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Originally posted by Daedalus24
i wonder if James Watson ever heard of Neil deGrasse Tyson... Sorry to say, but a geneticist has nothing on an astrophysicist
but in all seriousness, there is no correlation between race and intelligence, you can take an Ethiopian child and put him in a better environment that can give him/her the opportunities that most of us take for granted such as an education and career, and he will be as successful as anyone else. It's ridiculous how there are soo many people who still think skin color means anything other than a human body's way to adapt to the attitude they live on to ensure higher chances of survival. it just blows my mind
Life in temperate and cold climate in Asia and Europe is harder to survive than that in tropical and subtropical climate in Africa, where humans lived most of their evolutionary history. Food is scarcer, and shelter and clothing more difficult to construct properly, in colder than in warmer climate. Cognitive demands placed by the need to survive harsh winters in cold climate select for higher intelligence, and thus general intelligence is expected to evolve and become higher in colder climates. In this view, the colder the climate, the higher general intelligence evolves.
Originally posted by spitefulgod
Wow, nature vs nurture again, if these unintelligent Africans had a proper schooling system the results of this guys tests would be much different.
Here is a list of types of people I have met that are more intelligent than me.
Black, White, Asian.
And a list of people I've met that I was more intelligent than
Black, White, Asain.
Some people are just plain stupid, some have expensive schooling, I think the differences in the genes that control intelligence between the races are so tiny that they can be easily be bridged by a good education.
Originally posted by gs001
Human migration map
If the "more cold more intelligent" theory work, the most intelligent
race must be American Indian, because they marched the longest distance
and endured the coldest weather crossing Bering strait before arriving at
Okay, for the sake of saving your seeming paranoia I will explain myself, although you are seemingly the one person that seems to have such fears of hidden agendas that given my remarks throughout are relatively clearly non-existentl.
so one guy - somewhere - who happens to be a "scientist" can say say anything he wants (just say it, by the way) and that's enough to kick off a serious debate?
Hardly breaking news I realise...
seems more like an opportunity - for something other than debate
...irrefutable facts such as brain volume being positivey correlated with intelligence.
Blacks -> 1250-1350 cubic centermers (cc)
Whites -> 1350-1400cc
Mountains of studies has confirmed this.