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It’s a sure sign that a piece of “controversial science” is actually empirically accurate when our Cultural Marxist elite desperately tries to come up with some kind of environmental explanation for it, no matter how implausible. This means that the evidence is so overwhelming that it can’t be denied any longer. So it must, in some way, be due to human—and especially privileged human—behaviour. If it’s due to genetics, then environmental determinism is nonsense; and that’s unfair–unthinkable, even. This happened when the evidence for race differences in IQ became undeniable. And now it’s happening with evidence that, on average, we’re becoming less intelligent.

As evidence that US blacks’ IQ is a standard deviation lower than that of whites mounted, risible attempts were made to come up with some kind of environmental explanation. “The IQ tests are unfair on blacks!” it was insisted, until it was shown that blacks did best on the less culture fair parts of the test, East Asians score higher than whites and race differences were on general intelligence, which is strongly genetic. “It’s to do with black poverty!” was the next explanation, until it was shown that poverty is strongly genetic and that blacks—adopted by wealthy white couples—ended up with about the same IQ as their biological parents [Race Differences in Intelligence, By Richard Lynn, 2015, Washington Summit]. Most laughably of all, we ended with “Stereotype Threat”—blacks do badly in IQ tests because they are stereotyped to do badly. But then it was shown that, in some cases, the reverse of this is true, the evidence is highly inconsistent and its subject to astonishing publication bias [An examination of stereotype threat effects on girls’ mathematics performance, By J. Ganley and others, Developmental Psychology, 2013].

The plague of environmental desperation has now reached the substantial body of evidence that we are becoming less intelligent. Known as the “Woodley Effect”—after the British psychologist Michael Woodley of Menie—that this happening is now abundantly clear. On numerous robust correlates of intelligence—reaction times, the more genetic parts of IQ tests that also best measure intelligence, colour discrimination, use of difficult words, the ability to count backwards, per capita levels of genius and major innovation, creativity levels and population frequency of alleles associated with very high education levels and so high intelligence—Western people are getting stupider. Based the slowing down of reactions times, we’ve lost 15 IQ points on average between 1900 and the year 2000; the difference between an elementary school teacher and a university professor [At Our Wits’ End: Why We’re Becoming Less Intelligent and What It Means for the Future,By Edward Dutton & Michael Woodley of Menie, Imprint Academic, 2018].

The reason proposed by Woodley of Menie and his team is simple. In fact, it was conjectured as far back as the nineteenth century as people like Charles Darwin predicted that “dysgenics” would occur.

Darwin wrote, as quoted by Lynn:

We civilised men do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skills to save the life of everyone to the last moment. Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No-one . . . will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. The Descent Of Man,1871

Until the Industrial Revolution, we were under conditions of harsh selection. This meant that the children of the rich, with their superior conditions, were more likely to survive. Indeed, based on seventeenth century English wills, the wealthier 50% of testators had almost double than the number of surviving children compared to the poorer 50%. Wealth and SES are predicted by intelligence, which is about 80% genetic, so we became smarter and smarter until the genius breakthrough of the Industrial Revolution.

This reduced environmental harshness for the poor and led to the innovation of contraception, which was better used by the less impulsive and thus more intelligent. Large families became a stupidity-based accident and intelligence began to decline. This was made even worse by dysgenic Third World immigration, smarter females limiting their fertility to pursue careers, and a lavish welfare state providing incentives—in the form of child benefits—for low IQ females to breed [At Our Wits’ End, Dutton & Woodley of Menie].

But specters are haunting this simple, evidence-based theory. One of them is a Welsh scientist called Barbara Demeneix (née Jenkins) who runs a laboratory at the Natural History Museum in Paris. As she tells the Main Stream Media what they want to hear, she has no problem broadcasting her message, for example as in her 2014 Oxford University Press book Losing Our Minds: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Human Intelligence and Mental Health, its sister-book Toxic Cocktail: How Chemical Pollution Is Poisoning Our Brains [2017] and a 2017 documentary on French channel Arte on IQ decline [Are People Becoming Dumber? Sputnik News, December 10, 2017] which interviewed a proponent of the dysgenic theory, cut out everything he said about it, and only reported Demeneix’s view.

Essentially, Demeneix claims that intelligence decline is caused by neurotoxins found in plastic and other industrial materials to which people, and thus unborn babies, are increasingly exposed. These apparently act as “endocrine disruptors” altering the expression of genes and so reducing intelligence.

Woodley and his team created a computer model to test the neurotoxin theory against their own. They traced the extent to which neurotoxins had increased over time and compared it to the influence of immigration and dysgenic fertility over time. These factors fitted the model that charted the way in which intelligence had declined over time. Neurotoxin built-up didn’t fit the model at all. In other words, from a scientific perspective, neurotoxin theory is pretty…toxic.

The other specter: a Norwegian pair who argue that all of the IQ decline set out in meta-analyses of IQ decline can be explained by environmental factors, because—on Norwegian conscript data—conscripted younger brothers tend to score lower than older brothers [The Flynn Effect and its Reversal Are Environmentally Caused, By Brent Bratsberg & Ole Rogeberg, PNAS, 2018].

This suffers from obvious problems. The meta-analyses of IQ decline have only come up with estimates, meaning the decline could be considerably larger. Moreover, they doesn’t test whether the decline is on the more genetic aspects of intelligence—which has been shown to be the case in countries where this information is available [The Negative Flynn Effect: A Systematic Literature Review, by Edward Dutton and others, Intelligence, 2016]. Actual intergenerational declines in the frequency of alleles associated with very high educational attainment (and thus high IQ) having been found in e.g. Iceland [Selection against variants in the genome associated with educational attainment, By Augustine Kong and others, PNAS, 2017]. Accordingly, the IQ decline is almost certainly is on the more genetic aspects in Norway too, meaning the result there is a kind of false positive, brought about by the researchers imposing lots of complex and abstruse controls on their data.

As the evidence for declining intelligence becomes more widely known, we can expect increasingly desperate and elaborate attempts to persuade people that it’s all due to environment and that it—and thus the decline of civilization—can be stopped if only we would stop using smart phones, or stop drinking alcohol, or cease to eat meat, or stop thinking bad thoughts . . .

Absolutely anything to avoid admitting that some people are genetically cleverer than others and those people are remaining childless while the less intelligent natives are encouraged to breed and people from low IQ countries are imported to do likewise.

Lance Welton [Email him] is the pen name of a freelance journalist living in New York.

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  1. FKA Max says:

    On numerous robust correlates of intelligence—reaction times, the more genetic parts of IQ tests that also best measure intelligence, colour discrimination [...]

    Reaction time is a very pure measure of intelligence:

    In a paper documenting the 20th century decline in reaction speed, scholar Irwin W. Silverman considers the confounding role of height. Height has increased by 1.5 standard deviations over the last 150 years, and this may be producing spuriously slow reaction times because nerve impulses have further to travel in a taller body.
    [...]
    So the fact that the nerve impulse has further to travel in tall people may be completely negated by the fact that tall people have genetically faster brains. In other words, tall people may be so mentally quick, that they still perform well on reaction time tasks despite the test being physically biased against them.

    https://www.unz.com/article/americas-cultural-revolution-the-obsession-with-self-esteem/#comment-2296161

    There is also a connection between myopia, which has reached epidemic proportions especially in Asia http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-woodley-effect/#comment-1768329 , and slower reaction time: http://www.unz.com/jthompson/the-woodley-effect/#comment-1765219

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    , @BB753
  2. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    I made a very oblique reference to the fact of declining intelligence in a ‘mainstream’ site the other day and was instantly slapped with a permanent IP ban.

    I had said nothing remotely racial or cultural, nor did I refer to differential birthrates or anything of the sort. But ist verboten!

    So yes, they don’t want us talking about it, or even noticing it.

  3. Divergent says:

    Dysgenic breeding is the primary cause. The science aside, it should be as plainly obvious today as it was in Darwin’s time.

    It’s a shame that betterment of the species (denying life/breeding/help to dullards who, left unchecked, will the be the downfall of us all eventually) is necessarily so at odds with many of the principles that have made our societies pleasant to live in, such as compassion for the less fortunate and individual liberty.

    All we can really do is somehow incentivize the breeding of the wise/intelligent/strong individuals while disincentivizing the reproduction of the weak/dumb/mentally-ill… and in an objective and uncorrupted fashion. Easier said than done.

  4. Bruce says:

    If you believe John C. Stanford’s ideas, our genome is (inevitably and unstoppably) deteriorating. Mutational load may be higher for some groups (those living near the equator or whose ancestors come from near the equator??).

    • Replies: @Merlin
  5. Bruce says:

    And dysgenic breeding would accelerate the problem – people with more mutations producing higher numbers of children.

  6. FKA Max says:
    @FKA Max

    That was supposed to say “Reaction time is a very *poor* measure of intelligence”… Sorry ;-)

  7. It is happening too rapidly to be entirely genetic. There is also an environmental cause. Probably neurotoxins that are ubiquitous in developed countries.

  8. Rosie says:
    @Divergent

    It’s a shame that betterment of the species (denying life/breeding/help to dullards who, left unchecked, will the be the downfall of us all eventually) is necessarily so at odds with many of the principles that have made our societies pleasant to live in, such as compassion for the less fortunate and individual liberty.

    It’s really not that complicated to reconcile humanitarianism with eugenics. All you have to do is condition public assistance on long-term birth control like Norplant or an IUD. The only reason this isn’t being done is because of the post-WWII PC Reign of Terror.

  9. Divergent says:
    @free thinker

    It’s mostly genetic, but it’s all of the above working to debase the mean IQ and the smart fraction of the US particularly. Even over just one generation, if we imagine that the smartest people had zero or one kid, the average people had one or two, and the dimwits had two or three, then we’re suddenly in a situation where there are half as many really bright 25 year-olds as there were in 1993, while the <=100 IQ set continues to expand. And this doesn’t even take into account the 10-20 million 85-95 IQ types who entered the country during that time — who themselves will have 2-3 kids with faster generational periods.

    So yeah, it can all happen very quickly from breeding alone; and it gets worse when you throw in bad policies and bad cultural signals (“Smart people, delay breeding and go to college!”… “Dumb people, have a baby out of wedlock? We’ll take care of you!”… “Mexicans, sneak on in and we’ll give you free stuff!”)

    Then we can add to all that the poisoning from chemicals in food and in sundries, the endocrine disruptors that retard and pervert cognitive development and function, the resultant obesity and malaise and depression, the pills people foolishly take to correct the preceding problems…

  10. @FKA Max

    Reacted too quickly, eh? ;)

    • LOL: Stan d Mute
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  11. Divergent says:
    @Rosie

    It’s funny you use the term reconciling humanitarianism with eugenics, because I’ve always framed it as reconciling free will with eugenics — meaning how do we avoid some nightmarish Gattaca-style authoritarianism while reversing the dysgenic effects of industrialization (read: abundance), individual liberty (freedom to breed recklessly), and welfare (poverty reduction which became subsidized breeding).

    Obviously, as you say, the low-hanging fruit would be to deny welfare to serial breeders and vice-versa. I think we should go further, though, but all of the options beyond that become increasingly ugly. Yet, no less ugly that what the future holds for us, or our progeny, on a planet with billions of imbeciles.

  12. FKA Max says:
    @The Alarmist

    That was funny hahahaha :-) Thank you!

    Maybe it was a Freudian slip https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudian_slip , and I’m wrong, i.e., reaction time is indeed “a very *pure* measure of intelligence”… ;-)

    4) Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe… This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself [but] the word as a whole.
    [...]
    Clearly, the debate about whether we read using information from individual letters or from whole words is far from over. Demonstrations of the ease or difficulty of reading jumbled texts seem likely to play an important role in our understanding of this process.
    [...]
    What Perea and Lupker did was to present words for lexical decision (is this a real word?) and measure response times to press one of two buttons (yes/no). These target words are preceeded by very brief presentations (50msec) of another letter string, which is masked, and so invisible to participants. However, the influence of this masked word can be shown on response times. For instance, response times are faster if USHER is preceded by “uhser” than if preceded by “ushre”. That is, middle letter transpositions “prime” a neighbouring word more than extrerior letter transpositions. The same phenomenon that is at the heart of the earlier demonstration.

    http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/matt.davis/cmabridge/ Archived link: http://archive.is/SlqfX

    P.s. In my defense… last night when I posted the comment the “comment in moderation” function and comment editing feature of this article’s comment section were not, yet, available (I have noticed that this happens when articles are freshly/newly added/posted to the website. I think this is due to a propagation lag/delay in the system.), otherwise I might have been able to detect and correct that typo/mistake. But then we would not have had this interesting and entertaining interaction. Thanks again to you for contributing to my daily humor and laughter quota. Much appreciated!

