I'm on the periphery of a heated exchange of blog posts this morning. In a dissent to Andrew Sullivan's comments on intelligence research, Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic linked to the first of my two posts on the subject.
Andrew responded to Ta-Neshi and to me, and linked to my discussion. I think Sullivan was quite fair in his comments on my posts.
I do think Coates makes some good points and some of his commenters do as well, although a lot there and at other sites that have picked this up today are freighted with some pretty uncivil manifestations of myside bias; that would be the case on both sides of the discussion.
Update: A final thought here.