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Recap: Slate’s William Saletan seems to have been bitten by racist IQ fundamentalist zombies. He thinks we should all just get used to the fact the some races (guess which ones?!) are just born dumber. He’s “been soaking [his] head in each side’s computations,” mind you.

Lots of smarties have taken on Saletan’s version of the zombie-science. In the most recent New Yorker, Malcom Gladwell talks about why the IQ test shouldn’t tell us much about race. What I want to know is why we still even use the test to talk about intelligence at all.