Scientists claim black people less intelligent than whites in Channel 4 show

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:19 PM
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Uhuh...tell that to my brother in law who has a doctorate, 2 masters is a consultant to NASA and is the dean of physics at Tuskegee....oh and he happens to be black.

A white man would fail an IQ test written by an Australian aborigine or a Roman...or a Chinese.

IQ testing is a fraud.

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:21 PM
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I've been in gifted classes since I was 7, took the SAT's with a respectable score at 13, as well as advanced placement courses throughout HS. I'm also a member of several High IQ societies. May be these scientists need to tell me what race I truly am, because as far as I am aware, I'm black.


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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot

Originally posted by AshleyD

Yep, I agree. I suppose the people funding these studies have motives and points they want to make.

I'm also amazed at the poor judgement on behalf of the TV channel. What are they thinking?





Here we go on 'statistics' again. I could give evidence on just about anything if I used the right questions and the right demographics. Now if they were to shed some light on what 'IQ' questions were asked and to whom and where their findings were made, it might be more plasible but to be complete, your fundings would have to be way up there as to take your sample findings from all cultures, beliefs and demographics. Needless to say, I don't put much faith in statistical beliefs.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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Who made what issue? I quoted the title from the article.

And there is more than one issue.

The decision of the channel to show this is as important as the race issue, hence the thread being in the 'Media' forum.

And as for ignoring the Asian part, is it insulting to be call stupid or intelligent? I'm pretty sure Asians won't be complaining because they've been called smart!

I didn't make this white vs black, I did make it about saying one race is smarter than another using bias IQ tests, I did make this thread about the decision of a TV station to air this during Black History Month.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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After thinking about it a little, I realized that these so called "IQ scores" are a product of environmental factors, rather than genetic or physical factors.

Of course all factors come into play in the equation, but environment makes up for at least 95% of this one.

This is backed up by Genetics which show that all "humans" are the same species and extremely similar in almost all aspects.

However, we do know for a fact that everyone has different environmental factors coming into play, which explains why this research is bunk.

Culture is a big big part of what this study is overlooking.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
Has anyone else noticed an increase in studies on IQ tests lately?

'Studies reveal whites are more intelligent than blacks.'

'Studies reveal atheists are more intelligent than theists.'

'Studies reveal [political affiliation] is more intelligent than [political affiliation.' (I've seen both sides for this one).

'Studies reveal males have higher IQ's than females.'

I'm all for examining the human condition and discovering new things even if the answer may be hard to handle. But all these divisive IQ studies of Group A vs. Group B seem to be on the rise.


Not only that but have you noticed the increase in labels finding there way into conversations etc.

Birthers, constitutionalists, truthers, obamatrons, fundies, conspirators, left wing, right wing, sheeple etc.

Its getting way beyond a joke with the labels as well that turn people away from facts.



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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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agreed!!! I'm so sick of this RACE talk. There is NO SUCH THING as different races!! Different tribes of the Human Race, is what we concern ourselves way too much with.....Why the constant comparison? What do studies like this really accomplish?

Attention white people: We are white because our ancestors moved into caves and into colder climates where they didn't get as much sunlight! Get over it! The black people stayed outside! Who cares?

There is a 100% chance we are all going to HELL in a nuclear oven if we can't get past "race" issues!!!!




posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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Accepting that the mentioned study is true...

It would seem that physical prowess is inversely proportional to intelligence.

i.e. I’m a white male and I can’t dunk a basketball or run a 4 minute mile. On the other end of the spectrum: Anyone who has ever watched Asian made porn would know why their brains are so big.

Just sayin’!


Typo edited by dumb white guy (me).

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:29 PM
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Originally posted by Signals

There is a 100% chance we are all going to HELL in a nuclear oven if we can't get past "race" issues!!!!



We are not this lucky.


Sadly there are probably aliens who will prevent the nuclear oven and force us to continue arguing about race for another 2thousand years.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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Ashley, you pointed out the various IQ tests.

And one was Men or Women.

IQ doesn't matter in this matter. We men can be played like a fiddle, intelligence be damned.

I've known some of the most brilliant minds who couldn't find the hood latch. Couldn't boil an egg.

But they could calculate the trajectory of a planet around a binary Sun system.

And yet, what a dumbass.

I don't put much stock in tests. They denote a capacity - not an ability - and certainly not a determination.

