Hear me out. True, Sierra Leone's average IQ is only 91, which isn't that impressive at all. But what no-one seems to take into account is the massive impact which education has on one's intelligence. We know from several independently verified tests that IQ is increased by roughly 2pts per year of schooling, and potentially by far more at higher standards of education (such as those available across most of Europe, North America and the Far East)- and we also know that receiving a formal education can accelerate the rate of cognitive development by as much as a third. Now, bearing that in mind, let's compare the map and figures for the world's IQ levels- https://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=36156 - with the map and figures for the levels of financial investment in education across the world- http://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=19203.
Taking into account all that we know about how profoundly education and the quality of it affects IQ levels, we surprisingly find that White Europeans actually have the some of the lowest levels of natural intelligence of any people on earth. When one removes the IQ increase provided by the duration and standards of the average Norwegian's formal education, their natural IQ would stand at a mere 48. That of the average US of American would stand at a pitiful 47, while South Korea's would be roughly 49; the lowest in the world, that of St Lucia, would be a meagre 42.
Most other countries' natural IQ's sit at around this same level once the IQ increase provided by varying lengths and levels of education is removed from the equation. But there's one massive outlier right at the top, with the highest natural IQ in the world by a 20pt margin- Sierra Leone's is a whopping 85, in spite of Sierra Leone being among the most malnourished nations on earth, and having the lowest life expectancy in the world. Why do you think this is? Is it survival of the fittest, racial supremacy, or something else?
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My wife is from Sierra Leone, and I think your observation is probably well-founded. She was a single-parent mother and buth her children not only excelled in sports, but also achieved Masters Degrees. Additionally, I'm well integrated into the local Sierra Leone community, and am highly impressed by the higher education achievements of the great majority of these people. Must be something in the water!2