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Jensen and Flynn

Jane121 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 10:52 AM
I live in a mostly illegal alien Mexican area of California. Pat and I are sisters in our oppression. Northern Europeans have an ancient history (affecting us even now) of equality of genders (different but equal, at all times more evident in our ancestors than others of their time). For whatever reason this essence of gender equality came from Europe and is not something we can compromise on merely to enable racial equality, instead it is our gift to all in a future in which all people accept gender equality and thank us Europeans for it.

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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