A 1998 special edition of the scientific journal Intelligence
, entitled "A King among Men: Arthur Jensen
," was devoted to analyses by 13 leading experts of the career of the great psychometrician, who died last week at 89. Editor Daniel Detterman of Case Western Reserve University wrote:
"When I first met him personally, I wondered what his biases and prejudices really were and tried to identify them for many years. My effort was wasted. I finally came to the conclusion that he just doesn't have any. I think this may be a point that is impossible for his critics to understand. On the other hand, it is the very reason he has stood up so well against his critics. He has invested himself in pursuit of the truth, not any particular set of ideas. … He would gladly know the truth even if it proved him wrong."