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Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by ItIsWhatItIs
So you think 'intelligence directly depends on race and it is because of the genetic makeup of certain peoples?
There's a multitude of other factors, such as: living conditions, wealth gap, poor education due to being poor, etc, that contribute to such disparities.
Then you have low income which usually leads to poor housing/environment which usually leads to poor education which usually leads to eating mal-nutritious foods. It goes on and on. From what I just said, in tandem with low occurrences of large social mobility, we have what we have today - a large discrepancy in "IQ test" scores.
You, my friend, should definitely research into what I have stated above. Based on the premise that we, the human species, are all homosapiens, one CANNOT conclude what you stated based on "race" alone.
Further, there is a big difference in being "intelligent" and being "educated". Although we as humans try to judge each other based off of "IQ tests", in class exams, etc, it seems we do not have a full understanding of what it means to be intelligent. I.e. Where do we draw the line between intelligent and unintelligent.
[edit on 16-10-2009 by Unlimitedpossibilities]
Originally posted by ItIsWhatItIs
reply to post by kiwifoot
I don't see the problem. If it's a scientifically proven fact that blacks are genetically less intelligent, then I think it's time for people to accept that.
But I think they need to include the fact that blacks are physically superior genetically. Or whatever other possible strengths they have. So they might not be too smart but what white man can go toe-to-toe with Michael Jordan.
[edit on 15-10-2009 by ItIsWhatItIs]
Something is really bugging me though...History?
Why is it that white men colonised most of the world and managed to use their resources and progressed.... while blacks and other races were still throwing spears at things? And its not a case of living conditions; for example, Africa has more potential than say the UK for resources.
I AM NOT A RACIST. I just want to know why theres been very few inventions from the black man (i.e. onces which have been pivotal points for progression, technology and discovery)? Please someone help me. Peace out. Any theories greatly appreciated.
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 deeper thought.
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]
Originally posted by OhZone
How about we reverse the question?
Instead of why didn't Africa .......?
Make it, Why did white europeans become inventors, philosophers and explorers?
Why didn't they just keep on with the hunting and gathering lifestyle?
I will put it in a different way: why isn't Africa a thriving technological civilisation such as england, france, spain in medievil times? I'm not just being narrow minded and thinking africa but worldwide, i.e. the aboriginals of Australia.
i don't think my question can be answered as there seems to be too many factors such as immigration, mixed races, situations such as resources in countries, and weather changing body development or food sources etc.
Originally posted by kiwifoot
Wow, I thought we were beyond this.
Scientist s claim black people less intelligent than whites in Channel 4 show
Campaigners have criticised Channel 4 over plans to screen a controversial documentary in which scientists claim ethnic minorities are less intelligent than their white counterparts.
I just cannot believe that the Channel that was responsible for the Big Brother racism scandal, could think it a good idea to air this show.
In the documentary Psychology professor Richard Lynn from the University of Ulster will say there is a global "league table", using evidence from IQ tests, to claim that intelligence is linked to race, with north-east Asians in the top tier and Australian aborigines at the bottom. He says on the programme that African IQs “don’t rise up to the same level as Europeans”.
British born psychology professor J Philippe Rushton is also interviewed on the programme.
He claims the differences between black and white and East Asian brains is due to general intelligence.
He believes that while women have smaller brain sizes as men, they are just as intelligent as men, but that black people have smaller brain sizes than white people but are not as intelligent as white people.
Can you believe they are showing this to mark Black History Month.