Friday, March 23, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Rejecting Implausible Theories

Innate racial equality in the distribution of cognitive capacity is an ideological belief. Were it to be evaluated apart from its broad-based normative attractiveness, the equalitarian hypothesis would be rejected universally.

It would be a miraculous coincidence if nature managed to produce differences everywhere within the organism except mental functioning. Miraculous explanations that can't explain the totality of the evidence of racial differences -- as observed consistently in testing and seen in actual brain size averages, which correlate positively with IQ scores -- deserve not equal consideration with hereditarian theories that are harmonious with the evidence, deserve not mere skepticism, but instead deserve rejection for their implausibility.