That's right. Rush hit the nail on the head here (5/10/13):
And when [Richwine's thesis] was published, nobody had a problem with it.I completely agree. This thesis was 166 pages long. Does anyone really think that all three thesis advisors actually read it? You can if you wish, here.
Let's flip to page 142, where in conclusion, now-Doctor Richwine writes:
... today's immigrants are not aa intelligent on average as white natives. The IQ difference between the two groups is large enough to have substantial negative effects on the economy and on American society. The deficit cannot be dismissed as meaningless or transient. It is transferred across generations -- whether via genes, environment, or both -- in a manner that we do not yet know how to prevent.And here's this humdinger from Harvard's own Hari Seldon:
... Do you suppose the Imperium could expose its shakiness in this manner? That is a very simple demonstration in psychohistory. But some of our results have leaked out among the aristocracy.Oops, that was quote from the real Hari Seldon, psychohistorian. Let's go to his counterpart, now-Doctor Richwine, from a planet on a far flung arm of the galaxy:
No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.Now-Doctor Richwine's thesis is chock full of numbers and acronyms. I haven't the time or the skill to paw through them, but I don't need to. If your conclusion is that two unborn generations will be of inferior intelligence to white people, I don't need to read any further.
But to return to Rush -- what did he say?
And when [Richwine's thesis] was published, nobody had a problem with it.That's right. None of the august scholars who sat on now-Doctor Richwine's thesis committee challenged any of these things. There are really two possibilities here. Either they read the thesis and agreed with it (which they will never admit), or, the more likely explanation, they didn't read it at all.
My guess is that the thesis made a nice "whump" when it hit the desk, and, flipping through it, it had some complicated mathematical formulas. And so, the thought comes to you: "No one will ever read this, why should I?"
Of course, when you take, oh, how shall one say ... shortcuts with science, you can have some problems.