Chasing Rainbows, or The Conclusion That Must Not Be Reached

Charles Murray comments on a recent Washington Post article on IQ. Here.

3 Comments

  1. À propos:

    Intelligence Quotient Domains

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    (I’ve been thinking for awhile this link’d be handy someplace.)

    In related news;

    Shrime decided to see how easy it would be to publish an article. So he made one up. Like, he literally made one up. He did it using http://www.randomtextgenerator.com. The article is entitled “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?” and its authors are the venerable Pinkerton A. LeBrain and Orson Welles. The subtitle reads: “The surgical and neoplastic role of cacao extract in breakfast cereals.”

    Many of these publications sound legitimate. To someone who is not well-versed in a particular subfield of medicine—a journalist, for instance—it would be easy to mistake them for valid sources.

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3041493/body-week/why-a-fake-article-cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs-was-accepted-by-17-medical-journals

    Posted April 17, 2015 at 10:56 am | Permalink
  3. Robert Marchenoir says

    Last night, a boat full of Italy-bound African illegal immigrants capsized in the Mediterranean, killing 700.

    This happened because, after summoning help (presumably by satellite telephone), everybody rushed on one side of the boat when a Portuguese ship came to assistance.

    Stupidity is not curable.

    However, we are told that these people should be welcomed, because they will make terrific doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

    Posted April 19, 2015 at 8:13 am | Permalink