Race differences in intelligence: how research changed my mind to overcome the “all races are equal” dogma.

I grew up indoctrinated by political correctness. Like a large part of citizens in Western countries I was brainwashed: Races do not exist, all are equal. Saying anything different, saying that there are racial differences, is racism, a crime.

Read this, everything you need to know about scientific research about racial differences: RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton

In school I heard disparaging remarks about Artur Jensen and other “unscientific” “dishonest” “cheating” scientists doing faulty research about race differences.

The Bell Curve by Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray actually looked fairly convincing to me, but if even President Bill Clinton denounced it, there must be something wrong about it.

There always was some complex theory to explain away the IQ differences:

  • different culture
  • parental expectation
  • mother’s malnourishment
  • IQ measurements are racially and culturally biased

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Adopted Children's IQ by Race

My opinion changed when I read about trans-racial adoption studies. That was the last drop that really disproved all these desperate attempts to explain away racial differences in intelligence.

“The best evidence for the genetic basis of race-IQ differences comes from trans-racial adoption studies of Oriental children, Black children, and Mixed-Race children. All these children have been adopted by White parents at an early age and have grown up in middle-class White homes.”

Chart 9 summarizes the results for Oriental children adopted into White middle-class homes.
Korean and Vietnamese babies from poor backgrounds, many of whom were malnourished, were adopted by White American and Belgian families. When they grew up, they excelled in school. The IQs of the adopted Oriental children were 10 or more points higher than the national average for the country they grew up in. Trans-racial adoption does not increase or decrease IQ. The three-way pattern of race differences in IQ remains.”

In plain English: adopted Asian babies grew up to be very bright, adopted black babies grew up to have low intelligence.

One more desperate argument that was posed to save the “racial equality” dogma:

They claimed “expectancy effects,” not genes, explained the pattern. They argued that the Black and White children were not treated the same. Even if parents took good care of their children, the schools, classmates, and society as a whole discriminated against Black children and this hurt their IQs. Because we expected Black children to do poorly in school, they lived up to our low expectations.”

Even that argument got promptly destroyed.  Rushton:

A special analysis of the Scarr study compared parents who believed that they had adopted a Black baby but, really, had adopted a Mixed-Race (Black-White) child. The average IQ for these Mixed-Race children was just about the same as for other Mixed-Race children and above that for adopted Black children. This was true even though the parents who adopted these Mixed-Race children thought their babies really had two Black parents.

Quotes and chart from RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton

That did it for me. It destroyed my ingrained indoctrinated beliefs that all races must be equal. It opened up my mind to the possibility that there could be racial differences.

Before we go on, may I stress a few more points

  • I have no axe to grind against blacks. I am not interested in proving that blacks are stupid or inferior. I am not a white supremacist
  • I have an axe to grind against dogmatism, blindness, stupidity. I have an axe to grind against the catholic church for repressing Galileo’s truth about the moving and revolving earth. And I have an axe to grind about political correctness repressing the truth, repressing research.
  • This site is about human stupidity versus truth and consciousness
  • Rushton, though much maligned, is not some crazy cook but one of the most prestigious research scientists to date: Rushton holds two doctorates from the University of London (Ph.D. and D.Sc) and is a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American, British, and Canadian Psychological Associations. He is also a member of the Behavior Genetics Association, the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and the Society for Neuroscience. Rushton has published six books and nearly 200 articles. In 1992 the Institute for Scientific Information ranked him the 22nd most published psychologist and the 11th most cited. Professor Rushton is listed in Who.  Some of Rushtons scientific publications can be found on his University page: http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushton_pubs.htm

Summary of Racial differences

Racial differences summarized (J.P. Rushton)
Racial differences summarized (J.P. Rushton): Why does history show Africa trailing behind Asia and Europe? Why do Whites average between Orientals and Blacks in so many areas? Why do the groups with larger brains have lower rates of two-egg twinning? To know the answer you must look at all of the traits taken together (see Chart 1). The traits in Chart 1 form a pattern. No known environmental factor can explain all of them taken together. There is, however, a gene based explanation. The patterns make up what is called a “lifehistory.” They evolved together to meet the trials of life -- survival, growth, and reproduction.

Then of course, the non-scientific “evidence”, the hearsay, the anecdotal evidence, our daily experience, suddenly made sense:

The Whites who explored China were just as racist as those who explored Africa, but their descriptions were different from what they and the Arabs had written about Africans. In 1275 Marco Polo arrived in China from his native Italy to open trade with the Mongol Empire. He found that the Chinese had well built roads, bridges, cities connected by canals, census takers, markets, standardized weights and measures, and not only coins, but paper money as well. Even a postal system was in existence. All of these made him marvel when he compared the Chinese to what he saw in Europe and the Middle East.
Even though he was an Italian, proud of his people and well aware of the greatness of Ancient Rome, Marco Polo wrote: “Surely there is no more intelligent race on earth than the Chinese.”

In amazing ways, Rushton forms a coherent picture to make sense of all the racial differences shown in reasearch.  Some differences are biological and can not be talked away by simple psychobabble or sociology-babble.

In a few cases medical treatment and medication showed racial differences. which proves a real quagmire for race equality dogmatist. Should they talk away and hide the differences as racist and cause medical malpractice and suffering for black patients? Or should they accept the scientific facts and actively promote racial analysis of medical studies and see their beloved pet dogma undermined?

Rushton’s book sums up the relevant research. Please forgive me for always quoting Rushton, incessantly. Nobody can say it better, nobody summed up the entire field in a more concise and coherent manner then Rushton.

