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Beyond the Flynn effect: new myths about race, family and IQ?

James Flynn is a hero to many for his work on genes and IQ, but his latest book, Does Your Family Make You Smarter?, contains provocative claims about black parenting In the garden of a terraced house in Oxford, on the hottest, sunniest day of the year, I meet Professor James R Flynn, an American-born academic who is a hero to many people. More than 30 years ago, he discovered a phenomenon that revolutionised the study of IQ and seemed finally to settle the argument over nature versus nurture.
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