Ideas on IQ

1994’s The Bell Curve suggested that Black Americans have a lower average IQ than other groups – a suggestion that appalled Waikato academic James Flynn. Flynn suggests IQ tests reflect environment as much inherent “intelligence”, calculating that “by today’s IQ tests, in the 1920s nearly half of American men would have been too retarded to master the rules of baseball.” The Boston Review looks at other flaws in the book.

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