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View Diary: Rush Limbaugh is right about Jason Richwine, Ph.D. (84 comments)

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  •  I think he did have to defend it... (3+ / 0-)

    The problem is, he either cherry picked his advisors or found people who know nothing about psychology or genetics.  The use of intelligence testing in pseudo-scientific racism is at least 100 years old, but I'll bet none of his advisors are versed in the literature.  There are profound and fundamental errors in trying to measure intelligence as a single numerical value, in trying to create intelligence tests that are not culturally biased, and in the whe stupid and scientifically invalid concept of race as genetically significant.

    This jackass needs to have his dissertation ripped to shreds by those who know more, and his advisors have some explaining to do.  They really dishonor academia by not challenging bullshit like this when there's a whole literature out there refuting and challenging this creep's basic assumptions.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:29:01 AM PDT

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    •  Doesn't the dissertation TOPIC (2+ / 0-)
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      have to be approved? I wonder who thought up this one, and who agreed that it was both academically challenging and appropriate. My understanding is that dissertations are supposed to at least attempt to contribute something to the body of knowledge in the particular field.

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