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  • The Crucifixion of James Watson (Co-Discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA)

    01/18/2019 7:27:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/18/2019 | Andrew Benjamin
    CNN reports: "James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s based on the work of British chemist Rosalind Franklin, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests. "The 90-year-old's comments were labeled 'reprehensible' by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on New York's Long Island, where Watson had been the director from 1968 to 1993. The laboratory said it 'unequivocally rejects the unsubstantiated and reckless personal opinions Dr. James D. Watson expressed,' noting the statements were 'reprehensible [and] unsupported by science[.]'"...
  • Lab Severs Ties With James Watson, Citing ‘Unsubstantiated and Reckless’ Remarks

    01/12/2019 5:23:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 108 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2019 | Amy Harmon
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory revoked the honorary titles held by its longtime leader James D. Watson on Friday, describing as “unsubstantiated and reckless” his recent remarks about genetic differences in intelligence among racial groups. Dr. Watson, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, had apologized after making similar comments to a British newspaper in 2007. At the time, he was forced to retire from his job as chancellor at Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island, but he has retained his office there, as well as the titles of chancellor emeritus, Oliver R. Grace professor emeritus and honorary...
  • Designer baby fears grow..new test that can predict an IVF embryos' risk of having a low IQ [tr]

    11/15/2018 7:57:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Sam Blanchard
    IVF clinics may soon use a controversial screening technique to get rid of embryos which are likely to grow up with low IQs. A company in the US offering tests which can pick out 'mental disabilities' – and, in theory, predict intelligence – has confirmed it is in talks with fertility clinics. The news has stoked fears about a rise in designer babies, which could be created by parents wanting to erase undesirable traits from their children. Experts say it is 'repugnant' to think about terminating embryos because they are expected to have lower than average intelligence.
  • Tuesday america takes an IQ test

    11/05/2018 3:10:39 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | November 4, 2018 | Roger L Simon November 4, 2018
    This Tuesday America takes an IQ test. Or perhaps we should say a common sense test. Or even more a test to see the degree to which it has been brainwashed. This test has been going on for a week or two now in early voting in rather large numbers, but the results will be in, for the most part, late Tuesday night. You would think that with all economic indicators at or near an all-time high, unemployment at an all-time low (notably for minorities and women), wages rising as they haven't in years, the country at peace with the...
  • Child Prodigies Disprove Brain Size as Intelligence Driver

    07/24/2018 11:09:54 AM PDT · by fishtank · 11 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | July 24, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Child Prodigies Disprove Brain Size as Intelligence Driver July 24, 2018 | David F. Coppedge It’s not the size; it’s the wiring. Don’t we know that for electronics? Why are evolutionists still obsessed with brain size? Measuring skull capacity as a proxy for intelligence has a long history. In his book The Mismeasure of Man (1981), Stephen Jay Gould recounted how Victorian evolutionists were obsessed with skull measurements (craniometry) in their determination to prove Europeans were superior to other races. As he shows, their a priori bias influenced what they “saw” in their measurements as they preferred only the measurements...
  • Koko, gorilla famed for using sign language and crying over pet kitten, dead at 46

    06/21/2018 10:21:53 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 48 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/21/18 | Lia Eustachewich
    Koko, the thoughtful gorilla who captivated the world through her ability to use sign language and revealed an empathetic side to great apes, has died. She was 46. The western lowland gorilla passed away in her sleep Tuesday morning at the Gorilla Foundation’s preserve in California’s Santa Cruz mountains, the foundation said. “Koko touched the lives of millions as an ambassador for all gorillas and an icon for interspecies communication and empathy,” the foundation said on its website. “She was beloved and will be deeply missed.” Koko was believed to have had an IQ of between 75 and 95 and...
  • World IQ going down

    06/16/2018 5:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Researchers have discovered an alarming trend: the average I.Q.s of human beings is on a downward spiral. Westerns have lost 14 IQ points on average since the Victorian age, according to a study published by the University of Amsterdam last year.  Jan te Nijenhuis thinks this could be because intelligent women tend to have less [sic] children than women who are not as clever[.] ... [E]ducated people are deciding to have fewer children, so that subsequent generations are largely made up of less intelligent people. Richard Lynn, a psychologist at the University of Ulster, calculated the decline in humans' genetic potential....
  • Robot Barkeep

    05/27/2018 8:18:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/27/18 | Doc Adams
    Hat Tip: Dorothy Adams Robot IQ Test A GUY GOES INTO A BAR IN NEW YORK WHERE ALL THE BARTENDERS ARE ROBOTS. THE GUY SITS DOWN AT THE BAR AND THE ROBOT ASKS: WHAT WILL YOU HAVE? THE GUY REPLIES, WHISKEY. THE ROBOT BRINGS BACK HIS DRINK AND ASKS, WHAT'S YOUR IQ? THE GUY SAYS, 168 THE ROBOT TALKS ABOUT PHYSICS, SPACE EXPLORATION, AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY. AFTER THE GUY LEAVES, HE PAUSES AT THE STREET CORNER AND THINKS ABOUT WHAT HE JUST ENCOUNTERED AND THE MORE HE THINKS ABOUT IT, THE MORE CURIOUS HE GETS, SO HE DECIDES TO GO...
  • The Conspiracy Theory That Says Trump Is a Genius

    04/06/2018 6:11:37 AM PDT · by MNDude · 55 replies
    Last week Roseanne Barr — who, with the hit reboot of her show, has become one of the most prominent Donald Trump supporters in the country — tweeted that the president has freed hundreds of children a month from sexual bondage. “He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere,” she wrote. (The tweet has since been deleted.) Barr’s tweet, puzzling to the casual observer, was a reference to QAnon, an expansive, complicated pro-Trump conspiracy theory. The theory is fascinating as an artifact of our current political derangement, but more than that, it’s profoundly revealing about the lengths to...
  • Genetics Is Undercutting the Case for Racial Quotas

