Re: comparisons with other lists

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Tue Aug 07 2001 - 09:11:51 MDT

Emlyn O'regan wrote:

> > If you have access to Murray and Herrnstein's The
> > Bell Curve, do read their introduction...
> >
> Just to spill a few more worms from our already battered can, I've got to
> take issue with reference to The Bell Curve. As far as I am aware, this book
> has been thoroughly debunked...
> Also, I think that Stephen J Gould hammers it pretty hard in "The Mismeasure
> of Man". Emlyn

Emlyn, note that I do not actually endorse the Bell Curve. Their introduction
however, is a good definition of approach to how to interpret SAT scores.
In the long run, the impact of Murray and Herrnstein was to kill off the
SAT, especially in low-scoring states such as Taxifornia.

I dont agree with Steven Jay Gould either, but I devour his works as
soon as they hit the shelf. John Steinbeck was red to the bone, but
I have read and enjoyed everything he ever published. {8-] spike

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