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We Am The Cleverest!

#2
Proximo said:
This picture sez we am the sum of the cleverist person on da Earth.

Me not so shure somtimes.



That is all.
Wear duz it say we iz cleverer?
 
#6
If George Dubbya were to be shot, the yanks would go straight into the green.

Its a telling tale that most of Africa is red and below (no, thats not fcuking 'racist' before some pinko skip licker jumps in).
 

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#10
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
If George Dubbya were to be shot, the yanks would go straight into the green.

Its a telling tale that most of Africa is red and below (no, thats not fcuking 'racist' before some pinko skip licker jumps in).
Something I learned at university this. The lower average IQs found in Sub-Saharan Africa appear to be mostly due to malnutrition. Specifically dietary iron defficiency in pregnant mothers and children up to the age of around 5. The proof? The "elite" of Africa are as smart as anyone (assuming education) and they have access to better diets all their lives.

Incidently the same study indicated that iron defiency was about the 7th bigest cause of death in humans worldwide by direct and indirect means. Dietary iron is RARE in subsistence level communities but almost 60% of British teenage girls were defficient in iron as well.
 
#12
Trans-sane said:
Something I learned at university this. The lower average IQs found in Sub-Saharan Africa appear to be mostly due to malnutrition. Specifically dietary iron defficiency in pregnant mothers and children up to the age of around 5. The proof? The "elite" of Africa are as smart as anyone (assuming education) and they have access to better diets all their lives. Incidently the same study indicated that iron defiency was about the 7th bigest cause of death in humans worldwide by direct and indirect means. Dietary iron is RARE in subsistence level communities but almost 60% of British teenage girls were defficient in iron as well.[/quote said:
So all we need to do is add some rust to WKD, stella etc and the chav problem is cured!!
 
#13
The map can't be accurate. Wales is green.
 
#14
Trans-sane said:
Something I learned at university this. The lower average IQs found in Sub-Saharan Africa appear to be mostly due to malnutrition. Specifically dietary iron defficiency in pregnant mothers and children up to the age of around 5. The proof? The "elite" of Africa are as smart as anyone (assuming education) and they have access to better diets all their lives.

Incidently the same study indicated that iron defiency was about the 7th bigest cause of death in humans worldwide by direct and indirect means. Dietary iron is RARE in subsistence level communities but almost 60% of British teenage girls were defficient in iron as well.
Couple of issues with this theory....

The USA has had a better Diet/Nutrition than the UK for several generations, why are they lower?

China has had various issues with its nutrition rates over the last few generations, why are they higher?

The alternative theory is that the Africans with a higher IQ are capable of ensuring that they and their familys don't go hungry.

Just a thought....

EDIT: Just noticed on the map that the lack of iron in the diet seems to of followed the decendants of africans to the carribean islands, how unlucky is that eh?
 
#17
jinxy said:
In the 70s, MIT had the highest ambiant IQ in the world.
MIT? Massachusetts Institute of Technology?
 
#18
Crash_Bandicoot said:
So all we need to do is add some rust to WKD, stella etc and the chav problem is cured!!
It won't work. Irn Bru didn't. 8)
 
#19
Hang on?! Aren't IQ tests written so that the average (mean, not median or mode) is 100?*
Also, they would be highly dependent upon literacy levels, which screws up sub-Saharan Africa (and parts of Norfolk) and presumably is what gives China its high marking.

I'd be very# interested to know the source of this data and who compiled this map, the source of their funding and whether the IQ tests were done on statistically valid samples in each country, who carried out these tests, was the same test used for each country save for translation, etc. etc.

In other words, pinch of salt (with or without iron) time.


*Within reasonable error bars etc.
#Actually, on second thoughts I wouldn't be anything more than mildly taken by it.
 
#20
Interesting discussion I've just had with the wife (school councillor), any child in the UK with a IQ of 80 or less is classed as 'special needs' and gets extra help.

According to that map all of sub - saharan africa is 'special needs'.
 

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