Somewhat to my relief, James Pellegrino-the official ‘critic’, ‘spoiler’ or Tweedledee of this particular battle-accepts the ‘pervasive fact’ that mental abilities are correlated; further, he allows that ‘the pattern of data supports a hierarchical model’ within which g reigns supreme; still further, he ventures that g is ‘highly correlated’ with a variety of academic and occupational criteria. Such concessions arouse only the anxiety that I may have been altogether too pusillanimous about g in my own chapter.