Post by steve Post by The Star Kin
Im reading this book, now. HIghly recommended for those interested in
From a review on Amazon's UK site:
"....Ashkenazi Jews became smarter on average than other Europeans.
(According to the authors, the average IQ of the Ashkenazi Jews is 112,
about three quarters of a standard deviation above the European mean.)"
The question is, does the book supply any scientific data to support the
interpretation that it is a result of evolution rather than a cultural
associated with some minorities.
Some sections of the Asian population expelled from Uganda to England some
years ago are reported to have numbers of children at the top of the
( I do not intend to buy unless some amazing reviews turn up)
It is the fond dream of non-scientific thought that somehow, in our genes,
there is hidden somewhere a hard wired character, and qualities set, to
explain how some are successful and some not, some criminal, some artistic,
some academic, etc.
The other explanation, mentioned by John Locke, I think, is that babies are
a blank sheet of paper, to be written on by their upbringing. (Tabula rasa)
That's too difficult a concept for some, and too awkward for closed minds.