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Ryan Faulk, better known as The Alternative Hypothesis or The Alt Hype, is an alt-right blogger who supports "race realism" and white nationalism. He writes articles for TheAlternativeHypothesis.org with Sean Last, a Neo-Nazi who also writes for the website The Right Stuff.
As of December 2017, Faulk has over 24,000 subscribers and 1.5 million views on Youtube.
“”The Alternative Hypothesis - Not alt left, not alt right - Alt HYPE!
|—Ryan Faulk, centrist|
The "alt-right" rose to prominence sometime between 2014 and 2016. While we did not start this website until 2016, both of us who run this site (Sean Last and Ryan Faulk) were writing about racial issues considerably before 2014. (Sean started in 2009 and Ryan started in 2007). We were doing this before the alt-right was a thing. That being said, we exist within the online community of people which has become the alt-right, we know many people who run notable alt-right sites, and our ideology exists within the alt-right if one has a "big tent" conception of the movement.
Although Faulk explicitly eschews more extreme alt-right rhetoric, he repeats much more common white nationalist talking points:
We do not advocate genocide, slavery, or any other kind of “supremacist” action. [...] On the other hand, we do endorse the factual statements, supported by a wealth of scientific evidence, that human populations differ in socially important ways for genetic reasons and that racial diversity does a great deal of societal harm. We also defend the prescriptive statement that White nations have just as much of a right as Asian or African nations to defend themselves from demographic displacement.
Faulk argues for "race realism" (a euphemism for racialism) and asserts that his writings are "only 'racist' to the degree that facts and numbers are 'racist'"; however, his views are decidedly pseudoscientific. For example, the Alternative Hypothesis claims that races differ in brain size, measured by cranial capacity, attempts to link this to intelligence, and intentionally ignores counterarguments that socioeconomic factors affect brain development:
The races also differ in brain size. This has been shown repeatedly, all over the world, dating back more than a century (Last, 2016). More recently, it has been shown that you can predict someone’s race by looking at the shape of their brain (Fann et al. 2015). Yet, it is supposed that, unlike the racial differences in virtually every other part of the body, these ones are due entirely to the environment. This is obviously a political move. Evolution doesn’t care that genetic differences in personality are politically controversial, it sees the brain as just another organ. If we evolved differences in all the others, we probably evolved differences in the brain too.
In August 2016, Faulk published an article titled "The Existence of Race" which argued precisely that.
Faulk holds that the heritability of IQ within races in the US is 80% and that the same number holds for the black-white IQ gap. He bases this view on twin-studies, the parallel increase of within-race heritability and racial gaps with age and the correlation of subtest heritability with subtest racial gaps.
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- The Right Stuff. Author: Sean Last. (archive)
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