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November 17, 2013 / JayMan

Calling Out Italianthro

ItalianthroAlso known as Racial Reality.

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  1. Amber / Nov 18 2013 9:43 PM

    I’m curious about what’s up.

    • Patrick Boyle / Nov 19 2013 2:07 PM

      I just read through that whole long and heated thread on whether Lynn’s estimate of African IQ was based on properly constructed samples or not.. Italianthro seems outraged that Lynn used a methodology that resulted in an estimate of 69 while he cites others who have reached an estimate of 77.

      What kind of dispute is this?

      Afro-Americans have an IQ of 85 – even Italianthro admits that. That’s stupid. 77 is very stupid and 69 is very, very stupid. This is not the basis of the debate as most Americans are lead to believe it exists. We are told on the TV News that everyone is the same. So many Americans probably think that Africans have IQs of around 100 – like everyone else. Most newscaster would avoid telling the audience that Africans have IQs as low as 77. They would not want to shock their viewers.

      I don’t much care if the correct estimate of African IQ is 77 or 69. After all, how reliable could it be? There have been few studies and they have not all used the same or the most modern tests. So the estimate will change in the next few years as more people look into it. It might go as high and 80 or as low as 65.

      The real question is – so what? No matter which way the better estimates go the practical import is the same. Africa and Africa’s development are limited by the intelligence of its people.

      The IQ in South Korea is something like 104. The IQ in Swaziland is something like 65 to 80. When I was an undergraduate studying economic development both nation’s were desperately poor. But today TV is filled with ads for Hyundai and Samsung products. Swaziland probably has more natural resources. In the sixties we thought that natural resources mattered. We were wrong. Only the population’s intellectual quality seems to matter.

      Whatever the true figure is – very stupid, or very, very stupid – the basic point remains – Africa isn’t going anywhere.

    • JayMan / Nov 19 2013 2:29 PM

      @Patrick Boyle:

      Very well said!

  2. panjoomby / Nov 22 2013 5:38 PM

    I second JayMan – Pat, you are the andy rooney of HBD 🙂

  3. misdreavus / Nov 26 2013 3:23 AM

    Well, I’ll throw a bone to Italian Anthro for a change. There are indeed formidable environmental obstacles that most certainly play a significant role in the lowering of IQ among sub Saharan Africans. Most of these happen to be carried by swarms of nasty, airborne vermin, but there may be quite a few others.

    Now, given all of the above, is there even a glimmering hope that Africa will manage to combat any of these environmental disadvantages through her own intellectual strengths? Not a snowman’s chance in Hell. Even most forms of antimalarial prophylaxis available today are the product of western genius.


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