March 10, 2014

New Scientist: "Instant Expert -- Intelligence"

James Thompson points to a nice resource that I hadn't seen before. New Scientist, a glossy magazine, commissions short summaries on various scientific topics called "Instant Expert." Their "Instant Expert: Intelligence" entry was authored by the estimable Linda Gottfredson. (No paywall, now.)

You probably won't learn too much that's new, but it's a highly respectable-looking resource to link to when debating proponents of the anti-scientific conventional wisdom

9 comments:

TC said...

This will tide me over until the Super Friends at Vox tell me what I need to know -- contextually! -- about intelligence.

Jon Claerbout said...

Those articles are paywalled.

Steve Sailer said...

Thanks. I've changed the link to Linda's U. of Delaware site:

http://www.udel.edu/educ/gottfredson/reprints/2011InstantExpertIntelligence.pdf

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that the Nude Socialist has commissioned such a report.

Anonymous said...

You might like this, though it doesn't mention--maybe even avoids mentioning-intelligence:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310182731.htm

Anonymous said...

There is also Ian J. Deary's "Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction, which is one in a respectable series of books that offers a rudimentary overview on historical, scientific and philosophical topics.

http://www.amazon.com/Intelligence-A-Very-Short-Introduction/dp/0192893211

Deary is not idiot. He probably reads sailer.

panjoomby said...

"...when debating proponents of the anti-scientific conventional wisdom"

well said! even without a period at the end:) a beautifully succinct & 100% accurate way to say it! much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I must say I'm surprised and impressed with New Scientist. It's normally totally PC - easily up there with The Lancet (UK medical journal).

Clutch cargo cult said...

The author states that g is not correalated with conscientiousness, i thought i have read the opposite here (including future time orientation,cooperativeness, etc). Not arguing differently just trying to understand whick is right.