Re: Race, intelligence, and anti-racist prejudice (Was: Genetic Evolution)Lennart Regebro (email@example.com)
23 Feb 1995 08:03:01 GMT
In article <D4Dw9L.3Bt@eskimo.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Stephen Lajoie) writes:
It might be a useful measure on how well you fit into a society, but it is _not_ a measure of intelligence. IQ tests only measure your ability to make logical concluions out of a set of information. Thats _not_ the same thing as intelligence, it is only a _part_ of what intelligence is about.
Racial difference in intelligence is definitely _not_ posible to measure with IQ tests, since IQ tests does _not_ measure intelligence. It is possible to measure racial differences in IQ score, though. Prolems doesn't appear until somebody makes the hasty conclusion that IQ score = Intelligence. It doesn't.
IQ Score is also subject to cultural differences. IQ test are typically made by western males...
>Newsweek is being stupid on purpose to suit their own PC agenda. Blood
That is probably exactly what newsweek tried to say. There is no single trait that appears in only one race. Since each trait usually groups together totally different people, its very hard to make out any races.
Also, since these traits usually blur at borders, it even harder to make out races.
>Since Newsweek has apparently ignored this fact, it's obvious that they
Sure, they are biased, there view is to show that the concept of human races isn't a very clear on, right? (I'm guesing, since I didn't read this, but I have a feeling it tells the same story as the Scientific American article on this subject.)
But is that necessarily incorrect, just because it's biased? Nope.
>It really doesn't matter what it measures, but what it's corelated with.
So people with lower IQ scores have lower income, higher teenage pregnancy rates and so forth. Does that mean that low IQ is the source of social problems, or that social problems are a reason to low IQ?