25th December 2011, 10:06 PM
IQ difference between races is Genetic, NOT enviromental
There are differences in IQ scores between the races. This is not up for argument. For hundreds of years, across all cultures, the IQ scores have consistently shown this:
Asians > Whites > Blacks
This is called the bell curve, and nobody debates these findings. What people do debate is the cause of this findings, and it seems many people here have bought into the notion that environment/culture creates this pattern.
The typical approach people from the culture side take is blame racism/oppression (white racism). They will argue that racism stopped places like Africa from becoming prosperous, and even though Africa is as free now, they argue the 'legacy' of racism is still stopping them.
If you take this view that environment, aka racism, is determining IQ scores, how do you account for these facts:
1. How do you account for Asians scoring higher then whites since the beginning of IQ testing? If racism negatively effects the other races, why are Asians immune to it? Wouldn't whites have the highest IQ because they are the most racist?
2. How do you account for Africans consistently having an IQ score of 70? The world has radically changed since IQ testing begun, and racism has significant gone down, yet the Africans IQ score is still 70
3. How do you account for whites having consistently an IQ score of 100? Belgium, Australia, America, England, France, South Africa have average IQ scores of 100, wouldn't the societies which are more racist have larger IQ scores?
4. One Europeans explorers first went to Africa, they were shocked by the savagery of the natives. But when the same racist went to China and saw gunpowder and fireworks they noted that "surely this is the smartest race...". How do you account for this difference, shouldn't a racist think both races are dumb?
5. If oppression can lower Africans IQ score for all of history, how come at the same time, groups such as the Jews, score highest on IQ tests, even through arguably they are the most hated people throughout history? Also why do societies like Germany and Japan recover so quickly after complete destruction, while aboriginal and pigmies have been primitive forever.
6. How do you account for the correlation between brain sizes and IQ? Why is it aboriginal people have on average the smallest brain sizes, and the lowest IQ. Why do Japanese/Jewish people have the largest brains and the highest IQ. How do you account for whites on average having 100 cubic inches of more brain tissues then blacks, and Asians having 1 cubic inch more brain tissue then whites?
7. How do you account for mixed races having an IQ of the average of the races of their parents. Why does a white and black couple, have a child which scores is in-between 100 and 70?
8. How do you account for adopted Asian children having higher IQ then their white parents?
Genetic explanation has no problem answering these questions, in fact, it predicts it. I simply cannot imagine how a cultural explanation can answer these.
I know this is a sensitive topic, but I will not waste much time responding to either moral outrage, or accusations of racism. A racist is somebody that does something immoral, there is nothing immoral about accepting something which is so outrageously obvious.
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