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  • Jordan Peterson - IQ and The Job Market

    04/29/2017 7:25:08 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Dr. Jordan B Peterson ^ | 04/19/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    We are seeing a rise in crime and long term disability claims because our ever more complex society does not have ways to keep those with lower IQs engaged in the workforce.
  • Trump: a Super-Hi IQ Behind Unwavering Loyalty to Voters

    03/13/2017 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 85 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/13/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    President Trump "has a staggering IQ of 163, making him the second smartest president in history, behind John Quincy Adams at 169," says the latest issue of THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER. The magazine is providing Americans with details about our new leader even as the outdated MSM denigrates him with every newscast. A special investigation and analysis of President Trump says he is a highly focused, driven and charismatic genius who thinks outside the box! Keep in mind that his detractors also denigrate the millions of Americans who voted for him and who are turning off their cable boxes. Trump's flashes...
  • First-born children are smarter than their younger siblings, new study finds

    02/12/2017 5:48:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    WCVB ^ | Feb 11, 2017
    Scientists say the discovery could explain the "birth order effect," when children born earlier in families reported higher wages and education levels later in life. Economists from the University of Edinburgh, the Analysis Group and the University of Sydney closely reviewed data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 5,000 children were monitored from pre-birth to age 14, each undergoing assessments every two years. Tests included "reading recognition, such as matching letters, naming names and reading single words aloud and picture vocabulary assessments."
  • Liberal Struggle Against Reality (Walter Williams)

    01/02/2017 1:42:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 4, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    We will never understand liberals and progressives until we recognize that they often see reality as a social construct subject to being challenged and changed. For example, throughout the world, boys and girls have different toy preferences. Typically, boys like to play with cars and trucks, whereas girls prefer dolls. Liberals explain this with the assertion that boys and girls are socialized and encouraged to play with different types of toys by their parents, peers and "society." Growing scientific evidence suggests that toy preferences have a biological origin. Even studies of male and female primates find that they exhibit similar...
  • "Not Sending Their Best": World Map of IQ Drop Due to Immigration

    12/18/2016 9:14:35 PM PST · by Tours · 64 replies
    Red Ice TV ^ | 12/16/2016 | Anatoly Karlin
    Well, apart from the Gulf states – thanks in large part to coming from such a low base that even subcontinental coolies are an improvement over the natives. Otherwise, the cognitive impact of immigration – at least as proxied by the differences in performance on the PISA tests between the national average, which includes immigrant children, versus only native children – is almost entirely negative for its supposed beneficiaries across the entire world. Even those few countries with expressly “cognitively elitist” immigration policies see only the most modest of benefits: Singapore: +0.7; Canada: -0.1; Australia: -0.2. Otherwise, the only countries...
  • Upward Mobility and Discrimination: Asians and African Americans

    11/28/2016 8:19:32 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Tabarrok
    Asians in America faced heavy discrimination and animus in the early twentieth century. Yet, after institutional restrictions were lifted in the late 1940s, Asian incomes quickly converged to white incomes. Why? In the politically incorrect paper of the year (ungated) Nathaniel Hilger argues that convergence was due to market forces subverting discrimination. ... Despite this intense discrimination, Asian (primarily Japanese and Chinese) incomes converged to white incomes as early as 1960 and certainly by 1980. One argument is that Asians invested so heavily in education that convergence has been overstated but Hilger shows that convergence occurred conditional on education. Similarly,...
  • Study: Fat People More Likely to Be Stupid

    07/14/2016 1:46:49 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2016 | Ben Kew
    A new study suggests that people are are overweight tend to be less intelligent than those who are not. According to the study, people who are overweight have less grey and white matter in key parts of the brain, meaning their brain develops an “altered reward processing,” effectively meaning they lack the ability to control their eating. The results were extracted from “very thorough” brain scans of 32 people from Baltimore....
  • Obama to activists: Don't say 'stupid' things

    07/10/2016 9:36:17 AM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | WASHINGTON EXAMINER STAFF
    President Obama cautioned Black Lives Matter activists against going too far, saying that attacks on police and overheated, irrational rhetoric undermine their cause. "Whenever those of us who are concerned about failures of the criminal justice system attack police, you are doing a disservice to the cause," Obama said in remarks to reporters in Spain, where he is traveling. "Any violence directed at police officers is a reprehensible crime and needs to be prosecuted," he said. Even rhetorically, if we paint police with a broad brush, or "say things that are stupid or imprudent," it risks losing ground for the...
  • John Derbyshire nonblack talk (He was let go from national review for this column.)

