We have recently moved the Creative Class Exchange.
Please update your bookmarks with our new address at www.creativeclass.com
We look forward to your comments and discussion.
« On Inspiration |
| Is "Canadian" a Racist Term? »
Those are SAT scores - based on a Facebook analysis (by Virgil Griffith via Tyler Cowen)
January 27, 2008 | Permalink
TrackBack URL for this entry:http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b7f569e200e54ff6a71b8833
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Books That Make You Dumb:
This is the type of analysis that a freshman might think is important.
January 27, 2008 at 06:38 PM
As someone who always did well on scantron tests, I've always thought that they principally measure your ability to do well on scantron tests. They don't have much to do with intelligence any that matters. My guess is that someone who read several of the books on the left side of the list is probably better off than someone who read one or two on the right side.
Michael Wells |
January 27, 2008 at 11:32 PM
Richard, your 'Virgil Griffith' credit link is pointing to the NYTimes. I think you need to point it here:
Michael R. Bernstein |
January 27, 2008 at 11:57 PM
aren't "the Holy Bible" and "the Bible" the same book??? What am I missing here?
Mark Dowling |
January 28, 2008 at 03:53 PM
Thank you once again MB. I also wondered about the bible(s).
January 28, 2008 at 04:04 PM
There are a few overlaps of authors and books: John Grisham, A Time to Kill; Dan Brown, DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons; Shakesphere, Hamlet; CS Lewis, Narnia.
The multiple book winner is Steinbeck with three: Mice & Men, Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden. Two each are Mitch Alborn, JRR Tolkien (with 4 if you count the Lord of the Rings as three), Dan Brown and Shakespeare. Harry Potter is probably multiple books.
Michael Wells |
January 28, 2008 at 05:09 PM
Do none of them enjoy non-fiction? There are a few memoirs, but Freakonomics represents the social sciences, and there's nothing in the hard sciences.
Zoe B |
January 28, 2008 at 07:51 PM
The comments to this entry are closed.