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Academy group will review Shockley notion


Academy group will review Shockley notion


This article in Science World describes how the National Academy of Sciences created a committee to investigate whether human intelligence is more dependent on inheritance (i.e. race in this context) or on the environment, upon the request of physicist William Shockley. The article also details Shockley’s attempt to present a controversial paper examining correlations between IQ and race at Dartmouth, and how it was successfully halted by a group of 20-30 Dartmouth students who clapped intermittently for 90 minutes until the speech was called off.

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Science World

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Science World, “Academy group will review Shockley notion.” Oct. 27, 1969. Shockley Incident records, DA-23, Box 2852, Folder 6, Rauner Special Collections Library.

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