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Friday, August 9, 2013

"Why can't we talk about IQ?"

Nice summary by Jason Richwine of the current media hysteria regarding race and IQ.

6 comments:

Glen Filthie said...

It is my utter conviction that training trumps genetics hands down, any day of the week.

John Craig said...

Glen --
We're gonna have to agree to disagree on that one.

Anonymous said...

Few laypeople would disagree that differing skin color, facial features, average height, hair color and texture, etc. are genetically based.

Most people would probably agree that disproportionate representation in certain athletic events, like the 100m dash, are due to racial genetic differences.

Many people might also agree that some general behavioral differences probably have a genetic component (which races are more uptight, which more loose...).

So most people would agree that in many areas the races are different for genetic reasons.

Except intelligence. All races have an IDENTICAL genetic template for intelligence. Most people would either honestly agree, or not dare to publicly state otherwise.

Go figure.

A recent quote from a Buchanan article: "To achieve greater equality in the test scores of Asian, white, Hispanic and black children, enormous sums have been extracted from taxpayers and shoveled into an educational establishment with little to show for it in 50 years. Yet the clamor rises for more billions to achieve this modern form of alchemy".

This blog has addressed racial differences, including intelligence, in detail, from many angles, and offered great analysis and insight. Still I couldn't resist chiming in....

- Ed

John Craig said...

Ed --
That sums it up perfectly, thank you.

Steven said...

Enjoyable, interesting article.

http://www.wired.com/2013/07/genetics-of-iq/


Whatever it is, the truth will come out eventually...of this, I am confident.

John Craig said...

Steven --
Yes, the truth of this sort of matter is hard to hide, especially when it's so obvious. In fact I think the majority of people pretty much realize it now, certainly those people who've looked at the matter closely and with an open mind.