My strong impression is that Jensen and Eysenck rank as perhaps the Marx and Engels of their movement, and suddenly purging them both on charges of Gouldist-deviationism would surely constitute an ideological earthquake, vastly greater in magnitude than that of the Moscow Purge Trials or Khrushchev’s 1956 “Secret Speech” on Stalin.Chuck has a good debunking of the contents but Unz needs to understand that this is not 1938 and HBD is not a personality cult. Jensen* is not my intellectual idol. He is just a guy who is better at "pattern recognition" than Ron Unz. Reading the American "Conservative" with its mishmash of isolationism and now Hispanic blankslatism and it appears that if anyone is in the political cult business it is Unz. Imagine him as Lyndon LaRouche if Lyndon had to pay his followers.
Fortunately this is not 1975 we have gene sequencing so StatSquatch has feasible three step process to end this debate
- Find the genes or structural variation associated with intelligence
- Determine if the genes are causative
- See if those genes are distributed differently among populations
No show trials needed and no matter which ever side wins you have a set of genes related to intelligence so Dean Hsu can create his super smarties.
* I think Jensen's method of correlated vectors is terrible.