Saturday, September 08, 2012

Fakestats vs. Hatestats: Why America is in a Death Spiral

By Nicholas Stix

"The Weather Man is Not a Moron"
By Steve Sailer
September 8, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.

I harp on one key issue in philosophy of science a lot because I get a lot of backtalk along the lines of: Everybody knows that the social sciences are a fraud. They can't predict whether the stock market will go up or down tomorrow, so how you can say that social science data suggests that letting in a bunch of unskilled illegal immigrants today will lead, all else being equal, to lower school test scores later when their kids get into school? If smart rich guys can't predict the stock market tomorrow, how can an evil nobody like you predict school test scores in a decade? Nobody can predict anything!

Potentially, forecasting the performance of the children of new immigrants ought to be hard because the U.S. government should be using feedback from past performance to adjust policy to get the optimal mix. Illegal immigrant drywallers from Guatemala aren't working out so well in the long run, okay, let fewer of them in. But of course, thinking about this subject is crimethink and even the stats are hatestats.

N.S. Not only are we getting dumber on the bottom of society and in the aggregate, by importing tens of millions of low-IQ foreigners, but we’re also getting dumber at the top of society, though not in any way that would show up on an IQ test, because high-IQ Americans don’t use the brains that God or nature gave them.

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