Taboo to Discuss Taboo about Race-and-IQ-Research

Investigating links between race, IQ and genes has long been anathema; Carl’s case suggests that it is now anathema even to ask whether those investigations should be forbidden. And I seemed to be proving that it is anathema to ask whether it should be anathema to ask [WaPo]

 Researchers must be allowed to discuss the relationship between “race” and “intelligence [How Stifling Debate Around Race, Genes and IQ Can Do Harm, Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2018] say Noah Carl, a 28 year-old sociologist at Britain’s University of Cambridge, in a high-impact journal. [Source: Noah Carl | Vdare]

No. Noah Carl, you are not even allowed to discuss the legitimacy of the research gag order.

Who should decide what topics should be off limits| Washington Post

How INSINCERE and DISHONEST.  Our understanding of science is that there should be NOTHING off limits. It has been decided long ago.

Exceptions usually don’t apply to research but only to to journalistic publication (libel, intellectual property, instructions how to build chemical and biological weapons). We will write about other exceptions later.

As shows, in our media and society the Truth is not permissible.

The science gag order is a logical consequence of our other gag orders 1

Noah Carl, a young British social scientist, stands accused of peddling “racist pseudoscience.” And as I discovered, even asking whether the accusation is true invites the same sort of unwelcome attention.[…]

Oh DISHONESTY. Taboo scientific argument is called “racist pseudoscience”. `The “pseudoscience” cannot be disproven, just slandered.

That is not, critics of the open letter said, how academia should work. Jonathan Haidt, a research psychologist at New York University, told me, “Academic norms are very clear, which is that you’re supposed to rebut arguments; you don’t use guilt-by-association.” […]

But there is a scientific mob that is so brainwashed, scared, or ignorant, that they ally with the politically correct anti-science to call real science “pseudoscience”.  Nobel winner James Watson, top 20 most influential Americans of all times, top 100 Person of all times, was socially and scientifically destroyed for a well meaning comment about race differences.2

Hundreds of academics have signed an open letter about Carl’s work, calling on his employers to publicly disassociate themselves from his research and investigate his appointment to a Cambridge University fellowship. The letter, released earlier this month, cited Carl’s attendance at a much-criticized conference on intelligence in London, but it didn’t go into detail about his research. [Source: WaPo]

Of course, if the most prestigious Scientist of the 20th century was destroyed, which other scientist can oppose the prevailing dogma? This world can only be changed by thousands starting a united Truth Revolt: Defy gag orders, tell truth 3

Carl’s published papers address sensitive subjects such as Islamist terrorism and immigration. More provocatively still, he has argued in favor of researching race and IQ. But since the open letter didn’t cite specifics, defenders of Carl’s academic freedom could only guess at what had provoked it. [Source:WaPo]

Oh insincerity. It is “provocative” to  argue in favor of researching an extremely relevant topic. So relevant it can be argued Racism Saves Lives, Freedom of Speech, Banks, the World Economy. 4 5 6Are we back to the anti-scientific mystical religious middle ages?

I wrote to signatories asking for more-specific critiques. Many responded thoughtfully. But the sheer number forced me to send group emails, which turned lively when a member of the Cambridge English faculty promptly warned the others that Wikipedia placed me on the political right.

[…] and shared correspondence from someone else condemning the “racist banality” of my writing. Further protest from me was obviously useless; my political inclinations were proof enough of my motive.[Source: WaPo]

No arguments. Only “racism” accusations. We need to Reappropriate “Racist”, Reclaim “Racism”. Own the Insult “Racist”!7. Because the scientific Truth is Racist, races are different 8

Investigating links between race, IQ and genes has long been anathema; Carl’s case suggests that it is now anathema even to ask whether those investigations should be forbidden. And I seemed to be proving that it is anathema to ask whether it should be anathema to ask …

True Speech, True Research is anathema!  Oh normalization of prohibition of research and gag orders.

All somewhat ironic, considering that I already leaned toward believing that research into race and IQ should be off-limits. […][Source:WaPo]

The author has to disavow his desire for free research, for freedom of TRUE SPEECH  or else he would be out of a job

While some signatories provided detailed methodological criticism, research psychologist Lee Jussim argues that his critics are using excessively high standards that wouldn’t apply if he had come to different conclusions. But I asked Jussim to respond to a deeper critique I’ve long been worried about, one concerning Carl’s most controversial paper.10, 11. Danger and cost of anti-racism are vastly underestimated  12, 13

Without hesitation, Jussim agreed. Carl wasn’t endorsing a link between race and IQ, Jussim pointed out, just starting a discussion about whether we should study it. “If we had that discussion,” he said, “I would personally advocate for a moratorium for all the reasons you just described.” […]

Does Jussim believe in this, or is it self preservation. Jussim went to the edge and over the edge of what is permissible. But he stops short of the final conclusion. Of condemning restriction of TRUE SPEECH and research about TRUE FACTS.

