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H.J. Eysenck
1916 - 1997

German-born British psychologist, pioneer in the testing of mental abilities and esteemed behavioural psychologist

One consequence of the widely held belief that environment determines intellectual differences and that all men are equal with respect to intellectual endowment has been the acceptance in many European universities of almost any applicant, regardless of ability or background. Most dramatic, perhaps, has been the effect in Italy, where thousands of ill-prepared and ill-equipped students throng the universities, make normal teaching impossible, and promote a detrimental, sub-academic atmosphere and level of instruction.

1981 - from The Battle for the Mind