Tim: In the biological sciences, and especially in the human sciences,
there is in fact an undeclared war between media and political elites and
working scientists. It occasionally erupts into the open, as in the great
Bell Curve debate of 10 years ago.
Lots of researchers in fields like human genetics, psychometrics, and
neuroscience regard the kind of people who pontificate about these things in
outlets like PBS and the New York Times as moronic ideologues, and will
freely say so in private. Not in public, though — they want to keep their
You might want to have a chat with Charles Murray.