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That Had to Hurt…

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On December 4, 2007
Stephen Metcalf hits back at Saletan, and leaves a mark: The crux of Saletan’s pieces was his Liberal Creationist analogy. The analogy is hopeless along several competing dimensions, but it reminded me of the Dilettante’s First Law of Empirical Narcissism. In a moment of controversy, the temptation to proclaim yourself an avatar of truth, and […]

Apology Not Accepted, Bill

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On November 28, 2007

Saletan: I missed something I could have picked up from a simple glance at Wikipedia. For the past five years, J. Philippe Rushton has been president of the Pioneer Fund, an organization dedicated to

Saletan’s Finale

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On November 21, 2007

And after all that, nothing. Saletan writes two columns purporting to demonstrate not simply that African-Americans are inherently intellectually inferior to whites, but that liberals who question thi

Surgin’ With Bill Saletan…

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On November 19, 2007
This may be the single worst paragraph I’ve ever seen at Slate, and goddamn man, they employ Hitchens: I’ve been soaking my head in each side’s computations and arguments. They’re incredibly technical. Basically, the debate over the IQ surge is a lot like the debate over the Iraq troop surge, except that the sides are […]

Saletan Strikes!

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On November 18, 2007

The one thing that’s fairly clear is that William Saletan doesn’t understand the most compelling extant critiques of linking ethnicity with IQ. I’m unsure of two things, however. Fir

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