of all relevant issues regarding the theory in discussion.

Dishonesty must be shunned3, deception be taboo. Scientific honesty should be the fundamental rule!

Scientific honesty is not about winning an argument, it is not about using rhetorical or logical trickery to convince someone. Scientific honesty is about honestly finding the truth.4

The following issues must be disclosed honestly

  1. counter-evidence: what runs counter your theory, maybe even invalidates it
  2. unexplainable issues: what cannot be explained by your theory
  3. alternative explanations. What other alternative can explain the observed data
  4. other relevant issues not mentioned above: interesting tidbits
  5. conflicts of interest: you are getting paid by a company that wants to prove its products are good. Or you want to fit in, to continue as a University professor, not be fired, still get grants

“Blacks have lower income than Whites in the USA. That proves ‘systemic racism’”. Scientific honesty requires to inform weaknesses in this statement.

    1. Counter-evidence
      • Blacks in black countries earn a lot less than Blacks who suffer systemic racism, in the USA or Europe
      • Blacks from Africa, Haiti, Caribbean take great risks to come to the US. Blacks, world wide, yearn to suffer from US’ systemic racism.
      • In the USA, Chinese, Koreans, Indians, Jews have more income than whites, in the USA. Do Asians systemically repress whites?
    2. Weaknesses in “systemic racism” hypothesis
      • A valid theory needs to present a test, how it can be falsified5
        • “systemic racism” theory is unfalsifiable6
        • “systemic racism” was a recent invention, a dishonest, desperate attempt to distract from the fact that all other explanations for race differences (like real racism, lower black self esteem etc.) have been disproven,.
        • “Systemic racism” is ill defined, cannot be measured, has never been eliminated
  1. Alternative explanations (race differences) are taboo, but parsimoniously explain the counter-evidence:
    • slightly taboo cultural explanations (environment, “nurture”)
      • cultural: Black culture, taboo of “acting white”, welfare culture and fatherlessness
    • Race difference in average IQ, a totally taboo explanation that parsimoniously explains7 almost everything
      • White IQ= 100,
      • North East Asian Korean, Chinese IQ = 1-5
      • Jewish IQ = 112 (105-115)
      • Sub-Saharan, Haitian Black IQ = 70
      • US Black IQ = 75
    • Unifying nature/nurture: The Nature of Nurture (Plomin) claims that culture (nurture) is an expression of genetic predispositions (nurture).
  2. Other relevant issues: Why are we comparing income of US Blacks with US whites’?  But we omit comparisons of US whites with Danes/Germans/Austrians/Swedes and US Blacks with Haitians, Nigerians, Ugandans?
  3. Conflicts of interest
    • mentioning race differences will be a career destroyer. Mentioning in-born race differences in IQ or criminality is totally taboo. In order to remain in acceptable polite society, genetic race differences must never be mentioned or must be summarily discarded.
    • all publications, utterances, research will be heavily biased against race differences, be it out of deep conviction or fear of consequences for taboo findings

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FOOTNOTES

  1. Honesty: #1 necessity for a modern scientific society

    Scientific Honesty & integrity compromised by PC racism taboo : Truthfulness in science should be
    Age of Enlightenment for Social Sciences Requires Scientific Honesty The Age of Enlightenment

     

    Scientific Honesty & integrity compromised by PC racism taboo:

    Truthfulness in science should be an iron law, not a vague aspiration. One’s personal faith must not interfere with the pursuit of truth; The racism taboo is the root cause for exceptions to our civilization’s customary honesty, frankness and unbiased scientific search for the truth. But #TheTruthIsRacist, races are different

     


  2. It’s virtuous to lie, omit, deceive (about “minority” crime & flaws)… Scientific Honesty & integrity compromised by PC Antiracist dogma Truthfulness in science should be an iron law, not a vague aspiration. One’s personal faith must not interfere with the pursuit of truth

    The Racism Exception to Civilized and Honest Behavior #1: Media We need Scientific Honesty, Sincerity, the #WholeTruth, w/no omissions.
    All scientific results of psychometrics, IQ research, and common sense are thrown out.

  3. Fool me twice, shame on me!

  4. Falsifiability–required by science, abhorred by PC

    Honest scientists must indicate tests that could prove their pet theory false. Unfalsifiable theories cannot be taken seriously. Except by post-modernist junk science. One of


  5. “Diversity is strength” is UNFALSIFIABLE #2 –due to PC speech taboos
    The creed of politically correct egalitarianism is recursively self perpetuating and can never be falsified. Falsifiability–required by science, abhorred by PC   Not permitted to
  6. it is not necessary to discuss if race differences are true, rather, honesty requires to disclose it as a valid theory

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