0
   

Obama Outnumbers Republicans Intellectually 1-to-140

 
 
jpn of Seattle
 
  1  
Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2010 01:38 pm
@NEUROSPORT,
Intelligence is a difficult attribute to quantify and it's a difficult attribute to understand.

Differences in IQ are probably entirely the function of the environment in which people live. Example, the average IQ gain when a child in poverty is adopted by an upper-middle class family is 12 to 16 points. There is precious little evidence of inherited racial IQ differences that withstand scrutiny.

Here's a review of a recent book examining this issue: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/books/review/Holt-t.html?_r=1
NEUROSPORT
 
  1  
Reply Sun 7 Feb, 2010 01:53 pm
@jpn of Seattle,
jpn of Seattle;70300 wrote:
Intelligence is a difficult attribute to quantify and it's a difficult attribute to understand.

Differences in IQ are probably entirely the function of the environment in which people live. Example, the average IQ gain when a child in poverty is adopted by an upper-middle class family is 12 to 16 points. There is precious little evidence of inherited racial IQ differences that withstand scrutiny.

Here's a review of a recent book examining this issue: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/books/review/Holt-t.html?_r=1


Finally an intelligent post.

Yes IQ is not intelligence. I had this to say on the subject on my own site:

DIY-AV • View topic - Measuring Intelligence
0 Replies
 
Mr Shaman
 
  1  
Reply Mon 8 Feb, 2010 11:36 am
@jpn of Seattle,
jpn of Seattle;70144 wrote:
Maybe the Republicans spend so much time in their right-wing echo chambers they don't know how ridiculous their talking points really are.

[CENTER]Ridiculous?? You're being too-kind.

Call 'em what they are: LIES[/URL].

:beat:[/CENTER]
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Obama '08? - Discussion by sozobe
Let's get rid of the Electoral College - Discussion by Robert Gentel
McCain's VP: - Discussion by Cycloptichorn
Food Stamp Turkeys - Discussion by H2O MAN
The 2008 Democrat Convention - Discussion by Lash
McCain is blowing his election chances. - Discussion by McGentrix
Snowdon is a dummy - Discussion by cicerone imposter
GAFFNEY: Whose side is Obama on? - Discussion by gungasnake
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.09 seconds on 05/06/2021 at 05:10:09