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Before the last AR Conference I attended, arguably the most prestigious MAINLINE psychology journal in America had a LEAD article by Arthur Jensen and Philippe Rushton spoke at the AR meeting.
Recently the New York Times had a lead article about Shockley, the inventor of the transistor and someone I knew, and it talked about his taking Jensen's side on the race-IQ issue. It is hard to do a hit piece on the man who undeniably invented the transistor, but the NYT did it. They had to strain to do it.
The NYT made an astonishing admission, "The hereditarian view is now far more acceptable than it was in the 1970s when Shockley championed it." No pessimist would ever notice that sentence. His eyes are too full of tears. I would never have IMAGINED it could appear in the NYT. But I also never imagined that one of my articles would ever be published in Pravda. So I live in a much different, and realer, world than the ones who call themselves "Realists."
The NYT went on to quote JENSEN to prove their point.
"Realists" forget what Jensen's reception was when he did an issue of the Harvard Psychology Review. He had assumed, like everybody else, that "modern anthropologists had proven that the races were equal in innate abilities." He was to do an article on this. Then he found that there was NO evidence AT ALL of this. The fact that EVERYBODY believed it is shown by the fact that he devoted the entire issue 200-page issue of the journal to this subject.
Harvard tried to get all the copies back and burned the ones they did get back.
Book burning. Openly.
Many a time I was told that the hereditarian idea was hopeless. Now the pessimist side, and it DOES seem to be a SIDE, screams that no one can know it.
In the early 1960s I was in grad school in economics. One of my professors was Warren Nutter, one of the top specialists in Soviet economics. The CIA and academia agreed on one thing: the USSR was catching up with the US in production. If you were the CIA and your budget depended on the Soviet threat, would you have called it a paper tiger?
Long before the USSR fell, pretty well everybody was on board with Nutter. As one fellow-student used to say to pro-Communists, "You mean you want the whole ECONOMY run like the United States Post Office?"
No, contrary to what the New York Times will tell you and pessimists will swear to, Nutter did not win this alone, nor did Jensen.
In the long run, in the real world, "Realists" are always wrong. Like futurologists, they play for the market NOW. Their tummy hurts so all is lost. Futurologists say what will get them grants in Futurology NOW.
I base my futurology on the futures I remember living through.