Re: political correctness according to Hugo de Garis

The Low Willow (
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 18:27:42 -0800 (PST)

On Jan 7, 5:44pm, "E. Shaun Russell" wrote:

} numbers seem to be irrelevant. De Garis makes the statement that that there
} are far more male geniuses than women geniuses. I ask him to prove it. To
} do so accurately, he needs to objectively test (if that is even possible)
} every single man, woman and child alive right now. Numerically, that's
} about 5.436457253 billion people. Now it's 5.436457255 billion.

I thought we were closer to 5.9gigs. At any rate, whatever happened to
statistics and random sampling?

Still need to define genius, of course, and then make a test. What
_are_ people's definitions of geniuses? By my scale, males and females
are even: I'm not sure I personally know any. Would be surprised if I
did. I'm not sure offhand that I know *of* any. Or what my definition
is. Whups.

As for SATs, Michael Lorrey asks when were they discredited. When were
they credited, or rather proven to within some error, to measure
anything besides the possession of certain knowledge and basic skills
*AND* the ability or confidence to summon such knowledge under the
stressful and unnatural conditions of a proctored multiple-choice test.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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