Friday, February 23, 2007

Richard Lynn review

In a post some while back, I reviewed Richard Lynn's book "Race Differences in Intelligence: An Evolutionary Analysis" (book details here; my book review scroll down here). Professor Lynn is an exceptional scientist and very brave individual, pioneering a thoroughgoing evolutionary analysis of human intelligence and racial differences (due to different racial evolutionary histories) through the long decades when this was automatically classified as 'racist'. A close reading of any recent works in evolutionary psychology shows the extent to which the work of Lynn and colleagues has now become almost the orthodoxy.

I was pleased to come across a detailed, insightful and sympathetic review of Lynn's book here. Makes it clear to what extent my brief effort was just the work of a dabbling amateur. Definitely worth a look.