Re: The Bell Curve

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.SU.OZ.AU)
Thu, 10 Nov 1994 00:19:17 +1000

Kathy Thoma writes:
> Perhaps some of us should think about a rebuttal book (I'm
> thinking...).

A good idea.

I'm just suprised that no one has (as of October 28 :) mentioned my
favourite book on the subject, which is _Not in Our Genes_ (Lewontin,
Kamin and Rose 1984). It doesn't seem to me that their arguments need
to be revised at all to cope with the likes of Rushton. (Though a
treatment like that of Stephen Jay Gould's in _The Mismeasure of Man_
seems more appropriate for such awful science as his.) It's well worth
taking a look at if you are interested in the "nature/ nurture" debate.

Danny Yee.