Cambridge University Press
|The colorful pseudoscience|
Race & Racialism
|Hating thy neighbour|
|Divide and conquer|
Cambridge University Press is the world's oldest publishing house (since 1534) and the second-largest university press in the world. It publishes over 50,000 titles from authors in 100 countries, including numerous Nobel Prize winners. It also publishes numerous academic journals. It is one of two privileged presses in the United Kingdom, along with the Oxford University Press.
Publishing of pseudoscience
Although it is normally considered a respectable academic publisher, in recent years it has published a few books espousing racialism and hereditarianism, some of them written by known white nationalists and pseudoscientists, with extensive citations to "research" bankrolled by the white supremacist Pioneer Fund. These include the following:
- Making Sense of Heritability (2005) by Neven Sesardic - Unabashed advocacy of hereditarianism, including a defense of Arthur Jensen.
- The Neuroscience of Intelligence (2016) by Richard Haier.
- Cognitive Capitalism (2018) by Heiner Rindermann — Naked racialism, citations to Rushton, Jensen and Richard Lynn, etc.
- Cambridge University Press is the publisher of the Journal of Biosocial Science which has published some controversial and pseudoscientific papers including studies on the IQs of "third world immigrants" in the Netherlands by Jan te Nijenhuis, and similar papers by Edward Dutton, and Heiner Rindermann, The same journal has also published questionable papers by Gregory Cochran on Ashkenazi IQ, and several papers by white supremacist Richard Lynn.
The publication of this material by Cambridge University Press, as well as similar material published by Oxford University Press, is sometimes brought up by racialists to argue that their ideas are real science. (Do you believe that?)
Although Cambridge University Press publishes racialist pseudoscience, this does not completely invalidate their positive reputation. They normally publish legitimate scientific and academic works, and the publication of pseudoscience is generally an inverse stopped clock moment.
- Elsevier — another venerable publishing outfit that has published a pseudojournal
- "Press Annual Report". Cambridge University Press & Assessment. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
- "Publisher of more than 170 Nobel Prize Laureates". Cambridge University Press & Assessment. 2018.
- Miller, Adam. "The Pioneer Fund: Bankrolling the Professors of Hate." Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 6 (1994): 58-61.
- Pioneer Fund - Southern Poverty Law Center
- Te Nijenhuis, Jan, and Henk van der Flier. "Group differences in mean intelligence for the Dutch and third world immigrants." Journal of Biosocial Science 33.3 (2001): 469-475.
- Te Nijenhuis, Jan, Adel A. Batterjee, Michael Van Den Hoek, Jüri Allik, and Vladimir Sukhanovskiy. "Spearman’s hypothesis tested comparing Saudi Arabian children and adolescents with various other groups of children and adolescents on the items of the Standard Progressive Matrices." Journal of Biosocial Science 49.5 (2017): 634-647.
- Te Nijenhuis, Jan, and Michael van den Hoek. "Analysing group differences in intelligence using the psychometric meta-analytic method of correlated vectors hybrid model: a reply to Wicherts (2018) attacking a strawman." Journal of Biosocial Science 50.6 (2018): 1-2.
- Dutton, Edward, Salaheldin Farah Bakhiet, Khaled Elsayed Ziada, Yossry Ahmed Sayed Essa, Hamada Ali Abdelmuti Ali, and Shehana Mohammed Alqafari. "Regional differences in intelligence in Egypt: A country where upper is lower." Journal of Biosocial Science (2018): 1-9.
- Rindermann, Heiner, Antonia E. E. Baumeister, and Anne Groeper. "Cognitive abilities of Emirati and German engineering university students." Journal of Biosocial Science 46.2 (2014): 199-213.
- Rindermann, Heiner, Eva-Maria Stiegmaier, and Gerhard Meisenberg. "Cognitive ability of preschool, primary and secondary school children in Costa Rica." Journal of Biosocial Science 47.3 (2015): 281-310.
- Rindermann, Heiner, and James Thompson. "The cognitive competences of immigrant and native students across the world: An analysis of gaps, possible causes and impact." Journal of Biosocial Science 48.1 (2016): 66-93.
- Cochran, Gregory, Jason Hardy, and Henry Harpending. "Natural history of Ashkenazi intelligence." Journal of Biosocial Science 38.5 (2006): 659-693.
- Lynn, Richard, and T. Shigehisa. "Reaction times and intelligence: A comparison of Japanese and British children." Journal of Biosocial Science 23.4 (1991): 409-416.
- Lynn, Richard, and Claudia Pagliari. "The intelligence of American children is still rising." Journal of Biosocial Science 26.1 (1994): 65-67.
- Lynn, Richard. "Dysgenic fertility for criminal behaviour." Journal of Biosocial Science 27.4 (1995): 405-408.
- Lynn, Richard. "Sex differences in intelligence: A rejoinder to Mackintosh." Journal of Biosocial Science 30.4 (1998): 529-532.
- Lynn, Richard. "Sex differences in intelligence: some comments on Mackintosh and Flynn." Journal of Biosocial Science 30.4 (1998): 555-559.
- Lynn, Richard, and Po Wah Tse-Chan. "Sex differences on the progressive matrices: some data from Hong Kong." Journal of Biosocial Science 35.1 (2003): 145-150.
- Lynn, Richard, Eduardo Backhoff, and L. A. Contreras. "Ethnic and racial differences on the Standard Progressive Matrices in Mexico." Journal of Biosocial Science 37.1 (2005): 107-113.
- Lynn, Richard, Gerhard Meisenberg, Jaan Mikk, and Amandy Williams. "National IQs predict differences in scholastic achievement in 67 countries." Journal of Biosocial Science 39.6 (2007): 861-874.
- Lynn, Richard, Hsin-Yi Chen, and Yung-Hua Chen. "Intelligence in Taiwan: Progressive Matrices means and sex differences in means and variances for 6- to 17-year-olds." Journal of Biosocial Science 43.4 (2011): 469-474.
- Open letter by Garett Jones, 28 March 2017.