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To: PapaBear3625
OK, just to be clear: you reject that there is any genetic basis to IQ?

I reject it to the extent that cultural influences correlated with those genetics produce developmental distinctions that wildly exceed those differences directly attributable to genetics.

13 posted on 12/08/2013 8:11:40 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: Carry_Okie; BenLurkin
I reject it to the extent that cultural influences correlated with those genetics produce developmental distinctions that wildly exceed those differences directly attributable to genetics.

There was a study, the Minnesota Trans-racial Adoption Study, conducted in the 1970's, along with follow-up studies in the 90's. In the study, black kids were adopted in infancy by white, middle to upper-middle class parents with above-average IQs. They were raised with all the advantages that white kids can have, and away from black culture.

At 17, the tested IQ of the black adopted kids was 89. The IQ of adopted white kids was 106.

18 posted on 12/08/2013 3:45:14 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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