Many statistics in Chart 1 come from the United States, where Orientals are a “model minority.”
They have fewer divorces, fewer out-of-wedlock births, and fewer reports of child abuse than Whites.
More Orientals graduate from college and fewer go to prison.
On the other hand Blacks are 12% of the American population and make up 50% of the prison population. In the U.S., one out of every three Black men is either in jail, on probation, or awaiting trial. That is much more than the number who graduate from college.
Chapter 2 shows how this racial pattern in crime is found worldwide. INTERPOL Yearbooks show the rate of violent crime (murder, rape, and serious assault) is four times lower in Asian and Pacific Rim countries than in African and Caribbean countries. Whites in the United States and in European countries are intermediate. The 1996 INTERPOL violent crime rates clearly show this pattern: Asian countries, 35 violent crimes per 100,000 people; European countries, 42; and African countries, 149.
Chapter 2 also finds that Oriental children are slower to mature than White children while Black children are faster to mature. This is true for the rate of bone and tooth development and the age at which a child first sits, crawls, walks, and puts on clothing. Oriental children do not begin to walk until about 13 months, White children at 12 months, and Black children at 11 months.
Chapter 3 looks at racial differences in sexual activity. Orientals are the least sexually active, whether measured by age of first intercourse, intercourse frequency, or number of sexual partners. Blacks are the most active on all of these. Once again Whites are in between. These contrasts in sexual activity lead to differences in the rate of diseases like syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, and chlamydia. There are high levels of AIDS in Africa, Black America, and the Caribbean and low levels in China and Japan. European countries again fall in between.
The races differ in rate of ovulation (Chapter 3). Not all women produce one egg during the menstrual cycle. When two or more eggs are produced at the same time, a pregnancy is more likely. So is the likelihood of producing fraternal twins (i.e., two-egg twins). The number of twins born is 16 out of every 1,000 births for Blacks, 8 out of every 1,000 births for Whites, and 4 or less for Orientals. Triplets and other multiple births are rarest in Orientals and highest in Blacks, with Whites in between.
Chapter 4 is about race and intelligence. Hundreds of studies on millions of people show a threeway pattern. IQ tests are often made to have an average score of 100, with a “normal” range from 85 to 115. Whites average from 100 to 103. Orientals in Asia and the U.S. tend to have higher scores, about 106, even though IQ tests were made for use in the Euro-American culture. Blacks in the U.S., the Caribbean, Britain, Canada, and in Africa average lower IQs — about 85. The lowest average IQs are found for sub-Saharan Africans — from 70 to 75.
Chapter 4 also looks at brain size. Bigger brains have more brain cells and this leads to higher IQs. The races vary in brain size. The Collaborative Perinatal Project followed more than 35,000 children from birth to seven years. Orientals had larger brains than Whites at birth, four months, one year, and seven years. Whites had larger brains than Blacks at all ages (see Chart 2). The data on adults in Chart 2 come from a sample of 6,325 U.S. Army personnel.
Chapter 5 asks whether differences in our brain size, our bodies and our behavior are because of genes, environment, or both. It also asks whether individual differences can tell us anything about race differences.

Chapter 6 discusses the gene based “life-history theory” I have proposed to explain the racial pattern in brain size, intelligence, and other traits. Evolutionary biologists call it the r-K scale of reproductive strategies. At one end of this scale are r-strategies that rely on high reproductive rates. At the other end are K-strategies that rely on high levels of parental care. This scale is generally used to compare the life histories of different species of animals. I have used it to explain the smaller but real differences between the human races.

On this scale, Orientals are more K-selected than Whites, while Whites are more K-selected than Blacks. Highly K-selected women produce fewer eggs (and have bigger brains) than r-selected women. Highly K-selected men invest time and energy in their children rather than the pursuit of sexual thrills. They are “dads” rather than “cads.”

Chapter 7 shows that the race differences in reproductive strategies make sense in terms of human evolution. Modern humans evolved in Africa about 200,000 years ago. Africans and non-Africans then split about 100,000 years ago. Orientals and Whites split about 40,000 years ago.

The more north the people went “Out of Africa,” the harder it was to get food, gain shelter, make clothes, and raise children. So the groups that evolved into today’s Whites and Orientals needed larger brains, more family stability, and a longer life. But building a bigger brain takes time and energy during a person’s development. So, these changes were balanced by slower rates of growth, lower levels of sex hormones, less aggression, and less sexual activity.

Why? Because Africa, Europe, and Asia had very different climates and geographies that called for different skills, resource usage, and lifestyles. Blacks evolved in a tropical climate which contrasted with the cooler one of Europe in which Whites evolved and even more so with the cold Arctic lands where Orientals evolved.

Because intelligence increased the chances of survival in harsh winter environments, the groups that left Africa had to evolve greater intelligence and family stability. This called for larger brains, slower growth rates, lower hormone levels, less sexual potency, less aggression, and less impulsivity. Advanced planning, self-control, rule-following, and longevity all increased in the non-Africans.

I realize that these topics are controversial and that readers will have many questions. Chapter 8 lists the questions I am most asked about Race, Evolution, and Behavior, and my answers to them.

Conclusion

Race is more than “just skin deep.” The pattern of Oriental-White-Black differences is found across history, geographic boundaries, and political-economic systems. It proves the biological reality of race. Theories based only on culture cannot explain all the data shown in Chart 1. The next three chapters describe the scientific findings on race differences (summarized in Chart 1) in greater detail. Later chapters explain why these differences follow such a pattern.

Quotes and chart from RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton

You can download the abridged version, in various languages, here: RACE, EVOLUTION, and BEHAVIOR: A Life History Perspective, by J.P. Rushton

If you really are interested, then, of course, you will read the unabridged version. Unfortunately, I could not find it at Amazon

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    First of all you cannot measure intelligent cross culturally. Blacks and whites have a different culture. So emphasize is placed on DIFFERENT areas of life. I’m sure if you take a bunch of high IO white people drop them off in the middle of Africa they would die, they would fail the IQ test of life. Why is it right that your IQ test is based on Physic or Math? When Blacks do not place and emphasis on those things? And then you test them based on what YOU quality as intelligent and they fail, than you say “see!! They are less intelligent then us!” And you can’t test a small group of Black in the U.S.A and say they stand for ALL Black people, especially since the Black people in the United States are only 11% of the U.S population. 7 billion Black people in the world, 8 million in the United States. A hand full of Black people in the United States do not stand for the whole Black race! Especially when the Black population in the United States are disproportionally: Poor, subject to discrimination, subject to poor education, battling drug abuse at home, crime in the neighborhood ,poor diet ect. Ect. Ect. And the when you go outside of the United States to AFRICA these people are more concerned with life skills, then book skills. So how can you give them a test base on things they do not study? How can you compare them to a totally different culture? That’s like me being a dancer saying that I think it’s smart if you can dance will, then I give a person an IQ test based on dance who has never danced or only dances as a hobby. YOU fail! you so stupid. Yet all along this person thought it was smart if they learned how to live off the land in harmony with the earth.

