In which I change my mind again.

Matthew D. Joanis (x8h1@MUSIC.STLAWU.EDU)
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 18:05:53 -0400

After thinking and thinking and thinking some more about what I thought and
then after that rethinking the thoughts I thought and of course taking in
the thoughts of others and thinking about them, I have come to the
conclusion that I was originally wrong, "IQ" really is a joke and
attempting to measure whatever intelligence is, is futile in every and all
cases. Phooey! and I was so proud of my scores too!

Anyway, as for "race" I agree with Ralph Holloway human biological
difference exists, there are "groups" that have certain characteristics
that they share with no others. "Race" as it is colloquially used IS a
social construction. I would say that it is legitimate, only in that the
concept can affect how society interacts, but lets leave that one for the
sociologists. I would also like to note that the study of human difference
and variation is not in and of itself "racist." Again, as with anything in
science its the questions we ask.


Matthew D. Joanis '98
St. Lawrence University
"Ipsa scientia potestas est"