  13. m___ says:

    “The better angels of our nature” (Stevie Pinker) …count breeding in as far more aggressive then terrorism or substance abuse, war, or being head bashed in the thirteen hundreds.

    Breeding is a brutal and primate act. A possibility as to adding rational layers allowing for birth control (an example), all rely on cognitive capabilities. The genetically less able rely on dick and uterus to get ahead.

    No subjective measures (higher natality of privileged IQ people, other selected groups) can do away with the overload of human numbers and density. The human population needs to be factored as in numbers and density to lower, and in parallel to “better quality” wise. That is no longer sophistication, debatable, but a necessity. The joke of it, it is done, without mention, but …backwards (immigration policies, trade, war).

    The short term reasoning of the elites is, just one example “open borders” as the equivalent of easier controllable globo-homo (dumb-er is better), as to abundant cheap human commodities, making that a win in the capitalist number game. As with capital, distancing the home-globo from de facto globo-elites, IQ wise, is no different an intent as inequality in “wealth”.

    In the long run, the global state of the nation does not make sense at all. Secondly our elites are advised to pull in unbiased cognitive capacity, or shorten their rule and quality of rule further.

    IQ research does make sense, if it reverberates in policy making, factoring the human population, call it eugenics in the right sense, using incentives, tricking human nature into post-human behavior.

    To quantify in how far the hope for having off-spring emigrate (legally and illegally), thus high natality, causally affects the “Africa problem” for example is such a mute. The aggressive “cancers” of policies need operating on. Again timely, relevant, global policies, only they can measure our times.

    Understanding is helped by the biology of genetics, better searches of meta data, ultimately resulting in better decision making (replacing the whisper and the gut feeling, applying the whole of the middle class to propagate botched rumors).

    The available tools are not refined, used to full extend. Maybe sophistication as in environmental comfort, distances human from his own environment, then lowering his chances to quality of life. Smart tools, that dumb humans can “use” without any comprehension as to “understand” them.

    The core of the remarks: indeed regression to a lower IQ mean makes sense, as in acting upon it. Secondly the elites are at cause by implementing policies that affect exactly the above to the reverse. The only, in-group value, to them, is myopic and short term. Our globo-elite lack probably the IQ exceptionalism they pretend to, and distancing the homo-globo is not going to cut it.

    To put it in a single sentence, quality not quantity should be the post-human’s concern.

  14. @Divergent

    “Then we can add to all that the poisoning from chemicals in food and in sundries”
    Fluoride in our drinking water is very dumb, and making us dumber, I’ll bet.

    • Replies: @Liza
  15. MarkU says:

    “The Marching Morons” is a science fiction story by American writer Cyril M. Kornbluth in 1951. The story was set somewhat in the future where, owing to the fact that stupid people tend to have more children, the world has become overcrowded by morons in increasing need of care.

    Of course in those days freedom of thought was not proscribed as it is today, imagine the furore if a modern writer was to publish such a book. I rather miss the old sci-fi, most of it was tosh of course but a substantial portion of it was satire, thought experiments and the illustration of scientific principles.

    Our economic system, dependent as it is on continual growth, is part of the problem. Bankers and their many shills want a continually increasing population so there are enough people to pay the interest on the debts ‘owed’ to them by previous generations. Politicians are therefore suitably ‘alarmed’ when birth rates drop and this accounts to some extent for their desire to introduce incentives to have more children or to import faster breeding people from elsewhere.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    , @Wally
  16. @Anonymous

    disqus “spams” me often times, thus making my posts inaccessible, when I refer to unz.com or isteve.com or IQ realists like JB Peterson and Charles Murray.

    • Replies: @Joe Miller
    , @Anon
  17. m___ says:

    @MarkU

    Our economic system, dependent as it is on continual growth, is part of the problem. Bankers and their many shills want a continually increasing population so there are enough people to pay the interest on the debts ‘owed’ to them by previous generations. Politicians are therefore suitably ‘alarmed’ when birth rates drop and this accounts to some extent for their desire to introduce incentives to have more children or to import faster breeding people from elsewhere.

    Ehrlich, approaching from the need to prevent population growth, Al Bartlett cornering out of the choice of humanity to suffocate first and then no longer needing to act, or factoring population first before we suffocate. Both and yourself are appropriate. Indeed, you are right, rational, relevant and of course not understood, as in humanity not having a choice in what to address first or being booted out of the driver seat.

    Again you are right, suggesting secondly that our globo-elites, (nobody bats an eyelid when questioning whether a seven and a half billion and growing population can somehow add to possible achievement, to quality of life) are in for the short term, below grade duds.

    As far as bankers, or media stars, or justice and intelligence farts, at the low, federal politicians, lobbyists, toxic institutions as the UN, a hideout for junkies and greaseballs, a stow away for elite offspring, as desired, the list is endless, all have that cheap gelly feel to it. Indeed human individuals scale badly. More of the same, little of divergence.

  18. SMK says: • Website

    Tth average “black” IQ of 85 (a standard deviation lower than the white average) that is often cited by race-realists is spurious in that millions of so-called “blacks” are actually mulattoes, quadroons, and even octoroons. If they and even blacks who were 25% white were excluded from the statistics, the average IQ of pure Negroes would probably be 77-78 if IQ is largely genetic in causation, roughly half-way between those of U.S. blacks (millions of whom are partly, half, or mostly white) and Haitians and sub-Saharan Africans.

    • Replies: @SMK
    , @Anon
    , @Truth
    , @Colin Wright
  19. SMK says: • Website
    @SMK

    That widely-published and well-known race-realists never bring up and emphasize this obvious reality is amazing and stupefying?

  20. Dutch Boy says:
    @free thinker

    Quite correct. The explosion of autism, ADD, and learning disabilities in the last 30 years bespeaks an environmental cause. The disseminators of these toxins are even more opposed to public awareness of their culpability than Mr. Welton’s rulers (with whom they are in league).

  21. utu says:

    What a great science this IQism is. Some Woodley of Meenie, Minie and Mo claims that intelligence dropped 15 IQ points in 100 years while Flynn effect is supposedly +30 IQ points in 100 years. What do the IQ test really measure? Can it really measure anything if it can go up +30 puts in 100 years yet the at the sam time the “actual” intelligence dropped 15 points in 100 years.

    Anybody take these guys seriously?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Wally
    , @gate666
  22. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    LBJ’s “Great Society” created a survival of the least fit welfare society. Our demographics is growing like a pyramid, with those at the bottom of the IQ totem pole growing the fastest. Increasing miscegenation between whites and blacks/browns also drags down the overall IQ. Lastly we are taking in far too many low IQ immigrants from these countries:

    Mexico: 88 (average IQ)
    Philippines: 86
    India: 82
    Bangladesh: 82
    Dominican Republic: 82
    Honduras: 81
    Nicaragua: 81
    El Salvador: 80
    Guatemala: 79
    Haiti: 67

    https://iq-research.info/en/average-iq-by-country

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Respect
    , @FKA Max
  23. @free thinker

    ‘It is happening too rapidly to be entirely genetic. ‘

    Really? Think about who has four kids these days and who has zero. We couldn’t be mounting a much more determined effort to lower the average IQ if we tried.

  24. @Rosie

    ‘It’s really not that complicated to reconcile humanitarianism with eugenics.’

    My thought. However, not only do you need to insist on Norplant for welfare recipients, you also need to discourage intelligent women from choosing careers over children. Precisely the reverse is done now.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  25. @utu

    ‘Anybody take these guys seriously?’

    I do.

    • Replies: @jacques sheete
  26. Rod1963 says:
    @Divergent

    So yeah, it can all happen very quickly from breeding alone; and it gets worse when you throw in bad policies and bad cultural signals (“Smart people, delay breeding and go to college!”… “Dumb people, have a baby out of wedlock? We’ll take care of you!”… “Mexicans, sneak on in and we’ll give you free stuff!”)

    Yep.

    At one time the only job opportunities for smart women was being a nurse or teacher and most ended up as mothers. Now days all sorts of doors open for smart, educated women. And sadly a lot of them end up childless. They spend their most fertile years in college and then end up working their asses off in some worthless office job. The really smart and hard working ones went so far up the social ladder that the pool of prospective mates was minimal at best. Since women can’t handle socializing with men farther down on the ladder. They become cat ladies or worse stuck with a kid from a one night stand that makes them radioactive to most men.

    And the kicker today is that college is turning women into man hating harpies right out of the gate and then saddling them with immense debt when they graduate with a worthless degree.

    On the economic front it’s a nightmare for couples who want to have children. The prices of homes in urban areas are so bad that making $100k a year means you can only afford a 1 bedroom apartment. To buy a home in say Orange county or parts of Washington state, means you better be ing pulling in close to $300k a year. Because the tract home will cost around $800k to a million.

    Move to the suburbs? Okay, now you spend 2-3 hours a day commuting and ruining your car and health while neglecting your family.

    • Replies: @Respect
    , @bj
    , @Anonymous
  27. ” Absolutely anything to avoid admitting that some people are genetically cleverer than others and those people are remaining childless while the less intelligent natives are encouraged to breed and people from low IQ countries are imported to do likewise. ”

    This is exactly what
    Thilo Sarrazin, ‘Deutschland schafft sich ab, Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen’, München 2010
    argues.
    Merkel fired him immediately, Sarrazin was senator for Berlin, and member of the Board of the German Central Bank.

    He’s a very competent economist, the one and only I know able to explain how the derivates disaster could happen, through stupidity:
    Thilo Sarrazin, ‘Europa braucht den Euro nicht, Wie uns politisches Wunschdenken in die Krise geführt hat’, 2012 München
    This book is about the euro disaster, why we do not need the euro, and why is just does harm.

    But one criticism, nobody was able to define intelligence, IQ just measures IQ.

    • Replies: @Respect
  28. @Anonymous

    See what I wrote about Sarrazin

    • Replies: @Anon
  29. j2 says:

    In the past the population growth used to be well below 1%, usually it was at zero for most of the time humans have existed. The population growth of high IQ people is still at this range, meaning that the number of intelligent people has not decreased at least significantly, and they are mostly breeding among themselves as there is a relatively high correlation of IQs between spouses. So, nothing has changed in this subpopulation.

    Then there is the population of less intelligent people, who also mostly breed among themselves.
    The productivity has grown because of technical innovations and the society can feed also less intelligent people, so this is not yet any major problem. It is not cutting food from the high IQ people.

    So, why should the high IQ people worry about the population of less intelligent people growing faster than theirs? It is not taking away from them anything they had in the past when there was worse technology and the society could not feed the less intelligent ones. It seems like the fallacy that high IQ people would be paying for everybody. It is not them who pay for feeding the less intelligent. It is the machines, which were created by the inventions of past people.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  30. El Dato says:
    @Dutch Boy

    The one think that has changed is Diversion By Electronic Meedja Everywhere.

  31. Respect says:

    Too little stimulation of the individual , of the brain , produces lower IQ , ok , but the present overestimulation of the brain by massive audiovisual and political propaganda and overschooling maybe is producing morons ??

    System overload = system faliure

  32. Measuring the species by average IQ is like measuring the economy by GDP. Sure, it’s all interesting (I blame tech btw – it’s an external organ to which we have now started delegating our minds to. Don’t expect memory, arithmetic, spelling etc to not go down when no one adds even 12+39 in their heads!) but it just means society needs to consciously creat selection pressure for higher IQ. Which is just generally good education and apprenteship systems.

  33. Respect says:
    @anon

    In Europe Welfare State has attracted millions and millions of inasimilable low class muslims and african blacks , and has greatly increased the number ot its indigenous parasites . The Welfare State condemns to misery its productive middle white classes with confiscatory taxes to pay for the political delusions of their bleeding hearts suicidal elites .

    The Welfare State is the welfare of the State .

    • Replies: @Wally
  34. @MarkU

    “Our economic system, dependent as it is on continual growth, is part of the problem. Bankers and their many shills want a continually increasing population so there are enough people to pay the interest on the debts ‘owed’ to them by previous generations.”

