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  •  Oops: errata. 1. Herrnstein was actually primarily (9+ / 0-)

    an animal behaviorist, not a "cognitive" experimental psychologist, which, of course, would have not been nearly as far afield from the topic of IQ & race as was his actual field of real expertise.  

    2.  Herrnstein is no longer at Harvard.  Dr. Herrnstein, he (long) dead.  

    Somehow I momentarily conflated Herrnstein with Pinker, thereby drastically intensifying my chronic intern syndrome regarding my rapidly aging brain.  It must have been the commonality of their both having written foolish books about topics far from the field of their own in-depth knowledge. Of course, with Herrnstein it was a habit, since he was also co-author with James Q. Wilson of that other egregiously regressive piece of pseudo-scientific shit, "Crime & Human Nature."

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Fri May 10, 2013 at 05:04:00 PM PDT

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    •  Lol Pinker (0+ / 0-)

      Is the new Herrnstein, in a way.  Funny!

      “I wore black because ... it's still my symbol of rebellion -- against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others' ideas.” -- Johnny Cash

      by RocketJSquirrel on Sun May 12, 2013 at 07:35:08 AM PDT

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