    07/08/2016 1:55:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Taki mag ^ | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about “the talk.” “Sean O’Reilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons,” Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: “Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk,” Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ Dell’Antonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Los Alamitos on Tuesday 6/21/2016

    06/17/2016 12:43:12 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 11 replies
    405-605 Patriots ^ | 6-1-2016 | 405-605 Patriots Website
    The Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson will address the 405-605 Patriots meeting on Tuesday night, June 21, at 7PM. It is held in the Rush Park Auditorium, 3001 Blume Drive, Los Alamitos. Jesse will be talking about the problems with Black Lives Matter and his new book: The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood. He will be entertaining questions after his speech. Prior to his speech, a short presentation on our Constitutional Heritage will be given, as it is in every meeting. The 405-605 Patriots may well be the best attended patriot/tea party group in...
  • Tourists are trashing Shanghai Disney, but it's not even open

    05/05/2016 10:32:03 AM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 05, 2016 | Fox News Travel
    The Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney park in mainland China, is scheduled to open on June 16, but tourists apparently can’t wait another month to do what tourists often do – behave badly. Disney Town, located adjacent to the park, opened to the public on Monday – China’s Labor Day – and, according to the South China Morning Post, the behavior of visitors left a lot to be desired.
  • Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares (NYT alert)

    04/29/2016 10:15:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | MOTOKO RICH, AMANDA COX and MATTHEW BLOCH
    We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools. We’ve long understood the primary reason, too: A higher proportion of black and Hispanic children come from poor families. A new analysis of reading and math test score data from across the country confirms just how much socioeconomic conditions matter. Children in the school districts with the highest concentrations of poverty score an average of more than four grade levels below children in the richest districts. Even more sobering, the analysis shows that the largest gaps between white...
  • This unusual test reveals how smart you are (Lower IQ= Higher Odds of Being Dishonest)

    04/15/2016 4:26:02 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-14-2016 | Jeff Guo
    What’s also interesting is how the smart people lied differently. The low-intelligence liars overwhelmingly went big — most of them claimed they rolled a six, which gave them the highest payoff. But the high-intelligence liars were more modest. They were more likely to lie and say they rolled a four or a five. There are two mysteries here. First, why were the less intelligent people more likely to lie? Second, why were the smarter liars so sheepish about going for the maximum payoff? Ruffle and Tobol believe that more intelligent people may be more cautious about the consequences of lying....
  • The 10 "dumbest" and smartest cities in California

    03/13/2016 1:39:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2016 | Susana Guerrero
    California is known for many things, like its beaches, mountains, and Hollywood, but a new study wants you to know that we’re also not that bright. RoadSnacks determined the dumbest cities in the state and they ranked the top 10.
  • Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

    12/22/2015 4:43:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 93 replies
    Photo: AP The Telegraph ^ | 21 Dec 15 | Sarah Knapton
    Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people are intelligent or not so bright. Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power. Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75 per cent of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups. But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills. Now Imperial College...
  • The Victorians Were Probably Smarter Than People Today

    12/14/2015 8:42:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Science Direct ^ | 2013 | Michael A. Woodley, Jan te Nijenhuis, Raegan Murphy
    Abstract The Victorian era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently. The presence of dysgenic fertility for IQ amongst Western nations, starting in the 19th century, suggests that these trends might be related to declining IQ. This is because high-IQ people are more productive and more creative. We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations, using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study. Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence (g) and are considered...
  • Most of the U.S. Job Hunting Takes Place Online Now. That's a Problem For Many.

    11/24/2015 5:16:50 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 23 Nove 15 | By Amy X. Wang
    In the US, the internet has become a job seeker's most important resource. People are researching, finding, and applying to jobs online with relative ease. A Pew Research Center report released Thursday (Nov. 19) shows most American adults who have looked for a job in the last two years turned to online resources more than they used personal and professional connections, employment agencies, ads, or job fairs, the traditional avenues of a career hunt. A third of respondents used social media to either research or look for a job. Relocating job hunting to the internet is an obvious outcome,...
  • The Trouble with Kids Today (it's all about IQ after all)

    09/19/2015 12:08:13 PM PDT · by pabianice · 201 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/19/15 | Murray
    ...IQ has a substantial direct correlation with measures of success in life, and it is also correlated with a variety of other characteristics that promote success... ...It’s not just that the IQ gap in working-class and upper-middle-class communities has gotten wider. The life penalties associated with low IQ have risen since 1960. If you focus on the economic changes since 1960, those with low IQ have faced a labor market in which the market value of a strong back has dropped while the value of brains has soared... ...If you focus on the reforms and social programs of the 1960s,...
  • As Global Number of Pupils Soars, Education Falls Behind

    05/12/2015 12:40:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2015 | Eduardo Porter
    A quarter of a century ago, barely half the children of primary school age in sub-Saharan Africa were enrolled in school. By 2012 the share was 78 percent. In South Asia, primary school enrollment jumped to 94 percent from 75 percent over the same period. This didn’t happen by chance. Policy makers around the world have come to understand the importance of learning for every aspect of human development. Universal primary education was one of the United Nations’ core Millennium Development Goals, which mobilized large amounts of aid in the first decade of the century for poor countries to expand...
  • New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

    04/16/2015 5:12:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2015 | Lyndsey Layton
    New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap. Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly 1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of the cerebral cortex was linked to family income. They discovered that the brains of children in families that earned less than $25,000 a year had surface areas 6 percent smaller than those whose families earned $150,000 or more. The poor children also scored lower on average on a battery of cognitive...