- Napoleon Chagnon, controversial anthropologist, is dead Cornelia Dean, NY Times
- “European defense ministers had better not be superstitious.” Olivier-Rémy Bel, War on the Rocks
- In defense of marriage Bryan Caplan, EconLog
- When being gay is not a big deal Conor Friedersdorf, the Atlantic
- A day of mourning (People’s Republic of China) Ilya Somin, Volokh Conspiracy
- David Reich’s essay in the New York Times on genetics, race, and IQ
- Henry Farrell’s essay at Crooked Timber on genetics, race, and IQ
- Ezra Klein’s essay at Vox on genetics, race, and IQ
- Chris Dillow’s essay at Stumbling and Mumbling on genetics, race, and IQ
- Andrew Sullivan’s essay at Daily Intelligencer on genetics, race, and IQ
Andrew’s essay is a must read. It’s careful, well thought out, and bolder than the other ones. All are well-worth reading, though.
Reich’s essay has sparked an important dialogue in the Anglo-American world (props to the NY Times). Globally, I think conceptions of race, genetics, and IQ in the non-Anglo world are based on pseudoscience (at best), so it’s nice to see this debate unfold the way it has (so far).
I don’t think any of them have done a good job grappling with Charles Murray’s argument. (More on that later.)
Thanks to Uncle Terry for bringing this to light in the first place.