High Seas wrote:
Prof. Watson, btw, was only trying to help Africans (for definition look at link previously posted) insofar as "Western" policies are applied to them.
Oh, please . . . somebody lay in a stock of crying towels for the noble Dr. Watson.
Nobody who's known SS (that's Sub-Saharan in this context) Africa for the last several decades can doubt his statements - nor can anyone familiar with the actual statistics and qualified to analyze them.
"Qualified to analyze them," while ignoring the two generations of civil war, tribal genocide and chronic famine, suggests to me foaming at the mouth posters who simply refuse to give up a poorly-founded attempt to claim that Africans are not as intelligent as other "races." I've already linked the APA review committees comments, including that which stated that diet is not a factor in "IQ" testing--except in cases of severe malnutrition
--yet this particular foaming at the mouth poster is still limping along, leaning on the crutch of a blog post about IQ scores, and now making condescending posts about who understands what about sub-Sarharan Africa.
None of those claiming that Watson has a case has provided a shred of evidence that there is a genetic basis to assume that people who are native to Africa, or who are descended from native of Africa have a genetic predisposition to be less "intelligent" than anyone else. Period. No proof. Not even a hint.
As for the ludicrous attempts of this poster and FdA to suggest that this is a free speech issue, and that the point is to discuss unpleasant "truths," i'd like to know what nearly 50 pages of this thread represent if not an ungoing discussion of this topic. Watson hasn't been muzzled, and the subject has not been suppressed.
Once again, no one in this thread has provided a shred of evidence to suggest a genetic basis for Watson's stupid, stupid, stupid claim.