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November 25, 2009


Brent in NH

Another possible analogy is race and IQ.

Ever since the publishing house Wiley & Sons pulled respected academic Chris Brand's book _The G Factor_ a week before its scheduled release in 1996, there's been a wall to prevent any honest discussion about the topic that briefly and prominently surfaced with the publication of Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve in 1995.

Maybe the possible truth that races--white, asian, and black--have different bell curves for intelligence and this is largely genetic is true after all. That seems to be the message of The Economist, which says researchers in other countries that are less squeamish on the topic stand to profit mightily in the biology decade we appear to be entering. They aren't afraid of doing the research.

Brent in NH

You had me at "perfect metaphor."

I've linked to his impressive entry on my blog.


The truth always comes out in the end but unfortunately not before serious damage is done. Hopefully the world takes a long hard look at climate change info just like they did gun control.

Great post!

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