    There it is, in a nutshell. This should be our pledge of allegiance, tattooed on every citizens forehead.

  35. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:

    Intelligence isn’t declining. People have always been stupid. We simply have more dumb people surviving than ever before on the planet.

    The consequences of stupidity are held in check. Intelligent people have devised clever schemes to make money off the least intelligent. This most often involves taking money away from the middle class and showering it upon the idiotic poor. This money then makes it’s upward ascent traveling into the hands of property owners (section 8), supermarkets (food stamps), hospitals (“free” health insurance). Free prescriptions for the poor leads to drug dealing. This is spending money. Or gas money. Someone rich is always getting richer.

    It’s a type of indirect robbery being committed against taxpayers. Who have to live with the encroaching trash they are forced to fund.

    Poor people are big business without which many professional jobs would disappear for lack of customers and patients.

    Big time propaganda goes in to making this happen. We cannot listen a single day to mainstream media without hearing a reference to wonderful poor people suffering at the hands of whites with their “privilege”. Solution, tax whitey!

    This is a system built upon lies and worth destroying. Arrested development is starting to permeate throughout society. It will lead to a second civil war. That’s my guess. With a great many instigators fleeing to you know where.

    • Agree: densa
  36. Respect says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Good point , but we still have the euro , cui bono ? what`s your opinion about who benefits from the euro ?

    • Replies: @cassandra
  37. unit472 says:

    I don’t doubt there is a broad dysgenic effect occurring. Dogs and other barnyard animals, if left to themselves, would rapidly lose their ‘pedigree’ and revert to their common feral ancestry but people aren’t dogs, or at least a portion of the population are not.

    While men will deposit their DNA freely we still see the most capable people being quite selective in their breeding habits. For example, a Donald Trump might be willing, even eager, to ‘mate’ with a Stormy Daniels but, thanks to modern birth control, abortion and the limited duration of these assignations, Stormy isn’t likely to present Donald with a child. This too is a dysgenic effect though not a positive one since it prevents high achieving males from spreading their DNA into lower achieving populations as happened frequently in the past. Other than the negro, who seems quite desperate to escape his negritude by breeding with non negro peoples, more sophisticated people try to find mates who are their intellectual and social equals as the biological and economic investment a child represents today makes serious people very careful about their breeding habits.

    Charles Murray expressed his concern about this social self selection in family formation but there doesn’t seem to be much that can be done about it.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  38. Idiocracy…

    Mike Judge is a prophet.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Truth
  39. @FKA Max

    um, that took you a while to react to, didn’t it ? ? ?
    so-o-o-o, that proves you’re a Brainiac ? ? ?
    hmmmm
    .
    (wtf ? stewped spel Czech capitalizes Brainiac ? ? ?)

  40. as a few have commented upon, the head-in-the-sand ostriching of the chattering classes in regards to simple biology leaves one gobsmacked… (oh, fuck off, spel Czech, gobsmacked is a word, shove your squiggly red line up your cloaca)
    .
    do these people go to the produce section and pick out the smallest, bruised, dried-up, rotting fruits and vegetables ? … or do they pick out the biggest, juiciest, ripest, ‘prettiest’ fruits and vegetables ?
    .
    now, how do they think the nice looking fruit and vegetables came about ? by random breeding of the shittiest seeds from the shittiest fruit of the shittiest plants (animals) ?
    no, farmer john/joan bred the ‘best’ seeds from the ‘best’ fruit of the ‘best’ plants/animals, and adjusted and modified their breeding program to alter various characteristics as their genetic expression arise or recede in the subsequent generations…
    .
    but -for some unknown, untestable reason- that simple biology doesn’t apply to nekkid apes…
    huh, that seems odd…

  41. Respect says:
    @Rod1963

    Very good appraisal of what is really going on in daily life . I believe that since the 70`s we have to work more and more for less and less , it `s like and endless uphill situation .

    Another point , life expectancy since the 70`s has raised more than 10-12 years , but retirement age has not been raised , so when the couple arrives to their 40`s they also have to cope with retired parents and parents in law who start being old , and ill , a situation that can last 10-20 years . Women work out and can not take care of the elder , medical care costs are stratosferic . Of course we all love our parents very much , but what do you think of that ?

    A procative reflexion , will Islam with its traditional role for women defeat the women ” liberated ” west ??

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @Stan d Mute
  42. @Respect

    In the 90′s I began to notice that the lower middle class whites and middle class whites then in their early 20′s had really drifted downwards.

    When I moved to Arizona, many of them had GED’s or kids out-of-wedlock.

    Something happened in the middle of Gen X. The first cohort aspired to be yuppies, the second half in the 90′s just didn’t do anything and almost prided in being lower-class (Tattoos, GED, out-of-wedlock kid).

    The urban white middle class in the East and Midwest is a bit different but when you got to Phoenix or Los Angeles you saw a continental drift of the young adult children of solid Boomer middle class downwards into the gutter.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
  43. Anonymous[389] • Disclaimer says:
    @j2

    How about environmental degradation and pollution? When stupid people are burning their forests, polluting rivers, and degrading urban air quality with open burning and badly maintained engines, it affects everyone.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @j2
  44. bj says:
    @Rod1963

    And then…if you are intelligence, conscientious, and make 300k or 400k, you are taxed fifty percent to support the children of the black thug nation and the children of Aztlan. You have 150k or 200k to live on in a high cost of living zip code and even then you can’t afford to have more than one or two kids.

    Its a demographic disaster for the intelligent and conscientious who become tax mules, coerced by democracy and state power towards the extinction of our DNA heritage nurtured over thousands of years of sweat, blood, and tears.

    The psychopaths in leadership roles, who gravitate to power over others, rather than creative and constructive careers, do not have the depth of intelligence and humanity to care about or be responsible for our DNA and cultural inheritance.

    It appears the collapse of the Soviet Union has, to an extent, cleansed the populace of free riders and assigned responsible roles to the competent. It is the cycle of the rise and fall of civilizations. We are at the nadir of Western Civilization. Only the four horsemen will reverse humanity’s evolutionary death spiral.

    Life will not commit suicide! Fortunately sexual selection of the fittest will soon rid us of free riders and the decadence of the progressive phase of Western Civilization.

  45. Anon[214] • Disclaimer says:
    @SMK

    This is not true. All reasonably scientific sources specify African-Americans for this mean IQ. For instance, La Griffe du Lion’s fundamental law of sociology says:

    On large-scale tests of reasoning ability, the observed mean difference between non-Hispanic whites and African Americans is 1.1 + 0.2 standard deviation.

    The degree of admixture is estimated by various statistical means, and there have been about six or eight large-scales estimates, 23 and Me, National Geographic project, etc., and the average is just under 25 percent whites. There have been about three additional big studies since this article by Henry Louis Gates Jr. five years ago:

    https://www.theroot.com/exactly-how-black-is-black-america-1790895185

    Direct estimates of the IQ of sub-Saharan African citizens have been reported by Lynne and disputed by Wicherts.

    • Replies: @SMK
    , @Peasant
  46. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:

    Intelligence is not declining among the intelligent. The masses enstupidate, of course.

  47. As she tells the Main Stream Media what they want to hear…

    I’m pretty sure that the author is referring to the organs of mass propaganda. If so how intelligent is it to call it “Main Stream?”

    In other words, by using the word, “they” in referring to the entity in question, he’s admitting that it isn’t mainstream and that the “info” being transmitted is our rulers’.

    Going along with “their” agenda, and using “their ” term for “them”selves is pretty stoopit if you ask me.

    Another dumbass with a bad case of cacoethes scribendi, evidently.

  48. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rod1963

    Move to the suburbs? Okay, now you spend 2-3 hours a day commuting and ruining your car and health while neglecting your family.

    There’s worker-bees, drones, and royals. If you are productive, you are either a worker-bee or a drone. Royals produce worker-bees sufficient to keep them “royal”. Drones manage the worker-bees, but are not permitted to reproduce — that would threaten the wealth and security of royals.

    Capiche, drone?

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  49. anon[217] • Disclaimer says:

    Our schools are doing their best to dumb down the kids too, all in the name of “equity”.

    First, they took away “tracking” in the 70′s. Then when the report A Nation At Risk came out during the Reagan era, they responded by adding in gifted classes for kids who tested in the top 4% of their cohort. But now, we’re reading more and more complaints about how gifted classes lack diversity, i.e. not enough black or Hispanic kids, which must be due to “racism”, because teachers do not identify black/Hispanic kids who might be gifted and have them take the test, which is total bollocks as even in districts where 100% children are given the test, blacks and Hispanics still get into gifted classes at a much lower rate than white and Asian kids. Liberals ignore that fact and are now pushing for doing away with all gifted classes.

    This is playing out most visibly in the battle for NYC’s specialized high schools, where de Blasio and Caranza the Superintendent are trying to push top high schools like Stuy and Brookyln Tech to take in black/Hispanic kids who couldn’t qualify on their own, which could only mean one thing, classes will have to be dumb down so these kids don’t flunk out. In many high schools around the country, AP/IB and honors classes are being dumb down so more blacks/hispanics can take them.

    Since everyone can’t be equally smart, liberals are hell bent on making all our kids equally dumb.

  50. @Rosie

    The only reason this isn’t being done is because of the post-WWII PC Reign of Terror.

    There’s another reason and it’s significant. That reason is that what passes for leadership in Western society at least, is the scum of the Earth (extremely sadistic psychopathic mediocrities, mostly)and there are no limits on their breeding either.

    Instead, they impose heavy disincentives for the truly compassionate and productive ones to breed, (part of the reign of terror they impose).

    It’s interesting to note that the Nazis actively promoted the marriage and breeding of the best and brightest and we all know what happened to them. In case anyone’s wondering, the short version is that hordes* of low life scum, “led” by murderous crackpots*, completely overwhelmed them.

    *How “intelligent is it for white Christians to kill each other off en masse, more than once, for the benefit of crackpot gangsters?

  51. anon[217] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. Krieger

    Love that movie. We’re already more than half way there.

  52. @Divergent

    (“Smart people, delay breeding and go to college!”

    And not only that, but how smart is it to get into debt just for a piece of parchment that in many cases is worthless? Doesn’t sound too intelligent to me, unless being a sucker is smart.

    • Replies: @Peasant
  53. @Dutch Boy

    The explosion of autism, ADD, and learning disabilities in the last 30 years bespeaks an environmental cause.

    Probably a financial one as well. I believe that skoolz get more munnnny for students diagnosed with ADD and what not.

    • Replies: @DR
  54. anon[217] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dutch Boy

    The explosion of autism, ADD, and learning disabilities in the last 30 years bespeaks an environmental cause.

    Did the rate of autism, ADD and learning disabilities really go up or are they just identified more today? It’s quite possible that the same percentage of the population had always had these problems, but today thanks to the much larger population, more people in aggregate seem to have it even though the percentage didn’t go up.

    There’s also more identification of these problems. In the old days families have 5 to 6 kids and they don’t pay as much attention to each kid, so these kids are just identified as weirdos and dumbos. Now thanks to the over abundance of psychiatrists, every abnormality has a name and is a mental illness, and it’s a lucrative business. Pharmaceutical companies are making big bucks off drugs like Ritalin, which is nicknamed the SAT drug for a reason. Kids identified with all these problems also could get extra time in taking tests, specialized instructions in school, more leniency in grades etc.

    Psychiatry is experiencing an explosion in popularity. All the freaking shysters who used to be lawyers are now becoming psychiatrists because lawyers have high unemployment rate. Of course, the more psychiatrists we have, the more mental illness get identified, what a coincidence. The whole transgender phenomenon is a direct result of more kids being referred to psychiatrists, whose job is to convince them that they are trapped in the wrong body and they just happen to know the surgeon who could perform the operation, and of course Obamacare needs to pay for it. It’s all a giant racket.

    This is what happens when shysters take over an industry. F’ing greedy Jews already turned us into Litigation Nation, now they’re turning us into Mentally Ill Nation. Something like 90% of psychiatrists are Jews. Even drug and alcohol addictions are now diagnosed as mental illness, instead of just weakness of character — anything to keep psychiatrists fully employed.

  55. @Colin Wright

    However, not only do you need to insist on Norplant for welfare recipients…

    Agree.

    Depends on how one defines the term. I define welfare as anyone taking tax dollars and that includes corporations and government employees.

