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Wrong About IQ? | Russell Warne and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2018-04-16       Length: 0:53:16

Study: "Human intelligence is an important construct in psychology, with far-reaching implications, providing insights into fields as diverse as neurology, international development, and sociology. Additionally, IQ scores can predict life outcomes in health, education, work, and socioeconomic status. Yet, students of psychology are often exposed to human intelligence only in limited ways. ... We found that 79.3% of textbooks contained inaccurate statements and 79.3% had logical fallacies in thei[...]

The Neuroscience of Intelligence | Richard Haier and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2018-03-11       Length: 1:29:15

The Neuroscience of Intelligence Summary: "Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J. Haier explains cutting-edge techniques based on genetics, DNA, and imaging of brain connectivity and function. He dispels common misconceptions, such as the belief that IQ test[...]

The Welfare Trait | Adam Perkins and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2017-10-09       Length: 1:24:28

"The welfare state has a problem: each generation living under its protection has lower work motivation than the previous one. In order to fix this problem we need to understand its causes, lest the welfare state ends up undermining its own economic and social foundations." "In The Welfare Trait, award-winning personality researcher Dr Adam Perkins argues that welfare-induced personality mis-development is a significant part of the problem. In support of his theory, Dr Perkins presents data sho[...]

Will Genius Be Genetically Engineered? | Stephen Hsu and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2017-05-28       Length: 1:32:16

With significant advances in genetic analysis, genome sequencing and precision gene editing, it’s increasingly likely that embryo selection and genetic engineering will be used to prevent disease and increase the intelligence of future children. Dr. Stephen Hsu joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss human intelligence and the rapidly expanding technology which could soon enable embryo selection for both desirable and undesirable traits. Dr. Stephen Hsu was founder and CEO of SafeWeb, an information [...]

Human Biodiversity and Criminality | Brian Boutwell and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2017-03-03       Length: 1:21:32

What is the origin of criminal behavior? Stefan Molyneux and Brian Boutwell discuss the interplay between biology, genetics and environmental factors when it comes to accurately discussing the factors in criminal activity. Dr. Brian Boutwell is a Biosocial Criminologist and the Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University. Dr. Boutwell is also the co-editor of the book "The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior [...]

Why Civilizations Rise and Fall | Michael Woodley of Menie and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2016-12-12       Length: 1:32:44

Within academic circles there is continued debate as to whether humans are becoming more or less intelligent. Dr. Michael Woodley of Menie joins Stefan Molyneux to explain the the current trends in human intelligence, why the Flynn Effect is misleading, the importance of reaction time, trends in fertility rates and why civilizations rise and fall throughout human history. Dr. Michael Woodley of Menie is a research fellow at Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies at the Vrije Universi[...]

Genetics, Race and Human History | Nicholas Wade and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2016-12-07       Length: 0:55:13

Evidence suggesting the biological reality of race and that ethnicity is more than just a social construct is something that few people are willing to honestly discuss. Against all available evidence, many academics insist that human evolution ended in prehistory. Nicholas Wade joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss his book "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History" and the impact of evolution and selective pressures on human populations. Nicholas Wade was a Science writer and edito[...]

Genetics and Crime | Kevin M. Beaver and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2016-05-28       Length: 0:59:51

What is Biosocial Criminology - and what can it tell us about the occurrence of criminal behavior? Dr. Kevin M. Beaver joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the field of biosocial criminology, racial differences in racial crime statistics, the contrast with environmental factors, predictors of criminal behavior and challenges of political correctness within science. Dr. Kevin M. Beaver is a professor at Florida State University's College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and an expert on biosocia[...]

Race, Genetics and Intelligence | Helmuth Nyborg and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2016-04-17       Length: 1:21:10

Stefan Molyneux speaks with Dr. Helmuth Nyborg about human intelligence, including: general intelligence factor, racial differences in intelligence, impact of age on intelligence, gender differences in intelligence, physical differences between ethnicities, brain size, regression to the mean and the unintended consequences of third world immigration. Dr. Helmuth Nyborg is a retired professor of developmental psychology at Aarhus University in Denmark - and is the author of many studies on huma[...]

