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Re: “One Hot Potato

And here is the American Psychological Association's task force "Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns"...

"The cause of that differential is not known; it is apparently not due to any simple form of bias in the content or administration of the tests themselves. The Flynn effect shows that environmental factors can produce differences of at least this magnitude, but that effect is mysterious in its own right. Several culturally based explanations of the Black/White IQ differential have been proposed; some are plausible, but so far none has been conclusively supported. There is even less empirical support for a genetic interpretation. In short, no adequate explanation of the differential between the IQ means of Blacks and Whites is presently available."

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Posted by J. Farmer on 08/25/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “One Hot Potato

Since I am guessing that neither the writer of this article or these handful of commenters has actually read "The Bell Curve," I will quote the one and only paragraph in the book in which the issue of genes regarding the black-white IQ gap was discussed:

"If the reader is now convinced that either the genetic or environmental explanation has won out to the exclusion of the other, we have not done a sufficiently good job of presenting one side or the other. It seems highly likely to us that both genes and the environment have something to do with racial differences. What might the mix be? We are resolutely agnostic on that issue; as far as we can determine, the evidence does not yet justify an estimate."

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Posted by J. Farmer on 08/25/2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “House Speaker Paul Ryan Met With Demonstration During Boise Visit

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/world/europe/germany-bans-far-left-antifa-website.html

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Posted by DoItHereToo on 08/25/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “House Speaker Paul Ryan Met With Demonstration During Boise Visit

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/22/alan-dershowitz-violent-antifa-movement-is-trying-/

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Posted by AlanSaid on 08/24/2017 at 10:38 AM


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