Dr Watson's views on race seem very sensible.

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So babies are smarter than adults?
A baby's mind is barely even aware of their surroundings, so the issue of intelligence cant even be addressed.

I was told however by a neurologist that the brains of adults shrink progressively as they age, so that may explain why genius is usually manifested in youth.
 
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A baby's mind is barely even aware of their surroundings, so the issue of intelligence cant even be addressed.

A baby's mind isn't even relevant to the god damn discussion, which is why it shouldn't be addressed.
 
In the case of the original wave of Chinese, its more like they were willing to work for food in near slavery conditions on the railways.

Yes, but more than 90% of the Chinese in America today arrived after World War II, so the older group is not going to influence the statistics noticably.

Besides, the history of IQ testing occurs entirely post slavery by a long shot.

Yeah, it's a good thing that racism ended with slavery, or we might have ended up with a persistent social problem. Oh, wait...
 
News-Medical.Net

Race differences in average IQ are largely Genetic

Medical Research News
26-Apr-2005

http://www.news-medical.net/?id=9530

A 60-page review of the scientific evidence, some based on state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain size, has concluded that race differences in average IQ are largely genetic.

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In their article, Rushton and Jensen also address some of the policy issues that stem from their conclusions. Their main recommendation is that people be treated as individuals, not as members of groups. They emphasized that their paper pertains only to average differences. They also called for the need to accurately inform the public about the true nature of individual and group differences, genetics and evolutionary biology.

Rushton and Jensen are well-known for research on racial differences in intelligence. Jensen hypothesized a genetic basis for Black-White IQ differences in his 1969 Harvard Educational Review article. His later books Bias in Mental Tests (1980) and The g Factor (1998), as well as Rushton's (1995) Race, Evolution, and Behavior, show that tests are not biased against English speaking minorities and that Black-White-East Asian differences in brain size and IQ belong in an evolutionary framework.

http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/


http://www.news-medical.net/?id=9530
The problem with this research is that the "Culture" factor is very hard to isolate from the race factor. This takes it right back to the "nature or nurture" question which is an area of active debate. If no conclusions can be drawn regarding the latter, it follows for the former.

If there were many aspects of shared culture then the inference would be a bit more reasonable to accept. The fact is that the world is just now becoming globalised, where one can begin to say there is an emerging shared culture. I mean what test do you use to evaluate the IQ of a Sub-Saharan African? There are just too many barriers. The background of those creating the test will immediately introduce a bias prior to any results.

These studies are way before their time (if there can ever be such a time). There are too many social factors at play to allow for a clear indication that skin colour determines intelligence.

While I have no issues accepting the results of the IQ test(s), the inferences drawn lack a credible basis - i.e. genetic evidence. Genetic evidence is what would vindicate Watson's views as being of substance. There is zero genetic evidence supporting the theory purporting genes that separate us into different races as linked to those which determine our intelligence.
 
Yeah, it's a good thing that racism ended with slavery, or we might have ended up with a persistent social problem.
Yes, and its the same with a century of prejudice towards Orientals and Jews, in spite of which they have done very well...both on intelligence tests and academically.
 
Yes, and its the same with a century of prejudice towards Orientals and Jews, in spite of which they have done very well...both on intelligence tests and academically.

Prejudice is very different from organised, institutionalised, socially accepted slavery.
 
While I have no issues accepting the results of the IQ test(s), the inferences drawn lack a credible basis - i.e. genetic evidence. Genetic evidence is what would vindicate Watson's views as being of substance. There is zero genetic evidence supporting the theory purporting genes that separate us into different races as linked to those which determine our intelligence.

Interesting. And is there any genetic evidence to show that, say, humans are more intelligent than gorillas or apes? But we all pretty much accept that gorillas and apes aren't as intelligent as humans, right? Why? Why would we accept that theory when there's no genetic evidence?

Baron Max
 
Interesting. And is there any genetic evidence to show that, say, humans are more intelligent than gorillas or apes? But we all pretty much accept that gorillas and apes aren't as intelligent as humans, right? Why? Why would we accept that theory when there's no genetic evidence?

Baron Max

You need not. Nobody will hold you accountable for abstaining from a popular belief for lack of evidence
 
You need not. Nobody will hold you accountable for abstaining from a popular belief for lack of evidence

So ....it's all about "popular belief"? And has little or nothing to do with reality or science or proof or ...anything like that? Just "popular belief", huh?

Baron Max
 
Interesting. And is there any genetic evidence to show that, say, humans are more intelligent than gorillas or apes? But we all pretty much accept that gorillas and apes aren't as intelligent as humans, right? Why? Why would we accept that theory when there's no genetic evidence?

Baron Max
We accept that because there are clear indicators that they lack what we consider to be qualities of superior intelligence.

Can they build a complex machine such as the Space Shuttle and send it up into Space with a myriad other complex tools to study their world and origins? Rhetorical question isn't it?

Now it would seem that your questions above were intended to be rhetorical, but clearly, they would be, only to you in this dialogue.

So, regarding the black vs. white race (other races can be considered too but this is addressing Dr Watson) intelligence issue, what clear indicators are there, that would evidence qualities of superior intelligence in the average white human, as opposed to the average black human (or any other race)?

What has the white race of humans done, that is demonstrably not achievable by the race of black humans living today?

Give one or a few examples and we'll progress from there - and please, be serious.
 
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Can they build a complex machine such as the Space Shuttle and send it up into Space with a myriad other complex tools to study their world and origins? Rhetorical question isn't it?

Can any black African nation? Or any group of them? Or all of them, even if given all the funding?
 
Can any black African nation? Or any group of them? Or all of them, even if given all the funding?

I think most of the blacks in Africa are too busy making babies that they can't feed, or killing those who've grown up somehow. They don't have time for such things as building space vessels or other such silly stuff as that. :D

Baron Max
 
Of course, but don't you think they should first focus on eliminating the widespread and endemic poverty and hunger?

Well, they've had almost a million years to do that and have failed miserably. What the fuck has changed to make you think they can do it now?

Baron Max
 
If you look at the history of the african continent since "colonialisation" was phased out, they cannot and do not know how to govern. Most of these tinpot african leaders are only clever enough to know what is in it for them.

Swiss banks must have billions hidden away, billions in the names of despots, dictators and corrupt politicians from most african countries.

Not only do they not know how to govern, but even how to live alongside one another. Every second of every day murder and bloodshed is the name of the game somewhere in africa. This with weapons supplied by unscrupulous countries who have a vested interest in mayhem and anarchy.

No, the african is not "intelligent" in that respect. Sod the ballot box, where's me machete!!

And the thick, idiotic western countries who continue to bolster these corrupt governments for whatever reason by send billions in aid that is ill advised and unaffordable.
 
Do you forget a little something called World War Two, which caused the death of over 50million people? No, white people have no claim to superiority on the subject of peace and good governance.
 
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