Declares himself a “moderate conservative” with occasional libertarian views
St. Edmunds College professor and Cambridge University researcher Noah Carl was fired earlier this year for having attended a conference where race and IQ was discussed. 586 academics signed a letter condemning his views. He has also been criticized for conducting research showing high immigration rates correlate with higher incidents of crime.
Now in a press release and subsequent interview at Medium.com, (May 6) Professor Carl is blasting his critics.
“In fact, the contribution of genes to variation in human intelligence has been widely accepted by psychologists since at least 1996, when the report ‘Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns’ was published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Asked if he attended a “secret “eugenics conference” with ‘Neo-Nazi links'” Carl responds, first, by pointing out Nazis actually opposed IQ tests fearing that Jews would score well. And then:
“I am not aware of any attendee of the conference who holds “Neo-Nazi” views… My political views vary from one issue to another — on some issues I take more left-wing stances and on some issues more libertarian stances — but overall they reflect those of a moderate conservative.”
Towards the end of the interview, Carl makes a statement on genetic engineering consistent with the views of this website:
“I certainly do not consider myself a “eugenicist”, one should also be aware that ‘eugenics’ encompasses a range of interventions, including some that most people would not consider coercive at all.”
One response to the Prof. Carl’s press release and interview:
I had no idea that so many (586!) academics had signed the open letter accusing Noah Carl of “racist pseudoscience”. This is a really BIG issue.
The signatories need to be given the opportunity of either confirming/justifying their support for it, or apologising.
— Philosopher Kin (@rogerahicks) May 7, 2019