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If culture is the savior against the hereditarians and those persuaded by The Bell Curve, culture must contain the answer as we search for an explanation of the pathological sink into which some 10,000,000 Americans have fallen.
The Bell Curve authors also don't acknowledge another explanation for the racial earnings gap: discrimination.
The fundamental premise of this new vision is a rejection of the determinism inherent in the bell curve and the embrace of the essential truth that teachers and school leaders make a difference.
Even if one does understand the bell curve, as Taleb showed us standard deviation is often not robust enough for multi-dimensional financial markets.
The fat-tailed bell curve, he says, is not what statisticians call stable.
For many people," Murray and Herrnstein cold bloodedly conclude in The Bell Curve, "there is nothing they can learn that will repay the cost of teaching"
A renowned teacher and writer of science and history of science at Harvard, Gould (1941-2002) challenges assertions of biological determinism in a volume first published in 1981 and in a revised edition in 1996 that specifically addressed claims Arthur Jensen made in his 1994 The Bell Curve.
This is our chance to get on the other side of the overcrowding bell curve.
And he thereafter rejects the notorious argument made in Richard Hernnstein's and Charles Murray's 1994 book The Bell Curve that (in Fish's summary) "blacks occupy inferior social and economic positions because they are naturally inferior" on the grounds that there exists "an overwhelming scientific consensus that the concept of race has no biological foundation.
Nathan Glazer, for example, responded to the argument made in The Bell Curve not by disputing its accuracy but by asking, "whether the untruth is not better for American society than the truth" At bottom, those who say class-based affirmative action won't produce additional racial diversity -- no matter how fair -- are too pessimistic about the abilities of black people.
This distinction is highlighted by the fact that the eugenicist book The Bell Curve within four months of publication sold 400,000 copies, and has been treated as respectable science by all-too-many pundits and academics.
Herrnstein note in The Bell Curve (1994, Free Press, New York), most people who score poorly on intelligence tests lead law-abiding lives.