October 21, 2009
Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister posits that modern homo sapiens are physically wimpy compared to our neanderthal and ancient predecessors. From Reuters: Modern man a wimp says anthropologist Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:24am EDT By John Mehaffey LONDON (Reuters) – Many prehistoric Australian aboriginals could have outrun world 100 and 200 meters record holder Usain Bolt in […]
February 20, 2009
I found an essay on race and intelligence by Half Sigma via Guy White. I find the following to be the most interesting part of Sigma’s essay: At the conclusion of this essay, it’s appropriate to ask if this essay will convince anyone of anything? The answer is that it’s possible that someone sitting on […]
January 13, 2009
I found, via Gene Expression, that Steven Pinker talks about his genome. Razib and Steve Sailer discuss Pinker’s article here and here.
January 5, 2009
[IMPORTANT UPDATE: Just How Smart are Philosophy Graduate Students] I’ve come across some archived posts by Half Sigma concerning Obama’s intelligence. See here, here, here, and here. These posts have me thinking about the intelligence of undergraduates in various disciplines, including philosophy, the sciences, and law. I’m going to first talk about philosophy and the sciences, […]