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Old 08-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #40
Crash the plane HOGAN!!!

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim View Post
Don't forget this part:

For my part, Iíve come to doubt the existence of something called ďgĒ or general intelligence, as the research has gathered over the years. I believe IQ is an artificial construct created to predict how well a random person is likely to do in an advanced post-industrial society. And thatís all it is. It certainly shouldnít be conflated with some Platonic idea of ďintelligence.Ē I donít think it carries any moral weight at all, either, and I donít think it should be used in any way in immigration policy. In fact, any public policy that rests on this kind of data is anathema to me. Itís far too close to eugenics, and to the morally repugnant idea that smarter people are somehow better in any meaningful sense.
Then you're against affirmative action too? Great! We're getting somewhere..
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