Otherwise how do we understand stuff like this with respect to Nicholas Wades’s retirement book A Troublesome Inheritance (revisiting Darwinian racism)?
You will learn who cannot risk publicly aligning with that position in order to maintain their position and current and future influence. And you will learn the techniques they must employ in order to walk the narrow path between sacrificing their integrity promoting the erroneous orthodoxy itself, and supporting the accurate contrarian position. Don’t hold anything against Prof. Cowen, he’s doing good work, but sometimes he writes a post the purpose of which is not to be a reflection of his genuine understanding or position, but, essentially, to allow Sailer to write in the comments section and do the actual updating of priors. Asking why people successfully avoid the subject and remain respectable by constantly talking about the Flynn Effect just might be relevant to this lesson.
Would someone like to talk about the Flynn effect?
It is well known, as a folk concept, in Canada. It just means that people who were raised here tend to be smarter than people who were raised in horror and terror overseas. It ups our school rankings, for sure. But is there a science basis? We’re not sure.