HBD (1994- ), short for “human biodiversity”, is the form of pseudoscientific racism that Steve Sailer, Half Sigma, OneSTDV and others believe in. It underlies Herrnstein and Murray’s “The Bell Curve” (1994) and was laid out in J. Philippe Rushton’s “Race, Evolution and Behavior” (1995). It grows out of the science paid for by the Pioneer Fund.
It believes that 50% to 80% of human behaviour and intelligence is wired into the brain by the genes that you get from your parents at conception. Being mostly genetic means that intelligence and behaviour:
- Does not change much throughout life
- Is shaped more by evolution than by society.
- Is not going to be hugely different among most of those of the same race and sex. (So the stereotypes about blacks are pretty much true.)
- Race realism: Race is a fact of nature just like one’s sex. Mankind has evolved separately on each continent, affecting not just their hair and skin but their brains – and penises – too.
- Blacks are naturally faster runners: They have been winning the 100-metre run at the Olympics since like forever. Proof that the races are genetically different in more than outward appearance – and that HBDers can say something nice about black people.
- IQolatry:IQ tests are a good measure of human intelligence. They work equally well all over the world. IQ is not everything but it does seem to be the main cause of success and failure in life, for both people and countries. Important IQs to remember:
- 113 Jewish
- 106 Asian
- 103 White
- 89 Latino
- 85 Black
- Snow Makes You Smarter: Whites and north-east Asians have the most intelligence because they have lived for so long in the coldest (and therefore most challenging) part of the world.
- Social Darwinism: From the above they conclude that the injustices of society and history in regard to race and sex are the natural outcomes of genetic differences.
They do not think they are racists - they are not like Stormfront or the Klan! But most middle-class White Americans who come across them seem to think so, which is pretty bad.
Stuff HBDers seem to forget:
- Correlation is not cause. Much of what they say about IQ forgets this.
- The genetics that affect intelligence is poorly understood. Some do point this out but believe it is just a matter of time before science proves them right. But that is faith, not science.
- There is no good, broad sampling of IQs in Africa, Latin America and most of Asia. Not even China as a whole.
- Genetic time (evolution) is way too slow to account for the ups and downs of history. High-IQ northern Europe, for example, was a backwaters till 1600 but now is not.
- IQs they forget to remember:
- 92 Greeks
- 87 Mesopotamians (Iraq)
- 86 Andy Warhol
- 85 White Americans in the 1950s (according to the Flynn Effect)
- 83 Egyptians
- 79 Mayans (Guatemala)
- Black Americans in the 1940s from the northern states did better on the army IQ test than White Americans from the south.
- All clear advances in hominid intelligence took place in Africa.
- HBD Bibliography – tons of links!
- HBD is fake
- guns, germs and steel
- just world doctrine
- racism is unnatural