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Jensen and Flynn

doug64 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:25 PM
Neither - academic politics isn't good preparation for managing the country, and he'd be wasted as Secretary of Education. Instead, put him in charge of education for one of the Red states, where he'd have some real power.
Carl469 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 9:47 PM
Thomas Sowell is 82, for God's sake. He doesn't want to be a bureaucrat.

Anyone who has followed the decades-long controversies over the role of genes in IQ scores will recognize the names of the two leading advocates of opposite conclusions on that subject-- Professor Arthur R. Jensen of the University of California at Berkeley and Professor James R. Flynn, an American expatriate at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

What is so unusual in the academic world of today is that Professor Flynn's latest book, "Are We Getting Smarter?" is dedicated to Arthur Jensen, whose integrity he praises, even as he opposes his conclusions. That is what scholarship and science are...

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