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      You should consider doing some research on I.Q. tests. They are not about math and physics.
      Enviroment is responsible partially for intelligence, but genetics are responsible for much more.
      This has been established with studies on children adopted at birth by families of different races and socio-economic status.
      Black children adopted by white or Asian middle or higher income families had higher I.Q.’s than children raised by their black families or economically disadvantaged families–but only by a few points. Their scores were still markedly lower than caucasian or asian children.
      Asian children adopted by white families still had higher I.Q.’s than white children.
      Genetics still has more to do with intelligence than any other single factor.

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    And another thing: I think there is a good argument for not doing research on which races are more intelligent, because the results will automatically lead to racism and make it harder for people to be evaluated as individuals.
    If black people really do have lower IQ, it is better not to know that.

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      @Jixiang: opting to close one’s eyes and intentionally avoid knowing the truth is an interesting option. Good you honestly state such intent.

      Of course, this creates serious problems. Blacks get angry because they believe their lack of academic success is due to discrimination by the evil white man. While it is solely due to the lower IQ.

      While white IQ is slightly lower then Asian IQ, black IQ is very significantly lower, about 1-2 Standard Deviations.

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        Yes, and this sort of reacial theorizing is exactly what the white minority in South Africa would seaze on to justify apartheid. After all, you wouldn’t want to live in a country with a govenrment elected mainly by blacks with a “lower IQ”, would you?

        If you took the thing to extremes , you could justifiy taking black people’s vote away in Western countries too. After all, they aren’t intelligent enough to know what’s good for them are they?

        Is it surprising that people get nervous about this sort of stuff? After all, it was only recently that blacks were genuinely denied rights because they were seen as inferior, and even enslaved. Seeing them as equals has been a great step forward for civilization.

        And as for being committed to the scientific truth, differences in racial intelligence are not exactly like quantum mechanics or something. We don’t need to know about it to have a better fundamental understanding of how the world works, and I posit that we had better continue not researching the subject.

        By the way, IQ is not at all universally accepted as an objective way to assess intelligence, so here’s another problem with your “scientific evidence” of differences in racial intelligence.

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          @jixiang: I would not even dare to say that myself, but I am slowly arriving at the same conclusions.

          Yes, and this sort of reacial theorizing is exactly what the white minority in South Africa would seaze on to justify apartheid. After all, you wouldn’t want to live in a country with a govenrment elected mainly by blacks with a “lower IQ”, would you?

          I believe crime is increasing in South Africa.
          Of course it is Apartheid’s fault http://allafrica.com/stories/201011251229.html

          http://www.economist.com/node/14564621

          http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0824/p09s01-coop.html

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          Here we go. You see why people object to this sort of theorizing? The next step is always the support of discrimination. By the way crime hasn’t increased in South Africa, it’s just that during apartheid the whites were shielded from it. The townships were always very violent. In any case if the whites don’t like living in a country run by the black majority, then they can leave. Or do people with a “lower IQ” not have a right to their own land either?

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      jixiang,
      There is no truth that should not be known.
      To avoid knowledge just because it may be politically incorrect would undermine all advanced society.
      Suppose scientists had decided not to tell people that their dirty hands were the cause of infection because it might reflect poorly on their hygiene.

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    You seem to me to be sliding more and more into attitudes against blacks which are frankly unacceptable. Even if their average IQ was slightly lower, how does this automatically translate into looting following an earthquake? These are clearly cultural differences, not differences in IQ. Even if there was a slight difference in average intelligence, always expecting the worst from black people in every situation is not right.

    My point about Vietnam was trying to show that a country’s level of economic development and its people’s intelligence don’t necessarily correlate, especially since different countries compare differently to each other in different periods of history. China was poorer than Europe for a couple of centuries before “communism”, while it was much richer than Europe during the Middle Ages, even though the people involved still have the same genes.

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    The fact that medieval China had a well developed infratructure which impressed Marco Polo, while Africa didn’t, does not prove that the Chinese are more intelligent. In his famous book “Guns, germs and stell”, Jared Diamond explains the difference in technology and economic development between different parts of the world as deriving from geographic factors, and not from racial differences.
    By the way, you suggest that Vietnamese, being Asians, are very intelligent, but if you go to Vietnam, the country is extremely poor and underdeveloped, as was China a few decades ago. How does this fit in with your views?

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      Vietnam had an enormous war and a communist regime that held back China and Russia in spite of highly inteligent and educated people. Compare this with African war zones, they are doing pretty well. Compare it with Haiti even before the earthquake.

      IQ is not all. IQ works together with the environment. From what I understand, Vietnamese immigrants in the US are extremely successful, especially second and third generations. Good IQ with good environment, and still preserving good cultural values from their old cult

      Then compare the looting and unrest in the earthquake in Haiti and after flooding in New Orleans (mainly black) with the calm in Japan and other Asian Tsunami victim countries like Indonesia etc.

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    Wow. This article sucks. I stumbled across it while looking for new makeup looks (God only knows how THAT happened). I don’t care about facts. And yes I am white, but frankly whoe gives a shit? I am a human. We are all humans. Before we actively search for superficial differances in our genetic makeup in order to feel superior to others; why don’t we ask ourselves why? Why is it so important to you to prove that your race is superior? Why is it important to you to actively divide the world into “races”? You are an individual. What makes it so important to you to put another culture down? And don’t try to say “the truth” because that’s a lie. People are tribalistic. They fear the “other”, they always have. That’s what this is. People afraid of other people. And its all meaningless. We are equal under the rightful law, and we are equal in the moral law. Why does this “science” matter. And can I ask something? Who conducted this study? What university? Can we know that this “information” is legitimate? This IS the internet I’ll remind you. This has about as much truth to it as a kiss to a whore. Have fun losers, keep up the hate. It makes me laugh! 😀

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      We do research. Some people just want to know things. Find out laws of nature. Some people would like to help innner cities. Or Africa. And for that we have to understand the reasons why these places are poor and criminal.

      Most scientists believe that we can solve problems only if we truly understand them. So they want to know the truth in order to then find the best solutions.

      There are lots of links to studies, and inside the studies to other studies. If you are really interested, a true scientist, then verify all studies. Most are peer reviewed studies by real University professors according to recognized research methods.

      And yes, there still are individuals.

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      Amelia–many people are studying sociology, not looking for makeup tips.
      There are people searching the internet for different scientific studies related to their graduate degree, for instance.
      Just because you stumbled upon social scientists discussing their studies while you were looking up information for what products to paint on your face, doesn’t mean that you have any idea what is being discussed here.

