Originally posted by Fromabove
When I was younger, about 20 years ago, I heard a theory of why IQ may lack in some, and it wasn't race but the shape of the skull cavity that
revealed this. I'll break it down as I heard it.
1. A cavity that allows for a pronounced forehead and high crest (top) with a somewhat smaller back shows increased mental awareness, intellect, and
2. A cavity that shows a smaller forehead and crest (top) and smaller back, relating to equal proportions shows a lower IQ, less intellect, and more
shallow thought patterns. Such a person becomes easily confused and exhibits a more aggressive attitude. The person tends to follow commands at times
without question believing things that are told without thinking it through.
3. A cavity where there is a sloping forehead and high crest (top) and pronounced back show athletic ability and a heightened sense of awareness and
agility. The senses are keener sharper than the above two cases. The person will exhibit a low to average IQ, but will not be limited as in the
description above in number 2. This person tends to stay to the physical ability attributes and this often compensates for the lack of intellect.
Learning is slightly more difficult but not impossible.
.....Race is not a factor in IQ, the shape of your brain cavity is.
[edit on 8-4-2010 by Fromabove]
I cannot see any logic in these findings. There is no methodology for you to simply conclude these 3 category types based on a "skull cavity" size.
Ok, Take an inventor, "shows increased mental awareness, intellect, and deeper thought" :-
a) Your theory suggests that you cannot be an inventor but a great sports person at the same time.
b)It suggests that in his or her life time, he/she would never use his intellgience for a crime like you suggested in category 2 because his cavity
size caused him/her to use his brain to invent like Einstein and not be easily confused and agressive. So someone can not work in the scientific realm
but using it to commit crimes, gain money and wealth?
c)Your super athlete theory does not fit- its a matter of training and dedication. Granted, your genetic makeup might give you a boost building mass,
or running. Better body structure, etc.
You claim it has to do with the Skull Cavity...., well isn't this a genetic difference? I.e. a difference that would be apparent between a black man
and a white man?
I can't see any logic in what you have said, it's a lot more complicated than just 3 categories.
Prove me wrong though, add some more research facts, figures, variables, examples....science basically and i will consider this theory more
...Further provoking my question again: do white people have the capacity for more intelligence than black people? I.e. why didn't they colonise
other countries, travel the world, have great philosophers, invent electricity, enslave white people?