Richer Nations have higher intelligence, colder winters & lighter skin color.
GDP (income) of Nations correlates with National IQ
|Correlation between IQ (Intelligence) and GDP of a nation
In a reanalysis of the Lynn and Vanhanen’s […] IQ explaining approximately 70% of the variation in GDP. Dickerson concludes that as a rough approximation “an increase of 10 points in mean IQ results in a doubling of the per capita GDP.”
|Barber (2005) found that national IQ was associated with rates of secondary education enrollment, illiteracy, and agricultural employment. The effect on illiteracy and agricultural employment remained with national wealth, infant mortality, and geographic continent controlled.
Both Lynn and Rushton have suggested that high IQ is associated with colder climates. To test this hypothesis, Templer and Arikawa (2006) compare the national IQ data from Lynn and Vanhanen with data sets that describe national average skin color and average winter and summer temperatures. They find that the strongest correlations to national IQ were −0.92 for skin color and −0.76 for average high winter temperature. They interpret this finding as strong support for IQ-climate association. Other studies using different data sets find no correlation
Race and Intelligence research by Richard Lynn shows a vast support for theses similar to Rushton’s, that led to my writing this prior blog article Race differences in intelligence: how research changed my mind to overcome the “all races are equal” dogma. and other blog articles in the category racial-differences-intelligence. Richard Lynn extends conclusions from the individual sphere to National Wealth.
Human Stupidity Analysis
Lynn might not be the last word or the total truth. His ideas are extremely important and very relevant. But his research is so extremely politically incorrect, that others don’t dare to follow his line, to really analyze his research, to prove or disprove it. The race and intelligence relation is clearly established but is taboo.
Discussion about racial discrimination and quotas would be very different if racial differences were taken into consideration. Richard Lynn correlating the fate of entire nations and continents to IQ, that is even more astounding.
In US, average IQ for African Americans (85), Hispanic (89), White (103), East Asian (106), and Jewish Americans (113).
|As the title implies, Richard Lynn’s new book builds on Herrnstein and Murray’s (1994) The Bell Curve. The theme of the book is an examination of whether the same type of racial hierarchy in IQ and socio-economic status that Herrnstein and Murray documented in the US is present in other parts of the world. Herrnstein and Murray found that the average IQ for African Americans (85) is lower than for Hispanic (89), White (103), East Asian (106), and Jewish Americans (113). Lynn shows in detail that similar racial IQ/socio-economic hierarchies are present within Africa, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
Throughout the world, Europeans and East Asians (Chinese, Japanese and Koreans) average the highest IQs and socio-economic positions, while the lowest averages are found among the Aborigines in Australia and in Africans and their descendants. Intermediate positions are occupied by the Amerindians, the South Asians from the Indian subcontinent, the Maori in New Zealand, and the mixed race peoples in South Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The same pattern is found on multifarious social and life history indicators such as educational levels, earnings, health, accidents, crime, marriage, fertility, and mortality.
The Global Bell Curve: Race, IQ, and Inequality Worldwide by Richard Lynn $49.95 1593680309
Intelligence as one factor in accounting for disparities between rich and poor countries
| IQ and the Wealth of Nations by Richard Lynn $102.95 027597510X
“Lynn and Vanhanen have made a major contribution to highlighting the importance of intellegence as one factor in accounting for disparities between rich and poor countries.”–Development Policy Review
“Lynn and Vanhanen have launched a powerful challenge to economic historians and development economists …”–Heredity
Lynn and Vanhanen argue that a significant part of the gap between rich and poor countries is due to differences in national intelligence (national IQs). Based on an extensive survey of national IQ tests, the results of their study challenge the previous theories of economic development and provide a new basis to evaluate the prospects of economic development throughout the world. Source: Amazon.com IQ and the Wealth of Nations by Richard Lynn $102.95 027597510X
Race differences in IQ
Most of my work has been on intelligence. My major discoveries are that the Oriental peoples of East Asia have higher average intelligence by about 5 IQs points than Europeans and peoples of European origin in the United States and elsewhere; and that men have a higher average IQ than women by about 5 IQs points. I first published the high IQ of the Oriental peoples in 1977 in a paper on the intelligence of the Japanese. In subsequent years the high Oriental IQ has been confirmed in numerous studies of Oriental peoples in Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Singapore and the United States. Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus, University of Ulster
Free download of Richard Lynn’s Articles
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- Intelligence and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations (RICHARD LYNN) Download PDF Wikpiedia:IQ_and_the_Wealth_of_Nations
- Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen IQ and Global Inequality. (2006). Download PDF
- RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton (various languages) Abridged Edition in English