It's logically impossible for a group to be more intelligent than the mean for a population and not have it be possible for a group to be less intelligent than the mean for a population. Why do liberal creationists claim that one side of this coin is racism and the other side of the coin is just science?
Globally, as far as I know, genetic differences are environmentally explainable and statistically neutral.
The only actual genetic factor that I think is statistically relevant is intellect. The difference between the very smart and the least smart is FAR more significant than any racial variance.And I think geniuses pop up pretty evenly dispersed amongst the various racial subsets, allowing for external factors (inbreeding for instance).
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I don't think most liberals would disagree that blacks tend to do worse academically than whites, but the leap from societal factors to "inherently less intelligent" suggests racism. Deal with it.
Last edited by ThePlayDrive; 08-14-11 at 09:07 PM.
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Peoples, Fagan & Drotar
The influence of race on 3-year-old children's performance on the Stanford-Binet: Fourth edition
This study examines the influence of race on performance on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition (SB:FE; Thorndike, Hagan, & Sattler, 1986) for European American and African American children matched on age, gender, birth order, and maternal education. A significant difference in mean IQ, favoring European American children, was found indicating that racial group differences in IQ could be demonstrated at 3 years of age. The magnitude of difference was approximately 1 SD. The African American children scored lower on each subtest administered. However, the degree of disparity in performance between the groups was disproportionately associated with particular subtests. The greater the subtest's loading on the first principal factor, the greater the disparity in scores between the two racial groups (r = .71). Thus, our findings confirm the Spearman hypothesis as early as 3 years of age.
#2. Barack Obama is NOT African-American, as he is not the descendant of African slaves brought to America.
....so, how do we know the genes behind the African-American's poor IQ scores were not their white ones?