Grady Towers Self-Description
The following is a letter that Mr. Towers sent to Fred
"I was originally trained as an anthropologist, and I spent two years living with an indian tribe. Like all anthropologists, I received a fundamental grounding in human genetics, except in my case I carried it a great deal further. Later on, I went to graduate school in educational psychology, which is where I learned the rudiments of statistics, social science research design, psychometrics, and test construction techniques. I didn't finish my PhD., but I have written the statistical portions of other people's PhD. dissertations. I have also been taking notes on these subjects since 1968, when Arthur R. Jensen bublished "How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement," in the Harvard Educational Review of that same year. I probably know more about these subjects than anyone else in the super high IQ societies...
"There is a British psychometrician named Hans Eynsenck who is currently developing a test that takes score patterns into account. It should be intuitively obvious that people who make the same score on an IQ test may make them in different ways. Eysenck thinks that these different patterns may tell us something useful. I don't have an opinion on the subject myself, I'm just waiting to see what develops.
"What do I do for a living? I don't think I can tell you what I do in any simple way, since I've done so many things. I've been a military intelligence analyst (want to know how to kill the maximum number of people with a Hydrogen bomb? I had a weeks course in the subject once). I've been a government bureaucrat, an interpreter, and several different kinds of police officer. All I can tell you is that I've hated all of them, and especially those that required me to carry a gun. It isn't guns that I object to, it's the damn gun belt! It keeps trying to pull your pants down around your ankles, which is not exactly conducive to the dignity of the law!
"The truth of the matter is that I loathe the goddamned twentieth century, and have been homesick for the pleistocene all my life."
"Live Long and prosper,
Grady M. Towers"