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    I don’t care if there is a difference in IQ between large populations on average. People should be evaluated individually. There are very smart and very stupid people of all backgrounds. I evaluate people on a person to person basis; a meritocracy.

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    With all the effort spent on proving to each other that it`s your opponent who`s dogmatic, you, gents, tend to let some basic logical fallacies in the very article slip past you.

    Put aside the IQ test being a paradigmally constructed quasi-scientific measurement, the author claims that the concept of it being created through expectancy effects can be disproved by stating that parents behaved as if their children were black, when, in fact, they were of mixed race, while the critical argument mentions the perceptions of “the school, classmates and society as a whole”. In the situation with the black-white mixed-race children the distinction between the “pure black” and “mixed-race” children is highly visible (the skin pigmentation differs). Now I`m going to make an assumption here that the white middle-class parents didn`t care specifically to go everhywhere after their black adopted child and explain to everyone in detail the racial identity of both of the kid`s parents. This brings us to a conclusion that no matter what the parents thought, the societal perceptions of “black” and “mixed-race” children, based on different visual perceptions, might have differed, just as it states in the text of the criticical remark Rushton is so quick to disclaim.

    I do not try to apologetically defend the presented point of view – I am just stating that this particular attempt of disproving is based on a logically inconsistent explanation.

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    I suspect the author of this article suffered an inferiority complex before she embarked in her research which blatantly showcased her inherent racial biases and prejudices. She tries to legitimize her quest with a supposedly aversion to political correctness. Ya right!

    First and foremost, there is only one race and it is the human race. If we weren’t of the same race, we couldn’t copulate among the different color groups.

    The research table shows that we as humans are fanatic about giving ranks to anything, drawing conclusions from these ranks and applying conclusions to a whole group of people from a scanty set of subjects.

    What is IQ? it is a small part of the intellectual ( reason) picture of a subject in a given time. IQ is not temporal as our ears, hands, feets or skin color. It is therefore not innate and can be improved over time according to a person exposure to an appropriate intellectual environment.

    Do we really think Steve Jobs would have been Steve Jobs if he was raised in Syria? Would being born in Syria made him an inferior being because he may have not started Apple?
    Our intellectual exposure and the basic gene of a sane mental cells plays a lot in the way we acquired knowledge.

    Perhaps, age of intercourse for blacks is earlier and later for Asian in the table. Was the goal to caricature blacks as animal with a insatiable appetite for sex? If so, how come as a continent we have less people than China?

    This article is a full of abusive generalizations that are erroneously passed as axioms. The intent goal is to reinforce the false assumption that black people are inferior to other colored-people( white, asians etc.).

    I’d like to conclude by saying that racism is a natural reaction to her overly competitive societies. If one doesn’t want to become bullied by racists( anyone who despise you because of your color, religion, language), one need to educate himself. Racism cannot be fought with the emotion of the hearts.

    Yes, all human being are not created equal(how do you define equality anyway) but our inequalities are not color-based like this obscure author wants to pretend.

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      You confuse inconvenient facts with intent. These researchers are looking for the truth. They don’t have that intent. They try to find the truth.

      you have an intent. To show all races are equal. The facts and truth be damned.

      Perhaps, age of intercourse for blacks is earlier and later for Asian in the table. Was the goal to caricature blacks as animal with a insatiable appetite for sex? If so, how come as a continent we have less people than China?

      Same as above. you have an intent. To show all races are equal. The facts and truth be damned. We (me and the researchers) just have the intent to prevent YOU from distorting facts, and research, because of your preconceived politically correct dogma. We would be very happy if someone found a recipe to make all US and African blacks affluent law abiding successful citizens, better then any Asian in the US or China. Just that 50 years of affirmative action and help for Africa has not equaled US blacks to US Asians and has not produced any Korea or Taiwan in Africa.

      This article is a full of abusive generalizations that are erroneously passed as axioms. The intent goal is to reinforce the false assumption that black people are inferior to other colored-people( white, asians etc.).

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      “First and foremost, there is only one race and it is the human race. If we weren’t of the same race, we couldn’t copulate among the different color groups. ”

      You are an f’n idiot. There are races as long as there are observable differences in separated genetic populations. Comparing the “genetic diversity” within and between populations is an apple and oranges comparison.

      Do you believe in dog breeds?

      chiwawa pitbull mix

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      Your incorrect usage of the English language, vocabulary, and its parts of speech say more about you, the writer, than perhaps you intend.
      Your lack of intelligence is showing.

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    Sorry white people, I don’t buy your “I’m not racist” line. If you are subscribing to these theories of race and intelligence, you are racist. If you are still actively questioning them, then there’s a little bit of hope left for you.

    I’m going to jump right to my point about why it seems that blacks are less intelligent. The culprit is religion. I tell black people all the time “it’s not your skin color, it’s your culture that’s to blame”. Being black and having grown up with blacks (how many of you all can say that?), I can tell you first hand that from the moment a black child enters the world, he or she is indoctrinated with a bunch of silly stories and superstitions that are then reinforced by the same mundane coincidences that occur daily. These reinforcements slowly begin to take the emphasis off logic and science and put it on superstitions that cannot be proven. This explains why there are so few black scientists, mathematicians, economists, engineers, etc and so many black social scientists, civil rights leaders, lawyers, judges, cops, etc. They are doing “God’s work” of providing justice. This is a race-wide problem. Compare sub-Saharan Africa to East Asia. Who produces more products, the people that believe in multiple superstitions or the ones who believe in that which can be proven, ie math and science? We can prove that 9×9=81. We cannot prove that killing 20,000 people per year keeps dead royalty happy (Annual Customs performed by the Dahomey who were subsequently wiped out by the French; amen). I know black people who are semi-rich who cannot spell simple words and wouldn’t know H2O from H2O2 or O2 from O3. They wouldn’t be able to find Brazil on a map. On top of that, I read a study that said a child born into a very religious family will be even less intelligent than his or her parents.

    Go to an orphanage and get a black child, a white child, a hispanic child and an Asian child. Raise them together and keep religion totally away from them. Teach them math and science along with all the other things the need. By time they grow up, you will have 4 people of average to above average intelligence.

    Do the same thing but feed them religion and you will have 4 unintelligent slaves who you can lead around just by saying “this is what God demands”.

