Conversations With Arthur R. Jensen
First Edition • August 1, 2004 • 256 pages
Print ISBN: 9780813342740 • $42.00 USD • $56.50 CAN
Ebook ISBN: 9780786747610 • $25.99 USD • $28.99 CAN
More by these authors: Frank Miele
Frank Miele’s highly regarded Skeptic interviews include conversations with evolutionists Richard Dawkins and E. O. Wilson, anthropologists Donald Johanson, Lionel Tiger, and Robin Fox, ecologist Garrett Hardin, and psychologist Robert Sternberg. His articles have appeared on many web pages, including those of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. He lives in Sunnyvale, California, with his Great Dane, Payce
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…certainly a good read, and Miele asks some appropriately searching questions.
— Times Higher Education Supplement
Arthur Jensen has spent his life pursuing—and finding—truth. Instead of the honors he deserved, he has endured hatred and calamity. This book is a tribute not only to a great man and a great scientist, but to author Frank Miele, who recognizes that greatness.
— American Renaissance
…will be as controversial today as it was in 1969 when Jensen proposed that heredity plays a greater role than environmental factors in race and other IQ differences.
…merges biography, autobiography, popular science, and polemical debate…in easy-to-digest Question & Answer style.
A nicely done book about the important work of an impressive scientist on an incendiary topic. I recommend it.
This makes fascinating…reading and confirms that Jensen is no racist.
Miele, senior editor of Skeptic magazine, set out to ‘skeptically cross-examine’ Jensen on his views. The questions and answers traveled by e-mail, but they read like a conversation.
— Scientific American
The work of an honest, courageous man interviewing an honest, courageous man.
— E. O. Wilson,
There is no more important subject than how we as a society best utilize the precious gift of human intelligence. It is a tribute to Professor Jensen and his skeptical inquisitor Frank Miele that Intelligence, Race, and Genetics successfully challenges the usual ideological posturing on this taboo subject. This is science at its best: gripping and timely, cautious yet audacious.
— Jon Entine, author of Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We’re Afraid to Talk About It
An excellent introduction, overview and update about the man and the science behind the ‘ism’ of Jensenism. In clear and candid dialogue, Jensen unflinchingly answers hard questions about the policy implications of his life’s work.
— Professor Robert Plomin, MRC Research Professor, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
Miele asks the hard questions and Jensen answers without blinking. A must read for critics and supporters alike.
— Thomas J. Bouchard, Jr., Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota
Arthur Jensen has received endless criticism, much of it vituperative. Yet, he has remained moderate in tone and has repeatedly been more data oriented, more quantitative, more thorough, more scholarly, and more knowledgeable than his critics. Here is a chance for those who have not read his technical writing to learn his mature views in easily accessible, question and answer form.
— James Crow, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
For those who have learned of Jensenism and Arthur Jensen from the popular press, this is a must read book. Frank Miele asks the tough questions an informed skeptic should ask and gets answers understandable to the layman. Even if you have read everything Jensen has written, you will learn a lot about the man and his work..
— Douglas K. Detterman, editor, Intelligence
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