    …you also need to discourage intelligent women from choosing careers over children.

    How “intelligent” is it to choose careers over children? I know many in that situation and very few strike me as particularly intelligent by any measure, despite their skoolink.

  56. @Colin Wright

    ‘Anybody take these guys seriously?’

    I do.

    We’re talking “intelligence” here…

  57. theMann says:
    @Divergent

    It will be easy:

    The first nation that ruthlessly enforces the best possible sperm/egg match for a breeding couple- and this will be reenforced by any deliberately breeding couple wanting the best possible offspring- will produce a society of children so much better, stronger, smarter, superior immune system, probably better looking, and so forth, that other nations will be forced to compete or die.

    We do not permit indiscriminate livestock breeding, we massively manipulate plant breeding, we are aiming to control game fish….and so forth…..everything a part of our lives EXCEPT OURSELVES, well those days are coming to an end.

    Either couples will aim to choose their best possible offspring, or Khan and his acolytes will rule the future.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Corvinus
  58. @Divergent

    Dysgenic breeding is the primary cause.

    Is it? But what causes dysgenic breeding? And wouldn’t that be the primary cause?

  59. Wally says:
    @MarkU

    said:
    “Our economic system, dependent as it is on continual growth, is part of the problem. Bankers and their many shills want a continually increasing population so there are enough people to pay the interest on the debts ‘owed’ to them by previous generations. ”

    Except that allowing low IQ, unproductive, unemployable, violent & criminally inclined breeders to enter does not create economic “growth”. Quite the opposite.
    They are takers not makers.

    • Replies: @MarkU
  60. @Divergent

    You’re doing a superb job of listing symptoms.

  61. @Divergent

    the low-hanging fruit would be to deny welfare to serial breeders

    From whence does this impulse to pay people to malinger arise? Instead of ‘welfare’ why not pay people to become sterilized? Your ‘job’ then is simply not to breed. Hungry are you? Either work doing something productive or be prevented from doing something counter-productive like breeding more of yourself.

  62. Wally says:
    @utu

    Good point. I thought the same.

    Clearly the ‘Flynn Effect’ is bogus.

  63. The problem with geniuses is that they inevitably provide at least an indirect benefit to morons. Progress inevitably empowers those least likely to reason. The only choices are adopting eugenics or abandoning progress.

    Ideally both, but we could do OK with just one.

  64. @Dutch Boy

    The explosion of autism, ADD, and learning disabilities in the last 30 years

    Really? Or is this just more media/academia bullshit? How would we know if farm boys in 1905 had “ADD”? And haven’t we always been plagued by idiots, imbeciles, and mongoloid retards? Why do you think eugenics was a ‘thing’ in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries? Autists? Like Isaac Newton or any of the other very odd geniuses who have propelled us forward in monumental leaps?

    Isn’t this “explosion” of which you speak just another “OMG Global Warming” or “OMG Ice Age” or “OMG Opioid Epidemic” or “OMG PutiNazi Russians” or “OMG Whitey Killing Black Bodies” etc ad infinitum? If you distrust media/academia, and I expect you do or you wouldn’t have found Unz.com, why do you choose to believe this hype?

  65. Wally says:
    @Respect

    All of that while Jews overwhelmingly support strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while demanding massive 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.

    Remember that these invading takers are not “indigenous” to Europe, Europeans are.
    And according to the UN: ‘all indigenous people have a right to their own language, country, cultures, & way of life.’

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  66. Anon[199] • Disclaimer says:
    @jilles dykstra

    Reference please.

  67. @anon

    Where do you get the figure that approx 90% of psychiatrists aware Jews? (In the USA I presume).

  68. Wally says:
    @Anonymous

    I recall the banning of smokey & noisy leaf blowers in my area.

    Once the leftists in power realized that dumb Mexicans posing as ‘gardeners’ use those things constantly there was no more enforcement.

    Indeed their uninsured cars & trucks spew oily smoke, but hey, they are not ‘white’ so they are left alone.

  69. @Respect

    A procative reflexion , will Islam with its traditional role for women defeat the women ” liberated ” west ??

    Maybe, but less due to their traditional sex roles and more due to us giving them our weapons.

    Imagine you’re an average European on the frontier with your family. Along comes a bizarre looking stranger who makes funny noises with his mouth, has feces all over his backside, and human blood dripping from his mouth. You greet him, “Hey friend, would you hold my guns for me and watch my family and my belongings while I go over yonder and take a nap for a spell.”

    That’s essentially what we’ve been doing for several hundred years now at least. Why does anybody outside America have a nuclear weapon? Because we let them. Why do towelheads have F-15’s? Because we sold them. And why on earth would we be so unbelievably stupid as to arm potential enemies? Because we are all YHWH’s children, that’s why – what are you some kind of heathen non-believer?

    A pack of camel jockeys poses zero threat to us. Arm them up with some of our military hardware and ‘whoopsie daisy’ now we got ourselves a problem don’t we. But YHWH has a plan right? We wuz baptized! Jeebus will save us! Just spread the other cheek!

    I sure hope all the Booble Thumpers are right, but as for myself, I have no Faith in fairy tales.

  70. Respect says:
    @free thinker

    BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical derived from plastics that acts as a synthetic estrogen. This means that BPA disrupts our own hormone levels and hormone balance. This chemical can be found frequently in food storage containers, including plastics and cans .

    Estrogens are feminine hormones , too many estrogens in males diminish testosterone levels .

    • Replies: @Liza
  71. Anonymous[266] • Disclaimer says:
    @unit472

    While men will deposit their DNA freely we still see the most capable people being quite selective in their breeding habits. For example, a Donald Trump might be willing, even eager, to ‘mate’ with a Stormy Daniels but, thanks to modern birth control, abortion and the limited duration of these assignations, Stormy isn’t likely to present Donald with a child. This too is a dysgenic effect though not a positive one since it prevents high achieving males from spreading their DNA into lower achieving populations as happened frequently in the past. Other than the negro, who seems quite desperate to escape his negritude by breeding with non negro peoples, more sophisticated people try to find mates who are their intellectual and social equals as the biological and economic investment a child represents today makes serious people very careful about their breeding habits.

    A biological basis for yellow fever, which is usually found more prevalent among higher-IQ white males?

  72. Liza says:
    @George F. Held

    Apparently Prozac is manufactured from the same molecule as the particular form of fluoride they are putting into the water. Slow ‘n’ happy.

  73. Liza says:
    @Respect

    I can’t help but notice that so many white couples are having nothing but girls. White boys appear to be going extinct. They say, whoever “they” is, that it is related to men being sensitive to certain chemicals in the environment.

    • Replies: @Respect
    , @Anon
  74. @Wally

    ‘All of that while Jews overwhelmingly support strict Israeli immigration laws which specify JEWS ONLY, while demanding massive 3rd world immigration into the US & Europe.’

    The sudden reversal of values on the part of so many Jews when it comes to Israel is hard not to notice. See Steven Spielberg, for example. ‘Mr Caring Progressive’ when it comes to his films. He gave a million dollars to the IDF when it mounted its murderous invasion of Lebanon in 2006. Eli the Weasel and Simon Weisenthal are other conspicuous examples. One rule for everyone else. Another for Israel. AND all ‘neo-cons.’ They’re not conservative about much of anything except putting the US to good use in the service of Israel.

  75. @theMann

    ‘The first nation that ruthlessly enforces the best possible sperm/egg match for a breeding couple- and this will be reenforced by any deliberately breeding couple wanting the best possible offspring- will produce a society of children so much better, stronger, smarter, superior immune system, probably better looking, and so forth, that other nations will be forced to compete or die.’

    Well, they’ll produce a society of children whose parents complied with the state’s expectations. The distinction could be critical.

    There are some complicating factors here. I don’t know how compelling the statistics are, but supposedly, past a point, higher IQ doesn’t lead to greater achievement or practical leadership ability, etc.

    Then too, I have observed that every social group has certain roles. When people move out, and others move in, everyone moves around so that each role continues to be filled. How does this play out when all we have are chiefs and no Indians?

    So your nation of übermannen might conquer the globe. Or it might just break down into blood-soaked anarchy.

  76. Merlin says:

    Studies have shown that there are at least 30 mutations between generation. None of them are good, so we can expect the genome to be deteriorating. Selection can take out SOME of the worst of them.

  77. Respect says:
    @anon

    About 25 % of the US psychiatrists are jews , although a highest percentage are Directors of Psychiatry Departments .

    It is true that nowadays Psychiatry overdiagnoses mental illnesses . Clinicians are less sharp than two or three decades ago , and they follow like sheep the american DSM-5 , which stands for Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of mental disorders , 5 th edition ( 2014 ) made by the American Psychiatric Association .

    Since 1980 ( DSM III or 3rd edition ) , the american DSM system of psychatric diagnosis has had a tremendous succes , but some clinicians say that it is more useful for health insurance companies than for clinicians , some clinicians say that the DSM is ” cook book ” that causes , espetially in young or inexperts psychatrists an overdiagnose of psychatric illnesses , and a diminution of common sense .

  78. CanSpeccy says: • Website

    IQ is not the ultimate measure of intelligence and genetics are not the sole determinant of IQ. It is a fact, however, that those of low income and thus, in general, of lower intelligence have more children than those of high income. If, therefore, a reversal in the dimming in the Western mind is to be reversed, many of the necessary means are obvious.

    For example, every child should be DNA-typed at birth and matched to the father who will be required either to provide financial support for the child or chose between sterilization or debtors’ jail. Women failing to identify the father, would of course be denied all welfare benefits.

    Equally tough measures can be envisaged and would have to be employed to restrain the fertility of indigent women.

    At the opposite end of the social spectrum, tax measures could be used to raise fertility. Massive child-related tax rebates on incomes of both parents — delivered in cash to the mother, would provide, in part, the financial security that women with the ability to pursue a successful career need if they are to devote more time to child raising, in a world of no-fault divorce.

    Then, of course, there’s the moron culture, political correctness, and crap schools which damage the brains of everyone. How to fix those problems, goodness knows. But perhaps if we can first up the intelligence of the whole population by adopting an intelligent breeding strategy, we’ll be able to figure out a solution for the culture too.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  79. Respect says:
    @Liza

    The Graduate ” One Word : Plastics ” ( 1969 )

  80. AaronB says:

    The real question is why do we need high intelligence.

    What exactly are we trying to accomplish.

    Sit back and enjoy life. There is beauty all over.

    • Replies: @Peasant
  81. j2 says:
    @Anonymous

    “How about environmental degradation and pollution? When stupid people are burning their forests, polluting rivers, and degrading urban air quality with open burning and badly maintained engines, it affects everyone.”

    Yes, but these issues are better handled with laws against such behavior rather than by sterilization. I have some reasons against sterilization/eugenics/euthanacia.

    Firstly it is that we never know in which group we will be. I could imagine that some people over IQ 150 decided that all below that threshold are too stupid. (The proposed gain would be to have less moron trolls in sites like the Unz.) That is, the threshold is arbitrary.

    Secondly it is that the inventions, which have caused that we now can feed much more people than before (like the book print, steam engine, tractor, electric light, antibiotics what ever) do not have any text saying that benefits from them belong only to people with IQ over some threshold. As everybody has an equal right to benefit from them, I think the high IQ people have enough benefit without trying to hold all benefit to themselves. That is, they do not have a right to it.

    Thirdly, I do not see people less intelligent than me as useless. They can do and most of them do a positive contribution. If in modern life one does not any more need high IQ, why should one insist that people have high IQ? It is the same as why should we today insist that students can count with pencil and paper or in their minds, as they have calculators for it. We made those tools that decrease the need for certain type of intelligence, then why to require it?

    Fourthly, there are always enough intelligent people for any well-paid job, or at least people, who think they are intelligent. So far there are too many intelligent people for the jobs, not too few. To every demanding job there are too many competent applications. The fear of running out of intelligence is so far unnecessary.

    Let the average IQ go to the value that is needed, like supply and need should be in balance.

  82. anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    Jews are inter-marrying with blacks at a high rate, first with Jewish women marrying black men, but now Jewish men are also increasingly marrying black women. This might not be a bad thing. Jews have the highest IQ at 110, while blacks have the lowest at 85. Together their offspring may have an average IQ of 97.5, close to the US average of 98. Miscegenation between these two groups is a good way out of the ghetto for blacks.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  83. MarkU says:
    @Wally

    Except that allowing low IQ, unproductive, unemployable, violent & criminally inclined breeders to enter does not create economic “growth”. Quite the opposite.
    They are takers not makers.

