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No, you are born with certain genetically determined characteristics, like eye color, skin color, and intelligence among others.
This is completely wrong and misleading. There is no "they".
@msc545 What's wrong about it, dude? Do you not know how IQ testing works in China? It's not some kind of hippie-dippy whacked out conspiracy theory I just pulled out of my butt, it's a matter of public record, you can quite literally "google" it. This also is a matter of public record:The states with the least minorities have the highest average IQ. Here's an IQ map of Africa:
I'm a Ph. D. Psychologist, but you are right - you know so much more than i do about it.
@msc545 It would appear so! It must have been real hard to get your "piled higher and deeper" degree when you can't even check basic facts with a google search.So which school did you get your degree from and how much funding per year do they get from the CCP? www.realcleareducation.com/.../...rdue_110402.htmlwww.universityworldnews.com/post.phphttps://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/test-0Those are called, "sources." You'll notice I'm the only one posting any in this argument, but if you can claim to have a Ph. D, I can just as easily claim to be an Admiral in the Space Force, which means I outrank you.
Unfortunately you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, and no idea how IQ tests work. I love people with high school diplomas and a Google education.
@msc545 I'll TELL you how IQ tests work in China, dude. They are taken in High School, but most Chinese students don't get to go to High School, only the ones who do the best on the pre-test. The rest are consigned to laboring as peasants for the rest of their lives. And their slave labor is what helped the CCP to pay for your degree program, Doc. I love people who pay $80,000 for a shiny piece of paper to hang on their wall that guarantees they're a real smart one.
If intelligence isn't related to hereditary then why are we more intelligent than our other ape ancestors? It's only due to genetics that determine our physical qualities and that includes IQ. Different human races have different histories and different difficulties they've had to overcome to survive and based on the location certain races gained a higher evolutionary advantage in either physical strength or intelligence. For example most of the leading athletes black due to them being more physically suited for it because of evolution. Similarly most of the revolutionary inventions and engineering have been created by Asian and white people.
This is very controversial. Statistics also show that hispanics and blacks have lower IQ's than whites, but all of this may be an artifact of the test construction and/or experimenter bias or other factors not specific to the different groups. Worse, you really cannot study these questions without being subjected to heavy criticism.
And psychologist who know that IQ is one of the most reliable factors of defining life-success.
@FakeName123 Yeah, I'm a Psychologist with a Ph. D. - you are only partially right. IQ is a good predictor of academic success, which in turn is a very weak predictor of"success in life".
It also predicts income, health and other factors. The problem is that IQ isn't the only factor relevant for those. It requires another factor (s) to come along for this. For example high IQ and industriousness is obviously a lethal combination for educational and economical success.Thus IQ is often times taken with a grain of salt as a sole measurement, but that doesn't take away that IQ is a big reliable predictor anyway.
@FakeName123 I see. You think IQ is a single reliable predictor of what, exactly?
You read my mind. Was going to write the same thing in slighlty different words.
Intelligence is mostly genetical and inherited. Environmental factors can play a role, but are quite a bit smaller in comparision.
Edit: Except for malnutrition. That shit is killing braincells and an environmental factor that has a BIG impact on intelligence.
Technically, barring trauma or disease, IQ does not change significantly over one's life.
Who said anything about superior? I'm just asking about intelligence.
Who's the more intelligent raceThat's like saying, who's the superior race
My thoughts exactly