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  • World Ranking Of Countries By Their Average IQ

    05/21/2018 6:20:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 106 replies
    Came across this, and found it interesting. Top 5: Hong Kong 108 Singapore 108 South Korea 106 Japan 105 China 105 Tied for 23rd place: United States 98 Bottom 5: Cameroon 64 Gabon 64 Mozambique 64 Saint Lucia 62 Equatorial Guinea 59 Make of it what you will.
  • War on Science

    04/11/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | John Stossel
    We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on science is the one from the left." Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists -- denying evolution. "Right," says Tierney. "But creationism doesn't affect the way science is done." What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? "He didn't stop stem cell research,"...
  • Auburn High School Proudly Adopts ‘Africentric Math’ To Draw Black Students Into STEM Fields

    04/02/2018 2:02:01 PM PDT · by ethom · 162 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | Apr 2 2018 | Gabrielle Okun
    A Canadian high school switched to “Africentric Math” to attract black students to go into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) fields, according to Canadian Broadcasting’s(CBC) Wednesday report. Nova Scotia’s Auburn Drive High School math teachers are skipping their previous eurocentric approach to teaching mathematics so black students will gain more interest in the subject, the CBC reported. Teachers are adopting an Afrocentric lens to teach mathematics, based on incorporating African history and culture to make math classes resonate with their students. Auburn High School is working with the Imphop’s Legacy Academy, a program encouraging black students to get interested in...
  • DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one

    04/02/2018 6:59:34 AM PDT · by mairdie · 70 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | April 2, 2018 | Antonio Regalado
    Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool? Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist, says that’s exactly what’s coming. For decades genetic researchers have sought the hereditary factors behind intelligence, with little luck. But now gene studies have finally gotten big enough—and hence powerful enough—to zero in on genetic differences linked to IQ. A year ago, no gene had ever been tied to performance on an IQ test. Since then, more than 500 have, thanks to gene studies involving more than 200,000...
  • MSNBC Terrorism 'Expert': I Know the FBI Spy Catchers Who Took Down ‘Victor Davis Hanson’

    11/05/2016 11:30:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Victor Davis Hanson: Russian spy? Who would have suspected that one of America's leading conservative intellectuals, a prominent historian who is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, was selling us out to the Russkies? Actually, no one would suspect it because it isn't true. But on today's AM Joy, MSNBC terrorism expert Malcolm Nance bragged: "I know some of the spy-catchers in FBI counter-intelligence, guys who have taken down big names, like Aldrich Ames and Victor Davis Hanson." Nance presumably had in mind Robert Philip Hanssen, a former FBI agent who was convicted in 2001 of spying for...
  • The Last Two Chapters of THE BELL CURVE by Herrnstein and Murray

    11/26/2017 1:18:11 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 76 replies
    The Archive ^ | 11.26.17 | Herrnstein and Murray
    This is the last two chapters of the Bell Curve. I have read them several times over the years and consider them the two most prescient and gently thoughtful chapters on policymaking ever. I am delighted to share them with you. Remember these chapters were written in 1994, almost a quarter of a century ago. They discuss the two different options afforded to our society, in dealing with intelligence, social connections, and poverty; one being harsh and totalitarian, and the other being inclusive in the best of ways, and highly textured. I highly recommend reading these chapters. I am delighted...
  • Manufacturing Unexpectedly Contracts in November

    12/03/2012 7:46:33 AM PST · by mykroar · 87 replies ^ | 12/3/2012 | Reuters
    <p>U.S. manufacturing unexpectedly contracted in November, falling to its lowest in over three years in a sign the sector may be struggling to gain traction, according to an industry report released on Monday.</p> <p>The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 49.5 in November from 51.7 the month before. The reading was shy of expectations of 51.3, according to a Reuters poll of economists.</p>
  • Unearthed: Young Obama took racial swipe at Colin Powell

    05/24/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies
    WND ^ | MAY 25, 2012 | AARON KLEIN
    President Obama took an apparent racial swipe at Colin Powell in a 1994 NPR interview in which he implied the four-star general is acceptable to “white America.” In the same interview, Obama advocates that the government should provide jobs for every citizen and prenatal care for all women. Obama in 1994 was a community organizer and lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. WND unearthed an Oct. 28, 1994, interview the future president gave to NPR in response to political scientist Charles Murray’s controversial book “The Bell Curve,” which argues that there are racial differences in intelligence. During the...
  • Is Obama as bright as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than W

    05/23/2012 2:33:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 23 May 2012 | Julian Gavaghan
    Is Obama as right as he seems? New evidence reveals his college class got lower SAT scores than Dubya Average SAT score of Obama's 1981 transfer group to Columbia was 1,100 Bush got into Yale with score of 1,206 out of 1,600 Obama refuses to release his academic record Barack Obama may have got worse high school grades than George W Bush after new evidence showed the current president was among a college class with poor average SAT scores. Doubts about the supposedly superior intellect of Mr Obama were first raised after he refused to release his academic record. He...
  • Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say (NY Slimes Cries "Racism!")