    Perhaps you should try telling the bankers and politicians that.

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @Anon
  84. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @Divergent

    but all of the options beyond that become increasingly ugly.

    “Ugly” is in the eye of the beholder. Natural Selection is how this stuff works in nature – always. Believe it or not, your ancestors embraced this “ugliness” in order to survive, retain their turf, or even expand. It’s the only reason you still have a land to call your own.

    And it’s always “ugly” for the White Race nowadays. What a (((coincidence))).

  85. FKA Max says: • Website
    @anon

    LBJ’s “Great Society” created a survival of the least fit welfare society.

    I’m not sure that is accurate. One could argue that “Great Society” policies had the opposite effect of what you claim. Black fertility actually went up under Reagan (see chart below), likely due to “The Department of Health and Human Services will announce the proposal on Friday, an administration official confirmed to the Guardian. The move would revive a policy first implemented by Ronald Reagan in 1988, which effectively barred reproductive health organizations that received federal grants from providing or even discussing abortion with patients.” – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/18/trump-administration-abortion-gag-rule-reagan-era

    Arguably, anti-abortion/birth control policies/campaigns are the most effective at increasing the non-White fertility rate, since non-Whites have the highest unintended pregnancy rates https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/unintended-pregnancy-united-states and thus the highest abortion rates:

    Source: http://www.unz.com/isteve/more-africans-arrived-here-in-last-decade-than-during-entire-slave-trade/#comment-691574

    Source: https://www.guttmacher.org/infographic/2017/abortion-rates-race-and-ethnicity

    Things seem to be changing, slowly though… but if the Catholic Church et al. get their way this trend might be reversing again:

    In fact, one of the standout findings in the Pew report was the significant increase in motherhood among highly educated women in their early 40s. Eighty percent of U.S. women with a doctorate or professional degree have given birth, compared to 65 percent in the mid-1990s. That’s a marked change, says Coontz.

    Source: http://magazine.pewtrusts.org/en/archive/spring-2018/more-moms

    Source: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/05/07/childlessness-falls-family-size-grows-among-highly-educated-women/

    • Replies: @Anon
  86. Truth says:
    @Dr. Krieger

    Yup, and most of you voted for Camacho, and we get a slew of articles on this site telling how great he is.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  87. SMK says: • Website
    @Anon

    So the average “African-American” is roughly 25% European. That was my point. This fact -combined with superior nutrition and other cultural-environmental factors- explains why “African-Americans (millions of whom are partly, half, or mostly European) are far more intelligent than the pure Negroes of Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa.

    • Replies: @gate666
  88. Peasant says:
    @Anonymous

    Reminds me of when mike judges Idiocracy was dumped by fox even though office space was an indie smah hit. Same subject same censorship.

  89. Peasant says:
    @Rosie

    And also the occurance of untreatable stds some of which already exist

  90. Peasant says:
    @Anon

    I read somewhere that most White ancestry is concentrated in the so called ‘talented tenth’ and that in the rural areas where blacks without the motivation to migrate north (during the great migration) are considerably less intelligent than mulattoes, quadroons etc. It has been speculated that they could not run intelligence tests in these areas with it not being practical so they relied on northern urban blacks to provide the average. There is a documentary about this on youtube where they plead for social programs for those southern rural blacks who still live in old plantation areas-I forget the name of it. Also achievment is concentrated in those with the White blood- even George Washington Caever was part White.

    Did I read on la griffe du lion (or was it lion of the blogosphere-always get those mixed up) that the limit for retardation in the U.S was redefined from 85iq to 70 because so many blacks have an iq of less than 85?

    • Replies: @Anon
  91. Peasant says:
    @jacques sheete

    It is estimated that a ba from college today is worth as much as a high school ged in 1965 in terms of earning power. This makes sense along with the expansion of higher education and grade inflation as well as the lessening of standards.

  92. Peasant says:
    @AaronB

    ‘Sit back and enjoy life’

    Just like Africans

    • Replies: @AaronB
  93. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    My 4 adult children are about your age. They and their friends co workers and all their cousins are doing as well as their boomer parents. San Francisco Bay Area is full of White 35 to 55 year olds like them despite affirmative action

    You seem to have spent your life among the dregs. In your earlier posts you claim you grew up in inner city Detroit ghetto. In later posts you claim you grew up in wealthy college town Ann Arbor. So did all your dreg friends come from the Ruins of Detroit or wealthy well educated Ann Arbor?

    Good liars keep their stories straight. You just post contradictory tales about your background and expect us to believe them.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  94. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peasant

    40 percent of blacks have IQs less than 80.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  95. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @FKA Max

    Highly educated White women use birth control and don’t have abortions.

    They did however, got the supremes to legalize abortion thanks be to God if he she or it exists. How can conservative men be against welfare affirmative action crime and abortion at the same time?

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  96. Wally says:
    @MarkU

    IOW, your economic argument for ‘migrants’ has no merit.

    • Replies: @MarkU
  97. If intelligence were environmental or cultural, all the children in Isaac Newton’s neighvorhood would be towering mathematical geniuses. Were they?

  98. AaronB says:
    @Peasant

    We can learn much from Africans.

    • Replies: @Peasant
  99. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkU

    The non profit sector is huge. Government sector is huge. Those sectors mostly make a living taking care of the poor and unemployed.

    When the supply of poor and unemployed goes down the non profit and government sectors: create more grievance groups and import more unemployable poor.

    The poor are big business. Look at how middle class Sears and Penneys are closing while dollar stores and Walmart are thriving.

    The Homeless industry thrives the more homeless there are. For instance, the ultra liberal city of Seattle has a population of 659,000. The city recently allocated 200 million for homeless services. Will any homeless be housed with that 200 million.? No, the money will go to a heavily female mostly college grad force of counselors and analysts doing nothing to provide housing.

    I’m familiar with how the charity non profits work. They really don’t do anything. They just manage to squiggle between government agencies that actually do things and the clients of government agencies.
    For instance, library somethings. They got a grant to go to public schools classes and take the kids to a walking distance public library. The object is to familiarize poor wretched minority and immigrant kids with libraries.

    But most public schools within walking distances of libraries already have such programs done by the teachers. The library Introduction program just duplicate what was already done by the teachers

    There are probably more grant hustler offices counseling people on how to get welfare than there are welfare offices. Criminals aren’t just a resource for cops prosecutors defense attorneys and prison guards. There are tens of thousands of grant hustling non profits parisiting on the criminal justice system

    Next time you’re asked to donate, remember that by law, 89 percent of their income goes for administrative costs mostly salaries and 11 percents go to the recipients

  100. FKA Max says: • Website
    @Anon

    Why Liberals and Atheists are More Intelligent

    Figure 3 shows that Add Health respondents who identify themselves as “very conservative” in their early adulthood have a mean adolescent IQ of 94.82, whereas those who identify themselves as “very liberal” have a mean adolescent IQ of 106.42.


    Source: http://www.asanet.org/research-and-publications/journals/social-psychology-quarterly/why-liberals-and-atheists-are-more-intelligent

    Proper/Intelligent Alt Rightism is right-wing liberalism aka smart/common sense conservatism aka Steve Sailerism , i.e., it puts a strong emphasis on environmentalism, population control/overpopulation, HBD and immigration control to achieve all these objectives:

    Either by genius or by accident the arrangement of the two party system has placed the so- called “conservative” voter on the side of anti-abortion. While championing their religious virtues and family values they have ensured the continued reproduction of a demographic who frequently votes in opposition to them. The truth is most people who seek abortions are left- leaning and will likely raise children to think like them. They are frequently financially distressed or are otherwise challenged to care for children. Their necessary dependence on welfare and state services ensures that they and their offspring will be voting to redistribute the wealth of others for decades to come. Seekers of abortions are often also ethnic minorities. The recent growth of progressivism has illustrated that minorities as a group have little qualm against uniting against their white counterparts. They are fervently anti-family, pro-government, and see no greater enemy than white conservatism.

    In the continuing culture war, if your enemy wishes to thin their own ranks, do not save them. Otherwise they will return in greater number and take from you much more than the legalization of abortion.

    https://www.unz.com/article/charlottesville-and-the-new-york-times/#comment-1986967

    • Replies: @FKA Max
  101. @Dieter Kief

    Disqus needs to be put out of business entirely. It’s a threat to freedom of speech.

  102. @SMK

    ‘…If they and even blacks who were 25% white were excluded from the statistics, the average IQ of pure Negroes would probably be 77-78 if IQ is largely genetic in causation, roughly half-way between those of U.S. blacks (millions of whom are partly, half, or mostly white) and Haitians and sub-Saharan Africans.’

    The truth of this is evident to even the casual observer. While there are many ‘blacks’ in government, academia, etc almost none of them appear to be actually, 100% black.

    Obama’s cafe-au-lait cabinets contained exactly one figure who looked to be 100% black — some non-entity. Clarence Thomas is the only full-on black in government who has reached an eminent position that I can think of.

    One has to be bright enough to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by affirmative action in the first place — and many modestly intelligent octoroons and mulattoes and things have. One even has people way off to the right of the black bell curve like Clarence Thomas who can perform credibly. However, the overwhelming majority of actual full-blooded blacks are just too damned dumb to even fake it, and they don’t benefit.

  103. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Liza

    Black women have more girls than White women do. This has been noticed since slavery days.

    • Replies: @Liza
  104. OT, albeit only slightly. Does the NFL still administer intelligence tests or has the number of blacks in the league exceeded the threshold beyond which such tests might serve to be an embarrassment? I read somewhere that quarterbacks are the smartest (Duh, ya think?) and that defensive backs have the intelligence of a pencil.

    • Replies: @pyrrhus
  105. pyrrhus says:
    @Divergent

    Yes, it’s clear that unintelligent people are outbreeding intelligent ones…But the West may also be experiencing Mouse Utopia effects due to the hedonistic environment…SAT scores have been declining for more than 50 years, while the “gap” remains the same, so this process has been going on for a long time. Michael Woodley thinks it started in the early Victorian era…

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  106. pyrrhus says:
    @Prester John

    No, offensive tackles are the smartest, followed by guards, quarterbacks, and centers–all offense.

  107. @Divergent

    ” . . . there was a small elite which considered itself head, shoulders, trunk and groin above the rest. The fact that this assumption was perfectly true and the fact that the elite was condemned by its superiority to a life of the most grinding toil would not be considered; the difference would.” ~ C.M. Kornbluth, The Marching Morons (1951)

    Also, feminism is a major factor enabling the societal shifts that contribute to the behaviors mentioned in this column.

  108. Anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dieter Kief

    And why do you beef about it?

    What you post, through Disqus or else, won’t make society (and its best conforming units, who tend to at least be mods in “communities” so as to “ripple” conformism, which is what greases the wheels and makes the machine run) accept the observable state of affairs on intelligence distribution across people.
    In their turn, their labour of conforming (intransitive verb) and conforming (transitive) will not alter intelligenfe distribution across people.
    It’s a draw game, where either party can’t attain the victory they seek for.

  109. Liza says:
    @Anon

    As far as I know, most black women are reproducing with black men, who would be more susceptible to negative environmental influences of all sorts, both during slavery and postslavery eras. I wonder if the black couples in Afrika have the same rate of more-girls-than-boys or if it is more balanced there.

    • Replies: @j2
  110. lavoisier says: • Website

    Dysgenic trend for sure.

  111. gdpbull says:

    Birth control, exporting first world medicine and food to the entire world, and importing the entire world to the first world has shifted evolution into reverse.

    Before birth control it was the white population that was exploding. Remember Texas? It was a sparsely populated territory of Mexico with very few Mexican settlers. The Mexican government thought it was great that American settlers started moving in. But then came a white population explosion. The Mexican government became alarmed. And the rest, as they say, is history.

    My how times have changed.

  112. JackOH says:
    @Anonymous

    #337, good comment.

    Darwin = Auschwitz. At least the Darwin as quoted above.

    Our political hygience is so dirtied, our moral synapses so short-circuited, that the kind of big talk that once informed elite opinion is, as you mentioned, forbidden. So we in America pay a huge price in terms of dollars and cents and moral enervation. Lost jobs, capital removing itself to foreign countries, massive transfer payments to educate the ineducable, a massive bureaucracy and regulatory apparatus that enables the smothering of dissent.

