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Fact–Value Conflation and the Study of Intelligence

  title={Fact–Value Conflation and the Study of Intelligence},
  author={Nathan Cofnas},
Some prominent scientists and philosophers have stated openly that moral and political considerations should influence whether we accept or promulgate scientific theories. This widespread view has significantly influenced the development, and public perception, of intelligence research. Theories related to group differences in intelligence are often rejected a priori on explicitly moral grounds. Thus the idea, frequently expressed by commentators on science, that science is “self-correcting… 
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