    02/10/2012 3:51:03 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 47 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9 Feb 2012 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    WASHINGTON — Education was historically considered a great equalizer in American society, capable of lifting less advantaged children and improving their chances for success as adults. But a body of recently published scholarship suggests that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening, a development that threatens to dilute education’s leveling effects. It is a well-known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school. Yet the income divide has received far less attention from policy makers and government officials than gaps in student accomplishment by race. Now, in analyses of long-term data published in...
  • Redistribution The GOP Way: Rich From Poor (Colossal Barf Alert!!!)

    10/28/2011 7:05:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 28, 2011 | Left-wing lunatic EUGENE ROBINSON
    The hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it — as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around. That is precisely what has been happening, as a jaw-dropping new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office demonstrates. Three decades of trickle-down economic theory, see-no-evil deregulation and tax-cutting fervor have led to massive redistribution. Another word for what's been happening might be theft. The gist of the CBO study, titled "Trends in the Distribution of Household Income...
  • Whites now minority in 1 in 10 counties

    08/08/2007 11:14:18 PM PDT · by ParaVet93 · 81 replies · 1,693+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/09/2007 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON - Whites are now in the minority in nearly one in 10 U.S. counties. And that increased diversity, fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among blacks and Hispanics, is straining race relations and sparking a backlash against immigrants in many communities. "There's some culture shock," said Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau, a Washington-based research agency. "But I think there is a momentum building, and it is going to continue." As of 2006, non-Hispanic whites made up less than half the population in 303 of the nation's 3,141 counties, according to figures the Census Bureau is releasing...
  • The Inequality Taboo by Charles Murray

    08/26/2005 6:49:50 PM PDT · by dennisw · 136 replies · 4,349+ views
    commentary ^ | September 2005 | Charles Murray
    When the late Richard Herrnstein and I published The Bell Curve eleven years ago, the furor over its discussion of ethnic differences in IQ was so intense that most people who have not read the book still think it was about race. Since then, I have deliberately not published anything about group differences in IQ, mostly to give the real topic of The Bell Curve—the role of intelligence in reshaping America’s class structure—a chance to surface. The Lawrence Summers affair last January made me rethink my silence. The president of Harvard University offered a few mild, speculative, off-the-record remarks about...
  • Too Much Reality: "The Bell Curve" turns ten.

    10/15/2004 2:34:56 PM PDT · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 616+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 15, 2004 | John Derbyshire
    This month is the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Bell Curve, the book by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray about — to quote their own subtitle — "intelligence and class structure in American life." The book generated a huge controversy when it was published — so much so that, if you trawl around the Internet or bookstores, you can find first, second, and third derivatives (so to speak) of the book: books and articles about it, books and articles about those books and articles, and so on. Most of TBC consists of summaries of research in...
  • The Coming Storm

    05/02/2004 7:01:41 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 235 replies · 19,420+ views ^ | 4/29/2004 | Fred Reed
    The Bell Curve, an excellent book more maligned than read, pointed out a trend seldom noticed. The authors called it “cognitive stratification,” not a phrase Byron would have chosen but serviceable enough. It means the concentration of the intelligent. In 1850 people of high intelligence were dispersed through the population. If the child of a cowboy had an IQ of 160, he would probably remain in the geographical region with cowboys. He might be more successful than most, and might choose as friends the quicker wits thereabouts. Yet he would be part of the community. A cowboy could be intelligent,...
  • Ditching Diversity

    04/22/2004 6:29:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 219+ views
    NRO ^ | April 22, 2004 | John Derbyshire
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version April 22, 2004, 10:15 a.m. Ditching DiversityWill elites return to racism? By John Derbyshire October of this year marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of The Bell Curve, Richard Herrnstein's and Charles Murray's book about the part played by human intelligence in determining individual destinies in our society, and the implications for the structure of that society. By way of advance preparation I have been re-reading my own copy of The Bell Curve — it's the 1996 paperback edition, with Murray's spirited afterword rebutting...
  • But Strom Did In '48!(The Bell Curve)

    12/18/2002 9:12:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 20 replies · 307+ views
    TheFreePress ^ | December 18, 2002 | by Alexander Cockburn
    It's one of the staple and indeed few remaining pleasures of American political life. A Republican taken with drink, speaking unguardedly near a live microphone, or in Trent Lott's case, coasting through a ritual farewell speech on automatic pilot, dropping a racist gibe or fond salute to America's dark past. The rituals of outrage, apology, self-abasement, renewed outrage, deeper self-abasement, forgiveness or rejection duly follow. Sometimes, the sinner is ceremoniously booted into oblivion, as happened with Richard Nixon's secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, or Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt. Sometimes, as is now happening in Lott's case, the...
  • The science of bigotry: how only dead white males did it all

    02/06/2004 1:30:19 PM PST · by presidio9 · 209 replies · 498+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 04, 2004 | EMMA TOM
    AMERICAN academic Charles Murray is a real trooper. It doesn't matter how many people call him a racist, Nazi-esque brain-weigher. He keeps churning out books that aren't afraid to call a spade a spade and a nigger a nigger. Oh, I'm sorry. Did I just say nigger? How scientifically incorrect of me. What I meant to say was "biologically inferior". This was the thesis of The Bell Curve, which was co-written by Murray in 1994. In it he scientifically "proved" that African Americans were dumber than whites or Asians for genetic reasons. So what if the IQ testing he used...