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by Hannah Leitheiser

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#iq #intelligence #sociology

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life

Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray

1994

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2019-10-06

"You--meaning the self-selected person who has read this far into this book-live in a world that probably looks nothing like the [bell curve]. Almost all of your friends and professional associates belong in that top Class I slice [top 5%]. Your friends and associates whom you consider to be unusually slow are probably somewhere in Class II [pitiful top 3/4]. Those whom you consider to be unusually bright are probably somewhere in the upper fraction of the 99th centile." - Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (1994)

Sure. Or you have autism. Commendable flattery attempt.