    Thus, blacks can do anything that other races can do once we excise the demon of religion from our culture. How long will that take? Unfortunately, I believe a very long time because the church is deeply rooted in our culture like a blood cancer.

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      @Alexander T.: They raised black African and Asian orphan babies in white middle class families. Asian babies grew up to have an IQ of 112, Blacks of 93, as this article’s graphic shows. This was exactly the experiment you suggested, and that was what finally made me a racist, according to your terminology. Some people call it “race realism”. But you are right, conventional dogma and political correctness would call unbiased scientists “racists” if their peer reviewed academic research finds such politically incorrect results. Please read more at Race and IQ 1 and Race and IQ 2

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        @admin Not quite. In fact, I’m about to send you a very hot email. But nonetheless, there are quite a few studies showing that when we totally remove the religious component from black culture and raise a black child, his IQ comes within 1 point of a white. No one has done that experiment on a large scale, and I’d like to see it performed. You have missed my entire point. Religion is the blinder of black people. It discourages anything more than basic education. You eliminate that and suddenly all *your* arguments go out the window.

        All your “unbiased scientists” seem to have some sort of racial hangup, and you all’s continued efforts to say, in effect, “you niggers are naturally dumb” adds fuel to the black-white hate fire. You all look only at the scientific end without delving into the history as to how they got to this point.

        Let’s take Liberia for example. Put your nose in a history book and you will see that when the returned blacks came and were in power, there was peace. They were working on building an economy. Then, in 1980, the natives got restless and it’s been hell ever since. Similar events happened in Sierra Leone. The destruction of both of those countries has nothing to do with the return of the newly Westernized blacks. Being exposed to higher technology, economics, and trade pushed them far ahead of where they were before they were enslaved. Religion notwithstanding, they can go further. Even Liberia’s present president is of Americo-Liberian decent. Your argument that basically blacks are naturally stupid doesn’t hold water. Africans are VERY superstitious and have ingrained it into their culture to a much higher degree than anyone else and that causes their low IQ, socio-economic stagnation, very large families and low technological production rate. It’s not their skin color. Western Blacks are the same way. We can get much further now than we could in 1619, however if we could throw away the religion, we could get even further. As I said before *religion*, not skin color, blinds the mind from mathematics and science which are the hallmarks of man’s upward movements.

        Most, if not all of your so-called high IQ societies are secular. America has a lower average IQ because America is highly religious. Have you been to the south lately? Churches outnumber libraries. NASA didn’t locate there because of the high number of intelligent people (white OR black). In fact, my theory also explains why we don’t see much technological development coming out of the south. DARPA came from the west coast, as did Boeing and Microsoft. Most of our technological innovations, in this country, come from the Northeast and the West Coast — areas of low religious attendance and consequently, higher average level of education, and creativity.

        So please, knock it off with your scientific racism. Whites like you make me hate all white people.

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          @Alexander T. How do you know I am white? I say Asians are the most intelligent. Maybe I am Asian? or I just state scientific facts, irrespective of personal “selfish” racial interest.

          Maybe you personally have a very high IQ, irrespective of race. Or you might be mixed race, which interestingly still is called “black” even if the percentage of black genes is very low.

          Did you read the over 100 other comments by clicking on “Previous” below? The discussion is very interesting!

          Certainly, religion and “black culture” can negatively influence intellectual and economic success of blacks. But everything points towards a major in-born genetic IQ gap. So far, all expensive attempts to close the gap with educational measures have failed.

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          It`s pointless admin, Alexander doesn`t want to accept the fact that all people are not born equal, moreover he thinks that because he is atheist it automatically turns him into an intelligent person. WHatever you think about religion, the CHRISTIAN WEST was responsible for most of the scientific breaktthroughs that were necessary for our modern world (christian doesn`t mean the imbeciles your american audiences hold up as pastors.)

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      It’s not religion nor is it culture–it is brain size.
      Brain size is measurable.
      It is quantifiable.

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    A simple question what part of the world not (race) is responsible for the most damage and pollution to the enviorment of the planet where we all live. then ask yourself is this self destruction really intelligent? I personally think that intelligence is a measure of progression with positive outcome rather than so called progression with negative prospects. People who beleive they are headed towards prosperity whilst leaving and causing kaos with their intelligence then leaving themselves with a situation far worse than they begun surely are not that intelligent in my “book”. For the the sake of argument lets ask ourselves which (race)

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      Some “parts of the world” are not innately intelligent enough to invent and manufacture anything that might produce pollution.

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    I went to a relatively small university with a relatively prestigious graduate program. This was in the US. This school, for some reason, received a relatively high number of African students that come to study in the US via a few very prestigious and competitive fellowship programs (that I’m sure most people have heard of but I won’t mention). So these should have been the cream of the crop so to speak. I am not racist and was friends with many of these students. Having class with them though, it was obvious that they were significantly less bright than the average white or asian student. They struggled much more with things relatively free of cultural bias, like conceptual problems linking flows of cause-effect via diagrams etc. This is quite anecdotal, but matches the research presented here.

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      you think maybe the Africans never even seen a Cause-effect diagram before? something we are exposed to in Middle school? And you compare yourself and Asian students to him, when you don’t even know what type of subjects or methods of learning was was exposed to? And you think YOUR intelligent?!!! wow

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    I also flipped POV on race and IQ, in about 2003, after actually bothering to check the data instead of just watching the TV documentaries pumped out for the masses. Even more of a surprise was finding out that race/IQ differences being at least partly genetic was the most common POV among psych phds (only 15% support the environmental cause kiddies).

    Also amazes me how few people actually know that a small majority of bio/forensic anthropologists support race as a concept, as do a mass of geneticists and biologists. Nice to see Martin_uk is busy reproducing the left wing media approved line and not bothering to look up the poll that was taken on this subject among scientists. He should also ask psych phds whether IQ is a good measure of IQ and if it is biased, Being familiar with the body of the reasearch and the studies, I can tell him he’s not going to be a happy man. The ONLY argument is ‘why are the IQ’s different?’ Qualified professionals know the tests work. Somehow nice middle class liberals like Martin always decide they know better that the people who’ve spent decades studying the subject.

