RE: [xmca] Nobel prize talks stupid things about human intelligence

From: Emily Duvall <emily who-is-at>
Date: Fri Oct 19 2007 - 11:25:53 PDT

I see you send this to Sternberg & Grigorenko; will they be responding to this? Their research with dynamic testing/assessment speaks directly to the issue. Perhaps, as a community, might want to contact folks like Haywood, Lidz, Feuerstein, Tzuriel, Carlson etc. to make some statements
~ Em

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From: [] On Behalf Of David Preiss
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2007 6:55 AM
To: Robert Sternberg; Activity eXtended Mind Culture; Elena L. Grigorenko; Linda Jarvin; Steve Stemler
Subject: [xmca] Nobel prize talks stupid things about human intelligence

In his Sunday Times interview, Dr James Watson was quoted as saying
he was "inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa" because "all
our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is
the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really".

He was further quoted as saying that his hope was that everyone was
equal but that "people who have to deal with black employees find
this is not true".

Just disgusting, racist, horrible...


David Preiss, Ph.D.
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