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Jensen and Flynn

JFP Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:01 AM
I knew plenty of people in high school who seemed to be of average intelligence. Then they got to college and got inspired. Suddenly, they were actually interested in learning and were getting good grades. One went on to get a Ph.D., and others could have done so.

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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