Thursday, August 16, 2007

Times article   posted by DavidB @ 8/16/2007 06:37:00 AM

The UK Times today has an article by Matthew Syed with the heading Let's not cower from the hard truth about race and IQ.

The article itself is not very impressive - largely a tired rehash of arguments familiar from Gould, Lewontin, and Flynn - but it is unusual for the subject to be discussed at all.

Addendum from p-ter: The author of the article makes an appeal the authority of geneticists on race:
This will not come as a surprise to geneticists who have long understood that racial categories are social constructs lacking genetically rigorous boundaries. Most genetic variation exists within groups rather than between them and skin colour can be a highly misleading measure of the genetic distance between populations.
These are tired claims to hear for long-time readers, but I feel the need to link to my post on race and AWF Edwards's paper on Lewontin's fallacy.