    Martin, FYI, modern human populations started to go there seperate ways about 130k ago, and you’d have to assume there’s been zero evolution regarding the human brain in that time for ‘no IQ differences’ to be true. As it is we know of at least two relatively recent mutations not seen in Africans but found in Eurasians. Relative brain size also varies, and exactly the way you’d expect ot to if brain mass was related to the IQ scores.

    Always, people who obviously have zero familiarity with the hard science feel they know best, particulary if they once watched a PBS documentary.

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    I am Black, in Sub-Saharan Africa. I concur with these theories on intelligency based on race. The environment has historically provided challenges to those in it, and therefore shaped coping mechanisms which have been incorporated into their genes through evolution.

    That said, it does not make me less human, just a human with less capabilities in some areas and more in others. Sex tourism and some sports is a testimony to a fact that all races have something to contribute to other’s well being!

    If that is not enough, then you have to devise some genetic engineering to speed up the evolution of blacks. Instead of hundreds of thousands of years it has taken the whites to develop superior IQs, the times will minimal!

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      People with the least self control, lowest IQ, highest criminality have by far the most children. We strongly select for lower IQ people, independent of race. Even within the white or black races. We breed future generations with lower IQ and higher criminality. It is sad. So even without genetic manipulation, with simple breeding, we do the opposite of what you suggest.

      True genetic engineering is highly contested and quite taboo. But even positive selection is taboo, like using sperm of Nobel Prize winners.

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        Do you realize it was illegal to teach Black to read during slave times? And after Slaver people had to pick themselves up and go to work? no time for schools? and then Black children of Slaves were place in horrible schools being educated by the worst whites teacher or poorly educated Blacks? We have in the country long lines of uneducated Black people! Not Unintelligent Blacks, Uneducated or poorly educated. On top of the Poverty effect education, racism effects education, Home life effects education etc ect. Give them a chance to catch up to the generations of Highly educated Whites that they have to compete with.

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          How does black slavery in the western world explain that the world’s lowest I.Q.’s are in Africa?
          Africa is the cradle of civilization and yet its peoples have I.Q.’s consistently below 80.
          African-American’s scores are higher because they have genetically mixed with other races.
          This has nothing to do with poverty, education, racism, and slavery in the United States.
          If it did, the intelligence of native Africans would be more in line with Europeans and Asians.

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    What’s with this codswallop about Ngerians doing really well in Western countries. Their take up of welfare benefits is legendary in the UK. Something like one in three families from Nigeria receive housing benefit, compared to 1 in thirty immigrant families from Eastern Europe. The notion that all the Races are the same is so obviously false that only whites are stupid enough to believe it. Thank God power and influence is moving to China.

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    Unfortunately, there are no other “races” but the human race. Genetics has already proved that; take for instance the link below

    http://wupa.wustl.edu/record_archive/1998/10-15-98/articles/races.html

    Moreover, PBS has a show on human migration and how we all human beings share a common “adam” and “eve” that existed in Africa tens of thousands of years ago.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/science/dna/timeline_flash.html

    As for the article you commented on, the IQ score differences may be due to chance – there is no report anywhere about statistical significance of the differences. In plain language, unless those differences are large enough they may be so due to chance. But let’s proceed further and assume they are significant; there are still problems with the argument.

    One obvious issue is whether IQ itself is an appropriate measure of human intelligence. Ideally, a study like that should at least aim to provide other measures that either confirm or contradict the basic finding -that is doing unbiased research. Let’s accept that IQ is a valid measure -and indeed the best one – and other issues emerge.

    IQ differences between “races” (genetically, a misnomer) may be environment-driven and therefore an environmental adaptation. If that is the case, I would expect those patterns not to change even after transplanting, say a black person to a white environment; if natural selection has played a role I would expect those patterns to change slowly (meaning: not at a rate that we can observe in the course of a lifeline or a couple of centuries) For instance, black people tend to dominate short-distance run races. Maybe that is the result that hunting in the African plains required good running skills that relate more with physical strength. By contrast, “Whites” and “Asians” higher IQs may have evolved because of the more demanding environment they faced. Added to the search for food -shared with blacks – they have to add the need to get shelter from ice-cold winters that do not happen in Africa.

    Even accepting things that are controversial to accept -whether IQ differences are statistically significant, whether IQ is an appropriate measure of human intelligence – what the study may be showing is differences based on adaptation to different conditions.

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      “Unfortunately, there are no other “races” but the human race. Genetics has already proved that; take for instance the link below”

      Um no… there are races as long as there are observable differences in separated genetic populations. Comparing the “genetic diversity” within and between populations is an apple and oranges comparison.

      “Even accepting things that are controversial to accept -whether IQ differences are statistically significant, whether IQ is an appropriate measure of human intelligence – what the study may be showing is differences based on adaptation to different conditions.”

      Um, duh…

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    If it is true that Races do not exist and all are equal, then why we need to categorize some people as Black, some people as White, some people as Latino and some people as Asian?

    If it is true that All are equal, then why the government policy must treat different groups of people in different ways?(Oop, “different” groups of people? Again? Tere is no “different” groups, damned it! They are all of the same! — Execuse me, sir, do you mean that all Americans are of the same color? Do you believe that yourself?)

    The fact that we must enforce policy like Affirmative Action to provide privileged favors to specific group(s) at the cost of sacrificing the equal opportunities of the other specific group(s) of the country has underlined the irrefutable truth that not only the Races exist, but also there are differences between different races.

    Lying is a crime, and should be condemned, while telling the truth isn’t. Telling the truth should never be threatened/punished/purged regardless how difficult it is to face the unpleasant truth.

    And the only way to tell between lying and telling truth is to face nothing but objective evidences, data, trained observation & research. Let the evidences tell the story, stop the powerful & shameless politicians from name calling, label attaching and coercing citizens to not discuss issues related to their daily lives. There should not be any compromise in the basic principles of our Constitution, that is, the freedom of speech.

    Only if human being has the courage to face the ugly truth then it is possible to figure out the feasible solutions to handle the problems existing between the races.

    The paradox is originated from the fact that we are human being. And here is an epitome of all the Paradox shared by human being: Having the courage to wench brothel to risk the danger of HIV disease but having no courage to recognize HIV infected as to take the HIV treatment.

    But everybody should keep this firmly in mind: HIV won’t go away just because you refuse to recognize its existance.

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    People talk about averages all the time. Lets look at nobel prize winners. China, with 1 billion people, has won only 5, Japan with 160 million, only 17. Israel with 5 million people, 8 winners.
    Germany over 160, United States, over 300.