The Cambridge English professor wasn’t the only one who seemed to assume my reflexive agreement with Carl, making reasoned argument fruitless. In fact, I’ve long suspected the impossibility of doing such research with what historian and signatory Daniel Carey calls an adequate “duty of care.” But I wasn’t better persuaded by implicit accusations of bad faith. Instead, my conviction was bolstered by people such as Jussim and Carey, who argued methods rather than character.

Oh insincerity. This entire article sees faults in research but does not mention the enormous research by Arthur Jensen 14

, J. Philippe Rushton 15 , studies of identical twins reared apart 16

Noah Carl, telling small doses of truth

Noah Carl | Vdare

[…] you don’t get much more prestigious than Britain’s University of Cambridge. So imagine the Leftist gnashing of teeth when Noah Carl, a 28 year-old sociologist  who has argued in a high-impact journal that researchers must be allowed to discuss the relationship between “race” and “intelligence” [How Stifling Debate Around Race, Genes and IQ Can Do Harm, Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2018], was given a job there. Unfortunately, Establishment Right defenses of Carl’s academic freedom have been less the impressive. [Source: Noah Carl | Vdare]

Carl has also published an article entitled  Net opposition to immigrants of different nationalities correlates strongly with their arrest rates in the UK, [Open Quantitative Sociology and Political Science, 2016]; spoken (though not on race) at the London Conference on Intelligence where fearless academics met up, beneath the radar, at University College London; and  signed a letter publicly defending the intellectual rigor of that conference. [Communicating Intelligence Research, By Michael Woodley of Menie et al., Intelligence, 2018] [Source: Noah Carl | Vdare]

The slippery slope

Race and IQ RESEARCH taboo, the slippery slope, the falling dominos.

  1. taboo: It is not  allowed to (Investigate race differences in IQ)
    — (such sacrilegious violation of research gag orders would be “scientific racism”)
  2. taboo to question taboo: It is not permitted to discuss if [It is not  allowed to (Investigate race differences in IQ)]
    — (gag order not to discuss gag order)
  3. taboo to question {taboo of questioning taboo}: it is not permitted to discuss if {it is not permitted to discuss if [It is not  allowed to (Investigate race differences in IQ)]}
    (gag order not to discuss {gag order to discuss gag order})
  4. ……
  5. ……  

Armageddon: James Flynn on Academic Freedom and Race

Now Flynn has written a paper about academic freedom and race. Here is a summary, and a critique of some points.

There should be no academic sanctions against those who believe that were environments equalized, genetic differences between black and white Americans would mean that blacks have an IQ deficit. Whether the evidence eventually dictates a genetically caused deficit of nil or 5 or 10 or 20 IQ points is irrelevant. The hypothesis is intelligible and subject to scientific investigation. If that is so, you must have already investigated it if you are to know what is true or false. To prohibit others from investigation or publication of their results is to designate certain truths as the property of an elite to be forbidden to anyone else. It is to insulate them from whatever new evidence the scientific method may provide that would modify belief. A word to those who seek respectability by banning race/gene research: how much respectability would you get if your position were stated without equivocation? What if you were to openly say genetic equality between the races may or may not be true; and that is exactly why I forbid it to be investigated. Or: “I do not know if genetic equality is true and do not want anyone else to know.


    • True Speech is Forbidden, True Facts are Taboo. #DeCriminalizeTrueSpeech  Free speech is not our primary problem. True Speech repression, is our society’s worst problem.  When reporting crimes, it is not permissible to [truthfully] refer to the suspect’s religious, ethnic or other minority membership {GUIDELINE 12.1. by the German Press Council}   The true news report sentence “Black kills white woman” or “Pakistani Muslim rapes …
    • Sensational Violence, Human Dignity, Young Persons: True Speech Not Permissible  Restriction of TRUE SPEECH. “The Press will refrain from inappropriately sensational portrayal of violence, brutality and suffering”  [German PresseKodex #11]; “preservation of human dignity”  [German PresseKodex #1]; “the Press must exercise especial restraint reporting crimes committed by young persons” [German PresseKodex #13.3];  The seemingly innocuous media code rules #1 to 3 appear neutral, on the … Continue reading
    • Truth is not permissible

