[ExI] Cyril Burt

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Sun Sep 6 17:58:30 UTC 2009

You ought to read the first few pages of
"The Bell Curve". The deliberate defamation
of Cyril Burt is carefully explained.

It's politically completely incorrect, but
I'm surprised you haven't seen it.


John Clark wrote:
> On Sep 6, 2009, at 10:41 AM, Lee Corbin wrote:
>> dismissing the honest work of people
>> like Cyril Burt
> First let me say that I think intelligence is largely inheritable, but 
> I'm not going to defend Cyril Burt even if he does support something I 
> think is probably true. Burt published a paper establishing the IQ 
> correlation coefficients between fraternal and identical twins, a few 
> years later he had lots and lots of new data on more twins and guess 
> what, the correlation coefficients were still the same to 3 decimal 
> points. A few years after that he had an even larger avalanche of data 
> and the correlation coefficients were STILL the same to 3 decimal 
> points! That just screams fraud, and not even a very skillful fraud.
> The evidence that his earlier work was also fraudulent is less 
> overwhelming, but the fact that all his notes and raw data were burned 
> is highly suspicious. Anyway, the fact that we know the man was a crook 
> makes all his work useless to Science, it simply can't be trusted.
>  John K Clark
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