Re: Race, intelligence, and anti-racist prejudice

18 Feb 1995 17:01:41 GMT

David A. Johns ( wrote:

: Oh, poo. Most white Americans are descended from criminals, misfits,
: and religious fanatics who couldn't survive in their own countries.

: Note that this is even more true of Australia, and white Australians
: still score much higher on IQ tests than Aborigines, who certainly
: weren't filtered as you think the Africans were.

: David Johns

If the aborigines designed the IQ tests, who do you think would score higher?
Who has the higher likelihood of long term survival inthe other's native
environment? The dominant culture makes up the rules, tallies the
scores, and declares the winners. Is it any surprise who wins?

IQ scores are highly suspect as a measure of intelligence. (That's a
professional opinion; my Ph. D. is in Educational Psychology.)

David Wasserman (
Curmudgeon-At-Large (
"If you can't do something well, learn to enjoy doing it badly."