Murray’s Argument in the Bell Curve

The first cardinal sin in an intellectual debate is to criticize your opponent without understanding their view. Here are a set of propositions, not necessarily consistent or complete set, that seem to appear in Murray’s The Bell Curve. Which one’s represent Murray’s views? (P1) Intelligence is a meaningful scientific concept. (P2) Intelligence can be quantified. (P3) The whole of...

Charles Murray on Regression Analysis

I have questioned Murray on his description (and reach) of regression analysis. Here is the quote from the Bell Curve:   The basic tool for multivariate analysis in the social sciences is known as regression analysis. The many forms of regression analysis have a common structure. There is a result to explain, the dependent variable. There are some things that might be the causes, the independent...