This is a stupid article about a stupid misconception.
First, James Watson is himself completely wrong - the social policies that have been tried are all based in one form or another of socialism - which doesn't work, anywhere on the planet.
Second, economic freedom, rooted in the protection of private property rights, has never been tried in Africa, due to the remnants of tribal culture - note that I say "culture", not intelligence, that still prevails there. Blacks are doing quite well anywhere the British or South African culture replaced the existing tribal culture.
Third, that there are in fact differences between the races is more than obvious - the fact that Africans from a certain part of Africa win all the marathons they care to enter being the easiest to demonstrate. However, my belief, and I think experience shows, that freedom and free enterprise work among every race.
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Well, all I can say is I’m willing to trace IQ’s with Thomas Sowell *any* day.
“the evidence heavily favors the view that race differences in I.Q. are environmental in origin, not genetic.”
Unless a person has a brain cloud.
Wow! so many tests all concluding with the same “mistake”.
Maybe the mistake is something else...
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Research into determining whether one 'race' is more (or less) intelligent than another serves little useful purpose other than to boost the already-too-large egos of members of the supposedly smarter 'race' and deflate the already-too-small ambitions of members of the supposedly stupider one. Add onto this contempt from the first 'race' toward the second, and resentment from the second 'race' toward the first, and you can see what little good can come from this.
Tax dollars (or any money) would be more worthwhile being spent on 'research' into scenarios of the year 3000. Similarly useless, but at least not particularly detrimental and divisive. That's just how utterly moronic such 'race'-based research is, that hair-brained conjectures of what may be in in a thousand years is a more valid choice for funding.
Posted on 12/10/2007 9:55:35 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail? )
Most variation in IQ between the races is probably due to environmental differences. That speaks pretty poorly of African-American culture. But it STINKS that the subject is taboo. You can’t trust the liberals, who have decided in advance that there are no racial differences, and then cherry-picked evidence (and “evidence”) to suit their beliefs.
If it weren’t for politicsal candidates, pop stars, and various select disappearances, just about nothing would be happening. Maybe some winter weather. Used to wake up to the farm report, which was the high point of the news media day.