Skip to comments.Working classes are less intelligent, says evolution expert
Posted on 05/22/2008 3:07:07 PM PDT by GourmetDan
WORKING-CLASS students have lower IQs than those from wealthier backgrounds and should not be expected to win places at top universities, an academic has claimed. Bruce Charlton, an evolutionary psychiatrist at Newcastle University, has written a paper asserting the reason why fewer students from poor families are admitted to Oxford or Cambridge is not because of social prejudice, but lack of ability.
He suggests that low numbers of working-class students at elite universities is the "natural outcome" of "substantial" IQ differences between classes.... His claims could trigger an outcry similar to that faced by the Nobel prize-winning geneticist James Watson, who was forced to apologise after claiming that African and Caribbean workers were "demonstrably less able" than white ones.
However, Dr Charlton argues it is precisely the fear of creating controversy that prevents other academics taking the same line.
He said: "That is why such obvious scientific truths have not so far been stated clearly, or have actually been denied.
"(This theory is] accepted among those who know and understand the research."
Reeks of eugenics.
Elitism: only fathomed by those who believe in it."
That makes it a religion, and a pretty rotten one.
You need to see the movie Idiocracy.
Ahh yes. ASS. The movie.
Naturally. It's inherent in the theory.
What I found interesting is that this is 'accepted by those who know and understand the research', yet these same people are not willing to say so.
Apparently evolutionists all know this but are keeping quiet about it.
“If you’re so smart, why ain’t you rich?”
Big deal. Every society needs its blue-collar workers, its service industry people. They’re the backbone of any culture, no matter when or where.
The issue here is the confusion of cause and effect. It’s not that lower and working class people have lower IQ’s inherently. It’s that IQ limits one’s prospects in life. People with lower intellect tend to end up not making as much money as people who are smarter, nor managing it as well. Ted Kennedy is an exception to the rule, of course.
Hm. So, since the Democrats market themselves as “The Party Of The Working Class®,” doesn’t this study mean that they’re the party of dumb people?
I take great pride in my blue collar heritage.
His bio ...
Backwell Primary School & Backwell Comprehensive School, Somerset, England.
MBBS Honours : 1982 University of Newcastle upon Tyne MD : 1988 University of Newcastle upon Tyne - Neuroendocrine correlates of depression MA (English) : 1989 University of Durham - The literature of Alasdair Gray
No Oxford or Cambridge. I guess he's not really smart enough to be taken seriously.
Humans are a very young and a very homogeneous population. If there were a gene that unambiguously conferred greater intelligence without any associated cost, why would it not reach 100% penetrance in the population?
Typical Brit “Shakespeare didn't write any plays because he was a bloody commoner” elitism as well.
In Societies with entrenched social stratification there is little upward mobility and a great tendency to justify this based upon anything and everything. Here in the U.S.A. the ‘lower classes’ produce hard working and highly intelligent individuals who become billionaires.
Hey, I'll have you know I started out with nothing and I've still got most of it left.
So there. ;-)
“Reeks of eugenics.”
IQ tests are bogus and the well kept secret is that all of us have exactly the same IQ.
Oops, sorry. Obviously my lower-class IQ workin there.
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