May 27, 2022 • 2HR 8M

Charles Murray vs James Flynn -- 2006 debate on the black-white IQ gap

A fascinating debate between two of the field's leading scholars.

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What you’re about to listen to is a fascinating debate from 2006 between two leading scholars in intelligence research, Charles Murray and James Flynn. I recently found this in the deep dark corners of YouTube split up into 12 parts, as it had clearly been uploaded back when YouTube only allowed 10 minute uploads! So I’m sure many people haven’t heard this debate and having the whole thing in one place would make it more likely that more people will hear it. Of course, I want to stress that I don’t own the rights to this clip. I believe the event was sponsored by the American Enterpirse Institute, but I haven’t been able to find this recording anywhere else. I’ve cleaned up the audio and edited out some dead air. Unfortunately, there are some cuts in the original recording so you occasionally miss a few words. Enjoy.

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