Talk:The Bell Curve

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Isn't this article way too long?[edit]

Why on earth is a 25 year old book given such as lengthy article? Not many books have their own Wikipedia articles? And disturbingly, I found it when searching for an explanation of a bell curve, as in the general term, the diagram showing normal distribution. It's quite disturbing to have a lengthy debate about race and intelligence pop up as the no 2 hit on Google for "bell curve". How is this book notable enough for an entry? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lijil (talkcontribs) 10:52, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Putting aside the question of how long is too long, the book has attracted a large amount of criticism which is noteworthy of itself. Simply covering the book's contents would ignore that. In addition the number of years since it was written is hardly relevant to how long an article should be. Does the Bible or a Shakespeare play deserve a shorter article because they were written many years ago? "The Bell Curve" is literally the name of the book, why wouldn't it appear high on a Google search for "bell curve"? Besides, if someone finds a debate about race and intelligence to be "disturbing", they're gonna have a tough time on the internet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.174.155.84 (talk) 13:21, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Cool dude. Take up your dispute with, uhh, the Basic Functioning Precepts about how Search Engines Actually work. Additionally, why in the realm of g*d, would you personally care that there is more information in this document versus less information in this document? Many questions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 107.198.41.234 (talk) 06:17, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Another refrence[edit]

Recommended by statistician Cosma Shalizi [1]:

Move AFQT criticism up?[edit]

I'd propose moving the section about AFQT criticism up. It is by far the strongest criticism, but reading the article it gets buried by what comes before it. 23.246.70.101 (talk) 21:46, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

+1 to this. Generalrelative (talk) 15:51, 23 June 2020 (UTC)

Nature versus Nurture[edit]

Clearly, some of the concepts discussed here are the same as found in the Nature versus Nurture debate so prominent during the 20th Century. (It is now generally thought to be naive to attempt to disentangle nature and nurture). A link to the debate should be added of this article.72.16.99.93 (talk) 17:58, 8 January 2019 (UTC)