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The 79-year-old geneticist said he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours - whereas all the testing says not really.". He said he hoped that everyone was equal, but countered that “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”.
Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
Whether or not this is true is certainly debatable, but is it worth debating? Casting one race/culture/class/sex as being more intelligent than another is degrading to the parties declared inferior. I think scientific research of this nature does little to unite our world and can do a wealth of damage by encouraging stereotyping and a sense of superiority. Can't scientific research be used for a higher purpose than this? ... I hope so.
[edit on 3/12/2009 by sad_eyed_lady]
Which in conclusion would certainly lead me to believe, any given differences as the scientist in question states would be extremely small and certainly near impossible to detect perhaps?
As a God fearing man I think it is abhorable that a human could think a race of other humans were any less or more than a any other race. But I aint an evolutionist and I don't claim we evolve from lower species, I claim Created us all equal, so this is appalling...
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
I would not go so far as to say one race of people is somehow genetically
For one reason or another, Black people seem to dominate certain sports like Sprinting and Basketball. Sure there are some fast non-Black people or good basketball players that are not Black, but if you watch the Olympics or the NBA, sprinting and basketball are dominated by Black people. I cannot say whether this is due to genetics, environment, social conditions, culture, or a combination of these factors. Nevertheless, the phenomenon is clearly present.