Re: IQ AND RACE. The taboo subject.

Stephen Lajoie (
Fri, 17 Feb 1995 06:14:04 GMT

In article <>,
Frank Fujita <> wrote:
>Stephen Lajoie ( wrote:
>: My point was not that SAT and race are related, but that if someone
>: implies that there is any mental difference in the distrubtion of
>: intelligence between races that they will be put under a great deal of
>: pressure to resign.
>I don't think this is true. The fact that the scores are different is
>not controversial. The belief that the differences in the scores are
>reflective of genetic heritage *is* what is controversial.

I should have been more clear, but you do see that they are trying to get
him fired.

>: Your assertion is not supported by any data that I've seen. I've seen
>: reports that the genetic factor is about 60%.
>While we have evidence that the heritability of IQ is .60, heritibility
>does not equal "genetic factor" and it also does not mean that the
>differences between groups are .60 heritable.

It is a reasonable conclusion, and it doesn't require the wild
assumptions that other people have made.

>Frank Fujita

Steve La Joie