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James Flynn

1934 - 2020

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James Robert Flynn (28 April 1934 – 11 December 2020) was an American-born New Zealand moral philosopher and intelligence researcher. Originally from Washington, D.C., and educated at the University of Chicago, Flynn emigrated to Dunedin in 1963, where he taught political studies at the University of Otago. He was noted for his publications about the continued year-after-year increase of IQ scores throughout the world, which is now referred to as the Flynn effect. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Flynn has received more than 15,442 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. James Flynn is the 30th most popular political scientist, the 10,934th most popular biography from United States and the 13th most popular American Political Scientist.

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Among political scientists, James Flynn ranks 30 out of 29Before him are William Graham Sumner, Norman Finkelstein, Robert Keohane, Graham Allison, Olivier Roy, and Ilan Pappé.

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Among people born in 1934, James Flynn ranks 469Before him are Nidal Al Achkar, Ed Flanders, Peter Ashdown, Carl Levin, Noel Harrison, and Hans Mild. After him are Charley Pride, Al Freeman Jr., Buta Singh, Mahendra Kapoor, Peter McParland, and N. Scott Momaday. Among people deceased in 2020, James Flynn ranks 643Before him are James Dunn, Ben Jipcho, Timothy Ray Brown, James Lipton, Rupert Hine, and Charles Wuorinen. After him are Norman I. Platnick, Ann Reinking, Stephen Tataw, Rita Sargsyan, Charley Pride, and Bob Kulick.

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Among people born in United States, James Flynn ranks 10,934 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Warwick (1878), Derek Mears (1972), Abraham Baldwin (1754), Lauren Weisberger (1977), Susan Glaspell (1876), and Samuel Ryan Curtis (1805). After him are Patrick M. Shanahan (1962), Macy Gray (1967), Chloe Bennet (1992), Jennifer Taylor (1972), Lili Reinhart (1996), and Tate Taylor (1969).


Among political scientists born in United States, James Flynn ranks 13Before him are Robert D. Putnam (1941), John Mearsheimer (1947), William Graham Sumner (1840), Norman Finkelstein (1953), Robert Keohane (1941), and Graham Allison (1940).