William Price (
24 Jan 1995 03:52:37 GMT (Michael Andrew Turton) wrote:

> Getting back to TBC, Tom, perhaps you can provide a definitions of
> "race" "intelligence" and other words Murray flings around.

The book defines IQ as being what IQ scores measure. The question
is not whether IQ exists, but whether it is a useful quantity, i.e.,
what sorts of things it predicts. The "existence" of any quantity
is established through its usefulness. We can predict many things
from the weight of an object; therefore, its weight is a real and
important quantity.

"Race" is a taxonomic concept. Taxonomists classify
subspecies; I don't see why it is illegitimate to talk about race.