Review: Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics (Aaron Panofsky)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18526647-misbehaving-science libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=ac86923b7bf1ed0639abf0e1c22810f8 The book is a sociologist trying to interpret the history of behavior genetics into sociology theories. I didn’t pay much attention to their theorizing, being familiar with that kind of nonsense or useless theory. It generally employs the kind of kind of terminology that sociologists are known for: reductionism here, genetic determinism there,…

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Jensen’s 1972 Genetics and Education

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3823494-genetics-and-education http://libgen.org/book/index.php?md5=20841a83273ee2de5c1d6a663521a1fa I acquired this book. Apparently little known, as are many of Jensen’s older works. It has some good stuff, especially the Preface and the chapter about Ethical issues. I have added two quotes from it to the memorial site.

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Educability and group differences (Arthur Jensen, 1973)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/786753.Educability_And_Group_Differences http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=501f355b6e474bdc0b7f3130dc3bf9c0&open=0   Why read a book from 1973? 41 years old? Well, it was a good read indeed! It is interesting how much of the evidence for racial differences were in place already in 1973, and it has more or less only become stronger since then. Basically, the book is a shorter and less…

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