Re: https://www.unz.com/jthompson/35-myths-debunked/, I’ve developed a heuristic.
“Insofar as there is something in life that IQ tests don’t measure well, straight white males will outperform what their IQ scores would predict and everyone else will perform worse than their IQ scores would predict.”
The monomyth is the idea behind every claim that IQ is a myth: there is something that isn’t being measured that will make straight white males look worse and everyone else–women, minorities, gays–look better (except Asians, who despite being more than half the world’s population are statistically invisible). The thing is, IQ tests and academics are biased in favor of the verbal-visual cognitive style and against the visual-analytic cognitive style (ref. Tony Attwood), so if anything these groups are significantly less useful than their grades and test scores would suggest.
I should qualify this as “straight white Christian males” because one of you recently put me onto implicit pattern learning: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18362-3. Sorry, I can’t remember who it was or I’d H/T.