    I’ve suggested several times the way out of this mess is to take yet another look at the 1914-1945 period, the consequences of which enabled a whole mess of odious philosophies and policies. Put that horrific period in a box, store it in the attic with the Thirty Years’ War and the fall of Rome, and let’s move on to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

  113. Partic says:

    Surely part of the problem is that we no longer have a need for large numbers of intelligent people.
    With AI carrying more and more of the load large numbers of highly intelligent people become an impediment to both progress and social stability.
    This seems obvious in today’s highly litigious society. The problem is we can’t find enough productive work for all The smarty pants we currently have.
    The end result is many of the intelligent use their intelligence in unproductive ways which leads to instability and a lot of mischief.
    We need a few 100 years of fewer 140 plus IQs,
    and more 100 IQs in leadership positions.
    Unimaginative types not in love with their own cleverness, but with enough basic intelligence to build bridges, and enough moral backbone to whip (figuratively) the 85 IQs into line.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
    , @bj
    , @Patricus
  114. MarkU says:
    @Wally

    IOW, your economic argument for ‘migrants’ has no merit.

    You misunderstand me completely if you think that I am making an economic argument for migrants. Describing the motivations of others is not equivalent to saying that you agree with them and I would have thought that it was obvious in this particular case that I don’t.

  115. @Rosie

    I never knew any white who had a kid under 25 in my cohort (Back in the 90′s) who was not white trash, a dim druggy slut, a petty Mexican criminal, a Hood Rat or a wild child.

    There was Claire, a middle class coke whore whose Dad was a prof at our college. She was a waitress of 21 who was too busy partying to raise her daughter and her father did so. Her child was conceived with a local stoner when she was 19. He was not supportive either.

    Scott was a local pot dealer; a cocky, hoodie piece of white trash who had a kid at 20. He moved from Detroit to Central Michigan to peddle weed. He was on the run from child support and had already been in jail. He returned to Detroit and I later heard he stabbed someone in self-defense and did 3 years in prison.

    My post-college roommate John got a Polish-Catholic woman pregnant at age 23. He was a Graphic Arts student who had no intention of paying a dime. He was busy partying with other dim young women when the girl called after the child was born, in tears. He only called her back once, telling her to have it adopted.

    The most ridiculous case was a black guy I knew who held a telemarketing job and was later arrested for selling guns. He had 8 children.

    All of their kids were born with tremendous disadvantages, raised by weary grandparents or by relatives. Their parents were young, irresponsible and did them a huge favor by NOT BEING AROUND because they were all druggies, hoodie dope dealers, promiscuous Lotharios, black Hood Rats.

    Their kids would be the same age or even older than they were when I knew them.

  116. @Anon

    In my experience pure African immigrants are actually MORE intelligent than the average African-American.

    • Replies: @Peasant
  117. @Partic

    There is some truth to this.

    The worst white criminals-the veritable fiends-have all been high IQ serial killers or mob bosses.

  118. MaryLS says:
    @Anonymous

    Those people moderating some of those sites are proof positive of the declining IQ. I have been banned from 3 Reddit groups. I believe that some of those vetting comments can not think or read properly.

  119. bj says:
    @Partic

    and more 100 IQs in leadership positions.

    We already have morons in leadership roles.

    Rep. Jason Spencer Removes Pants, Screams N-Word On ‘Who Is America’

  120. Conservatives or Reagan Democrat-types tend to be rural whites.

    There are a couple factors.

    1) They generally don’t attend university so their earning power is less to begin with. The jobs they do hold are community-based in the service-sector. Whereas an IT graduate or business student will not remain in the sticks anyhow and is not dependent upon a particular community for a job, the service-sector and blue-collar types are the ones who need it to “come back”. Whereas the white collar professionals will plant themselves anywhere without a care in the world. Things went South because of Mexicans in LA? Move to Manhattan? Better pay in London or UK? Move there.

    2) Rural whites start families younger. Liberals tend to be wildly promiscuous in their 20′s and then marry in their 30′s when it is all out of their system. But rural and conservative whites marry at 21 and lo and behold their marriages often break down. So they have a tendency to have “step-children”. The liberal white screws 40 or 50 girls (Or boys) in their 20′s on the club scene and marry at 30. By then they are mature and their marriages are more a matter of financial consideration as much as youthful romance.

    3) Conservatives also tend to be more common in the US interior and South. These are no longer the centers of power, wealth, politics, technological development on either coast.

    4) Jews, Asians, Italians, Arabs, South Asians etc. all came from ancient civilizations where corruption and under-the-table deals were a way of life. They thrive in centers of wealth and power and politics. Unsurprisingly, they’ve done well on the East and West Coast. To SETTLE a country like the US or Australia, you need stout flinty pragmatic British sailors and explorers who bring dependable countrywomen from the Shires. But once a country is settled, it is the immigrants from countries like Italy or the Jewish ghettos or wherever that prosper in NYC or Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the sad descendant of the British explorer who brought the English system of law to the wild frontier is a slack-jawed whigger pimp-rolling down his main street “Keepin’ it real”.

  121. cassandra says:
    @Respect

    Greece once again provides the example. The Euro facilitated French and German banks investment in Greek banks at 7% and higher interest because it was so risky. When the debt became unpayable, instead of simply defaulting on a what was from the start a dangerous bet (with that high return), the Greek bank gave its debt to the Greek state & population. At that point, the debt-holders imposed austerity on the entire country, as a condition for restructuring the Euro-denominated debt.

    Without the Euro, if Greece were still using its old drachma, the Greek government could simply have devalued its currency. With the Euro, the banks called the shots, without it, Greece, and its people, could have exercised sovereignty. Last I heard, the IMF estimated that Greek debt payments would continue past 2030, with no end in sight.

    There may be some irony here in that it was a Chinese rather than western company which bought up Piraeus when Greece was forced to to privatize the port.

  122. @Anon

    Ann Arbor’s median income is $55,000 a year or something. Its a college town. Hardly wealthy.

    Crimes committed by the “dregs” are hit-and-run events usually committed against total strangers. If you are a lower middle class white in Arizona-law-abiding, college graduate, respectable apartment complex-you can simply be in the path of local Chicano/Hispanic gangs waiting for a bus (As I was) and find yourself in a dangerous situation. Its the same with blacks. It is not associating with dregs, just being in their path when they mood hits them to commit a random felony-an assault, a robbery, a rape.

    Most crimes in urban populations are committed by criminals against random hapless strangers on the street.

    As for smaller towns and cities, generally police can keep them under control. This is why there are no hooker strolls or crack-houses in cities with populations under 30,000. Generally the career petty criminals (Car thieves, narcotics dealers, burglars) will leave small cities in their late teens because they cannot make a living off crime in a city in the sticks.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  123. FKA Max says: • Website
    @FKA Max

    That is, by the way, why I supported Donald Trump because he ran as a “common-sense conservative”, but, sadly, Conservatism Inc. or how Mr. Sailer put it “The Republican Brain Trust [which] is notoriously innumerate” https://www.unz.com/isteve/sailer-on-the-sailer-strategy/#comment-1653144 has been getting to him. Trump, unfortunately, is letting himself be influenced by low IQ aka “very conservative” conservatives/Republicans, e.g. Mike Pence and crew, to the detriment of his effectiveness as a true change bringer in the culture and demographic wars:

    Trump’s new catchphrase: I’m a common-sense conservative

    During a telephone interview with NBC’s “Today,” the Manhattan real estate mogul responded to a barrage of questions on conservatives’ lingering apprehension about him on issues ranging Planned Parenthood to the state of affairs in Iraq. At last Saturday’s debate, for instance, Trump remarked that Planned Parenthood “does do wonderful things but not as it relates to abortion,” after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz criticized him for his past remarks praising the organization.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/donald-trump-catchphrase-219367

    This is the GOP’s and Trump’s Achilles heel:
    [...]
    Trump needs to side with the Moderate/Liberal Republicans on Planned Parenthood funding, and not try to pander to the (socially) Conservative Republicans. (socially) Conservative Republicans will vote for him even if he funds Planned Parenthood, etc., due to the political/racial polarization in the country. But by indulging (socially) Conservative Republicans on Planned Parenthood funding, etc. Trump will likely alienate Liberal/Moderate Republicans and Reagan/Trump Democrats, who might decide not to give him their vote again, if he becomes and acts too “theocratic”.

    https://www.unz.com/article/sure-establishment-ed-gillespie-didnt-run-on-trumps-agenda-but-trump-isnt-enacting-his-agenda-either/#comment-2074037

    P.s.: Archived links for the two sources in my above comment “Why Liberals and Atheists are More Intelligent” http://archive.is/76X5c and “#138 – Demograph-fix” http://archive.is/5ArbP

  124. @Anonymous

    Blacks in the US democratic system have sort of bucked this system with endless out-of-wedlock victory from the cradle; I suspect Hispanics will do the same.

    When the worker bees are too small in number to tax, which is the way it is in Brazil, you’ll have the 1% simply using the military to keep the poor ragged unwashed favela masses in line.

    They won’t be paying THEIR taxes.

    Sort of like the white Creoles in Brazil who relax in posh penthouses while the military storms the favalas and gets into gunfights with 8 year old hardened thugs.

  125. @anon

    Jewish women are not marrying black thugs. The only women being impregnated by black thugs are working poor young white women and marriage is usually not a factor.

    Jewish women are notoriously materialistic and as a result few of them end up going on welfare with no father.

    Not many blacks are earning 6 figures. So intermarriage between Jewish women and blacks will remain at a minimum. Oh, there are exceptions. Nigerian businessmen in Manhattan etc. But generally African-Americans are poor, so only the dim working poor white women have kids with them because they are brainwashed by the media.

  126. @pyrrhus

    As broke college kid I knew many working-class whites. I would not say they were dregs, but had typical lower-class behavior.

    Of course, though I was promiscuous in college I never had a kid in my 20′s in the nineties and graduated. Having no dependents or spouse, I was more than happy to get a job in Dubai.

    Years later with the invention of FACEBOOK and by then living abroad, I was surprised at just how vast the difference between the middle-class and the working poor really is….

    One guy I had known was living in a trailer with his mother at age 40. He had a kid at 20.

    Another guy who attended my college but dropped out because he got a 19 year old pregnant, was living in the house of his parents in his late 30′s.

    These days, if you have no trade and no degree and have a kid in your early 20′s, you are basically screwed.

    Their kids would be totally screwed as well, wouldn’t they? They were mostly raised by weary grandparents or single mothers. They attended shitty public schools. No money for college tuition. At the mercy of blacks or Hispanics on the street or in the efficiency apartments they were raised.

  127. Corvinus says:
    @Divergent

    “All we can really do is somehow incentivize the breeding of the wise/intelligent/strong individuals while disincentivizing the reproduction of the weak/dumb/mentally-ill… and in an objective and uncorrupted fashion. Easier said than done.”

    So how do you rectify this statement with the Christian faith who loves all of God’s children?

    And what about the mentally challenged? Why are you protecting this group given the fact they are technically considered societal dead ends by your own metric?

    Furthermore, how do YOU prove that you are of the group who is wise/intelligent/strong? What criteria do you possess as evidence?

    • Replies: @DR2
  128. Corvinus says:
    @CanSpeccy

    “But perhaps if we can first up the intelligence of the whole population by adopting an intelligent breeding strategy, we’ll be able to figure out a solution for the culture too.”

    Which is dysgenic in and of itself, as it wholeheartedly attacks the fundamentals of liberty. Sadly for you, your suggestions will remain unopened in the box.

  129. Corvinus says:
    @theMann

    “The first nation that ruthlessly enforces the best possible sperm/egg match for a breeding couple- and this will be reenforced by any deliberately breeding couple wanting the best possible offspring- will produce a society of children so much better, stronger, smarter, superior immune system, probably better looking, and so forth, that other nations will be forced to compete or die.”

    Except what you propose is anti-Christian, anti-liberty, and absolutely insane. I suppose you can dream.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @bomag
  130. Peasant says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    Selection bias.

    Stop trying to control the narrative. Or at least do a less intrusive job of it.

    Africa has massive genetic diversity and a huge population so many intelligent people.

    I have met a couple of Africans with genius level iqs. One of them was teaching higher mathematics when he was 12.

