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Jensen and Flynn

SVARA Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:29 PM
I wish that a given person could inherit the IQ from a smart parent or parents all the time if possible. Although I now have a couple of advanced degrees and they have served me well, I still tested years back 33points lower than my accountant Mother who was very successful. She told people that I (me) was asleep when she passed out the brains. Dad just laughed and said that my sister received the brains and looks. Dam, genetics can be cruel.

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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