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Im going to let you in on a secret. IQ is about how fast your brain can see patterns and resolve conflicting data and arrive at conclusions. IQ is really a definition of speed. Because low IQ people can do the same work as high IQ people, if they could live long enough, hundreds of years, and brains didnt decline due to aging. We need a path to success and work and productive life for low IQ people, instead of blaming their failures on racism thats unsolvable.
hppbxV9C63g&t=27m22s 27:22 : If that's indeed regatta, as the subtitles suggest, then I too would complain, on the grounds that what Richard Haier enunciated sounded nothing like regatta.
Maybe your best cast ever!.
You would take the dumb pill when ignorance is bliss. approx min 53
Genetic differences in race? We do not have to guess, guys. There is genetics.
Let me quote some science for a change:
1st “What does high genetic diversity mean?”
“Diversity” means having a range of different things. Genetic Diversity refers to the range of different inherited traits within a species. In a species with high genetic diversity, there would be many individuals with a wide variety of different traits.”
Why is genetic diversity an advantage?
Genetic diversity serves as a way for populations to adapt to changing environments. With more variation, it is more likely that some individuals in a population will possess variations of alleles that are suited for the environment. Those individuals are more likely to survive to produce offspring bearing that allele.
What does low genetic diversity mean?
Genetic variation is the raw material of evolution. Without genetic variation, a population cannot evolve in response to changing environmental variables and, as a result, may face an increased risk of extinction.
Why is low genetic diversity bad?
Lowered genetic diversity is bad for two reasons. First, it tends to result in populations that are less fit (i.e., which produce fewer offspring on average). Second, it severely restricts a population's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Why is genetic variation important in humans?
Human genomic variation is particularly important because a very small set of these variants are linked to differences in various physical traits: height, weight, skin or eye color, type of earwax, and even specific genetic diseases.
What continent has the best genetics?
Since the birth of genomics, Africa has gradually become of equal interest to geneticists. Research (by, among others, the International HapMap Project) has established that the genomes of indigenous African people carry the greatest depth of genetic variation compared to other population groups on the planet.
Are human races genetically different?
The completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 confirmed humans are 99.9% identical at the DNA level and there is no genetic basis for race.
Is there a genetic difference between Africans and Europeans?
The average nucleotide diversity (pi) for the 50 segments is only 0.061% +/- 0.010% among Asians and 0.064% +/- 0.011% among Europeans but almost twice as high (0.115% +/- 0.016%) among Africans. The African diversity estimate is even higher than that between Africans and Eurasians (0.096% +/- 0.012%).
Is Africa more genetically diverse than the rest of the world?
Geneticists have known for some time that Africans are highly genetically diverse. The claim has even been made that East Africans are more genetically different from West Africans than Europeans are from Asians. That diversity has fit well with the fossil evidence that the human species originated in Africa.
What are the advantages of having high genetic diversity of within and between species level?
Essentially, by having greater genetic diversity within a fish species (e.g., many discrete populations with different life history strategies rather than a single homogenized population), the species is more apt to withstand variable conditions.
Conclusion? Genetics show that African genetics are superior. It's absolutely clear that any differences measured in IQ must be due to social factors and/or faulty experimental setup. There are tons of indicators (like poverty, discrimination, marginalization, socialization and … common sense?) pointing towards that and not a single genetic pointer that points towards the white genetic supremacy idea, quite the opposite indeed. Case closed.
Haven't finished watching yet, so maybe this gets brought up, but if genetic contributions to intelligence are looking increasingly probabilistic, it would be interesting to see the effects of multi-generational compensatory efforts. Might see gradual change we're missing by only changing environment for a single generation. Like, what is the epigenetic half-life of traumas that have built up across generations?
Intelligence research always implies a moral argument, I'd love to hear him speak with a moral psychologist or ethicist.
IQ researchers seem like they miss a big issue. Testing children (age 11 for example) is really really dumb. Children are still developing and coming into being. If there are psychological burdens for the child during the test they won't do as well and then the "IQ test givers" would declare the child inadequate (family issues, abuse, food/shelter worries, bullied in school, other anxieties). Even for adults, try taking an IQ test when you have diarrhea, or don't feel well. This "doctor of IQ" should go back in time, be abused as a child, or pollute his brain and body with "pharma drugs", or agent orange, or fruit roll-ups, or have devestating circumstances to his life and then try to claim the same BS about IQ. The IQ tests have changed over the past 100 years because society has consistently found them to be flawed. "Regatta" - yup Lex, you must be on the left side of the bell curve.
Why would the postulate be designed to make people suffer? It didn't morph. It was altered. Anyways, good on you.
@ 15 seconds, you look like a nice man
Iq related to early death? Likely lower iq individuals relegated to dangerous jobs, perhaps more so in the past as well
Any advice to young people should explain how to find mentors to help them on their life path. Only some them will listen due to naivite.
A better test than academia's favorite (i.e. don't have to think too hard) 'Turing test' is have a list of tasks that humans are good at and a list of what machines are good at and use items from both lists as part of the test. David Butler
How about the painful fact that some people have hair, others are bald.
Some people are born athletic and others are not. It is a painful fact that Rule Number One is that life isn't fair.
The 'Flynn effect' sounds like a cultural effect. Is it more prevalent in Europe and Asia than in the US?
It seems today that to be a successful theoretical physicist you also have to embrace materialism over everything else which puts one into an empty void. Not a good place to be. David Butler
Ah, stepping around the importance of diversity and how this country has yet to understand how to pop the cork and let the genie out of the bottle. Someone needs to bring the founding father's true intent into 21st century context. I don't have that ability to do that but maybe there is someone who can. Maybe, you could bring that person onto your podcast. David Butler
About shifting G factor to the right: another book then movie about that.
There was a book then a movie which answers the question of whether to take the dumb/smart pill. It concerned a guy and the mouse that died. David Butler