A certain subject has come up a couple of times in this thread (edit: originally here), and I know there are people who want to discuss it. It's the only subject I know of where there's a strong argument to ban all discussion outright. But I have decided to make a bold and unilateral move, against my better judgment. If it goes bad, it can and will be shut down easily and quickly. So here goes: Moderator Action: The following is provisional and applies only to this thread. It may be revoked at any time, by myself or any other moderator. Within narrow confines as described below, discussion about race and IQ is allowed in this thread. You may link to scientific papers that touch on this issue, as well as discussions of the history of this subject. It is not allowed to post links to websites that talk extensively about race and IQ, or which involve a political agenda that depends on this subject. It is also not allowed to suggest that races should be kept separate, or that nations should declare themselves white ethnostates, or that immigration by non-white people constitutes "white genocide", or anything else that suggests white nationalism or white supremacism. Posts related to this issue will be held to an RD standard. No insults or name-calling will be tolerated. This includes saying, directly or indirectly, that your opponent is a racist, fascist, Nazi, white nationalist, white supremacist, anything related to the KKK, etc. Or, for that matter, similar right-wing slurs about leftists. Moderator Action: Split into its own thread.