Thursday, October 25, 2007

oh well.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071025/ap_on_sc/controversial_scientist

no more controvercial than saying we evolved from monkeys.............

try saying that out loud.

6 comments:

BBC said...

I have to generalize of course, but some blacks make all of them look bad. The best way to work on that problem is for the good blacks to work on shaping up the bad blacks, help lift them up.

And blacks in Africa are different than blacks in America. But it would take a book to try to sort all that out.

dr.alistair said...

pre-cisely.

but to vilify the pre-eminent genetic researcher for commenting on the obvious is exactly why i have no time for politics.

these people aren`t looking for answers or solutions, merely adding to the chaos.

Anonymous said...

r blacks mentally inferior?

dr.alistair said...

that is a rather general question.

watson`s statements, the ones that got him into somuch trouble, were stating the globally obvious.

the problem is that there are studies eveywhere that support what watson has said, but also the opposite.

but to adress the term "mentally inferior".

there are so many aspects of mental functioning.

different types of inteligence for coping with different environments.

take a stockbroker from manhatten and put him in the jungle of borneo and guaranteed he will eat the wrong thing or get bitten by something or fall down a hole in a short period of time.

and the same is true of the native of that same junge if you ask him to suggest which bonds are best suited to your portfolio.

the type of intelligence modern technological humans are refering to when they talk about mental testing is the ability to function in our society.

over generations immigrants have come here looking for a better life and most find a good quality of existance here, but unfortunately blacks haven`t risen with this tide even though the families of some have been here since the pioneer days.

there are so many issues here that it is difficult to adress in a short response and so it is diffucult to say with certainty that it is a mental inferiority, but it is obvious that something inate doesn`t allow them to adapt to modern society here.

dr.alistair said...

http://www.skepdic.com/iqrace.html

this goes to my point.

dr.alistair said...

http://skepdic.com/comments/iqracecom2.html

and delightfully.......because people are amusing.