Links to the other posts in this occasional series may be found at “Favorite Posts,” just below the list of topics.
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Victor Davis Hanson offers “The More Things Change, the More They Actually Don’t.” It echoes what I say in “The Fallacy of Human Progress.” Hanson opens with this:
In today’s technically sophisticated and globally connected world, we assume life has been completely reinvented. In truth, it has not changed all that much.
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Dr. James Thompson, and English psychologist, often blogs about intelligence. Here are some links from last year that I’ve been hoarding:
“Intelligence: All That Matters” (a review of a book by Stuart Ritchie)
“GCSE Genes” (commentary about research showing the strong relationship between genes and academic achievement)
“GWAS Hits and Country IQ” (commentary about preliminary research into the alleles related to intelligence)
Also, from the International Journal of Epidemiology, comes “The Association between Intelligence and Lifespan Is Mostly Genetic.”
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How bad is it? This bad:
Thomas Lifson, “Mark Levin’s Plunder and Deceit“
Steve McCann, “Obama and Neo-fascist America“
Related reading: “Fascism, Pots, and Kettles,” by me, of course.
Adam Freedman’s book, A Less than Perfect Union: The Case for States’ Rights. States’ rights can be perfected by secession, and I make the legal case for it in “A Resolution of Secession.”
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In a different vein, there’s Francis Menton’s series about anthropogenic global warming. The latest installment is “The Greatest Scientific Fraud of All Time — Part VIII.” For my take on the subject, start with “AGW in Austin?” and check out the readings and posts listed at the bottom.