Re: the bell curve

Spike Jones (
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 21:47:40 -0800

> Michael Lorrey wrote... They obviously
> cherry picked the book for quotes that would be inflammatory when taken out of context.

yes. this topic is an easy one in which to find inflammatory quotes.

> > they site your apparent inverse relationship between spending per student
> > and sat scores, but explain it differently. their notion is that
> >
> > 1. people segregate themselves by iq, and that
> > 2. iq can be inherited.
> I think that there is something they missed. I think that people segregate themselves by
> their respect for the value of education. Whenever I talk to intelligent people who are
> shopping for a new home, one of the most important things they check on is 'how good are
> the schools?'. I don't hear this from people who are far less successful or don't have kids
> or aren't planning on raising kids.

possibly, but the quality of the local school is probably the most important litmus test of a neighborhood. i have no offspring, but that question was investigated by me before i bought my house.

> >with the existence of this thread, it was only a matter of time before some
> > yahoo mentioned the bell curve... spike
> I'm a redneck, not a yahoo, thank you very much.
> Mike Lorrey

a redneck? from new hampshire? i thought we from the south had a monopoly on those... {8-] the yahoo i referred to was me. {8^D spike