[Marxism] James Watson: Africans are less intelligent thanWesterners

Debordagoria phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 17 07:13:05 MDT 2007


I hope someone responds to David's points with
something more thoughtful (and illuminating) than a
threat.
Michael D.

--- Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> David Picón Álvarez wrote:
> > I think this kind of issues present a serious
> problem. It's clear that there 
> > is a lot of rationalization and what amounts to
> scientific racism going on. 
> > That said, we also have to consider that there are
> certain unavoidable 
> > facts:
> > 1. There is intelligence variability.
> > 2. Part of intelligence is inheritable.
> > 3. Intelligence correlates very significantly with
> all sorts of things.
> > 4. It appears that there are significant
> differences in the average 
> > intelligence of different racial groups, which
> does not a priori imply 
> > racial superiority or the opposite.
> > 5. While some of these differences are quite
> likely environmental, probably 
> > not all of them are.
> > 
> > What political implications (if any) result from a
> normal distribution of 
> > intelligence, which necessarily implies sharp
> intelligence differentials, is 
> > a question that I am not able to answer, and which
> I find somewhat worrying.
> 
> This is utter garbage. If I ever read anything like
> this from David 
> again on the list, he will be unsubbed.


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