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Not to be confused with Søren Kierkegaard.
... a secret conference on “intelligence”, featuring notorious speakers including in previous years white supremacists and a weird far-right paedophilia apologist called Emil.
—Stewart Lee, The Guardian[1]

Emil Ole William Kirkegaard (online aliases: Deleet,[2] Deleetdk,[3] EmilOWK) is a racist HBD blogger, pedophilia-apologist and pseudo-intellectual whose political views align with white nationalism and the alt-right, hence Kirkegaard's opposition to immigration is based on race and intelligence.

Peer-reviewed science journals have tended to reject his pseudoscientific submissions about race, IQ and immigration, so he co-founded the OpenPsych pseudojournals with Davide Piffer to publish his own. Kirkegaard spends his time on Twitter moaning about SJWs and feminists, posting nonstop about race, IQ and racial demographics, and uses alt-right memes[4] (e.g. Pepe). He has also described a promotional video of the alt-right with swastikas as "nicely done".[5] His pseudo-journals primarily attract neo-Nazis and white nationalists such as Kevin MacDonald and John Fuerst.

In December 2017 Kirkegaard retweeted his support for far-right individuals, such as Holocaust denier Peter Sweden and the neo-Nazi (and former BNP youth member) Mark CollettWikipedia's W.svg.[6]

Internet antics[edit]

Pseudo-intellectualism[edit]

Kirkegaard describes himself as a "polymath" and "scientist" on his personal blog[7] as well as a "Polymath, philosopher, politician, logician, linguist, psychologist"[8] on his Twitter. However, his only qualification is a BA in linguistics; he has no expertise in any of these subjects, nor is he a scientist.

On his Facebook and ResearchGate pages, Kirkegaard says he is a research fellow at the Ulster Institute for Social Research. This institute is phony, racist and associated with publishing controversial hereditarianismWikipedia's W.svg research.

Doxing and harassment[edit]

On his forum OpenPsych, Kirkegaard has doxed users who disagree with him or criticize his pseudojournals; posting their private sign-up emails and IP-addresses, even including geographical location of their IPs.[9]

In 2016, Kirkegaard published the data of nearly 70,000 OkCupid users, as a study in one of his own pseudojournals.[10] Although Kirkegaard claims he was publishing already public information, this is disputed by others.[11][12]

Nazi sympathizer[edit]

Emil Kirkegaard, smiling next to someone doing the Nazi salute

In 2012, Kirkegaard, then 22 years old, posted a number of racist comments about immigrants on a web-forum belonging to the Danish Pirate Party. A photograph was taken of himself next to a friend making the Nazi salute on his Facebook page, while making a comment about being the führer. He was described as a "Nazi sympathizer" on an anti-fascist website who campaigned for the Pirate Party to expel him:

Emil Kirkegaard, has access to questions about racism and nazism, as you may only find, yes, Nazi groups. At the Pirate Party's forum he writes "If one's immigration consists primarily of low intelligent people, then it will be very, very expensive for the country. And that's exactly what we see in the western countries now." Both Emil Kirkegaard and several other party activists defend cooperation with the Danish party. At the same time, Emil Kirkegaard's Facebook can see a photo where an unknown person is in the background, while Emil Kirkegaard is smiling at the camera. Emil Kirkegaard's comment reads: "The Führer is being hailed/saluted".[13]

Race, IQ and eugenics[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Racialism

Kirkegaard alleges a left-wing bias in academia that downplays the heritability of race and IQ.[14] No evidence for such bias exists.

Kirkegaard has appeared on white supremacist Tara McCarthy's YouTube channel for a discussion named "IQ And The Future Of Eugenics".[15] He also attended a secret eugenics conference at the University College LondonWikipedia's W.svg, attended by right-wing British "journalist" Toby YoungWikipedia's W.svg.[16]

Pedophilia[edit]

Kirkegaard makes a sickening compromise for pedophiles on his blog:[17]

Perhaps a compromise is having sex with a sleeping child without them knowing it (so, using sleeping medicine). If they dont[sic] notice it is difficult to see how they cud[sic] be harmed, even if it is rape.

