Not such a long night after all...
Wisconsin - 3145 of 3424 Precincts Reporting - 92%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Walker , Scott (i) GOP 1,185,851 54%
Barrett , Tom Dem 1,000,243 45%
Trivedi , Hari Ind 12,632 1%
hawk, You're trying to equalize two issues as one outcome. Ain't gonna happen.
Huge difference between running for gov and president.
Republicans held on to three state Senate seats, but results in a pivotal fourth race, in Racine County pitting incumbent Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) against former Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine), were delayed late Tuesday. Results were also slow in being reported during the primary last month.
Democratic challengers lost recalls bids against Sens. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) and Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls.)
In addition, Rep. Jerry Petrowski (R-Stettin) was elected to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Pam Galloway (R-Wausau), who resigned earlier this year after opponents gathered enough signatures to initiate a recall election.
The results bring an end - for now - to recall elections of lawmakers after the November 2010 election of Gov. Scott Walker and the firestorm that followed. Tuesday's results follow a series of recall elections in 2011 when Democrats picked up two seats in recalls involving nine senators, cutting into the Republican's majority. The majority slipped to a tie after Galloway's resignation.
Whether the Republicans will regain control of the Senate won't be known until results of the District 21 Wanggaard-Lehman race are in.
That's about the dumbest statement you've ever made on a2k. I know many professionals who are expert at their area of skills, but dumb in others. That's very common - even in ourselves. Generally speaking, I prefer the expert over the non-expert on things I want resolved or corrected. That's not to say there are so-called experts who may be dangerous or wrong on some issues.
Remember that Harvard professor who wrote about the IQ of blacks? Now, that's really stupid!
The Bell Curve
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The Bell Curve
Author(s) Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
Publisher Free Press
Publication date September 1994
Media type Hardcover
ISBN ISBN 0-02-914673-9
OCLC Number 30913157
Dewey Decimal 305.9/082 20
LC Classification BF431 .H398 1994
The Bell Curve is a best-selling and controversial 1994 book by the Harvard psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein (deceased before the book was released) and political scientist Charles Murray. Its central argument is that intelligence is substantially influenced by both inherited and environmental factors and is a better predictor of many personal dynamics, including financial income, job performance, chance of unwanted pregnancy, and involvement in crime than are an individual's parental socioeconomic status, or education level. The book also argues that those with high intelligence, the "cognitive elite", are becoming separated from those of average and below-average intelligence, and that this is a dangerous social trend with the United States moving toward a more divided society similar to that in Latin America.
Melvin Konner wrote in the notes to his book The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit:
Statements made by Arthur Jensen, William Shockley, and other investigators in the late 1960s and early 1970s about race and IQ or social class and IQ rapidly passed into currency in policy discussions. Many of these statements were proved wrong, but they had already influenced some policymakers, and that influence is very difficult to recant.
Many studies that purport to be both science-based and attempt to influence public policy have been accused of scientific racism. Konner wrote:
What of the latest currents of thought? Are they likely to lead to, or at least encourage, further distortions of social policy? The indications are not all encouraging. Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray published a book in 1994 clearly directed at policy, just as Jensen and others had in the 1960s and 1970s. The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (New York: Free Press 1994) teamed a psychologist with a conservative policy advocate to try to prove that both the class structure and the racial divide in the United States result from genetically determined differences in intelligence and ability. Their general assertions about genes and IQ were not very controversial, but their speculations on race were something else again.
Lisa Suzuki and Joshua Aronson of New York University claimed in 2005 that Jensen has largely ignored evidence that fails to support his position that IQ test score gaps represent a genetic racial hierarchy unwaveringly for over 30 years.
Paleontologist and evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, attacked Jensen's work in his 1981 book The Mismeasure of Man. Gould writes that Jensen misapplies the concept of "heritability", which is defined as a measure of the variation of a trait due to inheritance within a population (Gould 1981: 127; 156-157). According to Gould, Jensen uses heritability to measure differences between populations. Gould also disagrees with Jensen's belief that IQ tests measure a real variable, g, or "the general factor common to a large number of cognitive abilities" which can be measured along a unilinear scale.
This is a claim most closely identified with Charles Spearman. According to Gould, Jensen misunderstood the research of L. L. Thurstone to ultimately support this claim; Gould, however, argues that Thurstone's factor analysis of intelligence revealed g to be an illusion (1981: 159; 13-314). Gould criticizes Jensen's sources including his use of Catharine Cox's 1926 Genetic Studies of Genius, which examines historiometrically the IQs of historic intellectuals after their deaths (Gould 1981: 153-154).