The Cyril Burt Question: New Findings

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Science  29 Sep 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4362, pp. 1177-1186
DOI: 10.1126/science.201.4362.1177


Cyril Burt presented data in his classic paper "Intelligence and social mobility" that were in perfect agreement with a genetic theory of IQ and social class. A detailed analysis of these data reveals, beyond reasonable doubt, that they were fabricated from a theoretical normal curve, from a genetic regression equation, and from figures published more than 30 years before Burt completed his surveys.

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