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Jensen and Flynn

ranma2 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 5:24 AM
The marketplace of ideas... It used to be through publications. Publications takes commitment and time. Not just everybody can do it. It was a natural selection at work. Nowadays... The internet era and the anonymity that the internet provides breeds trolls and intellectual midgets. In the past people have to go face to face to debate. Nowadays people like sybill, etc. will flame other from the safety of their computer and never be held accountable for their disruptions and childish behavior. The internet... such a powerful tool... but also so destructive.

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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