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The IQ Ameliorist School
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January 31, 2012, 04:40 AM
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In Taki`s Magazine, I write about a major new paper by leading lights in the left-of-center Ameliorist school of IQ experts, including Robert Nisbett, James Flynn, and Eric Turkheimer:
Even more courageously, the seven Ameliorists note that IQ tests are valuable because they quantify that most career-threatening of hot buttons in American intellectual life—racial differences in intelligence—which they find both sizable and socially significant:
IQ is also important because some group differences are large and predictive of performance in many domains. Much evidence indicates that it would be dif?cult to overcome racial disadvantage if IQ differences could not be ameliorated.
Read the whole thing there.