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Post time 2012-5-22 08:54:22 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Android1 at 2012-5-22 08:56

The free book The g Factor - General Intelligence and its Implications by Professor Chris Brand can be downloaded here:

Douance.org/qi/brandbook.htm

The following description is posted on the site:

    In the Spring of 1996, a new book about intelligence and education, THE
    g FACTOR, created shock waves in Britain by tracing educational failure
    largely to genetic deficiency in mental speed. The book, by an Edinburgh
    University academic, appeared after years in which educationalists and the
    media  had played down to vanishing point the importance of inheritance in
    yielding  individual and group differences in attainment. Britain's politically
    correct  academics were aghast to find fast track learning and streaming urged
    by a  psychologist (as it had been by British Labour leader Tony Blair in a
    major  speech in February, 1996). Under pressure from self-styled
    'anti-racists', the  New York-based academic publishing house, Wiley,
    unilaterally broke its contract  with author Chris Brand by de-publishing the
    book for 'racism.'

    After years of hysterical attacks on hereditarian theorists like Cyril Burt,
    Hans Eysenck and Arthur Jensen, it is time to show that London School ideas
    continue to stand and will not be defeated by intimidation, suppression or
    sacking. Commended by professors of psychology at Cambridge (England) and
    Austin  (Texas), and in a New Scientist editorial, THE g FACTOR is now
    re-launched in a revised edition (correcting minor errors*) via this page in
    electronic format. It is at once a textbook about IQ and a think-piece about
    what should be done to reverse dumbing-down in education and to help children
    at all intellectual levels. It rejects the tired educational philosophies
    of  both conservatives and leftists and backs a new liberalism that would give
    children more choice. It is free of charge and may be copied -- though not
    altered, please.

    Chris Brand (cbrand@cycad.com) invites applications from mainstream
    publishers willing to re-publish his book in paper format, to advertise it and
    to place it in bookshops. He thanks the Woodhill Foundation, USA, for helping
    make it possible to gift THE g FACTOR to the Internet community.

    * The book's political incorrectness, however, remains entirely intact --
    so as to show for how little the forces of PeeCee (headed by Wiley, Edinburgh
    University and the Anti-Nazi League) were prepared to censor an academic
    work.

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Post time 2012-5-22 23:21:00 |Display all floors
Did anyone start reading this book as yet?

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Post time 2012-5-23 00:47:15 |Display all floors
sounds like a piece of junk to me..............................
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Post time 2012-5-23 00:50:42 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-5-23 00:47
sounds like a piece of junk to me..............................

I am confused by your rebuttal.

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Post time 2012-5-23 01:45:04 |Display all floors
Android1 Post time: 2012-5-23 00:50
I am confused by your rebuttal.

why are you confused?

It is junk science and junk politics and junk education to classify people based on birth ...........

It is Mahathir and Hitler and Frankenstein all rolled into one.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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Post time 2012-5-23 01:48:34 |Display all floors
Revolutionar Post time: 2012-5-23 01:45
why are you confused?

It is junk science and junk politics and junk education to classify people  ...

I am still confused by your rebuttal.  

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Post time 2012-5-23 01:50:11 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2012-5-23 01:50
Android1 Post time: 2012-5-23 01:48
I am still confused by your rebuttal.

that is because you are an adroid.

version 1.0, maybe version 2.0 will do better.
I've made my living, Mr. Thompson, in large part as a gambler. Some days I make twenty bets, some days I make none. There are weeks, sometimes months, in fact, when I don't make any bet at all because ...

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