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Jensen and Flynn

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:51 PM
All I can add to this discussion is my own experience. On IQ test through school, I tested above average about 120. Pretty good, but I'm no genius. My SAT scores (taken in 1974) verbal 480, non-verbal 670. On line, over the past few years, I have seen IQ test and said, why not? The first two, I scored 138 on each (am I getting smarter? maybe) and the last, a purely non-verbal test, (pattern recognition) scored 151. So, each test measures one thing or another, as far as I can tell.
Words Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:10 PM
If you went back in time and were in our school district with those numbers you would be in the highest group. It gets very competitive especially when there are students in there that might be better than you in writing or math, but your problem solving will blow them away. lol

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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