Entries by F. Roger Devlin, Ph.D.

Richard Lynn Recounts His Life, Part 3 of 3

Editor’s note: I have added the MP3 versions of all three parts of the review derived from Google’s advanced text-to-speech algorithm. I thought that it came through quite well. Comments appreciated.  Written version, Part 1; MP3 version: Written version, Part 2. MP3 version: MP3 version of Part 3: Lynn’s account of his years in Ulster […]

Richard Lynn Recounts His Life

Memoirs of a Dissident Psychologist Richard Lynn London: Ulster Institute for Social Research, 2020 476 pages, £25 Richard Lynn, who turned 90 earlier this year, has published an account of his life and intellectual development, including portraits of some of the outstanding men he has known and worked with. Lynn’s father was Sydney Harland, the […]

Beating Us With Our Own Weapons

Editor’s note: This review appeared in The Occidental Quarterly in the Fall issue of 2013. This is the only online version at this time, and it seemed particularly appropriate to post it now because of China’s role in disseminating the Wuhan virus, as well as their cover-ups and lies about it. Given my interest in individualism, the […]

Recent Advances in the Study of Human Differences: Implications of the Genomic Revolution

Editor’s note: This is the final installment of Devlin’s review of Murray’s Human Diversity. Human Diversity concludes with a consideration of the genomic revolution currently unfolding. Older Americans learned about genetics in Mendelian terms where each gene coded for some trait which was normally either dominant or recessive. The genome as a whole was thought of […]

Murray on Race Differences in IQ

Charles Murray’s Human Diversity contains little on the genetic basis of racial differences in average intelligence; it is clear Murray doesn’t want to be the subject of another moral panic like that which greeted The Bell Curve. He merely mentions that it is “tough” to defend the belief that “ethnic differences in IQ are meaningless,” […]

Recent Advances in the Study of Human Differences, Part 3 of 3: Behavior Genetics and Social Class

More is known about the influence of genes on social class than upon race and sex; indeed, Murray writes that “the basics have been known for decades.” (209) The technical literature treats socioeconomic status as the sum of heredity (genetic influence) and environmental influence. The latter component can be further divided into shared and nonshared […]