Scalar Quotes (1 quote)
I believe in intelligence, and I believe also that there are inherited differences in intellectual ability, but I do not believe that intelligence is a simple scalar endowment that can be quantified by attaching a single figure to itan I.Q. or the like.
In Advice to a Young Scientist (1979), 25. Footnoted with reference to his own earlier review article of books about IQ, in which he stated misgivings about whether it is indeed possible to attach a single-number valuation to an endowment as complex and as various as intelligence. That review was titled 'Unnatural Science', in New York Review of Books (3 Feb 1977), 24, No. 1, 13,