There's one part on the IQ test missing. Common sense. And among the highly tested and ranked, that's one component that's sorely missing.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:33 PM
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Just goes to show that you can find a scientist to support anything
. Many years ago I remember a study on standardized tests that focused not on genetic differences, but on socioeconomic. It found that the wording of questions was skewed to the "white experience". I'm not sure how this is any less racist, but it claimed that examples in questions were "known" more to one group than the other. The only specific example I remember is opera. I never fully understood the example because I grew up relatively well off, I attended a private boarding school, went to summer camp, dance classes, musical training, etc, but I NEVER went to an opera either nor did I listen to it. I was familiar with classical, but anyone can expose themselves to that if they desire it, as with any experience. There are plenty of free cultural experiences that are available to all if there is a desire.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by kiwifoot
And who's being hysterical?


"Can you believe they are showing this to mark Black History Month.
" seems a little bit like a hysterical reaction to me. might be wrong.



out of curiosity, if i said "white people are more susceptible to sunburn than black people", would you also have an issue?


Hands down one of the dumbest comparisons I have ever seen on ATS.


dumbest in what way?
i am pointing out that it is perfectly acceptable to note the differences between races that we can clearly see (hair, eyes, bone structure, skin colour, etc) yet it is totally unacceptable to examine weather there are differences that aren't so obvious (cognition, physical endurance, suceptability to illness etc).
explain why this is dumb, please.



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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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You people are really, really dense

wow



The study isn't saying all black people are less intelligent. It's not saying black people will always be less intelligent. It's not saying black people were always less intelligent.

As of right now, no matter what the cause is, the average black is less intelligent.

It's a fact of today. In 10 years, who knows maybe blacks will rise in intelligence average.

Maybe it's genetic, maybe it's environmental, maybe it's magic. But it is what it is right now.

Right now, they are less intelligent on average. If you people can't understand that, then you are contributing to your race's low scores.

Quit arguing over nothing

wow




posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:39 PM
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Look at what certain white people have invented over the last 300 years. Look at what certain black people have done over the years at Sports. The proof is in the pudding. It is true, though am not saying every black person is better at sports than a white person and vice versa.

Who invented Microsoft?

Whos the fastest runner in the world?

Tsom87



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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I hate to post to such a purely racist thread, but I have something fast to contribute that I don't hear very often.

A great refutation to this so-called IQ anomaly (and it is rediscovered and rehashed all the time) is as follows:

If you take the IQ scores of African Americans, drop the bottom 50%, and redo the comparison, you find that this new IQ score of African Americans is significantly higher than the average of everyone else on earth.

(It is just a different type of comparison. When you drop the lower half of anything, redo the average, you typically see a big improvement.)

So if you are an African American, and in the upper 50% of IQ scores of African Americans, you happen to be in a group that is vastly superior in intelligence to the rest of the world.

It all deals with dropping the dead weight, which shifts the bell shaped curve.

Dropping dead weight to improve intelligence; I wish we could do the same at ATS sometimes



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by TSOM87

Whos the fastest runner in the world?

Tsom87


Bin Laden, an Arab.

He outran the entire US military composed of whites,blacks, asians, and arabs WHILE he had a dialysis machine attached!

Now thats fast!




posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Ever consider it's a flawed TEST?

It proves nothing.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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What does it matter?

I'm an American and I have yet to find any pure bloods here. I myself have 6 different bloods. My children 8, so if they can claim one race is smarter than another how does this affect a mutt?


I'm an American mutt.



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
What does it matter?

I'm an American and I have yet to find any pure bloods here. I myself have 6 different bloods. My children 8, so if they can claim one race is smarter than another how does this affect a mutt?


I'm an American mutt.


Good point.

I would go so far as to say at least 95% of the world population is 'mutt' of some blend or another.

I guess these pseudo-scientists now know the meaning of "Fail".



posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by muzzleflash
 


agreed!!! I'm so sick of this RACE talk. There is NO SUCH THING as different races!! Different tribes of the Human Race, is what we concern ourselves way too much with.....Why the constant comparison? What do studies like this really accomplish?

Attention white people: We are white because our ancestors moved into caves and into colder climates where they didn't get as much sunlight! Get over it! The black people stayed outside! Who cares?

There is a 100% chance we are all going to HELL in a nuclear oven if we can't get past "race" issues!!!!


Umm. Yes there are different races. And that means genes not necessarily skin color... but that's all most people see, eh?
There are disadvantages to different races including genetic diseases, blood types, physical features and yes, intelligence.






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