Andrew Sabisky: No 10 adviser resigns over telling the truth seven years ago in a comment on a blog

Andrew Sabisky: No 10 adviser resigns over telling the truth seven years ago in a comment on a blog. Steve Sailer tells it best:

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson employs an advisor, Dominic Cummings, who actually is really smart.

Cummings recently advertised on his blog for, …

“we’re hiring data scientists, project managers, policy experts, assorted weirdos… We want to hire an unusual set of people with different skills and backgrounds to work in Downing Street with the best officials, some as spads and perhaps some as officials.” …

Picture credit: BBC

So one of the weirdos hired was Andrew Sabisky, a 27 year old Anglican and super-forecaster. Lots of Sabisky’s old random web comments are being scrutinized, with everybody acting shocked, shocked. …

Sabisky’s crime against PC:

He’s being dragged for having submitted a comment in 2014 (when he was about 21) to somebody else’s blog that asked for an explanation of why:

“There are large differences in disabilities — or at least in disabilities treated in school — between black and white students. … Black students are shockingly more likely to receive services for “Emotional Disturbance” or “Intellectual Disability.”

Sabisky helpfully explained what has been Settled Science since Arthur Jensen’s 1969 Harvard Education Review article:

“If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100, then if IQ is normally distributed (which it is), you will see a far greater percentage of blacks than whites in the range of IQs 75 or below, at which point we are close to the typical boundary for mild mental retardation. Typically criminals with IQs below 70 cannot be executed in the USA, I believe.

“That parsimoniously explains the greater diagnostic rates for blacks when it comes to “Intellectual disability”. It simply a consequence of the normal distribution of cognitive ability, because there are significant differences in the group means.”

The background:

In the mid-1960s, Jensen, a top professor of educational psychology at Berkeley, was asked to look into a mystery besetting a local school: most of the white children who were declared to be suffering from intellectual disability because they had IQs below 70 were visibly suffering from Down Syndrome or some other Funny Looking Kid problem and were seen as retarded by their classmates on the playground. On the other hand, a much larger fraction of the black students scoring below 70 were normal-looking and socialized fine on the playground. What was wrong with the IQ test?

After intensive research, Jensen finally came to the conclusion that the IQ tests were fine: they predicted the future equally accurately for both whites and blacks. The cause was that whites and blacks had a difference in average of IQ of about one standard deviation (15 points), so 70 was two standard deviations below the white mean (2nd percentile) but only one standard deviation below the black mean (16th percentile).

As Linda Gottfredson explained in a 2002 article I wrote about the Supreme Court’s decision banning the death penalty for murderers with IQs below about 70:

“The researchers said that the majority of low IQ individuals do not suffer from medical problems such as Down’s Syndrome. Gottfredson noted, “About 75 percent-80 percent of mental retardation is called ‘familial,’ because it mostly just represents the unlucky combinations of genes that are passed in the normal manner from parents to children. Only a small proportion of mental retardation is due to organic problems, such as chromosomal abnormalities or brain damage. This is just like height. Most very short people are perfectly normal.”

“The stereotype that most low IQ children are what obstetricians often callously refer to in their notes as FLKs – “Funny Looking Kids” is not true. Elite members of American society tend not to realize this because when an extremely high-IQ person, such as a Supreme Court justice, has a retarded child, it’s generally due to organic causes.”

Andrew Sabisky: No 10 adviser resigns over alleged race comments. By the BBC.

Downing Street has said its adviser Andrew Sabisky has resigned, following criticism of alleged past remarks on pregnancies, eugenics and race.

Labour had called for Mr Sabisky to go for reportedly saying black people had lower average IQs than white people.

He is also alleged to have said compulsory contraception could prevent “creating a permanent underclass”.

Mr Sabisky tweeted: “I wanted to help the government not be a distraction… accordingly I’ve decided to resign.”

“I know this will disappoint a lot of people but I signed up to do real work, not be in the middle of a giant character assassination,” it continued.

“If I can’t do the work properly there’s no point, and I have a lot of other things to do with my life.”

Government is only for dim toadies who follow the PC line, like at the BBC. Rule Britannia, the genius of the enlightenment, and the brilliant Britain that launched the industrial revolution are but a receding dream.

New calls for No10 to sack ‘weirdo’ advisor Andrew Sabisky, 27, who claimed black people are mentally inferior and advocated forcing ‘underclass’ to use contraception to boost society’s overall IQs. By Joe Middleton.

Boris Johnson was today facing fresh calls to sack Dominic Cumming’s controversial new aide who previously claimed that black people are mentally inferior.

Andrew Sabisky, a self-described ‘super-forecaster’, answered Number 10’s call for ‘weirdos and misfits’ but has prompted fury with his extreme views. …

How f***ing dumb is this ‘super-forecaster,’ a source hitting out at the new hiring told Buzzfeed. …

His position at the heart of government has sparked such fury in Westminster that ministers are prepared to boycott meetings with Mr Sabisky and stonewall all communication. …

The Cambridge graduate, who is a government contractor rather than a fully-fledged SpAd, has deleted several tweets, including one dismissing female Labour politicians Yvette Cooper, Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long Bailey as ‘dim’.

In another tweet, Mr Sabisky said: ‘I am always straight up in saying that women’s sport is more comparable to the Paralympics than it is to men’s.’

Reader Phillip Barton:

What makes it worse is that the real pressure for him to go came from within the government. Boris is not going to be any sort of answer; he was just the marginally better option than Corbyn.

Truth can get you into a lot of trouble these days.

On the one side, Sabisky is alluding to the century of research on black-white IQ difference, the most studied question in all of social research. There’s not just the usual sample size of a few hundred or thousands, but millions — including everyone ever  in the US armed forces (who have learned not to admit people with IQs less than 85, because they are too dangerous to their own side). Sabisky quoted a prominent and leading researcher.

It’s way beyond equivocal that the average IQ of blacks (sub-Saharan Afriacns) is less than the average IQ of whites. It’s a property of groups, just like height or melanin content. People didn’t want to believe the results, so the testing has been redone and redone. But the statistics are undeniable. Or at least they would be in a rational world.

On the other side, the PC crowd have no evidence, just assertions. No evidence offered, whatsoever. They shout him down and get him sacked. This is the sort of nonsense that gives the PC religion a bad name. Meanwhile the PC left claim the mantle of “science”. “Government funded science” perhaps, which is fast becoming an oxymoron — because only religiously-correct results can be admitted.

Here’s another seeker of the truth getting into political trouble from those who believe one can choose what is true (as easily as choosing your gender!):

Good bye Richard.