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Charles Murray -- The Inequality Taboo - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
October 19th, 2005
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Charles Murray -- The Inequality Taboo
Charles Murray, co-author of the famous research The Bell Curve, wrote a long and insightful (to me) article on "The Inequality Taboo". Recommended reading.

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From:dorable
Date:October 19th, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
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(1) we live in an age when students are likely to hear more about Marie Curie than about Albert Einstein
And hearing more about Bob Marley than about Shakespeare, I'm sure.

(2) even after adjusting for body size, men have larger brains than women
Did I miss anything? Did someone prove that brain size is connected to IQ after all?

(3) If you'll notice, he's saying traditional gender roles were completely destroyed and even turned around in the seventies ("women were actively socialized to resist gender stereotypes") so they don't have to be taken into account anymore.

I really don't see any point in reading on to the bit about race. If he has any conclusions that actually correspond to science and to real life, it would be by lucky chance, because a scientist he ain't.
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