My Amazon kindle book, Barack Obama Vs Ayn Rand has reached a small milestone of receiving 30 comments from readers, the vast majority of them very positive and encouraging.
I wrote the book as an imaginary debate after immersing myself in the writings and speeches of the two intellectuals: Obama and Rand. President Obama has actually talked about Ayn Rand a couple of times and he is well aware that his ideology is antithetical to hers. Ayn Rand was an individualist capitalist who believed that the biggest threat to America’s great social experiment is the ideology of collectivism. Obama believes the very opposite: he believes what made America great is this very “togetherness” and what will destroy it is a philosophy and culture of individualism. They both can’t be right.
Read the book at Amazon and decide who makes the stronger case.
Much progress is being made in genetic research that could soon show which populations have higher genes (alleles) for intelligence compared to others. Many people are excited about this, especially those in the hereditarian world who are fully convinced that their theories about racial differences will be finally confirmed. I predict that there will be depressing disappointment among them, enough to cause them to end their careers.
My first prediction concerning the actual findings is that if they find that East Asians do indeed have more alleles for education/intelligence than anyone else, Ashkenazi Jews will show less such alleles than them, which is what will be the anticlimax for the racialist faithfuls since Ashkenazi Jews putatively possess the highest group intelligence.
Whatever happens, my prediction is that the IQ genetic profile of Ashkenazi Jews will be closer to (at least some) SubSaharan African populations than to East Asians and this will cause a huge intellectual crisis among said hopefuls!