Re: The Bell Curve

David James Russell (djrussel@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU)
Fri, 28 Oct 1994 14:40:32 -0500

On Fri, 28 Oct 1994, K. Thoma wrote:

> Hi all,
> No, I did not catch Murray on Prime Time Live but I did see him on
> Night Line last Friday night. Coppel and a sociologist from Yale (or
> Princeton) did do their best to find holes in his research/study.
> The **SAD** thing about all of this is that Murray is getting enormous
> national media attention and because he is being portrayed
> as an "authentic academician/researcher", many people are going to
> "believe" his arguments or at least think they are credible. In
> addition, because his book has received so much attention and is so
> controversial, many people will buy it just to read it making him a
> (ghast!) **MILLIONAIRE** if he already isn't one. Pretty clever,
> huh?!
> Perhaps some of us should think about a rebuttal book (I'm
> thinking...).
> Kathy Thoma
> National-Louis University
> Office of Institutional Research

I whole-heartedly agree. I know many who have unfortunately placed
creedence in this science-fiction, including my father--gasp!