- James R. Flynn
James Robert Flynn (born 1934), aka Jim Flynn, Emeritus Professor of Political Studies at the
University of Otagoin Dunedin, New Zealand, researches intelligence and has become widely known for his discovery of the Flynn effect, the continued year-on-year rise of IQscores in all parts of the world. Flynn has written five books. His research interests include humane ideals and ideological debate, classics of political philosophy, and race, class and IQ (see race and intelligence). [ [http://www.otago.ac.nz/politicalstudies/jim_flynn.html Faculty page] ] His books combine political and moral philosophywith psychologyto examine problems such as justifying humane ideals and whether it makes sense to rank races and classes by merit. He currently sits on the editorial board of " Intelligence". [ [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaleditorialboard.cws_home/620195/editorialboard "Intelligence" publisher's page] ] Originally from Chicago, Flynn arrived in New Zealand in 1963.
Flynn campaigns passionately for liberal causes, and became a founding member of both the NewLabour Party and of the Alliance. He also advised Labour Prime Minister
Norman Kirkon foreign policy. He has stood for Parliament on a number of occasions, most recently in 2005 as an Alliance list-candidate. As of 2008 he acts as the Alliance spokesperson on finance and taxation.
In 2007, new research from the 2006 New Zealand census showed that women without a tertiary education had produced 2.57 babies each, compared to 1.85 babies for those women with a higher education. In July 2007, "
The Sunday Star-Times" misquoted Flynn as having suggested that New Zealand risked having a less intelligent population and that a "persistent genetic trend which lowered the genetic quality for brain physiology would have some effect eventually". He referred to hypothetical eugenicists' suggestions for reversing the trend, including some sort of oral contraceptive"in the water supply and ... an antidote" in order to conceive. Flynn commented that at "73 he was too old to worry about offending anyone". [cite news
title=Brainier mums needed to maintain future generations' intelligence, says professor
2007-07-08|accessdate=2007-07-09|publisher=NZPA] Ian Pool, a professor of demography, described Flynn's view (as reported in the "Sunday Star Times") as "totally repugnant" and as "social engineering of the worst sort".Fact|date=July 2008
Flynn later articulated his own views on the "
Close Up" television programme in an interview with Paul Henry, suggesting that the "Sunday Star-Times" had grossly misrepresented his views. Flynn argues that he did not intend his suggestion seriously, but put it forward to illustrate a point. [cite news
title=Academic in hot water over remarks
publisher=The Otago Daily Times] The possibility of manipulating fertility previously appeared in the controversial best-seller "
The Bell Curve", a book which Flynn consistently argues against in his academic work and teaching.Fact|date=July 2007
* "Race, IQ and Jensen" London and Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980. ISBN 0710006519
* "Humanism and Ideology: an Aristotelian View" London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973. ISBN 0710074425
* "Asian Americans : Achievement Beyond IQ" Hillsdale, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1991. ISBN 0805811109
* "How to defend humane ideals: substitutes for objectivity" Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2000. ISBN 0803219946
* "What is intelligence? : beyond the Flynn effect" Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780521880077
* [http://www.otago.ac.nz/politicalstudies/jim_flynn.html Otago University personal page]
* [http://www.alliance.org.nz Alliance Party]
* [http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00120.htm Jim Flynn against eugenics] - Scoop article
* [http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00108.htm "Progressive taxation and NZ": Professor Jim Flynn] - Scoop
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