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Jensen and Flynn

Mary of MO Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:41 PM
This may or may not be pertinent to this article, but it had serious effect on my job in education. Formerly, one had to have an IQ of 80 or higher to participate in a "regular" school classroom. Below 80 was considered to be not sufficiently intelligent to keep up with normal classroom teaching. Later, that benchmark was lowered to 70.

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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