Tuesday, February 19, 2008

VAS-related readings

One of the great things about VAS is the way it encourages associative thinking. So, in honor of Tomasula and Farrell’s associative method, here are some texts that our last reading brought to mind:

• Malcolm Gladwell on the fallacies of IQ testing: “If what I.Q. tests measure is immutable and innate, what explains the Flynn effect—the steady rise in scores across generations?”

• A review of Stephen Wolfram’s attempt to displace mathematics as the foundation of all sciences

Enjoy.

1 comment:

Blackout said...

Yeah the idea of "IQ" being stable is false. Because people start to do better on them through the years, the powers that be often change them to make more difficult to distinguish people.