Skip to comments.Obama Adviser Argued: Kids from Big Families Have Lower IQs
Posted on 02/22/2012 5:33:47 PM PST by Nachum
(CNSNews.com) - John P. Holdren, the top science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that children from larger families have lower IQs.
The book"Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions"argued that the United States government had a responsibility to halt the growth of the American population.
It surely is no accident that so many of the most successful individuals are first or only children, wrote Holdren and the Ehrlichs, nor that children of large families (particularly with more than four children), whatever their economic status, on the average perform less well in school and show lower I.Q. scores than their peers from small families.
Holdren and the Ehrlichs published "Human Ecology" with W.H. Freeman and Company in 1973. In June 2000, a study published in American Pyschologist debunked the notion that children in larger families have lower I.Q.s. But when Holdren appeared in the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in 2009 for a confirmation hearing on his appointment to run the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he continued to argue for the benefits of smaller families on other bases.
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Ah, ok, so he hates Mexicans.
Is this an admission of F&F culpability?
And thus, a perfect example of the idiocy, bigotry, bias and worthless value of science today, courtesy of government controlled schools. Thank the Lord that I was able to send my daughters to private school.
What is this asshat suggesting? That we institute China’s “one child” policy?
What a complete jackass!
I’m the last of 6 kids. I went to college on a full academic scholarship. My mother was the last of nine kids. She did her grad work at Cornell.
Surely any scientist worth his sodium chloride would want to look into whether this is true and if so why it would be... could it just be that genius parents disdain having a large set of offspring more than non-genius parents? That it’s a matter of personal taste?
I’m sure he’s even more concerned about the average IQ of children born in Washington DC.
“Bad Stuff”, by Barak Obama:
He’s from AMERICA....? Yeah, right.
Saint Catherine of Sienna, who gave extremely useful advice to the Pope, among her other accomplishments, was the 25th child of her mercantile parents.
What if they had stopped at 24?
Sociology is not a science.
Read Sec 10 of the UN Global Biodiversity Assessment, A document related to Agenda 21 which has been under inplementation by Ex. Order since 1994. Sec. 10 calls for an 80% reduction in human population.
Yeah, that Beethoven was one underachiever.
1. As the youngest of seven children, I can say it depends on the family. My siblings and I together have six college degrees, a D.BA, four Masters Degrees, two teaching credentials, three Professional Engineer certifications, and a JD. and law license.
2. Also, IQ isn’t everything. Think of the kids with high IQs who are living in a tent in the Occupy camp. I’m sure some of them came from small families where they managed to avoid learning the life skills and work ethic that would serve them well in the working world. Occupy isn’t exactly full of people who attended community college and got a paying job or a transfer to a university.
Benjamin Franklin was the 15th child born to his father.
This falsifies that ridiculous claim because Ben Franklin was brilliant in many different areas—more so than 99.9% of all people born in the world.
This is more about population control and the conditioning of people to think small families are better when larger families have been the staple of American families—up until the Marxists and Malthusians took control of the schools and started brainwashing and conditioning and destroying the Virtues which created the sacrifice needed for large families.
Dr. Mengele errr sorry John P. Holdren has decided that we have too many kids and he wants it stopped.
His next experiment will be to dye the eyes of twins to make them all blue-eyed.
Nazification isn’t far off.
In a sensational public confession a leading climatologist, Peter Gleick has admitted to taking part in a high-profile climate emails forgery that has backfired; says it was done to intentionally injure skeptic foundation.
While pursuing his M.S., Gleick also worked as a research and teaching associate with Professor John Holdren, who became his mentor (and fly-fishing instructor). It was clear to me even then that water was an underappreciated and understudied resource, and a source of real future problems, Gleick says. Holdren is now the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and President Barack Obamas science adviser.
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Gotta meet those Agenda 21 goals.
I swear that it’s come to the point where we have to say “PROVE IT!” To these people both in the Obama Administration and to Politicians, Pundits and Journalists.
They have gotten so used to being able to say anything they want no matter how outrageous and getting away with it. The time has long since passed where we the people need to say Prove it.
I would suggest postpartum abortions should be allowed for those deemed to be deficient by an independent expert (me) ... say we start with Holdren and the Ehrlichs as test cases to determine the viability of the model. Possibly we should ask their input on the model before we execute it.