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G-factor

Usefulness: 🔧
Novelty: 💡
Uncertainty: 🤪 🤪 🤪
Incompleteness: 🚧 🚧 🚧

Various links on the g-factor kerfuffle.

IQ

You get a lot of engagement like this:

Shalizi comaining about identifiability.

Human diversity blah stuff

Many participants in the kerfufle want to argue about different things, but it ends up being ontological interpretations of flawed statistics. How sharp are our tools here anyway? Could a neuroscientist understand a microcomputer?

Refs

Heene, Moritz. 2008. “A Rejoinder to Mackintosh and Some Remarks on the Concept of General Intelligence,” August. http://arxiv.org/abs/0808.2343.

Jonas, Eric, and Konrad Paul Kording. 2017. “Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?” PLOS Computational Biology 13 (1): e1005268. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005268.