Skeptic Magazine Interview With Robert Sternberg on The Bell Curve

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From Skeptic vol. 3, no. 3, 1995, pp. 72-80.
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Skeptic Magazine Interview With Robert Sternberg on The Bell Curve

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Sternberg recites the standard refrain quite well. Two serious omissions that never get brought up is 1) has anyone been able to respond to Jensen's "factor X," if the difference is environmental - then show it! The second is, are Whites environmentally deprived because we have lower IQs than East Asians or Ashkenazi Jews? The IQ debate about average intelligence between races is purely political. Sternberg is allied somewhat with Gardner, who has been completely discredited because his theory of multiple intelligences cannot be tested. It is a feel-good story for the media. Jensen's Chapter 12 is available at http://www.neoeugenics.com/ if anyone here wants to read it. It is THE rebuttal to Sternberg. One might note that when The Bell Curve issue is brought up, both the APA's "Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns" as well as Jensen's "The g Factor" are ignored - and for good reason for the radical environmentalists. They have lost the battle, it just has not made it past the media egalitarians to the public yet.
 

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