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Jensen and Flynn

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..

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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