Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Racism or science?

I think it's more racist than scientific (if ever). If eating meats makes people more intelligent then why IQ experiments in US show that East Asian generally have higher IQ scores than white as a race,  for example, (the least IQ scores in these studies, as you might guess, belong to the black)? On the contrary, the anthropologist Jared Diamond claims that average tribal New Guinea man is more intelligent than the average white man due to law of survival.

Germans are brainiest (but at least we're smarter than the French)


A new European league of IQ scores has ranked the British in eighth place, well above the French, who were 19th. According to Richard Lynn of the University of Ulster, Britons have an average IQ of 100. The French scored 94. But it is not all good news. Top of the table were the Germans, with an IQ of 107. The British were also beaten by the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.

Professor Lynn, who caused controversy last year by claiming that men were more intelligent than women by about five IQ points on average, said that populations in the colder, more challenging environments of Northern Europe had developed larger brains than those in warmer climates further south. The average brain size in Northern and Central Europe is 1,320cc and in southeast Europe it is 1,312cc. “The early human beings in northerly areas had to survive during cold winters when there were no plant foods and they were forced to hunt big game,” he said. “The main environmental influence on IQ is diet, and people in southeast Europe would have had less of the proteins, minerals and vitamins provided by meat which are essential for brain development.” "


My endnote: Btw, an IQ test conducted by the Americans during the Nuremburg trial tells that all of the Nazi accused have higher than average IQ scores, from 108 to 142 with the average of about 125.


  1. Some Nazis are brainy, but at least I'm smarter than the average Nazi :D.
    And if i did about 3 test, I think i beat them all, hi'hi', in reality, it's them who can kill me in one second.

  2. *Ego warning quotes (by me)*
    1. I never believe in IQ tests coz they favor me too much. What they can give me is nothing but a BIG illusion so far.
    2. If IQ could be sold, I would be a millionaire, a famous scientist or a real celebrity now.


    3. Does IQ mean ... indifference quotient?

  3. Sorry I forgot my conclusion:

    The true secret of a happy life is to find and live with those who have lower IQs than yours.

  4. The em Hoai Anh voi bac Hieu IQ bao nhieu :P
    May cai IQ test tren Net thuc ra deu tang IQ cua moi nguoi vi no muon thu hut nhieu nguoi vao trang web cua no. Neu lam test IQ thuc thi ket qua thuong thap hon tuong doi.
    Em Hoai Anh, may chu Nazi o Nuremberg trial thi co le gan het la chua tung bao gio cam sung ban nguoi, hihi, chi gat dau voi ky giay thoi.

  5. Em thi khong the vuot qua 140 duoc, anh Hieu thi chac la dung tran nha :D
    Nha em co cuon test IQ rat kho, so luong cau hoi nhieu va chi lam trong thoi gian quy dinh, het gio lam den dau tinh diem den day, co bang diem tuong duong voi tuoi, voi cuon nay thi em qua duoc 130 cung coi nhu thanh cong vuot bac. Cuoi cung em gai em van manage duoc 142.
    Gan day em doc mot bai noi la IQ co tac dung dau tien de danh gia kha nang suy luan, tiep thu cho cac tre em duoc xem co van de ve tri tue. Dua be se duoc hoi dong giao vien va bac si tam ly de nghi voi cha me cho lam test de co danh gia ve mat y hoc.

  6. IQ cua to chi? la` indifference quotient thoi, hong co' intelligence gi dau ma hoi :D :P

  7. Ui, chi em em Hoai Anh deu gioi giang the. 140 thi la exceptionally intelligent roi. Em gai em Hoai Anh bao nhieu tuoi the?