Flynn and Chomsky on history and creativity

You might have heard of the "Flynn" effect, or the fact that our average IQ is rising steadily. James Flynn says that if we all travelled back in time 1oo years ago, we would have an average IQ of 130, whereas if you transported past generations to today, they would average 70. Why is this? …

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On the limits of scientific explanations

Educational theory is considered a Social Science in the university today. Aside from the horrors of APA style (with its tyrannical and often meaningless appeals to authority), Social Science has its strengths. But the weakness of all Social Sciences is its built-in tendency to convince us that we can explain and predict societal issues with …

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