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Back to basics:

Are there countries with low average scores that tear up the technological track? Mostly not ā€“ generally, fairly high average IQ seems to be a prerequisite for creativity in science and mathematics. Necessary, although not sufficient: bad choices (Communism), having the world kick you in the crotch (Mongols), or toxic intellectual fads can all make smart peoples unproductive. […] The exceptions, such as they are, seem to be a result of strong population substructure. India has a low average IQ, but there are distinct subpopulations (castes) that apparently have much higher IQ ā€“ although Iā€™d love to see some decent studies on this. With numbers. …

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July 11, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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