    So those people who have received acknowledgement of their work as being an advancement to mankind, are overwhelmingly non asian. If asians have higher IQs, why were their societies so backward? The japanses may invent play stations, but it was the west who invented quantum mechanics, electronics etc that was the basis for it all.

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      You see the main factor that boosted Europeans to research so fast was constant warfare as of the asians they were more calm the wars were more like for honour not just slavery and slaughter like in Europe. We had lack of space as Europeans were numerous in numbers and nations and language differences were great. We needed to conquer we needed to be better Europeans studied enemeies and adopted that is why we evolved into what we are now. Intellignece is nothing it is a limit in certain areas but fantasy the will for change under pressure.. critical situation this is what made us superior to any other race in the world. Dark ages made us strong. I even think the average IQ in EU is much higher than elswhere in the world. But IQ does not consist purely of one element a regular IQ test can find a stupid person very well but to see a difference for ppl above 115 IQ you need more than IQ test while a person capable of score 145 can end up with 125 while his thinking and way of seing thing is more abstract perhaps he has more points of view and also work under pressure while doing IQ test can lower his result. I know ppl which are supersmart but when it comes to IQ test they fail .. it has more to do with emotions. But what I was searching for nowadays is more a question if the average intelligence started to decreaase while people are not so openminded anymore, the fall simply under controll and modern slavery, humans are freelingly giving up freedom in exchange for money/debt I think that the humans 100years before us were more intelligent than we are now ..

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        Can you clarify your point in English? If not, your comment proves that there truly are intra-group differences in intelligence.

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    This point of saying that race does not exist is something stupid and baseless, it’s just a social thing, an attempt to erase the face of miscegenation in America(Continent) countries.

    Race is something possible to distinguish by the most ignorant person when it comes to science,all animals have a racial differentiation, it is stupid to say that the human is not the case, is something desperate.Most likely to say is that the human admixed (or multi-racial) is not a specific breed, a code of racial identity.

    Race influences but the issue of intelligence, the history of mankind can already test it very well,the evolution of civilizations and other factors prove that there is a”maximum”intelligence that only a few humans can achieve.Race is not just skin deep, is the union of several physical features among others acquired through a process of evolution or adaptation.

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      we had a problem when we first formed this country. we considered african americans as inferior, and we owned them as slaves. this is what happens when you start to malign an entire group of people. sure, there are differences in race. i would also agree, that for whatever reason, there are differences in intelligence amongst the races. however, i think you are confused about the term “equal”. its more of a legal term. it doesn’t mean everyone is just as smart as everyone else. it means we are all equal in the eyes of the law. so, “all men are created equal” is not political dogma from the left. plus, when dealing with genetics, there will always be exceptions (as with anything). so, there’s the possibility of the very unintelligent white person, the asian that’s bad at math, or the black person that can’t dance. in other words, there really isn’t anything practical to do with your information.

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        The problem starts when we deny facts and warp research. When Jensen and Rushton get persecuted for their work, and when sociologists come up with ridiculous theories about “race does not exist”. When Blacks become angry at the evil white man who is to blame for Black academic under-performance which needs to be fixed with affirmative action that puts under-qualified Blacks into colleges and jobs they are not apt to perform well. And when Black crime gets covered up. When white old ladies need to be stopped and randomly searched at equal rate then young Blacks with tattoos and hoodies. Because the scientifically and logically and mathematically correct practice of racial profiling of people 3, 5, 20 times more crime-prone is evil discrimination.

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    lol i can’t believe anyone would believe this bullshit, i know a lot of dumb white people that are lesser intelligent than blacks

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    Why all these lenghty discussions? Name one thing that has ever been invented in Sub-Saharan Africa. Enough said!

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    This will be my last post on this blog. I wish to thank the administrator for allowing me to post on this blog.

    Thank you

    Frank

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    PEEKACHU: Also, if you are suggesting that blacks are somehow more inclined toward criminality, you’re wrong there as you are about everything else. If you mean street crime, that tracks with socio-economic status, not with race. Middle class and affluent black communities are no more crime-ridden than their white counterparts.

    FRANK: Statistically if the black population of the United vanished the violent crime rate would be decreased approximately by 1 half. Many of the crimes that would have little to do with the need for survival illustrate high black arrest rates per capita population.

    You want to talk about White collar crimes but if we look at government statistics crimes like fraud, embezzlement, theft and forgery we still see that blacks are highly overrepresented as arrestees while Whites are underrepresented on a per capita basis. Even gambling related crimes are overwhelmingly committed by African Americans. African-Americans make up 13% of the population yet they account for approximately 30%+ of all arrests in these categories.

    We can see the same pattern with hate crimes and even serial killing statistics along with crimes like forcible rape.

    It is all here for you to see…

    http://www2.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2009/data/table_43.html

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      **********FRANK: Statistically if the black population of the United vanished the violent crime rate would be decreased approximately by 1 half. Many of the crimes that would have little to do with the need for survival illustrate high black arrest rates per capita population.**********

      Not likely. Daily headlines are full of violent crimes committed by white criminals. And, of course, all the violent criminals in Russia and Eastern Europe are white. In fact they’re exporting their criminality to other parts of the world.

      In regards to white collar crimes, I’m glad you had enough sense to distinguish between those who are arrested and those who get off scott free. How long did it take them to finally catch Madoff? How long do you think a black man pulling those kinds of scams would’ve lasted? Certainly no where as long as Madoff.

      So most white collar crimes aren’t even prosecuted. How many people went to prison in the various lootings of our banking system or Wall Street? How about the savings and loan thefts? Tax cheats with billions overseas. Crooked defense contractors stealing billions. Do they face prosecution? In most cases they don’t even get investigated.

      It’s kind of like the way store security employees watch black people like hawks while white women steal them blind. Can we really trust shoplifting arrest statistics then? They certainly don’t give us an accurate picture of what’s really going on.

      According to this New York Times article, blacks and Latinos are 9 times more likely than whites to be stopped and frisked by cops.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/nyregion/13frisk.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1274733596-fyhDi57CuvtBqmoAuGpDIA

      But once blacks and Latinos are stopped, they’re no more likely than whites to be arrested. But the fact that vastly more are being stopped means vastly more will be arrested and vastly more will go to prison, and all of this will be reflected in crime statistics. In other words, white criminals who otherwise would’ve been arrested and prosecuted aren’t being stopped by the cops.

