Bruce McGuffin (
09 Feb 1995 18:52:40 GMT

In article <MCGUFFIN.95Feb3141357@elmer.llan>,
Bruce McGuffin <> wrote:
> For the purposes of TBC, "race" is defined as the ethnic and/or cultural
> group that a person considers him/herself to be part of. A white child
> being raised by a black family is thus defined as being black.
> "Intelligence" is the quantifiable ability to function within the
> framework of society.
>But if this is your definition of race, how can racial differences
>in IQ be genetic?

One reason may be that "differences in IQ" is a statistical phenomenon which
does not mean that every member of one "race" has higher IQ than every
member of another. There are some people who self-identify with groups
with relatively low similarity of genetic background--but there aren't
enough of them to skew the statistics.
Ken Arromdee (email:

"Communism is just one step on the long road from capitalism to capitalism."
-- Russian saying

Or perhaps IQ differences between races in the US have a
cultural, rather than a biological origin.

Bruce McGuffin