253 – Why IQ is Bullshit


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IQ demolished. Definitively. Goodbye IQ. You’re not real. Brain numbers are a foolish undertaking, tied to unimaginable suffering and horror. You are not science. Bye bye.

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Stephen Jay Gould on Intelligence Tests (IQ), the Nature – Nurture Controversy 1995: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wcSSLo9TIs
Study: IQ tests are ‘fundamentally flawed’: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/iq-tests-are-fundamentally-flawed-and-using-them-alone-to-measure-intelligence-is-a-fallacy-study-finds-8425911.html
Radiolabs’ “G” podcast series on Intelligence & IQ: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/projects/radiolab-presents-g
Ted Talk – the dark history of IQ tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2bKaw2AJxs
IQ is largely a Pseudoscientific Swindle by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39
What does IQ really measure?: https://www.science.org/content/article/what-does-iq-really-measure
“RACE, GENETICS, AND IQ” Richard Nesbitt: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~nisbett/racegen.pdf
Podcast – My Year in Mensa by Jamie Loftus: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/867-my-year-in-mensa-55379945/
Video Essay: Debunking The Bell Curve by Shaun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBc7qBS1Ujo
Measuring intelligence and IQ, and the problems that presents: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/11/16/measuring-intelligence-iq-problems-present/
Extreme heat and reduced cognitive performance in adults in non-air-conditioned buildings: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180711182748.htm
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen J Gould: ISBN-10: 0393314251
IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea by Stephen Murdoch: ISBN-10: 1630268712
The Unfit: A History of a Bad Idea by Elof Axel Carlson: ISBN-10: 0879695870
Racism, not Race by Joseph L. Graves & Alan Goodman: ISBN-10: 0231200668
The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund: ISBN-10: 0252074637

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