Re: Chunking intelligence functions (was Re: [Fwd: com-mensa-rate digest#1] )

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 18:54:47 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Let's take... Margaret Mead.

I can't remember if I read about this before or
after Derek Freeman's scandalous book about Mead's
sojourn in Samoa, but I saw somewhere (I don't remember
where) a claim that Mead had reacted in the 50's to
the first Kinsey report by saying that Kinsey's
research ought to have been suppressed, beccause it
was a threat to the social fabric. If it's true,
it's something I could never forgive her for, entirely
apart from the doubts surrounding _Coming of Age in Samoa_.

Jim F.

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