In the same blog post, Kirkegaard defends pedophilia by writing: "One can have sex with some rather young ones (say, any consenting child in puberty) without any moral problems". This means Kirkegaard supports adults having sex with children, who while not pre-pubescent are still as young as 11-12 since girls and boys begin puberty around that age.

In January 2018, Kirkegaard was described in a number of newspapers as being a child rape apologist.[18][19][20][21] He later updated his blog post on paedophilia, claiming it was only a "thought experiment", however this was never mentioned originally and looks like damage control to his reputation.[22]

Drugs[edit]

Kirkegaard describes himself as a "major proponent of drug legalization".[23] He has written that "all drugs should be legalized, regularized and taxed. The more harmful ones (e.g. cocain[sic]) will only be sold to older persons and at special outlets."[24] He was a member of the Internetpartiet (Internet Party Denmark) which aimed to legalize cannabis, doping and all illegal drugs.[25]

OpenPsych[edit]

See the main article on this topic: OpenPsych pseudojournals

Despite Kirkegaard's insistence otherwise,[26] OpenPsych and its journals are pseudojournals: they do not use peer review and are filled with Kirkegaard's publications. For example the OpenPsych journals show typical signs of a pseudojournal: high percentage of content written by one of the journal's creator, Kirkegaard himself. As of 13 January 2018:

  • Kirkegaard wrote for 18 out of the 32 papers in Open Differential Psychology[27]
  • Kirkegaard wrote for 1 out of the 7 papers in Open Behavioral Genetics[28]
  • Kirkegaard wrote for 8 out of the 11 papers in Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science[29]

Kirkegaard was an author for 27 of 50 total papers, or 54%.

Stopped-clock[edit]

For more information, see: Stopped clock

Kirkegaard had the sense to ban Mikemikev from his forum OpenPsych for anti-Semitism.[30] However, if Kirkegaard was really against hating Jews, he wouldn't be re-tweeting Neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers... nor be pictured smiling next to someone doing the Nazi salute.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

If a link below does not work: Try the [a w] links to go to archive.is and web.archive.org respectively.
  1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/14/how-toby-young-got-where-he-isnt-today-universities-regulator-resignation
  2. Wikipedia account
  3. Reddit account
  4. See this example.
  5. Screenshot 1 and 2.
  6. Screenshots.
  7. EMIL OLE WILLIAM KIRKEGAARD [a w], emilkirkegaard.dk
  8. Screenshot (web.archive.org)
  9. Screenshot 1, 2 (note the dox is blanked).
  10. OkCupid dataset
  11. Researchers Caused an Uproar By Publishing Data from 70000 OkCupid users. Fortune.com.
  12. https://archive.is/5pOhs
  13. Nazi sympathizer in Pirate Party
  14. Why the race and intelligence question is still not resolved [a w], Clear Language Clear Mind
  15. Emil OW Kirkegaard: IQ And The Future Of Eugenics [a w], YouTube
  16. Yorke, Harry (10 January 2018). "UCL launches 'eugenics' probe after it emerges academic held controversial conference for three years on campus". The Daily Telegraph.
  17. Emil Kirkegaard
  18. UCL to investigate eugenics conference secretly held on campus. The Guardian.
  19. UCL launches 'eugenics' probe after it emerges academic held controversial conference for three years on campus. Telegraph.
  20. Shamed Toby Young 'attended secret eugenics conference with neo-nazis and pedophiles'. RT International.
  21. Toby Young spoke alongside Nazi who argues raping unconscious children is fine. Evolve Politics.
  22. The Ban on child porn possession (Revised version January 2018).
  23. THC and driving: Causal modeling and statistical controls
  24. [1] (See comment posted by Emil Kirkegaard).
  25. Rusmiddelpolitik
  26. Deleetdk comments on On the commentariat here, and why I don't think I can be associated with this community, despite liking the blog. [a w], /r/SlateStarCodex
  27. Open Differential Psychology (ODP) [a w], Open Psych
  28. Open Behavioral Genetics (OBG) [a w], Open Psych
  29. Open Quantitative Sociology & Political Science (OQSPS) [a w], Open Psych
  30. Banned users