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Jensen and Flynn

gandreasen Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:12 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 (21) 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.

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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