[ExI] Dismissing Shockley was Status as human motivator

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Apr 27 10:50:18 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:30:24PM +0200, Jones Murphy wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 12:03:16PM +0200, Jones Murphy wrote:
> >> Shockley was paranoid about dysgenia, but there appears to be
> >> overwhelming eugenia going on:
> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flynn_effect
> >
> > People are measuring shit. You should talk to guys in HR.
> I've spent many decades talking to people in HR at some very big
> companies. What does that have to do with the fact that vast numbers

Are your contacts thinking that the recent crop of *local* 
talent (not globally sourced) over last 30 years is seeing 
the Flynn effect?

Are they happy with the quality they're getting, and is
the trend better, or worse?

> of people all over the world are better fed and nurtured in their
> critical early years, and thus have more working intelligence than
> ever before? What do you believe you know that these thousands of
> researchers have missed?

I am thinking is that if Flynn is showing that developing world
is getting smarter they're measuring pure bogon flux.

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