IQ and race is worth discussing but some often-overlooked details matter a lot. (Apologies for the noob-quality video -- a few misspeaks I noticed in here.)
00:00 Intro; why skeptics should tackle redpills.
02:15 Start discussing IQ.
05:40 Three important aspects about IQ heritability: 1) Heritability varies with age, 2) Regression to the mean, and 3) National IQs are drifting over time (the Flynn effect)
11:30 Misc IQ things --- gene survey results
13:00 Other things besides IQ matter. But they are heritable too!
14:36 Start talking about race; a rough definition of race.
15:09 Why should you care about race at all?
18:16 Limitations of the race concept:
18:23 1. Race is only a tiny bit of information about an individual. It's racist to not discriminate further using all the other information you know about that person.
19:47 2. Sub-groups within a race can have characteristics far off from the overall racial profile. Your intuitions about a race are meaningless, since you have only seen a non-representative sample.
20:32 3. Example --- "black" in the US includes very distinct subgroups (slave descendants, skilled immigrants from Africa).
23:39 4. Races do evolve and mix over time.
24:00 5. Race is not an essential individual quality, it is defined in terms of large populations.
25:07 Do genetics explain the racial IQ gaps?
30:39 National IQ gaps (African vs Western) could certainly have environmental contributions.
32:57 IQ isn't everything, but remember that other important traits are also heritable, and may have racial gaps.
33:48 Brief musing on political implications (to be discussed more in other videos).
35:10 Resources to follow up on:
First, if you're interested in these topics at all, you have to read The Bell Curve to understand some context of the discussions people have.
Ryan Faulk's website: http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/race-and-iq/
Discussions around Harris/Murray: http://www.isironline.org/talking-about-cog…