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Letter: On Race And Science. . .

Garland Allen (The Scientist, May 14, 1990, page 17) provided a gross caricature of Bogaert's and my scholarly review of race differences in sexual behavior (Journal of Research in Personality, 21:529-51, 1987), implying our reliance on "prurient" sources and our "misrepresentation of data." He ignored our extensive reanalyses of the Kinsey data, our reviews of international surveys carried out by the World Health Organization, and the surveys carried out within the United States since Kinsey,

Philippe Rushton

Garland Allen (The Scientist, May 14, 1990, page 17) provided a gross caricature of Bogaert's and my scholarly review of race differences in sexual behavior (Journal of Research in Personality, 21:529-51, 1987), implying our reliance on "prurient" sources and our "misrepresentation of data." He ignored our extensive reanalyses of the Kinsey data, our reviews of international surveys carried out by the World Health Organization, and the surveys carried out within the United States since Kinsey, all of which showed that in reproductive activities, Mongoloids were more restrained than Caucasoids, who, in turn, were more restrained than Negroids. The measures made included intercourse frequencies, developmental precocity, physiological responsivity, and sexual attitudes.

Allen's style of argument, seizing on a reference to the ethnographic record to discredit our work - a reference cited by us only to show the congruence with the systematic studies done today - is...

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