    This does not mean that the average intelligence of Africans is not rather low.

    It takes several years worth of salary for the average African migrant to get people smuggled to Europe or America (they pool their resources and money is sent home) even more for those who go to college in the west and run out thier students visas etc. We are recieving Africa’s would be middle class (if their countries would function properly). Its called a brain drain.

  131. Peasant says:
    @AaronB

    Yes how not to invent the wheel and how to die of malaria.

    We can learn alot from people who have never had thier own indigenous civilisation?

    Do me a favour

    • Replies: @AaronB
  132. j2 says:
    @Liza

    “I wonder if the black couples in Afrika have the same rate of more-girls-than-boys or if it is more balanced there.”

    Everywhere there are more boys born than girls, but in Sub-Saharan Africa the difference is smaller. In the world it is 106 boys per 100 girls, in Sub-Saharan Africa it is 103 boys per 100 girls, and it is the same in the US Black population as in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reasons not known. Genetic difference probably.

    • Replies: @Liza
  133. Miggle says:

    It may be total parental control that has sent IQ plummeting.

    When I was little, if I was too noisy my parents or one of them would tell me to go outside and play. That might mean throwing fruit at my brother and sister, or going out the front gate and playing marbles in the middle of the road, or wandering through the town by myself, exploring. When I was 5 I started at school in the Babies’ Grade. The school was a mile away, on the other side of the center of the town and beyond. I had to walk there alone. But I had to be in bed by 7 so might have rushed back sometimes.

    Today you’d do time in prison and lose custody of your kids if you allowed that.

    When I was 10 or thereabouts some test was done and I was told I had the intelligence of an 18-year-old. I’m too dumb to know what that means in IQ terms, and I never had another test done—but it may be that having had the independence of an 18-year-old all my life contributed.

    The total control exercised over all today, for the sake of certainty that a rare and accidental disaster won’t happen, may be the cause of this disaster.

  134. Are you telling me that your average African or Afghan Savage was a full standard deviation smarter at the the beginning of the 20th century when literacy was 0%? LMAO

  135. trutherator says: • Website
    @FKA Max

    Yes, I took a “psychology test” once for a security company. Trick questions were repeated throughout, but stated differently. Some were a bit ambiguous and in a few places I thought I knew what the “best” answer was but thought about how the interpretation for the score would be, meaning I had to read the test-makers’ minds.

  136. Jay Fink says:
    @Anonymous

    I was banned on Breitbart (which uses disqus). I don’t even know what I said to get banned.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  137. Jay Fink says:

    Welfare has something to do with this. It permits women to have babies with low IQ bad boys instead of higher IQ nice guys.

  138. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Did the rate of autism, ADD and learning disabilities really go up or are they just identified more today?

    It really is vaccines. Yeah, I know, only crazy midwestern frizzy-hair bitches scream about vaccinations, but that’s what’s doing it. And that fact will never be acknowledged by the profiteering scum who run the “naional healthcare” scam.

    • Replies: @Dutch Boy
  139. Liza says:
    @j2

    I don’t know about other parts of the world, but my eyes are not fooling me. Here, among white people, there’s too many girls in recent years. In the past, it was not so.

  140. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    In the 90′s I began to notice that the lower middle class whites and middle class whites then in their early 20′s had really drifted downwards.

    When I moved to Arizona, many of them had GED’s or kids out-of-wedlock.

    Don’t let yourself get too carried-away there, bucko. American public schools suck. They are babysitting operations that produce high-school football players who get cut from the scholarships in junior year college, and return to their home-towns as forklift operators. The girls usually drop their first welfare brat at sixteen, and go on to reign in tattooed splendor at a motorcycle-club bar near you.

    I took my kids out of public school after 5th grade. They had GEDs at the earliest test-taking opportunity, and all went into college at 16. They are now electrical engineer, chemical engineer, biochemist, and the loser young-un is regional manager for an organic grocery chain. Guess who makes the most money?

  141. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jay Fink

    I was banned on Breitbart (which uses disqus). I don’t even know what I said to get banned.

    If you want to have a presence on fershit websites like Breitbart, The Hill, HuffPo, etc., you must use the approved politically-correct vocabulary. I was banned for saying “Negro” instead of “African-American”, and for saying “illegal alien” instead of “undocumented immigrant”. Keep in mind that all those sites are pure lies. There is not a word of truth published on any of them.

  142. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    As for smaller towns and cities, generally police can keep them under control. This is why there are no hooker strolls or crack-houses in cities with populations under 30,000.

    Wrong. Prostitution and drug-trafficking/use is predominant in cities sub-30,000 population. Endemic. Characteristic. Became the mode about 20 years ago. Missed it, did you?

  143. AaronB says:
    @Peasant

    The wheel was a net negative for humanity – it made possible the car, which destroyed our cities and is ruining the environment.

    Malaria is a geographic feature, not a racial feature.

    One thing you could learn from Africans is to not be so obsessed with accomplishing nonsense that doesn’t make people happier and your consequent obsession with high intelligence whose main value seems to lie in inventing things that make life less happy.

    Relax, get out of your car with its wheels invented by high intelligence people, and enjoy the beauty of nature – no high intelligence required.

    You might feel a strange sensation the first time in your life – happiness.

    • Replies: @Peasant
  144. bomag says:
    @Corvinus

    Except what you propose is anti-Christian, anti-liberty, and absolutely insane.

    I don’t see any evidence where Christianity; liberty; and sanity rule the world.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  145. bomag says:
    @Corvinus

    Except what you propose is anti-Christian, anti-liberty, and absolutely insane.

    I don’t see any evidence where Christianity; liberty; or sanity rule the world.

  146. LFM says:

    “Darwin wrote, as quoted by Lynn:

    We civilised men do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skills to save the life of everyone to the last moment. Thus the weak members of civilised societies propagate their kind. No-one . . . will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. The Descent Of Man, 1871″

    “Until the Industrial Revolution, we were under conditions of harsh selection. This meant that the children of the rich, with their superior conditions, were more likely to survive. Indeed, based on seventeenth century English wills, the wealthier 50% of testators had almost double than the number of surviving children compared to the poorer 50%. Wealth and SES are predicted by intelligence, which is about 80% genetic, so we became smarter and smarter until the genius breakthrough of the Industrial Revolution.

    “This reduced environmental harshness for the poor and led to the innovation of contraception, which was better used by the less impulsive and thus more intelligent. Large families became a stupidity-based accident and intelligence began to decline. This was made even worse by dysgenic Third World immigration, smarter females limiting their fertility to pursue careers, and a lavish welfare state providing incentives—in the form of child benefits—for low IQ females to breed [At Our Wits’ End, Dutton & Woodley of Menie].”

    I’m willing to believe that intelligence is connected to heredity. But most of what is contained in this part of the argument is ahistorical nonsense.

    In this citation above, Darwin conflates physical weakness with intellectual, i.e. ‘feeble-mindedness’. This was not uncommon in the 19th century, but surely today we understand that simply because someone is physically frail, he is not stupid as well?

    The writer goes on to claim that before the Industrial Revolution the children of the rich were more likely to suvive, but that afterwards, the children of the poor began to gain ground, leading to a decline in general intelligence in industrialized nations.

    First, where is the evidence that the children of the rich, prior to the Industrial Revolution, were much more intelligent than those of the poor? Didn’t one of the two Gregorys (Clark or Cochrane) make a case that for much of Western history, it was the strong rather than the intelligent who prevailed? The advantage of the Industrial Revolution went to the intelligent, because it meant that strength and dominance were no longer quite so essential as they had been, and in any case it made more room for intelligent people to find work fitted to their IQs, survive, and have children. Most of the other effects that might lead to the survival of the less intelligent which this writer bemoans were a product of the two world wars, especially WWII. Those wars were largely the work of the most intelligent and efficient classes in the world’s most intelligent and efficient nation.

    Speaking strictly for me, I don’t think that lack of intelligence makes a human being worthless. I would add, too, that if genius/atheist/amoral loons had not cheerfully advocated the collapse of religion, sexual morality and social order, the less intelligent people in our society would not have been so grievously misled. Even ‘brights’ can be really, really stupid, alas.

    • Replies: @HallParvey
    , @AaronB
  147. @LFM

    Measuring intelligence is fraught with pitfalls as the ongoing arguments about just what constitutes intelligence indicates. Is “cunning” the same as the ability to calculate mathematical formulae?
    Is the ability to track game less than the ability to write music?
    The world is awash in leaders. The Universities are chock full of leaders. Where are the high quality followers? No teacher has yet lauded his or her students for their fine qualities in followership.
    And yet.
    The vast majority of all of us are just that. Followers.
    Including most of our finest Leaders.

    Speaking strictly for me, I don’t think that lack of intelligence makes a human being worthless.

    Amen.

    • Replies: @Anon
  148. Peasant says:
    @AaronB

    ‘You might feel a strange sensation the first time in your life – happiness’

    Ah new age claptrap mixed with passive agression and typical Jewish psycho analysis. I actually don’t put that much emphasis on high intelligence- im not actually that clever. My point ( if you had been reading my comment instead of being busy trying to pidgeonhole me with freudianism) was that there is very little to learn from people who have never progressed even a jolt. The only thing Africans possesed was fire- uncontacted Africans had no: Wheels, settled agriculture, written languages, buildings over two storys tall or settlements of more than 200 people. There is not very much wisdom there.

    And by the way peoples values are revealed by thier behaviour. This is something called revealed preference. To judge by how many Africans are risking death, slavery (in the middle east) and by thier standards vast amounts of money to come and live in civilisations built by Whites (who I contend have very little or nothing to learn from Africans) it would seem that it is Africans who have things to learn from us not the other way around.

    ‘the wheel was a net negative for humanity -it made possible the car’ well this is how we know you are a troll. So the wheel was a net negative for humanity because thousands of years after its invention it was combined with the internal combustion engine to create a type of personal transport that pollutes. Ha! If you are going to be a troll at least be somewhat plausible and amusing.

    Still there is something that you and people like you have in common with Africans- never having had a civilisation of your own and living parasitically off of other peoples civilisations you can blithely dismiss thousands of years of progress. Whites could live for ever without jews and blacks could the same be said in reverse?

    Sour grapes much?

    Adios troll

    • Replies: @AaronB
  149. AaronB says:
    @LFM

    Gregory Clarke showed that Norman surnames have remained remarkably stable as markers of high class, meaning class mobility is an illusion and the same genetic stock has remained upper class since the 12th century.

    Since the Normans were warrior-knights whose chief qualification for their high status was a robust physique and a strong arm, it is evident that upper class Britons today are the physically toughest and roughest of people.

    Norman surnames being overrepresented in the high status professions like lawyer and doctor, we can conclude that a robust physique and a strong arm are the chief qualification needed for these professions.

    What ate you unwilling to accept is that genes determine almost everything about our world – the same exact people who were the great warrior knights of yore are the people who are the doctors and lawyers of today. Gregory Clarke has showed this.

    This is science. This is fact. Arguing with scientific fact is futile and stupid – only blacks argue with it. Truth is truth.

    • Replies: @LFM
    , @Factorize
  150. Anon[235] • Disclaimer says:
    @HallParvey

    I don’t know what “cunning” is, but in psychology “intelligence” is quite precisely defined. It refers to cognitive ability, the ability to do tasks that have a statistical factor in common with other cognitive abilities. The original two were language and math, and the list has spread to certain kind of puzzle solving, three dimensional visualization, color distinction, reaction time, digit span working memory, and a few others. Your ability in any one of these will match your ability in the others to a moderate, non random degree. Intelligence for individuals can be determined with IQ tests constructed by psychometricians, but on a group level any test containing some cognitive content is effectively an IQ test with some statistical noise, and the larger the sample, the less significant the noise is. That’s why SAT scores, Wordsum quizzes, and highest educations level obtained can be used to measure group IQ with insample sizes in the tens and hundreds of thousands.

    Tracking game and writing music are useful skills for some, but are not intelligence in the psychological sense. Sense of rhythm, in particular, has been tested, and has no factor in common with cognitive skills.

  151. AaronB says:
    @Peasant

    I think the problem is that you value progress too much. If you’re honest with yourself you’ll admit all this progress hasn’t really made us happier, and in many instances has made us less happy.

    What we can learn from Africans is to not care so much about progress. Then the issue of high intelligence won’t matter so much.