Why Your Nation’s IQ Matters | Garett Jones and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2016-02-27       Length: 1:11:51

Over the last several decades, economists and psychologists have documented the many ways in which an individual's IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation's IQ matters so much more. Garett Jones joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the impact that a nation's collective IQ has on it's prosperity, wealth and much much more! Get "Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own" by Garett Jones: Garett Jones is Associate Professor of Economics[...]

Race, Evolution and Intelligence | Linda Gottfredson and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-12-29       Length: 2:01:15

Stefan Molyneux speaks to Dr. Linda Gottfredson about the differences in human intelligence, the gap in established knowledge between academia and the general public, the difference between general intelligence factor and IQ, disputing the Flynn Effect, the work of J. Phillip Rushton and the challenges of pursuing politically incorrect research. Dr. Linda Gottfredson is a professor of education and affiliated faculty in the University Undergraduate Honors Program at the University of Delaware.[...]

Nature or Nurture? The Study of Twins | Nancy Segal and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-10-23       Length: 0:52:09

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest and more fiercely debated issues within science. So what exactly is the nature versus nurture debate all about? Do genetic or environmental factors have a greater influence on your behavior? Do inherited traits or life experiences play a greater role in shaping your personality? Dr. Nancy Segal and Stefan Molyneux discuss the reality of the nature vs. nurture debate, the genetic heritability of Intelligence (IQ), personality, sexual orientati[...]

Does Poverty Impact Intelligence? | Eric Turkheimer and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-10-18       Length: 0:57:12

Does economic status have an impact on Intelligence? Dr. Eric Turkheimer discusses his research on how "Socioeconomic Status Modifies Heritability of IQ in Young Children," nature versus nurture, the genetics of personality and what can be done so that children reach their full potential. Socioeconomic Status Modifies Heritability of IQ in Young Children Eric Turkheimer is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, is an As[...]

IQ and Immigration | Jason Richwine and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-10-05       Length: 1:02:07

When the subject of Intelligence (IQ) is discussed in the mainstream media - hysteria and slander from journalists often trumps the available science. Jason Richwine and Stefan Molyneux discuss media controversy in a politically correct culture, the latest science regarding human intelligence, the predictable capabilities of IQ and what this means for the success of immigrants in America and around the world. Jason Richwine has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University and is an analyst[...]

The Bell Curve: IQ, Race and Gender | Charles Murray and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-09-14       Length: 0:34:43

In continuing our discussion on Human Intelligence and the predictive powers of IQ, Charles Murray joins the broadcast to discuss the latest science regarding ethnic and gender differences in intelligence. Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and libertarian. He first came to national attention in 1984 with the publication of "Losing Ground," which has been credited as the intellectual foundation for the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, "The Bell Curv[...]

What You Didn't Know About IQ | Dr. Kevin M. Beaver and Stefan Molyneux

Published: 2015-05-26       Length: 0:38:12

Criminology expert Dr. Kevin M. Beaver and Stefan Molyneux discuss the impact of parenting on child intelligence, the predictable capabilities of IQ, the evolutionary behavioral genetics of violent crime and possible explanations for the massive drop in criminality. Dr. Kevin M. Beaver is an expert on biosocial criminology, which explores the biological and environmental factors involved in crime and antisocial behavior.

Human Intelligence: The Flynn Effect - A Conversation with Dr. James Flynn

Published: 2015-02-25       Length: 1:14:48

Dr. James R. Flynn is emeritus professor of political studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and author, most recently, of What is Intelligence? Beyond the Flynn Effect. Flynn is best known for the Flynn effect, the continued year-on-year rise of IQ scores in all parts of the world. Flynn’s research combines political and moral philosophy with psychology to clarify problems such as justifying humane ideals and whether it makes sense to rank races and classes by merit.