      Regarding hate crimes, I don’t know what you’re trying to say there. If you’re trying to suggest that blacks commit more hate crimes you’re wrong.

      On forcible rate, let me remind you that there is an epidemic of white-on-white date rape on college campuses. Date rape is forcible rape. Rape, by the way, is a largely unreported crime. What’s more, while of course black men commit rapes, we also have a history in this country of black men being railroaded on false rape charges, while many white men have gotten away with rape. Often times it all depends on who can afford better lawyers. If you’re relying on a public defender in a rape case you’re probably screwed, even if you’re innocent. In any event, if you think black men are committing more rape per capita than white men, I’d say you’re nuts.

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    ******But building a bigger brain takes time and energy during a person’s development. So, these changes were balanced by slower rates of growth, lower levels of sex hormones, less aggression, and less sexual activity.*******

    Lower levels of sex hormones? Less aggression? This is a joke, right? Do you honestly believe that whites are less aggressive than blacks? Does the word HISTORY mean anything to you? I think it’s safe to say that whites have been infinitely more aggressive than blacks. I mean whole regions have been laid to waste, cultures destroyed, tens of millions killed or destroyed, including other whites.

    Lower levels of sex among whites as compared to blacks? Another joke, right? Africans are decidedly conservative with regard to sexual matters. They are universally aghast at the loose sexual mores of white Europeans, particularly the females. For example, no African family in the U.S. would tolerate the kind of sluttyness that many young white girls engage in. It will never happen. In fact African girls would not even contemplate that kind of conduct.

    And, again, who is perpetuating this nonsense that Europeans, who typically have smaller and narrower heads than Africans, somehow have larger brains? That’s another joke, right?

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      Lower levels of sex hormones can be measured. Rushton has the data. Do you have data to the contrary? Or just your unscientific knee jerk reaction? This is pretty easy to measure. Levels of agression? Anywhere in the world, go to black neighborhoods, or to white or Asian neighborhoods. This is why busing white kids to high crime violent black schools is a true crime. Again, check the data in Lynn’s publications.

      Finally you keep comparing highly disciplined violent armies, like Hitler’s, or Stalin’s, with marauding gangs in Rwanda, Haiti, or US inner cities. It is the undisciplined attitude, not the final death count. Your examples don’t even serve for anecdotal evidence. Certainly not for disproving hard data as amassed by Lynn and Rushton. You find logic to confirm your already formed opinion. You can believe me, I was educated to have the same opinions you have. It took me lots of studies to convince me of the contrary.

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        Yes, i’d like to see the so-called data on sex hormones. What is true is that black Africans are sexually conservative while white Europeans are not. Again, Africans find European sexual mores abominable. And no single demographic is as sexually promiscuous as young white girls. In fact, even older white women are travelling to Africa for sex: http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/26/us-sextourism-idUSN2638979720071126

        Regarding aggression, what exactly is the difference between marauding gangs and disciplined gangs? And by the way, the gangs in Rwanda were just as disciplined and organized as the gangs in Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Russia. But even if they weren’t, so what? You think that mass, organized violence of the sort Europeans have practiced is somehow less indicative of aggressive tendencies? You’ll probably be the only one holding that opinion. If you could interview the tens of millions of people victimized by European aggression I don’t think they’ll make those fine distinctions.

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          Also, if you are suggesting that blacks are somehow more inclined toward criminality, you’re wrong there as you are about everything else. If you mean street crime, that tracks with socio-economic status, not with race. Middle class and affluent black communities are no more crime-ridden than their white counterparts. Moreover, there are black African countries with vastly less crime than parts of Europe or the United States. So, again, you are engaged in wishful thinking and pseudo-science much like your heroes Lynn and Rushton, both of whom have been roundly debunked and discredited by credible, astute and authoritative individuals who have a lot more than some Internet blog on their resumes. Sorry, you are not credible and you have no authority. Even on this thread every assumption you hold has been deconstructed and debunked by me and a couple of others. Yet at no time have you owned up to being wrong.

          Let’s stick to reality. None of us live in your dream world where there are no white criminals. Tell that to the parents of the next white child who gets abducted, raped, tortured and mutilated by a white man. And statistics show, by the way, that white men are most predisposed toward those kinds of crimes against children, along with serial killings.

          Or shall we talk about white color crimes? Afterall, crime is crime. In fact white color crime is much more devastating to society than petty street crime. Certainly white people are represented among the ranks of white collar criminals at a level at least proportional to their numbers in society.

          Let’s go back 50-60 years. What race comprised most of the petty thugs, thieves, stick-up men, robbers, burglers, gangsters, muggers, hoodlums, etc.? Well, back then those street criminals were largely white. What changed wasn’t genetics but socio-economic status. Nowadays white criminals are generally found in the white color ranks, although the vast majority of bank robbers remain white for whatever reason.

          And getting back to levels of aggression, in the last century white people in this country rioted, burned, terrorized, murdered innocent black men, women and children and destroyed entire black neighborhoods over such things as false rape accusations or even because a white man lost a boxing match to a black man. How’s that for levels of aggression?

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    *******The more north the people went “Out of Africa,” the harder it was to get food, gain shelter, make clothes, and raise children. So the groups that evolved into today’s Whites and Orientals needed larger brains, more family stability, and a longer life. But building a bigger brain takes time and energy during a person’s development. So, these changes were balanced by slower rates of growth, lower levels of sex hormones, less aggression, and less sexual activity.

    Why? Because Africa, Europe, and Asia had very different climates and geographies that called for different skills, resource usage, and lifestyles. Blacks evolved in a tropical climate which contrasted with the cooler one of Europe in which Whites evolved and even more so with the cold Arctic lands where Orientals evolved.*******

    This is the most asinine thing I’ve ever read. Civilization radiated from South to North (i.e., from warm to cold). If it weren’t for the Southerners, Northern Europeans might still be in their caves and mud huts.

    The Ancient Egyptians certainly weren’t a cold weather people. Even the Meso-Americans built magnificent civilizations while Northern Europeans were essentially savage barbarians. Therefore the notion that cold weather instigated human development and greater cognitive abilities is farcical in the extreme.

    And I assure you that blacks do not have smaller brains than whites. You can cite all the scientific racism you want. There is simply no credible evidence to support that thesis.

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