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Is anything about the average intelligence of races connected to our genetics or are the outcomes of history only due to right place, right time?
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Indians > all

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I think it has a lot to do with Asian parents.

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No but I believe different cultures instill different work ethics and ways of bringing kids up such that certain ones perform better than others. The stereotypical example here would be Asian cultures.
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Probably not by pure genetics, but by culture and upbringing.
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(Original post by Ggmu!)
Indians > all

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east asians on average are the smartest
with west europeans/north americans (on average) second
then southern south americans third
then middle easterners/north africans and indians
then africans
according to all the statistics I've seen
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In this case, nurture > nature.

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(Original post by Ggmu!)
Indians > all

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Gonna need a meaningful definition of smartness first.
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(Original post by Sunny_Smiles)
east asians on average are the smartest
with west europeans/north americans (on average) second
then southern south americans third
then middle easterners/north africans and indians
then africans
according to all the statistics I've seen
Order looks dodgy but I was kidding anyway. I think Europeans wouldn't be so high on that list in the past and Indians would be joint top with East Asians to reflect contribution to science, mathematics and the arts.

I think the list changes as the prosperity of those nations switches around.


Edit: I was joking btw in my first post lol
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(Original post by Aivicore)
In this case, nurture > nature.

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If 100 average aboriginal children (average IQ of 62) and 100 average east asian children (average IQ of 105) were both adopted at birth and raised by middle class families in the West, do you believe the outcomes would be similar for both races?
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I think it has a lot to do with Asian parents.

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There's a difference between work a lot and intelligence.
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Dat Clint Eastwood reference in the poll title. :perv:

On topic: yes, but not due to inherent differences in intelligence. Asian dudes just work harder.
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It depends how you define smart, but in the classic sense, you can't argue against the statistical evidence that some races are on average smarter. Now for the speculation... I don't believe it's to do with genes, but culture, wealth and how lucky you are to have had a good/bad education. i.e. asian parents having high expectations of their kids, and in some asian countries, people have a much better work ethic than here in the UK.
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If 100 average aboriginal children (average IQ of 62) and 100 average east asian children (average IQ of 105) were both adopted at birth and raised by middle class families in the West, do you believe the outcomes would be similar for both races?
Yes.

Though I'd be much more certain about it if they were somehow raised by the same family. There are too many variables in socialisation and importance of different aspects of intelligence, even among the middle classes, to be sure.
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If 100 average aboriginal children (average IQ of 62) and 100 average east asian children (average IQ of 105) were both adopted at birth and raised by middle class families in the West, do you believe the outcomes would be similar for both races?
Just too many variables and factors.

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If 100 average aboriginal children (average IQ of 62) and 100 average east asian children (average IQ of 105) were both adopted at birth and raised by middle class families in the West, do you believe the outcomes would be similar for both races?
It is highly probable that they would turn out similarly. Assuming that they went to the same schools had the same quality teachers, classmates, etc. Engaged in similar activities. There are so many variables when it comes to intelligence. And then of course you have to know what it is you are actually trying to identify. What kind of intelligence?
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LOL @ how the poll result is the exact opposite of the posted comments. I ****ing hate 21st century western world. When will we stop allowing political correctness be our highest priority? When did we allow evil to become stronger than us?
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(Original post by Sunny_Smiles)
east asians on average are the smartest
with west europeans/north americans (on average) second
then southern south americans third
then middle easterners/north africans and indians
then africans
according to all the statistics I've seen
Those statistics were based on a study carried out on American students. The situation here is very different. North Asian students do better at secondary school, however, Whites have a higher rate of return to higher education in later life and do vastly better at university.
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(Original post by Stephen857)
Those statistics were based on a study carried out on American students. The situation here is very different. North Asian students do better at secondary school, however, Whites have a higher rate of return to higher education in later life and do vastly better at university.
which statistics?
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