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Jensen and Flynn

knochel Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:39 PM
We, as humans, have a bias when discussing intellect. In sports, there are athletes blessed with innate physical talent and others with less talent but greater practice ethic and we have no difficulty reconciling and discussing the two. However, bring "intelligence" into the mix and it is time to start walking on eggshells!

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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