Daryl Atkins’ Fate Hanging On His IQ

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“The life of a convicted
murderer is hanging in the balance while a US jury considers whether his
intelligence has increased enough to allow him to be put to death.
…the intellectual stimulation
the killer got by constant contact with lawyers in the case is thought to have
raised his IQ above the threshold of 70, which puts him in line for the death
penalty in Virginia.”

Incredible that anyone’s life could rest on an outmoded measure like IQ.

BBC news

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Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
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