Sunday, February 06, 2005

NYT on Daryl Atkins

See this interesting article on Atkins's rising IQ score, and what it may mean for his chances of avoiding imposition of the death sentence. The Court's decision in Atkins seems to treat mental retardation as a fixed status, but the facts of the case seem to be demonstrating that we shouldn't assume an IQ score tells us too much about the lasting qualities (even intellectual qualities) of a person.


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