Re: THE BELL CURVE
Rod Hagen (email@example.com)
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 09:23:57 +1000
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Ed_Finkel@learnlink.emory.edu (Ed Finkel) wrote:
> I think it's fascinating how everyone who hasn't read The Bell Curve has a
> definite opinion about it.
> Here's my five-line review:
> This is a very well-written book, clear, beautifully organized, and
> persuasive. It is based on some distortions and some of the research is flawed
> and misrepresented. I think its basic intent is brilliantly evil, but the
> genius of the book is that it contains a germ of truth, which is generally
> unspoken, but impossible to deny. The real question is what we as a society
> will do with the realities that we find, and the opportunities and challenges
> that face us. Wringing our hands, complaining, and whining will not help us.
> For an antidote to the book's arguments, read Howard Gardner's (ten-year old)
> work called Frames of Mind.
What do you see as the "germ of truth...generally unspoken, but impossible