    I don’t think peoples behavior reveals their true preferences. That’s a common misconception. Peoples behavior sometimes reveals their delusions, sometimes their conformity, and just as often, urgency and necessity.

  152. anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:

    @AaronB

    “If you’re honest with yourself you’ll admit all this progress hasn’t really made us happier..”

    I happen to believe that we should not follow this new religion -technological progress – but most followers of this religion will tell you that the objective of progress isn’t to make life happier but easier, which most people wrongly believe , imho, is the objective of life.

    And the “objective” of a spiritual life isn’t to make us happier, as I presume you believe.

    “What we can learn from Africans is to not care so much about progress.”

    This is rubbish and I’m sure you know it. Lots of Africans are literally risking their lives to live in countries where the god of progress is worshiped by everyone and all African countries worship the same god.

    Africans are even more materialistic than Europeans or Asians.

    We can’t even learn to “not care so much about progress” with Asians.

  153. AaronB says:

    I don’t understand where people got this idea religion isn’t supposed to make you happy. This probably has to do with why religion waned in the West – it became joyless, a mere duty, a chore. And that is in fact how so much organized religion in the West is presented.

    What religion is not supposed to do is make you content and happy with a merely physical life based on satisfying the appetites – that’s true. But to mistake this for the idea that religion isn’t supposed to make you happy is a mistake of the first order.

    All sacred scriptures talk about being the path to bliss.

    Even the supposedly pessimistic notion that this physical life on this earth has no intrinsic value leads to a release from care and anxiety – better than any Xanax – and to connection to a timeless beauty and wonder – happiness by any measure.

    As for Africans, the modern world has destroyed their traditional societies and made life extremely difficult for them – so of course they flee to wealthier countries, often just exchanging one kind of misery for another. Believe it or not, there have been studies done showing that people in African slums are happier than comfortable Westerners living in suburbs, who are often full of despair and anomie.

    Of course, the African slum dweller is unlikely to have great self awareness about his condition, and does not realize that the wealth of the West which seems so attractive from afar is purchased at the cost of sanity and vitality and life satisfaction.

    That Africans try and come to the West doesn’t mean they have bought into western materialism – it merely means they seek to improve their material condition without understanding the sacrifices they will have to make.

    That being said, of course there are many purely materialistic Africans – but as a whole, they simply haven’t adopted materialism to the same level as the West. They are “lazy”.

    Even the African American ghetto dweller lives to a significant degree a life of protest against the soulless culture of work and consumerism that is largely embraced by white American society. They generally do the minimum to get by – not like the white, Jewish, or Asian upwardly mobile striver, who has genuinely embraced his own servitude and unfreedom.

    As for Asians, the picture is heavily mixed – lots if materialism but not to the same extent as white society. This is proven by the famous lack of creativity of Asians – so-called creativity is nothing more than a passionate commitment to devoting all ones time and energy to understanding some aspect of the physical world and manipulating it, and subordination all other concerns and values as well as personal and social considerations to this end.

    The only people likely to do this are those convinced that happiness is only to be found in material things – and so far, only one civilization has made this notion the basis for its existence, and thus been the most creative.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Talha
  154. LFM says:
    @AaronB

    I did not argue with scientific fact. I argued with ahistorical ignorance.

    As I said, I accept that genes determine much of our intelligence and behaviour.

    You have problems with reading comprehension, as do so many people of your generation.

    • Replies: @AaronB
    , @HallParvey
  155. AaronB says:
    @LFM

    I apologize if I misunderstood, then.

    People need to realize that Gregory Clarke has demonstrated that brawny and aggressive Norman knights make the best lawyers and doctors and that there has been no significant alteration of genetic stock in our upper classes over the centuries. Our fates are really cast in stone and have not changed because genes determine everything.

    Whether we learn this from history or science we must finally get it through our heads.

    I am glad we are on the same page.

    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  156. @AaronB

    Meh, the US was mostly settled by nearly pure Danish from Eastern England who are a formidable lot.

    There is an ancient strain of racism in the British class system with a bunch of Norse-descended French ruling the roost and Celts always on the fringes since they were marginalized prior to the arrival of William.

  157. @LFM

    The blank slate theorists don’t seem to consider the possibility that people come equipped with different size slates.
    Of course, they generally have a monetary interest in that particular viewpoint. Reality denial leads to all sorts of mental gymnastics to avoid truth. Even to actually lying. Very often, to themselves.

  158. Corvinus says:
    @bomag

    “I don’t see any evidence where Christianity; liberty; and sanity rule the world.”

    Right, because that would take NOTICING on your part. And we also thank you for your red herring.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  159. Anonymous[416] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    I don’t see any evidence where Christianity, liberty, and sanity rule the world. Quite the contrary.

    (Semicolons replaced with proper punctuation.)

  160. sdfgsdfg says:

    There is also a certain j€wish element trying to depict ‘j€ws’ as intelligent by increasing the number of ‘white’ (increasingly non-white) people in the ‘white’ category, while themselves adopting more and more actual ‘white’ europeans into their genetic pool.
    Through all the inbreeding occuring in ‘j€wish’ ‘commun’ities the ‘j€wish’ population has become/always was a bunch of droopy-eyed mouth-breathers trying to hide it.

  161. gate666 says:
    @utu

    even cochran considers woodleys theory as false.

  162. Anonymous[415] • Disclaimer says:
    @AaronB

    I don’t understand where people got this idea religion isn’t supposed to make you happy. This probably has to do with why religion waned in the West – it became joyless, a mere duty, a chore. And that is in fact how so much organized religion in the West is presented.

    Funny thing is that during the s0-called Dark Ages, a lot of leisure activity was organized around the church. Days off were tied to the Holy Days of Obligation: go to Church in the morning, have the rest of the day off from labor. There were also a lot of religious festivals throughout the year for Christmas, Easter, various celebrations of Saints, etc. People at said festivals spent lot of time drunk off their ass from all the ale and other drinks that were offered. Mike McShane’s thoroughly inebriated Friar Tuck (from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) wasn’t that far off from the truth.

    Now lets contrast that with my religion teacher who would talk in class about how evil The Sex Pistols were (In 1989, when the Pistols had broken up in 1978) and how Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd was the most evil song ever. I became more interested in this stuff because this lame guy was telling me how bad it was.

    • Agree: AaronB
    • Replies: @Jeff Stryker
  163. @Anonymous

    Yeah but you lived under Ayatollah.

  164. klokman says:

    “…Western people are getting stupider…”

    Poor grammar a case in point…

  165. Intelligence now is low in USA because of the Mexican immigration. If USA or CHina or Russia destroys Mexico, the world will be much better. I live in Mexico and the best thing to do to save humankind is to nuke the 7 largest Mexican cities. The most powerfuil nations must join against Mexico.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @RadicalCenter
  166. Anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @PeterGrossseGor

    Haha. It’s a valid point, actually.

  167. Flash says:

    Seems like a smart argument. But I still feel that the social interactions create the biggest impact on IQ. Then again some extremely smart people make extremely bad choices and lead them to an impoverished state.
    Think about a decision to become a real estate agent or Ph.D. in any field.
    An average IQ person will start being a realtor at age 18 and racks up volume year after year. By the age of 32 the realtor will probably have wife, kids, a good house almost all paid for and a comfortable bank account and some rentals.
    The PhD is also 32 , will have a huge debt and he will have to pay it in about 10 years.

    In terms of becoming wealthy who was the smartest here? The lower or higher IQ guy?

    It’s not that easy. Which probably means that maybe we should not look at humanity’s problems through an IQ lens.

  168. Talha says:
    @AaronB

    But to mistake this for the idea that religion isn’t supposed to make you happy is a mistake of the first order.

    Agree here – to a degree – it’s great if a religion makes you happy (or at least happy moments or times), but it’s good enough if it provides you with contentment. Happiness goes up and down, it’s very difficult to maintain it consistently all the time, but contentment of the heart – that is something that can be achieved in all circumstances. Providing this contentment (and some measure of happiness, even if for fleeting moments) is of the core purpose of religion, if it doesn’t then it is a dead carcass of a religion walking.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @AaronB
  169. Merlin says:
    @Bruce

    There are about 30 mutations between generation in humans. None of them are good.

    Have you noticed, Bruce, that your comment is ignored?

  170. AaronB says:
    @Talha

    Happiness seems to be a problematic word that people use in different ways.

    For instance, the Founders meant something quite different when they wrote about the pursuit of happiness than religions do.

    All I mean is a positive mental state that seems more fulfilling than any other, and the possession of which alone makes life worthwhile – this state can coexist with considerable physical hardship and poverty, and even psychological pain of other, lesser kinds.

    Pleasure is a similarly problematic word – I believe religion gives great pleasure, but it obviously is not the same kind of pleasure as food or sex, which are also good if not pursued excessively.

    • Agree: Talha
  171. @Truth

    Camacho was orange?

    • Replies: @Truth
  172. DR says:
    @jacques sheete

    Day care. Kids raised away from primary caregivers from 1-12 months develop poorly as a result. Moms with careers that keep them away from their child during the day harms children in the long run.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  173. DR2 says:
    @Corvinus

    Smart women don’t want kids anymore unless a day care does it for them. Smart men don’t want to do that do a child.

  174. Truth says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Dude, sometimes you guys have NO idea, how un-willfully ironic your comments are!

  175. Factorize says: • Website

    I am greatly surprised how focused the comments are on IQ decline. We are all natural born psychometricians, so there is probably no point even arguing the point: global IQ decline from an all time high has likely been underway for the last decade or so.

    However, the real story that is ignored is that the technology for large scale IQ enhancement through genetic selection is even now feasible. The entire commentary might soon shift. Instead of yet more references to dysgenics, it might soon be realized that reverse dysgenics might occur.

    The cognitive elite might not want to breed up even if there were substantial IQ benefits for their prospective children. The division of wealth that occurred when nearly all of the children of the elite survived was a driving reason that they greatly reduced their fertility rates. Yet for those of less cognitive ability, the potential to have highly intelligent children with the accompanying economic benefits will probably be highly attractive.

  176. Factorize says:
    @AaronB

    Class mobility might be an illusion, though this only means IQ meritocracy is also an allusion.
    Regression to the average definitively establishes that the most highly intelligent people do not have
    equally highly intelligent children, and conversely that those with lesser cognitive ability will have children of higher ability. Notably half of those with high genetic EA PGS scores were raised in middle SES backgrounds. Given the extremely polygenic nature of human intelligence, this is essentially a law of genetics. As seen below much of social stability relates to providing enormous life advantages to remarkably unintelligent members of the upper class. Astonishingly even those in the upper SES with -3 SD Genetic Educational Attainments PGS outachieved those in the low SES with +3 SD.

    Yet, the current research has shown us that class structure is anything but rigid and unchanging. Each generation brings an infusion of talent from the lower and middle SES.The casual impression that people have long believed to be true of permanent class stratification is simply wrong. Recent GWAS has proven this.

  177. @PeterGrossseGor

    Just don’t nuke the second-largest Mexican City, Los Angeles, because we live here too.

  178. Patricus says:
    @Partic

    I’m curious. Can a person with a 100 IQ recognize that he is smarter than his 90 IQ neighbor, or dumber than his 110 IQ neighbor?

  179. BB753 says:
    @FKA Max

    Only parts of Asia have been struck by the myopia epidemic, namely Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, etc. As far as I know, China has lower myopia rates than the West.

  180. @Divergent

    I would add religion as a contributing factor to lowering intelligence. See Dr. Albert Ellis and The Case Against Religion.

  181. Tom in AZ says:
    @free thinker

    Shhhh…don’t bring up the poisons in our high IQ trust stocks…

  182. Factorize says:
    @anon

    Drugging our children is playing the short game. Why are students and parents allowing this happen? If I were in an environment in which these human rights violations were occurring, I would simply leave and remove the government funding that the school received on my behalf.

    I have seen for myself how much better a home learning environment can be. It is very surprising to me that school systems all over the world still do not appear to be adapting to this new era of choice. I had supposed that all of the new learning choices available to students would create a healthier class environment through healthy competition.

    Yet, the school environment continues to deteriorate. This might be happening because it could be clear to everyone that the physical school has no long term future, so SJWs will merely intensify their identity politics dramatics and also pursue a short term strategy. They must realize that schools and the communities that they help create are no longer viable. Fortunately, at the end of this process children will have a much healthier environment to learn.

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