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May 31, 2009, 01:21 PM
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As I mentioned, Tyler Cowen of Marginal Review spent some time recently tap dancing around his reader`s impassioned question: "Why is Steve Sailer wrong?"

However, wouldn`t the more fundamental question be:

"Is Steve Sailer wrong?"
In other words, the reader was asking not for objectivity but for rationalization to quell his Doubts. I suspect Tyler`s answer (basically, it`s all very complicated, and, besides, Steve Sailer is a bad person) and the pummeling Cowen took in his own Comments section by much better informed people won`t serve to drive too many Doubts away.