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  •  Richwine's paper argues that IQ is 100% genetic (0+ / 0-)

    And that a non-existent race (Hispanic, which is not a race, but an ethnicity comprising people of many races) is of genetically low intelligence.

    •  Like Sullivan, I didn't read Richwine's paper (0+ / 0-)

      Richwine's willingness to post at white supremacist websites makes his views on this subject too biased to seriously consider what he states.

      With that said, you need to perhaps consider getting different sources for your news.  As I surmised before this last post, neither Sullivan, Richwine or the Bell Curve comes anywhere close to saying that IQ is 100% genetic.

      Since you continue to state this I quickly went to the internet and found this quote:

      Richwine said lower IQs among Hispanics in the U.S. were caused in part by genetics, though he said that "the extent of [genetic] impact is hard to determine."

      If you are going to websites that push an agenda at risk of the truth, you might want to reconsider going to those sites.  There is probably plenty to laugh at and ridicule about Richwine's dissertation (especially his conclusions) without stating an obvious falsehood that he claimed that IQ was 100 percent genetic.

      We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

      by theotherside on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:55:53 AM PDT

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      •  Go read the paper. (1+ / 0-)
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        He dismisses all evidence regarding environmental influence - so while he makes a minor acknowledgement at the beginning that the extent of genetic influence is hard to determine, he spends the entire paper "proving" that it's genetic.

        Since you admit you haven't read it, I have no need to continue this conversation. I have read it.

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