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Re: Mandarinate

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

research grants.

You might want to have a chat with Charles Murray.


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