Skip to comments.Germans are most intelligent Europeans
Posted on 03/28/2006 12:55:33 PM PST by mark502inf
LONDON: Germans are the most intelligent people in Europe, well ahead of the British (in eighth place) and the French (15th), according to a new study by Northern Irelands University of Ulster, The Times reported Monday. With an average intelligence quotient (IQ) of 107, a scintilla of brainpower above the Dutch who also scored 107, the Polish (106), the Swedish (104) and the Italians (102). They all came out better in the intelligence stakes than the British who rated an even 100 IQ according to the study, ahead of the Spanish (98) and the French (94) who could only comfort themselves by checking the study results for Bulgarians, Romanians, the Turkish and Serbians who languished at the bottom of the table on 89. Professor Richard Lynn, who headed the study, caused controversy last year by claiming that men were more intelligent than women by about five IQ points on average. He said of his latest findings that populations in the colder, more challenging environments of Northern Europe had developed larger brains than those in warmer climates further south. The average brain size in Northern and Central Europe is 1,320cc and in southeast Europe it is 1,312cc, according to his studies. AFP
Being a woman and of English and German descent, I find it relatively persuasive as well. LOL
Is that like being the best hockey player in Equador?
All the rest of the europeans go "glurp..glurp"
Credit to B. Cosby.
With the highest unemployment.
Just kidding ... all my ancestry comes from the UK (Scotland and England, mostly) but my family has been American so long where they started doesn't even matter anymore.
And being English, French, Irish, German, Scot, Spanish, Welsh, Ojibwa and a dash of African (each of my 8 great grandparents were of different ethnicities)- I don't know what to think!
Being that some of my ancestors came from Germany, I'd have to agree..........
Well at least you didn't claim your great great grandmother was a Cherokee Indian princess..........
Germans are brainiest (but at least we're smarter than the French)
Posted on 03/27/2006 3:53:04 PM PST by Neville72
Germans are brainiest - but at least we're smarter than the French (London Times)
Posted on 03/27/2006 1:35:38 AM PST by wolf78
Being an American and therefore a descendent of the best, the brightest and the bravest that all of the European cultures had to offer, I say...who cares? I'm an American.
Euro-IQ alert ping
Oh great, let's get the Germans going again on how their superior to everyone else. That's all we need now.
I was waiting for the final sentence, " But all scored much higher than Americans. Proving the superiority of the European system."
Maybe. But I remember reading that in recent years northern Europeans have been getting taller much faster than Americans. (The latter might even be getting shorter.) These could be due to a lot of causes - the distribution of health resources, family structure (in the IQ case, which might lead to different investments in IQ formation), and many other things. To reflexively attribute it to evolution and genes (without even knowing the genes in question) is sort of weak, it seems to me.
All that extra brain capacity developed over the millenia so they could eventually buy a two week timeshare on the Costa del Sol for mid-winter holiday. Down where the less intelligent folk live.
they must be the smartest. After all, they strongly believe that their socialist Government is always right and righteous.
You mean like the folks who believe in reincarnation? They were always Egyptian High Priests or Babylonian Princes - they never seemed to be basket weavers or shopkeepers.