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Jensen and Flynn

gandreasen Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:08 PM
selves to our children. That is what it takes folks. Do this and you children will succeed in life. Oh, and I'm not really white, I'm half native american. So I do not think race has anything to do with it. We just had a great Thanksgiving. My eldest (2) brought her boyfriend home to meet us. He has a Math degree and works in a coffee shop. We had a long talk about work and money. I explained that to get what he wants, he needs to get a good job. Go back to school and get a Masters in something that sells. I think he listened.
jbriggs Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 12:29 PM
If you and your wife had been the offspring of dullard proles you would likely be collecting welfare in the city right now rather than raising your exemplary children in Indiana.

Your kids are great because you had cultural AND genetic greatness to pass on to them.

No amount of polishing will make a turd shine..
gandreasen Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:11 PM
Folks it's not very hard. Culture is everything. Raise these children in a culture of love and learning. They will do great. It takes at least a two parent family, stucture, calm, quiet, and discipline. And I do not mean hit your kids, but give them good guidelines to love themselves for their accomplishments.

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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