    04/06/2018 7:01:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2018 | Michael Barone
    ‘I am worried,” writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in the New York Times, “that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial biological differences among human populations are digging themselves into an indefensible position, one that will not survive the onslaught of science.”Reich was responding to anticipated resistance to his forthcoming book, Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past. The “well-meaning people” Reich references are those who argue that race is a “social construct,” that there are no significant genetic differences among people of different racial ancestry. Maybe there...
  • DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one

    04/02/2018 6:59:34 AM PDT · by mairdie · 70 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 2, 2018 | Antonio Regalado
    Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool? Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist, says that’s exactly what’s coming. For decades genetic researchers have sought the hereditary factors behind intelligence, with little luck. But now gene studies have finally gotten big enough—and hence powerful enough—to zero in on genetic differences linked to IQ. A year ago, no gene had ever been tied to performance on an IQ test. Since then, more than 500 have, thanks to gene studies involving more than 200,000...
  • Trump Claims Maxine Waters Is A ‘Low IQ Individual’ [VIDEO]

    03/10/2018 7:09:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 129 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:03 PM 03/10/2018 | AMBER RANDALL Civil Rights Reporter
    President Donald Trump criticized California Rep. Maxine Waters for having a “low IQ,” while campaigning for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone Saturday. “And Maxine Waters, a very low IQ individual. Did you ever see her?” Trump said, before launching into an imitation of the Democratic representative.
  • Trump: Maxine Waters A Low I.Q. Individual

    03/10/2018 5:11:21 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 03/10/18 | Ian Schwartz
    President Trump addresses a campaign rally for Pennsylvania special House election candidate Rick Saccone. Trump hit back at Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters who routinely calls for his impeachment. "Maxine Waters, a very low I.Q. individual, ever see her? You ever seen her? 'We will impeach him! We will impeach the president!' But he hasn't done anything wrong. It doesn't matter, we will impeach him! She's a low I.Q. individual. You can't help it. She really is," Trump told the crowd. Trump called Conor Lamb, Saccone's opponent, 'Lamb the Sham' who is acting like a Republican to get elected.
  • Maxine Waters: Trump Is 'Racist' For Questioning My IQ

    03/04/2018 9:42:13 PM PST · by Zakeet · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 4, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters alleged Sunday that President Donald Trump is "racist" because he questioned her IQ level. On Saturday night, President Trump addressed the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, an event that is known for its humor. Trump took jabs at his own administration and many of his rivals, and at one point joked that Rep. Waters should "immediately take an IQ test." [Snip] The California Democrat did not think the joke was funny and questioned Trump’s own mental agility before accusing him of racism.
  • Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

    02/14/2018 7:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2018 | Selwyn Duke
    We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve — in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became “upset” and one girl said she felt “unsafe and uneasy.” The irony? A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received...
  • No Racial Quotas in Special Education

    02/14/2018 5:44:18 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 13, 2018 | Jason L. Riley
    The Trump administration spent much of its first year blocking or delaying its predecessor’s regulations. Thankfully, that work continues apace in year two. Any day now, look for the Education Department to halt implementation of an Obama -era rule on racial disparities in special education that was set to take full effect in July. Black students are more likely than white students to be placed in special-education classes, and the Obama administration attributed the disparity (along with nearly every black-white gap) to racial bias. Thus in late 2016, weeks before leaving office, Obama officials issued a rule that threatened school...
  • High school science fair project questioning African American intelligence sparks outrage

    02/10/2018 9:06:09 AM PST · by vox humana · 203 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 2/10/2018 | Diana Lambert and Anita Chabria
    Students, parents and staff at C.K. McClatchy High School are upset over a science fair project by a student in its elite magnet program that questioned whether certain races of people lack the intelligence to handle the program’s academically challenging coursework. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html#storylink=cpy
  • Terrifyingly tricky IQ test leaves the internet stumped (so how many questions can you answer?)

    01/08/2018 1:27:34 PM PST · by mairdie · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 January 2018 | Jessica Rach
    Most adults would like to think school has left them equipped for most things that life throws at them. But a particularly tricky IQ test has left internet users stumped, pushing their mathematical and linguistic skills to the limit. Jumping right in at the deep end with a complicated numerical question, the Playbuzz quiz is certainly not for the fainthearted. Try your hand at the quiz to see how you score, and scroll down to the bottom for answers (no cheating!)
  • Intelligence of Norwegians and Danes on the wane, say researchers

    12/28/2017 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 December 2017 09:54 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Intelligence levels have fallen in all Scandinavian countries, including Norway and Denmark, according to an analysis. The study was conducted by James Flynn, a leading researcher of intelligence quotient (IQ) measurement, writes Norwegian news agency NTB. IQ in the Scandinavian countries had been on the up for decades, but the trend has now been reversed, according to a report published by journal Intelligence. Measures taken as part of the study have shown that, in Norway, fewer people are reaching higher levels of mathematical and linguistic ability. The trend is similarly prominent in both Denmark and Norway and even more so...
  • Eating Fish Weekly Raises IQ By Almost 5 Points In Children, Study Finds

    12/24/2017 2:27:39 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-24-1017
    A study by a research team from the University of Pennsylvania found that eating fish at least once a week can raise children’s IQ by nearly 5 points in the Wechsler Intelligence Scale. The study was conducted last month among 541 Chinese children between the ages of 9 and 11. The children answered questionnaires about how often they had eaten fish in the past four weeks and the options ranged from “never” to “at least once a week.” The findings showed that those who eat fish once a week scored 4.8 points higher on the IQ test than those who...