    • James Watson’s Inquisition #2:
      James D. Watson, perhaps the most distinguished living American scientist, has now been kicked to the curb by the Cold Spring Harbor genetics laboratory he rescued and rebuilt over the last 40 years for making politically (but not scientifically) incorrect statements about African IQs.
    • James Watson Racist:
      Nobel James Watson Top 20 most influential Americans of all times, top 100 Person of all times, was socially and scientifically destroyed for a well meaning comment about race differences.
    • William Shockley, inventor of transistor, was racist:
      Physics Nobel laureate William Shockley, inventor of the transistor and (probably) the founder of Silicon Valley [10] pointed “out that to blame all the failures of black people on racism was a misdiagnosis of the problem” [12]. Shockley was reviled for suggesting various well meant “racist” research projects to the National Academy of Science [12]. 

  1. Racism Saves Lives #2 (Anti-Racism kills)

    Anti-Racists prevented Nobel Laureate James Watson from applying his genius mind to help solving pressing problems of humanity.

    Had Watson not been fired from his own research institute (for the crime of telling racist truths), he might have helped devise a cancer cure and thus saved millions of lives.

    But, protecting the unassailable Equality Dogma and the cult of Universalism is more important than saving human lives.

    See also Cruel PC, , Callous Political Correctness

    More at Racism saves lives

  2. 3.2 False Theory, Disastrous Policies

    Our Africa policy, our race policy, affirmative action, are a disaster because anti-racists’ unscientific and false theory leads to false policies.

    50 years of aid and interference in Africa, oriented by Anti-Racists, evidently has not ended African crime, poverty, war and disease.

    Prejudiced fanatic Anti-Racists cannot fathom Watson’s “racist” comments as #RacismIsLove #4RacismLove#RacismIsLove #4Racism: a well meaning, intelligent, useful analysis, meant to improve the fate of Africans.

    Without PC and anti-racism, the world’s top scientists would not be gagged and silenced. Rather, genius scientists would improve the world

  3. Nature does not obey ideology

    The medieval church almost executed Galileo Galilei for this heresy and thus forced him to be quiet. Galileo’s heliocentrism [1] is offensive to the believers in the Christian Bible. Just as the racist truth is offensive to anti-racist believers in the equality dogma (all races are equal).

    But dogma does not change facts of nature and science.

    “And yet it [the earth] moves” Galileo said on his death bed.

    Anti-Racist wishful thinking can not change human nature and biology.

    “And yet, people and races are born different”

    See IQ Race differences

  4. Reappropriate Racist. Reclaim Racism:
    Own the insult “Racist” with acceptance and pride

    • The Truth is Racist, races are different
      Anti-Racist theory is factually wrong, science debunked its tenets beyond reasonable doubt. Crime Statistics are racist because they show very high black criminality. IQ test unequivocally show Race differences. This is in stark violation of the Equality dogma (all races are equal). .

  • Prejudice is correct, mostly: wrote Jussim>
    Research on Stereotype accuracy shows that prejudice is frequently correct, and that humans evolved to be good intuitive statisticians


[…] One of Jussim’s own papers shows that left-leaning social psychologists have long been inadvertently biasing their research toward answers the left finds congenial.

And all these biased answers are tilted towards the LEFT, whose idols Mao Zedong, Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Che Guevara, have killed more than all right wing politicians together, see below.

Given flawed scientists and imperfect scientific methods, and given the fraught history of Western racism, isn’t the likelihood of getting it wrong just too high? And the potential cost of those particular errors simply too catastrophic to risk? All societies place some questions out of bounds because they’re too toxic; we don’t debate whether child molestation or spousal murder is acceptable.

Oh insincerity. Race difference research must be faulty.  Written words are more dangerous than research on genetic modification, particle accelerators and anti-matter, biological weapons research, and propaganda for leftist mass murders like Lenin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Jihad,  etc. #RacismSavesLives  9

  • Racism saves lives:  Crime rates increase because highly efficient police strategies get outlawed (“Stop and frisk”, racial profiling)
  • Segregation saves lives: Inter-racial school bullying, prison rape, attacks and killings of Christians in German refugee camps and Jews in European cities are avoidable with segregation.

    • Black Lives Matter to Racists
      Anti-Racist policies increases Black death toll, because they are based on false PC quack science. Tried and proven police tactics like “stop and frisk” are outlawed as racist.
    • MLK Racist? Color Blindness, the new Racism.
      Anti-Racists judge people “not by the content of their character”, but rather “by the color of their skin”.  Jobs, University admission and even school discipline [1, 2] depend on the color of the skin.

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